Chris Powell

Bio

Chris Powell is the trainer and transformation specialist on ABC's highly rated documentary style series "Extreme Weight Loss." With an unyielding dedication to helping others, Chris travels the country using his innovative techniques, education and expertise to guide extremely overweight individuals as they shed hundreds of pounds over the course of a year. Season 5 premiered to high ratings on May 26, 2015. In addition, his spinoff series entitled “Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can’t Weight,” premiered on June 23rd, where he and his wife, Heidi Powell, help transform real-life couples in the months leading up to their weddings.

Adding best-selling author to his list of accolades, Chris has written two books that have soared to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list. He is currently working on his third book, Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days, which will be published by Hachette on December 22, 2015 and is co-authored by Heidi. His first book Choose to Lose, was released by Hyperion in December 2011 and provides motivation, nutrition, exercise, tips, and tricks to help anyone lose those last twenty pounds. His second book, Choose More Lose More, For Life, hit stands last May and offers readers four different carb cycles, and twenty workouts called Nine-Minute Missions that pack maximum results into minimum time.

Chris 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 written numerous articles for publication, and is a regular contributor to “Good Morning America” and "The Doctor Oz Show." Additionally, Chris frequently appears as a fitness expert for nationally syndicated shows including "The View," "Live with Kelly and Michael," and "20/20."

Specialties:

  • Fitness

Location:

  • Phoenix, AZ

Activity

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    TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- One of America's favorite dog breeds, the Labrador retriever, has a genetic variant that seems to make them more likely to gain weight, a new study suggests.

    "Labradors make particularly successful working and pet dogs because they are loyal, intel...Full Article

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    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- High school football players are more likely to suffer more symptoms after a concussion, and to need more recovery time than their college counterparts, a new study finds.

    But those who play in youth football leagues are the most likely to get back ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, May 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dieting might help improve your health, mood, sex drive and stress levels even if you're not obese, a new clinical trial reports.

    A group of either healthy weight or mildly overweight people who followed a calorie-restricted diet for two years lost ...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 29, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- If you find yourself reaching into a bag of chips and you know you're not hungry, maybe you're just bored instead, new research suggests.

    British researchers conducted two experiments to see how boredom affects people's food choices.

    In ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Having more muscle and less fat reduces the risk of early death in people with heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Doctors should encourage patients to do resistance exercises as part of a healthy lifestyle, rather than emphasizing and monitor...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, April 28, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The food you eat and the medicines you take can alter your gut bacteria in ways that either help or harm your health, two new studies suggest.

    Foods like fruits, vegetables, coffee, tea, wine, yogurt and buttermilk can increase the diversity o...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Couch potatoes, there are no more excuses.

    New research from Canada contends that just one minute of high-intensity exercise can boost your health as much as 45 minutes of a moderate workout. That means you can't claim that you don't have enou...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The chronic skin disease psoriasis may be linked to excess weight and type 2 diabetes, results of a new study suggest.

    Danish researchers found that people with type 2 diabetes had more than 50 percent greater odds of having psoriasis compared...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Toddlers whose mothers were overweight or obese before pregnancy may be more likely to be overweight, a new study suggests.

    The study also found that mothers who gain too much weight during pregnancy may be more prone to having overweight todd...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Skateboarding can be a fun and challenging activity, but it also comes with a significant risk of injury, researchers report.

    The researchers examined data spanning two decades and found that more than 64,500 U.S. children and teens were treated...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Americans' worries about not being properly hydrated may be unfounded: A new government report finds most are getting enough water each day.

    The data, from the U.S. National Health Nutrition Examination Survey for 2009 to 2012, found that adult ...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, April 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity continues to plague American kids, with a new study finding rates of severe obesity climbing over a 15-year period.

    Examining national data from 1999 through 2014, researchers found that one-third of American children aged 2 to 19 were o...Full Article

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    MONDAY, April 25, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Emphasizing healthy foods in your diet, not just banishing "bad" foods, may be the key to avoiding heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed the eating habits of thousands of older adults worldwide with heart disease and...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- What men eat -- particularly fatty meats and cheese -- may affect how quickly their prostate cancer progresses, a new study suggests.

    "We show that high dietary saturated fat content is associated with increased prostate cancer aggressiveness," s...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, April 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Gardening offers exercise and fresh food, but don't forget to protect yourself from potential hazards, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.

    Some of those dangers include: insects, too much sun, garden tools and chemicals, acc...Full Article