Published on May 28th, 2013 | by Chris Hagerman1
SEALFIT – Transforms Lives on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition
Two of the contestants on the third Season premier of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition tonight (5-28-13) at 8/7c partake in an intense Navy SEAL training at well-known San Diego fitness establishment, SEALFIT.
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Transforms Lives on @ABC’s @EMWeightLoss
season 3 premier tonight! Watch it on Tuesdays
at 8/7c. www.SEALFIT.com
MAY 28, 2013, SAN DIEGO, CA – ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss show is a unique undertaking that’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen on TV. Each season documents the amazing makeover of eight courageous, obese individuals who set out to safely lose half of their body weight over the course of a year. The metamorphosis is truly amazing. The third Season premiers tonight at 8/7c with Twins, David and Rebecca going through a Navy SEAL training at well-known San Diego fitness establishment, SEALFIT.
Twins David (470 pounds) & Rebecca (398 pounds ) didn’t think much about their weight as they were growing up in North Prairie, WI. On their 23rd birthday, Show trainer/transformation specialist, Chris Powell (The 650-Pound Virgin) decides to help the twins with a 90-day challenge launching at the SEALFIT campus in Encinitas, CA. At the beginning of his weight loss journey, David said he’d always wanted to go through Navy SEAL training to show his dad that “he was a man.” Chris takes the twins on his toughest milestone challenge to a rigorous “Kokoro” training camp modeled on Navy Seal Hell Week and designed to forge mental toughness. With an upbringing that led the Twins to use food as an outlet, can Chris and the SEAL inspired trainings stop old habits from reemerging? The discipline and lifestyle changes created at the SEALFIT “Kokoro”
Camps are life lessons that create a new, unbeatable, state of mind and a new way of orienting oneself in the world. An intense crucible experience with hands-on learning, they are the world’s premier training camp for forging mental toughness and the “Warrior Spirit”. Camps take place multiple times yearly at the SEALFIT/US Crossfit Campus in North County San Diego and are run by retired Navy SEAL, entrepreneur, and Coach, Mark Divine. Training draws from Divine’s 20 years as a SEAL and business leader, 25 years as a martial artist, and 15 years as yoga practitioner.
SEALFIT’s mental toughness training is uniquely effective at elevating clients to a higher level of operating, thinking and leading – encompassing the full spectrum of human experience – Body, Mind and Spirit in Self, Team and Organization. For a full listing of Kokoro Camps, please visit the website:www.sealfit.com/camps-academies/kokoro-camp/
More on Mark Divine: Founder of SEALFIT, a CrossFit affiliate; Owner of US CrossFit in Encinitas, CA
and NavySEALs.com; and the Creator of the online Unbeatable Mind Academy that is helping to develop
the mental toughness of thousands of people all over the world. Unbeatable Mind is uniquely effective at
elevating clients to a higher level of operating, thinking and leading – encompassing the full spectrum of
human experience – Body, Mind and Spirit in Self, Team and within Organization. SEALFIT Training
programs are inspired by authentic Navy SEAL trainings. They promise to shatter any preconceived
notions of what one physically and mentally can/cannot do.
I watched this episode last night. ABC only gave a small amount of time to Mr. Divine, his team & his organization. While I'm sure that there were class limitations put in place specifically for David & Rebecca, I was pleased to see the toughness as well as compassion shown them by the Team Leaders. Probably wouldn't have been the best time to lay them out & kick sand in their faces. Well done fellas - SEALFIT was successfully shown in a positive light.