The Planet Fitness at Northgate in Revere will serve as the New England outpost for a casting call to NBC’s ‘The Biggest Loser’ reality television show.
It’s the second year in a row that the casting call will be held at the Revere gym, said owner Tim Morrissette.
“This year should be even more exciting because they are bringing two trainers out from The Biggest Loser ranch,” he said. “We feel ‘The Biggest Loser’ and Planet Fitness are perfect partners. We are unlike any other gym in the country because we’re a place where people can work out no matter what their weight is and not be judged. That’s part of the culture at this gym. We’re definitely proud of this and that they asked us to do it for a second year in a row. They didn’t have one in the Boston area for a few years and we’re glad they came back and chose our location for the Northeast region.”
The casting call will take place on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Morrissette said to expect long lines, as last year’s casting call had lines out the door.
He said the format is that they call people in 10 at a time, and interview them in a group. If they see any prospects, they call them back for a second interview at another location.
“People who come down should expect a long line and a little bit of a wait,” he said. “But they should also expect that they have a shot at getting on the show. Everyone had a great time last year and as I walked through the line, I talked with people from Maine, Philadelphia, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Connecticut. There are numerous locations across the country, but this will be the only location in the Northeast. It should bring a lot of people from all over into Revere.”