TOLEDO, Ohio — I'm Kelly Heidbreder, your host for this exciting, life-changing journey that you're now on! Super Fitness and I have been working with hundreds of people in northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan for over 11 years, helping people lead a healthier lifestyle.  .

This weight loss challenge began in 2008. NBC's Biggest Loser program swept me off my feet, and as a TV anchor and reporter in Toledo, I wanted to do the same thing with friends and family right here at home. I approached Mercy Hospital as a medical expert for the fledgling competition and they happened to be running a similar program with their nursing staff. So, we came up with a structure to follow three of their nurses on their weight-loss journey over six months. 

During that time, I coached the ladies, set them up with trainers at Super Fitness and Toledo's most successful television weight loss program was born.

Since then, we have helped guide thousands of people to a healthier lifestyle. Combined, our challenger group loses literally over a ton of weight each season. Some of our top weight loss challengers have lost over 100 pounds during this journey. Our contestants walk away with new hope, a brighter outlook on life and become a family, making friendships that last a lifetime. The champ also walks away with thousands of dollars in prizes.

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WTOL's Kelly Heidbreder, Jordan Swick, Tracie Dayton, and Victoria Dugger at Super Fitness.
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Hundreds sign up each year, weigh in, workout, eat healthier and lose weight. Even though this is an elimination program, many of the contestants stick with the program until the finale just because we have so much fun and they are building confidence each time we get together.

I can't wait to continue to lift you up and keep you motivated. Our Weight Loss Challenge Team takes you to fun places around northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan, pushing you harder than you have ever been pushed before. We want to nudge you out of that comfort zone and help guide you to better eating habits and a solid workout routine that you will stick with for the rest of your life.

Look for more details to come!

This is your life. This is your year. This is your day. Let's make the change together!

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