POSTED: Tuesday, May 21, 2013 - 8:00pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 8:28pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — NBC33's Losing it in Louisiana contestants are on their way to major weight loss. Now the Bally Total Fitness trainers wanted to see how far they could push the contestants. They came up with a four part fitness test to see just how fit the group really is.
"I had my trainer in my ear telling me to go go go go, so I did and I gave it all I had," Nicholas Yiannapoulos, with the blue team, described.
The first part consisted of a timed crunches test.
"To some people that might have been the easiest part, but crunches have always been very hard for me," Michelle Lewis, with the purple team, explained.
The idea was to see how strong contestants core muscles are.
"You (Kris Cusanza) can come all the way up your breathing is perfect. Your form is good. You didn't stall out at any point. You went the whole way," Lake Johnson, trainer for the red team boasted.
Up next was the push up test.
Lewis exclaimed, "I did not think I could do that many pushups in a minute."
Some contestants came close to giving up.
"Just couldn't hold my arms up anymore," Wendy Noble, pink team contestant, said.
But the trainers helped us through.
"Just to keep pushing and to never give up," Joey Juneau, Noble's trainer stated.
Then it was time to test our contestants endurance. They took part in a step up test for three minutes, after which, trainers measured contestants heart rate.
"I had set a speed at the very beginning. I just focused on making sure I stayed that speed throughout the three minutes," Miya Edwards, green team contestant, said.
"I'm not sure why, but I surprised myself," Noble explained. "I have been struggling with that, and I was actually able to go on and off the steps."
Contestants said it was their favorite event.
"A lot of things are happening my body is changing a lot. That is a good thing," Jermarr Williams, with the yellow team said.
Last contestants tested their flexibly with the sit and reach.
"My flexibility is not what it should be, but it will be," Yiannapoulos declared.
Contestants have a long way to go before they see the results they want on the scale; however, they know they are not alone in their journey.
In six months contestants know they will be able to take on the world.