Here at Total Shape, we are committed to helping the public live their best lives by feeling healthier and happier. One thing we’re aware might be making people unhappy right is the dreaded ‘Quarantine 15’ where months in lockdown trying to stay safe has perhaps started to take its toll on the waistline.

Well we’ve decided to help people change that, if they want to. We’re looking for four candidates to help us to test four of the latest and most popular diet and fitness regimes for weight loss - we’ll even pay each person up to $13,000 (£10,000) on top of the weight they’ll lose.

The lucky candidates will be asked to publicly track their journey in daily blogs, video diaries and social media posts across a minimum of three months. They must also be happy to submit photographs, their verified weight recordings and measurements on a daily basis.

Candidates will also need to let us know what kinds of supplements they are currently taking prior and during the whole journey.

This includes:

According to the CDC, four in ten (40%) of Americans are classed as obese, and at least a fifth (20%) of adults are obese in all 50 states. Three quarters (76%) claiming sheltering in place has left them 16lbs heavier*.

Brits have also found themselves in a similar position with around half of Brits (48%) have reportedly gained weight during periods of self-isolation and lockdown**, with nearly two in ten (16%) of Brits gaining five pounds or more in the first six weeks of self-isolation.

Candidates need to be based in the US or UK, aged over 21 or 18 (respective of country) and have a BMI of 30+ with no known pre-existing health conditions.

Successful candidates from America should expect to receive a guaranteed salary of $8000 with the potential to earn $5,000 in milestone bonuses. British participants will receive £6,000 and up to an additional £4,000 in bonuses.

If lockdown has you feeling like you could do with getting back into shape, then you can apply here:

 

 

*https://www.foxbusiness.com/lifestyle/coronavirus-weight-gain-76-americans-nutrisystem

**King’s College London and Ipsos MORI survey of 2,254 people (2020)

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