Bob Harper Review

Editor's Review: 3.5 / 5.0

What You Should Know

Bob Harper is the world-renowned personal trainer from the Biggest Loser. The personal trainer started as a group and private instructor in Los Angeles. Bob Harper spent more than 10 years creating his own style of training combined with healthy eating habits to pass on to his clients. At the heart of his regime is straight to the point instruction with a personal connection. Very little is revealed about the person behind the personal trainer.

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Bob Harper was born on August 18, 1965 in Nashville, Tennessee. After graduating from Austin Peay State University, he became a personal trainer in Los Angeles. His philosophy for his fitness client is simple – work hard and believe in yourself and you will see results.

Bob Harper has written several books on fitness and nutrition. He stars in the Biggest Loser DVD series and a personal DVD series called Bob Harper: Inside Out Method. The DVDs are a companion to the best-selling book of the same title.

While Bob Harper suggests healthy eating habits to clients and participants on the Biggest Loser, he chooses to follow a vegan diet. He converted to vegetarianism after reading Skinny Bitch, a diet and weight loss book and to veganism a short time later. All other aspects of his personal life have remained out of the media. Bob Harper is active in animal rights and PETA. He was the spokesperson for the 2010 Farm Sanctuary’s Walk for Farm Animals and adopted a stray dog from an animal shelter.

Despite his popularity and personal nature, Bob Harper is a no-holds-barred personal trainer. He pushes the contestants on the Biggest Loser beyond comfortable levels of exercise to teach them just how far they can go and how far they have come. Personal training DVDs with Bob Harper may be too intense for some beginners, but a lighter version of the workout is always included for less adept followers.

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  • Personal trainer for celebrities and the Biggest Loser cast.
  • Personally connects with all dieters during training.
  • Pushes clients to achieve bigger accomplishments.
  • Certified with the American Fitness Training of Athletics.
  • Certified with Aerobics and Fitness Association of America.


  • Very little information is available on the training Bob Harper received to be a personal trainer.
  • Some workouts may be too intense for beginners.


Bob Harper is more than a personal trainer – he is a celebrity. Unlike many other celebrity trainers, Bob Harper manages to keep his personal life out of the public spotlight, but that also means the dieter has very little background information on the trainer. His success on the Biggest Loser has created a worldwide following.

3 User Reviews About Bob Harper

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  • 1
    William Durham

    I really have 2 things I have had 5 surgeries on my feet over the past 2yrs. Had most of my toes amputatied off my left foot just wanted some ideas of things I can do sent I can’t run or walk that far anymore I workout at home ? Plus tell you that you do a great job on the biggest loser


  • 2

    Made me sick to my stomach, if I had not thrown away the reciept I could gotten my money back. Bad product.


  • 3
    Debbie Turner

    I am very much over weight i need help but my problemis i had knee surgery 3 years ago i alos have a bad back i also have asthmas what can i do to lose the weight i want get down to 125 i weight 73 right now i really want to lose it could you please help with this problem it keeps me from doing the things i want to do please please help me


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