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NEWS | Oct. 24, 2022

Join the 'Freeze the Gain' wellness challenge

By Andrew C. Patterson 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

During the holiday season, Air Force Civilian Health Promotion Services, or CHPS, sponsors the Freeze the Gain wellness challenge.

Freeze the Gain is a weight maintenance program that encourages participants to maintain – not gain weight during the six-week challenge period, which runs from Nov. 1 through Dec. 12, 2022.

Reaching and maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health and can help prevent and control many diseases and conditions. Freeze the Gain is open to the Department of Defense civilian and active duty workforce.

To participate in the Freeze the Gain wellness challenge:

  1. Visit to enroll from Oct. 1-31, 2022.
  2. Print your Freeze the Gain confirmation email and complete an in-person weigh-in event with CHPS between Oct. 24-31, to finalize enrollment. You can conduct a wellness screening (CRP, Blood Pressure, Body Composition) and receive your free Digital Food Scale enrollment award at this visit. If participating virtually, call or email the office with your self-reported weigh-in weight.
  3. Stay within two pounds of your initial weight from Nov. 1 to Dec. 12 by incorporating healthy lifestyle habits throughout the holiday season.
  4. Attend one Freeze the Gain class “Healthy Habits for a Healthy Life” between Nov. 1 and Dec. 12. In-person and virtual sessions are available.
  5. Attend an in-person weigh-out event from Dec. 13-22 to receive a free completion award. If participating virtually, email or call with your self-reported weigh-out weight.

If completing the challenge virtually, you may schedule a time to come on base and collect your incentive awards.

For information on weight management, healthy lifestyles, and physical activity programs, visit or one of the following offices: