Erica Lugo and Steve Cook are confirmed as the brand-new trainers for USA Network’s reboot of The Biggest Loser.
The two will join host, Bob Harper, for the new season premiering in 2020 and will help the 12 contestants transform both mentally and physically.
Erica is a weight-loss inspiration to her thousands of followers all over the world. She lost 160 pounds in 2 years and decided to focus on helping people of all shapes and sizes heal their health from the inside out. She will train the Red Team.
Steve who has 2.4 M Instagram followers, 1.2 million YouTube subscribers previously won men’s fitness modelling and competitions. He will train the Blue Team.
”We have so many online clients and you forget how nice it is to actually work with somebody and get to know them and have them train right before your eyes and transform,” Steve told PEOPLE. “You get to see people every day, their highs and their lows, and it feels like a family in there. That’s pretty rewarding and something you can’t get on social media these days.”
Erica immediately felt a connection to contestants because of her own weight loss.
”They just trust me because I was there,” she said. ”I know when they’re crying during a burpee, I’ve been there. I’ve cried the same tears.”
Steve said: ”We love circuit training, we like HIIT training and we like Tabata-style workouts,”
”I just try to simplify it for them because they’re eventually going to be away from us and we want to make sure they can implement these workouts on their own.”
”Ultimately, you want to leave them with the tools so that they can go do it themselves,”
”Four days a week we’re in the gym doing some kind of weight training, but there’s only so much high impact stuff you can do with people, especially if they’re coming from a de-conditioned state. So sometimes we just go out and walk for two hours. That’s already better than what they were doing at home.”
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