Dr. Phil has a big surprise for his competitors. "So, it's time to tell you what the Ultimate Weight Loss Solution really is. You are competing against each other in a series of physical and mental challenges. In the end, only two of you " one pair " is going to be left standing. You're not just going to be racing around here; you're going to be traveling across the country!"
The teams cheer in excitement.
Dr. Phil continues. "I'm not going to be disclosing right now what the destinations are, but you need to pack your bags because you are going on the road. And you need to keep them packed because you're not just going for the weekend; you're going on the trip of a lifetime," he says.
The six teams learn they will each be working with their own personal trainers. From all the submissions received, Dr. Phil picked six trainers whom he thought would whip the teams into shape.
"My name is Strong. You should pick me as your trainer because I have a wealth of knowledge in physical fitness and nutrition. I know what it takes to get you to your goal."
"Hi, I'm Kim Lyons. You might recognize me as one of the trainers from The Biggest Loser. I might look nice, but I can be tough when I have to be, and I will absolutely challenge you physically and emotionally."
"I'm Shawnee Jean Harkins, and you should pick me as your trainer because I'm an ex-firefighter. Training with me is like waking up to the smell of coffee. I'm going to make you look and feel fabulous."
"My name is Jeremy Rucker. You should pick me because I'm a winner, and I know I can make you a winner."
"My name is Nathaniel Best, and I should be your trainer because I'm ready to make you sweat, make you breathe, going to whip that booty into shape, guaranteed."
"Hi, I'm Nicole Rollolazo. You should pick me as your trainer because Dr. Phil and I are on the same page. We're going to show you why you gain weight, how to lose weight and how to keep it off."
Head Trainer Robert Reames is going to be on the road with the teams, making sure everyone is committed to the process and reporting back to Dr. Phil.
Robert looks at the contestants. "People are looking for that magic bullet, and commitment is the magic bullet. You're going to lead the nation out of this obesity epidemic. They're going to be looking at you. They're going to be looking at your results. They're going to be listening to Dr. Phil, and they're going to do what you guys do," he says.
"Robert is right. You guys are in a leadership position here," Dr. Phil says. "You do this for you, but you're going to inspire people all across America. They're going to look at you and go, â€˜If he can do it, I can do it.' â€˜If she can do it, I can do it.'"