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MVHS Wellness Center Begins Biggest Loser Competition - Monday, February 5, 2018

UTICA, NY - The Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) Wellness Center’s eight-week Biggest Loser competition begins Monday, February 5, 2018 and runs until Friday, March 30, 2018. The cost is $20 to register with an additional dollar for each week that participants gain over their original weight. 

“I look forward to this event every year,” said Bethany Kleist, MVHS Wellness Center Coordinator. “The participants are all so motivated and the transformations throughout the competition are remarkable, both with weight-loss and overall health.”

Participants will have access to personalized wellness coaches to provide guidance on fitness, nutrition and other topics. Weigh-ins happen each week at the MVHS Wellness Center, which is open weekdays between 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. The Wellness Center is located at the Faxton Campus, 1676 Sunset Avenue, Utica. Prizes will be awarded to the top three participants who lose the largest percentage of their original weight. 

2017 winner and avid runner, Mike Williams, gained quite a bit of weight the previous year after suffering from a herniated disc.

“Unfortunately, I replaced running with eating junk, and it showed,” said Williams. “The Biggest Loser Contest started right around the time I was given the OK to get back on the treadmill. I began jogging and watching what I was eating, and kept to the diet because of the contest.”

To enter the contest, call Bethany Kleist at 315-624-5484 or email More information is available online at 

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