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Bob Harper

Born: 18 August 1965 (54 years old)
Gender: Male

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Bob Harper is an American fitness expert, author and personal trainer best known as one of the trainers on the reality competition television series The Biggest Loser.

Fitness expert, television star and New York Times number one best-selling author, Bob Harper is one of the most renowned fitness and lifestyle experts in the world.

His meteoric rise as the heart of the worldwide hit The Biggest Loser has afforded him the incredible platform to exemplify his passion and vigor as a highly in-demand fitness specialist.

Harper is the powerful force behind countless triumph stories of overweight individuals who previously gave 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 online fitness club, a publishing deal with Random House, DVDs, and supplement lines, as well as motivational speaking engagements and personal appearances, including his work with Michelle Obama and her Let's Move initiative.

Harper grew up on a cattle farm in Nashville, Tennessee, before relocating to Los Angeles to pursue his dreams. It was a serendipitous meeting with a trainer that motivated Harper to become an influence in the fitness industry.

He has since received certifications from the American Fitness Training of Athletics Association, the Aerobic and Fitness Association of America, Kettlebell, Level 1 CrossFit and CrossFit Olympic Lifting.

With his breadth of expertise, 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 the mental and physical capacity further than ever before to reach a greater sense of accomplishment that empowers a better body and overall life.

Harper's professional training experience has helped thousands of individuals reach their fitness and lifestyle goals at every weight and fitness level.

This approach from the "Inside Out" starts by improving oneself internally, and spreading it outwardly; making better choices, accepting life's challenges and finding the reward in feeling good and changing one's life.

Harper enriches and uplifts his clients physically, emotionally and spiritually by building personal relationships and motivating them to realise their potential and sense of self-worth.

His comprehensive approach has led to innumerable success stories from A-list celebrities, to those he has inspired on (and off) The Biggest Loser.

Harper's book The Skinny Rules hit bookshelves in the spring of 2012, debuting a number one on the New York Times best-seller list, and for countless weeks remaining steadfast in the number one slot.

The Skinny Rules focuses on Harper's "simple, non-negotiable principles for getting thin," full of easy, practical do-it-yourself recipes for any body type, and simple-to-follow rules.

Inspired by the husband of a former contestant, Harper hit pen to paper when he learned the husband started eating healthy in order to feel closer to his wife while on the show. He began eating everything Harper tweeted (which is coincidentally the first chapter in "The Skinny Rules," "Eat What I Tweet!").

No stranger to the world of publishing, Harper published Bob's first book, Are You Ready!: Take Charge, Lose Weight, Get in Shape, and Change, in 2008, and it became a well-received staple 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 books and DVD series, the unparalleled fitness guru created another branch of his lifestyle empire with his Contour Kettlebells.

The design is the first and only ergonomically shaped kettlebell created to reduce forearm strain often experienced during workouts. In true Harper fashion, each product features a power-packed instructional disc with training by Harper himself.

He has also released two kettlebell exercise DVDs for purchase as supplements to the product.

As a result of Harper's ever-growing popularity as a trusted lifestyle specialist, Quaker Oats has recently enlisted him as its lifestyle coach and advocate for living a healthier everyday life.

Harper launched his 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.

Harper currently resides in Los Angeles with his rescued dog, Karl, a Havanese mix, and regularly teaches classes in LA.


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