A&E‘s new Fit to Fat to Fit TV show premieres Tuesday, January 12, at 10PM ET/PT. The series documents ten personal fitness trainers who have forced themselves to gain weight. While trying to lose it, the trainers gain insight into their clients’ struggles.
Fit to Fat to Fit grew out of the experience of professional fitness trainer Drew Manning. To bridge the gap between himself and his clients, Manning intentionally gained 75 pounds, and then fought to shed them. Shelly Tatro, Brad Abramson, and Rick Hankey are executive producing for A&E, in conjunction with Renegade 83 and Gaspin Media.
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DECEMBER 7, 2015
A&E NETWORK PRESENTS NEW ORIGINAL DOCUSERIES ‘FIT TO FAT TO FIT’
PROFESSIONAL FITNESS TRAINERS ACCEPT A CHALLENGE TO GAIN WEIGHT IN ORDER TO LEARN WHAT IT’S LIKE TO LOSE IT
ALONGSIDE THEIR OBESE CLIENTS
NEW SERIES PREMIERES TUESDAY, JANUARY 12 AT 10PM ET/PT
NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 7, 2015 – A&E Network presents a groundbreaking new series that follows personal fitness trainers from across the country as they undertake the most extreme weight-loss experiment ever: by forcing themselves to gain weight, they aim to better understand the struggles of their obese clients as they lose the weight together. “Fit to Fat to Fit,” a weight loss journey unlike any other premieres Tuesday, January 12 at 10PM ET/PT on A&E.
In 2012, professional fitness trainer Drew Manning saw that there was a disconnect between him and his out of shape clients. They claimed he couldn’t understand what they were going through. So he purposely gained 75 pounds to understand the struggle to lose it. It was the hardest thing he’d ever done, but it changed his life forever.
A&E’s new docuseries “Fit to Fat to Fit” follows 10 trainers at the top of their game who will embark on Drew’s challenge; agreeing to intentionally pack on the pounds by indulging in an unhealthy diet and completely refraining from exercise in order to transform from fit to fat.
During the weight gain process, these elite trainers around the country will document the radical effects of watching their healthy bodies deteriorate. Everything from their mental stability and physical energy to their personal relationships will be challenged. After four months of gaining weight under medical supervision, each trainer will rejoin their client and together they’ll begin a four-month transformation from fat to fit.
At the end of each episode there will be a final check-in to reveal whether or not each trainer and client reached their weight loss goals. This highly emotional and inspiring journey will explore the highs and lows of a rigorous process many Americans battle every day.
“Fit to Fat to Fit” is produced for A&E Network by Renegade 83 and Gaspin Media. Executive producers for Renegade 83 are Dan Partland, Jay Renfroe, and David Garfinkle. Executive producer for Gaspin Media is Jeff Gaspin. Executive Producers for A&E Network are Shelly Tatro, Brad Abramson and Rick Hankey.
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Do you like the sound of the new Fat to Fit to Fat TV show? Do you intend to watch the series premiere on A&E? Let us know in the comments.
Tammy I don’t see it your way . I myself am an over weight man in his 40’s and I see this show as emotional and uplifting . These trainers eat like this just hit there target weight, I love that fact that they are willing to put there body through this just so they can understand what heavy people are going through, yeah I can understand you want then to have it for a few years so they can see how hard it is to live with but my thing is WHY ? One day is enough time to… Read more »
I feel there is too much time showing the trainer gaining weight and complaining how terrible they feel all the time. A lot of obese people do not eat like that on a daily basis or EVER. Yes, they may eat the wrong things, but not in the amount these people do. I understand they are doing it in 4 months, but come on, that is not reality and even though they gain the weight, they still have no idea how it’s like to be that way for years. They are only that fat for a couple months and due… Read more »
I just happened to be turning do the channels and I see this show. It seems interesting I would love to be on the show I would love to have a trainer in the Cincinnati area put on the way and then practice what they preach to lose the way.
Love the show! Found it very motivating and inspiring. I noticed that there is a lot of focus with the trainers eating bad foods that makes them feel terrible and gain weight. (I like this because food does affect how we look and how we feel) However, could we also see, a little more of what the trainers are eating to lose weight while working out to get back on their original weight to fit again?
My partner and I were on this show and it definitely has been a great experience! We both lost a good amount of weight and even after the show completed filming, we have continues losing weight.
definitely plan on watching. It’s about time there is a show like this. Would love to get information on how to apply to get on the show.
How do I get on this show