“Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can’t Weight”: Shane and Marissa begin their wedding transformation journey at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

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Before beginning their transformation journey, Shane and Marissa had spent only five days apart in their seven years together. Their efforts to transform could bring the couple closer together, or it could drive them apart.

Shane and Marissa begin a wedding transformation journey at the University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The couple met during low points in their lives and bonded over a sedentary lifestyle that included eating out nearly every single day.

Season 5 of the hit ABC series "Extreme Weight Loss" offers a new twist with three special companion piece editions -- "Love Can't Weight" -- in which three obese couples get in shape, both physically and emotionally, for each of their weddings. In this episode, Shane and Marissa are determined to shape up so that when they get married, they can actually wrap their arms around each other for their first dance.

The couple’s incredible transformation will be featured on “Extreme Weight Loss: Love Can’t Weight” on TUESDAY, JUNE 30 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network.

Shane (40 years old) weighs 467 pounds, and Marissa (32 years old) weighs 255 pounds. The two met during low points in their lives. Shane had just been through a wrenching divorce, while Marissa was struggling with her father‘s unexpected suicide.

The two bonded over a sedentary lifestyle that included eating out nearly every single day. Before beginning their transformation journey, the couple had spent only five days apart in their seven years together. Their efforts to transform could bring Shane and Marissa closer together, or it could drive them apart.

This episode documents the temptations facing the couple as they fight to embrace a healthy lifestyle.

Like the cast members on “Extreme Weight Loss,” the couples will begin their transformation journey attending boot camp at the renowned University of Colorado Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Aurora, Colo. The center’s associate director Holly Wyatt, MD, serves as medical director for the television program. Wyatt is affectionately known as “Dr. Holly” to the cast members and is seen on the show each week helping the couples safely lose up to half of their body weight, as well as the emotional baggage that often holds one back, in preparation for their weddings.

At the end of this episode, Shane and Marissa will continue the tradition of “paying it forward” by giving a friend or family member the opportunity to transform his or her life. The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center will provide the designees with a place to begin their own weight loss journeys at the one-week, evidence-based Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp transformation program.

Extreme Weight Loss: Destination Boot Camp was inspired by Wyatt’s participation in the TV show. She designed the boot camp to provide participants with the tools they need to complete their own successful weight loss transformations – without the TV cameras! Limited space is available in upcoming boot camps and weight loss seekers are encouraged to learn more and register now.

The CU Anschutz Health and Wellness Center is recognized as a global leader in the fight against obesity. It offers some of the country’s most advanced research and science-based expertise, focusing on a comprehensive weight loss and weight management approach, including fitness, nutrition and wellness services. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

“Extreme Weight Loss” is produced by 3 Ball Entertainment. JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson, Matt Assmus and Brant Pinvidic are the executive producers.

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