Biggest Loser sister team and Season 11 Winners Hannah Curlee & Olivia Ward are uniting here at their blog MyFitspiration.Com to share with you Fitness, Fashion, and All Things Fun!!
Hannah’s biggest motivation for going on NBC’s The Biggest Loser was her overwhelming desire to overcome depression and gaining a life without limitations. Like her sister, Hannah, too was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS). She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications and public relations at the University of Alabama. In her high school days, she was the homecoming queen and star athlete, but avoided her 10-year high school reunion because, she says, “I was too ashamed to let everyone see what I’ve become.” Weight didn’t become an issue for Hannah until she was 20 years old. She had an accident, which resulted in emergency back surgery and ended her collegiate sports career. Feeling defeated, she began to gain weight.
When 32 year old Hannah stepped onto the scale for the first time at The Biggest Loser she weighed 248 pounds and 22 weeks later she wowed 8.5 million viewers, having lost 120 pounds. Today, Hannah tours the country speaking about the importance of nutrition and wellness and maintains her weight loss through cardio workouts and early morning boot camp regiments.
Olivia’s biggest motivation for going on NBC’s The Biggest Loser was being 261 pounds, 35 years old, diagnosed with PCOS and being told she would likely never have children if she didn’t lose weight. As an opera singer, she was also tired of losing coveted roles to people who looked healthier – it wasn’t enough to just have a great voice. She received a degree in vocal performance at the University of Alabama, and master’s degrees in vocal performance and opera performance from the New England Conservatory of Music. A poor diet and no exercise led to her obesity, and the weight gain continued as she was diagnosed with PCOS when says she “completely gave up.”
After spending 22 weeks on the Biggest Loser Ranch, Olivia lost 129 pounds and gained a new happier and healthier life. Olivia continues to maintain that weight loss and inspire others as an instructor at SoulCycle in NYC and travels the country to speak about fitness, fashion and all things fun!
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