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Rules & Regulations

Entry and Eligibility to Win  

The Train Like A Dissident 90 Day Contest (the “TLD”) runs from March 14, 2016 to June 6, 2016. To enter the TLD Contest, you must complete an entry submission link on this page between March 11, 2016 and March 31, 2016. The TLD Contest is open to anyone and we encourage everyone to try it. There are no limits to what you can achieve if you are willing to put in work. Employees of Dissident or its subsidiaries and affiliates are not eligible to register or win. The Contest is void where prohibited by law.


Photo and Essay Submission: To be considered for Prizes, you must submit photos and a personal essay that (as described below) to between March 8, 2016 and 9 pm PST on June 6, 2016. To enter and receive credit for your photographs, you must submit one (1) recent “before” frontal photograph holding a paper with the #TRAINLIKEADISSIDENT on it to ensure it's recent, a side shot and back shot, one (1) progress photograph mid-way through TLD, and three (3) “after” photographs using the following instructions: front body view, back body view, and side profile view and essay describing your journey. The “before” photos and the “after” photos should be similar poses. Though not required, for best results the photographs should be three-fourths (¾) body or full body to show full weight loss and body transformation.  At the conclusion of this contest the pictures will be deleted and not stored on any file or database. We respect your privacy!

You should also be in a bathing suit or similar clothing to receive full maximum view of results. Dissident Gym Wear reserves the right to request resubmission of one or more of the “before” or “after” photographs or request additional images. Any entries submitted by someone other than you or professionally produced or enhanced will be rejected. Do not send “before” photos prior to the week of the TLD Contest. All photos and essay should be sent between March 8 and June 6 by 9pm PST.

Show all the hard work you’re putting in by posting videos or pictures of yourself “Training Like a Dissident” during the program.  Use the hashtag #trainlikeadissident to ensure your post is seen.  Your welcome to post more and we encourage the activity. As you will see below, one of the factors in determining the winners will be based on “likes.” The more you share your #trainlikeadissident journey the more you will inspire everyone on our feed. 

You will be required to submit an essay that describes your transformation journey if you want to be considered for Prizes. The essay should explain your goals during the Contest; how Train Like A Dissident helped you achieve your results, how your lifestyle changed, and how you plan to maintain these changes. The essay is limited to 5000 characters. If essay exceeds 5000 characters, only the first 5000 characters will be read. Dissident reserves the right to redact portions of any essay. Please do not use other brand or trade names in your essay because they will not be printed.

Transformation Judging and Winners

Entries may be submitted between March 11, 2016 and March 31, 2016 2016 using the entry form link on this page. Entries will be judged by a panel of your peers via Instagram and a panel of judges at Dissident Gym Wear. The winners will be determined based on overall transformation as shown in before and after photos (50%), essay (30%), and "likes" (20%). The top male and top female finalists will be notified by the information provided on the registration form on or about June 15, 2016. Each winner will have their essay, photos, and transformation results posted on the Train Like A Dissident Contest page on our website where you can share your story and goals as the Male and Female Transformation Champions. Final voting results are the property of Dissident Gym Wear and will not be shared. The other finalists will be runners-up. The male and female National Transformation Champions will be announced on or about June 15, 2016. In the event of a tie, Dissident Gym Wear will determine the appropriate tie-breaking mechanism. All entries become property of Dissident Gym Wear and will not be returned.

Prizes/Approximate Retail Value (ARV)

The male and female National Transformation Champions will each receive $250 USD (ARV) in Dissident Gym Wear clothing and/or accessories of their choosing. Prizes are non-transferable. Taxes are the sole responsibility of each winner. Unclaimed prizes may not be awarded in the event: (a) potential winner cannot be reached for whatever reason after a reasonable effort has been exerted based on the information stated in the entry form, (b) of noncompliance with the above or within any of the aforesaid time periods, (c) potential winner is found to be ineligible to enter the Challenge or receive the Prize, (d) potential winner cannot or does not comply with the Official Rules, (e) potential winner’s Prize notification or Affidavit is returned as undeliverable for whatever reason, or (f) potential winner fails to fulfill the Affidavit-related obligations, the potential winner shall be disqualified from the Challenge and an alternate potential winner may be selected, at Dissident’s sole discretion, from among the other eligible entries received.

Winner Affidavit and Release

Winners will be required to provide before and after photographs to Dissident Gym Wear to be used for promotional and marketing purposes. Before receiving the Prize and as a condition of receiving the Prize, winners may be required to provide proof of proper age and sign an affidavit of eligibility and release supplied by Dissident Gym Wear which, among other disclaimers: (a) releases Dissident Gym Wear and its range of subsidiaries, directors, agents, agencies, affiliates, promoters, officers, directors, employees and related persons (“Dissident Gym Wear”) from any and all liability related to the Contest and the receipt and use of the Prize, and (b) grants Dissident Gym Wear the right to publish the winner’s name, city/state, photograph(s), voice, testimonial, approved biographical information, or other likeness and/or Prize information or personal exposition (and/or any edited portion thereof) for promotional, advertising and/or publicity purposes in any media, now or hereafter known throughout the world in perpetuity, without compensation or notice to, or further consent of, the winner to the extent permitted by law.

Assumption of Risk, Waiver of Liability, and Indemnification

You acknowledge that there are risks associated with your participation in the Contest and you agree that the terms of your General Terms Agreement and apply to your participation, including but not limited to the Assumption of Risk, Release of Liability, and Indemnification provisions. By entering the Contest, each participant agrees to follow these Official Rules and to release, discharge, and hold harmless Dissident Gym Wear, and its affiliates, subsidiaries, and agents, together with the present and future officers, agents, employees and representatives of each of them, from any and all responsibility or liability whatsoever for any property loss, damage, personal injury, or death, in connection with the Prize(s) and/or any person’s participation in the Contest.
No Guaranty of Weight Loss or Body Transformation. Individual weight loss results vary and participation in the Contest does not guarantee weight loss. Factors such as diet and genetic makeup, overall health, or physiological differences may influence weight loss. Please consult with your physician before beginning any new nutrition or exercise program.


No entrant shall use any artificial or inappropriate means of weight loss or alteration in body composition in order to win the Contest including but not limited to liposuction, weight loss surgery or other similar procedures. All interpretations of these Official Rules shall be made by Dissident Gym Wear, whose decisions and interpretations shall be final and binding. Dissident Gym Wear reserves the right to cancel, terminate or suspend this Contest or any part of this Contest for any reason. Dissident Gym Wear reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual it reasonably suspects or believes to be tampering with the entry process, any part of the Contest itself, or the award mechanism by any means or suspected to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or any other term or condition of the Contest set by Dissident Gym Wear. If Dissident Gym Wear determines, in its sole discretion, that unforeseen events have compromised the integrity or viability of the Contest, Dissident Gym Wear reserves the right to void the entries at issue, and/or terminate the relevant portion of the Contest, including the entire Contest, and/or modify the Contest. Dissident Gym Wear shall not be responsible for lost, incomplete or late entries, weigh-ins/body composition Measurements or for any entries or weigh-ins/composition Measurements/essays/photos that are not received by Dissident Gym Wear by the applicable deadline for any reason whatsoever.