Biggest Loser Contest - Greene County Rural Health Network
Greene County Rural Health Network

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Biggest Loser Contest

The Biggest Loser Greene County Edition


  • Initial Weigh-ins are mandatory and will be conducted in-person during the week of Feb 7.
  • There will be 3 optional mid-contest weigh-ins at Week 4, Week 8 & Week 12 – participants will email their weights.
  • Final Weigh-ins are mandatory and will be conducted in-person during the week of May 22.
  • **If you have questions about a Community Location, call Toni at 518-943-5072; please DO NOT call the Community Location.

Each contestant should be familiar with our contest rules.

“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.” – 2020 Biggest Loser participant, Jackie Reese

“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.” – Biggest Loser participant, Jeremy Newkirk

Women transformation photo from exercising

Community Groups
Cairo Public Library
15 Rail Avenue
Cairo, NY 12413
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
M-W 10:30am-4pm, Thurs 1:30pm-6:30pm, Fri-Sat 10:30am-1:30pm
Kelly's Pharmacy Coxsackie
Contact: Kris Baskiewicz
34 Hope Plaza
West Coxsackie, NY 12192
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
M-F 9am-7pm, Sat & Sun 9am-3pm
Catskill Public Library
1 Franklin Street
Catskill, NY 12414
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
M/F 9am-11am & 3:30pm-5:30pm, Tues-Thurs 11am-1pm & 5pm-6:30pm
Kelly's Pharmacy Greenville
Contact: Kris Baskiewicz
4852 NY-81
Greenville, NY 12083
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
M-F 9am-7pm, Sat & Sun 9am-5pm
Community Action of Greene County
Contact: Carol Burnett
7856 Us Highway 9W
Catskill, NY 12414
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
M-F 8:30am-4pm, (Closed 12-12:30pm)
Lake & Mountain Realty
Contact: Kelli Forschner
2008 Route 385
Athens, NY 12015
Excel Physical Therapy Cairo
Contact: Marie Carroll
247 Main Street (Hannaford Plaza)
Cairo, NY 12413
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
Mon & Wed 7am-3pm, Tues & Thurs 9am-7pm, Friday 7am-5pm
Lee Physical Therapy & Wellness
Contact: Brandi Schneider
467 Main Street
Cairo, NY 12413
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
M/W/F 8am-4pm, Tues & Thurs 10am-7pm
Excel Physical Therapy Catskill
Contact: Lily Barber
159 Jefferson Heights
Suite D002
Catskill, NY 12414
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
Mon 7am-5pm, Tues-Fri 9am-5pm
Mountain Top Library
Contact: Maureen Garcia
6093 Main St
Tannersville, NY 12485
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
M-F 10am-5pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Excel Physical Therapy Coxsackie
Contact: Marie Carroll
11831 Rt. 9W
West Coxsackie, NY 12192
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
M-W 7am-7pm, TH & F 7am-5pm
Palenville Public Library
Contact: Bathsheba Orlando
3303 NY -23A
Palenville, NY 12463
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
Mon 9am-12pm, Tues/Fri 11am-5pm, Thurs 11am-7pm, Sat 10am-1pm
Greene County YMCA
Contact: Cindy Krasney
35 Route 81
W. Coxsackie, NY 12192
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
M-F 5:30am-12pm & 3pm-8pm, Sat 8am-2pm
Wellness Rx
Contact: Beth Rennig, Angie Firmalino, Greg Madden
5980 Main St
Tannersville, NY 12485
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
M-Sat 10am-6pm
Heermance Public Library
Contact: Eileen Goble
1 Ely Street
Coxsackie, NY 12051
Weigh-In: 2/7-2/13
M-F 10:30am-3:30pm
Participating Worksite Groups
American National Insurance
Contact: Jill Lamenec
Greene County Courthouse
Contact: Angelina Knott
Athens Generating
Contact: Chris Mitchell
Hunter-Tannersville SCD
Contact: Ritamary Vining
Catskill Central School District
Contact: Liz Conrad
National Bank of Coxsackie
Contact: Leslie Shove
Cairo Durham School
Contact: Tracy Selner
New Baltimore Animal Hospital
Contact: Selina Newkirk
Cornell Cooperative Extension
Contact: Eileen West
The Capri O'hara Group
Contact: Capri O'hara
Coxsackie CSD
Contact: Tina Dombroski
Twin County Recovery Services, Inc.
Contact: Renee Pine
Contact: Tom Borfitz
Windham Ashland Jewitt CSD
Contact: Cathi Aplin
Glaxo Smith Kline
Contact: Noreen Powers
Greene County Building (must be a County employee)
Department of Children & Family Services
Contact: Helen Castle


“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!