Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Biggest Loser Season 14

Have you watched the new season of The Biggest Loser? 

My Personal Training Clients know I'm a bit "intense" and they definitely have heard me yell. However, I am motivating, NOT demeaning! 
I LOVE to push my clients, but also appreciate assessing their abilities, knowing their thresholds, and taking them to their edge without pushing the envelope that flirts with emotional harm and physical injury.
To see a show, such as The Biggest Loser Season 14, that has trainers SCREAMING obscenities and not knowing how to assess if someone is really gonna pass out or not...knowing how to pull someone off a fake edge of fainting and push them further...uggg!
C'mon! The contestants are all taped-up, thrown-up, and falling down and that sends the WORST message to people who are already-self-abusive! 
It breaks my heart!

What is YOUR opinion about The Biggest Loser? Please feel free to leave a comment. 

I want anyone who is struggling with weight, health, and fitness, this:

Do you want to live a happy healthy and functional life?
Or do you crave abuse from someone who has been put upon a pedestal by Television Network Executives?

I posted the following on the Controlled Burn Fitness Blog

Though I have a reputation for being an intense and demanding personal trainer, working out efficiently, and losing weight successfully does NOT require a trainer to SCREAM and push a client to puking, falling, fainting, and risking injury! 

If that is the type of workout you crave, please look elsewhere for a personal trainer who promotes self-abuse, because that is NOT something I would ever endorse, promote, or deliver to any of my Controlled Burn Fitness clients.
I am happy to admit that I am actually a fan of The Biggest Loser. 

I do appreciate that the show does inspire many people to start moving and reevaluate the decisions they make about food and fitness.

However, I do not support the abusive nature of training that is presented during each episode.
Please, be kind to your body, even when pushing it to it's limits, so it will be willing to continue to deliver what you demand from it.

Stay happy, healthy, productive and kind!
-Melissa Adylia Calasanz
Controlled Burn Fitness

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