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Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge Winners – Winter 2017

We are thrilled to release the winners of Winter 2017 Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge! This was our 18th 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.

Here are some quick stats:

  • We had 252 Sleekgeeks submit their finals results, losing a total of 1,286.6kgs and an average of 5.1kgs per person! 
  • Our top 50 weight loss candidates lost a combined 640kgs with an average of 12.6kgs per person!

You can see a full Top 50 Weight Loss Chart towards the bottom of this results page.

How it works

All of those who submitted final results are that much closer to their goals – isn’t it time that 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 Winter Challenge of 2017! And, of course, a massive thanks to our awesome prize sponsors!

There are 5 winners in each of the 4 categories:

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.


Hermien Elago, 1st Place Women’s Transformation


Roxanne Clifton, 2nd Place Women’s Transformation


Emke Swarts, 3rd Place Women’s Transformation


Vickie Whitehead, 4th Place Women’s Transformation


Mandy Meyer, 5th Place Women’s Transformation


Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

Candice Haughton, Carla Pohl, Loudine Redelinghuys, Nicolette Dicks, and Pamela Goulding.


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Christiaan Dicks, 1st Place Men’s Transformation


Glen Badenhorst, 2nd Place Men’s Transformation


David Tischendorf, 3rd Place Men’s Transformation


Richard Lovett, 4th Place Men’s Transformation


Christiaan du Plessis, 5th Place Men’s Transformation


Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

Gideon Jacobus and Rossouw Lotz

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Gizell Versfeld, 1st Place Women’s Weight Loss


Barbara Louw, 2nd Place Women’s Weight Loss


Thulani Nyezi, 3rd Place Women’s Weight Loss


Faheeza Rangunwala, 4th Place Women’s Weight Loss


Nicola Davidson, 5th Place Women’s Weight Loss


Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

Zandile Shazi, Jacqueline Buser, Adri Nel, Pamela Goulding, and Leandi Gibson.

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Riaan Senekal, 1st Place Men’s Weight Loss


Tariq Toefy, 2nd Place Men’s Weight Loss


Werner Morris, 3rd Place Men’s Weight Loss


Meyer du Plessis, 4th Place Men’s Weight Loss


Kevin Sykes, 5th Place Men’s Weight Loss


Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

Martin Van der Walt, Craig Ford, Glen Badenhorst, Alistair Sparg, and Christiaan Dicks.

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Werner Morris and partner Faheeza Rangunwala win our Couples Challenge for coming 3rd in men’s weight loss and 4th in women’s weight loss respectively!

They win a full day pamper for 2 at Mangwanani African Spa, a 2 night stay for 2 at a Tsogo Sun Hotel, R5,000 cash, and a couple’s photoshoot!


Hermien Elago and Barbara Louw win our Buddy Challenge for coming 1st in women’s transformation and 2nd in women’s weight loss respectively!

They win a R10,000 shopping voucher from Totalsports to share!


Well done to our top 50 weight loss finishers!

We had 252 Sleekgeeks submit their finals results, losing a total of 1,286.6kgs and an average of 5.1kgs per person! 

Our top 50 weight loss candidates lost a combined 640kgs with an average of 12.6kgs per person!



Hermien Elago 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.

She wins 3 Months of Sleekgeek Healthy Habit Group Coaching!

 Honourable mentions to Gizelle Versfeld, Hubre de Klerk, and Nicola Davidson.


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.

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. 

Team Fat No More lead by Carla Pohl lost a total of 82.8kgs with an average weight loss of 8.3kgs per person.

Honourable mentions to teams WarriorTribe and TrimTonesToo.

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

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