Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Celebrity Fit Club Boot Camp- week 3- "I had carrots at the movies!"

I wonder what would happen if The Biggest Loser ranch had a fully stocked bar? It's hard enough to lose weight and to make successful life changes without having to face constant temptations. The "celebrities" at boot camp not only get to go home during the week with relatively little documentation, but they also get to have unhealthy food and drink choices while at the boot camp site. Great for promoting their careers and promoting Dr. Ian's new diet book- but is this show REALLY a benefit for it's participants?

It is week 3 of Fit Club boot camp, and the "celebrities" arrive on the bus, chattering away about their week and the changes that they have been making. Bobby Brown shares he took carrots to the movies instead of popcorn. Jay seems to be the only one really serious about the process, but that's probably how he won Project Runway, too.

Harvey greets the contestants with a Hoo Rah, and they run to their barracks to change for their challenge. Jay decides to get his team together to discuss last week's misadventure with Bobby's getting totally schnockered. Bobby pours the vodka out, and everyone agrees that having just wine and beer is okay, but not hard liquor.

What? These people are crazy! Why are they drinking at all?

To the challenge! This weekend's theme is Fight or Flight- fighting against stress and fear and pushing yourself further than you think you can go. The challenge seems like it is chocked full of stress: The teams are shackled together by their feet, have to break through a brick wall with a battering log, climb uphill and crawl through a sewer tunnel, cut through their shackles and a locked fence, and then climb up a ladder to the top of some scaffolding. And they must complete all this in 60 seconds. If not, the hounds are released.

HOUNDS! Trained German Shepherds to be more precise. Never see that on the Biggest Loser- they just release Jillian Michaels.

Bobby Brown doesn't like dogs and dogs don't like him. Harvey has to persuade him not to give up on himself or his team and to overcome his fear. The dogs looked pretty fierce, so it's not a completely irrational fear. I feel the "celebrities" would have felt safer with a pack of chihuahuas. Or some CGI wolves. Bobby decides to suck it up and do it.

Jay, Bobby, Nicole, and Shar are first. They all hold hands and walk slowly as not to trip each other up. Their only plan of action is to get Bobby up the tower first so he doesn't have any interaction with the dogs. The alarm sounds as they clip off their shackles, and they all run like mad as the dogs come bounding over the hills. They almost all make it to the top, but Jay is last and he can't make it up the rope ladder. The dogs tag him and he is captured.

Then it is Sebastian, Kaycee, Taneesha, and Kevin. Sebastian's strategy is to run since the red team walked the whole way. It works for a second before Kevin trips and falls. Taneesha gets the log dropped on her foot. Kaycee is pissed about the shackles. They finally get themselves out of the shackles, and the alarms sound and the dogs are released. Taneesha takes forever to get up the ladder, and Kevin realizes he doesn't have any time to climb up so he decides to make a run for it and take cover in a cage behind the tower. He makes it to the cage, but doesn't shut the door in time and one of the dogs jumps in there with him. He is laughing and petting the dog, but Taneesha starts screaming and wailing, "I didn't save Kevin! NOOOOOOOOOO! I didn't save Kevin!"

In a cut away interview, Sebastian is cracking up and states, "It's a TV show! He's fine!"

Harvey states the results; The red team finished in 10 minutes and 36 seconds, blue team in 10 minutes and 12 seconds. BLUE WINS! It's a big deal since they haven't won a single challenge yet. Harvey chooses Jay as the dead weight since he couldn't get up the rope ladder, and he has to carry punching bags to the PT field as his punishment. Jay focuses on the fact that his father was a brick layer, and if he could do that than he should be able to carry some punching bags.

When he finishes, he is greeted by all of the "celebrities" for a surprise birthday celebration! Instead of cake he gets a banana and two apples shaped like. . .*cough*, a banana and two apples. Taneesha tries to give Jay a lap dance which makes Bobby Brown say, "I don't know. You figure it out." Kaycee shows her freaky side and busts out some sexy moves- not what she showed in High School Musical for sure.

The next morning, the "celebrities" head out for some PT with mixed martial arts champion and black belt Debi Purcell (her picture is the one above). Um, Debi Purcell is a total bad ass. She not only is the first female coach for mixed martial arts, but she has a website for really cute tough girl gear at She kicks the "celebrities" in the rear, making Taneesha realize at 24 years old she shouldn't be having these type of health problems. Taneesha talks a good game, but it doesn't seem to be working yet.

The best part is Sebastian going against Debi with his Shaolin techniques. She has him on the ground in seconds with a fist to the crotch. HILARIOUS.

After the fighting, the "celebs" are unwinding with a little food and a little drink. Jay gets on to Nicole about drinking wine and wine coolers. She gets really defensive about it, but it's hard to take Jay too seriously when his concerns are punctuated with him popping a cigarette into his mouth. C'MON JAY! During his stint on Project Runway he was rarely seen without a cigarette in his hand, and I remember that memorable episode where he bonds with Wendy Pepper's mother over smoking. I wish that he would quit- or that VH1 would be more responsible in what they are showing on a "fitness" show.

Harvey gets Bobby Brown to face another fear- his fear of heights- by climbing to the top of a rock climbing wall. It was really touching to see him NOT give up. I know that these reality shows want to see people fail because it makes great TV, but it sure is nice when someone who everyone thinks is a joke earns a little respect. Harvey was impressed! And it's not easy to impress Harvey.

Then it is time for the third weigh in! Will the "celebs" falter and get a case of the dreaded week three like Biggest Loser?

Shar: Last week: 143 lbs Today: 140 lbs Goal: 3 lbs Total Loss: 3 lbs Next week's goal: 3 lbs

Taneesha: Last week: 236 lbs Today: 236 lbs Goal: 5 lbs Total Loss: 0 Next week's goal: 4 lbs
("I had a relapse with some Japanese food at the mall!")

Kevin: Last week: 226 lbs Today: 222 lbs Goal: 4 lbs Total Loss: 4 lbs Next week's goal: 3 lbs
("Koo," he says.)

Jay: Last week: 251 lbs Today: 244 lbs Goal: 4 lbs Total Loss: 7 lbs Next week's goal: 4 lbs
("The treadmill at the gym is my friend!")

Nicole: Last week: 127 lbs Today: 126 lbs Goal: 3 lbs Total Loss: 1 lb Next week's goal: 3 lbs

Kaycee: Last week: 193 lbs Today: 190 lbs Goal: 4 lbs Total Loss: 3 lbs Next week's goal: 4 lbs

Sebastian: Last week: 219 lbs Today: 217 lbs Goal: 4 lbs Total Loss: 2 lbs Next week's goal: 4 lbs

Bobby Last week: 198 lbs Today: 197 lbs Goal: 3 lbs Total Loss: 1 lb Next week's goal: 4 lbs

The biggest losers of the week were Taneesha, Bobby, and Nicole who had really low weight loss and seem to be sabotaging their own success due to lack of control with their diets and their drinking. The weirdest thing is Nicole and her super defensive behavior about her drinking. As Jay points out, "What are you doing when you're not here?"

The Fit Factor winner of the week is Kevin, who seems to be really giving his all. The blue team is finally in the lead over the red team!

Next episode promises videos from home and more Shar and Kevin drama- tune in!

1 comment:

  1. LMAO about Jillian Michaels being released and she is fiercer than a German Shepard.

    She cracks me up the way she perches (like a vulture) on top of people's workout machines too.