|Chris Powell |
Trainer/Transformation Specialist on ABC’s “Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition”
Chris Powell exploded onto the fitness scene with his unorthodox approach, becoming a pioneer for a new hybrid of fitness professionals. He has captured national attention with the largest and fastest natural weight loss ever documented, transforming the life of David Smith who lost 401 lbs in 26 months. It was Chris’s unyielding dedication to another that captured the heart of America as he shared his story on such national shows as “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” “20/20,” “The View,” as well as a one-hour documentary for TLC.
Chris is currently traveling the country in ”Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition,” a documentary-style series, where he will use his innovative techniques, education and expertise to guide extremely overweight individuals as they shed hundreds of pounds over the course of a year. “Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition,” scheduled to air in spring of 2011 on ABC, will assemble each participant’s story into a stand-alone episode.
Chris will be taking an extra step as he guides the participants through their transformations by moving into their homes. By assuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, he will provide a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight.
Chris is well-equipped to take on this latest assignment. He holds a degree in Exercise Science, with concentrations in biomechanics and physiology and the training accreditation: The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He has been the Transformation Pro on KTVK’s “Good Morning Arizona” for the last six years – delivering tips, shortcuts, and tricks of the trade to the largest news viewing audience in Arizona.
“The human body is an amazing machine that we can transform naturally,” Chris says. “I have devoted my being to developing innovative lifestyles and tools to enrich the lives of others – and each life changed has been a remarkable gift.”