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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

Jillian Michaels set to release Yoga Inferno

- August 1st, 2013

Biggest Loser trainer Jillian Michaels is launching her latest DVD next month.

Here’s the press release:

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Heat things up this fall with JILLIAN MICHAELS YOGA INFERNO!

Get ready to sweat with bestselling author, health and wellness expert and television star Jillian Michaels’ newest body shredding DVD. JILLIAN MICHAELS YOGA INFERNO (September 3, 2013, $14.98) is an all-new, vigorous and focused yoga practice that will have you burning calories and scorching fat as only Jillian can. Comprised of two 30-minute seamlessly flowing sequences of power yoga, JILLIAN MICHAELS YOGA INFERNO will transform your physique while building your stamina, strength and mobility.

Workout one uses body weight and 30-second cardio intervals to tone muscle and get your heart pumping, while workout two incorporates light hand weights to combine traditional resistance moves with classic yoga poses for a dynamic, flowing and challenging practice unlike any you’ve experienced before. As always, Jillian provides both modified and advanced versions of each pose, providing a killer workout for everyone at every fitness level.

JILLIAN MICHAELS YOGA INFERNO will be available nationwide on September 3, 2013.

Jillian’s gonna make GoodLife sweat

- February 5th, 2013
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Jillian Michaels is slated to visit GoodLife Fitness in Downtown Toronto (137 Yonge St.) next week.

As my faithful Twitter and Facebook followers know, The Biggest Loser‘s tough-love trainer Jillian Michaels will be in Toronto next week to launch her newest workout program exclusively at GoodLife Fitness.

And as promised, here are all the details:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 5, 2013

GoodLife Fitness partners with Jillian Michaels to launch JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™ Exclusively at GoodLife Fitness in Canada

TORONTO — GoodLife Fitness, the largest fitness company in Canada and a world-wide leader in Group Exercise, has partnered with Jillian Michaels, one of the premier health and wellness experts in the world and standout wellness coach on NBC’s The Biggest Loser, to launch JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™, a high-intensity and endurance based 30 minute workout. Jillian’s progressive and effective workout helps participants shed fat, define muscle and dramatically enhance their athletic performance while transforming their physique.

JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™ launches exclusively in Canada at GoodLife Fitness in February of 2013 and will be offered at GoodLife Clubs nation-wide by the end of 2014.

“I’m so excited to launch my BODYSHRED class at GoodLife Fitness,” said Michaels. “My classes are fun, fast-paced 30-minute workouts that offer a scientific, metabolic training approach to achieve a strong, sexy body. It’s a powerful integration of cutting edge fitness techniques that evolves traditional exercise methods through the exploration of movement possibilities and strategies to help participants get in the sickest shape possible, at an accelerated pace.”

JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™ utilizes Jillian’s 3-2-1 interval approach to whole body circuit training which includes 3 minutes of strength, 2 minutes of cardio and 1 minute of abs. This class provides the ultimate challenge regardless of fitness level and integrates the most progressive exercise science techniques to deliver a class that focuses on full body, dynamic metabolic training so you continue to burn calories and fat long after you finish training.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to work with some of the brightest and most inspiring people in the fitness industry and I’m happy to say, Jillian Michaels is one of those people,” said Maureen “Mo” Hagan, internationally renowned fitness professional and Vice President with GoodLife Fitness. “I’ve been a fan of her work and proven ability to transform the lives of people with a no-nonsense, yet compassionate, training approach. Using this same approach, JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™ provides users with intelligent, high-intensity training that maximizes results – that is why GoodLife Fitness is proud to be the exclusive provider of JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™ in Canada!”

For more information about JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™, visit JILLIANMICHAELSBODYSHRED.com.

Coming soon:

To find JILLIAN MICHAELS BODYSHRED™ Class Schedules and Club locations, visit goodlifefitness.com.

For a complimentary 3-Day Pass to GoodLife Fitness, please visit goodlifefitness.com.

GOODLIFE FITNESS Founded in 1979, GoodLife Fitness is the largest fitness company in Canada with almost 300 clubs from coast-to-coast. With over 750,000 members, GoodLife is helping to transform the health and wellness of 1 in 45 Canadians every day. With the vision of giving every Canadian the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life, David Patchell-Evans, Founder & CEO, strives to develop innovative partnerships and collaborations in all areas of health, fitness and wellness and continues to play a significant role in the healthcare system in Canada. GoodLife has achieved Platinum Status Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, as well as Platinum Level Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. www.goodlifefitness.com

EMPOWERED MEDIA

Empowered Media, LLC operates the Jillian Michaels wellness brand. Co-founded by Jillian Michaels and her business partner, Giancarlo Chersich, the company operates as life architects whose sole mission is to inspire individuals to empower themselves to seek healthier, active lives. The products marketed are part of the total life solution platform created by the Jillian Michaels philosophy. America’s premier health and wellness coach, Michaels is a New York Times best-selling author, entrepreneur and popular television personality. Michaels is also a passionate advocate, fighting to invoke important changes in all aspects of health and wellness. Michaels’ newest book, SLIM FOR LIFE: MY INSIDER SECRETS TO SIMPLE, FAST, AND LASTING WEIGHT LOSS will be released February 12, 2013. For more information about Jillian Michaels please visit www.jillianmichaels.com.

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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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