Biggest Loser contestants to take on Michelle Obama in White House workout (no prizes for guessing who will do the most push-ups)
20:06 GMT, 29 March 2012
Contestants on the current season of The Biggest Loser are to take on Michelle Obama in a White House workout.
The hit NBC television series, which tracks a group of obese people as they battle to lose weight and transform their lives, will whisk participants to Washington DC for a two-part makeover episode set to air on April 3 and April 10.
The group is given the opportunity to work out with the First Lady, who is a keen advocate of healthy diet and exercise.
White House workout: The First Lady works out with contestants from The Biggest Loser
Given that Mrs Obama is so fit
herself, though, and has famously toned upper arms, there will be no
prizes for guessing who will do the most push-ups.
In the first episode, contestants get a surprise video message from Mrs Obama, inviting them to the White
House, where they are reunited with family members after undergoing a
Each participant is given advice on styling their new, slimmer body by fashion expert Jeannie Mai, before getting their hair done by stylist Ken Paves.
Fabulously fit: Known for her toned arms, Michelle Obama shows the contestants how it's done
In the second installment, they meet Mrs Obama herself, when she talks to them about healthy living.
Following the discussion, the
contestants, their families and the First Lady all work out together at
the White House.
The show will also see Mrs Obama challenge the contestants to see who can sign up the most participants for the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award.
Taking on the First Lady: Contestants on the current season of The Biggest Loser are to join Michelle Obama in a White House workout
The six-week pledge-based programme is designed to get both adults and children more physically active and healthy.
It shares many parallels with Mrs Obama's Let's Move campaign, an initiative she developed to help challenge the problem of childhood obesity.
Focusing on educating children about healthy eating and exercise, it aims to change the way the new generation thinks about food and nutrition.