How To Join
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 Guidelines For Participation.
How to Sign Up
Step 1 – Register yourself and your team member. You have to provide information for both team members before you can submit the registration. There is no cost to participate in the competition or to register.
Step 2 – Print the registration confirmation and take it with you to the weigh-in site during weigh-in week (January 20-26) for the coordinator to fill in your beginning weight.
Step 3 – Print these Guidelines For Participation and review them to ensure you know what to do.
Step 4 – If you’re weighing in at your company, church, etc., check with your local coordinator for the days and times to weigh in. If you need to weigh in at a public site, visit Weigh-In Sites in mid-January to find a site near you. Sites will have different weigh-in times and days, but all weigh-ins have to be done between January 20 and 26 … no exceptions.
Step 5 – Start getting healthy. Beginning in February, you will receive confirmation of your participation, along with your first health tips in a series of weekly health tips.
Scale Back Alabama (SBA) is a free statewide weight-loss campaign designed to encourage Alabamians to get healthy and to have fun while doing it. Since the first challenge 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.