Did you Know?:
He has a degree in Exercise Science
Chris Powell exploded onto the fitness scene with his unorthodox approach, becoming a pioneer for a new hybrid of fitness professionals. He captured national attention with the largest and fastest natural weight loss ever documented, transforming the life of David Smith, who lost 401 lbs. in 26 months. It was Chris’ unyielding dedication to another that captured the heart of America, as he shared his story on such national shows as The Oprah Winfrey Show,20/20, The View, as well as a one-hour documentary for TLC.
With Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition, Chris guides the participants through their transformations by moving into their homes. By assuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, he provides a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight.
Chris is well-equipped to take on this assignment. He holds a degree in Exercise Science, with concentrations in biomechanics and physiology and the training accreditation, The Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS). He has been the Transformation Pro on KTVK’s Good Morning Arizona for the last six years.
Chris also knows firsthand what it’s like to struggle with body image. At age 14, he was the smallest kid in school; no match other kids on the football field. With encouragement from his parents, he took up weightlifting. He was able to gain an edge, not by size, but by strength. This personal victory proved to him the potential of the human body and ultimately set him on a life-changing career path.
Chris says, “The human body is an amazing machine that we can transform naturally. I have devoted my being to developing innovative lifestyles and tools to enrich the lives of others, and each life changed has been a remarkable gift.”