Thursday, February 19, 2009


Roller Derby A Weight Loss Wonder

CENTER LINE, Mich. (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – One Biggest Loser eliminee is bringing flower power to the roller rink.

Shannon Thomas, who was sent packing from The Biggest Loser: Couples this past Tuesday (Feb. 17), has found a way to let out her frustration and drop the pounds.

Upon her elimination, Thomas joined a roller derby team and now goes by the name “Flower Power” when she’s knocking babes on their butts in the rink.

She says, “It’s a tough competitive sport. We work out five times a week. It’s a great source of exercise for me and it’s fun.”

Thomas’ roller derby name stems from her flower child nature, and admits, “I’m a little hippie girl. It’s very fitting for me.”

Though she’s a sweetheart off her skates, Thomas says she has to be “tough” during derbies or else she’ll get destroyed.

She says, “I feel bad hitting the girls sometimes, but my teammates say that’ll go away.”

The Biggest Loser airs Tuesdays on NBC.

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