Lee County Sheriff's Office employees have begun the ninth annual LCSO Fitness Challenge - a voluntary agencywide 12-week weight loss competition.
Last year, nearly 200 LCSO employees participated in the fitness challenge.
Whoever loses the most weight, based on overall body weight percentage, is the winner.
The challenge is modeled after the 9-1-1 Fitness Challenge run by retired Miami police lieutenant and former bodybuilder Jim Sayih. The challenge promotes weight loss and a healthier life style to those who serve and protect the public.