Week 2 is about more than just losing weight – it's about dealing with the core emotional issues that have led the contestants to this point.
Week 2 is about more than just losing weight - it's about dealing with the core emotional issues that have led the contestants to this point.
Week two begins with the trainers and contestants getting to know each other and reveal more about themselves, with the exception of one player who refuses to talk about what led to her weight gain. This week’s challenge has contestants busting through "walls of excuses" and racing through an obstacle course while carrying a punching bag, with the winning team getting a prize that none of the players want to be without. Then Dr. Huizenga meets one-on-one with contestants to reveal the results of their medical exams and what the future holds if they don’t lose weight, leading one contestant to storm out of the room when the truth is too hard to hear. Later, the weigh-in at the ranch reveals which contestant will be headed to trainer Bob’s Harper’s "Comeback Canyon," while the weigh-in at "Comeback Canyon" ends with one contestant leaving the competition for good.
Dr. Huizenga shares sobering health news with contestants.
In the Season 16 premiere, 20 former athletes, including NFL players and Olympic gold medalists, arrive at the ranch to begin their weight-loss journey.
Twenty former athletes, including a Super Bowl champion, a tennis legend and an Olympic gold medalist, strive to regain their former glory.
Twenty former athletes, including NFL players and Olympic gold medalists, try to change their lives and get healthy on the new season that also features new trainers Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom joining veteran trainers Dolvett Quince and Bob Harper. The contestants are led by former NFL players Scott Mitchell (12 seasons in the NFL) and Damien Woody (two-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots), as well as Olympic gold medalist and former professional tennis star Zina Garrison. Other contestants striving for weight loss include former WNBA standout Vanessa Hayden, three-time Olympic gold medal softball player Lori Harrigan-Mack, and a mix of former college and high school sports standouts. Season 16 also features trainer Bob Harper in an exciting new role, giving contestants a second chance at life on the show. Just when the eliminated contestant each week thinks they are headed home, they will actually be whisked away to a secret location called “Comeback Canyon.” There they will be trained by Harper, competing at a separate secret weekly weigh-in for the chance to return to the competition and a shot at “The Biggest Loser” title and $250,000 grand prize.
New season features former athletes, including NFL players and Olympic gold medalists, and new trainers Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom joining Bob Harper and Dolvett Quince.
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