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Join Biggest Loser on The PALA Fitness Plan

This week starts the eagerly anticipated “Biggest Loser” makeover episode. During this two-part event, the contestants go to the White House. There they reunite with their loved ones, visit with first lady Michelle Obama and take part in the show’s first-ever White House workout.

During their visit with Mrs. Obama, the contestants learn about PALA (Presidential Active Lifestyle Award), a six-week pledge based program. The program is designed to get both adults and children more physically active and healthy. Anyone can participate in the challenge. From children to senior adults, it is geared towards helping people get on the path to a healthier lifestyle through positive changes in physical activity and eating behaviors. Anyone with strict dietary needs, such as vegetarians, vegans and diabetics. You can sign up for just yourself or you can get a form a group and sign up together.

The challenge is broken down into two age groups, one is for adults and the other is for kids and teens between the ages of 6 and 17 years.

For the adults, the first part of the challenge involves becoming physically active. To meet this challenge you need to be active 30 minutes a day, at least five days of the week, for six out of eight weeks. An alternative can be to use a pedometer and reach a daily goal of 8,500 steps.

The second part is focusing on healthy eating. The challenge involves focusing on a healthy eating goal. Some of the goals you can choose from are eating smaller portions, eat seafood once a week or drink water instead of sugary drinks. There are eight to choose from and each week you will add a new goal while continuing with your previous goals.

For kids and teens, you need to be active 60 minutes a day, at least 5 days a week, for 6 out of 8 weeks.  You have the same alternative with boys stepping 13,000 times a day and girls 11,000 times. Coming in August the goal will be 12,000 for both girls and boys.

The healthy eating goal is the same as adults, being that each week you choose a new goal while also continuing with your previous goals.

The first lady challenged the contestants on The Biggest Loser to see who can get the most people to sign up under their name on Anyone interested will be able to sign up after the episode airs and until April 25th. The contestant with the most people signed will receive $30,000 worth of gym equipment from Planet Fitness for their hometown. They will announce the winner at the finale.

If you happen to not live in the same town as one of the Biggest Loser contestants, don’t worry, you will still get something. Upon your completion of the 6-8 week PALA challenge, you will can receive your own award, the only catch is you’ll have to buy it.

Also Read:

Biggest Loser’s Two-Part Makeover Week Features Michelle Obama

Use a Pedometer to Reach Your 10,000 Steps per Day

Planet Fitness is Biggest Loser 13 Contestants’ New Home

April 3rd, 2012

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Jeanie Carpenter

I am a Biggest Loser fan. I'm 54 years old and have been doing Weight Watchers since 2/1/11 and have lost 35 pounds. I feel great and want to tell all of the contestants on Biggest Loser: YOU ALL ARE MY HEROS!!!!!!!!

posted Apr 11th, 2012 1:30 pm

Maxine Steele

great. can't wait to get started

posted Apr 11th, 2012 3:43 am


i want to get better for my kids

posted Apr 11th, 2012 12:52 am

stewart torkelson

i think more people could back each other it will work

posted Apr 11th, 2012 12:38 am

sandi miller

i believe in the biggest looser. last march i quit smoking and by next march or sooner i want to loose 50 to 100 lbs. this is my goal. now i weigh 254 lbs. and i want to get it off. i've started walking. i'll go to the dr. and weigh myself and report it to you. thanks sandi

posted Apr 11th, 2012 12:38 am


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