Boo to The Biggest Loser

Ok, I have to get this off my chest. I am really disappointed in the direction the Biggest Loser has been taken to. It is really no longer a show about lifestyle change and recently has been filled with drama, crying, swearing, and tension / conflict among other participants. This is NOT the way individuals need to make lifestyle changes and the means they are taking are overall not always healthy.

I have always been a fan of Bob Harper and think he is not only knowledgable but great at motivating and finding the fine line of being supportive yet demanding. However I get frustrated and irritated seeing how a few fitness DVD’s have lead to all the other money makers for himself and his team. This is about giving back, not making 6+ figure incomes and most likely much more.

Back to the tears and drama. Sorry guys, get over yourselves and just work out and eat right. Stop fighting each other and dwelling on other’s weaknesses. I hate to say this but “SUCK IT UP”. The individuals on this program did not get to this point overnight and it is going to take hard work, dedication, determination, and finding an inner strength and courage to overcome whatever adversity is in front of them.

So sorry Biggest Loser, you have become yet another drama series and soap opera and you no longer have my respect. As a Certified ACSM Personal Trainer, Running Coach, distance runner, and motivational speaker, I feel drama needs to be left to the Oscar nominees. As an individual that suffered through a traumatic cycling accident resulting in spine surgeries and other major orthopedic surgeries I have continued to persevere. As an individual that was assaulted and suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, I have persevered. It’s not always easy, but it’s doable. Bob Harper has my respect without doubt however the show does not.

So get off the couch, stop making excuses, and move at whatever pace you can…. because at some point you might not be able to. Got it? Great, see you out there. 😉


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