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TRINA, AN OBESE NURSE, WORRIES SHE'LL BECOME A PATIENT IF SHE DOESN'T LOSE
WEIGHT, BUT DURING HER JOURNEY SHE GAINS WEIGHT� FIND OUT HOW CHRIS POWELL GETS HER TO PUSH THROUGH THE EXCUSES, ON ABC'S "EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS"
Celebrity Fitness Guru Richard Simmons to Help Motivate Trina and Her Co-Workers
"Trina" - At 5'4" and 290 pounds, 46-year-old registered nurse and mother of three Trina is afraid she'll soon become one of the morbidly obese patients she cares for in her hospital. She often calls herself a hypocrite for insisting her patients get their weight to manageable levels, while she continues to neglect her own growing obesity. Trina hits the ground running in the first month, really embracing her new lifestyle. She even gets the group of nurses from her hospital together for a special workout, hoping to show them all the amazing things Chris taught her at boot camp. Chris is so proud of her, he sends a fellow fitness guru, Richard Simmons, to inspire and motivate the nurses. Unfortunately for Trina, the amazing rush of losing weight and working out with one of her fitness idols is quickly lost when she and her mother resume their co-dependent relationship, which sends her back into her bad habits. Trina's husband, Eric, contacts Chris and tells him that he needs to get out to Michigan right away to help save his wife from herself. For the first time, a participant actually gains weight� Find out how Chris handles it, on "Extreme Weight Loss," TUESDAY, JULY 23 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
"Extreme Weight Loss" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
DESCRIPTION: (from ABC's press release, April 2015) The hit show "Extreme Weight Loss," a uniquely riveting, docu-series about weight loss that takes you on unprecedented 365-day journeys of courageous and resilient "super-obese" people, will premiere Season 5 on TUESDAY, MAY 26 (9:00-11:00 p.m., ET/PT) on the ABC Television Network. Chris and Heidi Powell return as the transformation specialists and trainers for EWL, plus NBA greats Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Byron Scott and James Worthy will guest star in the episode. Other notable guest stars in Season 5 will include three-time Grammy Award winner Ne-Yo, two-time NBA champion Chris Bosh (Miami Heat), NFL star LeSean McCoy (previously with the Philadelphia Eagles/currently on the Buffalo Bills), swimming champion Amy Van Dyken (six Olympic Gold medals), soccer great Mia Hamm (two-time Women's World Cup champion + four-time Olympic Gold medal winner), actress and Autism advocator Holly Robinson Peete, and Mario Andretti (one of the most successful Americans in the history of auto racing). In each of the 10 stand-alone, two-hour episodes of EWL, the participants -- whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight -- will undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. With the proper nourishment, exercise and guidance assured by EWL, they will be afforded a fresh perspective.