FOX19 - We already knew we would see Cincinnati resident Ashley Hazlett on the screen, when "American Grit" premieres on Thursday April 14 at 9:00 p.m.
Now we have discovered that we will also see a Cincinnati area executive. Marc Lobliner serves as the chief marketing officer for Tiger Fitness located in Loveland.
He's not a native but he spends about two weeks every month living in Loveland and running the business.
"American Grit" is a reality show that as assembled 16 of the toughest men and women. Teams work together to face a variety of military-grade and survival-themed challenges.
It's hosted by WWE superstar John Cena. Watch the trailer here,
All 16 competitors live in the same house in Washington state with no phone, internet or TV. Lobliner says that reality forced them to grow close quickly.
In fact, he still talks to Ashley and says she was just working out at Tiger Fitness in Loveland.
As for John Cena, Lobliner says, "He's the epitome of cool." He goes on to say he was down to earth whether the cameras were up or not.
Lobliner says the challenges are designed to make you quit. He says your forced to dig deep and find the American grit to not quit. He says being on the show inspired him, feels watching the show will inspire viewers.
"American Grit" Premieres Thursday April 14th at 9p.m. There will be a premiere party at Tiger Fitness in Loveland. A workout is planned from four to seven.
The viewing party will be at The Works Brick Oven Restaurant in Loveland starting at 7:30. Marc Lobliner and Ashley Hazlett will both be there.