Scale Back Alabama kicks off 2021 program April 5

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The state’s largest wellness program, Scale Back Alabama, kicks off this Monday, April 5, just in time for spring. This year’s program will allow participants to scale back in their own way. Registration is currently open to all who live or work in Alabama and closes Sunday, April 4, at 11:59 p.m.

This year, Scale Back Alabama will be an entirely virtual program with all new content including recipes, fitness videos, a podcast, blog posts and more. Participants will register online and choose one to three goals on which to focus throughout the 10-week program. Each week, participants will receive a challenge and a health tip to keep them motivated. Weight loss is now optional, and participants will select their own wellness goals.

Two-person teams are no longer required and individual registration is available. To register, visit

After registering online, participants can log in to the website to view their user dashboard and set one to three wellness goals to work on over the 10-week program. Goals must be set by April 4 at 11:59 p.m.

Important: Public weigh-in sites are no longer available. Some workplaces or organizations may host private sites if they can do so safely. Weigh-ins and outs are no longer required to participate in the program.


  • All prizes will be on an individual basis; there will be no team prizes.
  • At the end of each week, participants will indicate on their user dashboards whether they completed that week’s challenge. Participants who did complete the challenge on any given week will be entered into a drawing for that week’s prize.
  • Each week, participants will indicate on their user dashboards whether they met their pre-set goal(s) that week. For every week that participants meet at least one of their goals, their names will go into a prize drawing to be held at the end of the program.
  • All prizes will be in the form of Amazon e-gift cards.

Facts about Scale Back Alabama

  • The inaugural contest started in January 2007
  • It is now in its 15th consecutive year
  • Cumulative number of pounds lost statewide: 1.4 million
  • Cumulative number of participants statewide: 335,752