As the founder of Hoebel Fitness and celebrity trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser season 11, Brett Hoebel is one of the most sought-after weight-loss, nutrition and motivation experts in the country.
Brett is the creator of the revolutionary 20 Minute Body™ DVDs and was the health expert on Food Network’s Fat Chef, as well as the brains behind the RevAbs® DVDs from Beachbody (producers of P90-X). His integrative philosophy and body-mind approach come from his diverse experience in Eastern and Western disciplines, including his martial arts training in capoeira and Muay Thai kickboxing, as well as his educational background in functional strength training, nutrition, yoga and holistic health.
He was a pre-med student at Claremont McKenna College, and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree with a dual major in psychology and biology. He furthered his education taking graduate courses in biomedical science at Rutgers University.
A 15-year veteran in the fitness industry, Brett has shaped-up Hollywood’s finest, including Victoria Secret supermodels and A-list actors. He was a health expert on Food Network’s Fat Chef and is currently a lead judge on Fit or Flop: America’s Next Fitness Star. He appears frequently on shows like Dr. Oz, The Talk, The View and the Today show, and is a contributing fitness expert for publications, including Fitness, Self, Women’s Health, Vogue, and Details.
Brett has been touted “Best of New York” by New York Magazine and Allure and is also an award-winning group fitness instructor and personal trainer, that has been certified with NASM, CrossFit, the C.H.E.K. Institute for Corrective Holistic Exercise Kinesiology and Nutrition & Lifestyle Coaching, Kettle Bell Concepts, TRX, US Olympic Lifting, Yoga Alliance, and Pre-Postpartum Conditioning.
His passion, knowledge and creativity can be seen in the lifestyle-fitness programs he’s created, as well as his Rise Above Bullying campaign where he speaks at schools around the world to inspire and educate children on how inner-strength can turn pain into passion and is the key to overcoming adversity. When not in Los Angeles, Brett travels to New York and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to teach his programs, study capoeira and meet with different health and fitness professionals that share his same integrative approach.
Walk Your Talk
Brett believes the most important thing you can do for yourself is not exercise or nutrition…it is to “Walk Your Talk and believe in yourself. The dumbbell and the diet don’t change you. Your accountability and belief in yourself do.” His approach to live a mindful, healthy life starts by looking inward and changing yourself from the inside. This “Fitness From Within” philosophy comes not only from Brett’s background in different Eastern and Western disciplines, including martial arts and biomedical science, but also from his experience growing up as an adopted, overweight teenager.
“The physical challenges I went through doing contact martial arts and sports, the mental focus I developed from my academic studies, and the emotional struggles I had to overcome as an overweight kid have shaped who I am, how I think, why I love what I do, and why fitness is freedom to me.”
“Taking care of your health and fitness is not a job, it’s a privilege and a way of life. It’s not a part-time thing, it’s about making sure you walk your talk . The health revolution needs role-models, so lead by example and embody the values that people will be inspired by. It’s about mental strength . . . that’s what it takes to endure the physical, mental, and emotional challenges you’ll face getting in shape and staying in shape. It’s about discipline ; living a healthy lifestyle is done one day at a time. It’s about trust ; you have to build it. And it’s about respect ; you have to earn it. Once you do, you can transform someone’s body and their life. It’s about love and tough love ; when someone gives their best effort, show them some love, but when someone wants to give up, you have to be tough and motivate them not to quit. And it’s absolutely about going there . . . because once you push past your limits, you won’t ever go back.”