Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, Martinborough has collaborated with South Wairarapa Personal Training to bring the ‘Biggest Loser’ to Martinborough.   This focused challenge is designed to put individuals on a fast track to achieving their goals, whether it be for loss of kilos or a reduction in body fat percentage in an environment with others on the same wellness journey. The Brackenridge Biggest Loser Martinborough will start Saturday 3 February and continue for 8 weeks finishing on Sunday 31 March, 2019  at 5pm.

David Baird, veteran trainer and the man behind the biggest loser concept in the Wairarapa and trainer Mireie Penman, both from South Wairarapa Personal Training will facilitate the challenge which will be headquartered at the gym at Brackenridge Country Retreat & Spa, offering weekly weigh-ins at the gym as well as personal training and nutritional plans at special rates.

To participate in the Brackenridge Biggest Loser Martinborough challenge it is $20 per person, with a weekly weigh-in where you may be penalised $5 if you gain weight, increase fat percentage or simply not turn up.   All monies collected for the duration of the challenge are placed in the prize pool for rewarding the winners.

Being a member of the Brackenridge Gym is not a prerequisite to participating, but it certainly would help you achieve your goals with monthly membership fees of just $59 (or $45 for over 65s) with access to the gym workout room and indoor 20m lap pool.

How to Enter

Register weigh-in and pay your entry fee on Saturday 2nd or Sunday 3rd March at Brackenridge Gym between 9:00am and 11:00am with personal trainer Mireie.   Entry fee is $20 (in cash – no eftpos available)

Keeping on Track

Weekly weigh-ins will be held every Friday and Sunday between 10:00am and 11:00am.   This is a supervised weigh-in by our trainer using the same set of scales each week.   Put on weight or miss a weigh-in and you will pay a $5 fine.

Final Weigh-in

The final weigh-ins will be held on Saturday 30 March  10:00 to 11:00 am and on Sunday 31 March 4:00 – 5:00 pm.

Cash & Spa Prizes

Greatest loss of kilograms – Men & Women’s combined winner and runner up

Trainer’s Award – a prize given to the person identified by our trainer as the most deserving

No prizes will be issued for 3kg or less, weight loss.


If you put on weight over the festive period and overall are feeling a bit sluggish, now is the time to make a change.  Join the Brackenridge Biggest Loser Martinborough for an 8-week kick start to good health, fitness and overall wellbeing.

You do not need to be a member of the Brackenridge Gym to participate, but it will certainly help you achieve your goals.  Memberships start from $59 per month and day passes for the gym are just $10 or $15 for gym and pool.



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