Who is he? Brett Hoebel is a celebrity trainer with the looks and skills that we think make him a possible candidate to be the one of the mystery Biggest Loser trainers to appear on season 11. He recently discussed the strategies he used with Victoria’s Secret model Karolina Kurkova with bodybuilding.com. “It’s the cross-training that’s key. It doesn’t let your body adapt to one stimulus too much and it keeps your workouts exciting.”
You may recognize Brett from the Discovery Channel show Fit Family, or from one of his many other TV appearances like The View, Good Morning America and the Today Show. He’s also the creator of RevAbs, a workout and diet plan the promises to give you a toned body in as little as 90 days. These workouts combine elements of Afro-Brazilian Capoeira and Muay Thai kickboxing with Western strength training.
Warning to all consumers of Alli and Xenical: The FDA has linked the weight loss pills to severe liver damage in certain rare cases.
“The Food and Drug Administration said Wednesday it has added a warning about the risk to the label of the drug, which is sold over-the-counter by GlaxoSmithKline. A prescription version called Xenical is manufactured by Roche and sold by Glaxo.”
Currently the FDA has identified 13 confirmed cases of liver damage linked to Alli and Xenical. Xenical has been on the market since 1997 and available via doctor’s prescription. Alli, a newer consumer version of the weight loss drug, has been available over-the-counter since 2007.
Alli, which had sales nearing 300 million dollars in 2009, has been performing below Wall Street estimates. Poor sales of the lifestyle drug can be attributed to poor economic conditions as well as unpleasant side effects, such as anal leakage.
Doctors urge patients taking these weight loss pills to monitor signs of liver injury, including itching, yellow eyes and skin and loss of appetite.
Season 9 of the Biggest Loser featured the heaviest cast in the show’s history. But, that didn’t keep them from making some amazing transformations, and revealing them on the live televised finale.
Ashley Johnston and Michael Ventrella faced off in the Biggest Loser Season 9 finale. Michael won the finale with a weight loss of 264 pounds. Ashley weighed in at 191 pounds, a weight loss of 183 pounds and earned second place for season 9.
View Michael’s journey below:
Exclusive: Listen here as Michael talks about how he plans on moving forward with his healthy lifestyle at home.
Erik Chopin drops us a video update on his second week at the Biggest Loser Resort. Watch below to find out whom Erik brought with him to the resort and what he is doing now that he hasn’t done in years!
We recently had the pleasure of joining EA for their Sports Active media event in New York City. The event started with a demo of the EA Sports Active game/workout product. Following the demo they allowed attendees to play the units and experience the workout intensity. The workouts require the use of an occasional resistance band and the leg strap for the Wii controller, which are included with purchase. If you have purchased the Wii Fit, you can also use your balance board for a number of the workouts. The balance board, although, is not required for any of the EA Sports Active workouts. (more…)
Jerry Hayes, the oldest Biggest Loser contestant in the show’s history, has won the At-Home Biggest Loser Prize. This 64-year-old grandfather of five was certainly not the top choice to beat his fellow contestants for the $100,000 prize, but after losing 47.97% of his body weight (down 177 pounds to his current weight of 192), he was the clear winner from the moment he stepped on the scale.
The pop princess showed off her tight tummy on Friday in new photos on her Web site as she rehearsed for her upcoming tour.
“I’m the healthiest I’ve been all my life,” she said at the time. “My diet has a lot to do with my getting into shape. I have no sugar. I don’t eat fruit or even fruit juice because of the sugar. I eat chicken and salmon and rice. I eat avocados. I’ll have egg whites for breakfast and sometimes turkey burgers for lunch.”
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