Happy Birthday, Chris!!

Happy 36th birthday to the most amazing man alive…my one and only, and my best friend :)

Chris, for your birthday this year, we thought there would be nothing better than to let you know just a few of the many reasons we are so grateful for you in our lives.

Our kiddos took this task pretty seriously…Matix and Marley were so cute and wanted to write down what they were going to say to make sure they didn’t forget anything important :). Ruby had PLENTY to say about you, and Cash? Well, he’s two and a half, and said whatever came to his hilarious little head. :)

Without further ado… out of the mouths of your babes…

Now, from me? Too much to possibly write here, so I’ll keep this short and tell you the rest in person…

I love you so, so much, Babe. We may have the occasional spat (let’s be honest, they’re almost all my fault!), but no matter how many we have, these statements will always hold true:

YOU are my best friend,
YOU are the one I laugh with about the silliest things,
YOU make me a better person, just by being around you,
YOU are my mentor,
YOU are my partner in crime,
YOU are my rock,
YOU are my everything.

Working, living, and raising a family together 24/7 can carry some challenges…but I’ll tell ya…I wouldn’t have it any other way. The benefits of having you to experience every aspect of this life with me far outweigh those challenges. This life is so much better with you in it (not just for me, but for those reading this too). Thank you for being the love of my life. Thanks for standing by my side as we accomplish our dreams and help others accomplish theirs. I am a better person because of you.

Love,
Heidi


89 Comments

  1. Glory Nelson - March 3, 2014

    Aw, Heidi. That was special. Thank you for being an example to us. You are a great wife, Chris is lucky to have you too!!!

  2. Karen Williams - March 3, 2014

    I think you guys are amazing!!!! I would love to find out how to do the transformation with you guys!!!

  3. Bruzeller Epps - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris , thank you for all you do and have done to help me and others become healthier; we could not have done it without you and Heidi, thank you buddy.

  4. Cori - March 2, 2014

    Dear Heidi,

    The world needs more people like you. I love reading your blogs, they make me smile. I love that you are a real person with a real family.

  5. LISA ZANZEBERG - March 2, 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS

  6. Jennifer leach - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday you are such a amazing person! I don’t know you but one day hope to be on your show! May you have the best day ever❤️

  7. Desiree Piter - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday to “thee” best guy around! <3 I hope your 36th year is your BEST one yet Chris! :)I have more respect, & admiration for you, than I have room to express in this post..so I'll just leave it at this. You're one in a million Chris! :D Hope you're having a FANTASTIC day!

  8. Becca - March 2, 2014

    What a nice post. Happy Birthday, Chris! You all are such sincere people and such good role models. :)

  9. victoria gamage - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday chris you inspired me to get my ass moving, I start the gym on wednesday this week. at 92kgs and at 29years old its definitely time to get my life in control:) thankyou and a very happy birthday to you!

  10. Rachael King - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris!!!!
    You are an amazing human being that has so much heart and drive to help others that have given up and who can’t see that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and that they can get fit and healthy.
    You are an inspiration and I am happy to have seen the great work you do from all the way down here in New Zealand.
    Anyway…I hope you have a special day surrounded by the people you love.
    Love and best wishes
    From Rachael (=

  11. MICHELLE GRIETZER - March 2, 2014

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS! HOPE YOUR DAY IS AWESOME LOVE YA! THANKS FOR ALL YOU DO FOR ALL OF US OUT THERE TRYING TO ACHIEVE OUR FITNESS GOALS WE COULDNT DO IT WITHOUT YOU I KNOW I COULDNT! THANKS FOR ALL YOUR LOVE AND CARING YOU ARE MY GREAT MENTOR! ENJOY YOUR SPECIAL DAY !

  12. Lauryn Johnson - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris!! You are an awesome person and you are my real life hero and a big inspiration to me! Since I am an exercise science major and have one more year of school left, I hope when I get my personal training certification, I am half the person you are! My boyfriend is a personal trainer and reminds me so much of you, like I have my own version of you! He is kind, caring of others, and so helpful; every aspect of you and Heidi! Y’all are amazing people and are great parents, and I hope that we will be a family like y’all one day!! Have a great birthday and you deserve the best!!

  13. maria olmos - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday chris, u are a awesome men

  14. Sherri - March 2, 2014

    So sweet! Happy Birthday Chris!

  15. Renee - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! You guys are such a beautiful and inspiring family, it’s so wonderful that you take the time out of your lives to share with us there touching moments, and drive us to want to achieve our goals and dreams!

  16. Beth guy - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris. you do so much for others I hope some one does something special for you.

  17. Laurel Yost - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! You are an amazing human being! You do so much for others. I wish I could be one of your subjects. God Bless!

  18. Tatyana - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday, Chris! I wish you health and happiness with your family. Always be so radiant and good man!

  19. Tammy Tamayo - March 2, 2014

    Have a wonderful birthday! You are an amazing inspiration to my whole family, Chris. My 7-year old son Torin loves to watch you and loves you and wants to tell you (I’m just transcribing here)
    “Happy Birthday! I have a new device for workouts, but it’s a surprise.”
    Daughter Tula wants to say “You’re the best!”

  20. Audrey - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris, you’re an amazing person, so I wish you an amazing day with your family ♥ xxx

  21. Rosalie Clark-Olive - March 2, 2014

    H A P P Y
    B I R T H D A Y

  22. Robin - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris…hope you an amazing day.

  23. Yonit Weil - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris all the way from israel! You
    Are inspiring

  24. Yonit Weil - March 2, 2014

    Happy happy birthday Chris! All the equal from israel
    You are inspiring!!!!

  25. Tina - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris – you’ve transformed so many lives. The world is such a better place with you in it!

  26. Julie Miller - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! Thanks for sharing your knowledge, experience, enthusiasm, joy, life and family with us. Have the best birthday ever.

  27. Trish - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris!! May your Birthday be as bright as your personality and your smile… Have an Amazing day :)

  28. Olga Z - March 2, 2014

    Happy Happy B day Chris!!! You are an true inspiration!!!

  29. Pamela MacIas - March 2, 2014

    God bless you guys! :) :). Happy Birthday Chris!

  30. Katie - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! You are such an inspiration to many!! Hope you have a great birthday!!! Enjoy:)

  31. Eric hatch - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday bro, you have the best and you earned it. :-)

  32. Bonnie - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris.

  33. Cindy Rehm - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday, Chris! Have a wonderful day you deserve it! :) look forward to seeing you and Heidi next season! Your show motivates me as I work on getting to my goal. :)

  34. Rebeca Stewart - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday, Chris! Hope you have a wonderful day! Great birthday present Heidi.

  35. Sandi Johnson - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris! Thank you for believing in me.

  36. renee - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris! you have touched so many lives with your inspirational training methods! today take a break and hold your kids…. they grow so fast.

  37. cindy - March 2, 2014

    happy birthday from France!

  38. Tess Shaw - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris :-)

  39. Sally Husk - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! I hope you get to enjoy your special day!

  40. Buffy McGhie - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! You’re personality is so similar to my husband’s, so I can COMPLETELY RELATE to how full Heidi’s heart is for you.

    There is a quote that encompasses my husband so will that I believe is fitting for you as well:

    “There is nothing so strong as gentleness, yet nothing so gentle as real STRENGTH.”
    - Sir Frances de Sales-

    I hope your birthday is as amazing as you are!

    -Buffy

  41. Addie - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris!!!

  42. Shawna Beaver - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris..I hope your day is as special as you are. Enjoy the family :-)

  43. Wendy Utke - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris! Enjoy your day with your loving family :)

  44. Marcia Munro - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris!!
    God blees you and your beautiful family!!!

    You are amazing!thank you for inspring me,with your Brooks,programs,love everything you do!!!

  45. samy ali - March 2, 2014

    happy birthday brother wish you a more even happier year than the last one , stay young , stay happy :D

  46. Cheri - March 2, 2014

    I hope your day is as fantastic as you are, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

  47. Judy Berna - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! I appreciate all that you and Heidi do to encourage people to be their best selves. I’m glad people like you have a forum to spread your excitement and enthusiasm for being healthy. You are a blessed man and you share your blessings with the rest of us. As an amputee, I need consistent reminders to get off my butt and do the right thing for my body. You and Heidi provide that and I love having the chance to tell you Happy Birthday!!

  48. Persa - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! Hope you have a wonderful day! May God continue to bless you and your family!!!

  49. diona Neely - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! I hope your special day is full of wonderful blessings and lots of love!

  50. Michelle Odoms - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris! May God bless you on this special day!

  51. Sandra Pirstinger - March 2, 2014

    You both are the most incredible couple if ever seen – you are a rolemodel and inspiration in every kind of way!

    THank you for that and happy happy birthday to you Chris – hope to see you and congrat you personally in VEGAS!

    cu Sandra C.

  52. Kathryn Gronle - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris!! Heidi, that was absolutely beautiful!! I teared up. You both are such an inspiration to me! I’m on my 2nd day of the Vemma Bod-e challenge, & the shakes, burn, & cleanse are amazing!! Waking up to my daily tip of the day from you both puts a smile on my face & let’s me know I can conquer my goals. I hope you have a wonderfully blessed day!! Love you all!! Kathryn :-)

  53. Jennifer Casey - March 2, 2014

    Happy bday Chris the world needs more people like you.

  54. Kyna Rosen - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris!!! Enjoy your special day with your amazing family!! You are such an inspiration to us all!!

  55. Kelly - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday to an amazing man!

  56. Gina Laub - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! Wishing you a wonderful day and many blessings! Enjoy this extra specisl day with your amazing and gorgeous family! You better the lives of so many!

  57. Matt - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! You inspire me everyday with your passion for health and caring of other people. You are genuine and that is hard to find these days. Keep up gods work. From one of your biggest fans!!

  58. Amanda - March 2, 2014

    That was so sweet!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY CHRIS! I hope you have an incredible day and year to come. I want to thank you for your inspiration. Following you and Heidi online, watchin your show and reading your books has really changed my life. Without you my health would have ended up at the bottom of my priorities and you taught me how to make it first but still keep it fun. I couldn’t have done it without you and Heidi!

  59. Regina Robinson - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! You are awesome! This coming from someone who’s struggled for over thirty years and gained thirty pounds on Nutrisystem. It’s an amazing and wonderful thing you do for those on your show. It’s beautiful to see how much you really care for those who have struggled so long with the mental and physical aspects of obesity.

  60. Lori Ryder - March 2, 2014

    Happy Happy Birthday. You are an inspiration to us all!

  61. Christina Adams - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris! Hope you have an absolutely amazing day! You deserve it!!!!!

  62. Lyne Collette - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris,
    May God bless you on this day, May He Hold you in His arm and whisper to you all His Love and be full of His Benedictions.
    Thank you for being the inspiration to all of us.
    You guys, are the best.
    Have a super great day :)
    Lyne

  63. Jamie - March 2, 2014

    Happy B-Day!!!!!!!!!!!

  64. Ana - March 2, 2014

    What a wonderful inspiration you and your family are!!
    Happy birthday, Chris!! Thanks for all that you do for everyone!!
    Best wishes and many blessings to you and your beautiful family!!

  65. jennifer baloin - March 2, 2014

    happy birthday Chris from france , best wishes =)

  66. Melissa Madtes - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris!!!! Our birthdays are only a day apart! :). This video was sweet as can be. You two are awesome and incredibly blessed!! :)

  67. Anne Blythe - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris! You are such an inspiration and motivator and I am so thankful for you. When I struggle I hear you say that I can do it and forward I go. Wishing you a wonderful birthday with your awesome family! Blessings for 2014!

  68. Melinda Thompson - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris!!! Have the best day :)

  69. Elodie from France - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris!!!! :)

  70. madeline maldonado - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris. May God Bless u with many more yrs. To come. Also so u could keep helping people get healthier. U have a great gift that God gave u. Keep up the great work. GOD BLESS.

  71. Crystal - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris, Your such an inspiration to many! Hope your day is as Amazing as You are!!!

  72. Denise Turner - March 2, 2014

    Awwwwwwwww!!!!!! That was SOOOOOOO SWEET!!!!!! Chris is lucky to have you!!!

  73. josy - March 2, 2014

    Wow! You have a beautiful powellpack and your love is sincere. I love your complicity and you make a great team! Congratulations an long life. Happy birthday Chris xxx

  74. Jim Mauro - March 2, 2014

    I just saw this and wanted to wish u a very happy birthday. Chris u and ur wife have really changed my life, inspiring me to lose a much needed 145lbs. I cant afford much so im unable to buy u a present to truely thank u and wish u a happy birthday. But i can give u my respect and really wish u have one of the greatest birthdays of ur life.

  75. Jennifer Francies - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday.

  76. Eve - March 2, 2014

    Bonne fête! Votre famille est pour la mienne une source d’inspiration quotidienne! Un énorme merci!

  77. Diana Punzo - March 2, 2014

    Happy Birthday Chris, best wishes to you and your beautiful family. You are a great inspiration to everyone and I wish one day I can be just like you. I bet it’s a great feeling helping thousands of people with your knowledge. What I do need to do is help myself first to pursuit your same steps. Iwill not give up and keep on going forward with my journey. Thank you for everything.

  78. Cleo - March 2, 2014

    You guys are the cutest couple EVER! I hope one day I can be as lucky as you Heidi! Enjoy the celebration of Chris birthday! Xoxo

  79. Lisa - March 2, 2014

    That is Amazing. My husband and I have our ups and downs but we work through them and are still as strong as ever. I can just imagine with all you 2 do for others and having 4 kids how trying it may be but you both are an inspiration! Happy Birthday Chris and hope it is a wonderful one!

  80. rebecca Boyett - March 2, 2014

    Happy birthday Chris!!! You inspire me

  81. alexandra K - March 2, 2014

    Happy happy birthday Chris !!!!

  82. gina graefen - March 2, 2014

    This is very touching you are the most amazing example of what family and partnership is all about. Cheers to you both and may God continue to bless you on your future endeavor’s

  83. Kellie Barton - March 2, 2014

    Too cute! Wishing Chris a very happy birthday!!! Big thanks to him and you for all your awesome inspiration!

  84. alexandra - March 2, 2014

    Happy happy birthday Chris !!!!

  85. lisa malone - March 2, 2014

    That is one of the sweetest things I have ever seen and read…Happy Birthday Chris…here’s to many many more I pray!!!

  86. Kaitlyn carusone - March 2, 2014

    Happy bday chris!!

  87. Maciej Aleks - March 2, 2014

    Chris Powell is an amazing person that changes lives of complete strangers not just through his show, but in the example of the good human being he is in everything that he does. I’m sure that having been in Arizona, you may have heard of Jeremy Scott Fitness, another huge influence in my life. It’s people like you and Jeremy who pretty much love what you do and have a passion to share it with others that help people like me who may not have the confidence or self belief to make a change, find the strength to want to change more than stay fat. In seven weeks I have lost 2 pounds per week consistently. I plan to keep the weight off and live a happy and long life. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to a true inspiration.

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