Pine Bluff Arsenal’s Recreation Services will sponsor a “Biggest Loser” Weight Loss Challenge Jan. 8 through March 30. The program is open to the public.

“This program is designed to promote, encourage and motivate individuals towards a healthier, more positive lifestyle,” according to a news release.

Information will be provided on fitness activities, good nutrition, fitness education and motivation.

Participants must be registered. After registration is complete, each participant will have a card that will be issued and must be kept throughout the challenge. Once a week, weigh-ins and body fat percentage measurements will be taken. These will be strictly confidential. Weigh-ins will be done from 6 to 9 a.m., and 1 to 4 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Participants will be required to workout at least four times a week for 30 minutes or for 45 minutes three times a week. To receive credit for each workout, participants must have Kathy Berry, fitness instructor, or a member of the recreation services staff sign the participant card. Participants will meet with Berry once a week to go over any concerns or questions about the program.

At the end of the program, the total amount of weight (pounds and body fat percentage and inches) lost per participant will be calculated for a final score.

Registration is currently open. The cost is $100 per participant and everyone must have a Family Morale, Welfare and Recreation card to participate.

For information about this program, call Kathy Berry at 540-3621 or visit the Arsenal’s Fitness Center. Current holiday hours are 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fridays. The center is closed Saturday and Sunday.