Courtesy of EDGE

EDGE looking for Ballard's biggest loser

It's not often people will fight to be a loser, but that is about to change. EDGE Personal Training in Ballard is launching a contest to give locals a chance to lose big while winning big.

EDGE's Ballard Fitness Fest, a three-month contest to see how much weight and inches contestants can lose, starts Feb. 22.

It costs $10 to enter, and there are more than $650 dollars worth of prizes.

Anyone living or working in Ballard, or surrounding communities, is eligible. To enter, call EDGE Personal Training between Feb. 22 and March 5 for a fitness assessment.

Contest participants spend the next three months working off the extra weight, either on their own or with an EDGE personal trainer.

The final re-testing will be done May 17 to May 27. The winner will be determined by who lost the most body fat, inches and weight.

The winner will be announced the first week of June.

Judges will give the winner, or loser in this case, a $250 gift certificate to the Ballard business of their choice. The winner also receives three free training sessions with an EDGE personal trainer ($225 value).

The second-place contestants wins a $100 dollar gift certificate to the Ballard business of his or her choice.

Third-place winner receives a $50 Ballard business gift certificate.

A fourth-place finish means a $25 dollar gift certificate.

Everyone who enters qualifies for a 10 percent discount on regular-price training sessions at EDGE, located at 2821 N.W. Market St.

In a press release, owner Erik Hroncich said the contest is a way to give back to the community that has been his adopted home for more than seven years.

"I just want to thank everyone who has supported me in owning my own business and give them a chance to achieve their dream," Hroncich said in the press release.

Contest rules are posted on

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