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The Biggest Loser and Jacobs Ladder Connection

A lot of people ask us how we got on NBC’s Biggest Loser. Although we would like to think it is because of all the PR efforts we make after ‘Crazy Idea Days’, the real story is that the relationship started when Joe Dowdell (owner of Peak Performance in NYC) purchased a Jacobs Ladder in February of 2009. The Biggest Loser host Jillian Michaels was working out at his gym at the time and fell in love with the Ladder. When she came back to The Ranch, she put it on her Wish List. In March of 2009, we got a call requesting four Jacobs Ladders and the rest is history. Thanks Joe and Jillian for being a part of our journey!… [Read More]

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The Biggest Compliment From A Biggest Loser Contestant

imagesIt’s been thrilling to watch another season of The Biggest Loser on NBC. One of the finalists, Gina McDonald, lost 113 pounds on the show and took home a $100,000 prize. She recently shared her journey at SheKnows.com and remarked how she was even cured of diabetes through the program.

In the article she paid us one of the biggest complements:

“My new favorite exercise is the Jacob’s Ladder. I used to watch old episodes and cringe as Jillian Michaels would put people on there for what seemed like hours! I went into the gym and faced it, and now I can’t get enough.”

Way to go Gina! Keep up the journey!… [Read More]

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