Meet Heidi

Heidi Powell is the co-host of ABC’s hit show Extreme Weight Loss, working side by side with her husband Chris to carry out their vision of transforming lives from the inside out. 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 premieres on May 27, 2014.

Heidi is the co-author of Choose More Lose More, for Life by Chris Powell, which was released last May and immediately soared to the New York Times Best Seller list. The book offers readers four different carb cycles and twenty new workouts called 9-Minute Missions that pack maximum results into minimum time.

Last summer 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.

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.