Doc’s Weight Loss Challenge

The Mission of Doc's Weight Loss Challenge is to encourage
and support the community to attain and maintain a healthy, successful lifestyle.

In 2009, Dr. Kurene Ma’o created Doc’s Weight Loss Challenge (DWLC) to encourage and support people who wanted to a shift to a healthier lifestyle. Administered by Ohana Wellness Center, DWLC is a 10-week, “Biggest Loser-style” competition. However, rather than leaving you to fend for yourself on your journey, DWLC offers free fitness and nutrition classes with certified instructors to help you stay motivated and educated!

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Dr. Kurene Ma’o created Doc’s Weight Loss Challenge to promote a healthier lifestyle in the community. As a medical doctor, he has seen the devastating consequences of obesity firsthand. An unhealthy body weight is associated with major health risks including diabetes, stroke, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, heart disease, gout, cancer, osteoarthritis, gallbladder disease and sleep apnea. Through Doc’s Weight Loss Challenge, Dr. Ma’o and Ohana Wellness Center’s team of affiliated practitioners will provide the tools and information you need to help you reach your weight loss and fitness goals!

Dr. Ma’o knows that one of the most effective ways to stay motivated is by seeking support from others. That’s why he designed the challenge as a team competition. Team members can encourage one another while also holding each other accountable.

Doc’s Weight Loss Challenge is a program of Ohana Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.