Entertainment TV 'The Biggest Loser' : Meet New Trainers Jessie Pavelka and Jennifer Widerstrom Four trainers will go to work on former – and fluffy – athletes By Lynette Rice Lynette Rice Lynette Rice is the former editor at large at Entertainment Weekly. Her work has previously appeared in PEOPLE. People Editorial Guidelines Published on September 8, 2014 06:00 PM Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Chris Haston/NBC “Don’t let fear take over!” Those motivational words come courtesy of Jennifer Widerstrom, who, along with Jessie Pavelka, will replace Jillian Michaels for season 16 of The Biggest Loser. Along with veterans Dolvett Quince and Bob Harper, the trainers will focus this season on 20 former athletes, including NFL players and Olympic gold medalists who have let the pounds pile up since their proverbial glory days. This season will also offer a twist: each eliminated contestant will go to a secret location called “Comeback Canyon” where Harper will train them to compete for the chance to return to the game and win the $250,000. Here’s a sneak peek of the new season: The Biggest Loser premieres Thursday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC. Want more stories like this? Sign up for our newsletter and other special offers: sign me up Thank you for signing up!