Scale Back Alabama

2019 Save the Dates

January 15 (Tuesday) – Kick-Off Event
January 21-27 (Monday-Sunday) – Weigh-In Week
April 1-7 (Monday-Sunday) – Weigh-Out Week
April 17 (Tuesday) – Final Event and Cash Prize Drawings

About Us

Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free statewide weight-loss program designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first competition in 2007, Alabamians have lost more than one million pounds!

Scale Back Alabama is designed to address the state’s challenge with obesity; however, we caution individuals to check with their health care provider before beginning a new exercise or diet regimen.

2018 Committee

  • Alabama Department of Environmental Management
  • Alabama Department of Public Health
  • Alabama Hospital Association
  • Baptist Health, Montgomery
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Business Council of Alabama
  • City of Montgomery
  • East Alabama Medical Center
  • Fresh Air Family
  • Governor’s Commission on Physical Fitness and Sports
  • Huntsville Hospital
  • St. Vincent’s Health System
  • UAB Health System

Scale Back Alabama App

The Scale Back Alabama app is available for Android and Apple mobile devices. Download the FREE app from Google Play or Apple Store today. Continue to use the app even after the competition is complete. Learn more.

2018 Final Event

Congratulations to everyone who participated!

Watch the Final Event on YouTube
View photos of the Final Event
Read who won the team and individual prizes

100 Alabama Miles Challenge


Looking for a new healthy challenge now that the Scale Back Alabama competition is over? Check out the 100 Alabama Miles Challenge, which encourages you to walk, run, hike, bike, swim, paddle, ride or roll 100 miles each year. Learn more at