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Biggest Loser Contest

The Biggest Loser Greene County Edition

Congratulations Biggest Loser Finishers!

Biggest Loser began 16 weeks ago with participants weighing in at different locations throughout Greene County.  Over the course of the contest participants were provided with healthy tips on nutrition, exercise, stress reduction, and much more.  Virtual clinics, ZOOM exercise classes and a Facebook community provided participants with the support they needed to reach their goals.  Despite the additional challenges COVID presented, the contest concluded with 160 finishers losing a cumulative total of over 1600lbs!

Jeremy Newkirk of Leeds was one of the contest’s big winners.  Of the contest he says, When I started this in February, I was as heavy as I had ever been and was losing the ability to do things that everyone takes for granted like tying your shoes…this competition has jumpstarted my drive and the results have made me want it more.  The results work so I’m sticking with it…My goal is 170lbs.  And I will achieve my goal.”

Jackie Reese, another big winner, says 2020 hit us all pretty hard. My dad passed away last June and with being in quarantine, I gained quite a few lbs after losing weight in 2019. I was ready to change and ready to start The Greene County Biggest Loser again in 2021. The contest was just what I needed to get moving and eat better. It kept me accountable and I made sure to walk/exercise every day.I am thankful for Greene County Rural Health for offering this contest to our county and for getting me motivated to get the weight off.”

Check out the rest of this year’s winners and more comments below…

Most LBS Lost Highest Percentage Lost
Jeremy Newkirk - ($1,000) Jackie Reese - ($1,000)
Michael Riley - ($700) Christopher Reiker - ($700)
Makenzie Higgins - ($500) Stephen Mancuso - ($500)
$50 Winners
Mary Reed Eileen Bowden
Ralph Della Rocco Lauretta Gay
Jennifer Meehan Mallory Jarrold
Maryrose Amman-Millard Andrew Parker
Marianne Baldwin Laura Kreminiski
Mike Tedford Janet Mateer
Michael DiSorbo Brittany Reiseberg
Anna Signoretti Maureen Anshanslin
Julia Willenbucher Desirea Carr
August Cuti Kathleen Connaire
Raymond Houghtaling Eric Van Zandt
Christine Evola MJ Willis
Deanna Van Wagenen Carol Tedla
Matthew Maraglio Jean Tedford
Anthony Taibi Leslie Shove


“Thank you very much!! It has been a great 4 months and this contest has really helped me on my weight loss journey”

“I’ve been really happy with the Biggest Loser program and feel much better as was able to keep on the right path and did lose weight.  I appreciated that the program was flexible and free and had many options, including opportunities to learn about nutrition and participate in exercise classes.  I enjoyed the motivational posts and the focus on lifestyle and health.  The program was just the boost I needed to get started on losing weight and working on my nutrition and wellness.  Thank you! “

“So thrilled that I signed up for Greene County Biggest Loser this year. I am 72 years old and healthy except for being overweight with arthritis in my knees and walking and stairs are a struggle for me. Losing weight will help me so much, but I hate dieting. The biggest loser program has helped me push myself and I am losing weight and I am eating healthier. Thank you for your encouragement and support.”

“Besides wanting to be healthy and lose weight and look better . I am very competitive and I felt that joining a contest would motivate me even more to lose weight and try to win. It also made me accountable because I had to weigh in and I didn’t want to be disappointed in myself.”

Video Testimonials

Before & After

Bob K.
Bob began his weight-loss journey before joining the 2020 Biggest Loser Contest. The contest helped him lose additional weight for a total of 97lbs!