| Jan 4, 2010
The alarm goes off Monday through Friday at 5:20 a.m. Shay Sorrells is out the door of her Newport Beach apartment by 5:40 a.m. -- with a piece of fruit and a handful of almonds to fuel her through an hourlong kettlebell workout followed by an hour on the...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 5:02 PM
At the Fights
American Writers on Boxing
Edited by George Kimball & John Schulian
Library of America: 517 pp., $35
Part freak show, part sitcom, part mortal combat — ah, yes, behold the world of professional prizefighting, the face-break...
| Jan 4, 2011
Bob Harper isn't going anywhere.
Season 11 of "The Biggest Loser" starts Tuesday on NBC with the biggest twist the weight-loss show has ever seen: Contestants must choose between working out with Harper and Jillian Michaels or with two unknown trainers....
| Jan 28, 2011
For much of his storied sports career, two-time Olympic medalist Rulon Gardner was a slave to the scale. He used rigorous, hours-long workouts to keep his weight in check and relied upon old-school wrestling tricks — like exercising in a sauna ...
| Aug 22, 2010
As we near the fall season, we can't help but feel a little back-to-school-ish — a programmed impulse to show up looking our shiny new best. This is a good time to take stock of summer sins: the bevy of barbequed hamburgers, platefuls of Kettle...
| Feb 16, 2011
| 10:40 AM
The following is a blog documenting two Los Angeles Times editors' attempts to lose weight. It all began on Jan. 10.
I’ve heard from person after person: it’s not the workout, it’s what you eat.
That wasn’t so true back when I...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 8:36 PM
What does Anna Kournikova know about losing weight?
Some saw her as a curious choice to help replace outgoing trainer Jillian Michaels when Season 12 of "The Biggest Loser" returned to Tuesdays on NBC. But the 30-year-old says she has plenty in common...
| Sep 17, 2009
| 8:54 AM
I was struck by two things when I interviewed Abby Rike shortly after she arrived at 'The Biggest Loser' ranch earlier this year as shooting began for Season 8. First was that Abby would catch herself referring to her family......
| Nov 4, 2009
| 4:34 PM
Poor Tracey. Poor, poor Tracey. Just joking. This week, 'The Biggest Loser' hit the road and ended up in the nation's capital, for a tour de monuments, perhaps the biggest 'Biggest Loser' workout in history, and a traipse through the......
| Nov 25, 2009
| 4:32 PM
After the coffee. Before beating the holiday traffic. Is NBC's "The Biggest Loser" a disaster waiting to happen? The New York Times weighs in (yes, bad pun) with a hard-hitting piece on NBC's weight-loss reality show "The Biggest Loser." The......
| Sep 23, 2009
| 4:34 PM
The hardest part of this season of 'The Biggest Loser' won't be the Bob-and-Jillian smackdowns. It will be choosing who to send home. Unlike other reality TV shows, where everyone begins sizing each other up and forming alliances early on......