Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge Winners – New Year 2017

UY NY 2017 Winners

We are thrilled to release the winners of Sleekgeek’s New Year 2017 ULTIMATE YOU 8-Week Challenge! This is our 17th Sleekgeek challenge to date (we do 3 per year).

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Once again, each of our challengers worked incredibly hard to achieve impressive results throughout their 8-week challenge period and our judges really had their work cut out for them to come up with our top winners.

We always like to compare our current challenge results with previous challenge results to make sure that Sleekgeek’s challenges are constantly improving and helping people transform their lives.

So, here are some quick stats:

  • We had 388 challengers submit their finals results, losing a total of 1,978.1kgs and an average of 5.1kgs per person! 
  • Our top 50 weight loss candidates lost a combined 684.3kgs with an average of 13.7kgs per person!

How it works

All of those who submitted final results are that much closer to becoming the Ultimate You – isn’t it time you gave it a go?

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So, a huge round of applause to our top 20 challengers who walk away with awesome prizes (pictured below) as well as bragging rights in our New Year Challenge of 2017! And, of course, a massive thanks to our awesome prize sponsors!


Judging process

A quick reminder that we have 4 categories to ensure fair competition: Men’s transformation, women’s transformation, men’s weight loss, and women’s weight loss.

Transformation is judged by our independent panel of judges via an audited voting process.  The Transformation category is determined by who the judges believed had to do the most work to get from ‘Before’ to ‘After.’

Weight loss is judged purely by kilograms lost based on before and after measurements submitted and confirmed by before and after photos (which include a photo of their measurement on the scale).

Sleekgeek and its staff are not involved in the final decision-making and we accept the judges’ decisions as final.


WOMEN’S WEIGHT LOSS WINNERS

Tarryn Van Der Wyver, 1st Place Women’s Weight Loss, -25.8kgs, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Nicole Solomon, 2nd Place Women’s Weight Loss, -25.1kgs, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Alexa Powell, 3rd Place Women’s Weight Loss, -24.2kgs, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Dominique Vos, 4th Place Women’s Weight Loss, -18.3kgs, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Danielle Da Silver, 5th Place Women’s Weight Loss, -17.3kgs, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions: Ilse Janse van Rensburg (-16kgs), Cari Veress (-15.9kgs), Barara Louw (-15.8kgs), Kerry Lawson (-15.7kgs), and Angelen Botha (-14kgs).

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MEN’S WEIGHT LOSS WINNERS

Jaco Roets, 1st Place Men’s Weight Loss, -30kgs, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Carlo Wichman, 2nd Place Men’s Weight Loss, -23.2kgs, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Hendrik De Wit, 3rd Place Men’s Weight Loss, -23kgs, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Tariq Toefy, 4th Place Men’s Weight Loss, -21.3kgs, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Deon Bosman, 5th Place Men’s Weight Loss, -17.4kgs, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions: Greg St John Ward (-16kgs), Jodie Foster (-11.2kgs), Christiaan Dicks (-11.1kgs), Herman Potgieter (-10kgs), and Yunus Adams (-10kgs)

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WOMEN’S TRANSFORMATION WINNERS

Loren Agostini, 1st Place Women’s Transformation, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Nicolette Dicks, 2nd Place Women’s Transformation, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Mione Tryon, 3rd Place Women’s Transformation, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Tara Cawthra, 4th Place Women’s Transformation, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Mariska Janse van Rensburg, 5th Place Women’s Transformation, New Year 2017 Challenge

  

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions: Tamaryn Muniz,Christy Bremner, Anzeri Harper, Candice de Vries,  and Priscilla Rodrigues.

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MEN’S TRANSFORMATION WINNERS

Julian Jones, 1st Place Men’s Transformation, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Werner van Wyk, 2nd Place Men’s Transformation, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Christiaan Dicks, 3rd Place Men’s Transformation, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Cobus Tromp, 4th Place Men’s Transformation, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Gerhard Brink, 5th Place Men’s Transformation, New Year 2017 Challenge

 

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions: Wesley Muir, Edwin Harper, Neil van Tonder, Shane Jaftha, Tibert Joubert,  and Wessel Venter.

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[BONUS] COUPLES CHALLENGE WINNERS

Julian Jones and partner Loren Agostini win our Couples Challenge for both coming 1st in mens and ladies transformation category respectively!

They win a R3,000 full-day pamper for two at Mangwanani African Spa plus a NUTRiBULLET.

They were closely followed by married couple Christiaan Dicks and Nicolette Dicks who came 3rd and 2nd respectively in transformation!


[BONUS] BUDDY CHALLENGE WINNERS

Nicole Solomon and Danielle Da Silver win our Buddy Challenge for losing a combined 42.4kgs!
They win a R10,000 shopping voucher from Totalsports to share.

They were closely followed by Jaco Roets and Henrietta Viljoen who lost a combined 39.4kgs. 


TOP 50 WEIGHT LOSS

Well done to our top 50 weight loss finishers!

We had 388 challengers submit their finals results, losing a total of 1,978.1kgs and an average of 5.1kgs per person! 

Our top 50 weight loss candidates lost a combined 684.3kgs with an average of 13.7kgs per person!


[BONUS] SPIRIT AWARD WINNER

Leandi Fontini Gibson is the winner of our spirit award!
This award goes to the person who was the most active and encouraging during the challenge in our Facebook Group and she wins R2,500 cash!

 Honourable mentions to Hubre de Klerk, Hannelie Barkhuizen and Jana du Toit.  


[BONUS] TEAM CHALLENGE WINNER

As a fun extra, we encourage challengers to form teams with people they have never met before. Teams range from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 20 members.

The competition was very stiff this challenge. 

Teams are judged as an aggregate calculation that factors in Total Weight Loss, Average Weight Loss, and Percentage of Team Member Challenge Completion over the 8 weeks. 

  • In first place we had a tie between team Sassy By Summer lead by Anthea Combrinck. They lost a total of 124.15kgs, with an average of 6.5kgs lost per person and a team member challenge completion of 95% and team MissionSLIMpossible led by Nicolette Dicks. They lost a total of 91.4kgs, with an average of 7kgs lost per person and a team member challenge completion of 100%. They also had 3 team members who placed in Transformation. 
  • In second place is team Inspirofreak lead by Jana du Toit. They lost a total of 122.6kgs, with an average of 6.1kgs lost per person and a team member challenge completion of 100%.
  • They were closely followed by Team Trimtones  lead by Marianda Geel. They lost a total of 120.2kgs, with an average of 6.6kgs per person and a team member challenge completion of 95%. 

The winning team leaders each gets R2,500 for their efforts, and all of the winning team members receive a Sleekgeek Diary and Sleekgeek Cap.  


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  • Jonathan Allan-Barrett

    My whole body gets rushes of goose bumps as I scroll down this page! It’s so incredible how Sleekgeek continues to inspire people and deliver results! Again and again and again! Today I celebrated 1 year sober and I am so inspired by the sheer volume of weight lost and the breathtaking transformations! Well done Elan, Eric and Meg. Absolute legends!

    • Elan Lohmann

      Thanks so much brother! Congrats on your 1 year. I am proud of you!

      • Jonathan Allan-Barrett

        Means a lot! Thank you 🙂 I need to do this challenge!

  • Alli Ramsay

    Elan, THIS is your “why”… Look at all the lives you and your team have improved! Sincere Congratulations…

    • Elan Lohmann

      Thanks so much @alli_ramsay:disqus – it is always a joy 🙂