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Pete Speaking at the Ann Arbor District Library


The Season 2 At-Home Winner shared success principles for winning at weight-loss and in life!

Ann Arbor, MIOn Thursday, February 11, 2011, Pete Thomas, the Season 2 At-Home Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser,” shared his success principles for winning at weight-loss and in life with an engaged audience at the Ann Arbor District Library. 

Pete’s presentation was part of the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Reads Library series of events themed, “What Makes Life Worth Living.”  Pete encouraged the audience to invest the time necessary to achieve optimal health.  Pete referred to the management of “Time” as the #1 key to success in weight-loss and in life.  Pete stated that “Fitness guru Jack LaLanne died at the ripe age of 96.  He worked out three hours a day.  But he also lived 17 years longer—and in much better health— than the average American.  Find a reason that motivates you—perhaps you want to be alive and in good health to experience the milestone events in the lives of your children and grandchildren.”

Pete also reminded the audience that every person has a purpose in life, and to embrace that purpose makes life worth living.  And to fulfill that purpose requires good health.   As a starting point, Pete challenged the audience to embrace the Kaizen principle of making continual, small improvements.  Long-term, the small changes will add up to big results. 

Tim Grimes, Community Relations and Marketing Department Manager for the Library and coordinator of the event— was glad he invited Pete to speak this year.  “This was a fantastic program—it’s the second time we’ve had Pete.  Pete gives a lot of good tips about losing weight in a very enjoyable way that makes it very nice for an audience.  It was also really nice to have the activities.  The wall-sits were a lot of fun.”

Washtenaw County resident Eric Apollo was in the audience and had this to say about Pete’s presentation: “Pete’s an inspiration to everybody who’s trying to lose weight. He’s just such a wealth of knowledge.” Regarding his takeaway from the event, Eric stated, “I’m my biggest opponent.  I have to put in the effort and manage mouth!”

Colleen Flynn, Business Development Director with Carnival Cruise Lines, was one of the winner’s of Pete’s impromptu wall-sit competition.  “He is an excellent speaker—very, very encouraging.  I loved the points he made about celebrating your success every day.   Often we get into attacking a situation and we don’t acknowledge how far we’ve come until we get to the end of it.  So it was great to hear Pete stress the importance of celebrating successes along the way.”

About Pete Thomas
Pete Thomas is the Season 2 $100,000 At-home Winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” and the President of, LLC—a multi-faceted weight loss education and consulting company.  As a highly skilled TV personality, teacher, certified trainer, weight-loss coach and consultant, Thomas helps organizations and corporations design and implement wellness programs—including “Biggest Loser” style weight-loss and teambuilding programs— that get results!  His company also provides cutting-edge content for health and fitness oriented blogs, books and magazines—including the best-selling “Biggest Loser” book series.  Of the former Biggest Loser contestants, only Pete Thomas has personally created other “Biggest Losers” through his teaching and coaching programs.

 Pete has appeared on ABC’s The View, The 700 Club, and eXtra, as well as being featured in People Magazine, Runner’s World, TV Guide, inTouch Weekly, Real Health and commercials nationwide.  A full time motivational speaker, weight-loss coach, consultant, and product spokesman for companies such as NordicTrack,  Pete travels and spreads his “Winning Principles” to organizations worldwide—both in person and through his website at  For an interview with Pete Thomas, contact Anita Lane at 646.450.6214.

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