Peoria's Biggest Loser crowned

By WEEK Producer

April 13, 2012 Updated Apr 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM CDT

PEORIA, Ill. -- After 10 grueling weeks in the gym, Peoria's Biggest Loser competitors celebrated in style.

The group gathered at the gateway building Friday night not only to crown the winner but to congratulate all the competitors who worked so hard this year to make a change that will change their lives.

So who took home the title of Peoria's biggest losers? That would be Lisa Motter and Eli Scott.

Both winners say the thing that kept them going was the team atmosphere and the desire to see each other succeed.

Their advice for people wanting to lose weight...just start. Stop waiting, find a buddy, find a class, find a gym. They say while it may not be easy, it's not going to happen sitting on the couch.