In the Season 4 premiere, Ty and Charita (Oklahoma City, OK; Colorado Springs, CO) reveal two very different but equally compelling stories of struggle. Charita is a 32-year-old hairstylist who stands 5’6” and weighs 310 lbs. Raised in a strict, religious family, she turned to food to cope with a bad decision she made at 19. She works two jobs, struggling to support her husband and three sons.
19-year-old Ty is a 6’4”, 480-pound baseball phenom who’s struggled with his weight since he was 10. Then already over 300 pounds, Ty was nearly twice as big as everyone else on his baseball team. Baseball agents and coaches have informed him that the only thing standing between him and a professional contract is his weight.
Coached by Chris and Heidi, Ty and Charita’s transformations are filled with both turbulent moments and amazing, once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Ty gets a chance to work out with Major League Baseball All-Star Josh Hamilton of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The slugger happens to be one of his heroes.
Charita starts a new career as a Zumba instructor, and gets the chance to spend time with her favorite R&B group T.G.T. (Tyrese, Ginuwine & Tank). She meets with celebrity chef Rocco Dispirito to help show her “How To Lose A Pound A Day.”
For the first time ever, a client does not complete the transformation. Ty feels he’ll be fine on his own. Chris and Heidi only want the best for him. They wish him well even though they wish he wouldn’t leave. With Ty gone, Chris and Heidi focus solely on Charita.