Fitness Trainer Chris Powell Designed Reshape the Nation to Show You How to Eat Healthy, Move More, and Live Better
My name is Chris Powell. I got my first set of weights when I was 14. One day, when I came home from school, my parents had taken out the living room furniture and put a weight set in the middle of the floor. No couch, no chairs. I sat on the weight bench for the first week, but by the end of the month, I was hooked. That was just the beginning…
I quickly became fascinated with the human body and how it can change and be changed. I took this passion to Arizona State University (go Sun Devils!) and received my degree in Exercise Science with concentrations in physiology and biomechanics. I was enamored with the bodybuilding world, and learned their tricks of the trade for body manipulation. Upon graduation, I moved into the field of sports and performance, earning my CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist) Certification. But I was troubled by the general population’s lack of adherence to exercise and nutrition programs. Why couldn’t people be as passionate about living healthy – and fun – lifestyles as I was? So I began turning my focus from the human body to human behavior.
"I created Reshape the Nation to show you what a wonderful machine your body is remember, we’re all in this together." — Chris Powell, Founder
When I met David Smith
I was blessed to have met my best friend, David Smith, who weighed, at the time, 630 pounds. He inspired me to learn, to study, to engulf myself in the metabolic and physiological components necessary for incredible transformation and weight loss. He was my test subject, sounding board, confidant, and most importantly, my partner on the journey we committed to.
In the process of that journey, we created the most effective, all-encompassing program for sustained, permanent, and incredible weight loss. 400lbs lost in two years! He was on Oprah; I was in the front of the audience. 20/20 did a story on our friendship. We were special guests on The View. We were flown to Japan to be on one of their most popular shows. We just finished a TLC Documentary about the life changing experience. Our lives have been absolutely crazy, but also incredible. And best of all, along the way we’ve had the opportunity to help thousands of people understand themselves and take control of their lives. We create transformations not just physically, but also habitually.