Danny Cahill always struggled with his weight. As a sophomore in high school he devised a plan, stuck with it, and worked hard to lose 75 pounds over the summer. Danny found his passion and began his dream by joining a Rock & Roll band after righting his life! However, after high school and a few years in college, his weight steadily increased throughout the years to, at his heaviest point, over 450 pounds. He then put his dream on a shelf and began to take care of everything EXCEPT himself!
Danny coached his son’s football team and wanted to be able to do more with his children, but he was just physically too big to be the husband and father his family deserved! One evening, his outlook on his life changed when his found his “Why.” His daughter came to him at 7 years old and said “Daddy, You are my hero, and I want to be just like you! I want a belly just like yours!” This was a nightmare because his waist had grown to over 69 inches! What kind of role model was he being to his family?
Danny wanted to win The Biggest Loser to save him from this unhealthy lifestyle. He did not want to leave his wife and children early in life. Originally from Midwest City, Oklahoma, Danny and his family live in Broken Arrow (near Tulsa), Oklahoma. Danny is an accomplished musician, having played in several well known groups over the years.
Since winning The Biggest Loser in 2009 where Danny lost 239 pounds, he’s learned the importance of living with a healthy mental attitude and physical lifestyle. It’s no wonder he set several records during Season 8 of NBC‘s The Biggest Loser! He lost an amazing 55.58% of his body weight during the show, still the largest percentage of any man in the history of the show and 2nd overall, and can now happily say he is “less than half the man he used to be!”
Since winning The Biggest Loser, Danny has appeared on numerous national television programs including The Today Show, The Jay Leno Show, Live with Regis & Kelly, The Doctors, The Joy Behar show, Larry King Live, The Suze Orman Show, Issues with Jane Valez-Mitchell, Joyce Meyer’s Everyday Living, and many more! He writes and records music and is now a highly sought after Motivational Speaker with an untold story you won’t believe! He will inspire any listener to reach new heights, reclaim their hopes and dreams, and move forward and face any obstacle in life! He has acted in the movie, “A Christmas Snow” and has spoken for over 100 companies, churches, and organizations. If you want to motivate and inspire your listeners, Danny Cahill is the speaker for you!
Danny’s comments were both inspiring and challenging. His encouragement to “lose your quit” really resonated with our Operators and challenged them to keep working toward their BHAG’s (big hairy audacious goals.) Danny’s has a great ability to connect with people…so many people can relate to his struggles and stand in amazement at what he accomplished.
I want to express our appreciation to you for being the featured speaker during the Oklahoma Osteopathic Association’s 110th Annual Convention Opening Ceremonies. Your testimony and life story was greatly appreciated by everyone in attendance and we thank you!