Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge Winners – Summer 2018

SG8 Summer 2018 Winners

📢 We are thrilled to release the winners of Summer 2018 Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge! This was our 22nd Sleekgeek challenge since 2011 (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 total of 370 Sleekgeek Challengers submit their final results, losing a total of 1,984.6kgs
  • They lost an average of 5.36kgs per person and an average bodyweight % weight loss of 5.72% per person.
  • The top 50 Sleekgeek Challengers lost a total of 641.8kgs.
  • The top 50 Sleekgeek Challengers lost an average of 12.84kgs per person and an average bodyweight % weight loss of 12.87% per person.

Great job Sleeks! You guys and girls knocked it out of the park!

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

All of those who submitted final results are that much closer to their goals – isn’t it time that you gave it a go?

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 latest challenge! And, of course, a massive thanks to our awesome prize sponsors!

Sleekgeek gives away over R100,000 worth of prizes each challenge, with the 4 individual category winners winning R10,000 each!

There are 5 winners in each of the 4 categories:


👩‍⚖️ Judging process:

A quick reminder that we have 4 categories to ensure fair competition: 1) Men’s transformation, 2) women’s transformation, 3) men’s weight loss, and 4) 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 percentage of weight 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). 

Note: This is the 2nd time that we have now used percentage of weight lost rather than simply total weight lost. This was due to popular demand by the community who raised the issue after each and every challenge. You can read more about that change here.

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


WOMEN’S TRANSFORMATION WINNERS

Holly Lufele, 🥇 1st Place Women’s Transformation

Nikki Giessing, 🥈 2nd Place Women’s Transformation

Colleen Visser, 🥉 3rd Place Women’s Transformation

Carmen van Vuuren, 4th Place Women’s Transformation

Fathima Sader, 5th Place Women’s Transformation

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

Cherise Schutte, Hester Niemand, Kath Stevens, Lakshmi Lazanas, Sian Gaffney.


MEN’S TRANSFORMATION WINNERS

Jonnie Cartmill, 🥇 1st Place Men’s Transformation

Herman Du Plessis, 🥈 2nd Place Men’s Transformation

Christiaan Du Plessis, 🥉 3rd Place Men’s Transformation

Antonie Holzhausen, 4th Place Men’s Transformation

Linton White, 5th Place Men’s Transformation

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

Johan Pienaar, Lambert Greeff, Robbie Williams, Shaun King, Thato Ramagaga.


WOMEN’S % WEIGHT LOSS WINNERS

Weight loss is judged purely by percentage of weight 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).

Note: This is the 2nd time that we have now used percentage of weight lost rather than simply total weight lost. This was due to popular demand by the community who raised the issue after each and every challenge. You can read more about that change here.

Stefanie Van Eeden, 🥇 1st Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 24.97%)

Sonia Faber, 🥈 2nd Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 24.96%)

Kath Stevens, 🥉 3rd Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 21.5%)

Anile Peiser, 4th Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 19.6%)

Saberah Gumede, 5th Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 17.8%)

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

Chanel Martin, Gizelle Versfeld, Hanna Smit, Thandeka Nhubane, Zeldine Henning


MEN’S % WEIGHT LOSS WINNERS

Weight loss is judged purely by percentage of weight 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).

Note: This is the 2nd time that we have now used percentage of weight lost rather than simply total weight lost. This was due to popular demand by the community who raised the issue after each and every challenge. You can read more about that change here.

Nico Papanicolaou, 🥇 1st Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 16.8%)

Johan Nortje, 🥈 2nd Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 16%)

Mark Campbell, 🥉3rd Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 15%)

Craig Middleton, 4th Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 14.5%)

Zane Oelofse, 5th Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 13.1%)

Runners Up / Honourable Mentions:

Ceazare de Beer, Dean Fabricius, Meyer Du Plessis, Thato Ramagaga, Werner Cloete.


[BONUS] BUDDY CHALLENGE WINNERS

🏆 Herman Du Plessis and Christiaan Du Plessis win our Buddy Challenge for achieving the highest combined ranking by coming 2nd in Men’s Transformation and 3rd in Men’s Transformation respectively.

They win a R10,000 adidas shopping voucher to share!


[BONUS] COUPLE CHALLENGE WINNERS

🏆 Holy Lufele and Thato Ramagaga win our Couple Challenge for achieving the highest combined ranking by coming 1st in Women’s Transformation and 8th in Men’s Weightloss respectively.

They win a R10,000 adidas shopping voucher to share.


TOP 50 PERCENTAGE OF WEIGHT LOSS

📈 Well done to our top 50 percentage of weight loss finishers!

We had 370 Sleekgeek Challengers submit their final results, losing a total of 1984.6kgs with an average of 5.36kgs per person and an average bodyweight % weight loss of 5.72% per person!

Our top 50 Sleekgeek Challengers lost a total of 641.8kgs with an average of 12.84kgs per person and an average bodyweight % weight loss of 12.87% per person!


[BONUS] CONSISTENCY AWARD WINNER

It was SUCH a close decision to make that we have decided to award TWO members with the consistency award (read more about it here).

🏆 Debra Aukett AND Jacqueline Archer!

This award goes to the person (or persons) who was the most consistent in documenting their daily journey through their challenge over the 8 weeks in our Facebook Group.

They win 6 Months of Sleekgeek Group Coaching, a Sleekgeek T-Shirt, and a Sleekgeek Cap!


[BONUS] TEAM CHALLENGE WINNER

As a fun extra, we encourage challengers to form teams with friends, family, and even other Sleekgeeks who they have never met before. Teams range from a minimum of 10 to a maximum of 20 members.

How is the winning team judged?

We use a formula that takes into account the following:

  • Average weight loss of team members.
  • Percentage of team members who finish the challenge
  • Bonus points for team members who make it into the “top 10” of the Transformation category.

We had 8 teams submit their final results to be considered. 

🏆 CONGRATULATIONS to the winning team, Gangly Geeks, lead by Carla Pohl!

They had an average weight loss of 5.7kgs per person, a 67% team completion rate, and knocked it out of the park with having 3 team members finish in the top 10 Transformation Categories (Herman, Christiaan, and Lakshmi).

Honourable mentions to team Downsizers lead by Carli Mostert and team Batsquad lead by Tanya Kirstein who came 2nd and 3rd respectively.

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

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