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Wellmark looks for central Iowans to 'Whip It 180' with The Biggest Loser at-home winner Rebecca Meyer
February 11, 2011

Are you ready to whip your life into shape?


The Whip It 180 Fitness Challenge, sponsored by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield, is looking for central Iowans who want to whip their bodies into shape and begin to make a 180-degree change in their health status over a five-week period.


Finalists will train with Rebecca Meyer

The four Finalists selected to participate will receive everything they need to train at home for five weeks – including personal and online training with Des Moines native and The Biggest Loser alumnus Rebecca Meyer. Finalists will also participate with Rebecca in the Grand Blue Mile street run April 26.


Meyer, who appeared on The Biggest Loser in 2009, lost almost half of her body weight through the experience. She lost 73 pounds in 10 weeks during the show, and an additional 68 pounds once she returned home, more than enough to win the show’s $100,000 at-home prize.


Meyer now channels her energies into personal training, combating childhood obesity, and working with youth to develop life skills around nutrition, weight management and fitness.


Enter online through March 12

Entrants can register for the Whip It 180 Fitness Challenge at A panel of judges will select 12 Semi-Finalists from everyone who registers. The public will then vote from March 13-19 for the four Finalists that will compete in the Challenge. The four Finalists will begin training March 21.


For more information on the Challenge, visit For more information, or to register for the Grand Blue Mile street run, visit


Contact Wellmark Media Relations

Traci McBee
Phone: 515-376-4338


Teresa Roof
Phone: 515-376-5869


1331 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-2901

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