“My goal was to finish the first week of workouts,” Holmstead said. “I had no idea how hard it really was.”
This season, trainers Bob Harper, Jillian Michaels and Dolvett Quince each get a “trainer save” to prevent an eliminated contestant from being sent home. They also had a hand in picking the contestants.
The show includes 15 contestants, who have regular weigh-ins and compete in challenges, both on teams and, as the season progresses, individually. Those who win the challenges and lose the most weight have immunity from elimination. The winner gets $250,000.