Johnny Forger's Biggest Loser Elimination Interview
Johnny shares his Biggest Loser experience and how he's doing at home.
It appeared that Johnny Forger had a rough start at Biggest Loser, but he's enjoyed success at home. We spoke with him after his elimination from Biggest Loser 12 week 2, an experience he is grateful for.
He'd only watched the show a handful of times before being cast this season. It definitely showed during his workouts with trainer Anna Kournikova. Even he admits that for his first workout it was like "walking in to a buzz saw, I didn't know what was coming." It was his family, including his wife, adult children, and several grandchildren who encouraged him to audition. "I'm glad they did," he told us. "It saved and changed my life."
He's found much more success at home, losing quite a bit of weight on his home. He's relied on the nutritional guidance he got from the show's dietitian, Cheryl Forberg, and highly recommends her book The Biggest Loser Calorie Counter. His diet includes a lot of fruits, vegetables, and lean protein like turkey.
For his workout, Johnny admits "there are days I don't want to go." It's then that he relies on his new friend, Jerry Hayes, the 65-year-old season 7 at-home winner, and the advice that he's offered - "You just gotta do it." Part of the reason Johnny knows that he has to is to train for the marathon, the winner of which automatically becomes a finalist. "There's not a chance in hell you'll see me out there," Johnny says was his reaction when he first learned of the 26.2 mile race in store for him. "But now, I'm ready to give it my all."
No word on who he's training with at home, but he had a lot of good things to say about his Biggest Loser trainer, Anna. "She was good, she was hot, she was tough," laughs Johnny. But all he ever wanted to know was, "where is the break?" He said the rumors and assumptions that this tennis star isn't tough are not true. "Fifteen minutes after [a workout with Anna] was over I felt like a new man."
In fact, Johnny, now in his mid-60s, says he feels like a 40-year-old again! He doesn't see any reason why everyone else in America can't follow his lead.
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