Welcome to the JWB’s 4th annual Move Your Mental Health™ (MYMH) Event
Thank you for participating in our MYMH event: October 1st and concludes on October 10th, World Mental Health Day!
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Audrey Lee is a performance coach and sport nutrition coach. She has her PhD in exercise science and her master’s degree in nutrition. Audrey’s passion is to inspire people to take better care of themselves, body, mind, and spirit. She teaches people to reach their goals by becoming in tune with body cues, beginning with conscious breathing. When you slow down your breath, you slow down your mind. This brings you into the present moment where you can make healthier, more conscious choices to optimize your nutrition and training.
Shirley Eichenberger-Archer, founder of Mindful Living 365, is an integrative health educator, mindfulness teacher and wellness visionary. Blending insight from her Japanese Shinto and Zen Buddhist wisdom lineage and evidence-based science fromher Western education, Shirley’s passion is to empower people through a transformative journey of self-discovery. A best-selling author, award-winning health journalist and award-winning trainer, Shirley inspires, motivates and educates people worldwide through media appearances, live and virtual events and her books, articles and blog posts.
A prolific and passionate author, Shirley has written more than 1,000 magazine articles and books. Shirley has more than 30 years of experience in holistic health and wellness program development and has served as a health promotion professional in preventive medicine at Stanford Prevention Research Center at Stanford University School of Medicine for 15 years. With Mindful Living 365 she offers integrative, evidence-based tools designed to help people channel their innate power into creating the happy and healthy lives they desire. Her mission is to guide people to unlock the natural and instinctive resources that are already within them. Shirley is a graduate of Stanford University, Harvard University, Georgetown University Law Center and is a former New York City attorney.
Teddy Savage is the National Lead Trainer at Planet Fitness – as well as a certified fitness trainer – who plays an integral role in fitness programming and support for all of its clubs nationwide. He served as an instructor for Planet Fitness’ “United We Move,” a home work-in digital workout series which was designed in 2020 to combat stress while keeping us all physically and mentally fit throughout the pandemic. After joining Planet Fitness as a trainer in 2011 at his local club and helping members with their fitness journeys, Teddy held a variety of in-club roles helping improve member’s experiences before transitioning to Planet Fitness World Headquarters in 2020.
Teddy has always been heavily involved in the sports industry. During his career, he served as the Strength & Conditioning Coach for the Tri-City Dust Devils Select baseball team in Houston, Texas, where he helped secure multiple national tournament titles. He even started his own speed and agility camp called Savage Speed & Agility, during which time he trained student athletes of all levels – from middle school to collegiate – to excel in their performance across multiple sports.
Teddy’s number one passion is motivating and inspiring people to become the best versions of themselves through being active.
Maureen (Mo) Hagan stands as an illustrious figure in the health and fitness realm, boasting an impressive legacy as an internationally acclaimed entrepreneur, bestselling author, captivating speaker, and an unwavering force in the fitness industry for over four decades. With an unwavering commitment to excellence, her journey has been nothing short of extraordinary. Throughout her remarkable career, Mo Hagan has received an abundance of accolades that underscore her profound impact on the fitness landscape. In 2023, her dedication and pioneering contributions were celebrated with a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from canfitpro, a testament to her enduring influence. She has garnered a slew of esteemed titles, including the 2016 International Woman Leader of the Year and the 2019 Canadian Fitness Industry Leader of the Year (FIC), further solidifying her as a trailblazer in her field.
Her preeminence as one of the Top 100 Health Influencers since 2018 and her inclusion in the OptiMYz 2020 Top 10 Women of Power epitomize her ongoing commitment to empowering individuals to lead healthier lives. Notably, Mo’s remarkable journey has been interwoven with canfitpro, where she has held the pivotal role with canfitpro since 1993 and, today is Chief Operating Officer. Under her astute leadership, canfitpro has emerged as Canada’s foremost fitness education authority, shaping the industry’s trajectory. Embodying her mission to “Inspire Positive Change Worldwide,” Mo Hagan is not merely a figurehead in the fitness world but a true catalyst for transformation. Her indomitable spirit, wealth of knowledge, and unwavering dedication have propelled her to the pinnacle of success, inspiring countless individuals to embrace healthier lifestyles and aspire to greatness.
Darcy Ellis, the son of legendary five-time world champion Lester Ellis. Darcy has embraced both amateur and professional boxing, and now serves as the CEO of HITFIT, an Australian boxing fitness company. Through dynamic boxing-inspired training, HITFIT under his leadership promotes the fusion of physical prowess and mental well-being, embodying Darcy’s commitment to holistic health.
Ali Smith was born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, he is a graduate of the Friends School of Baltimore and the University of Maryland, College Park, where he received a BS in Environmental Science and Policy with a Biodiversity specialization. Ali has almost 20 years’ experience teaching yoga, mindfulness, and meditation internationally to a broad demographic spectrum that includes schools, retreat centers, wellness centers, mental crisis facilities, detention centers, drug treatment centers, the corporate setting, as well as private one-on-one sessions. He co-founded the Holistic Life Foundation in 2001. During his tenure as Executive Director, his leadership helped guide HLF to grow an organization that employed over 50 people, and served communities worldwide. Ali has taught in seven countries on three continents. His work has been featured on CBS News, CNN, NBC Nightly News, PBS, as well as in Oprah Magazine and Forbes. Ali is also a co-host of the Look Again Podcast and Co-Owner of the Involution Group.
Atman Smith is one of the Co-founders of the Holistic Life Foundation. Since 2001, he has been teaching yoga and mindfulness to a diverse population including underserved and high-risk youth in Baltimore City Public Schools, drug treatment centers, wellness centers, and colleges. A native of Baltimore, Atman attended the University of Maryland, College Park where he was a letter award winner for the University’s men’s basketball team. He graduated with a B.A. in Criminology and Criminal Justice. His work with the Holistic Life Foundation has been featured on Making a Difference on the NBC Nightly News, CNN, and CBS, as well as O the Oprah Magazine, The Washington Post, Upworthy, Mindful Magazine, Yoga Journal, Shambala Sun, and many other publications.
With more than a dozen RIAA gold, platinum, and multi-platinum hits to his credit, Jeezy, the Atlanta pioneer of hip-hop’s dominant trap genre, has amassed over 6.5 billion catalog streams, and over 960 million YouTube channel views. 2020 marked the 15th anniversary of Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101, his seminal RIAA platinum Def Jam label debut LP. It entered the Rap and R&B charts at #1 (#2 on the pop side), and immortalized trap music with the double-platinum #1 hit “Soul Survivor” featuring Akon.
The RIAA platinum TM 102: The Inspiration (2006, with “Go Getta” and “I Luv It”) entered at #1 across the board (pop, R&B and Rap), as did the album that followed, the aptly-titled The Recession (2008), containing the #1 double-platinum hit “Put On” featuring Kanye West. Jeezy’s next two albums, TM 103: Hustlerz Ambition (2011, with the Top 5 hits “Lose My Mind” featuring Plies; and “Leave You Alone” featuring Ne-Yo) and Seen It All: The Autobiography (2014, with the RIAA gold title tune “Seen It All” featuring Jay-Z) kept up the momentum, both of them again entering the Rap and R&B album charts at #1.
Trap Or Die 3 (Oct. 2016, with “All There” featuring the late Bankroll Fresh) was Jeezy’s third LP to debut at #1 across-the-board on the pop, R&B/hip-hop, and Rap charts. Guests also included Plies Lil Wayne, Chris Brown, French Montana, Yo Gotti, and Bankroll Fresh. Jeezy headlined the “Trap Or Die 3 Tour” in March-April 2017. Pressure (Dec. 2017) featured fellow Def Jam MCs YG and 2 Chainz, as well as Rick Ross, Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Puff Daddy, Kodak Black and others. In February-March 2018, Jeezy headlined “The Cold Summer Tour,” during which he shocked fans around the world by first announcing that his next album (i.e. TM 104) would be his final one in the Thug Motivation series.
TM 104: The Legend Of The Snowman (August 2019) was in fact the final album chapter in Jeezy’s career-spanning Thug Motivation series. His 13-city TM104 Fall 2019 Tour of the U.S. in November-December sold-out instantly. The events of 2020 were just about to engulf the planet, leading to the creation of THE RECESSION 2.
While music is Jeezy’s talent, business is his passion. As an entrepreneur, he established Agency 99, his marketing and brand management company. New business ventures include multiple real estate properties, ownership and partnership in Defiance Fuel fitness water, a partnership with American Cut Steakhouse, and his ongoing partnership with global spirits brand Tequila Avion. Jeezy announced in February 2019 that he launched a full service sports management agency called Sports99. In 2020, Def Jam announced that Jeezy would be taking on an Executive role as Senior Advisor to the Chairman on issues related to A&R and artist development. Currently, Jeezy is the host of his own weekly talk show “Worth A Conversation,” on FoxSoul where he connects with thought leaders and career experts on a range of topics. Most recently, Jeezy has formed a new international partnership with NAUD Spirits.
Jeezy‘s latest achievement is his debut memoir, “Adversity For Sale,” which landed on the New York Times Best Seller‘s list for five weeks. It also made appearances on the best sellers lists for The Wall Street Journal, Amazon, Audible and USA Today. The book offers an intimate and candid look into Jeezy’s journey, sharing his mistakes, lessons learned, and inspiring readers to overcome adversities in pursuit of success.
Jeezy’s social profile includes over 5.3 million Instagram followers, over 1.3 million Twitter followers, over 1.76 million YouTube channel subscribers, and over 6.8 million Facebook likes.
Elissa Epel, Ph.D, is an international expert on stress, well-being, and optimal aging and a best-selling author. She is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, at the University of California, San Francisco, where she is Vice Chair of Psychology and directs the Aging Metabolism Emotions Center. She studies the environmental, psychological, behavioral, and social factors that impact cellular aging (such as telomeres, inflammation, and mitochondria), and is also focusing on climate wellness.
She studies how self-care practices such as meditation and positive stress can promote psychological and physiological thriving and is interested in large-scale interventions for communal well-being and health equity. She co-wrote the New York Times best-seller “The Telomere Effect: A revolutionary approach to living younger, longer” with Nobel Laureate Elizabeth Blackburn (translated into 30 languages) and the new “Stress Prescription,” an independent bookstore best seller and being translated into 15 languages. She enjoys leading science-based meditation retreats.
Epel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine, past President of the Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, and past co-chair of the Mind & Life Institute Steering Council. She has served as a consultant to NIH, CDC, Facebook, Apple, United Health, and UC campus-wide initiatives on stress and health. Epel’s research has been featured in venues such as TEDMED, Wisdom 2.0, NBC’s Today Show, CBS’s Morning Show, 60 minutes, National Public Radio, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and science documentaries. In 2022, she was named as a highly cited researcher, among thetop .1% of researchers globally(for publication impact).
Jeff McMullen has spent 30 years as a professional in the fitness industry and is based in Los Angeles, CA. A former collegiate cheerleader, regional aerobic champion, and national aerobic competitor; his recent accolades include regional group fitness club management for Equinox Fitness and the Bay Club Company; and virtual fitness content creator for Silver & Fit, as well as, several other leading wellness brands. In addition to creating his own signature classes, he has been featured in over 20 fitness DVD’s; is a contributing writer for American Fitness Magazine and IDEA Fitness Journal. Jeff is currently a Master Trainer for The AXLE Workout™, Barre Above™, BOSU®, Matrix Fitness and a Master instructor for TRX®. In addition, he is Lululemon Ambassador alumnus; and has presented workshops internationally for SCW Fitness, DCAC, Fit Fest, Fitness Fest, CanFitPro and IDEA World. CERTIFICATIONS: ACE, AFAA, NASM
Over four decades of experience in the field of health and wellness. Cathleen is a private studio owner, has certified hundreds of instructors in the Pilates method for mat and equipment as a master trainer, has taught in corporations, cruise ships, and has been a program director at a world renowned resort. She has taught at national and international conventions since 1994, including being the first presenter of the Pilates method at the IDEA conference that pivotal year. Exceptional experience in aerobics, resistance training, Tai Chi, Ashtanga Yoga, and the GYROTONIC EXPANSION SYSTEM® (both GYROTONIC® and GYROKINESIS®).
Cathleen is featured on the first streaming website specializing in Pilates.
She now combines her years of experience to bring a deep and profound experience in her Sound Healing sessions which bring together movement, breath work, meditation and vibrational instruments to heal and create a masterful blend for deep and lasting life changes on both the inner and outer level of her clients