OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — As members of the 2009 USA Softball Women’s National Team program prepared for international competition over the summer, the women were visited at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., by the Season 2 cast of Lifetime’s “DietTribe” reality weight loss show. The episode will air Friday (check local listings for time) on Lifetime.
Pictures from the taping are available on www.facebook.com/asausasoftball/. To view the episode online, go to www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/diettribe/video.
"I am just excited we were able to be a part of ‘DietTribe’ and I am really proud of the women involved,” said 2004 Olympic Champion and 2008 Olympic Silver Medalist Jennie Finch, a member of the 2009 Women’s National Team. “They were a lot of fun, determined, and worked so very hard. I am looking forward to our episode as I feel both softball players and non-softball players will enjoy it."
"DietTribe" Season 2 follows five women for 120 days as they struggle to stay on track through the toughest workouts of their lives and face the scale each week to see how far they’ve come both mentally and physically. Professional fitness trainer and health expert Jessie Pavelka and psychotherapist Stacy Kaiser guide and coach the tribe as they work toward creating healthier and happier lives, one pound at a time.
The show focuses on sisters Stephanie Taulealea and Tiffany Young, who enlist the help and support of their “softball mom” friends to reach their weight loss goals. While at the Olympic Training Center, the women, who played in a softball league, were given the chance to participate in a Team USA softball practice as if they were members of the USA Softball teams that won gold at the Canada Cup, World Cup of Softball, Japan Cup and the Pan American Games Qualifier in summer 2009.
"We had a great day with the ‘DietTribe’ and their crew,” said Women’s National Team Head Coach Jay Miller. “They worked extremely hard and did not hesitate to jump right in with our players. Hopefully they enjoyed the day and learned some softball to take back to their team.”
For more information on the show, visit www.mylifetime.com/on-tv/shows/diettribe.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. The ASA has become one of the nation's largest sports organizations and now sanctions competition in every state through a network of 77 local associations. The ASA has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 210,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than three million. For more information on the ASA, visit .
About USA Softball
USA Softball is the brand created, operated and owned by the ASA that links the USA Men's, Women's, Junior Boys' and Junior Girls' National Team programs together. USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting these four National Teams to compete in international and domestic competitions. The USA Softball Women's National Team is one of the only two women's sports involved in the Olympic movement to capture three consecutive gold medals at the Olympic Games since 1996. The U.S. women have also won eight World Championship titles including the last six consecutive as well as claimed two World Cup of Softball titles. For more information about USA Softball, please visit www.usasoftball.com.
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