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Chris Powell is an American personal trainer, reality show personality, talk show host, and author. Powell is best known for his appearances on the ABC television series Extreme Weight Loss, formerly known as Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition.

Life & Career

Powell was born on March 2, 1980 in Arizona. At age 14 he was the smallest kid in school. He took up weightlifting after encouragement from his parents. He attended Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona and received a degree in Exercise Science, with concentrations in biomechanics and physiology. He has a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) certification.

Powell is the host and a personal trainer on Extreme Weight Loss, a U.S. reality television series. He has been on the show since 2011. Powell has also appeared in Extreme Weight Loss DVDs and is the author of two books: Choose to Lose: The 7-Day Carb Cycle Solution and Chris Powell's Choose More Lose More for Life. He has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show, 20/20, The View, and in a one-hour documentary that aired on TLC.

In 2008 Powell helped David Smith lose 400 pounds and together they co-founded the web-based weight-loss program ReshapeTheNation.com. Powell also contributes to Good Morning Arizona, Good Morning America, and has a series of webisodes called "Meet the Powell Pack."

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