While many thought the elimination of his twin brother, James Crutchfield, the first week on the ranch would be a hindrance to his performance, John Crutchfield actually used it to his advantage to push through to week five. He says as twins they pushed one another, but after James left and John had an emotional breakthrough with trainer Jillian Michaels, he was better able to focus on himself. He’s also glad the two didn’t have to compete against one another throughout the season.
His elimination was an emotional one, as John was considered one of the people who truly needed to be there, as his starting weight of 484 pounds made him one of the heaviest contestants this season. However, just as John persevered at the ranch without James, he’s now persevering at home without the ranch.
Hear our interview with John in which he talks about the importance of finding a fitness regimen that is “something fun that will last forever,” like his love for jiu jitsu, as well as how anymore he can’t even handle the taste of salt or sugar. Listen now, then continue learning about his journey.
It’s not the first time Biggest Loser has had a set of twins at the ranch. On season four, twins Bill and Jim Germanakos dominated, taking home both the grand prize and the at-home prize. With big shoes to follow in, James Crutchfield and John Crutchfield think they’ve got what it takes.
The 30-year-old twins admit it won’t be easy though, saying they have a target on their backs since they weigh-in as the heaviest team on campus. James is 485 pounds and John is 484 pounds. Their advantage? They say it’s being naturally competitive, which pushes them more.
Listen now as we speak with James and John during their first week at the Biggest Loser ranch.