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Bob Harper’s post-Thanksgiving Day workout playlist

- November 25th, 2013

For my American friends …

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Bob Harper’s post-Thanksgiving Day workout playlist

Some believe Americans gain an average of 10 pounds during the holidays, and to combat that potential weight gain, Biggest Loser trainer Bob Harper is here to help you bounce back into the gym after Turkey Day with a new workout playlist. “Get Off the Couch!” is available exclusively on Rdio, so just play this curated playlist via your smart phone, put in your headphones and get moving!

Rdio is a social jukebox with over 20 million songs to discover, play, and share. Play what you want, when you want or turn on a station for a perfect mix of songs. Listen anywhere — the web, your phone, even offline — and follow friends and artists to see what they’re playing. It’s music evolved. Play and discover free.

“Get Off the Couch!” Thanksgiving Workout Playlist by Bob Harper:

• Direct link:  http://www.rdio.com/people/bobharper/playlists/7125828/Get_Off_the_Couch!/

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1. Paris (Ooh La La) – Grace Potter & the Nocturnals

2. The Way We Touch – We Are Twin

3. Yeah Yeah – Willy Moon

4. Dark Star – Polica

5. Latch – Disclosure

6. Walking on a Dream – Empire of the Sun

7. Blood on the Leaves – Kanye West

8. Sunshine – Little Dragon

9. Fascination Street – The Cure

10. Is This How You Feel? – The Preatures

11. Water Will Find a Way – The Black Ghosts

12. The Jean Genie – David Bowie

Biggest Loser trainer shares workout playlist

- January 3rd, 2013

Ever wonder what type of music gets celebrity fitness trainer Bob Harper’s blood pumping?

Well, here’s a new workout playlist — powered by Rdio — that Harper compiled. It features upbeat tracks from Muse, Swedish House Mafia, Robyn and Die Antwoord.

The complete playlist is available at MyTrainerBob.com or at Rdio. (New Rdio users can sign up for a free seven-day trial.)

Harper and The Biggest Loser return to prime time this month with a two-night premiere Jan. 6 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Jan. 7 (8-10 p.m. ET).

Big expectations from Biggest Loser in 2013

- December 13th, 2012

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Childhood obesity will be front and centre when The Biggest Loser returns in the new year for its 14th season.

NBC’s popular weight-loss reality show also welcomes back trainer Jillian Michaels.

Here are the details …

FIFTEEN DETERMINED ADULTS AND THREE INSPIRING KIDS COMMIT TO GETTING HEALTHY AND CHANGING THEIR LIVES FOREVER WHEN “THE BIGGEST LOSER” RETURNS WITH A MUST-SEE TWO-NIGHT PREMIERE EVENT ON JANUARY 6 (9-11 P.M. ET) AND JANUARY 7 (8-10 P.M. ET)
 
Plus, Childhood Obesity Expert and Pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff Joins “The Biggest Loser” Team
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. — In a season unlike any other, NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” takes on child obesity by featuring kid participants for the first time ever on the show, joining 15 fiercely determined adults eager to lose weight and change their lives forever in a must-see, two-night premiere event on Sunday, January 6 (9-11 p.m. ET) and Monday, January 7 (8-10 p.m. ET). And joining “The Biggest Loser” team to help the kids get healthy in season 14 will be childhood obesity expert and pediatrician Dr. Joanna Dolgoff.

New mother Jillian Michaels is also back, ready to whip contestants into shape with her tough-as-nails, no nonsense approach, alongside returning trainers and top fitness experts Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince. Alison Sweeney hosts the series.

With the childhood obesity epidemic at an alarming, all-time high, jeopardizing the health of kids and future generations, “The Biggest Loser” is committed to tackling this critical issue by featuring children this season to serve as ambassadors of change who can inspire kids all over the country to get healthy. The focus for the kids will be on getting healthy rather than numbers on a scale, so they will not be eligible for elimination and will not weigh in on camera. They will work at both the ranch and at home, and their progress will be featured in every episode.

The show’s three kid participants will be 13-year-old Noah “Biingo” Gray, who aspires to be a professional baseball player and describes himself as a “skinny kid trying to get out of a fat teenager’s body”; 16-year-old Sanjana “Sunny” Chandrasekar, who juggles Advanced Placement classes and extracurricular activities like singing and tennis, and says that being overweight takes away from her self-confidence and affects every aspect of her life; and 13-year-old Lindsay Bravo, who loved being a cheerleader for two years but gave it up when others started teasing her about her weight, and hopes that by going on the show, she can inspire others to change their lives and get healthy.

This season’s 15 contestants will be divided into three teams — supervised by trainers Harper, Michaels and Quince. Each trainer and team of five adults will be paired with one child participant who will compete with and contribute to their respective teams.

The adult contestants for season 14 of “The Biggest Loser” will include Lisa Rambo, a high school special education assistant and mother of four who wants to be a healthy role model for her children, and hopes to one day open a special needs gym in her community to help her overweight students; 21-year-old Jackson Carter, the show’s first openly gay contestant who was bullied both for his weight and his sexuality after coming out at age 14, and now works as a volunteer coordinator for an LGBT youth outreach center, and Joe Ostaszewski, a former high school and college football player who continued to eat like an active football player long after his athletic career was over.

Also competing this season will be 47-year-old attorney, law firm owner and mother of two Gina McDonald, who is very accomplished in her professional life, but has not been able to get control of her lifelong struggle with weight; 51-year-old police officer David Jones, who at 307 pounds is struggling to keep up with the physical demands of his job, and college professor and communications consultant Michael Dorsey, the heaviest contestant this season at 444 pounds, who wants to be a healthy role model for his young son and says. “Losing weight just seems like that impossible mountain that I cannot overcome.”’

Full bios of the kids and the adult contestants are available at http://www.nbc.com/the-biggest-loser/.

Working closely with the children this season will be Dr. Joanna Dolgoff, a childhood obesity expert and pediatrician whose book “Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right” features the child-friendly healthy eating plan the kids will follow. Along with the trainers and the “Biggest Loser” medical staff, the kids will follow an age-appropriate program that will help them get healthy, achieve their personal goals and transform their lives during the course of the season.

Dolgoff is a pediatrician, child obesity specialist, member of the Pediatric Task Force for the American Board of Obesity Medicine and author of “Red Light, Green Light, Eat Right.” She is the Medical Director of Camp Shane, the nation’s longest-running weight loss camp. Dolgoff, her program, and many of her patients have been featured on NBC’s “Today,” “Good Morning America,” “The Early Show,” “Fox & Friends,” “Nightline,” “700 Club,” “Extra,” “America’s Newsroom,” “Inside Edition,”  as well as CNN, MSNBC, Lifetime and Discovery Health.

She has been written about in “The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Seattle Times, The Los Angeles Times, Vogue, Redbook, Parent Magazine, Parenting, and Shape.

Children and teens from 46 different states and 4 countries have lost weight with her online weight loss program (www.GreenLightEatRight.com).

The three kid participants this season are:

Lindsay Bravo (eighth grade), 13, Fillmore, California

Sanjana “Sunny” Chandrasekar (11th grade), 16, Rochester, New York

Noah “Biingo” Gray (eighth grade), 13, New Windsor, Maryland

The new adult contestants competing for the $250,000 will be:

Dannielle “Danni” Allen (Advertising account coordinator), 26, Wheeling, Illinois

Jackson Carter (Volunteer coordinator for LGBT resource center and movie theater assistant manager), 21, Layton, Utah

Nicole “Nikki” Davis (Make-up artist), 26, Chatsworth, California

Michael Dorsey (College professor and communications consultant), 34, Baltimore, Maryland

Pamela Geil (Executive assistant), 43, New York, New York

David Jones (Police officer), 51, Kiefer, Oklahoma

Cate Laughlin (Student), 28, Ransomville, New York

Gina McDonald (Attorney and law firm owner), 47, Hoover, Alabama

Nate Montgomery (Financial advisor), 25, Colorado Springs, Colorado

Francelina Morillo (Student and store manager), 25, Albany, New York

Jeff Nichols (Pharmaceutical representative), 24, Monroe, Michigan

Joe Ostaszewski (Senior sales executive), 43, Willston, Florida

Thomas “TC” Pool (Purchasing manager), 31, Albany, Oregon

Lisa Rambo (High school special education assistant), 54, Houlton, Wisconsin

Alexandra “Alex” Reid (Legal assistant), 24, Carrolton, Texas

“The Biggest Loser” is a production of Shine America, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions. Ben Silverman, Dave Broome, Todd Lubin, Lisa Hennessy, Eden Gaha, Paul Franklin, JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson are the executive producers.

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Merry Fitness from Anchor Bay Entertainment

- December 7th, 2011

Just in time for the Christmas-shopping season, Anchor Bay has released a glute-busting array of fitness DVDs featuring some of the biggest names in the industry.

Here’s a look at the new titles out this month:

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Six new fitness titles from Anchor Bay.

PERSONAL TRAINING WITH JACKIE: 30 DAY FAST START

Based on Jackie’s Power Pyramid Training Method, this program was specifically designed to give you a FAST START and transform your body from head to toe. You’ll perform pyramid sets that combine two of Jackie’s handpicked, dynamically sequenced moves and progressively increase repetitions of the combination: first one, then two, then three…adding a rep each step down the pyramid until you hit 10. Stick with this program for 30 days and take your body to the lean xtreme! Get lean and ripped!

BILLY BLANKS TAE BO: CARDIO EXPLOSION

Billy Blanks is exploding on the scene with his best cardio workout ever, Tae Bo Cardio Explosion! This workout will get you dripping with sweat, as you watch the inches fall off and your body tone up. You will see the best of the original Tae Bo moves, along with a rejuvenated style of cardio to get you where you want to be in your workout regime. Be energized and inspired as you improve your cardio, and lose fat, by punching and kicking your way to the top.

BILLY BLANKS TAE BO: POWER

Prepare your body for battle! In this workout, Billy Blanks brings you the ultimate in body sculpting with intense Tae Bo cardio. Strengthen, tone and define your upper body like never before as you burn fat in this powerful, total body Tae Bo workout. Transform your entire shape with explosive movements and chisel your arms, back and shoulders to a whole new level. Get ready to feel the burn and feel the POWER as you punch your way to a fitter you with Tae Bo Power. Bonus Workout: Get your midsection fighting fit with Billy’s Power Abs!

BOB HARPER: TOTAL BODY TRANSFORMATION

Soar miles above your fitness plateau with two limit-defying, threshold-shattering workouts that annihilate fat and replace it with lean,solid, power-packed muscle. Bob Harper delivers exclusive, no holds barred techniques for the intense conditioning your body craves. Challenge yourself with the Hardest Workout Ever, and uncover the incredibly fit physique you’ve always wanted. Workout 1: Complete Body Power Transformation 60 minutes of innovative, high-level training incorporating intervals, pylometrics, strength, and endurance. Fire-up your metabolic engine, activate fast twitch muscle fibers, and engage your entire body for extreme calorie burn and lean muscle gain. Workout 2: Body Power Quick Bonus 15 minutes of maximum-powered, accelerated training, command optimal performance for body-transforming results. When you’re short on time, Bob makes every second count.

ELEMENT: HATHA & FLOW YOGA

Increase flexibility and dissolve stress! This DVD is specially-designed for beginners, allowing them to experience both static and flowing programs. With two 30-minute practices to explore and enjoy, one can come to understand the many benefits of each type of yoga. Both the Hatha and Flow practices will help relieve stress, increase strength, tone muscles, cultivate flexibility, and improve overall health. The kit contains the DVD plus a woven, cotton yoga strap.

DANCE OFF THE INCHES: HIP HOP BODY BLAST

Fan favorite instructor Jennifer Galardi has found a way to seriously crank up the cardio without minimizing the fun. You’ll work hard but won’t even notice as you flaunt some of Jennifer’s hottest moves yet. ANYONE can do this, regardless of prior dance experience. So what are you waiting for? Get ready to turn up the burn and tone your entire body with Hip Hop Body Blast! This program features the Dance Off the Inches Step Guide. In it your dance instructor will break down the 10 steps and mini combinations you’ll need to easily dance off the inches through the whole program.

SANSONE: 4 FAST MILES  (Not pictured)

Losing weight has never been easier than with Leslie Sansone Walk atHome programs. Now you will be able to lose weight even faster with the all-new breakthrough Walk Slim system. Featuring motivating hit music and an inspiring cast of real-life success stories (three women who have lost 65, 100 and 110 pounds) – Walk Slim is guaranteed to have you looking slimmer and feeling great in just 10 walks! 4 Fast Miles! A Walk at Home program for faster weight loss!

 

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Biggest Loser trainers together again

- November 17th, 2011

No, Jillian Michaels hasn’t returned to The Biggest Loser.

But she and fellow celeb trainer Bob Harper did get a chance to work together again in front of the camera — although it appears Michaels did most of the grunt work.

The sweaty reunion, which took place on the CBS show The Doctors (co-hosted by Michaels), airs today.

For more info (and a couple of photos), here’s the press release:

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Left to right: Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper, Dr. Travis Stork (Courtesy “CBS Television Distribution/Stage 29 Productions”)

THE DOCTORS’ JILLIAN MICHAELS REUNITES WITH FORMER CO-HOST BOB HARPER

Shares Tips on “How to Get Your Body Back”

HOLLYWOOD — In their first TV reunion since The Biggest Loser, THE DOCTORS co-host Jillian Michaels welcomes her former co-host Bob Harper to the Emmy Award-winning syndicated series to show viewers “How to Get Your Body Back” in shape using the latest fitness trend: CrossFit.

On Thursday, Nov. 17 (check local listings for airtimes), Bob pits Jillian against Dr. Travis for the ultimate in-studio strength and endurance fitness challenge. Tune in to see who wins THE DOCTORS’ very own CrossFit challenge, and check out these teasers for your readers:

Benefits of CrossFit

• Smart and functional

• Can be done anywhere and in a short amount of time

• Pushes people to their limits, much like a workout with Jillian or Bob

THE DOCTORS CrossFit WOD (Workout of the Day)

• Box Jumps – 30 seconds

• Sumo Deadlift High Pole – 30 seconds

• Push Press – 30 seconds

• Ball Slams – 30 seconds

Should be repeated six times.

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Left to right: Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels, Dr. Travis Stork (Courtesy “CBS Television Distribution/Stage 29 Productions”)

Also, don’t miss out on:

• Three spices that can boost the immune system during cold and flu season.

• Three easy ways to rev sex drive.

• A new treatment that promotes collagen growth and erases Crow’s Feet almost instantaneously.

• And, a heart-warming story about Gracie, a brave young girl who had reconstructive surgery on her facial nerves after suffering from paralysis due to a Grand mal seizure.  Does she “regain her smile?”  Tune in to find out.

For more info, visit www.thedoctorstv.com.

 

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