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Recreation department seeking applicants for ‘Biggest Loser’

Deadline Sept. 16 to register for program

— The City of Plattsburgh Recreation Department is seeking candidates for the third season of the North Country’s Biggest Loser weight loss program, scheduled to launch Saturday, Oct. 15.

The department is looking for 20 participants to make lifestyle changes and work with personal trainers in an effort to lose weight and become healthier. The North Country’s Biggest Loser program — modeled after the popular NBC television series “The Biggest Loser” — will consist of workouts with trainers and coaches, combined with education from guest speakers for a period of six months. All activities will take place at the City Recreation Center, 52 U.S. Oval.

“We are so excited to be able to offer a third season of the North Country’s Biggest Loser Program,” said Steve Peters, the city’s superintendent of recreation. “Participants in the first two years of the program had success in ways we never would have guessed. While weight loss was the focus, the quality of life component for our participants and their families was quite a surprise. This group is an inspiration to the community and it will be wonderful to offer the program again so that more people can participate.”

Participants will be led in weight training, circuit training and cardio workouts. Training sessions will be held bi-weekly in the evenings. Attendance is required as well as a commitment to workout independently. Candidates will be chosen through an application process and will require a physician’s release. Memberships for all participants are free, however there is a $100 fee to cover the expense of the personal trainers.

Applications may be picked up at the City Recreation Center and must be turned in by Friday, Sept. 16.

For more information, contact Peters at 324-7709 or visit www.plattsburghrecreation.com.

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