Fresh on the heels of John Rhode‘s amazing win in season 12 of the Biggest Loser, the show has announced details about season 13, which begins airing January 3.
When season 13 kicks off, contestants arrive at the Biggest Loser Ranch and receive some pretty shocking news: while they get there in teams of two, which includes a mother/daughter, father/son, brother/sister and husband/wife combination, they will be split from their loved ones and will have to compete against them!
Dubbed the season of “No Excuses,” the competitors are taken out of their comfort zone to face both physical and mental challenges like they never have before in their lives. Not to mention, one team won’t even make it on the ranch. Read Full Post >
Michaels’ long time partner on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, Harper will be putting her against her co-host Dr. Travis Stork in a Cross Fit competition. Cross Fit is the very effective strength and conditioning program used by many law and armed forces for training. The program is also used to train many elite athletes. Tune in to see if Dr. Stork can hold his own against Michaels as Bob Harper goes into full training mode and surely shows them no mercy.
Watch now as Bob does the “WOD,” or Workout of the Day, with Jillian and Dr. Travis Stork.
CrossFit’s Workouts of the Day are daily workouts posted on their website you can complete with minimal equipment or access to a fitness facility. They can include anything from pushups, rope climbs, pull ups and rowing machine relays, with the whole focus on completing the workout in the fastest time possible for you, or complete the most reps you can to do your personal best. Even if you take a CrossFit class where you are completing your WOD with a group of other people, your whole goal is to do you best and compete against yourself, which leaves room for others to encourage you along the way to push your hardest.
You can do The Doctors WOD at home. Do each of the following exercises for 30-seconds each, and repeat the circuit six times.
On September 20, fifteen new contestants will walk in to our lives on NBC’s Biggest Loser. It’s the twelfth season for one of TV’s most popular reality shows, and it promises to make us laugh, cry, yell, and cheer for these perfect strangers who will soon feel like our family.
Season 12 comes with a lot of change. There aren’t just 15 new faces to familiarize ourselves with, there are new trainers, too. Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince replace the spot previously held by Jillian Michaels (now a co-host on The Doctors). And for those fans who haven’t heard, season 11 trainers Brett and Cara will not be back at the gym. That leaves veterans Alison Sweeney, the show’s host since season four, andBob Harper, training since day one, to indoctrinate this group in to the Biggest Loser lifestyle and family.
This season includes eight men and seven women, competing as individuals, in a battle of the ages.
Oldest contestant: John Forger, 65
Youngest contestant: Courtney Rainville, 24
Average contestant age: 42.6
The 15 contestants will be divided in to three groups of five according to youngest, middle-age, and oldest.
The Biggest Loser season 12 is scheduled to premiere September 20, 2011 and there will, of course, be an entirely new cast to love, hate and celebrate. Amongst those new faces will be two new trainers: Anna Kournikova and Dolvett Quince. These fitness all-stars will be teaming up with veteran trainer Bob Harper and filling a gaping hole that Jillian Michaels is leaving.
We sent Brittany Aberle, of BL5, to speak with Anna, Dolvett, and Bob live from the ranch during season 12′s first week of filming. Everyone is excited, especially Anna for the new tennis court she’s having put in.
Click each video below to see these exclusive interviews, and comment below letting us know whose training style you’re excited to watch this fall.
It was announced that Dolvett Quince will join Bob Harper and Anna Kournikova as the newest trainer for season 12 of Biggest Loser, which begins filming next week. While it may take fans a while to warm up to the idea of the hit show without Jillian Michaels, Quince definitely has the fitness chops to whip a new batch of contestants into shape.
Quince is an IFFA and ISSA certified master trainer, meaning he has earned master fitness trainer credentials, and is the owner of BodySculptor Inc., and the exclusive Body Sculptor studio in Atlanta, GA which he opened in 2004 with wild success. Quince has used his expertise to train celebrities such as Janet Jackson, Justin Beiber, Boris Kodjoe and Baltimore Ravens Tight End Daniel Wilcox, but according to his website, Quince says his biggest accomplishment as a trainer was “helping one client lose 325 pounds”.