The Biggest Loser Contestants Compete in StreetStrider Race for Chance to Win $10,000

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World’s First Elliptical Cross-Trainer on Wheels to be Featured on Tonight’s Episode of “The Biggest Loser” Airing at 9 p.m. ET on NBC

Exercising with a StreetStrider is a great option for individuals like The Biggest Loser contestants because it offers a total body workout and high calorie burn rate without straining one's joints

On tonight’s episode of The Biggest Loser, the remaining six contestants will compete in a StreetStrider race for the chance to win $10,000. The contestants will race to complete one mile on the StreetStrider, the world’s first elliptical cross-trainer on wheels, during a multi-part challenge.

“Exercising with a StreetStrider is a great option for individuals like The Biggest Loser contestants because it offers a total body workout and high calorie burn rate without straining one’s joints,” said Dr. David Kraus, StreetStrider’s inventor and company president. “The StreetStrider provides the combined benefits of working out on a treadmill, elliptical machine and fitness bike without the physical stresses of these other exercises.”

StreetStrider users get a full body workout by propelling themselves with arm levers and foot platforms that move like a stationary elliptical machine. The StreetStrider’s three-wheel platform makes it easy to balance while riding and the intuitive lean-to-steer system works with the body’s natural movements to effortlessly provide complete rider control.

The StreetStrider has been featured on The Biggest Loser in the past, but this is the first time the product has been used in a challenge. Several former contestants have received a StreetStrider, and find it to be a fun, effective way to help keep the weight off after they leave The Biggest Loser Ranch. Because the StreetStrider can be used outdoors, it offers a more enjoyable workout than a stationary exercise bicycle or elliptical machine, as well as a green transportation option. In tonight’s Biggest Loser episode, airing at 9 p.m. ET, contestants will use the product’s stationary stand, which allows users to exercise inside during inclement weather.

There are currently three StreetStrider models available: the ETX Summit 8r, featured in tonight’s episode, the ETX Sprinter 3r and the Fusion 8r. Two new StreetStrider models, including one designed specifically for children, will be released in 2011. For more information, please visit

About StreetStrider:
The StreetStrider is the world’s first elliptical cross-trainer on wheels for outdoor use. It was invented and patented by David Kraus, PhD. After riding his bicycle to work for more than 20 years and regularly working out on a stationary elliptical machine, David was inspired to combine the two into an efficient, fun outdoor machine. The company was founded in 2007 and is based in Fresno, CA. StreetStrider’s mission is to promote fitness and help fight the adult and childhood obesity epidemic around the world, while offering owners a fun, outdoor full body workout. For more information, please visit

About The Biggest Loser:
The first reality series where everybody loses, “The Biggest Loser” 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. Hosted by Alison Sweeney, the series provides the contestants with challenges, temptations, weigh-ins and eliminations until the final contestant remains to claim the title of "the biggest loser." Each team works out under the supervision of professional trainers Jillian Michaels and Bob Harper. “The Biggest Loser” is a production of Reveille LLC, 25/7 Productions and 3 Ball Productions. Check out for more information.

About NBC Universal Television, DVD, Music and Consumer Products Group:
NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBC Universal Television DVD, Music, and Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBC Universal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBC Universal Online Store.

About Reveille:
Reveille is a leading independent studio focused on exploiting worldwide intellectual property rights in scripted and unscripted television and digital entertainment, and a world leader in creating integrated marketing opportunities for advertisers. Reveille is known for popular and award-winning hit series including MASTERCHEF, THE BIGGEST LOSER, LOSING IT WITH JILLIAN, THE OFFICE, THE BURIED LIFE, UGLY BETTY, THE TUDORS, TABATHA'S SALON TAKEOVER, SHEAR GENIUS and PARENTAL CONTROL. Reveille has partnerships with both Microsoft and Yahoo! to develop original online series for brands. Web series include FIT TO BOOM for Subway, IT'S EVERYBODY'S BUSINESS WITH JACK AND SUZY WELCH for Microsoft, WHO KNEW? for Toyota Avalon and REAL LIFE MAKEOVER for Walmart. Upcoming television series include GIGANTIC and LIVE TO DANCE. Through its distribution arm, Shine International, Reveille distributes its extensive library of programming to more than 150 countries. Reveille is part of the Shine Group, one of the world's foremost multinational entertainment and drama companies.

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