Professional volleyball player, fitness expert, actress, model and author Gabrielle Reece has been named host of NBC's upcoming transformation competition series "STRONG" that matches everyday women with the world's most elite trainers to conquer obstacles that were once unfathomable. Every day millions of ordinary men and women are striving to be the best versions of themselves, but the pressures of everyday life are taxing diets, exercise routines, stress levels and more. Despite our overwhelming desire to better ourselves, we feel powerless and inadequate. How can we, in today's society, achieve our personal best with all of these curveballs thrown our way? This new series sets out to tackle this universal problem and prove that strength does not come from what you can do, but rather by overcoming things you once thought were impossible. "STRONG" will empower 10 women - all of whom are looking to improve themselves mentally and physically - and pair them with some of the world's top fitness trainers. These trainers will embark on this transformative journey with their respective partners, as well as themselves, in order for both of them to reach their full potential. In every episode, each two-person team will work together and compete in a series of grueling challenges. The challenges will put them to the ultimate test for strength, endurance and mental stamina. We'll see flab turned to muscle, doubt turned to confidence, weakness turned to strength. Each week a team will get eliminated but at the end of every episode their inspiring transformation will be revealed. This empowering series will tap into the next iteration of the health and wellness movement as the show will inspire millions of people around the world.
The show will feature ten men and ten women looking to improve their fitness who will be paired with trainers specializing in strength and conditioning. Like with The Biggest Loser, the series will chronicle the contestants' transformation as they get eliminated until a winner is named.
Series Premiere: April 13, 2016 Classification: Reality Genre: Action | Reality-TV Network: NBC Airs: Thursday at 08:00 pm Runtime: 60 Minutes
S.T.R.O.N.G. - Season 1 -- 10 Episodes
1x1 -- Apr 13, 2016 -- Welcome to STRONG / Balls to the Wall 1x2 -- Apr 14, 2016 -- Friends and Frenemies 1x3 -- Apr 21, 2016 -- Don't Give Up the Fight 1x4 -- Apr 28, 2016 -- Power Play 1x5 -- May 05, 2016 -- Second Chances 1x6 -- May 12, 2016 -- Pay the Piper 1x7 -- May 19, 2016 -- Four the Win 1x8 -- May 26, 2016 -- Close Enough to Grab 1x9 -- Jun 02, 2016 -- The Final Showdown 1x10 -- Jun 02, 2016 -- The Final Showdown