March 8, 2024

Impact’s Weight Loss Challenge Winners 2024

Pictured left to right are: Lynn Peterson, Connie Atkinson, Rod Jones, Sara Brown, and Jesse Cornell. Not pictured: Cheyenne Kickhaefer.


Impact Sports and Fitness in Abilene once again held its Weight Loss Challenge to begin the New Year. This year’s contest took place from January 8th to March 1st. There were two divisions, men and women, and winners were awarded based on the percentage of body weight lost during the eight-week program. The top prize for each division was $250 plus 10 classes at Impact Sports and Fitness, followed by $150 plus 10 classes for second place, and 20 classes for third place. Anita Larson, Impact Sports and Fitness Manager and Trainer, led the program. Other trainers and class instructors involved in the “challenge” included Maurice Flynn, Alecia Sare, and Carisa Huntwork.

For the women’s division, the first place winner, Cheyenne Kickhaefer, had a 5.92% weight loss. Connie Atkinson, second place, had a 4.79% weight loss, and Sara Brown finished in third place with a 2.33% weight loss.

For the men’s division, the first place winner, Rod Jones, had a 17.35% weight loss. Lynn Peterson, second place, had a 14.29% weight loss, and Jesse Cornell finished in third place with a 13.13% weight loss.

“The new structure of the ‘challenge’ was a breath of fresh air, especially with using our own classes as part of the program,” said Larson. “Even though we had a smaller group participating this year, the friendly competition was intense and the participants pushed themselves in many ways to lose some weight.”

Impact Sports and Fitness, in Abilene, sponsors the Weight Loss Challenge annually. For more information, call 785-263-3888, or find them online at and on Facebook and Instagram.



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