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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Biggest Loser's Joe Mitchell Continues Training at D1

After being knocked off recently, Season 12 Biggest Loser contestant Joe Mitchell has continued his training at D1 Knoxville, working to become the at-home weigh-in winner at the finale.

Mitchell, a 46-year-old home health therapist from Knoxville, started the show at 348 lbs. Mitchell says his weight gain started at 26 when he stopped going to the gym and began eating too much fast food. Mitchell and his wife Danene have a 10-year-old daughter and 2-year-old son. As an older parent, he feels it is his responsibility to learn to lead a healthier life. In addition, Mitchell acknowledges that his weight loss will give him more credibility with his patients.

Mitchell is not the first Biggest Loser contestant to train at a D1 facility for the finale weigh-in; David Griffin and Phil Hawk from Season 4, Phil and Amy Parham from Season 6, Tara Costa from Season 7 and Season 9 runner-up Ashley Johnston all reached their weight loss goals with the assistance of D1.

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