By Cecilia Nasmith
The show that began in Cobourg at the Bodylogix gym is about to start a third season with roughly $250,000 US in prizes, and producer James Hergott is looking for participants.
The former Cobourg resident says anyone in North America can apply to be part of his Radical Body Transformation show, and 30 slots are available for anyone who wants to get into shape, add muscle, lose weight, be healthier – and has a good story to share.
Hergott has been in the film business since 2005, when his debut film All That I Need debuted at the Cannes Film Festival. In recent years, he has pursued his interest in Mixed Martial Arts and bodybuilding.
Along the way, Hergott has begun pursuing bodybuilding himself. He competes for the Canadian Physique Alliance, during the course of which he experienced a bust ulcer which required emergency surgery – it was just over a month later that he placed second at the Winston Invitational event.
Radical Body Transformation allows Hergott to meet people from all walks of life yearning to transform their bodies as part of their journey toward inner and outer growth and development. The documentary-style series has had various special guests, including the legendary Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The show premieres on NPC News (the largest amateur body-building platform) and distribution networks include Amazon Prime US and UK. Hergott said 28 episodes have been released so far.
For season three, as part of a new Amazon Prime deal, the prize money is being offered for first-, second- and third-placing contestants.
First prize goes to the contestant deemed by viewers' choice as the best transformation. This prize is $150,000 US plus an Expedia CruiseShipCentre all-inclusive cruise for two, as well as a professional photo shoot with celebrity portrait photographer Carmine Groe.
Second place will be awarded, similarly, to the viewers' second choice or best transformation. This prize is $50,000 US plus a Porsche Macan SUV, as well as a Carmine Groe photo shoot.
The third-place winner is the director's choice, based on the most dramatic transformation, and must be a different person from the first- and second-place winners. This prize is $25,000 US plus a Carmine Groe photo shoot.
Hergott announce his third-season coaches – Josh and Kyle of Colossus Fitness, who strive to inspire, motivate and educate the fitness community in better living and health practices.
“They have built up a huge following of almost 69,000 YouTube subscribers and 53,000 Instagram followers,” Hergott said.
“Combined, they have the well-rounded backgrounds necessary to help people achieve all kinds of goals.”
And anyone interested in learning more about being a contestant can contact Hergott at firstname.lastname@example.org.