NBC fitness reality competition series, “STRONG” will premiere this week, which is probably the most significant show focusing on not just fitness, but toughness.
In the TV series, the viewers will get to see ordinary people trained under elite trainers and competing as teams in a variety of challenges.
The show is backed by our very own rough and tough man Sylvester Stallone. He is one of the executive producers of “STRONG” along with Dave Broome. World famous athlete Gabrielle Reece is the show host of the show, reports Starpulse.
At NBC’s recent Summer Press Day, to hand out more details about the reality show, Starpulse connected with the team “STRONG.” On the occasion, Broome dubbed “Strong” as the most relatable show on television so far. He said, ”There’s a shift in the world of fitness right now where people are no longer looking to get thin and skinny. They’re looking to get strong, fit and healthy. What we’re trying to do on this show is create a healthy transformation through a very, very tough competition in a fun way.”
At the same time, Reece stated, “As a woman I can say the other part of the message that’s so important, at least for these first group of trainees, is they’re not looking left or right and saying, ‘Oh, I need to beat her or be like her. They’re simply saying, How can I get back to or find or become my best self?”
“Through the relationship with the trainer and that teamwork, I think that that is a very powerful part of the message,” she said.
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On the other hand, the sturdy “Rocky” star Stallone opened up about the reason for his joining “STRONG.” He said as a fitness freak, he didn’t have any second thoughts when Dave presented him the idea.
He said that to cope up with today’s rough and tough lifestyle people want to become stronger both mentally and physically. “All they need is a format,” said. “This is going on national television and people will say, ‘Hey, I can do that. That’s me. I share in that.’ That’s all it is. Someone just to break the dam and just say, ‘You know what? I’m tired of being broken. I want to be unbreakable.'”
“STRONG” premieres Wednesday at 9 p.m. after “The Voice,” and will make its time slot premiere on Thursday at 8 p.m., both on NBC.