April 15, 2010 01:00 PM by Nancy Floyd
The black team’s Andrea Hough was the latest contestant to be eliminated onÂ NBC‘sÂ The Biggest Loser, but like other ousted competitors, she’s continued her weight loss at home. Working out with her dad (also eliminated earlier this season), Andrea has dropped another 20 lbs. and found an unlikely new job as a spin instructor. Keep reading for more details on her elimination, workouts, and why she loves spinning…
Fans might’ve been surprised by Andrea Hough’s departure on Tuesday night’s episode ofÂ NBC‘sÂ The Biggest Loser, but she surely wasn’t. “As soon as I knew thatÂ Sam was below the line with me, I had an idea that I was going to be the one going home, not because of any hard feelings, but because Sam doesnâ€™t have a lot of weight to lose at this point. Heâ€™s not really a threat, but heâ€™s a huge encourager, so heâ€™s probably a good person to keep around when it comes to the game,” she says.
Despite having to move out ofÂ The Biggest Loser ranch early, Andrea has continued her weight loss journey at home, shedding another 20 lbs. since leaving theÂ NBC reality competition. One of her biggest sources of encouragement is her dad (and partner onÂ NBC‘sÂ The Biggest Loser), Darrell. “We actually work out two times a day together, every day. We have the same trainer, and weâ€™re pretty much at the point now where we can work out together and both get a great workout. We eat different meals just because our schedules are different,” Andrea says.
Since returning home after her time onÂ NBC‘sÂ The Biggest Loser, Andrea has found a new passion in teaching spin classes. “The very first time that we did spinning on the Ranch, I completely fell in love with it. It was fun, it went by fast, and it was a great workout. Since then, Iâ€™ve just continued to love it. My trainer here in Ann Arbor is a certified spin instructor, so over time I really wanted to get certified for this because itâ€™s something that I can do to help people. You can be 400 pounds or 150 and still love to spin. And I have a lot of friends and family that are overweight, and thatâ€™s an easy way to get them active and start doing something,” she says.