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Biggest Loser Contest

The Biggest Loser Greene County Edition

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.

Biggest Loser Weight Loss Contest: February 5, 2018 – May 25, 2018
Two categories of prizes: Total Pounds Lost and Percentage of Weight Lost
Prizes in each category include:
1st place: $1,000
2nd place  $700
3rd place: $500
$50 gift cards to 15 winners
20 $25 gift cards at contest midpoint

Biggest Loser Weight Maintenance Contest: May 28, 2018 – August 31, 2018
Participants who lose at least 5% of their starting weight are eligible to participate. Winners will be drawn at random from those who maintain their weight loss.
1st place: $500
2nd place: $300
3rd place: $200
$50 gift cards for 30 participants

All participants must weigh-in with a coordinator. If you do not have a coordinator, you can get weighed in with one of our Community Coordinators. Locations, along with weigh-in dates and times can be found here.

Kick off event will take place on Tuesday, February 27 at 6:30pm at the Greene County YMCA in Coxsackie. Hear presentations from nutrition and fitness experts, enter raffles, and meet other participants. All who attend the kick off will be entered into a raffle to win FREE coaching sessions with local Functional Medicine Coach Mary Ann Proper. YOU MUST ATTEND THE KICK OFF EVENT TO BE ENTERED INTO THIS DRAWING.

See Fitness Specials for Participants

Please contact Scheriff1@fairpoint.net, if you have any questions.


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:

Community Coordinators
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

Muscle Hypertrophy
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