Apply to participate in Fittest Loser 2019

Updated 12/30/2018 11:29 AM

The Daily Herald is accepting applications for both the Fittest Loser Challenge and the Fittest Loser At Work Challenge.

For the individual competition, the Daily Herald will select five contestants, who will receive 12 weeks of free instruction from a personal trainer from Push Fitness in Schaumburg. The program pairs each contestant with an individual trainer for one-on-one workouts, as well as group "boot camp" sessions. Contestants will work out three days a week at Push Fitness in Schaumburg. Participants will be featured in before and after photos, plus stories highlighting their progress. The Fittest Loser winner will be chosen based on percentage of weight lost.

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In the At Work Challenge, teams compete against other teams in the friendly, 12-week competition that runs parallel to the Fittest Loser Challenge from February to May. The winning team will receive a donation to the charity of its choice, as well as individual prizes. The team scoring offers a bit of privacy -- no individual weights are ever published.

To apply for either of the Fittest Loser programs, go to The deadline to apply is Jan. 11, 2019.

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