Silverton Casino Hotel hosts “The Biggest Loser” Rebecca Meyer
Meyer makes resort her home during Las Vegas 5K
NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” Season 8 at-home champion Rebecca Meyer is hitting it hard in the valley during the Las Vegas 5K race this Saturday, May 12 as part of her 50 in 50 by 30 Challenge.
Meyer will be staying at Silverton Casino Hotel during her time in town as the resort is one of the sponsors for the race. Her time in Las Vegas will be an inspiration to all.
“It’s already been a really busy year,” said Meyer. “It may sound corny, but I’m especially looking forward to racing in Las Vegas, because 1) it’s Las Vegas, and 2) because I love Pinkberry yogurt, and they’re the sponsor of the Las Vegas 5K this year.” Meyer said she first tasted Pinkberry yogurt while in California competing on “The Biggest Loser.”
With the Utah Run Like a Girl Retreat 5K, the Corpus Christi HITS Triathlon Series sprint triathlon, the TowneBank 8K at the Yuengling Shamrock Marathon in Virginia Beach, the 5K Gristmill Grinder and the Kent Island Metric Half Marathon in Md. completed so far in 2012, Meyer still has many events to go. Next up in May are Nevada and Oklahoma:
- 5K, Saturday, May 12, Las Vegas 5K Presented by Pinkberry, Las Vegas, Nev.
- Half Marathon, Sunday, May 27, Andy Payne Memorial Races, Oklahoma City, Okla.
- Sprint Triathlon, Sunday, June 3, Land Rover TriRock New York, New York City, N.Y.
- Sprint Hybrid Triathlon, Sunday, July 15, Land Rover TriRock Seattle, Seattle, Wash.
- Sprint Triathlon, Sunday, Aug. 26, Danskin Triathlon Series, Pleasant Prairie, Wis.
- Half Marathon, Saturday, Sept. 22, Women’s Running Magazine Half Marathon, Nashville, Tenn.
- Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 7, Bank of America Chicago Marathon, Chicago, Ill.
“I have to extend a huge heartfelt thank you to Giant and Forrest Ridgway at Bike World,” noted Meyer. “Now I can train and compete in triathlons on my new Avail 1, which is really exciting for me,” said Meyer.
In addition to support from Giant® Bicycles and Bike World, Champion System is providing race apparel for all Meyer’s races. Meyer also added she is seeking a corporate sponsor to help underwrite her traveling expenses.
“This is a good opportunity for the right corporate sponsor, I think; one that wants national exposure as I travel throughout the United States,” said Meyer.
But racing isn’t the only challenge Meyer has faced since becoming the Season 8 $100,000 at-home winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.” In fact, Meyer acknowledges that her “Biggest Loser” experience was just the beginning for her.
“It’s been a little over two years since I left the ranch and started my life back in Des Moines, and I’ve learned a lot about myself and training in that time” noted Meyer. “The journey of lifelong health and fitness has no end. There is no being ‘fixed.’ Rather, it’s allowing myself to be my own normal and embracing what that is at every step in every configuration.”
Meyer has spent the better part of the last two years speaking to groups large and small about what she’s learned during her transformation from an overweight, sedentary person to an ISCA certified personal trainer. When she’s not speaking or participating in a race, she and her now fiancé Daniel Wright, also an alumni from Seasons 7 and 8 of “The Biggest Loser,” spend their days training others through their new company, FitnessWrightNow, LLC.
About Silverton Casino Hotel
Silverton Casino Hotel offers 300 deluxe rooms and suites and world-class amenities all located within an upscale, contemporary luxury lodge-themed resort. Silverton Casino Hotel is home to a variety of restaurants and dining options, including the Seasons Buffet, the 24-hour Sundance Grill, Shady Grove Lounge, Twin Creeks Steakhouse and Mexican-inspired Mi Casa Grill Cantina. In addition to the 165,000-square-foot Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World, Silverton offers 90,000 square feet of gaming with more than 2,000 slot machines and 30 table games, and the Mermaid Restaurant & Lounge. The property features a 117,000-gallon saltwater aquarium with more than 4,000 sharks, stingrays and tropical fish, which was voted “Best Free Attraction” in the Best of Citysearchâ 2008 awards. Silverton Casino is located at I-15 and Blue Diamond. For more information, please call 702-263-7777 or visit www.silvertoncasino.com