The Biggest Loser Club FAQs
- How much does it cost to join the club?
We have several membership options you can view here. The best value membership is $19.95 a month over 12 months - working out to be less than $1 a day.
- What do I get if I join?
As a member of The Biggest Loser Club, you'll get:
Access to your own personal online calorie-tracking diary
Daily menu plans and shopping lists
Exercise plans with instructional videos
All the support you need from experts and our online community
- Is it private? Who will see my details?
Yes, your information is private. We will never share your details. We encourage you to participate in the Club's community forums, but you can be anonymous if you want to be.
- What food and drinks can I have?
No foods are forbidden on The Biggest Loser Club program as long as you stay within your calorie target, but you’ll soon find healthier foods in sensible portions will give you the fat burning “best bang for your buck”. We provide lots of meal ideas and recipes to help you improve the quality of your diet. Our menu plans are a great guide if you're not sure what to eat.
- What sort of exercise do I have to do?
You can do whatever exercise you like: dancing, swimming, walking, cycling. But when you first start it's a good idea to follow the balanced exercise plan we put together based on your current fitness and your stated preferences. Your plan will include a range of exercises and easy to follow instructions so that you can lose weight fast. You’ll find that it will build in intensity as you get fitter. Please note that we do not ask you to exercise as hard or for as long as the contestants on the show – our exercise plans are designed for people losing weight at home.
- Can children or teenagers join?
The Biggest Loser Club is only suitable for adults aged 18+. Children under the age of 18 are not permitted to join. We recommend speaking with your family physician if you're worried about your weight or the weight of a child or teen.
- I'm pregnant, can I join?
The Club supports nursing women, but unfortunately it is not suitable for women who are pregnant. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Club once your baby is born.
Shannan Ponton Fast Track Challenge FAQs
- What is the Fast Track Challenge?
The Fast Track Challenge is an intensive 8 week program created by Biggest Loser trainer Shannan Ponton. You will be given a menu and exercise plan to follow each week and you will also have access to weekly video blogs, online meetings and chat sessions with Shannan and Leaderboards.
- What are the menu plans like on the Challenge?
The menu plans are set to 1200 calories per day which is designed to kickstart your weight loss or give you a boost. The menu plans may require some modification if you have any special dietary requirements. It’s important that you follow our guidelines for rapid weight loss if you are not following the suggested menu and we encourage you to use the diary to ensure you are meeting all your nutritional requirements.
- What are the exercise plans like on the Challenge?
There are two options to choose from – a home program and a gym program. Each program also has three levels – beginner, intermediate and advanced. For the home program, you will need a set of resistance bands and Shannan also recommends using a heart rate monitor during your workouts to accurately measure how many calories you are burning. You will be allowed one rest day per week and each Sunday is a surprise session which will be posted on the website and Facebook the day before. If you have any pre-existing injuries, the exercise plans may not be suitable for you and should be discussed with a medical professional for advice.
- Who cannot do the Fast Track Challenge?
The Challenge is not suitable for pregnant women, adults over 65 years of age or those under 18 years of age, those with type 1 diabetes, those taking medication for type 2 diabetes, those with heart disease, pancreatitis, renal disease, psychosis, porphyria, hepatic disease or similar conditions. It is a good idea to discuss the program with your doctor before you start.
- Can I do the Fast Track Challenge if I am breastfeeding?
If you are breastfeeding, you can follow the Challenge but you will need to be on a higher calorie intake each day. You will need to select our Simple weight loss menu as well as the additional baby bonus calories. Please take a look at the guidelines for breastfeeding mums on the Challenge.