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'Biggest Loser' winner opens yoga studio in Evanston

Luis Gomez

About Last Night

5:53 PM CST, December 15, 2013

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“Biggest Loser” winner and Wheeling native Danni Allen and Marcus Lemonis, star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” opened a yoga studio in Evanston last week called One2One. The name is a play on the 121 pounds Allen lost on the NBC reality TV competition.

“Ever since I won the show in March, I’ve been talking about paying it forward,” Allen said over the phone Sunday. “I want to teach other people what I learned.”

One2One is located above another one of Lemonis's businesses, Rose's Bakery, which sells organic and gluten-free products.

Allen, who plans on becoming a yoga instructor in mid-2014, has been keeping busy. In addition to making appearances on behalf of “Biggest Loser,” she’s a motivational speaker and ran the Chicago Marathon in October.

“I thought I would be one-and-done,” Allen said about running marathons, “but I was so close to a sub-four-hour time — I finished in 4:09 — that the competitor in me wonders ‘Do I have it in me to run it faster?’”

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