ARARAT - The eight participants in the Ararat Active8 program were announced on Wednesday at a civic reception.
The civic reception was held to thank all those involved in The Biggest Loser program, both the contestants and community members who got on board to change their own lifestyles, as well as to launch the Ararat Active City program.
With around 40 entries for the Active8 program, those chosen included Deb Slorach (to be paired with Biggest Loser contestant Katrina Pianta and personal trainer Rachel Coverdale), Lydia Jackson (Toni Stockwell and Mikaela Graham), Kerri-Lee Pitches (Rodger Turner and Marcus Cooper), Sandy Burton (Shannon Woolley and Peter Harrison), Jess Praag (Mary Reid and Kelli Holtham-Felini), Louise Grey (Jane Jantzen and Lee-Ann Moana), Narelle Smart (Sharon Basset and Lauren Armstrong) and Michael Roache (Kerry Stockwell and Chris Provis-Vincent).
Biggest Loser winner Craig Booby will work with the 30 remaining applicants to also help them change their own lifestyles.
The Ararat Active8 program will be launched on July 12 at the Ararat YMCA with a mass workout for all the community.