The competition is a twelve week competition to see which group of five can lose the most weight, the grand prize being five thousand dollars.
A team doesn’t have to lose the most weight to win money.
If a team loses an average of six percent of their body weight they get a portion of a twenty thousand dollar pool.
"Doing it on my own doesn’t work, unfortunately. The monetary value is a great extra incentive, but I think the motivation from my co- workers is even more, because we're watching what each other does," said competitor Marlene Anderson.
The main goal of the competition is to motivate people to start being healthier.