Work Out – Cycle 2 – Episode 2 – Recap – “Opening her door to Rebecca”

We pick up this week’s episode with the Jackie/Mimi train wreck/therapy session. Mimi had left the room, and the therapist asks Jackie why she is still in it. Jackie realizes she is punishing herself by staying in it. Mimi comes back in, more bitching. The therapist points out that they must be miserable. Jackie (finally) realizes that she is “at her end.” (Thank you thank you thank you. Please do NOT bring Mimi back on the show)

Sky Lab is the new priority. The objective is to teach overweight clients to eat right, cook right, exercise, and rehabilitate emotionally.

Jackie interviews several potential clients and tries to get to the heart of the weight issues before assigning them to trainers in order to see if they qualify for Sky Lab (still a bit confused as to what exactly Sky Lab is. If it is her new branch, why do the same trainers work there? Or do they all work there and not Sky Sport anymore?)

Tess from last season is one of the potential clients. She was making incredible strides and lost more than 20 pounds of fat in season 1. Then, misfortune struck and Tess hurt her knee, and gained all the weight back over the past 6 months. Jackie is super emotionally invested in Tess’ progress.

Each client goes then goes through hydrostatic weighing to measure their body fat. They jump in a tank of water, inhale 3 times, and exhale as they go under. This is supposed to be the most reliable method to measure body fat. This is pretty cool. I’ve only had my body fat tested with calpers.

We come back to the gym to set up some more Doug/Jesse drama. They are each working out with clients, and Jesse takes his outside to get further away from Doug. Peeler starts to make fun of Jesse. Oh snap! Beef in da gym!

Jackie eventually says something to Jesse about making up with Doug. We’ll see.

Some time is spent devoted to Jackie working out D-List comedian Kathy Griffin. Zzzzz

Jackie is on the phone with best friend Erin, confirming the breakup. Jackie is more relieved than sad. At the end of the therapy session, we are only left to assume they end things.

Rebecca shows up at Jackie’s pad. Jackie is “opening her door to Rebecca,” and taking her to a lesbian bar. Rebecca admits that she’s hooked up with a girl. Rebecca tells Jackie about her hookup and says she didn’t know what she was doing. Jackie sure wishes she had been there.

Jackie admits her first time with a guy and first time with a girl both happened when she was 13. Rebecca tells her she was a “secret slut.” What a bonding moment between the two.

They finally go out, and Rebecca says this is her integration into the lesbian world. All these lesbians keep coming up to Jackie. “Lesbians runneth amuck.” Rebecca says to Jackie, you know you want to do me. Jackie denies.


The trainers are having a meeting about Sky Lab, and Jackie assigns each trainer a new client. Their job is to act as both a therapist AND a trainer. Even though they are certified as only trainers. Still, it is good to be able to talk to your trainer on that type of level. Trainers who do that are usually better trainers. But how close is too close?

After assigning them to clients, Jackie tells them it is their turn to have their body fat tested. They aren’t happy, but they do it. And of course, Peeler “could not wait to see “Jesse’s fat ass in the water…to set him right.”

Jackie explains that 65% of Americans have over 30% body fat.

The optimal range for women is 13-19%, and for men it is 5-15%. Here are the results:

Erika 13.4%

Rebecca 13.1%

Zen 18.2%

Gregg 10.1%

Andre 10.6%

Doug 10.4%

Peeler 8.6%

Jesse 21.3%

Jackie first digs at Peeler and tells him she is shocked that he hast he lowest body fat. She is even more shocked by Jesse’s results, and that his body fat is higher than the women’s.

Joanna Krupa (model) comes to work out with Peeler. She notices that as she gets older she needs to work out. Peeler says that even when you are at the top of your game, you have things you want to improve. His training is a “dynamic workout and weight training regimen.” It looks good. Peeler says he is the best trainer, ever. Open challenge?

Victoria Fuller, playmate, comes in to workout with Rebecca. She just had a baby and needs to drop 20 pounds. Rebecca tells her about her night out with Jackie. Victoria tells her she dated a girl for 4 months. Rebecca keeps asking questions, Victoria doesn’t seem to want to answer.


Jakcie is throwing a party for her trainers at her now house in the Hollywood hills. Rebecca says she is going to start dating Jackie so that she can sleep in her bed. (since it comfortable and King Size)

Andre and Peeler walk in with a bucket of beers.

Jesse tells us that nobody parties harder than trainers. If you give them a bottle, good lord. They spend all week concentrating on fitness and eating, that when given the chance to let loose on the weekend, they go all out. I subscribe to that school of thought.

They do shots, and shots, and shots. Some tall Russian chick is all over Jackie. Jesse and Doug make up. Now, this is a party.

Jackie starts talking about someone training her. Peeler gets cocky and says that she will never be the same if she works out with him. Uh oh.

HDA – Jackie starts going off and puts Peeler in his place. Says that he has a job because of her. He is riding the coattails of her and her empire. Oh snap!


Peeler says don’t make me feel like crap in front of people he doesn’t know to Andre about Jackie in the bathroom. He then works in his “hands of Michelangelo” line. Peeler walks out of the party. Doug tries to get him to come back.

Jackie does a shot in honor of Peeler and says “may he grow up.”

Rebecca and Jackie start getting all flirty to end the show.

At the beginning of Cycle 1, Erika was Jackie’s “best friend.” At the end of the Cycle and beginning of Cycle 2, it was Jesse. Now she is moving on to Rebecca. She sure does go through her trainers fast!


One Response to Work Out – Cycle 2 – Episode 2 – Recap – “Opening her door to Rebecca”

  1. Megan says:

    Is this Jesse from Scottsdale PF

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