“Behind every great man, there is a great woman,” and Heidi Powell, wife of transformation specialist Chris Powell, is no exception. Empowering thousands across the globe, Heidi works side by side with Chris to carry out their vision of transforming lives from the inside out. Now a co-host of Extreme Weight Loss, Heidi has been the matriarch and tour de force for the often-struggling participants, serving as their daily fitness coach, voice of reason, and biggest cheerleader. Season 4 premiered to high ratings last May and Season 5 is currently in production and slated to premiere on May 26, 2015. In addition, Heidi has filmed three episodes of a special spinoff series entitled Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can’t Weight, where she and Chris will help transform real life couples in the months leading up to their weddings. These episodes will air in summer 2015.
Adding best-selling author to her list of accolades, Heidi co-authored Chris Powell’s second book, Choose More Lose More, for Life, which was released last May and immediately soared to the top of 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. She and Chris are currently writing Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days, which will be published by Hachette on December 22, 2015.
In 2013, Heidi welcomed America into her home on the ABC.com web series Meet the Powell Pack. Each episode followed the Powells as they managed hectic schedules, weeks away from home, and the difficult balance between work and family life. The Powells will begin filming Season 2 this summer.
While simultaneously filming and coaching private clients and participants from Extreme Weight Loss, Heidi travels the country with Chris for speaking engagements and television appearances on such shows as Good Morning America and The Dr. Oz Show, sharing vital tips and innovative solutions, transforming lives along the way.
Heidi writes a very successful blog, where her daily posts include workout tips, recipes, as well as advice on parenting, marriage, and how to balance it all. She has contributed articles to The Huffington Post, as well as Women’s Health, Self, and SHAPE magazines.
Heidi has more than a decade of experience as a personal trainer, and holds both ACE and CrossFit certifications. As a coach, mother of four, and manager of their family business, Heidi brings a whole new perspective and level of compassion to the Powell’s approach, helping others overcome many of life’s challenges to create effective, long-lasting success. When not traveling, she resides in Phoenix with Chris and their four children