Kylie Flevell (left) gets in some training for the ‘Biggest Loser’ event in Byron Bay. She is helped by personal trainer Candice Marslen from Women’s Boxing 4 Fitness and Charlie Crawshaw from Kangoo Jumps.
Kylie Flevell (left) gets in some training for the ‘Biggest Loser’ event in Byron Bay. She is helped by personal trainer Candice Marslen from Women’s Boxing 4 Fitness and Charlie Crawshaw from Kangoo Jumps.

Search on for Byron's 'big loser'

Byron Bay is set to get its own version of the popular TV program, ‘The Biggest Loser’.


The competition will start with a registration and launch day on Saturday, July 31, in Railway Park at Byron Bay at 11am.


The brainchild of Kylie Flevell from South Golden Beach, the program is looking for 20 contestants to participate in a 12-week intensive course.


Kylie initiated the program as part of a community project she is undertaking for her Landmark Education self-expression and leadership course.


“I have always found it hard to self-motivate when it comes to health, fitness and weight loss,” she said.


“This 12-week intensive course will provide 20 contestants with a world-class exercise and nutrition program that will be tailored to the individual.


“Each contestant will be matched up with a buddy for the duration of the program, and participants can bring a friend or they will be paired up on the day.”


The major sponsor for the program is Candice Marslen, owner and director of Onyx 4 Fitness and Women’s Boxing 4 Fitness in Byron Bay.


Candice is providing $24,000 worth of fitness and health programs.


“The 12-week program promises to create fantastic results and equip contestants with the tools and knowledge for a permanent lifestyle change,” Candice said.


“We will cover exercise, nutrition, stress, digestion, metabolic typing and more.”


Contestants will participate in three classes a week which will be available throughout the Byron Shire.


Other sponsors include Kiva Spa at Mullumbimby; Sarah Kiley from Zumba; Charles Crawshaw from Kangoo Jumps; and Earthly Beauty at Byron.


People interested in entering the competition can contact Candice on 0402 749 641 or turn up on registration day.


A registration fee of $100 will be charged to cover administration costs.


There will be prizes for the two winners, including weekends away, free Kiva spa access, clothing, beauty treatments and ongoing fitness classes.


Candice will also offer an identical program to people who miss out on a spot in the program, but this will not be sponsored or a competition.


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