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North Country's Biggest Loser returns for second season

However, those who are selected for this season should next expect to see the same kind of results as contestants on NBC's The Biggest Loser.

"No one should expect to see that kind of weight loss," Peters said. "That's not the program. We're looking for safe weight loss."

Another difference in this year's program is participants are expected to be a $100 fee to cover the expense of the personal trainers. The membership to the city gym will remain free of charge.

"We want everyone to have a little skin in the game. And the pocketbook is probably one of the better places to put that," explained Peters. "We want to make sure that people, when they make that commitment, they're making that commitment, not just mentally, but financially as well; so they're hopefully compelled to show up and be a part of it."

Last year's personal trainer Mary Duprey will continue this season, but three more people are still needed, and Peters is currently accepting applications for that as well.

The addition of the personal trainers is something Peters sees as a huge benefit, not only for the program, but for the city gym as well.

"It will get three more people into the facility as personal trainers," he said. "It will probably open doors to provide personal training here, which we don't provide. To have that kind of insight that we don't have yet, that will get us to another level. I think it will benefit all of the members in the long run."

Applications for the North Country's Biggest Loser can be picked up at the city gym, 52 U.S. Oval, or can be found on-line at www.plattsburghrecreation.com. For more information, contact Peters at 324-7709.

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