‘Biggest Loser’ Trainer Dolvett Quince to Visit USF Monday

Tampa, Fla. (Oct. 11, 2013) – NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” Trainer Dolvett Quince will be speaking as part of the University Lecture Series at 8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 14, in the Marshall Student Center Ballroom. He will be discussing entrepreneurship and his motto: "How you do anything, is how you do everything." Before his visit, he chatted with USF News intern Grace Beck about fitness, life goals and winning at losing.

Dolvett Quince

What will your speech cover and what do you want students to learn?

It’s basically about my story. Sometimes I do speeches that tell about my childhood and the struggles that I had. With this particular group, what I am more concerned about is entrepreneurship. Understanding that it is more than just a goal and the outcome of a goal, but enjoying the steps to get there.

What is one thing that you want to teach college students about living healthy, happy lives?

I think college students need to understand what portion control is. I think a lot of college guys just down whatever, and you know the habits that [college students] have when you’re at school. There’s a lot of drinking, there’s a lot of partying. I think the best education that I can give college students is “Okay, you’re going to drink, but don’t drink wheaty beer.” Make sure it is not sugary because then it is going to retain all of that fat and create that weight on your body.

Why do you like going to college campuses for your public speaking events?

College isn’t elementary. It isn’t high school. It’s young adults who are about to step into an adult world. I love talking to college students because I was there and I understand what they may be struggling with, what they’re going through, to make a decision, and if I can provide some state of clarity, then I have done what I came there to do.

Why do you like doing public speaking events, what do you get out of them and what do you want people to learn?

One of the greatest things that someone once said to me is: “You learn twice, but you teach once.” If you tell me something, I’ll learn what that is. As I’m teaching it and I’m hearing my voice say it, to reiterate what I have learned. For me, guest speaking is an opportunity for me to pay forward to what someone has given to me, and that’s a belief that if you put your mind to it, you can do anything, under any circumstance, no matter what.

If you were to give people one piece of advice, what would it be?

Simple: How you do anything, is how you do everything. You do the smallest little detail with passion, the smallest little thing, and I pay attention to it and I give it the best of me. Whether it’s my ears, my eyes, my voice, if I’m that much involved with the smallest things, imagine what I’d do about the same thing I care about.