The University of Texas at Arlington

Staff Advisory Council

SAC SLIMDOWN 2013

ACCESS THE SLIMDOWN SHAREPOINT SITE! https://collab.sp.uta.edu/sac/slimdown and the blog is https://collab.sp.uta.edu/sac/slimdown/slimdownblog

The 2013 SAC SlimDown is here!  Combining efforts with the University Wellness Committee, the revamped program includes "Wellness Points," education on what resources are available, weigh-ins at the beginning and end only, and much more.  Challenge yourself to live a better lifestyle and get your coworkers involved.  Here is how the SAC SlimDown works:

1 - Register your team by clicking here. Each team needs 5 members, and teams are asked to designate a team captain.  Each participant must sign the participation waiver, which is available here.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A TEAM - YOU CAN STILL PARTICPATE!  Email Amy Reece at areece@uta.edu and be included on the Team Mavericks.

2 - Initial weigh-ins need to be done May 1st-May 3rd.  Weigh-in stations are located at the MAC and Health Center.

3 - Take your group's before picture and submit to Amy Reece at areece@uta.edu by no later than May 10th.

**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-ins July 8th-10th. 

6 - Take team after picture and submit to Amy Reece at areece@uta.edu after July 10th.

7 - Celebrate your achievements -- attend the SAC Slimdown reception July 18th at 5 p.m. at the MAC.  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
  • Team for greatest number of pounds lost
  • Creativity (Before and After Pictures,Team Name)
  • Overall Fitness (Earning of Wellness Points, etc.)
  • Individual weight loss (percentage of pounds lost)

ACHIEVE IT! For further questions about the SAC Slimdown, email Athena Seaton at seaton@uta.edu.

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.