Update 10/6/10: Spirits are high at the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge as they hosted the Biggest Loser 11 media junket Monday, October 4. Meeting the new contestants was a true honor. Contestants made a major impact as they shared their journeys, struggles and greatest hopes about their experiences. Bob and Jillian also attended to share their insight on the upcoming season. A highlight for all attending was the beautiful spread of healthy, delicious spa cuisine prepared by the Resort’s chef, Rodolfo Reyes, as well as the exclusive tour through the Resort, led by Ashley Johnston, Season 9 contestant that won America’s heart with her tenacious spirit and warm smile. It’s official. Everyone is excited about the transformations of the Biggest Loser Season 11 contestants, and can’t wait to witness their incredible life changing experiences.
The energy was high as the Biggest Loser Resort at Fitness Ridge opened the doors to their second Resort location in the incredible rolling hills of Malibu. In preparation for the grand opening, the Resort hosted a one week soft opening where guests were invited to experience the four-point philosophy of fitness, nutrition, education and relaxation in the secluded retreat environment of Malibu.
Former Biggest Loser winners Michael Ventrella and Danny Cahill participated in a national satellite media tour promoting the Resort’s opening as well as the Biggest Loser season 10 premiere. Daris George also attended the soft opening, participating in such activities as hiking, aerobics, strength training, education features and of course the delicious and balanced spa cuisine. (more…)
As the contestants are enjoying their breakfast, they get a visit from Alison who tells them it is time for a pop challenge up in the gym. They each must balance a tray with one hand, and pile as many quarters as they can on to the tray. For whoever holds on to the tray the longest, however many quarters they put on their tray will then be equivalent to ten dollars. Michael Ventrella and Sunshine Hampton are the last two remaining. Michael ends up winning a total of $2,000, while Sunshine comes in second earning $650.
Plus, Danny gets a big surprise from The Doctors and while we don’t know for sure, but it may have something to do helping him get rid of the excess skin he has around his waist, stomach and chest regions. Most people who lose the massive amounts of weight like Danny lost, still carry extra skin around their torso. Cosmetic surgery to remove it is frequently done to improve appearance.
Biggest Loser season 8 came to a close last night and Danny Cahill, a married father of two from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, walked away its newest champion. When Danny began his journey at Biggest Loser he weighed in at 442 pounds, one of this season’s heaviest contestants. When he punched through the paper image of his old self, he emerged a man unrecognizable. Not only has Danny lost a downright impressive amount of weight since May 2009, he’s done so in a manner in which he looks healthy. And even more shocking, after standing next to him, you can’t help but wonder where all that skin went.
Danny’s final weight was 191 pounds, a staggering 239-pound loss that equated to a 55.58 percent total loss of body weight. Very impressive.
Here is Danny’s interview live from finale with season four finalist, Hollie Self.
Now, Danny faces the hardest part of all, and we wish him all the luck as he continues his journey.
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Tonight is the night we’ve been waiting 13 long weeks for. It’s the live Biggest Loser finale, and at the end of two-hour program, we will meet the newest Biggest Loser winner!
It will no doubt be an interesting finale, as one-by-one the finalists step on the scale one final time to reveal the results of their incredibly hard work. (more…)