SANTA MONICA, Calif., July 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --This summer, in a new reality competition TV program, Beachbody, America's premier health and fitness company will launch "THE 20s: The Search for the Next Beachbody Super Trainer" for web and TV audiences. Its first foray into original entertainment content, "THE 20s" marks a significant brand extension for Beachbody, the company behind the nation's most popular fitness, nutrition and weight-loss solutions, including P90X®, INSANITY®, 21 Day Fix®, Cize® and Shakeology®.
"THE 20s" will premiere on Monday, August 8 on the company's online streaming platform, BEACHBODY ON DEMAND, and on Monday, August 15 on the cable network Pop.
Hosted by Dan Cortese ("Veronica's Closet," "MTV Sports", "Guinness World Records Unleashed"), "THE 20s" is an 11-week unscripted competition series featuring a handpicked group of ambitious, twentysomething trainers living and working together. Each is determined to join an elite cadre of Beachbody Super Trainers, well-known personalities like Tony Horton of P90X®, Autumn Calabrese from 21 Day Fix®, and Sagi Kalev of Body Beast®.
"Beachbody has been in the content creation business for nearly 20 years with fitness programs like P90X and Insanity, 21 Day Fix and we wanted to expand our demographic into the 'cord-cutter' generation, and an unscripted television show seemed a perfect testing group." said Beachbody CEO, Carl Daikeler. "THE 20s will take one of these talented trainers and change their life overnight, catapulting them into the national spotlight as Beachbody's next Super Trainer. The stakes in this show are very real and potentially worth millions of dollars. It was fascinating to watch these young trainers put everything on the line."
Each of "The 20s" hails from a different fitness background and was chosen to join this reality contest for his or her unique personality and ability to help people get healthy and fit. Every week, contestants will put their skills to the test in a new challenge, as they compete to turn their dreams of Super Trainer stardom into reality. Along the way, they'll get advice from industry pros sharing their own secrets of success. Worthy contestants will create and star in two original 20-minute workouts that will be judged, in part, by voters on BEACHBODY ON DEMAND. In October, one winner will be crowned with the title of Super Trainer at which point they will officially join the Beachbody family and start helping people around the world with their own fitness journeys.
Top 20 finalists on THE 20S:
Quinten Barnard / Miami, FL
Quinn Biddle / Knox, IN
Michael Bradley / North Logan, UT
Joe Carabase / South Windsor, CT
Megan Davies / Coral Springs, FL
Deron Del Valle / Miami, FL
Ericka Honig / Princeton, NJ
Sabrina Jones / Lincolnton, GA
TJ Fahnbulleh / Brooklyn, NY
Valencia Kelly / Brunswick, GA
Rachel Lahood / Peoria, IL
Taylor Lugash / Peachtree City, GA
Shallamar Marchione / Whitney Point, NY
Frank Mentier / Detroit, MI
Pamela Noble / San Bernardino, CA
Derick Pierson / Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Raquelle Ross / Park City, UT
Bonnie Salary / Haines City, FL
Ajdin Sefer / Bosnia and Herzegovina
Megan Mae Stevens / Orlando, FL
"THE 20s" is produced by Beachbody. The series was created by Carl Daikeler. Executive Producer is Jeff Keirns.
Beachbody, a worldwide leader in health and fitness headquartered in Santa Monica, California, was founded in 1998 by Carl Daikeler and Jon Congdon with the mission to help people achieve their goals and enjoy healthy, fulfilling lives. Beachbody's formula of world-class fitness, nutrition, motivation and support has proven again and again to deliver results for its customers. Whether through Beachbody on Demand (BOD) the streaming platform featuring Beachbody's portfolio of iconic fitness brands like P90X®, INSANITY®, 21 Day Fix®, and CIZE®; via its superfood shake, Shakeology®; or through its premium line of sports nutrition supplements, Beachbody Performance, the Beachbody name has come to define the power of putting a healthy lifestyle within everyone's reach. Beachbody products can be purchased on its websites, and via its more than 450,000 strong Team Beachbody Coach network of independent distributors. Beachbody On Demand, featuring more than 400 streaming workouts, is available through its own mobile app for iPhone, as well as on Apple TV, Roku TV models, Amazon Fire and Google Chromecast, and now in over 120 countries around the world through BeachbodyGlobal.com. For more information please visit Beachbody.com.
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