Heavy – Weight Loss Series Starts

Heavy TV Show

Heavy TV Show

My wife and I caught a new series on A & E this weekend called Heavy. The show was pretty good but again it called into question an individuals responsibility to themselves as well as those around them. Last night we saw the second episode and again it was great A&E really knows how to put together a good TV Series and Heavy is a TV series well worth seeing.

Here is the way that the TV series Heavy is setup. Each week there is two people and those two people are huge. There are two trainers and over a few months time each of these trainers work with one of the two people to try to help them lose weight.

Heavy – The TV Series

I have lots of questions. First, were do they find these people, second are we going to have the same trainers every week, and third are there going to be updates later as to how the people are doing?

Well the series has lots of people on it but each week we are introduced to two people that are working as partners. There is no prize money, no champion, and many health problems. Tears, emotions, and anger come and go and the partners help each other out. As you might expect the two people with a lot of weight can commiserate with their problems and the trainers are the professionals that are helping them along their journey.

First the people – Heavy Season premiere had Jodi, a childcare worker who started at 367 pounds and dropped down to 289 pounds. And Tom who started at 638 pounds and got down to 476 pounds. Both of these people had no real strength and their motivation was lacking compared to the people on a show like Biggest Loser. In fact Tom was living in his bed and had trouble walking to his car in the driveway. Just getting to the gym was terrible for both of these guys so it was great to see them transform into tougher, stronger people.



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Heavy TV Series Trainers – My wife and I were blown away by one of the trainers, David Richardson, the guy was very big and ripped. I wish I could find some pictures for the ladies here for a bit of eye candy but I will have to search some more. The lady trainers name is Britny Fowler and she was great and tried to motivate Jodi but was having trouble getting a bond with her which was too bad.

Is Heavy on A&E worth watching?

In the end Heavy has a great setup. Work out at a gym completely locked out from the world for a few weeks, go home and cope with real life, and if they person falters then they can come back. We see lots of weigh-ins and at the end of 180 days (6 months) we get to see how much weight they have lost and an update to how much better their life is.

All of this takes place in an hour. I kinda think the Biggest Loser people should look at how this show is setup as it is very satisfying TV with lots of tips and tools for dieters and those looking to help themselves and others. I will be watching this show for sure and hoping that it keeps up the great quality.



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Comments

  1. Susan Davidson says

    I have a couple of questions and would love for someone to answer. I was wondering about the food that they eat and how many calories that they eat per day. I know that they mention that lunch is 300 calories and I know that they eat other food as well and are able to exercise and be healthy with the amount of food that they eat. I was also wondering how long they exercise per day. I love the show and find it quite inspiring. The last episode that I watched the woman looked so good after and I’m so happy for her. She did work hard though! She also biked home!

    • says

      Susan, thanks for your support in watching the show! We are so very proud of the accomplishments and changes each individual has made and hope they inspire others to do the same. At Hilton Head Health, the daily caloric intake range is1200-1500, however we do adjust if needed. The calories are broken down as follows:

      Breakfast: 250-300 Calories
      Snack: 100 Calories (Fresh fruit/veggies/yogurt/cottage cheese, etc)
      Lunch: 300-350 Calories
      Snack: 100 Calories
      Dinner: 300-350 Calories
      Snack: 100 Calories

      As far as the fitness component, we offer a wide variety of classes almost every hour on the hour. Thus, an individual can spend up to 5, 6, 7, hours in fitness. We however encourage individuals to attend the educational lectures offered. So on average a person gets in about 3-4 hours of P.A. daily. In those 3-4 hours we highly encourage one strength workout, one or two cardiovascular workouts, and a flexibility class. Realistically they are in a controlled environment making it easy for them to fit everything in. For adherence purposes outside of HHH we follow ACSM guidelines which encourage 45-60 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 5-7 days a week and 2-3 full body strength workouts. I hope this helps. Please let me know if you have any further questions, and please feel free to check out http://www.hhhealth.com for a sample schedule and or healthy recipes!

      Healthy Regards,
      Amber Shadwick
      Fitness Specialist

      • Claire Swazey says

        You guys are awesome. You are extremely patient and compassionate.

        I truly enjoy the show.

  2. Amy says

    We need programs like this in Canada. I have been searching for anything to help but keep coming up empty. As a 32 year old mother of two I am desperate to lose weight. I am 452lbs and never rode a rollercoaster or amusement ride with either of my daughters. I have limited mobility and tire quickly. I can’t stand for more then a few minutes without a shopping cart or something to lean on. If anyone knows of a way or a program for canadiens to get help I am desperate to learn where I can get help. I don’t even qualify for gastric bypass surgery until Iose weight first!

  3. joyce watts says

    i want to go on show to get help to lose weight i tried everything i can i cant lose it i have high sugar and some health problems i weigh 250 im 49 years old and im 5.8 my phone number is 501-628-4828

  4. tina says

    Hi,I am overweight.everyday of my life I struggle and want to just die bc of my weight and my pain I go through everyday. I am scared to die and yet funny I want to just end my life. I want to lose weight so bad and for once in my life to be skinny before I die and be able to do things with my kids so much better ad out going. I need somenes help but I need someone to be with me and to help me and push me and help me what I’m doing wrong. I cry watcing the show heavy on A&E when I wish I was small and can just once achieved to be small and be healthy. I am lucky I have no metal problems but runs in the family. I am just to the lowest point in life and in pain that why live? No one cares about helping me and for free and for how long to help achieve my goal to for once feel like I’m somebody.thanks

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