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.
Whatever happened to your favorite Biggest Loser contestants? Well, wonder no more as this Thanksgiving Biggest Loser will air a two-hour special taking in to the private lives of many of the show’s alumni. More than 30 contestants will appear on “Where Are They Now” to show you how their weight loss has changed their lives and how they look today.
Growing as popular for its love stories as it has for its weight loss success stories, you’ll get to watch the romantic proposal of season 9’s Sam and Stephanie, who recently visited the brand new Biggest Loser Resort in Malibu with Daris George. Not only that, but get access to the recent Lake Tahoe wedding of season 5 at-home winner Bernie Salazar to Jennifer, the cousin of his teammate Brittany Aberle.
It’s been a little more than two years since we first met Brittany Aberle; she was one of the contestants on Biggest Loser 5, the first Couples season. Just 22-years-old at the time, Brittany had joined Biggest Loser weighing 221 pounds and ready to shed that weight to become, what she called, “steamy hot!”. She spent twelve weeks at the ranch, competing with teammate Bernie Salazar, who she would form a close-knit sibling-like relationship with.
Brittany’s story on the Biggest Loser showed one of the most realistic glimpses of weight loss the show has had. She averaged a two-pound loss each week; while a healthy and recommended average for those at home, it was nothing compared to what her competitors were posting. She called the experience “traumatizing,” as she said throughout the rigorous workouts she would change shirts that were drenched in more sweat than she was losing on the scale. Working with trainer Jillian Michaels, they were able to identify that Brittany had PCOS, a hormonal imbalance that was preventing her weight loss.
Now, Brittany is back in the gym at the Biggest Loser Resort, where she’ll be for a three-week stay. It’s always curious to hear that these weight loss super stars are back at a weight loss camp, and Brittany admits that the maintenance has been the hardest part. Read Full Post >
One of the things that makes Jillian Michaels such a popular trainer on The Biggest Loser is that she really cares about her contestants and recognizes that weight gain/loss can be more complex than calories in-calories out. There are a lot of other factors that affect our bodies and metabolisms. It took Brittany Aberle nearly her entire time on the show to discover a hormone imbalance (PCOS) that was slowing down her weight loss.
Another important aspect that Jillian seems to get is the connection between physical health and mental health, possibly because her mother is a psychologist. Every season, as her contestants start to lose weight, Jillian recognizes and helps her contestants to address the emotional issues that are rising to the surface, revealed by the process. This season she’s worked closely with Coleen and Michelle. Read Full Post >
A couple of weeks back I wrote a blog entitled “You are who you hangout with“. It spoke about the importance of having people in your life that can both motivate and support you in your quest to get healthy. While on The Biggest Loser I had an amazing partner, Brittany, who I continue to look to for support in maintaining my new found health. Relaying your health goals to the people in your life is important, so identify your “Fitness Friends” to help keep you active and leading the healthy life you desire.