Heidi Powell Bio

Heidi Powell is an American fitness trainer, author, health coach and TV show host. Let’s take a look at her family and personal life, including age, birthday, net worth, husband, and some fun facts.

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Birthday: March 28, 1982

Nationality: American

Age: 38 Years, 38 Year Old Females

Sun Sign: Aries

Born in: Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Famous as: Author

Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females

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Spouse/Ex-: Derek Solomon (Ex-husband); Chris Powell

siblings: Darryn Lane, Denver Lane, Grant Lane

children: Cash Powell, Marley Solomon, Matix Solomon, Ruby Lane Powell

U.S. State: Arizona

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education: Arizona State University, Arizona

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Heidi Powell is an American Fitness Guru who came to fame as the co-host of the intense show ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ aired on ABC network. Extreme Fitness is a reality show format series that follows a ‘super obese’ individual’s journey over 365 days trying to shed the extra Kilos under the strict supervision and training of husband-wife duo Heidi and Chris Powell at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Centre in Aurora, Colorado. A mother of four, Heidi strives to maintain the balance in everything she does. She is an inspiration to women, especially mothers, all over the world. Her all-encompassing approach to health and fitness is reflective of her life philosophy and competence in tackling multiple roles. From fitness trainer to life coach, from dietician to confidant, she fits into multiple roles in the competitors’ lives and champions each role to the best of her abilities. Her social media footprint is huge and has millions of followers hooked onto her Instagram and Twitter feed. Her joint net worth with husband Chris is estimated to be somewhere around 10 million dollars and it seems that she definitely excels in all the roles that she is takes on. Fitness fans from all over the world keep a close watch on the show and women especially hang on to Heidi’s valuable tips, tricks and advice.

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The Meteoric Rise to Stardom
  • Heidi was passionate about staying fit and eating right from a very young age. She would design work-out regimens for herself and her friends. She also had some experience working as a part time trainer while she was in college.
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  • After finishing school in her hometown in Arizona, she started out as a front-desk girl at Gold’s Gym Franchise in Provo, Utah. She worked at the front desk, checking people in, collecting dirty towels and folding the clean ones. The stint at Gold’s Gym made her realize that fitness and wellness is something she is passionate about.
  • From 2002 to 2008, Heidi worked as a real estate agent, a profession which gave her some sort of fragmented satisfaction of helping people and making some contribution to their lives.
  • After meeting her future husband Chris at a self-improvement seminar in 2008, Heidi came to realize that her passion for fitness and the will to change people’s lives can actually be turned into a reality. Their mutual admiration for fitness and strength training blossomed out into a romance that went beyond just partnership. Heidi realized that effort to transform your body takes much more than just dedication and hard work. It means putting your heart and soul into it.
  • Heidi completely dedicated herself to the profession as a trainer and overall wellness instructor. She earned ACE and CrossFit certifications to propel her career as a personal trainer. The couple got a call from ABC network to host their show ‘Extreme Weight Loss’ in 2011 and since then Heidi has become 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 her husband titled ‘Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Wight Loss in 21 Days’ which shot towards the top of the New York Best Seller list instantly. Heidi contributes regularly to top health magazines, besides maintaining a super successful blog of her own.
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What Makes Heidi Powell So Special
  • The name Heidi Powell is synonymous with zeal for a fitter and better life. Throughout the past seasons of her show ‘Extreme Weight Loss’, Heidi has been relentless at pushing the contestants to achieve the goals set for them, to reach their maximum potential. She has been their voice of reason when the challenges seem insurmountable. She has been their close confidant, lending her patient ears to the contestants when they share their problems. She is also seen cheering the loudest when one of them achieves their targets. She admits that for her the greatest reward after the show is seeing how the lives of the contestants have transformed due to their own hard work and perseverance, with little bit of help from her.
  • Heidi has worked hard on herself as well by religiously following fitness regimes to improve her body. She continues to explore new and different ways to experiment with fitness. She believes that she cannot throw anything at a client or contestant that she herself is not confident enough to do herself. This is the reason she accepted the Challenge of Extreme Makeover series in 2015.
  • Heidi has been a constant advocate against negative body image issues and currently promotes her own clothing and accessory line with the tagline ‘Perfectly Imperfect’. She helps spread awareness against eating disorders as well. She is of the opinion that every individual is perfect in their own set of imperfections and this is what makes them who they are.
  • She has been vocal about her own cosmetic enhancements like clip-on extensions. She believes that exercising translates into having a fitter body that is essential for a healthy living and does not advocate turning one’s outward appearance into an obsession.
Behind The Curtains
  • A mother of four kids, Heidi has been married twice. She had two kids with her first husband, Derek Solomon; a son, Matix and a daughter, Marley. The couple divorced in 2007. She married Chris Powell in 2010 and has two kids with him as well; son, Cash and daughter, Ruby Lane. Together they have created an exemplary blended family where the kids get to spend time with her ex Derek who loves all four of them.

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