April 12, 2011 11:00 AM by Lisa Princ
Last week on The Biggest Loser on NBC we watched as fan favorite Courtney Crozier was eliminated as she hit a plateau that she could not over come. This week, the remaining nine contestants, along with the trainers and Ali will head to New Zealand for 2 weeks. With tons of fun and beautiful views surrounding them, who will have trouble focusing on their weight loss this week? Keep reading for all the details on what you can expect to see on tonight’s episode!
This week the cast of The Biggest Loser will head to New Zealand where this once in a lifetime trip captures the thrilling adventures and incredible beauty of New Zealand through the eyes of contestants who will accomplish physical feats they never dreamed they could do before competing on show. According to the NBC press release “The fun begins in the April 12 episode when the contestants fly Air New Zealand to Auckland. There, they hit the ground running with a visit to the Sky Tower, a popular tourist attraction known for its breathtaking views.
Awaiting them are 51 flights of stairs to climb, followed by the adrenaline rush of sky jumping – the quickest way back down – from the top of the Sky Tower, the tallest structure in the southern hemisphere. Trainer Jillian Michaels leads the way in showing them how it’s done. And then trainer Bob Harper helps one contestant overcome his fear of heights by making the jump first – and then cheering the player on as he makes the incredible 630 foot jump.
Then it’s on to a 5K challenge New Zealand-style, with the players racing through water, up huge sand dunes and across the beach to try and win a special helicopter ride to gorgeous Waiheke Island. The contestants also charter an America’s Cup racing yacht to sail around Auckland Harbor, and one player whose family has a special connection to New Zealand gets a very generous gift. Then a weigh-in reveals who struggled – and who didn’t – with the challenges of losing weight while traveling and adjusting to life in a different country.
Be sure to tune in at 8 pm EST for this exciting new episode of The Biggest Loser on NBC!
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