If you tuned in to the return of “Biggest Loser” last night on NBC, you may have noticed some changes. First of all, trainer Jillian Michaels is back on the program to bring on the pressure, and secondly, there are three kid contestants. There has been a bit of controversy surrounding this decision, with some people feeling that it is wrong to single out children for their weight, but “Biggest Loser” trainers have a completely different idea in store for the kids.
It is common for the “Biggest Loser” trainers to scream and curse their adult contestants, but this season with three kids on the show, the trainers had to make some changes. “We wanted to do exactly opposite what we do to the adults,” Bob Harper says. “We get raw, we get rough by yelling and screaming. When we work with children, we are extremely sensitive. We will do no breaking down. We will only lift them up. We are trying to– bring up a topic in America. The problem of childhood obesity.”
Last night’s episode introduced the three youths, Noah Gray (13), Lindsay Bravo (13), and Sanjana Chandrasekar (16). While the adults are still being put through their gruelling routines, the kids’ schedules stay relatively the same as always. They spend minimal time at the ranch, and the trainers come to their homes to work with them as they continue about their normal lives. ”You will never see the kids compete or get eliminated,” Harper said. “Our children are our ambassadors this season.”
How do you feel about “The Biggest Loser” having kid contestants this season?