Chris Powell is an American personal trainer who is also known for being a reality show personality, talk show host and author. Born in Arizona, Powell was recognized as the smallest kid in his school. After encouragement from his parents, he started taking weightlifting classes. He later attended Arizona State University and received a degree in Exercise Science. He also has an accredited certification in Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. In 2008, he co-founded Reshape The Nation, a web based weight loss program. In 2011, he joined a reality television series called the Extreme Weight Loss as the host and a personal trainer and has remained so since then. He not only has released DVDs but has also authored two books namely Choose to Lose: The 7- Day Carb Cycle Solution and Chris Powell’s Choose More Lose More for Life. Powell has made appearances in the Oprah Winfrey Show and in an hour long documentary for TLC, The View. He is at a peak of physical fitness and is often sighted wearing comfortable gym clothes like a t-shirt and a pair of sweatpants.