Chris Powell is widely known as the transformation specialist and host of ABC’s documentary-style series, “Extreme Weight Loss.” With an unyielding dedication to helping others, Chris traveled 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 in 2015, and the Powells continue to touch lives weekly as EWL airs in syndication on TLC and OWN networks worldwide.
Beyond the show, Chris has become a leading authority on achieving optimal health and lifelong transformation. This past March Chris and his wife Heidi launched their debut digital platform, TRANSFORM with Chris and Heidi, with the goal of transforming one million lives by the end of 2017. The app received more than 25,000 downloads within the first 24 hours, and provides users with the motivation, exercises, nutrition, and built-in community for a successful transformation. This August the duo expanded the TRANSFORM brand further with the launch of Fresh by TRANSFORM, the world’s first USDA-Certified All Natural, and Ready-to-Eat Meal Delivery Service. Designed to make eating healthy fast, convenient, affordable and sustainable, Fresh by TRANSFORM delivers a week’s worth of delicious, nutritious microwavable meals directly to the doorstep.
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 and Heidi released their most recent book in December 2015 entitled, Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days, which provides a comprehensive blueprint for changing your body—and life—in just 21 days. 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 in May 2013 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). Chris appears regularly on nationally syndicated television shows including “Good Morning America,” “The Dr. Oz Show,” “The View,” and “Live with Kelly and Michael.” He has been featured on the cover of several publications to date and has written numerous articles for publications such as Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, SHAPE, and Women’s Health.