SHREWSBURY, Mass. — A reality television personality will be dropping by Shrewsbury next week.
On Monday night, Planet Fitness off Route 9 will host the winner of "The Biggest Loser," season 10, Patrick House. House, who lost 200 pounds to win the NBC reality series, will discuss healthy living at the new gym.
The former college football player from Mississippi said he slowly gained weight after a serious injury. Around the age of 28, House tipped the scales at 420 pounds and was told by a doctor that he would probably suffer a heart attack sometime in the next five years.
After sixth months of diet and exercise, House dropped almost half his body weight to win the $250,000 grand prize on "Loser."
"It's such an amazing experience for me to realize just what I've done and I love to go around all over the country and share that with people," House said in a written statement. "In doing that, I challenge and motivate them and inspire them to begin their own weight loss journey and hopefully they'll join me in taking that first step towards living a healthier lifestyle."
Planet Fitness is at White City Plaza in the former Michael's location next to Iparty.