As a few of you may know, my goal in life is to be Jillian Michaels…well a nice, less dramatic Jillian to be truthful. She has become a face that people have grown to respect and recognize in the fitness and diet world. What I like most about her is all that she has done to combat our growing obesity epidemic. This is something I strive to do in my life.
A place that many recognize her is from her time working with the Biggest Loser. The Biggest Loser for those of you who don’t know is a reality TV show about a group of people who are all significantly overweight who come to a ranch to learn how to live a healthy lifestyle. The winner of the show is the person who loses the greatest percentage of weight at the end.
Thanks to the Health and Wellness aspects of the Biggest Loser it has quickly become my favorite show to watch every week. I love how they challenge the participants to push their limits all in the confines of a doctors and professional trainers. Although it is not realistic for a person to devote their life 100% to losing weight like they do on the show, I think it is a great show for people to learn about healthy lifestyle changes as well as to be inspired. I also really enjoy the contestant stories, although I do think they are sugar coated a little I like that it makes it relatable for those who are watching at home. Also as a personal trainer, you do hear some of the same stories and same problems that these contestants are facing from clients. A big example of this are when the participants get in a rut with weight loss. This is something I hear all the time at my job so it is reassuring to me as a “new” trainer that it even happens to the “professional” trainers. I also like how the trainers then switch up their strategies to help the contestants. It allows me to learn and grow as a trainer and progress my clients in new ways.
If you haven’t checked out the show you should do so. I watch it every week on hulu.com .