Jes Halbert is a regional and national level fitness competitor who works as an attorney for a large retail company. Her physical training includes daily weight training and cardio as well as dance, acrobatics and hot yoga to help her body perform demanding stage routines 3-4 times per year. Equally important to her physical training Jessica applies a balanced approach to nutrition, focusing on a combination of clean organic proteins, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.

Recently, Jessica launched a blog, APT 3B, on the topic of balance, business, and body success. She is also exploring speaking engagements to graduate students and corporations about achieving a positive work life balance that supports mental and physical success in addition to business accomplishments.

Amanda Russell was closing in on the Beijing Olympics for the 10,000m when she suffered a career ending leg injury. Told she would never run again, she began experimenting with metabolic training in order to maintain her runner’s body and passion for fitness – without having to lace up her sneakers. Amazed at its transformative power, she developed The AR Program, a customized workout regimen based off the training framework she used as an elite athlete, is composed of 20- to 30-minute metabolic training sessions that burn more calories and fat than most 70-minute workouts.

Alongside her work teaching and inspiring others to conquer their health and fitness

goals via The AR Program, Amanda is the face of ARFit, a rapidly growing YouTube fitness channel that brings the gym to you, for free. Sharing her technique with fans around the globe, Amanda showcases a fun, new, calorie-torching workout every week while helping motivate viewers to look and feel their best with her proprietary diet tips and tricks.

Amanda also interacts daily with clients through her website, www.amanda-russell.com, creating personalized fitness programs based on their unique needs, while updating visitors on the latest fitness and health trends. Armed with invaluable experience as an elite athlete, holding an MBA in Marketing, and with a passion for helping people follow their dreams, Amanda’s goal is to become the “Oprah of Fitness.”

Jana Stewart is a Health / Wellness Coach, and fitness athlete / model who is passionate about living an active, healthy lifestyle. She has spent the last 15 years traveling around the world experiencing different cultures, all with the intent to gain the knowledge to help people live healthy active lifestyles. As a result of Jana’s hard work, she has been featured in several magazines, news publications, and has been a guest blogger/ writer and interviewed for many online publications; commenting on pressing health and fitness topics. Jana recently launched a campaign in conjunction with her new fitness group titled “The Bikini Booty Club” or BBC for short. The club is designed to help women sculpt their bodies in ways they have never been able to do on their own, she has inspired many brides, stay at home moms, career women, and recent moms to get in amazing shape and feel comfortable wearing a bikini. Jana and her group not only participated in fitness events, but they run marathon’s and several 5Ks, all for a cause. Most recently, Jana returned to the bikini competition stage and won an overall title in her 1st show. She currently works with people from all over the world inspiring them to live a balanced, active lifestyle. Visit Jana at JanaStewart.com.

shanda walston

 

Hello Zweet fans! I am Shanda Walston, owner of My Unlimited Wellness, Certified Health Coach and member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. My philosophy is that there is no limit to how great your life can be! Health is not a destination, but actually a life-long journey that we have control over.

With my clients, I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.

At the basis of health is food. Two of my favorite truisms are we are what we eat and food should be fun. My approach does not dwell on calories, carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. It is not to create lists of restrictions or food or bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun, and rewarding. I work with my clients to find what nourishes them now and teach them invaluable tools they will carry with them into the future on their wellness journey.

If you are interested in learning more about health coaching, my approach, or how diet and lifestyle affect health and happiness please visit me at www.MyUnlimitedWellness.com. I look forward to hearing from you.

Holistic health has been a part of my life since my 20′s, but when I was diagnosed with leukemia, it became a lifeline. Now in remission, I’m using my lifetime of experiences with nutrition, exercise, and a healthy lifestyle to help others find balance and see their way clear to holistic health.

Through my healing, my path forward became clear. I have learned a great deal about the importance of balance in our lives. I feel passionate about helping others achieve a state of balance through nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle awareness.

I received my training to practice Holistic Health Coaching at the renowned Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where I was trained in more than 100 dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods, and am a Certified Health Coach (CHC) and am certified and accredited by American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). I complement my nutritional training with my certification as a Reiki Practioner. Drawing upon this knowledge and my own personal experiences, I can help you create a completely personalized “roadmap to health” that suits your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and goals.

KT Keene is a spokesperson for overall health and wellness, an avid health nut, exercise enthusiast, and fitness model competitor. KT’s continued desire to grow in the health and wellness industry led her to become certified as a Nutrition and Wellness Consultant as well as work as the Corporate Health and Wellness Manager in an international corporation.

KT has a unique perspective on health, wellness, and specifically how to incorporate it into one’s life due to her own personal experiences, education and lifestyle change. As a result, she is very passionate about this industry and wants to share as much of her experience and knowledge to hopefully make a positive impact on the lives of others as well. KT’s slogan: “Stay healthy my friends!” Visit KT Keene at: KTKeene or Isagenix KT Keene.

Ericka Andersen is a five-time marathoner with a passion for healthy living and fitness. She is the creator of the healthy living blog, The Sweet Life, which covers everything from running to lifestyle to Crossfit.

Ericka is an ambassador with Fitfluential, a nationwide network of highly influential online fitness enthusiasts. She works regularly with up and coming brands in the healthy living world, including Odwalla, Love Grown Granola, Honest Tea, Mizuno and more.

She focuses on clean eating, promoting the benefits of juicing and a balanced diet based on as many green veggies as possible. Since overcoming an eating disorder in her teens, Ericka does not count calories or use a scale, opting for a nutrition and exercise-based approach to feeling her best.

With nearly 10,000 Twitter followers and a network 5000+ fitness bloggers via Fitfluential, reaching over 100 Million people every month, Ericka is at the forefront on the online fitness world. Most recently, she’s immersed herself in the nation’s hottest & fastest growing sport, Crossfit – which has opened new doors and inspired innovative ways to think about fitness.

Gretchen Elizabeth Herring is a Master Medical Aesthetician and Laser Skin Specialist in Northern Virginia.

Beautiful skin is rooted in good health. This is the philosophy that Gretchen not only applies to her personal life, but also to her practice of Aesthetics. She is knowledgeable and proficient in Laser Skin Specialties, including Hair Removal, Skin Tightening, IPL, Sublative Rejuvenation, Chemical Peels, Microdermabrasion, Skin Analysis, and much more.

In her spare time, Gretchen loves cooking, reading, traveling, and spending time with her husband and friends. She loves Bikram Yoga and her Zweet Sport gear! Jaco shorts and Limon Bra tops are her favorite for Bikram and Wakeboarding!

You can contact Gretchen at [email protected] with any Skin care questions at all! Please consider her your own, personal Aesthetician!

Hello Beauties! I am McKenzie Bert and I am a CrossFit athlete, currently training at Chief CrossFit, and a communications student at the University of Illinois. I strive to prove that college, youth, and health do, in fact, all go together.

Starting CrossFit in late July of 2011, I had no idea the impact it would have on my life. I am a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer; currently working at a gym doing social media and training. I belong to three different gyms due to frequent traveling between school and my parents’ houses. Doing CrossFit 5-6 days a week and following the Paleo Diet my fitness has never been higher, and there are no signs of slowing down.

I also like to branch out to other activities, always trying new things, and finding more passion for life. Other activities on my radar are snowboarding, all types of dance, and yoga. Future plans involve grad school, a fashion PR career, and traveling as much as possible.

I can be found on social sites such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @beMCKENZIErt – and would love to connect with you all. I make every effort to find beauty and inspiration in anything, and every one, that crosses my path and hope to provide the same in return.

Hey y’all! I am Meghan Barone and am an avid yogi, SUP yoga enthusiast, recent law school grad, and social media addict. I’m also someone who is just starting to rediscover how important a healthy lifestyle is to all aspects of life.

I have an extensive background as a competitive gymnast; but when an ankle injury forced me to retire I lost all passion for fitness and my health in general. For years, my weight fluctuated and I went through periods of severe depression. In late Fall 2012, I discovered hot yoga and was instantly hooked. I have been practicing yoga consistently since the beginning of 2013, and within just a few weeks I began to recognize the benefits (physically, emotionally, and spiritually) that yoga was having in my life.

Yoga has helped to refuel my fire, driving me toward a fit and healthy lifestyle. Outside of my daily practice, I now enjoy running an occasional 5k, weight training at the gym, and just staying as active as possible. I have a new focus on eating a balanced diet, which includes constantly experimenting with healthy recipes and new juicing concoctions.

If you are looking to reignite your passion for fitness or ignite a new passion for SUP yoga, I would love to be the spark to help get you started! Don’t hesitate to contact me via email ([email protected]), Facebook, or Instagram (meg_barone) for motivation and encouragement.

“Be bold. Go after what you want to do. Be who you want to be. Move through the discomfort you will feel as you stretch beyond your present conditions.” –Karen Salmansohn