The new NBC show called Strong is making waves online, even before Strong premieres. As seen in the below videos from NBC, their Strong fitness competition show will display the amazing transformations of a variety of contestants — 10 women who were trained by 10 “elite” trainers — who undergo quite a shape-up of their bodies, minds, and emotions via the trainers featured on Strong.
The NBC page for their Strong TV show explains how Strong differs from other shows, and like one Strong contestant said in the above video, Strong isn’t about fitting into a smaller pair of pants. Strong is about finding a deeper strength beyond the good looks and great health that training muscles can provide.
It doesn’t hurt that Strong shows plenty of before-and-after photos of women featured at heavier weights wearing jog bras and exercise pants on the left side of the screen, and then are magically transformed to thinner and stronger and more muscular frames, wearing pretty black and fitted body-con dresses on the right side of the screen.
Nevertheless, Strong looks like a wild ride of fitness competition show, with thrilling ways for Strong contestants to build their glutes and pecs and tons of other muscles in their bodies by climbing inclines, pushing sleds as they fall dramatically to the ground, and lifting heavy things above their chests. Even a Strong trainer learned via Strong that it was an emotional journey.
“NBC’s ‘STRONG’ is a competition show like no other. Contestants are embarking on a transformative journey in order to reach their full potential. As they will learn, it’s not necessarily about losing weight, but rather about finding the balance between mind and body. It’s about getting strong.
“Professional volleyball player and fitness expert Gabrielle Reece hosts the 10-episode series from Executive Producers Dave Broome (‘The Biggest Loser’), Oscar-nominated iconic film star Sylvester Stallone, Kevin King Templeton (‘Creed’) and Holly Wofford (‘American Ninja Warrior’).”
Such intriguing preview videos for Strong will likely have folks wondering about the Strong casting, which doesn’t appear as one of the active shows on their “now casting” page. So, where can Strong trainee hopefuls look to appear on the Strong show?
First off, checking current shows that are listed as those on NBC’s casting page is a good start, to see if Strong will pop up as one of the NBC shows currently being cast. As of this writing, the only shows listed on that page are American Ninja Warrior, America’s Got Talent, The Biggest Loser, First Dates, Hollywood Game Night, How the Other Half Live, Little Big Shots, and The Voice.
Perhaps it’s because Strong premieres with only 10 episodes that the initial 10 might have already been cast. With a series premiere date of Wednesday, April 13, 2016, at 9/8c (other locations on NBC‘s site list a premiere date of Thursday, April 14) — Strong might end up so popular that the Strong TV show could seek additional participants.
The NBC Strong casting site appears to be legit, registering the interest of both trainers and contestants who want to appear on the Strong TV show. The Strong open casting call dates currently listed have all elapsed, so stayed tuned to that page to see if 2016 dates pop up.
According to NBC, Strong will air on Thursdays at 8/7c — and with host Gabrielle Reece at the helm, Strong has the potential to perform well.
Stallone calls the Strong show groundbreaking and revolutionary, as the women compete side-by-side with their trainers in the competition. As the Strong trailer video notes, Strong captures the revolution taking place in the fitness industry, whereby the goal isn’t to get as skinny as possible, but as strong as possible.
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