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Rec the Scale Challenge returning to RLC after holiday break

If getting in shape and losing those extra holiday pounds are on your to-do list for the new year, then Rend Lake College has a challenge for you. The Rec and the Aquatic Center are again partnering for the second annual Rec the Scale Challenge.


Starting Friday, Jan. 5, contest participants of any age will weigh in at the Rec and begin the 12-week challenge to lose the highest percentage of body weight. For a $30 fee, participants can utilize the Rec and Aquatic Center on the Ina campus at their leisure during this time. The individual with the highest percentage of body weight lost will be the winner and will receive a cash prize.


Weigh-ins will be held every other Friday at the Rec, except for the final weigh-in scheduled for Wednesday, March 28. Weigh-ins are mandatory. In the event of a tie, a one-week extension will be given to the tied contestants. The Rec is open for weigh-ins and workouts from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday through Friday.


The Aquatic Center is available for open swim Monday through Thursday 6:30 – 9 a.m. and 11 – 2:30 p.m., Friday 6:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. – Noon. Additional spinning classes will be available for contestants for an additional $5 fee per day.


For more information about the competition, contact Rec Director Tyler O’Daniel at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1279 or [email protected], or Aquatic Center Coordinator Laura Johnston at Ext. 1207 or [email protected]. For questions about the spinning class, contact Spinning Instructor Larry Williams at 618-231-4899 or [email protected]. Registration for the REC the Scale Challenge must be done in person at the Rec or Aquatic Center.