The University of Texas at Arlington

Staff Advisory Council

SAC SLIMDOWN 2015

The 2015 SAC SlimDown is here!

Achieve it! That is what the Staff Advisory Council (SAC) wants you to do. SAC is encouraging all UT Arlington staff to live a healthier lifestyle by participating in its annual SAC SlimDown campaign. SAC has partnered with the University Wellness Committee this year and has generated a fun, active, "revamped" approach to losing weight. This includes new Wellness Points and free temporary passes to the Mac  ( for new members only* for the duration of the SlimDown). Sessions will cover topics like weight management, eating patterns, exercises, and other health informative areas. Wellness Points earned "convert" to pounds lost; however, the maximum points that can be achieved during the campaign are ten (one per week). Weekly notices and campaign information can be obtained on the SlimDown Sharepoint site: https://collab.sp.uta.edu/sac/slimdown/SitePages/Home.aspx 

Resources on this site are to help motivate and guide participants to a successful and healthier lifestyle.

Challenge yourself to live a better lifestyle and get your coworkers involved.  Here is how the SAC SlimDown works:

1 - Register your team. Each team needs 3-6 members, and teams are asked to designate a team captain.  Each participant must sign the participation waiver.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A TEAM - YOU CAN STILL PARTICIPATE!  Email SAC Slimdown at slimdown@uta.edu. Registration is May 1st to May 14th.

2 - Initial weigh-ins need to be done May18th - May 20th, Weigh-in stations are located at the MAC (12pm to 6pm) and Health Center (8am to 4:30pm).

3 - Take your group's before picture and submit to SAC Slimdown at slimdown@uta.edu no later than May 29th.

**Prizes for creative team names and pictures!**

4 - SAC will send weekly notices of programs and resources available to you - to help you better your lifestyle. 

5 - Closing weigh-outs need to be done August 5th-7th. (at the MAC or Health Center)

6 - Take team after picture and submit to SAC Slimdown at slimdown@uta.edu  after August 7th.

7 - Celebrate your achievements!!!!! -- attend the SAC Slimdown reception August 21st, time tba.  At the reception, enjoy refreshments, prize ceremony and the 'goodies' for all participants.  Winners will be recognized in the following categories:

  • Team for greatest percentage of weight loss
  • Creativity (Before Pictures, After Pictures, and Team Name)
  • Overall Fitness (Earning of Wellness Points, etc.)
  • Individual weight loss (percentage of pounds lost)

Together we can...........ACHIEVE IT! For further questions about the SAC Slimdown, email SAC Slimdown at slimdown@uta.edu

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

Disclaimer: For award eligibility, you must participate in the weigh-ins. Also, since Faculty/Staff are no longer eligible to be treated at the Health Center, the Health Center will serve only as a weigh-in location. Participants cannot be seen for blood pressure, etc. Additionally, patients at the Health Center will be seen first which may result in a short wait to weigh-in if the staff is busy.