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  • 2011
  • 1 Season
  • 7.3  (97)

Heavy is a reality television show that aired on A&E from 2011 to 2012. The show was produced by The Hochberg Ebersol Company and followed the lives of severely overweight individuals as they attempted to lose weight over the course of six months. Each episode featured two participants who were assigned to a personal trainer and followed a strict diet and exercise regimen in order to lose weight and improve their overall health.

The show was hosted by personal trainer and fitness expert, Adam Ernster. Ernster would provide guidance and encouragement for the participants as they worked to reach their weight loss goals. In addition to Ernster, the show also featured nutritionists and medical professionals who provided guidance and advice to the contestants.

The premise of the show was to help the participants lose weight and change their lives. The focus was not just on the physical transformation, but also on the emotional and mental transformation that came along with the weight loss journey. Each episode followed the participants over the course of their journey, from their initial weigh-in to their final weigh-in six months later.

The participants were selected based on their severe obesity and the impact it had on their lives. The show aimed to showcase the struggles that come with being severely overweight, as well as the challenges that come with losing weight. The participants were often dealing with emotional issues related to their weight, such as low self-esteem and depression. Heavy aimed to address these issues and provide the participants with the tools they needed to overcome them.

Throughout the show, viewers watched as the contestants faced various challenges and obstacles on their weight loss journey. They would be pushed to their limits in the gym, and encouraged to make healthy choices in their diet. The show also tackled other issues related to weight loss, such as sleep apnea, joint pain, and high blood pressure.

One of the unique aspects of Heavy was the emphasis on the mental and emotional transformation that came along with the physical transformation. The show aimed to help the participants tackle the emotional issues that often lead to overeating and weight gain. Viewers watched as the participants addressed issues such as anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. The show also provided the participants with the tools they needed to maintain their weight loss and continue to make healthy choices after the show ended.

Overall, Heavy was a compelling and emotional look at the lives of severely overweight individuals as they worked to transform their bodies and their lives. The show addressed the physical and emotional challenges of weight loss, and provided viewers with a glimpse into the struggles that come with being severely overweight. The participants were inspiring and their transformations were remarkable. Heavy was a great way to gain insight into the challenges of weight loss, and viewers were encouraged to make healthy choices in their own lives.

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Follow-up (Texas)
12. Follow-up (Texas)
April 4, 2011
This one-hour specialn update on the Texas participants and where they are with their weight.
Sallie / Chad
11. Sallie / Chad
March 28, 2011
Sallie is the life of every party, but at age 30 and 443 pounds, she is aware that she can't keep up. What is more worrisome is that her 9-year-old son is following in her footsteps. Chad, at age 28 and weighing 509 pounds, has fallen in love with Leina and would like to start a family together. However, Leina isn't willing to settle down with Chad until he changes to a healthier lifestyle.
Mark / Patty
10. Mark / Patty
March 21, 2011
Mark is going to be a daddy for the first time, but at 516 pounds, Mark is fearful of his future if he doesn't change things. Patty is the survivor of a lifetime of tragedy and has learned to deal with heartache by turning to food. But now at 59, and 312 pounds, she is ready to change her life around.
Stacia / Tim
9. Stacia / Tim
March 14, 2011
Stacia used to be a performer, but now at 435 pounds, her weight is an obvious issue. Tim is a little person who weighs 240 pounds at just 4'2." Will they able to have the control and endurance to lose the weight they need to live a healthier and happier lifestyle?
Bill / Julia
8. Bill / Julia
March 1, 2011
Bill is 443lbs. He used to be a football star who had it all and lost it because of his drug addiction. And Julia is 255lbs. When her boyfriend broke up with her because her weight, she couldn't handle it anymore.
Jill / Johnny
7. Jill / Johnny
February 28, 2011
Jill is 35 and desperately wants a baby, but at 305 pounds, her doctor warned her she must lose weight before she can get pregnant. Johnny has struggled with his weight since his mother abandoned him at age 3. At 443 pounds, he is ready to lose weight and find happiness.
Ronnie / Debbie
6. Ronnie / Debbie
February 21, 2011
Ronnie is engaged to the love of his life, but weighing 446 pounds is keeping them from their dream wedding on the beach. Debbie is 44-years-old, has never had a date or a full-time job, and still lives with her parents. She has decided she needs to change.
Kevin / Flor
5. Kevin / Flor
February 14, 2011
Kevin is 39 and weighs 597 pounds. His wife has tried to motivate him to change, but things have gotten out of control. Kevin fears he will pass on his bad habits to his children and nephew. Meanwhile, Flor found comfort in food after her mother continuously called her the "the fat one" and now weighs 309 pounds.
Travis / Lindy
4. Travis / Lindy
February 7, 2011
Travis continues a vicious cycle of depression and eating and now weighs 431 pounds at 34 years of age. If he doesn't change now, the doctors warn him he may die, leaving a family behind. Lindy used to be the popular, skinny cheerleader in high school. At 37 she is 285 pounds and alone. Her marriage ended after 17 years when her husband told her she was too fat. To make matters worse, her daughters won't talk to her.
Sharon / Ashley
3. Sharon / Ashley
January 31, 2011
Sharon gained 100 pounds when her mother passed away and another 60 pounds when her son committed suicide. Now, 47-years-old and 366 pounds, Sharon knows she must do something about her weight, or her family may lose her next. Ashley weighed more than 230 pounds by the time she graduated from high school. And now she has eaten her way to nearly 300 pounds. Ashley wants to change and lead a healthier lifestyle.
Ricky / Jessica
2. Ricky / Jessica
January 24, 2011
Rickywayne, 35 years old and 555 pounds, started putting on weight when he was in the 5th grade. Getting creative with how to sneak the extra food, he was eating six or seven meals a day. After losing his mother, he's carried guilt that drives him to eat uncontrollably. Now Rickywayne must lose the weight, before he loses his life. Jessica, 28 years old and 288 pounds, has always been known as the fat girl. She's struggled with a pathological eating compulsion that leaves nothing on her plate when she's done. She fears that if she doesn't lose the weight now, her family will continue to outpace her and leave her out of her own family.
Tom & Jodi
1. Tom & Jodi
January 17, 2011
In the series premiere of Heavy, watch the journey of Tom and Jodi, both 37 from Houston Texas, as they attempt to reverse their lifestyles to health and exercise. Learn why they are heavy and why they want to change.
  • Premiere Date
    January 17, 2011
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (97)