TV’s Weight Loss Expert Coming to WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Chris Powell, host of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” will speak Jan. 19 at noon in the Shepherd Union Ballroom.

While serving as a fitness expert and “transformation pro” on “Good Morning Arizona,” Powell captured national attention as he assisted with the largest and fastest natural weight loss ever documented. Using innovative techniques, he helped David Smith lose 401 pounds in 26 months.

As host of “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition,” Powell, who has a degree in exercise science with concentrations in biomechanics and physiology, helped guide extremely overweight individuals as they shed hundreds of pounds over the course of a year.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of WSU’s Convocation Lecture Series.  

“Powell speaks to the average person about wellness and mental health,” said Tara Peris, Convocation Lecture Series coordinator. “We thought this was a good way to bring in the new year because so many individuals make resolutions to lose weight and be healthier.”

The presentation is sponsored by WSU Student Association Arts and Lectures and WSU Campus Recreation.

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