For the remaining six contestants of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser: Glory Days,” an invigorating journey to Kaua‘i will help them achieve to their goals and inspire them to fulfill their New Year’s resolutions.
“Kaua‘i was the perfect place for us to film because it provided adventure as well as beauty. Those are two things that our contestants experience in their journey with The Biggest Loser and Kaua‘i is very symbolic of that,” said Joel Relampagos, executive producer of The Biggest Loser.
In two episodes airing this Thursday and on New Year’s Day (8-9 p.m. ET on NBC), the Garden Isle will provide the backdrop for the hit competition show’s visit to the Aloha State. The Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau and Kaua‘i Visitors Bureau negotiated the show’s selection of Kaua‘i for these two hour-long episodes. Filming took place in October exclusively on the Garden Isle.
“We are excited to see the adventure, culture, and natural beauty of Kaua‘i shine on The Biggest Loser in visually compelling, made-for-TV moments,” said John Monahan, HVCB’s president and CEO. “Collaborating with NBC’s superb production team to develop these challenging competitions and tell the contestants’ stories has been a great experience from beginning to end. The contestants now know what an inspiring destination Hawai‘i is, and millions of viewers will too.”
The first Kaua‘i episode, airing Thursday, will showcase iconic Waimea Canyon and an intense fitness workout on one of Kaua‘i’s beautiful white sand beaches.
Next, in a competition that tests contestants’ skill, endurance, and perseverance, they will kayak into the ocean to retrieve floating puzzle pieces and piece them together. The effort is well worth it, as the winner will be rewarded with a private helicopter tour of Kaua‘i, and enjoy incredible sights and scenery only accessible by air. In addition, a trainer and contestant will overcome their fears of being in the open water by snorkeling in scenic Anini Bay, known for its idyllic conditions.
The weigh-in for the first episode will take place at the Kaua‘i Marriott Resort at Kalapaki Beach, a destination the contestants reach by paddling outrigger canoes.
Contestants will be challenged out of their comfort zones by rappelling down a cascading waterfall with Da Life, or by rope swinging with Just Live! in a tropical forest.
They will also learn how to make healthy, island-inspired tacos, before partaking in a Lacrosse-style obstacle course on a stunning, privately owned ranch.
This is the second time “The Biggest Loser” has partnered with HVCB and selected the Hawaiian Islands as the incentive destination for its contestants. In 2011, the show filmed on O‘ahu and contestants received a surprise surf lesson from pro athlete Bethany Hamilton.
“The Biggest Loser” is a production of Shine America and 25/7 Productions.
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