“I’m glad that you noticed that, because it’s been something that I’ve been really working on for a long time now on the show,” Harper said.
“When you start eating more whole food, you start eating less processed food, you get to eat more food.
“I told her — I was like -– ‘Jillian, this show is going to be on for a very, very long time,’ because I really do feel like we broke ground doing a show the way that we did it.” We asked Harper about the evolution of the “diet mentality” that once permeated the early seasons of the show.
There was an awful lot of sugar-free gum and diet gelatin offered up to contestants, replaced by a more whole-food focus.
" To which Nicole replied, "I'll call you Bernard." Fast forward to now, the two are still together, and married with two kids.
But also — and almost just as importantly — the platform that I’ve been given to be able to reach out to so many other people that can’t get on the show but still do get inspired by watching, makes me just feel so much more excited about doing it every single season.” Harper said he knew early on that the show would be much more than a reality competition.
“I remember in season 1 Jillian [Michaels] and I were in the back of a Hummer and we were talking about this show and thinking how long we were going to be doing this,” Harper said.
Jillian returned for season 14, with herself, Bob, and Dolvett as the trainers on 3 teams.
As of January 2014, fourteen full seasons and two specials have aired in the United States, with the 15th season underway, as well as 22 seasons in 11 other countries.
And years later we got invited to the White House to be with Michelle Obama and the White House chef.