We're getting close to the kick-off for the Winter Olympics. And even though they aren't professional athletes, contestants on "The Biggest Loser" experienced some of that go-for-the-gold magic by visiting the U.S. Olympic Training Center on the Jan. 14 episode.
But not all the contestants were excited about the opportunity. Any change from their carefully controlled environment of calorie-counting and carb-blasting workouts is stressful, and one contestant, Bobby, confessed that he felt out of control when it came to his carbs.
However, trainer Dolvett Quince described the experience as inducing goose-bumps. Earning "ooohs" and "ahhs" from the contestants: Apolo Anton Ohno, who is an eight-time medalist in the Winter Olympics.
As Dolvett put his team through the paces, including 100 sweat-inducing burpees, Apolo motivated them. He emphasized the importance of mental attitude as well as physical fortitude.
Trainer Bob Harper, however, perspired about the situation. He worried about the tendency that he's observed in the past for contestants to eat too much and exercise less when they leave the "Biggest Loser" ranch.
And the contestants themselves made it clear that staying on their diets away from what had become a weight loss mecca was challenging. Only one contestant thought ahead by packing her food and taking it with her.
After the challenges, the infamous Last Chance Workout took place, at which Jillian Michaels managed to yell louder than any of the Olympians shown on the episode.
When the weigh-in took place, it was clear that Bob was right: The totals aren't as impressive. Bobby gained two pounds, while Jay gained one. With those two contestants falling below the yellow line, there's a vote to determine who will leave, and it's Jay.
Preview: On the next episode, fashion guru Tim Gunn and hairstylist to the stars Ken Paves help the contestants find a new look to go with their new bodies.