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"The Biggest Loser" wins with Kauai for ultimate destination challenge

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

For the remaining six contestants of NBC's “The Biggest Loser: Glory Days,” an invigorating journey to the Hawaiian Islands will help them achieve their goals and inspire them to fulfill their New Year's resolutions.

In two episodes airing on Thursday, Dec. 18, and on New Year's Day, Thursday, Jan. 1 (8-9 p.m. ET on NBC), the Island of Kauai will provide a beautiful and uplifting backdrop for the hit competition show's visit to the Aloha State.

The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) and Kauai Visitors Bureau (KVB) successfully negotiated the show's selection of Kauai for these two hour-long episodes. Filming took place in October exclusively on Hawaii's Garden Island.

The first Kauai episode, airing Thursday, Dec. 18, will showcase the iconic Waimea Canyon (often referred to as the “Grand Canyon of the Pacific”) and an intense fitness workout on one of Kauai's beautiful white sand beaches.

Next, in a competition that tests contestants' skill, endurance, and perseverance, they will kayak into the ocean to retrieve floating puzzle pieces and piece them together. The effort is well worth it, as the winner will be rewarded with a private helicopter tour of Kauai, and enjoy incredible sights and scenery only accessible by air.

In addition, a trainer and contestant will overcome their fears of being in the open water by snorkeling in scenic Anini Bay, known for its idyllic conditions.

The weigh-in for the first episode will take place at the picturesque Kauai Marriott Resort at Kalapaki Beach, a destination the contestants reach by paddling outrigger canoes.

In the second Kauai episode, airing on New Year's Day, Jan. 1, contestants will make resolutions to ensure 2015 is their best year yet. Contestants will be challenged out of their comfort zones by rappelling down a cascading waterfall with Da Life, or by rope swinging with Just Live! in a tropical forest. They will also learn how to make healthy, island-inspired tacos, before partaking in a Lacrosse-style obstacle course on a stunning, privately owned ranch.

This is the second time “The Biggest Loser” has partnered with HVCB and selected the Hawaiian Islands as the incentive destination for its contestants. In 2011, the show filmed on Oahu and contestants received a surprise surf lesson from pro athlete Bethany Hamilton. “The Biggest Loser” is a production of Shine America and 25/7 Productions.

For more information on this season, embeddable clips and full episodes of “The Biggest Loser,” visit NBC.com's official show site here.

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