First Female 'Biggest Loser' To Appear in Health Promotion Event
With the recently concluded fifth season of The Biggest Loser, we saw the first female loser to win the reality series, which has become an inspiration for more and more people to get on the fitness bandwagon.  In fact, season 6 is coming to NBC this summer.

The biggest accomplishment this season, however, is that of Ali Vincent, who joined the show with a strong determination to win the game.  Win, she did, and now that she has come off it as a "whole new woman," Ali, along with her mother Bette Sue Birkland, is ready to promote physical wellness to the rest of America.  In fact, she will be participating in an event that aims to promote fitness and health.

"My physical being is a direct representation of what I feel inside, which is strong and confident and beautiful," Vincent said in a recent interview with Today.  She does hope that this may serve as an inspiration for the whole world to make a move to better one's physical health.

To raise awareness on this issue, Ali Vincent and Bette Sue Birkland will be part of the Fit City Challenge event sponsored by the City of Mesa Parks Recreation and Commercial Facilities Department.  The event will be held tomorrow, April 26, Saturday at the Hohokam Stadium, 1235 North Center Street.  Registration for the challenge begins at 9am, and events will take place at 9:45am.

Ali Vincent, who lost almost fifty percent of her body weight during her stint on season 5 of The Biggest Loser, will be joining her mother, Betty Sue to do an introduction at the event.

"We hope their stories will help motivate our community to lead healthier lives," Parks Recreation and Commercial Facilities Director Rhett Evans said.

Tomorrow's event will feature activities such as training like a Major League ball player, including 7th inning stretch, running the bases, Obstacle course, Stroller Strides, warning-track walks up to 3K and outfield workouts.  Moreover, warm up and fitness stations are provided and monitored by TEAMCORE fitness.

Aside from the fitness related activities, participants and guests are also invited to visit the “Man’s Best Friend” car show sponsored by the Foundation for Mesa Parks and Recreation.

Other sponsors for the Fit City Challenge include Allegiant Air, the East Valley Tribune, Fitness Works and Fox10.  For more information regarding the event or if you'd like to become part of this life-changing experience, log on to or call 480-644-2863.

-Valerie Anne del Castillo, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
Source:, Today/MSNBC
(Photo courtesy of NBC)