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Fitness expert, television star and author Bob Harper is one of the most successful fitness and lifestyle experts in the world. His meteoric rise as the heart of NBC's worldwide hit "The Biggest Loser" - now in its 12th season - has afforded him the incredible platform to exemplify his passion and vigor as one of the most in-demand fitness specialists worldwide. Harper is the brilliant force behind countless success stories of people that have previously given up on helping themselves, or had been written off as helpless by others. The success of the show has led to the creation of Harper's own DVDs, supplements, books, motivational speaking engagements, and personal appearances.
Harper was raised on a cattle farm in Nashville, Tennessee, before making his way to Los Angeles in pursuit of his dreams. It was a serendipitous meeting with a trainer that motivated Harper to get into the fitness industry. He received fitness instructor's certifications from the American Fitness Training of Athletics Association and the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America. Now a decade later, Harper has developed his trademark brand of fitness and nutritional integration that leads to lasting lifestyle transformations - becoming an authority on wellness through motivating others by applying his "Inside Out" philosophy.
The "Inside Out" Method is a raw challenging integration of mind, body and spiritual fitness that aggressively pushes one mentally and physically further than one has ever gone before in order to reach a greater sense of accomplishment that powers a better body and a better life. Bob's professional training experience has helped thousands of individuals at every weight and fitness level to reach their fitness and lifestyle goals. This approach from the "Inside Out" starts with improving oneself internally, and spreads outwardly. Bob motivates and inspires, impressing upon the individual the importance of self-acceptance, helping one realize that the power to change lies within. It is about making better choices, accepting life's challenges and finding one's reward to feeling good and changing one's life.
Harper builds a personal relationship with each client, motivates them to realize their potential and sense of self-worth, thus helping them develop new ways of thinking and acting. This enriches and uplifts clients physically, emotionally and spiritually. His comprehensive approach has led to innumerable success stories from countless A-list celebrities, to those he has inspired by watching him transform lives on "The Biggest Loser." Harper's reach is worldwide, leading to personal appearances and the training of countless individuals from the U.S. to the Far East and Australia.
Harper's first book "Are You Ready!: Take Charge, Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Change" was published in 2008, and was well-received by fans and lifestyle gurus across the globe. In 2010, Harper launched his DVD series, "Bob Harper: Inside Out Method," a high performance, results-centered training program comprised of four discs featuring strength, cardio, yoga and personal training workouts.
In addition to Harper's book and DVD series, the renowned fitness guru created another branch to his lifestyle empire with his "Contour Kettlebells." The design is the first and only ergonomically shaped kettlebell created to reduce strain that may be experienced on the forearm during workouts. In true Bob Harper fashion, each product features a power-packed instructional disc with training by Harper himself. He has also released two new kettlebell exercise DVDs for purchase.
As a result of Harper's ever-growing popularity as a trusted lifestyle specialist, Quaker Oats has recently enlisted Harper as its lifestyle coach and advocate for living a healthier everyday life.
Harper launched his newest DVD, "Ultimate Cardio Body," on February 8, 2011. The DVD features two extreme workouts: the "Extreme Cardio Challenge" and the "10-Minute Glute Challenge." "Ultimate Cardio Body" pushes your cardio workout to the maximum level for noticeable, fat-reducing and muscle-refining results. Throughout the workouts, Harper passionately motivates viewers with his signature style: Push it hard. Burn it up. Sweat it out. This is the ultimate cardio challenge.
While continuing his quest for healthy living, Harper has recently chosen to live a vegan lifestyle. He enjoys living a plant-based diet because it makes him feel clear-headed and strong. In addition, his genetically high cholesterol dropped more than 100 points as a result. In 2010, he became the spokesperson for Farm Sanctuary, won the Veggie Awards 2010 Person of the Year award from VegNews, and was honored as PETA's Sexiest Vegetarian Celebrity of 2010.
Harper launched his newest endeavor, Bob Harper's Smart Success, in April 2011. The launch of this line of supplements initially includes Bob Harper's Smart Weight Loss, Bob Harper's Smart Weight Loss Starter Kit, and Bob Harper's Smart 7-Day Cleanse.
With personal appearances ranging from "The Oprah Winfrey Show," "Larry King Live," "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" and "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," to being a regular on the Oprah Winfrey-approved show "The Dr. Oz Show" as a member of Core Team Oz, Harper's optimistic outlook, practical advice and gregarious demeanor is unmatched. His features in magazines such as O Magazine, Men's Health, Entertainment Weekly and People Magazine have successfully mirrored what his fans and followers around the country crave: Harper's motivation and inspiration to take charge of one's life.
Harper currently resides in Los Angeles with his dog Karl, a Havanese mix. He still regularly teaches classes in LA, and releases free weekly online workout challenges for his fans.
For more information about Bob Harper, please visit www.mytrainerbob.com and www.facebook.com/mytrainerbob.