What would you do for $1000? Lose weight? With yoga?! It’s Brooklyn’s version of “The Biggest Loser” an eight-week “body transformation” challenge sponsored by Namaste Yoga of Kensington. If you make it through multiple calorie-crushing classes (including yoga, kick boxing and belly dancing), several weigh-ins, and a before and after photo test you could win the dough! Sounds fun, potentially lucrative, and maybe a tad unhealthy. But nothing too different from your regular reality show of dropping pounds for pay (and health, yes it’s about health, of course).
“There’s no backstabbing like you see on reality television,” said Salome Johannes, 43, of Midwood, who would call it a personal victory if she dropped 10 pounds during the contest. “It’s a friendly competition.
“It’s like a support network,” she added.
Wait, no drama? Borrrring! (kidding). While the whole weight loss contest for cash concept gives us heartburn – do we really need $1000 bucks to lure us into living better? – we appreciate the team effort approach to finding healthier, happier bodies, and thanks to yoga, minds too. We know they incorporate yoga on the TV series, and we’re confident that, comparison photos be damned, the effects of a regular yoga practice will far outlast the 8 weeks AND that thousand smackers. That’s only 1/3 the cost of a yoga retreat, or like 11.1 cases of coconut water. pshht.
(Also it costs $350 to sign up for the challenge).