About Mike

In February 2012, I auditioned during an open casting call in Philadelphia for the TV show Extreme Weight Loss.  When I found out that the interview was going to be at the Four Seasons Hotel, I thought it was a sign. That's where my wife and I got married 20 years ago.  And a lucky sign it was! After the interview and selection process, we started shooting the show.  I was on top of the world!   The first week of Boot Camp, I had to undergo standard medical testing.  I found out that I had failed one of the tests and that I had plaque in my arteries.  I was told that I could no longer be on the show because the exercise required could be too strenuous on my heart.  They gave me a chance to take another test and if I passed, they would give me a green light to continue on Chris Powell's program.  That's when the adventure began! Not only did I pass the test, but I proceeded to hit every goal set for me and even achieved my total weight loss goal at the end of nine months.  A feat that was never accomplished before!  I had lost 53% of my body weight and had brought my body fat down to 10%. Follow me on my adventure at ABC.com and see how my transformation took place. about-mike-img1