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Michelle Made My Day!

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I was SO touched by this letter from a soldier. It’s so humbling and rewarding to be able to help the brave men and women who are out there defending and protecting us.

Thank you Michelle!! This MADE my day!

I am currently deployed with the Army. Before leaving, the active duty within my hospital department were able to start a physical training program. For being medical providers, one would not think starting a fitness program would provide such challenges. We were often not able to get together too quickly and gyms were not an option, so our NCOIC brought in the Warrior Yoga DVD one day for us to try. While we still laughed and had a good time, this was the first video that we actually latched on to and asked for frequently. It has traveled to Iraq and came home in December with my battle buddy. It is now currently in Afghanistan. Going to the gym is so much easier now and my clinic here goes as a team every afternoon at the same time. When something happens and we don’t make it there due to multiple factors, it is still nice to have that DVD to put in and stretch, relax and literally unwind from being a pretzel of emotions during the day. We definitely do not have yoga mats, and the floors are flithy, but it’s still a moment to just take away from the day for a little. Please send a big Army THANK YOU (HOOAH!) to Bob Harper for putting his videos out there and allowing the Armed Forces to use them as well!!

Thank you!

Michelle Whitlock
Clinical Psychologist, US Army


MY Thoughts – Last Night’s Biggest Loser

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Are you ready for some FOOTBALL!!!! Let me just start by saying that Shawn Merriman is “THE MAN”!!! The fact that he came in to help me with that grueling last chance workout was so amazing. I thought it was great how he just jumped right in and, at first, he was nervous about their abilities so when he saw me yelling and screaming to push them harder the beast in him was released. I haven’t had that much fun working out my team since the days of Jillian Michaels (don’t get me started about that. I am missing her BIG TIME. Are you?)

Okay let’s talk a little more about the episode. Sometimes, and I’m just being honest, I think the challenges are silly and sometimes annoying. Don’t tell anybody I said that but this challenge was so much fun and it made so much sense. I loved being able to show people how certain exercises will burn more calories than others and at the end of the day you can see that all that hard work that you do in the gym really does BURN CALORIES!! I was really proud of my team that day and the fact that I was gonna give that MVP to Antone was the obvious choice, but when I thought about it for that split second I knew that it had to be Jennifer aka Jiggly Butt that had to take that honor. I was so proud of that girl during the challenge because she was working so hard and remember, she walked into that gym ON CRUTCHES!!! Are you kidding me??? That is a true athlete. She overcame her shortcomings and found a new path. That to me is one of the biggest lessons of last night’s episode. There is a way to work out and stay on your healthy lifestyle even if life puts an obstacle in your way. With Jennifer it was her stress fracture so instead of rolling over and saying that she couldn’t do anything, we found a new plan of attack and what an attack that was. That girl burned mad calories in that challenge and she blew up the scale in the weigh in.

The Black Team is definitely a force to be reckoned with and last night was no different. This team has come into their own and they are no longer going to settle for mediocrity. Antone is really coming around and to see him step it up for NFL week, even though it was definitely a humbling experience for him was great. Imagine, it wasn’t that long ago he would have been the football star to come in and work the contestants out. Now he is a contestant getting trained by the elite athlete. I think in the big picture it was just the motivation that he needed in week 3. He saw a glimpse into his future and he wants it again. I loved when we were doing that hard last chance workout and I asked him how he was doing and he said he loved it. That was exactly the answer I was looking for. Also, how about the Black Team victorious again at the weigh in. We pulled out some more amazing numbers. I love my team!!

So now for my final thought on the episode…..Don’t let obstacles in life hold you back from pursuing whatever it is that you want out of life. If you have an injury that is holding you back, find a new and effective way to workout. Get your diet ON POINT!! Take the steering wheel on the car of your life and drive it in the direction that YOU want. Never accept “no” or “I can’t” as an answer and, by all means, do whatever is in your power to change your direction if you don’t like where you are going. You can do it, what ever “IT” is if you just believe that you can and let NOTHING stand in your way…xoxo


MY Thoughts – Last Night’s Biggest Loser

So after watching last night’s episode, the main thing that came to my mind and what I was left with is that The Biggest Loser House is a really tough house and it is definitely not for everyone. It broke my heart that Dan & Don couldn’t make it in the house because they really needed to be there and could have gotten so much from the experience. Here is the deal. Jillian & I push people harder than they have ever been pushed because we want them to remember this experience and we want their defenses down so they can take a real hard look at their lives, what is broken, and what is not working. Hundreds of thousands of people try to get on our show every season and the casting people saw something in Dan & Don. I really do hope that they find what it is that they are looking for but they were not going to find it at the Ranch. I said it on the show that if Don would have stayed any longer it could have an adverse affect on his journey so leaving was the best thing for him. Let’s see at the finale how he does. Fingers crossed because I do want what’s best for him.

Now onto the rest of the show. I was so proud of our team for only having a limited amount of time with us to pull such great numbers. These guys work so hard and the scale really showed that. At one point Arthur said that you have to continue to push harder than you did the day before or you could go home and I totally agree with him. You can never get comfortable in our house because everyone is moving forward at such a fast pace that you could easily get left behind. What did you think of the Challenge? I don’t like when there are Challenges that target people. It leaves such a bad taste in my mouth and just seems so petty. I really don’t know what you learn from doing anything like that but oh well.

It never gets old watching Biggest Loser. I love seeing what the editors come up with to put together an episode. You have no idea how much you are not seeing. It looks like people just work out a little and achieve great results. If you only knew the mental and physical strength required from a Biggest Loser Contestant. That is why our house has the ability to change you for the better if you allow for it and come in willing to do anything and everything that is required of you but, like I said in the beginning, our house is not for everyone.


Inside Out Method – Genghis Khan Challenge

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You’ve trained with Bob – now train like him! Each Saturday Bob challenges you to a cutting edge routine from his very own workout regimen. Bob’s packed everything from boxing, to yoga, strength to cardio in four minutes of super intense, heart rate pumping, maximum calorie burning performance. Kick start your Saturday, and super charge your workout. If you’re ready for the full challenge check out the MyTrainerBob Inside Out Method DVD Series. If you’ve got heart you can get results!


Inside Out Method: The Interview

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MyTrainerBob Inside Out Method DVD Series Deconstructed. You’ve seen the trailers. You’ve watched the challenges. Maybe you’ve even purchased the entire series. Whether you’re wondering if this workout is right for you, or trying to figure out where to begin, you will want to watch this powerful in-depth interview with Bob, as he deconstructs his MyTrainerBob Inside Out Method DVD Series, giving you the science behind each workout.


Inside Out Method – Lunge Challenge

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You’ve trained with Bob – now train like him! Each Saturday Bob challenges you to a cutting edge routine from his very own workout regimen. Bob’s packed everything from boxing, to yoga, strength to cardio in four minutes of super intense, heart rate pumping, maximum calorie burning performance. Kick start your Saturday, and super charge your workout. If you’re ready for the full challenge check out the MyTrainerBob Inside Out Method DVD Series. If you’ve got heart you can get results!


Fitness Deconstructed: Squats

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All of the moves from the Fitness Deconstructed online video series and more challenges can be found in Bob’s MyTrainerBob Inside Out Method DVD Series — a raw workout with real results!


Inside Out Method – Yoga Challenge

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You’ve trained with Bob – now train like him! Each Saturday Bob challenges you to a cutting edge routine from his very own workout regimen. Bob’s packed everything from boxing, to yoga, strength to cardio in four minutes of super intense, heart rate pumping, maximum calorie burning performance. Kick start your Saturday, and super charge your workout. If you’re ready for the full challenge check out MyTrainerBob Inside Out Method DVD Series. If you’ve got heart you can get results!


Fitness Deconstructed: Abs

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We are happy to announced a new 12-week video series here on MyTrainerBob.com called Fitness Deconstructed. Tune in every Wednesday to see a new video. Each week Bob deconstructs the basics of fitness training, showing you the proper method, form, and technique to perform the exercises found in his MyTrainerBob Inside Out Method DVD Series. If you’re a beginner just starting out, or someone needing a refresher, check out Bob’s tips on how to stay motivated, healthy, and get the most out of your workout. All of these moves and more challenges can be found in Bob’s MyTrainerBob Inside Out Method DVD Series — a raw workout with real results!


Inside Out Method – Core Challenge

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You’ve trained with Bob – now train like him! Each Saturday Bob challenges you to a cutting edge routine from his very own workout regimen. Bob’s packed everything from boxing, to yoga, strength to cardio in four minutes of super intense, heart rate pumping, maximum calorie burning performance. Kick start your Saturday, and super charge your workout. If you’re ready for the full challenge check out MyTrainerBob Inside Out Method DVD Series. If you’ve got heart you can get results!

We are going to roll these out every Saturday. Don’t forget to check out the Inside Out Method DVD Series.