In November 2005, Pete Thomas walked away from the finale of NBC’s The Biggest Loser a winner – and a loser. He won $100,000 for losing the most weight of all the contestants that season. What he lost was 185 pounds in only nine short months – most of which he lost at home after being “voted off” by the other contestants.
At his largest, Thomas tipped the scales at over 416lbs. As a child, Pete never learned about nutrition and exercise due to his transient lifestyle – a result of his mother’s serious mental illness. As a young child, he was left alone or with his younger sister- forced to find food wherever he could. Both Pete and his sister were put into foster care.
“Being on The Biggest Loser really saved my life,” Pete says. The knowledge he gained revolutionized the way he thinks, eats and exercises-so that now, over five years after being voted off the show, he maintains his weight-loss and he’s also creating other “Biggest Losers.” Since 2007, hundreds of individuals have lost thousands of combined pounds with Pete’s personally developed Lose It Fast Lose It Forever Nutrition and Exercise program.
When companies want to invite a “Biggest Loser” contestant who possesses stellar motivational speaking skills, long-term weight-loss success, and in-depth knowledge in the science of nutrition and exercise, they call Pete Thomas-the one contestant whom the executive producers of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” refer to as Mr. Biggest Loser!”
Pete has appeared on ABC’s The View, The 700 Club, and eXtra as well as being featured in People Magazine, Runner’s World, TV Guide, inTouch Weekly, Real Health and commercials nationwide. In addition, Thomas has completed two full triathlons, one full marathon and several half-marathons since his time on The Biggest Loser.
A full-time motivational speaker, teacher, corporate wellness consultant, and product spokesperson for companies like NordicTrack and HealthPlus of Michigan, Pete now travels and spreads his ‘Winning Principles’ to organizations worldwide.