UAB Medical West is once again proud to be an official Weigh-In Site for Scale Back Alabama. Starting the week of January 20th, local residents are invited to sign up for a statewide weight loss contest called “Scale Back Alabama”. The annual 10-week competition encourages Alabamians to lose weight, exercise, establish healthy lifestyle habits and have fun while doing it. Last year’s campaign drew in residents from nearly every county in the state, totaling more than 18,000 people, with a collective reported weight loss of over sixty-thousand pounds.


“The new year is an ideal time for people to establish better habits and make improved lifestyle changes which will result in the enhancement of overall personal health,” said Christina Bunn, UAB Medical West Marketing Director. “Scale Back Alabama makes getting healthy easy and fun. All you have to do to participate in the contest is find three individuals to be on your team and come to UAB Medical West on January 21st or January 23rd to register and weigh in. The contest is free and there are cash prize drawings at the end.”


 Scale Back Alabama involves teams of two people, who are challenged to lose at least 10 pounds each over a 10-week time period in order to be qualified for one of three grand prizes. At the final event on April 16th, three team names will be drawn with the first team winning $1,000 per team member, the second team winning $500 per team member, and the third team winning $250 per team member. In addition, all individuals who lose at least 10 pounds will be included in a drawing for one of 40 achievement prizes of $100 per person, regardless of their team’s achievement. 

UAB Medical West is once again encouraging employees and residents in surrounding communities to participate. The hospital will serve as an official weigh-in site on the following dates and times:


Tuesday, January 21st:

7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m

Physician Dining Room - Level C of Professional Building


Thursday, January 23rd:

1:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

Physician Dining Room - Level C of Professional Building


To participate or for more information on “Scale Back Alabama,” please contact UAB Medical West Employee Health Coordinator, Ashley King at (205) 481-7357 or log onto