Most of us find ourselves following the same routine throughout the weekdays. A lot of us typically follow a similar schedule Monday through Friday, making it easier (not easy, just easier) to plan in time to workout and prepare healthy meals.
The weekend, on the other hand, is a whole different story. For lots of people Saturday is their one day off for the entire week, and it is tempting to stay inside all day, relax, and maybe be rewarded for their hard work week with unhealthy foods.
At The Biggest Loser Resort we have a different idea of what Saturdays should entail. Each person that chooses to take part in our Saturday last chance workout receives not only a buff to wear with pride, but the bragging rights for completing a very real last chance workout. Trust me, I know, I have experienced a last chance workout on the ranch with Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, and I have to say that our last chance workout the Biggest Loser Resort leaves me just as sweaty and satisfied!
See for yourself (with a cameo from Biggest Loser alumni and current Resort trainer Sione Fa):
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.
The Biggest Loser reunion episode, “Where are They Now,” aired on Tuesday, November 25, 2009. The two-hour program featured 40 contestants from seasons one through seven and while we would love to highlight each of the former contestants, here are a few notable mentions.
“I have no regrets, I know I gave it my all,” says Felipe Fa about his experience on Biggest Loser season eight. While he won’t be considered a finalist, he was on the ranch for the entire 17 weeks, an accomplishment worth being very proud of. After his elimination, the final four were also sent home to do it on their own for 30 days before moving on to the season finale. Filipe played every moment of the game with heart, and every time the audience needed it the most, gave us a good reason to laugh.
Filipe lost a total of 130 pounds on the ranch, going from 364 pounds down to 234. He said he left with a positive outlook and “really realized the whole purpose of this show — to inspire people.” He says that he was able to connect with Bob in that final week, and took to heart some advice from his beloved trainer. Bob Harper told him the show was “not about winning a game, but fixing what’s broken.”
Listen now to hear the DietsInReview.com interview with Filipe, before reading more. He shares the five moments that were most epic for him in this most epic of Biggest Loser seasons.
For Sione Fa, there was never a question about why he was at the Biggest Loser. His heart and mind were in it to regain his health and his life from day one. Sione lost 116 pounds on the Biggest Loser ranch (down from his starting weight of 372), and says today he’s lost about 135 pounds total. His weight loss has inspired his family and Tongan community. Sione explains that the Tongan culture is typically overweight. He says that now they’ve watched him, and cousin Filipe Fa, lose weight on national TV and it’s opening their eyes. His own family has come to him for advice, and Sione shares his breakthroughs with them. Recently he attended a luau where brown rice and baked chicken were served, which he says is unheard of at those events. He’s proud that he and Filipe have been able to influence their culture to make healthier choices. He’s even thinking about creating a “Polynesian workout” video!
Listen now as Sione talks with us about his training style, the traditional New Zealand war chant “Maori Haka,” the emotions of leaving Filipe, and his relationship with Tara.