Welcome to GreatistYou, a new social experiment where we see what happens when five people decide to change their health—and broadcast their journeys for everyone to see. Four goals, five contestants, and six weeks to crush said goals for the promise of a better life (oh, and $1,000!).

As we enter the home stretch of GreatistYou, our contestants are either freaking out or relaxing hard. Brandon (@greatistbrandon) seems to be somewhere in the middle. He has only onepound to go before reaching his goal, so this last week is probably both stressful and a total relief.

While he’s a bit further away than he’d like from his personal goal weight, he’s come a long way!


  • Regina (@greatistregina) is feeling “bruised” and “tired as hell.” We’re hoping she recovers before her final fight this weekend!
  • Jasmine (@greatistjasmine) is taking advantage of the incredible scenery and scaling every mountain she finds.
  • Darby (@greatistdanda) shared some wise words: “Thirty minutes of exercise can really impact the rest of your day. Today I started my day like this. And it feels good to know the whole day is in front of me”