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.

2016 Dates

  • Kick-Off: January 8
  • Weigh-In Week: January 25-31
  • Weigh-Out Week: April 11-17
  • Final Event: April 29

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Registration is closed for the 2016 Scale Back Alabama competition. If you did not register in time, we hope you will follow along this year, and make sure to check back in 2017 to participate.

Scale Back Alabama App
The new Scale Back Alabama app is now available for Android and Apple mobile devices. Download the FREE app from Google Play or Apple Store today. Learn more.

Kick-Off & Guinness World Record Attempt
Watch 2016 Scale Back Alabama Kick-Off  YouTube | Windows Media | Real Player

Thanks to everyone who volunteered their time and weight at the Kick-Off and Guinness World Record Attempt! Check out: Alabamians Break World Record for the Most People on One Scale.
Photos for Media: Download Zip File