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Anschutz Health and Wellness Center in Action
Date:7/29/2013

Aurora, Colo (PRWEB) July 29, 2013

Have you ever watched as someone lost half their body weight? You’ve got a chance to witness this amazing feat in action during the fourth season of ABC’s hit series Extreme Weight Loss—now being filmed at the University of Colorado’s Anschutz Health and Wellness Center

The TV show documents a year in the life of severely obese people as they work to lose weight and get fit with the show’s transformation specialist, Chris Powell, and with the Center’s medical director, Holly Wyatt, MD, associate professor of medicine. The Center will serve as the show’s partner for medical oversight, weight loss.

At the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, weight loss and fitness happen on screen and off. Read the Center’s member success stories below.

The Sharon Francis who put on a wedding gown and walked down the aisle looked a lot different than the Sharon Francis who now puts on work-out clothes and runs on the elliptical every day after work.

Since that day 12 years ago, Francis has lost 115 pounds—and since the day in April 2012 when she joined the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center, she has dropped 8 percent of her body fat and increased her muscle mass to 34 percent.

“I’m now wearing a size small, and I have muscle definition,” she said. “It feels really fabulous.”

How did she do it? Diet, exercise and sheer willpower. She goes to the Center every day after work and sometimes on weekends. She loves the group exercise classes and the “non-meat-market” atmosphere.

“My motto is there’s no excuse, and I’m religious about [going to the Center] now,” she said. “It’s wonderful there, and the staff are fabulous. You see people helping each other, because everyone
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