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DietTribe Fitness Trainer Raises the Stakes with Triathlon

Jessie Pavelka

In the new season of Lifetime's DietTribe, fitness trainer Jessie Pavelka has returned to not only coach five best friends to compete in a triathlon, but help them lose 35-50 pounds each in the process.

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Unlike other reality weight-loss shows, the women on the show must drop the pounds while ... read more

Pumping Up and Slimming Down with Lifetime's DietTribe

Jesse Pavelka

It's that time of year of again: The holidays are over, but all those holiday cookies have taken their toll.

Lifetime is embracing that post-holiday season rut with DietTribe, a new lifestyle reality show that promises to offer inspiration to even the workout-averse. The new series, premiering Monday at 10 pm/ET, features five overweight friends who decide to pursue healthier lifestyles in time for their friend Anna's wedding.

DietTribe follows their efforts to try to lose weight and change their lives with the help of Stacy Kaiser, a psychotherapist, and Jessie Pavelka, a model and personal trainer. caught up with Pavelka to get the skinny on the series, find out his fitness philosophy — and how the rest of us can stay motivated to get in shape, long after the holidays have passed. Can you tell us about DietTribe and your role on the series?
Jessie Pavelka:
It's about five obese women who are all best friends, and they've enabled each others' bad habits and negative characteristics since the beginning of their friendship. They have 90 days to lose 30 pounds or more, and it's going to be a lifestyle show. It's not like Biggest Loser; they're not given... read more

Tonight's TV Hot List: Monday, Jan. 5, 2009

Jason Mesnick, Renee, Treasure, Shelby and Naomi, The Bachelor

The Bachelor
8 pm/ET ABC
His first marriage ended in divorce and last spring, DeAnna Pappas spurned him on The Bachelorette, so will the third time be the charm for Seattle single dad Jason Mesnick?

Read on for previews of True Beauty, The Secret Life of the American Teenager, Gossip Girl and DietTribe. read more

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Premiered: January 05, 2009, on Lifetime
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Five friends commit to a 90-day weight-loss program with the goal of losing 30 pounds apiece. Working with a personal trainer and a psychotherapist, each woman challenges herself to get healthy and meet her target weight.


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