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Inaugural Biggest Winner to be announced Friday



After 10 long weeks of grueling training, strict diets and sore bodies, Christina Botnen, Katie La Pointe and Kim Tracy have reached the end of The Biggest Winner — the Saint Mary’s Center for Health & Fitness’ 10-week weight-loss challenge.

The three women began their journey to better health and fitness on Jan. 2, and through their loss of weight and inches, they have gained strength and confidence.

“Their transformation has been day and night,” said Tasha Rossi, the certified personal trainer at Saint Mary’s Center for Health & Fitness who trains the three women. They’ve improved not only in the sheer numbers like weight lost, inches lost, stamina gained and strength gained, but they’ve all been equipped to succeed even past this competition. That’s what makes it so rewarding, is to see them with the tools to keep this going for the rest of their lives.”

The grand winner of the challenge will be announced Friday, March 8, at 5:30 p.m. at the Saint Mary’s Center for Health & Fitness lobby.

As part of the competition, the three women received free membership, personal training, nutrition consultation and support group help through the 10 weeks. The three women will have their hair done for the press conference courtesy of Salon Lux on 100 California Ave.

About Saint Mary’s Center for Health & Fitness

Creating the right environment for success is what the Center for Health and Fitness is all about. When it comes to fitness, you need a variety of high-quality exercise equipment, room to move, qualified personnel to help you, and the assurance that things will be clean and working properly. You don’t need to be concerned about lifting mega weights, looking great in spandex or wondering what to do next. At the center, we’ll introduce you to a higher standard of fitness. For more information & a complimentary 3-day guest pass, visit www.saintmarysfitness.com.

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center

Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center based in Reno, Nev. is a 380-bed acute care hospital offering inpatient, outpatient and wellness services. Nationally recognized and accredited by the Joint Commission, Saint Mary’s offers a robust line of services including a top-rated Center for Cancer featuring the region’s only CyberKnife radiosurgery delivery system, state-of-the-art William N. Pennington Emergency Room and Senior ER and a Heart and Vascular Institute dedicated to long-term wellness. The health system also operates a fully-integrated Medical Group with six primary care offices, four urgent care facilities and two retail clinics and a state-of-the-art Center for Health & Fitness. As a long-standing community partner, Saint Mary’s is dedicated to ensuring the health and wellness of northern Nevada remains strong. For more information, visit www.saintmarysreno.com.



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