Joan Smyth and Barbara Beachman, from Nymboida, weigh in at the Biggest Loser training at Memorial Park, Grafton.
Joan Smyth and Barbara Beachman, from Nymboida, weigh in at the Biggest Loser training at Memorial Park, Grafton.

Valley's Biggest Loser's weigh in

IN a battle for the title of the ‘Valley’s Biggest Loser’, more than 46 contestants of this year’s Rotary competition weighed in during a training session in Grafton last week, dropping a combined weight loss of 174 kilograms.

While some individuals and team players are keeping their weight loss figures close to their chest until final weigh-in day, others are more than happy to share their tricks.

Joan Smyth and Barbara Beachman, from Nymboida, have paired up to take on the remaining challengers and said they have a slightly different training method to most.

“Our dogs are our trainers,” the duo said.

Restricted by injury, Joan and Barbara don’t join the other contestants in weekly training sessions, instead walk with their pet dogs at Nymboida to stay fit and lose weight.

Together they have so far lost a combined weight total of nine kilograms.



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