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The Biggest Loser Resort in Utah Cites a “Relationship Breakdown” for Changing Name Back to Fitness Ridge


The original Biggest Loser Resort in Ivins, Utah is moving away from the Biggest Loser brand and going back to its roots as Fitness Ridge, as originally founded in 2002. Co-founder Cameron Kelsch said of the change:

“We have always had a great program but we really just want to focus on the qualities that differentiate Fitness Ridge. We want to change the way people feel about health and wellness and we feel we can do that better by moving way from The Biggest Loser brand. As we look forward to [the] change, our staff remains focused on improving the health and well-being of the world, one person at a time.”

We spoke to Phillip Craven, a spokesman for Fitness Ridge, and asked why they felt the rebranding and move away from The Biggest Loser model was needed. Craven said that, although the company did experience additional exposure and growth as a result of the affiliation, they lost control of what made the destination unique to them and what they’d envisioned it to be. He continued by speaking of the relationship breakdown that happened between Fitness Ridge and The Biggest Loser by saying:

“In that way, there was a relationship breakdown. Our focus has been and always will be helping people eat, exercise and think differently. As The Biggest Loser started to stray from our focus, we saw the need to stay true to ourselves, so a rebranding became inevitable.” (more…)

Bob Harper Prioritizes Diet Over Exercise

Celebrity trainer and Biggest Loser coach Bob Harper recently told The TODAY Show that his philosophy on weight loss has evolved since the start of his career 20 years ago. The 48-year-old Harper is no stranger to working with the morbidly obese, and puts Biggest Loser contestants through strenuous workouts to help shed the pounds. Though exercise is still an integral part of his personal and professional life, he now believes that a balanced diet is more crucial to losing weight than exercise.

Bob and Jillian

In 2019, Harper penned a book called “The Skinny Rules,” and recently told TODAY, “It’s [weight loss] all about your diet. I used to think a long time ago that you can beat everything you eat out of you and it’s just absolutely not the case.” As a trainer, he’s helped hundreds of overweight individuals drastically improve their look and health with his insight, expertise, and Southern charm.

It’s a widely debated topic. Another famous Bob, Greene to be exact, has said the opposite, and his credentials are equally or more so impressive than Harper’s. Oprah’s best friend and trainer, and author of The Best Life, has written, “As a fitness trainer, I’d recommend that you start off by increasing your activity before you even think about what you are or aren’t putting in your mouth.” (more…)

The Skinny Rules by Bob Harper Comes out in May

Bob Harper, world renowned fitness trainer and one of the stars of NBC’s The Biggest Loser is reaching beyond his focus on fitness to share diet and nutrition tips with as many readers as possible.The Skinny Rules

Hi new book, The Skinny Rules, comes out in May and aims to show you exactly how to shed those unwanted pounds, whether its two or two hundred.

Harper says that while on the show, “I’ve been given a really big platform to reach as many people as I can. And I take that very seriously.” Now he’s putting his vast knowledge of nutrition to use in the book by breaking down what he knows into twenty simple, nonnegotiable principles.


Tune-In: Biggest Losers Help Save a 400 Pound Teen on Dr. Drew’s LifeChangers

Tune in to Dr. Drew’s LifeChangers on Thursday, September 29, 2019. Dr. Drew hosts former Biggest Loser contestants, Hannah Curlee and Olivia Ward, as the share their weight loss stories and help one teen change her life.

Together, they will mentor a 400 pound 15-year old girl whose health is in danger. Catch this episode as a young girl learns to to workout, eat properly, and change her life. The audience will watch the transformation take place right before their eyes.

Inside the Vault with Cris Collinsworth to Include Health in Men’s Issues

The Internet is surprisingly silent on a brand new show hosted by Emmy Award-winning NFL broadcaster Cris Collinsworth, scheduled to start airing February 4, 2019. Inside the Vault will address “men’s issues” according to a post made by Collinsworth on footballpros.com. Inside the Vault will also include the talent of Alonzo Bodden, winner of Last Comic Standing’s third season, and Jill Wagner, co-host of Wipeout. Jill is also known as “The Mercury Girl” for her part in their commercials.
While “men’s issues” is slightly vague, I have it on good authority that at least some of the topics addressed will include men’s health. Bernie Salazar, The Biggest Loser’s season five at home winner, is one of the scheduled guests. With his soon to be published children’s book, Monstercize, Bernie is focusing on health and encouraging physical activity. On twitter @VaultInsider describes the show as “an engaging new series that explores what excites, inspires and drives today’s classic man.”

Discovery Health’s new fitness challenge

In addition to providing us with worldly information from the comfort of our living room couches, The Discovery Channel is now helping you to get in shape for the New Year. Discovery’s National Body Challenge kicks off on January 5th and 6th with celebration events at four malls across the country (Alderwood Mall, Seattle, WA; Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg, IL; Columbia Mall, Columbia, MD; and Short Hills Mall, Short Hills, NJ).

It is a free 8-week, fitness and weight loss challenge that will provide you with online and offline tools to shed some extra pounds, stay inspired and to create a you that is, in sum, healthier. By registering, you get a free 8-week membership to Bally’s Fitness, too. For most of us who are just beginning the cold doldrums of winter in our respective states, having a gym to go to exercise during these tough months is a bright beacon of healthy light this time of year.

The Discovery National Body Challenge may contain faint whispers of being the next “The Biggest Loser” but the program is far from the toughness, hard-nosed discipline and sometimes, humiliating features of the television’s intense reality show. With a medical team like Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Discovery Health Channel’s medical expert, Dr. John Whyte offering you expert advice, insight and sound information, the challenge sounds like a fun, safe and effective way to meet your 2019 nutrition and fitness goals. Good luck!!

Join Jillian Michaels?

Participants on NBC’s The Biggest Loser all lose more weight than they ever thought possible. They get it off and keep it off using sweat, science, and full belief in themselves. Jillian Michaels is one of the most popular trainers from the show and now she has developed a weight loss program than can help anyone achieve their goals.

Exercise really is the key to success on The Biggest Loser, and it’s also the key to success with Jillian’s Weight Loss Program. Eating a healthy, balanced diet is very important. Jillian’s program helps you learn to eat right for your metabolism with recipes, food guides, and specialized information on your metabolic rate. But when it comes to losing weight, exercise is really what makes the difference! Online, participants can access printable exercises, cardio workouts, an online fitness diary, and a muscle manual.

Jillian knows that no one can lose weight and keep it off if they don’t believe in themselves 100%. Really changing your body, means changing your lifestyle and behaviors too. Online, program participants can chat with fellow dieters, check message boards, get inspiration from Jillian, and use the interactive weight tracker—all to help keep them motivated.

Jillian has already helped thousands of people lose weight and feel great about their bodies. Don’t you owe it to yourself to give it a try?

For more information check out the Diets in Review Jillian Michaels Review.