When losing is winning
Before: 215 pounds, After: 150 pounds
Andrea Baptiste was one of the first contestants on “The Biggest Loser.” She became the biggest female loser on the show.
Andrea Baptiste is a bit of a celebrity these days.
She actually made it to the finals of one of those reality television shows.
She didn’t win.
And lost, and lost.
And that was a good thing, because the show, “The Biggest Loser,” was all about contestants losing weight and getting fit. Full story
Taking the first step
No one needs to tell Brandy Cruthird to take the lead on physical fitness and health.
A former basketball star at James Madison University, Cruthird started her own fitness club in a studio apartment in 1996. Since then, her company, Body By Brandy, has grown to a 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility in Dudley Square in the heart of Roxbury. Full story