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Five Things You Need To Know About The Biggest Loser’s New Trainers

Five Things You Need To Know About The Biggest Losers New Trainers

Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom on The Biggest Loser

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09/11/2014 AT 06:30 PM EDT

After saying goodbye to trainer Jillian Michaels, The Biggest Loser will be getting a couple new butt-kickers this season.

Joining returning trainer Dolvett Quince are Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom, whom PEOPLE chatted with exclusively about their first season. Before tuning in to the Season 16 premiere of The Biggest Loser (Thursday at 8 p.m./7c on NBC), here are five things to know about Pavelka and Widerstrom.

1. Every successful team has a strong motto.
Finding motivation is a huge issue in itself, so Pavelka and Widerstrom have taken it under their belt to create a slogan with their teams to stay dedicated.

“I tell my team to ‘Take the body and the mind will follow,’ says Pavelka. “I tell them to commit to five minutes – that’s it – and then the mind will catch up with that.”

When we spoke to Widerstrom early on in the season, she already had several mottos. “I say, ‘Get uncomfortable,’ a lot,” says Widerstrom. “What I use the workouts to do and hard conversations to do is to ‘get uncomfortable,’ shaking things out and find out that as uncomfortable as that may feel, you’re actually okay.”

2. Dig deep to get healthy.
Pavelka likes to think of himself as “hard with heart,” and focuses more on the feeling of the body than on the scale’s numbers.

“I think weight loss is a side effect of doing it right, feeling good, and falling in love with the feeling of exercise,” says Pavelka. The contestants aren’t the only ones helping each other compete to success. “I have to give Jessie credit for this quote, but ‘weight loss is not the answer to obesity,'” Widerstrom quotes of fellow trainer Pavelka. “It basically says we can treat all the symptoms – we can work out, we can eat better – but unless we find out what’s going on with you, then we’re not really going to go very far.”

3. Health is more important than competition.
After last season’s controversy with taking the weight loss competition a little too far, the trainers are making sure that health comes first and competition comes next.

“I think the competition needs to come secondary,” says Pavelka. “The weight loss is a side effect of living life right. We want them to kind of be ready for life, not just be ready for a scale.”

4. Even trainers have to get a workout in.
Growing up, whether it was gymnastics, diving, or track, Widerstrom always made sure that she was participating in sports.

“I got out of college and was eating the same amount and training almost none, and I got this huge jump in my weight. I think I went like 20 pounds,” Widerstrom told PEOPLE. Now, she maintains her fit body by working out with her team. “As much as I’m focused on trying to help them, I’m focused on trying to keep myself off the ground,” she says.

5. Being a Biggest Loser trainer is a dream job.
The contestants aren’t the only ones living out their dreams on this season of The Biggest Loser. “I’ve done weight loss shows in the past, but as a trainer, you look at The Biggest Loser as you kind of made it,” Pavelka says.

Five Things You Need To Know About The Biggest Losers New Trainers
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The Daily Treat: PEOPLE Takes You to the Kitten Bowl

The Daily Treat: PEOPLE Takes You to the Kitten Bowl

Kitten Bowl

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09/11/2014 AT 10:00 AM EDT

There’s the Super Bowl. And then there’s the Su-purrr Bowl.

If you don’t know your Cowboys from your catnip, we’re going to assume you’re just as excited as we are for this year’s Kitten Bowl, which airs Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, on the Hallmark Channel (and is hosted by animal advocate and North Shore Animal League America spokesperson Beth Stern). Basically, who would you rather root for: more than 90 adorable and adoptable rescue kittens or a bunch of sweaty guys?

Filming began in N.Y.C. on Sunday, and we have an exclusive first peek at all of the NFL-worthy (NFL meaning the National Furball League) action.

‘This is my game face’

The Daily Treat: PEOPLE Takes You to the Kitten Bowl

Kitten Bowl

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‘I’m going to need a refreshment after all of this sports’

The Daily Treat: PEOPLE Takes You to the Kitten Bowl

Kitten Bowl

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Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose

The Daily Treat: PEOPLE Takes You to the Kitten Bowl

Kitten Bowl

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Oscar Pistorius Did Not Intentionally Kill Reeva Steenkamp: Judge

09/11/2014 AT 07:50 AM EDT

Oscar Pistorius was set to meet his fate on Thursday.

In her lengthy review of the verdict facing the double-amputee Olympic track star, the judge stated that under South African law, Pistorius would not be found guilty of murder – the most serious charge he faced.

This left Pistorius, who openly wept in the courtroom Thursday, facing either culpable homicide or a complete acquittal.

The final verdict is expected to be delivered sometime Thursday, as the proceedings continue.

The emotional trial lasted six months in Johannesburg, South Africa, and included a month-long break so the Paralympian sprinter known as “Blade Runner” could be evaluated by a team of mental health experts.

Judge Thokozile Masipa, along with two legal assistants, then spent the past five weeks deliberating on a verdict in the shooting death of Pistorius’s girlfriend – model and women’s rights activist Reeva Steenkamp – early in the morning on Valentine’s Day 2013.

The one-time Golden Boy of sports testified in his own defense in April and had remained free on bail throughout the trial.

Oscar Pistorius Did Not Intentionally Kill Reeva Steenkamp: Judge

Reeva Steenkamp and Oscar Pistorius, in 2012

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While on the witness stand, Pistorius, 27, said he heard a window open in his bathroom in the early hours of Feb. 14, 2013, causing him to believe intruders had entered his house and race to get to his gun to defend himself and his girlfriend, whom he claimed he thought was still in bed.

In a quivering voice, Pistorius referred to the moment when he said he thought there was a burglar as when “everything changed.”

“I wanted to put myself between the person who gained access to my house and Reeva,” Pistorius said.

Prosecutors, however, maintained that Pistorius shot his girlfriend in a rage and presented witnesses who painted him as short-tempered and gun-obsessed.

Pistorius had faced 25 years to life in prison if convicted of premeditated murder. A lesser murder charge or negligent killing would also have called for years in jail.

Additional reporting by ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Molly Sims Totes Her Tot

Molly Sims Totes Her Tot

Mom-of-one Molly Sims was spotted with son Brooks, 2, in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday (September 7). Sporting a floral dress and shades, the Las Vegas star, 41, toted her tot back to the car.

The former Sports Illustrated swimsuit model recently chatted about the beginning of her modeling career 20 years ago.

“I probably lost 25 pounds . . . it was a modeling horror story,” she told Page Six. But, “It ended up being OK. I was healthy about it.”

“[Today] there is 10 times more pressure because of the Internet,” she added. “Girls have more things to compare themselves to. When someone is pregnant and just had a baby, they expect them to be back to normal in two months. Which is amazing for someone like Alessandra [Ambrosio], who’s naturally built like that . . . I got so jealous of Claire Danes, like, ‘Oh, my gosh, how did you do it?’ ”

Her best advice for rookie models?

“The two pounds you’re gonna lose or gain aren’t gonna help you get the job,” she shared. “If someone gets the job and you don’t, be happy for them.”

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