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Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge #37 Winners – Summer 2023

📢 We are thrilled to release the winners of the Summer 2023 Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge!

This was our 37th Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge since 2011 (we do 3 per year).

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.

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Here are some quick 📊 stats:

  • We had a total of 358 Sleekgeek Challengers submit their final results, losing a total of 1,529.19kgs.
  • They lost an average of 4.27kgs or 4.60% of their body weight per person.
  • The top 50 Sleekgeek Challengers lost a total of 601.87kgs.
  • The top 50 Sleekgeek Challengers lost an average of 12.04kgs or 12.40% of their body weight per person.

These stats include those who deliberately put on weight/muscle to improve their physique and health.

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

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

Quick Links:


📊 Survey Stats:

We asked our challengers to rate themselves on a scale of 1-10 where:

  • 0 = poor
  • 5 = average
  • 10 = excellent

Here were the results.

How would you rank your current level of health and fitness right now?

BEFOREAFTERCHANGE
3.64.521%⬆️

How would you rate how you feel about your body right now?

BEFOREAFTERCHANGE
3.66.226%⬆️

How would you rate how consistently you eat healthily right now?

BEFOREAFTERCHANGE
4.56.924%⬆️

How would you rate how consistently active you are right now?

BEFOREAFTERCHANGE
4.46.925%⬆️

How would you rate your general energy levels right now?

BEFOREAFTERCHANGE
4.66.721%⬆️

AVERAGE IMPROVEMENT

23%⬆️

😍 Prizes:

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 partners!

Sumnmer 2023 Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge Partners.

Sleekgeek gives away over R200,000 worth of prizes each challenge, with the 4 individual category winners winning R10,000 each!

Main Challenge Prizes:

There are 4 categories with 5 winners in each (50 in total):

  • Female Transformation
  • Male Transformation
  • Female % Weight Loss
  • Male % Weight Loss

They all get a share of:

Cash

R40,000 value

Vitaforce

R30,000 value

Huawei Watch GT 4

R27,996 value

adidas

R10,000 value

Craig Brown

R16,000 value

nutribullet

R8,780 value

Food Lover's Market

R6,000 value

Ergonomicsdirect

R6,000 value

JBL

R4,800 value

Natural Herbs and Spices

R3,200 value

Thank you to our prize partners adidas, Vitaforce, HUAWEI, CSB Body Fusion, Nutribullet, Food Lover’s Market, Ergonomicsdirect, JBL, and Natural Herbs and Spices!

Buddy Challenge, Couple Challenge, and Team Challenge Prizes:

Buddy Challenge

Couple Challenge

1st Team

2nd Team

3rd Team

Weekly Team
Spot Prizes

Thank you to our partners: Vitaforce and adidas!

Read more about the bonus Couple Challenge, Buddy Challenge, and Team Challenge here.

Consistency Challenge:

Consistency Challenge Prize

Read more about the bonus Consistency Challenge here.


⚖️ 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.’

View our judging panel profiles over here.

% Weight loss is judged purely by percentage of weight lost, based on before and after measurements submitted. We publish modest clothed photos, but weight loss is confirmed by our judges using the challenger’s more revealing before and after photos as well as photos of their weight while standing on the scale.

  • NOTE: As per our terms and conditions the “Top 5 % Weight Loss Winners cannot place as a winner if they have gained back more than 50% of the weight they lost in their most recent challenge unless it’s been more than 12 months. (e.g. if someone loses 20kgs, they can’t place as a winner if they have gained back more than 10kgs subsequently)”. This is to help minimise repeat winners and unhealthy weight re-gain between challenges.

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

Some past winners:

A few of our past Sleekgeek 8-Week Challenge winners.

🏆 WOMEN’S TRANSFORMATION WINNERS

Shizelle Glasgow, 🥇 1st Place Women’s Transformation:

Jade Gottschalk, 🥈 2nd Place Women’s Transformation:

Jenny Baptista, 🥉 3rd Place Women’s Transformation:

Bianca Rothman, 4th Place Women’s Transformation:

Euline Mason-Pearce, 5th Place Women’s Transformation:

Honourable Mentions:
👏 Zena Vorster (6th)
👏 Shan Paton (7th)
👏 Lauren Jones (8th)
👏 Sarah van Aardt (9th)
👏 Michelle Pascucci (10th)


🏆 MEN’S TRANSFORMATION WINNERS

Jerry Naidoo, 🥇 1st Place Men’s Transformation:

Christiaan du Plessis, 🥈 2nd Place Men’s Transformation:

Jacques Schoeman, 🥉 3rd Place Men’s Transformation:

Johan van der Merwe, 4th Place Men’s Transformation:

Sean van Schoor, 5th Place Men’s Transformation:

Honourable Mentions:
👏 Shaun Joubert (6th)
👏 Taswell Franciscus (7th)
👏 Shaun Bugler (8th)
👏 Wesley Payne (9th)


🏆 WOMEN’S % WEIGHT LOSS WINNERS

Weight loss is judged purely by percentage of body weight lost, based on before and after measurements submitted and confirmed by before and after photos both fully and minimally clothed (which include a photo of their measurement on the scale).

  • NEW: The Summer 2022 challenge was the first challenge we introduced a new rule of “Top 5 % Weight Loss Winners cannot place as a winner if they have gained back more than 50% of the weight they lost in their most recent challenge unless it’s been more than 12 months. (e.g. if someone loses 20kgs, they can’t place as a winner if they have gained back more than 10kgs subsequently)”. This is to help minimise repeat winners and unhealthy weight re-gain between challenges.

Sandra Van Wyk, 🥇 1st Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 18.31%):

Mandisa Sidwaba, 🥈 2nd Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 17.02%):

Monika Klose, 3rd Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 15.14%):

Lauren Brunette, 4th Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 14.92%):

Talita Joubert, 5th Place Women’s Weight Loss (lost 13.53%):

Honourable Mentions:
👏 Nadine van den Bergh (6th)
👏 Kerry Cox (7th)
👏 Maureen Fourie (8th)
👏 Tebogo Lekalakala (9th)
👏 Natasha Armstrong (10th)


🏆 MEN’S % WEIGHT LOSS WINNERS

Weight loss is judged purely by percentage of body weight lost, based on before and after measurements submitted and confirmed by before and after photos both fully and minimally clothed (which include a photo of their measurement on the scale).

  • NEW: The Summer 2022 challenge was the first challenge we introduced a new rule of “Top 5 % Weight Loss Winners cannot place as a winner if they have gained back more than 50% of the weight they lost in their most recent challenge unless it’s been more than 12 months. (e.g. if someone loses 20kgs, they can’t place as a winner if they have gained back more than 10kgs subsequently)”. This is to help minimise repeat winners and unhealthy weight re-gain between challenges.

Maanda Nengome, 🥇 1st Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 18.55%):

Mario Bissolati, 🥈 2nd Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 17.53%):

Peter Furstenburg, 🥉 3rd Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 14.47%):

Angelo De Sousa, 4th Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 14.20%):

Jaco Stapelberg, 5th Place Men’s Weight Loss (lost 11.84%):

Honourable Mentions:
👏 Michal Klue (6th)
👏 Gavin Bond (7th)
👏 Tom Martin (8th)
👏 Fritz Bredenkamp (9th)
👏 Jacques Van Aardt (10th)


[BONUS] BUDDY CHALLENGE WINNERS

We have a TIE for the Buddy Challenge Winners!

Shizelle Glasgow + Natasha Armstrong and Sean van Schoor + Michal Klue win our Buddy Challenge for both achieving the highest combined rankings.

  • Shizelle and Natasha came 1st in Women’s Transformation and 10th in Women’s % Weight Loss, giving them a combined score of 11.
  • Sean and Michal 5th in Men’s Transformation and 6th % in Men’s % Weight Loss respectively, giving them a combined score of 11.

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

Honourable Mentions:
👏 Natasha Armstrong and Shaun Joubert
👏 Tom Martin and Wesley Payne
👏 Natasha Armstrong and Sarah Van Aardt


[BONUS] COUPLE CHALLENGE WINNERS

Sarah van Aardt and Jacques van Aardt win our Couple Challenge for both achieving the highest combined ranking by coming 9th in Women’s Transformation and 10th in Men’s % Weight Loss respectively.

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

Honourable Mentions:
No runners up.


📊 TOP 50 RANKED BY PERCENTAGE OF WEIGHT LOSS

Well done to our top 50 people in the percentage of body weight lost category!

We had a total of 358 Sleekgeek Challengers submit their final results, losing a total of 1,529.19kgs with an average of 4.27kgs or 4.60% of their body weight lost per person!

  • Our men lost an average of 5.60% of their body weight per person.
  • Our women lost an average of 3.87% of their body weight per person.

Our top 50 Sleekgeek Challengers lost a total of 601.87kgs with an average of 12.04kgs or 12.40% of their body weight lost per person!

  • Our top 50 men lost an average of 6.20% of their body weight per person.
  • Our top 50 women lost an average of 10.01% of their body weight per person.

[BONUS] CONSISTENCY AWARD WINNER

For each Challenge we have a group of challengers who impress us with their consistency over the 8 weeks meeting all the requirements.

When we have more than one candidate meeting the prescribed requirements it comes down to a random draw.

The Consistency Winner is Nomvula Buthelezi!

They win a R2,000 cash prize!

Honourable mentions (A-Z) to: Belinda Chaplin, Bev Maggie Kerr, Candace Pillay, Corne Lamprecht, Dave Rademan, Elaine Briedenhann, Euline Mason-Pearce, Hubre De Klerk, Janine Roussouw, Karen Pretorius, Kirstie Atkins, Lauren Mathieson, Leon Hough, Michael Mitchell, Nadine van den Bergh, Nicoleen Thompson, Olivia Hess, Rochelle Mbatha, Shizelle Glasgow, Wendy Hendrikse, Wendy Moore.


[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 21 teams submit their final results to be considered. 

CONGRATULATIONS to the winning team, Goal Diggers Dig Deeper lead by Natasha Armstrong!

👏 Overall Team Placings

  1. Goal Diggers Dig Deeper – Natasha Armstrong wins R3,000 for leading her team to victory and each team member gets a R1,000 Vitaforce hamper, a Sleekgeek Cap and a medal.
  2. Dream Team Dynamite – Mandisa Sidwaba wins R2,000 cash for the 2nd place finish and each team member gets a R200 Sleekgeek Online Shop voucher.
  3. Goal Getters – Belinda Chaplin wins R1,000 cash for the 3rd place finish and each team member gets a R150 Sleekgeek Online Shop voucher
  4. Ctrl+Alt+Elite
  5. Belly Bailouts
  6. Assassins
  7. Thin It To Win It Movers
  8. Mind Over Matter
  9. Waist Away 5
  10. Waist Away 1
  11. Thin It To Win It Shakers
  12. Dream Team Supreme
  13. Dream Team Achievers
  14. Waist Away 3
  15. Dream Team Evolution
  16. Waist Away 2
  17. Waist Away 6
  18. Dream Team Namibia

Finished but did not score points:

  • Metamorphosis, House of Athena, Goal Diggers Breaking Ground

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