Biggest Loser Contest
Biggest Loser Contest 2018
The Greene County Rural Health Network is pleased to announce that our 6th annual Biggest Loser contest will begin on February 5, 2018. The 16-week weight loss contest will end on May 25, 2018. Those who lose at least 5% of their starting weight will be eligible to continue on in the weight maintenance portion of the contest, which will go until August 31.
This is a free contest that is open to anyone who lives in Greene County. All participants must have a coordinator to conduct the weigh-ins. Community coordinators will be available to conduct weigh-ins for those who are not joining with others at work or another group. Click here for the contest rules.
Please contact Scheriff1@fairpoint.net, if you have any questions.
Biggest Loser 2017 Winners
Please note that there are more than 15 gift card winners in each category as we had ties in both categories.
Total Pounds Lost:
1st place ($1,000): Daniel Stoltfus 64 lbs
2nd place ($700): Amy Kirch 62 lbs
3rd place ($500): George Bain 59.9 lbs
Gift Card Winners ($50):
Percentage of Weight Lost:
1st place ($1,000): Stephen Canfield 24.4%
2nd place ($700): Vikki Hawkins 23.8%
3rd place ($500): Audra Misuraca 18.6%
Gift Card Winners ($50):
Greene County Residents Lose 2,700 Pounds!
The Greene County Rural Health Network’s Healthy Weight Initiative is pleased to announce that 39 people were awarded cash prizes, with the top prize being $1,000, in the fifth annual Biggest Loser contest. More than 600 people registered for the 16-week contest, which began in February and ended at the end of May. Winners were chosen in two categories: total pounds lost and percentage of weight lost and top winners received $1,000, $700, and $500 cash awards. An additional 33 people were awarded $50 gift cards for their impressive weight loss. The winners lost, on average, about 5%-10% of their weight over the 16-week period, according to Program Coordinator Melissa Scheriff. Participants were given a weight loss guide, calorie counting wheels, and weekly tips to assist them in their weight loss. The Greene County YMCA offered free weight loss classes to participants as well.
“This was our biggest contest to date, thanks in no small part to our partners, the Greene County YMCA and the Greene County Chamber of Commerce,” said Theresa Lux, Chair of the Healthy Weight Committee. “It is so inspiring to see so many Greene County residents working towards better health.”
“People will have another chance to lose weight and win a cash award because we are planning another contest for early 2018,” said Scheriff. “In the meantime, Greene County residents can take part in our GreeneWalks contest, scheduled to start in September”. The Healthy Weight Initiative is a program of the Greene County Rural Health Network that aims to help Greene County residents reach and maintain a healthy weight. To learn more, go to www.greenehealthnetwork.com.
Biggest Loser Weight Maintenance Contest:
Begins on May 29, 2017 Final Weigh-In: September 1, 2017
Weight maintenance participants who maintain or lose weight will be entered into a random drawing to win one of our 30+ cash prizes:
|$500, $300, $200|
|$50 gift cards for 30 participants|
*Each participant will need to have a coordinator, either through their worksite or other organization (i.e. church group, gym, zumba class, etc.).
If you do not have a group/coordinator, you can still participate by getting weighed in by one of our Community Coordinators Below:
Catholic Charities, 66 William Street, Catskill
Catskill Community Action, 7856 Rt 9W, Catskill
Greene County YMCA, Coxsackie
Fitness Concepts, 363 Rt 296, Hensonville
Muscle Hypertrophy, 171 W. Main St., Catskill
SWEAT Exercise Studio, 609 Main St. Catskill
Fitness For Life, 665 Main St. Cairo
Cindy’s Zumba & Fitness, 513 Main St. Cairo
Zumba Gold Fitness with Pat Larsen, St.John’s, Rt.81 Greenville