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

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Super Bowl Sunday is as much about eating as it is about whether the Panthers or the Broncos score the first touchdown.

    Commonly served Super Bowl snacks, however, are often loaded with calories, fat and salt, cautioned Dana Angelo White, a clinica...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- As the Denver Broncos and Carolina Panthers gear up for Sunday's Super Bowl 50 showdown, many may be focused on the potential dangers of concussion, but that's not the only health risk football players face.

    Concern about the size of players -- esp...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Regular exercise reduces older men's risk of serious injuries from falls, a new study finds.

    "The physical activity program was more effective in reducing the rate of serious fall injuries in men than in women," said study author Dr. Thomas Gill,...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Many overweight and obese Americans might be perfectly healthy when it comes to blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels -- while many thin folks may not be the picture of good health, a new study contends.

    Using a government health su...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Changes in their gut microbes help bears prepare for hibernation, according to laboratory research that may hold clues for combating obesity in people.

    As they prepare to hunker down for the winter, bears eat as much as possible, to boost their b...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sleeping too few or too many hours a night may lead to excessive weight gain during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

    "We know that poor sleep in pregnancy has been linked to adverse pregnancy outcomes," wrote researcher Dr. Francesca Facco, who's...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them.

    In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that girls with ADHD may be ...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving steroids to pregnant women at risk for late preterm delivery may reduce the risk of severe respiratory problems in their babies, a new study finds.

    The study included more than 2,800 pregnant women with a high risk of late preterm delivery...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Tackling should be eliminated from youth football due to the risks that collisions and head injuries pose to young athletes, a researcher argues in the Feb. 4 New England Journal of Medicine.

    A recent evidence review conducted by the Amer...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Giving the diabetes drug metformin to obese pregnant women may not help their newborns come into the world at a healthier weight, a new trial finds.

    The study, reported Feb. 4 in the New England Journal of Medicine, adds to evidence that ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 3, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A salmonella outbreak that has sickened 11 people in nine states appears to be linked to RAW Meal Organic Shake & Meal Replacement products made by Garden of Life, federal health officials say.

    One person has been hospitalized. No deaths hav...Full Article

  • Chris Powell - Phoenix, AZ - Fitness
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    Food cravings are hard to predict and resist if you don't know how the mechanisms in your body work. In this video, fitness trainer Chris Powell explains how your blood sugar and hormones impact cravings, and how you can resist and override them. Read More
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    Sharecare News posted a story about Endocrinology Diabetes & Metabolism:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Sitting for long stretches might boost your risk for type 2 diabetes, even if you exercise, researchers report.

    Each extra hour in a sedentary position -- whether working on the computer or lounging in the recliner -- seems to increase your odds o...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Feb. 2, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Seafood lovers, a new study delivers good news on two fronts: Mercury found in fish doesn't lead to mental decline, and for certain people, a diet rich in fish might stave off Alzheimer's disease.

    Researchers who examined human brains confirmed th...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Feb. 1, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Declining weight from middle-age years to late life may be a sign of impending dementia, a new Mayo Clinic study suggests.

    People who lose weight over decades appear to have an increased risk for losing memory and thinking skills -- called mild cog...Full Article