ABC’s “Extreme Weight Loss” Returns to the University of Colorado Anschutz Health And Wellness Center-- Season 5 Premieres May 26

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The hit ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss” returns for Season 5 on Tuesday, May 26, and when it does, viewers will once again see cast members begin their yearlong transformation journeys at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. “Extreme Weight Loss” is a unique and riveting, docu-series about weight loss transformations.

Holly Wyatt, MD, medical director of the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

“Fans of the TV show will be amazed by the obstacles encountered and overcome by our new cast members."

The hit ABC series “Extreme Weight Loss” returns for Season 5 on Tuesday, May 26, and when it does, viewers will once again see cast members begin their yearlong transformation journeys at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center. This is the second year the center will be home to each cast member’s three-month boot camp.

“Extreme Weight Loss" is a uinque and riveting, docu-series about weight loss transformations. The show 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.

Transformation specialists and trainers Chris and Heidi Powell return to the program along with Holly Wyatt, MD, who serves as the show’s medical director. Wyatt is the associate director of the CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center and is affectionately known as “Dr. Holly” by her patients and the show’s cast members.

“Fans of the TV show will be amazed by the obstacles encountered and overcome by our new cast members,” said Wyatt. “We were thrilled to host boot camp again and see the participants return to the center throughout the year. Assisting with these transformations has been a true inspiration.”

The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness 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.

About the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center:
The University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is an innovative, state-of-the-art research, education and patient care facility located at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado. The center’s mission is to transform the lives of individuals and communities through science-based wellness strategies. Our research is translated into customized programs and offerings, delivered through our Wellness Clinic and Fitness Center. We provide programs in partnership with schools, worksites and community organizations throughout Colorado. Our vision is a world where wellness is the norm.

About the University of Colorado School of Medicine:
Faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These faculty members include physicians, educators and scientists at University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, National Jewish Health, and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Degrees offered by the University of Colorado School of Medicine include doctor of medicine, doctor of physical therapy, and masters of physician assistant studies. The school is located at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. For additional news and information, please visit the CU School of Medicine's newsroom.

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