The University of Texas at Arlington

Staff Advisory Council

SAC Slimdown

SAC Summer Slimdown 2017

May 17-July 12

Challenge yourself and your coworkers to live a better lifestyle!

The UTA Staff Advisory Council is encouraging all UTA staff to live a healthier lifestyle by participating in the annual SAC Summer Slimdown campaign. SAC has partnered with the University Wellness Committee to create a fun, active and "revamped" approach to losing weight. For the duration of the Slimdown participants will receive free temporary access* the Maverick Activities Center, as well as exercise class passes.

Teams participating in the Blazing Race can automatically sign up for the SAC Slimdown as well. Sign up for the Blazing Race here

Weekly notices and campaign information can be obtained on the Slimdown Sharepoint site. The site also feature resources to help motivate and guide participants to a successful and healthier lifestyle. Access the SAC Slimdown Sharepoint folder here

Here is how the SAC Slimdown works: 

1) Register your team by May 11. Each team needs 2-6 members and a designated team captain. Individuals can participate by emailing

2) Each participant must sign a participation waiver

3) Initial weigh ins must be completed May 12-16 at the UTA Health Center. 

4) Take a "before" picture of your group and place in your team's Slimdown Sharepoint folder anytime between May 22-25. 

5) SAC will send weekly notices of programs and resources to help better your lifestyle. 

6) The final weigh out needs to completed July 13-14 at UTA Health Center. 

7) Take an "after" picture and place in your team's Slimdown Sharepoint folder by July 19 at 5 p.m. 

8) Celebrate your achievements at the SAC Slimdown reception at 11:30 a.m. on August 4 in the MAC. Winners will be recognized in the following categories: 

-Greatest weight loss percentage - team

-Greatest weight loss percentage - individual

-Creativity (Before pictures, after pictures and team name)

-Overall participation

Together we can achieve it

For further questions about the SAC Slimdown, email

*Current paying members of the MAC are not eligibile for a refund if participating in the SAC Slimdown. 

**For award eligibility, you must participate in the weigh ins. The Center no longer treats staff/faculty and will only serve as a weigh in location. Additionally, student patients at the Health Center will be seen first. This may result in a short wait to weigh in.