Healthy eating and exercise while on vacation challenge contestants on an upcoming episode of the hit NBC television show “The Biggest Loser,” filmed aboard Princess’ 2,670-passenger Sapphire Princess.
In this unique episode from the show’s third season, producers wanted to put contestants to the test with the ultimate in dining temptation, while showing it is possible to lose weight and make healthy lifestyle choices on a cruise.
Airing on NBC stations across the country on October 4 at 9-10 p.m. ET. (8 p.m. Central time), the Sapphire Princess episode of “The Biggest Loser” gives the show’s participants the opportunity to travel away from their “ranch” home base and learn how to maintain their diets and exercise programs while faced with the temptations of a luxurious vacation setting. The footage was filmed aboard Sapphire Princess during a spring Pacific coastal cruise.
During the episode, contestants make use of a variety of shipboard locations to further their weight loss goals. They work out in the Lotus Spa gym, the ship’s pools and running track, and dine at the vessel’s various restaurants, choosing among a variety of healthful meal options. In particular, coaches use Sapphire Princess’ Horizon Court buffet to present a lesson in making healthy food choices and portion control.
In addition, contestants face the show’s weekly challenge while onboard, earning a reward for the top finishing team. This competition takes team members throughout the vessel, showcasing many ship locations, including the Princess Theater, Lotus Spa, Grand Plaza atrium and pool decks.
“We were delighted to work with this top NBC show and, in a light-hearted way, show that if health and fitness are important to passengers, we have so many dining and activity options to support this, despite the many temptations,” said Jan Swartz, Princess senior vice president.
“The Biggest Loser,” which has attracted up to 16 million viewers weekly during its primetime slot, promotes weight loss through healthy eating and fitness. The contestants compete in teams to ultimately determine the “biggest loser” with the greatest percentage of weight loss by following a strict exercise and diet program over the course of seven months.
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