Join – Scale Back Alabama

How To Join

Scale Back Alabama 2017 has concluded. You can still utilize our Health Tips and Resources, and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter. The 2018 competition begins in January with Weigh-In Week (January 22-28) and ends in April. Participants can come back to this site the first of December to sign up to participate.


Scale Back Alabama participants must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Live or work in Alabama
  • Be on a team of two individuals (no more, no less!)
  • Register online or visit an official weigh-in site

For more information about participating in Scale Back Alabama, read our 2017 Guidelines For Participation (2018 Guidelines coming soon).


Scale Back Alabama teams must be made up of two people – no more, and no less! Both team members will be asked to weigh in (and weigh out) together at the same weigh-in site at the same time. If someone on your team is from another part of the state, make sure they can be with your team at those times. Teams must begin and end the contest with the same members – no substitution is allowed. If a team member drops out for any reason, the team will be disqualified from the grand prize drawing. However, individuals who lose at least 10 pounds will be eligible for individual prizes.


If you’d like to have your organization participate as an official Scale Back Alabama weigh-in site, visit Weigh-In Sites for information and instructions. Please note: This program is for organizations and employees within the state of Alabama only. 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.