Last week, the group finds out about Doug’s illness. Rebecca has no problem with Jesse, “except he’s schizophrenic.”
We start off the show with Peeler blowing off steam as he is pretty upset about what’s happened to Doug, and how much he means to him. Doug has helped mold him, and he’s glad that he’s getting better.
Sky Lab is Jackie’s biggest challenge and the trainers are distracted. Peeler mentions that his client has been away 18 days. Jackie is upset that the trainers are not training with the Sky Labbers enough. She thinks that the trainers are lying, so she does some fact checking with the clients. Jackie is pissed at both the trainers and the clients.
After the phone calls, she goes to cool off out of the gym. Jackie went to do yoga with Dhyana, a yoga instructor. She couldn’t concentrate because of all the stimuli around her. You know, the fish, birds, fountains, and Dhyana.
Yoga is just not for Jackie. She couldn’t look within to find her quiet place because of Sky Lab. Jackie is still fired up after yoga, and says that there will be boot camp in the morning.
Jackie runs the boot camp and is an unforgiving hardass on the Sky Labbers. They aren’t getting in enough of their sessions, and the trainers are 50% to blame. Time for a weigh in. half way through the Sky Lab program.
Rita gained 6 pounds
Kiki gained 6 pounds
Carol lost 1.5 pounds
Dina lost 1 pound
Amy lost 2 pounds
Tess gained 15 pounds – she breaks down. This freaks Jackie out. Guess who’s to blame!? Her trainer, Gregg!
It’s just as important that the diet is as well thought out as their workouts. Jackie reads their eating diaries and doesn’t believe them.
Tess admits to cheating over New Year’s Eve. She asks, how many people gain 15 pounds in a month? Gregg says that she is reshaping her body, and that she is gaining muscle and this contributed to her weight gain. 15 pounds of muscle in a month. Wow.
Gregg questions the decision for the weigh in at this point because the Sky Labbers are lifting. Jackie says that her trainers have to do it her way or things just aren’t going to work. She “almost fired” Peeler in Cycle 1 because of a difference in training philosophies.
Jackie has a trainer meeting to get them back into the game and hear her message. She explains what happened with the Sky Lab clients, and how Tess is destroyed. Jackie explains that there are no excuses for the clients, so there will be no excuses for the trainers,
Rebecca says that they needed to hear that to kick it into gear.
Jackie decides to organize a retreat with the Sky Lab clients and the trainers. When she asks them to bring it to the table, they do, so Jackie is confident.
Laurie, Doug’s former trainee, is now training with Jackie, who Laurie says is tough (no doubt). Jackie says Laurie brings a lot of “therapy” into the session.
Rebecca and Jackie go out on a romantic date, and start talking about acronyms. I think they are a little confused and Jackie asks, is it anachronism? In any case, Rebecca is DFW, Down For Anything. Gee, there’s a shocker.
Rebecca starts pumping Jackie for Tiffany info. Though she keeps maintaining that she is not possessive. Jackie says they can go back to her place and have some dessert there. Pimp!
For some odd reason, we cut back to the gym for a 30 second scene with Zen’s client Carol, who comes 56 miles to see her. They see each other minimum 5x a week. Food, shopping, and snowboarding are Carol’s favorite things.
Jackie and Rebecca are back at her place, and are actually having fondue with sugar free chocolate. Rebecca starts talking about how things just are not that romantic. The smoke alarm goes off, as obviously neither of them is very good at making fondue.
They grab some champagne and move to the couch, but before they sit, they compare heights, and Jackie says, you’re almost as tall as me. Rebecca says “I can go down,” Jackie says, “those are the magic words.” The two head to bed to “watch a movie. Rebecca says it was time to take the relationship to the next level, since up until now, sexual attraction with Jackie has been like French Fries, compared to sexual attraction with men, which has been like steak. French Fries, Steak, Fondue. Damn I’m hungry now.
Jackie is surprising the trainers with a retreat to Lake Arrowhead, and surprise, the Sky Lab clients are coming too. The gang is in the van and talking about Doug and how he is doing.
Rebecca feels Jackie up. Some mad tension between Jackie, Rebecca and Jesse in the van. Things are going to heat up!
Jackie decides to take the group ice skating. Peeler proclaims he is the champion of falling down. Erika, on camera, starts laughing that Jackie fell down and almost broke something. She seemed to think that it was really funny. Must be pent up resentment since she was Jackie’s pet two trainers ago.
Ericka, Peeler, and Jesse are at the bar and gossiping about Jackie and Rebecca when Rebecca walks in and hears. She and Jesse exchange a few words, nothing too serious.
We move to the dinner table, where Jesse accuses Rebecca of taking advantage of Jackie’s vulnerability, and that she is taking advantage to advance her career. Peeler tries to tell them to calm down. There Peeler goes being all mature again. Rebecca calls Jesse a poster girl for drama. He calls her a poster girl for hooker, and a slut. Rebecca throws a glass or water all over Jesse. This has got to be one of the funniest catfights ever!
Neither of them will leave. Jackie arrives at dinner. Jesse and Rebecca both tattle on each other.
After dinner, Rebecca came back up with Jackie to her room. Jackie tells Rebecca that she won’t let Jesse get away with it.
At breakfast the next day Tiffany calls Jackie. Rebecca gets all bothered by the phone call. Jackie talks about how difficult it is juggling her girls. She’s a player, looks like she is doing a banging job.
The clients arrive and go for a snow walk with their trainers. .
Next we are at the lodge and Jackie brings in a therapist to talk with the trainers and clients about eating disorders. She wants to discuss why people use food for emotional reasons.
The therapist says that people with eating disorders often are kind, caring people when it comes to others, but not so with themselves. They need to start looking at themselves like they would someone else, to treat themselves better.
Carol tells her story, cries. Tess tells her story, cries. She lost her job and then her brother sort of disowned her. Wow that is pretty whack.
Laurie tells her story, cries. She’s always been the fat girl. Her dad committed suicide. All these things have contributed to her using food for emotional reasons. Jackie confides that her dad committed suicide also. All the trainers are moved to tears.
Jackie starts flipping out about her clothing line.