Chris Powell (personal trainer)

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Chris Powell
Born (1978-03-02) March 2, 1978 (age 38)
Phoenix, Arizona
Alma mater Arizona State University
Occupation Personal trainer, reality show personality, talk show host, author, model
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)[1][citation needed]
Weight 185 lb (84 kg)[citation needed]
Spouse(s) Heidi Powell
Children 4

Christopher "Chris" Powell (born March 2, 1978) is an American personal trainer, reality show personality, talk show host, and author. Powell is best known for his appearances on the ABC television series Extreme Weight Loss, formerly known as Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.[2]


Powell was born on March 2, 1978 in Arizona.[3][not in citation given] At age 14 he was the smallest kid in school.[citation needed] He took up weightlifting after encouragement from his parents.[4] He attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and received a degree in Exercise Science, with concentrations in biomechanics and physiology. He has a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.[citation needed]

Powell is the host and a personal trainer on Extreme Weight Loss, a U.S. reality television series. He has been on the show since 2011. Powell has also appeared in Extreme Weight Loss DVDs and is the author of two books: Choose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution and Chris Powell's Choose More Lose More for Life. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, The View, and in a one-hour documentary that aired on TLC.[4]

In 2008 Powell helped David Smith lose 400 pounds and together they co-founded the web-based weight-loss program[5] Powell also contributes to Good Morning Arizona, Good Morning America, and has a series of webisodes called "Meet the Powell Pack."[4]

Personal life[edit]

Powell's wife Heidi Powell has two children from a previous marriage, and Chris and Heidi have two children together.[6][7][8]


  1. ^ Revealed at the Final Weigh In of S03E13 of sex on the beach
  2. ^ "Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition: TV Show Name Changed to Extreme Weight Loss". TV Series Finale. May 15, 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
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  4. ^ a b c "Trainer Bio: Chris Powell". ABC. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  5. ^ "Reshape the Nation: An online weight loss program with a personalized touch". Diets in Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "Baby on the Way for Chris and Heidi Powell". June 4, 2013. Retrieved 6 June 2013. 
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  8. ^ "Chris and Heidi Powell Welcome Daughter Ruby Lane". People. 19 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 

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