Chris Powell is the trainer and transformation specialist on ABC’s highly rated “Extreme Weight Loss” (formerly known as “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” which returned for a third season on May 28, 2013. In the adocumentary-style series, Chris travels the country and uses his innovative techniques, education and expertise to guide extremely overweight individuals as they shed hundreds of pounds over the course of a year. He is currently finalizing casting of participants for Season 4.
Adding best-selling author to his list of accolades, Chris’s first book Choose to Lose, was released by Hyperion in December 2011 and has soared to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list multiple times. The book provides motivation, nutrition, exercise, tips, and tricks to help anyone lose those last twenty pounds. His second book, Choose More Lose More, For Life, recently hit stands and focuses on choices. It immediately soared to the New York Times Best Seller list. The book offers readers four different carb cycles, and twenty new 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). Chris exploded onto the fitness scene with his unorthodox approach, becoming a pioneer for a new hybrid of fitness professionals.
He is a regular contributor to “Good Morning America” and “The Doctor Oz Show,” and has been the Transformation Pro on KTVK’s “Good Morning Arizona” for the last ten years – delivering tips, shortcuts, and tricks of the trade to the largest news viewing audience in Arizona.