Boston Sports Clubs Leads Local ‘Biggest Loser’ Contestant

Boston Sports Clubs (BSC), a leading owner and operator of health and fitness clubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States area, has provided Season 10 “Biggest Loser” competitor and Boston native, Brendan Donovan, with personal training, coaching and continued motivation over the past three months in preparation for “The Biggest Loser” season finale airing Tuesday, December 14 (9-11 p.m. ET) on NBC. Donovan is a featured contestant in the popular reality show, “The Biggest Loser,” which challenges and encourages overweight contestants to shed pounds in a safe and recommended manner through comprehensive diet and exercise as they compete for a grand prize of $250,000. NASM certified Boston Sports Clubs master trainer, Earl Strong, who knew Donovan from high School and is now his personal trainer, has been working with Donovan since he returned to Boston after leaving “The Biggest Loser” ranch in September.

“Brendan is a wonderful example of how people can change their lives through exercise,” said Strong. “Being a part of his journey has been an inspiration to me and to members at the club who have seen his transformation these past three months. Brendan is a winner no matter what happens on the season finale.”

Donovan’s commitment to fitness is evident by his rigorous exercise regimen. In addition to his personal training sessions with Strong, Donovan is also a regular in Boston Sports Clubs’ various group exercise classes such as spinning. He also does three hour workouts twice a day for his cardiovascular training.

Season 10 Biggest Loser Contestant, thirty-two-year-old Brendan Donovan, grew up in Boston and was an athlete in high school despite battling weight issues. He went on to earn a degree in criminology at Florida State and then a master’s degree in special education at the University of Massachusetts in Boston. A lethal combination of poor eating habits, lack of motivation and exercise level as an adult contributed to his starting weight of 362 pounds. The weight gain had an impact on his personal and professional life. Four years ago, he ended his relationship with his fiance because he couldn’t deal with his weight issues. Formerly a police officer, he is now a special education teacher at and the creator of an afterschool weightlifting/wellness program for inner city kids in Boston – but he feels like it’s hypocritical to teach students how to eat healthy and exercise in his current unhealthy physical state. Brendan was inspired by fellow Bostonians and Season 5 contestants Mark and Jay Kruger, and hopes to gain everything back in his life that he lost due to his obesity. He looks forward to being a better role model to his students, and fitting in the seats at Boston’s famed Fenway Park once he loses the weight.

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Boston Sports Clubs is owned by Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: CLUB), a leading owner and operator of fitness clubs in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States operating under the brand names Boston Sports Clubs, New York Sports Clubs, Washington Sports Clubs and Philadelphia Sports Clubs. For more information, visit