The BEST Co-Founders.
Back in the fall of 2012, the BEST Foundation began to take shape. Just as the concept was coming together, so was the team of co-founders who would drive the mission of transformation forward. Here’s a little bit of background to let you get to know us a little more.
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Heidi and Chris have empowered thousands across the globe, working side by side to carry out their vision of transforming lives from the inside out. Since season one of ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss,” Heidi has served as their daily fitness coach, voice of reason and biggest cheerleader. Heidi co-authored Choose More Lose More, for Life and also writes a very successful blog, where her daily posts include workout tips, recipes, as well as advice on parenting, marriage and the art of balancing it all. She has more than a decade of experience as a personal trainer and holds multiple accredited training certifications. Heidi co-founded the Be Your BEST Program to give everyone who desires the opportunity to receive the tools and guidance they need to achieve the best that they can be.
Chris Powell is the trainer and transformation specialist on ABC’s series “Extreme Weight Loss.” He travels the country using his innovative techniques, education and expertise to guide extremely overweight individuals as they shed hundreds of pounds over the course of a year. Chris has written two books on the New York Times Best Seller list: Choose to Lose (released in December 2011), and Choose More Lose More, For Life (released in May 2013). Chris co-founded the Be Your BEST Program that reaches out to the many who may be unable to receive his one-on-one coaching, but who will be guided through the transformation journey by those on the “”BEST Team”.
Richard has the privilege of working with members of ABC Extreme Weight Loss, and of joining Fox 10 as their Health Coach. He has spent over ten years in the fitness and nutrition industry. His passion is helping people take action to achieve their maximum potential.
Derek has his Masters in Engineering from ASU…what does that have to do with health and wellness? We’re not sure but he does love to tweak things behind the scenes that help everyone have the “BEST experience” possible… and he has a bit too much fun doing it. Keeping his family first is a good start to knowing Derek. Being part of the Be Your BEST Foundation and interacting with the incredible community keeps him going!