Sunday, April 08, 2012


Last Monday night we had the initial weigh-in and first workout for the new group in Biggest Loser “16.” It’s a much smaller group this time for some reason. Perhaps it’s because it’s warming up and more people are outside. But it was a pretty mild winter and spring, so who knows?

Regardless, it’s such a small group that we’ll be able to do things that we never could do in the larger groups. When we had 30 people or more, we had to do things in stages, but there were some things we just couldn’t do—there was only so much equipment to go around.

Now we’ll be able to do pretty much anything I’d do if I were training them, one-on-one, along with all the things we typically do in our regular classes, which usually run around 10 people—just what we have in Biggest Loser “16.” So we’re going to change things up even more and see what happens!

We weighed them in and got their body fat, and a bunch of other parameters. They took beginning measurements so they’ll have something to compare with down the road. They also got their daily calorie logs so they can start writing down their food.

I covered the workout routine they’ll be on for the 12 weeks: Weights on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; and Cardio on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Plus, they’ll be using their “secret weapon” for weight-loss—another smaller, less intense workout that can be as simple as walking a mile in the morning which takes about 20 minutes.

Their first workout was a tough one that had five stations: Wall Ball, Dumbbell Curls, Box Jumps, Kettlebell Swings, and Crunches (bent knees, legs up, side-to-side, and straight legs).

They did each station for about 45 seconds and took 15 seconds to rotate to the next exercise, five stations each round, for a total of four rounds. Don’t ever let anyone tell you they don’t have enough time to work out, for this workout lasted only 20 minutes, but they were all ready to stop by the end of it!

The main goal this week was simply to get them moving. Next week, we’ll be talking about the amount of food they’re eating, based on their daily calorie logs.

We still have lots of room in the group, so if you want a push this summer, and want to participate in Biggest Loser “16”, you need to let me know as soon as possible. Then you can join us next Monday night!

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