Pioneer Memorial Hospital Completes 6th Annual DXA Fat Loss / Weight Loss Challenge

At the beginning of this year, Pioneer Memorial Hospital embarked on an adventure inspired by our “Community Health Needs Assessment”. The details of this assessment can be found at

The beginning of this year, we began a three month community challenge for participants to try and reduce the amount of fat percentages of their body along with other body improvements. The goal of this challenge was to inspire and motivate our community to eat healthy and exercise.

Approximately 60 community members participated, with 20 returning for a 2nd scan to take advantage of our contest to win prizes and better their health. Each challenger was given a Total Body DXA scan at the start of the competition as well as at the end of the competition. This scan gives a very precise measurement of total body composition and muscle to fat ratios. The beginning scan was compared with the last scan and we had some amazing results.

This year, the following cash prizes were awarded:
DXA Scan Most Fat Loss by Percentage -$150 Cash Prize
DXA Scan Most Fat Loss -$50 Cash Prize
DXA Scan Highest Muscle Gain by Percentage - $50 Cash Prize
Most Weight Loss by Percentage -$100 Cash Prize
Most Weight Loss Overall - $100 Cash Prize

Overall, the total changes in those who returned for a 2nd scan equaled 107.91 pounds of fat loss alone totaling a 4.08% percentage of fat loss. There was a 3.97% decrease in the percentage of weight with a total of 144.80 pounds loss. There was a 12.76% gain in lean muscle mass. Even many of those who didn’t get a prize ended up winning by improving their health and fitness levels.

While the challenge may be officially over, we will always offer our DXA scan service. If you would like more information, check out the Pioneer Memorial website at or call 605-326-5161 Ext. 3031.

Congratulations to the winners of the following categories and to all who did so well!
DXA Scan Most Fat Loss by Percentage – Bruce Anderson lost 19.16% of body fat!
DXA Scan Most Fat Loss – Maggie Stevens lost over 18 pounds of body fat!
DXA Scan Highest Muscle Gain by Percentage – Maggie Stevens increased her lean muscle mass by 9.14%!
Most Weight Loss by Percentage – Maggie Stevens lost 12.56% of her weight!
Most Weight Loss Overall – Daniel Gallagher lost over 25 pounds total!

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