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“The Biggest Loser” Adds Teens Next Season

Friday, September 7th, 2012

NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” will include teenagers when the weight loss show resumes in January, CNN reports.

Trainer Jillian Michaels, who returns to the show next season, says she’s especially motivated to help kids since becoming a mother this year. From CNN:

At least three teens between the ages of 13 and 17 will be included in the competition. They will work with trainers, nutritionists and child obesity experts to drop pounds just like the adult contestants on the ranch. Unlike the adults, however, they will not be up for elimination each week.

“As a former overweight teen, I know firsthand how dramatically weight issues can affect every aspect of a child’s life,” Michaels said in a statement from NBC. “Having recently become a mother of two, I am more passionate than ever about helping empower children and families with the information and resources they need to live a healthier life.”

More than one-third of children and adolescents are overweight or obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

 

Image: Jillian Michaels via DFree / Shutterstock.com.

 

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Jillian Michaels Is Mother of Two

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

Jillian Michaels, the fitness expert who gained notoriety for her seasons on NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” is now the mother of two children, PEOPLE.com is reporting.

After a long process, she adopted a 2-year-old named Lukensia from Haiti.  Additionally, on May 3, her partner Heidi Rhoades gave birth to a son, Phoenix.

From PEOPLE:

In an exclusive at-home interview and photo shoot, she discusses the two-year journey that led her to her daughter and reveals an incredible twist of fate: Rhoades, 31, delivered their son the same week Michaels finally brought their daughter home.

The instant family has made for long days and nights for Michaels. But she insists she wouldn’t have it any other way.

“I don’t even answer email. I don’t have time to care about anything else,” she notes. “I want to be really present and enjoy all the nuances of their growth and development. I don’t want to rush any of it.”

Image: Jillian Michaels, via DFree / Shutterstock.com

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