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'The Biggest Loser' contestants featured during retreat at Camp Christian

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By Rachel Basinger
Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 12:01 a.m.

Camp Christian in Mill Run will host a nutrition and fitness retreat from May 11-16 that will feature two contestants from Season 13 of “The Biggest Loser.”

Joel White, the manager of Camp Christian, attended a similar fitness retreat when he lived in California, which is how he met Mark Cornelison and Buddy Shuh from the show.

White said he made a friend request to Shuh on Facebook when they were on the show and from there, Shuh attended and contributed to a fitness retreat for the association White was involved with in Connellsville.

“My relationship with Mark kind of came through my relationship with Buddy,” he said.

Stephen Lowe, a member of the camp's board of directors, said the program is designed to challenge, encourage and equip participants to emotional, physical and spiritual health.

“This is achieved through daily workouts, hiking and outdoor activities, motivational testimonies, nutritional and educational workshops, and networking and accountability with others seeking lifestyle changes,” Lowe said.

White said they will hike in Ohiopyle and closer to camp, have times where individuals will share their stories of weight loss and look at how health and fitness relates to their spiritual journey.

“We'll be serving nutritious meals out of ‘The Biggest Loser' cookbook,” he said. “The whole week is centered on health and fitness, so it's going to be a good time.”

Lowe said the week is open to all ages, but because of the retreat is during the school year, it is unlikely that teens will attend. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Anyone wanting to register for the event can visit the website Anyone interested can also contact White at 724-455-2780.

Cost is $329, which is all inclusive and sleeping arrangements in a dorm or cabin. For those who would like to sleep in a private room in the Mill House, the all-inclusive cost is $398. The registration deadline is May 5.

Rachel Basinger is a contributing writer.

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