Haley Sharpe Biography

Heidi Powell, an American Fitness Guru, gained fame as the co-host of the intense show ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ on ABC network. With her husband Chris Powell, she helps ‘super obese’ individuals shed extra kilos over 365 days at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Centre. As a mother of four, Heidi is an inspiration to women, particularly mothers, worldwide. Her all-encompassing approach to health and fitness reflects her life philosophy and competence in multiple roles. With a massive social media following, Heidi’s valuable tips and advice are highly sought after by fitness fans and women everywhere.

Quick Facts

  • Age: 41 Years
  • Family:
    • Spouse/Ex-: Derek Solomon (Ex-husband)
    • Siblings: Darryn Lane, Denver Lane, Grant Lane
    • Children: Cash Powell, Marley Solomon, Matix Solomon, Ruby Lane Powell
  • Height: 5’5″ (165 cm)
  • U.S. State: Arizona
  • Education: Arizona State University

The Meteoric Rise to Stardom

Heidi’s passion for fitness and wellness began at a young age. She would design workout regimens for herself and her friends and even worked as a part-time trainer in college. After finishing school in Arizona, she started working as a front-desk girl at a Gold’s Gym Franchise in Provo, Utah. This experience made her realize her passion for fitness. She worked as a real estate agent from 2002 to 2008, but after meeting her future husband Chris in 2008, she realized that she could turn her passion for fitness into a reality. Heidi dedicated herself to becoming a trainer and earned certifications to propel her career. In 2011, she and Chris were asked to host the show ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ on ABC, which made Heidi a household name in America. They have continued through four seasons of the show and are currently onto the 5th season. In 2015, Heidi co-authored her first book with Chris titled ‘Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days’, which became an instant New York Times Best Seller. Heidi also contributes regularly to health magazines and maintains a successful blog of her own.

What Makes Heidi Powell So Special

Heidi is known for her zeal for a fitter and better life. On her show ‘Extreme Weight Loss’, she pushes contestants to achieve their goals and reach their maximum potential. She is their voice of reason and a confidant when they face challenges. Heidi is also their biggest cheerleader when they achieve their targets. She finds the greatest reward in seeing how the contestants’ lives have transformed due to their hard work and perseverance. Heidi works hard on herself as well, following fitness regimes to improve her own body. She believes in exploring new ways to experiment with fitness and only recommends exercises that she is confident enough to do herself. In 2015, she accepted the Challenge of Extreme Makeover series. Heidi is also an advocate against negative body image issues and promotes her own clothing and accessory line with the tagline ‘Perfectly Imperfect’. She spreads awareness against eating disorders and believes that every individual is perfect in their own set of imperfections.

Behind The Curtains

Heidi is a mother of four kids and has been married twice. She had two kids with her first husband, Derek Solomon, and they divorced in 2007. She married Chris Powell in 2010 and has two kids with him as well. Together, they have created an exemplary blended family where the kids get to spend time with Heidi’s ex-husband Derek, who loves all four of them.

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