Arapahoe Y Facility Notice: Basketball gym and group exercise studio will be closed 8am-10pm, Sept 19-23. The Spirit, Mind, Body Studio will be closed 8am-10pm, Sept 20-24. Locker rooms will be closed all day, Sept 21-22. Stairway closed Sept 19, 7-10pm.


You probably have a lot of questions about this little journey we are about to start together. And you should. It’s exciting and new and potentially quality-of-life changing. Here are some of the common questions and answers about the Best Ever Weight Loss Challenge.

What if I don’t want to join the Best Every Weight Loss Challenge Facebook Group? Or I don’t have a Facebook profile?

You can still participate in the challenge without being on Facebook, but you will miss the majority of coaching benefits. 

What if I don’t need to lose weight, but want to join the fun and reach other health goals?

Anyone can play! The main prizes given will be for reductions in body fat, weight and waist circumference — but there will be plenty of support, motivation and education provided for all who wish to participate.

What if I sign-up at Mapleton, but do need to do my workouts at Arapahoe and I want to do my assessment at Longmont?

No problem. The directors will be coaching together on the Facebook site, so you will get information from all three. The location will be used primarily for the drawings.

What are the prizes?

  • Those who lost the most body fat percentage will enter a drawing to win $250 (2 cash prizes; one for the male winner and one for the female winner)
  • Those who lost the most weight will enter a drawing to win a quarterly YMCA adult membership (2 prizes)
  • Those who decreased their waist circumference the most will enter a drawing to win a $50 program voucher  (2 prizes will be given)

What if I don’t want to do the assessments?

If you do not wish to participate in the assessments, no problem. You will not be eligible for the grand prizes at the victory celebration — but you will get all of the other benefits. 

What is the eating plan associated with BEWLC?

You will not be provided a specific eating plan for the BEWLC. Instead, you will be given the tools and motivation to create your own healthy habits and eating plan based on your goals and lifestyle.

Do I check in personally with my coach along the way? 

There will be several opportunities to check-in (and workout with) your coaches along the way. Midway through the program, you will be invited to do a mid-point assessment if you are interested.

The flyer says the BEWLC is valued at $399. What does that mean?

The fitness assessments, T-shirts, prizes and hours of online coaching via Facebook will give you more than $399 worth of tools to help you reach your goals. 

How often will we meet up as a group to workout?

Through the challenge, you will meet many friends and trainers and learn about many class options. Your coach will set-up weekly times to get together, but you can also self organize using the Facebook group.