Hundreds of people stepped on the scale today at Best Fitness, to kickstart their new years resolutions.
It was day one of "Weigh-in Erie", a weight loss competition for the new year.
Participants will weigh in every other Sunday through April 7th to track their progress.
The public format of the weigh-in was daunting, but also motivational.
"I need to get motivated, I have to have somebody checking my weight," said Bonnie Hedderick of Erie. "If I have to be accountable for what is going on then it's gonna be easier for me to follow a plan."
"With me it's not a diet, it's more of a life change," said Tom Wager, also of Erie.
The top prize for the man and woman who lose the highest percentage of weight includes a yearlong membership to Best Fitness.