People weigh in on “Biggest Loser” resultsFargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Area health experts are weighing in after a dramatic weight loss reveal during a hit reality TV show.
By: Kay Cooley, WDAY
Fargo, N.D. (WDAY TV) -Area health experts are weighing in after a dramatic weight loss reveal during a hit reality TV show.
Ever since the “Biggest Loser's” finale, some are wondering if this season's winner lost too much weight.
WDAY hit the YMCA to find out what gym goers think of the Minnesota native's transformation.
By the time the “Biggest Loser's” season finale aired, Rachel Frederickson, standing at 5 foot 5 inches, lost 155 pounds.
Michael Syvertson, gym goer: “Loved it, thought it was great.”
The big body change says it all.
Dropping down to 105 from 260 and setting a show record, losing 60 percent of her body weight.
Steve Tangen, YMCA Personal Trainer: “The concept of the show is ratings and the wow effect of look how much weight she did lose.”
Frederickson says she's "never felt this great before,” But the show's fans didn't hesitate to weigh in.
Syvertson: “It was shocking to see her but she's happy and you see that smile on her face and I think that's pretty cool.”
Others offered criticism, but all agreeing if you want to shed the pounds.
Tangen: Training is a marathon, it's not a sprint. Unless you have all the pieces in place, the weight loss may come gradually, not drastically.
Your health should come before the number on the scale and the popular weight loss competition on the big screen.
Syvertson: “It's really inspirational. I gained some weight sometime in my life and I lost a bunch of weight and it just kind of brings tears to your ears to watch it.”
Frederickson received $250,000 for her weight loss that won the show.