Body Image and eating disorders are issues that are far too prevalent in our world. Heidi Powell is a television personality, transformation specialist, best-selling author and entrepreneur and, in this episode, she shares her own journey through eating disorders and wisdom around how to love ourselves.
Heidi became a fixture in America’s living room and across the globe as co-host of theABC’s hit show, Extreme Weight Loss, alongside former husband and business partner Chris Powell, where they guided extremely overweight individuals as they shed hundreds of pounds over the course of a year. In March 2017, Chris and Heidi launched their brand TRANSFORM with Chris and Heidi, which has enabled them to expand their transformations way beyond the show participants. With the goal of transforming one million lives, they have the digital TRANSFORM health and fitness app, a TRANSFORM supplement line, and the TRANSFORM coaching program, where app users are paired with a certified personal coach who works side-by-side with Chris and Heidi.
Over the last year, Heidi has expanded her portfolio of offerings into the personal development space, using her over two decades of experience to coach thousands of women through their personal life transformations. Her most recent and highly reputed course is titled SHOW UP, where Heidi helps clients rewrite their story, create their identity, set and achieve goals, and become the best version of themselves.
Heidi writes an incredibly successful blog, where fans rely on her candid and humorous insights about health and wellness trends, fitness regimens, healthy recipes, family-friendly workouts, parenting advice, as well as navigating life after divorce with a blended family.
Heidi’s brand has grown extensively over the past few years since she put herself on the other side of transformation and documented her own experience training and transforming her body as an NPC bikini competitor in the bodybuilding world. After much hard work, Heidi proudly became an IFBB Bodybuilding Pro in July 2017.
Heidi is the co-founder ofAthiaSkin, alongside fellow female fitness entrepreneur, BrookeEnce. The female-founded and operated company was formulated by active women to target skin issues that may arise from being active, as well as to help women feel beautiful in their skin at any age. The rapidly growing company is a proud partner of She’s the First, where every month a new girl receives a scholarship using proceeds from every Athia purchase.
Adding best-selling author to her list of accolades, Heidi coauthored Chris’ second book, Choose More, Lose More, for Life, which immediately soared to the top of the New York TimesBest Seller list. Additionally, in 2015, Chris and Heidi released,Extreme Transformation: Lifelong Weight Loss in 21 Days, which provides a comprehensive blueprint for changing your body—and life—in just 21 days.
Heidi has been featured in numerous publications including Shape, Redbook, Parents and served on the Women’s Health magazine Advisory Board. She has regularly appeared on such shows as GMA, Dr. Oz, and The Doctors. Shehas both ACE and CrossFit certifications. When not traveling, she resides in Arizona with her four children.