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Extreme Weight Loss
The transformation begins at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
Watch ABC’s Extreme Weight Loss Season 5 on Tuesdays at 9e/8c/8m
Extreme Weight LossTM documents the journeys of “super obese” people whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. This season, 19 cast members will not only set out to transform their bodies – by losing up to half of their body weight – but they will also courageously transform who they are as individuals.
Season 5 host three special companion piece editions -- “Love Can’t Weight” -- where three obese couples get in shape, both physically and emotionally, for each of their weddings. The couples will spend their first three months together at boot camp, and then will be unexpectedly separated for the next three months -- not able to see each other until their wedding day!
Chris and Heidi Powell return to the program along with Holly Wyatt, MD, the show’s medical director. Wyatt is the associate director of the Center and is affectionately known as “Dr. Holly” by her patients and the show’s cast members.
The Center offers some of the country’s most advanced research and science-based expertise, focusing on a comprehensive wellness approach including weight loss and management, fitness and nutrition.
Said Executive Producer Matt Assmus, “Our experience working with the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center has been absolutely stellar; Holly and the center’s staff provide unrivaled guidance and expertise, and the cast members love the supportive environment. We could not be happier to be back at the center.”
Added Executive Producer JD Roth, “As someone whose work has focused so much on the power of transformation, I am extremely proud of our cast members who have the courage to pursue a better life. This process isn’t an easy one, and they can’t do it alone, which is why having partners like the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center plays such a significant role in our participants’ success and their ability to make real, sustainable change.”
For Wyatt, working with the Extreme Weight Loss cast members was so impactful that she was inspired to begin the center’s first weight loss destination program. Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp starts with an intense six-day boot camp which is designed to give participants the tools they need to complete their own successful transformation—without the TV cameras!
Extreme Weight Loss is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment. JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic are the executive producers.
"Extreme Weight Loss," "Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp" and "Destination Boot Camp" are each a trademark of 3 Ball Entertainment LLC and are used under license. All rights reserved.