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Chris Powell: Releasing The Parking Brake

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Trainer Chris Powell is about to begin a new season helping a new group of obese people lose weight. Here's how he broke the news to one participant that she's going to be on the show.

Fun facts about Chris Powell: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He 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.

2) 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.

3) 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."

‘Extreme Weight Loss’ Tuesdays at 8:00pm on ABC.

Twitter: @RealChrisPowell

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