Weight loss blog of church group's 'Biggest Loser' champ goes viral
Members of the River Ridge Church men's Biggest Loser group include, counter clockwise from bottom left, JB Ward, Brad Sims, Wes Hevener, Derek Roberts, Rob Shaak, Dave Bishop, Mitch Rashid, Joel Swisher, Mark Downey, Corey Palumbo, Wes Page, Monty Barrett and Steve Grimm.
Members of the River Ridge Church men's group who participated in a biggest loser competition met at First Watch in Charleston last Saturday morning for a final weigh-in before crowning a winner. JB Ward, right, winner of his men's group's biggest loser competition prepares to eat a celebratory breakfast with fellow participant Mitch Rashid. Ward has dropped almost 60 pounds since January.
Bored by regular walking, Ward, in green shorts, took to a form of exercise known as "dance walking" that incorporates dance moves and walking.
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With some social media help from his cousin, A.J. Ellis, a catcher for the Los Angeles Dodgers, JB Ward's site went viral unexpectedly and received thousands of hits from across the country.
Although JB Ward swears his dramatic weight loss was the product of hard work and not gimmicks, he said he did come across one fitness fad that he now swears by: dance walking. Dance walkers pick a soundtrack of their choice and dance their way down the street, improvising moves as they go.