GUEST SPEAKERS, PERFORMERS, AND FITNESS EXPERTS
AT THE B'MORE HEALTHY EXPO...
Gymkana's mission is to inspire drug-free and healthy lifestyles through positive example. With children as the primary audience, the members of the Gymkana Troupe demonstrate their commitment to making healthy choices through impressive gymnastic performances and mentorship in Gymkana's gymnastics classes and summer camp. The Gymkana Troupe performs both men's and women's gymnastics apparatus routines, as well as novelty circus acts that incorporate the use of chairs, ladders and trampolines. Their performances showcase high-flying acrobatics and promote a message of healthy, drug-free living.
For a preview of their shows, visit gymkana.umd.edu
Chauncey Whitehead's focus has been on the health of the people within the Baltimore community. He has worked at the YMCA of Central Maryland as a fitness coordinator developing and implementing fitness programs for the members. Chauncey is committed to providing opportunity for low-income families to participate in health and fitness programs and has raised money for scholarships to ensure their participation. He has participated in The Tavis Smiley Group Presents the Road to Health Tour.
Ring of Honor's Jay and Mark Briscoe
Controversial, outspoken and the most decorated tag team in Ring of Honor history, Mark and Jay Briscoe have earned the reputation as the most rugged team in ROH. In Sandy Fork, Delaware, the Briscoe Brothers grew up and continue to work on one of the largest chicken farms in the state, where their work ethic was shaped. Jay Briscoe wrestled on the very first Ring of Honor show, The Era of Honor Begins; against Amazing Red while brother Mark was too young to compete. Once they formed a team, the brothers went on to capture the ROH World Tag Team titles on six different occasions, the most of any team in history. Legendary battles with teams like CM Punk & Colt Cabana, The Kings of Wrestling, The American Wolves, and most recently The All Night Express have defined the brutal fighting style of "Dem Boys". Mark and Jay make no excuses for their actions or words, which have continued to earn them respect in the sport but constantly land them in trouble with ROH officials.
CJay is the Artistic Director of Baltimore's dynamic contemporary dance company bringing exciting new works to the stage and hope to Baltimore City families through her family fitness program the Dance & Bmore Family Jam. CJay began her professional career as a dancer in both modern and African dance companies. She was also a popular dance fitness instructor at some of New York's premiere health clubs. She moved on to have a successful Broadway and touring career in shows like Dreamgirls (Tour), Big the Musical (Broadway) Street Corner Symphony (Broadway) Legally Blonde (Tour) and Hairspray (Broadway) where she was Dance Captain for the both touring and Broadway companies. CJay has choreographed hundreds of live and televised events around the world.
Monte Sanders, is certified as a Personal Trainer by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) and a certified Fitness Instructor and Children's Fitness Specialist by the AFPA of the United States of America (American Fitness Professionals and Associates). He is an expert in sports specific training, orthopedic concerns, injury recovery, weight loss or gain, and general fitness. His dedication to fitness and thorough work ethic has afforded him the opportunity to work with stellar athletes such as Ray Lewis and Ed Reed of the Baltimore Ravens.
Monte is the founder of Monte Sanders Fit FAMILIES tackling childhood obesity with the mission to get children and their families active. He is a member of the Maryland Advisory Council on Physical Fitness.
Monte's philosophy of good health is "Train Smart: Physically, Mentally, and Spiritually". He takes pride in assisting every client to achieve their fitness goals and believes that to live a balanced, healthy life one must include some form of exercise in their everyday routine.
"Get Moving with Ronald McDonald"
...is a fun-filled show that incorporates magic, music, dancing and games to get kids and families moving. "Get Moving" teaches families the importance of fitness and activity in everyday life.
Lorenzo "goLo" Evans
Lorenzo "goLo" Evans is a dancer/choreographer from the Washington DC Area. Best known for his work with American Idol winner Fantasia, Lorenzo is the owner of goLoworld Dance Company that has performed nationally and internationally, sharing its infectious love of dance with audiences and dancers globally. Following many years of training in Philadelphia at Temple University, Koresh Dance and Freedom Theatre, Lorenzo began goLoworld in 2006, and has experienced great success in television, music, entertainment, dance and community outlets. The crowning achievement for Lorenzo Evans and goLoworld was the opening of goLo Dance Lab:Dance Studio in Suitland Maryland in the summer of 2009. Since then, the company has grown expansively, offering high energy fitness and dance classes to all ages. "Magic happens when you believe in the power of YOU"-Lorenzo Evans
|LIVE ON THE COOKING STAGE...|
A health enthusiast, Tenaj Ferguson has always been passionate about sparking young people in the area of wellness, particularly nutrition and fitness. Through the National non-profit, HealthCorps, Tenaj serves as a coordinator at Baltimore Freedom Academy Public Charter High School (BFA). Through HealthCorps at BFA Tenaj holds cooking clubs, fitness activities, teaches a special interactive health curriculum, implements a girls leadership and development group, engages the staff and parents in wellness and serves the greater Baltimore city area to improve health and wellness. Teen Battle Chef, a HealthCorps national partner, is a great program that students nationally have embraced. Teen Battle Chef is a spin off of Iron Chef but for young people. This program takes ordinary students and helps them to reach higher, supporting positive attitudes, academics and behavior
HealthCorps was founded in 2003 by Dr Oz and aims to create young health activists as well as to prevent obesity. HealthCorps focuses on nutrition, fitness and mental strength.
Isabel Maples, M.Ed., R.D.
Registered Dietitian, Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association
As a registered dietitian, Isabel translates nutrition research into healthier food choices. She’s convinced that people want to eat better as long as food remains convenient, practical and affordable…and of course it still has to taste good. That’s why she keeps food fun, not fanatical—and focuses on small steps that add up to big changes.
Chef Greg Silverman
Share Our Strength’s Cooking Matters
Chef Gregory Silverman is the Director of Share our Strength’s Cooking Matters at the Store. Cooking Matters empowers families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge and confidence to shop smart and cook healthy meals. The program has served more than 100,000 participants over 20 years through hands-on education in the kitchen and at the grocery store.
Before joining Share our Strength, Greg worked in London, UK as a food consultant for public sector organizations and the London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames, was a multiple restaurant owner and chef in Ithaca, NY, and spent time as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in Mali. Greg holds a degree in Anthropology from Ithaca College, a certificate in Culinary Arts from the French Culinary Institute and has completed his Msc in Food and Nutritional Policy from the Centre for Food Policy at the City University of London.
Chef Todd Mohr
Todd Mohr is a Chef Instructor at Stratford University’s Baltimore campus at the inner Harbor. After a career in broadcast advertising, Chef Mohr returned to college to earn a dual culinary degree in cooking and baking, graduating cum laude from Baltimore International College. Combing his business acumen and culinary degree, Chef Mohr has prepared meals for the NSA and corporations in the Research Triangle of North Carolina. He also created an online cooking school with a “No Recipe Lifestyle“ of cooking.
Jennifer Cross and Cara Sylvester
Maryland Farm Women who grow the food want to talk to the women who buy the foods for their families! Farmers Jennifer Cross and Cara Sylvester will show you how to prepare farm fresh healthy smoothies and after-school treats and provide food safety tips along the way. Wonder what it takes to get your food from the field to the table? Ask our farmers!
Chef Ramsey Green
Maryland Physicians Care
Ramsey Green has been demonstrating nutritious cooking techniques as the Chef for the Maryland Physicians Care Healthy Groove program for more than four years. Born and raised in Baltimore City, Chef Green has more than 12 years of experience as a chef at family-friendly restaurants, including Red Lobster, Bob Evans and Golden Corral. Most recently Chef Green lost 50 pounds, an accomplishment which he credits to eating his favorite Healthy Groove recipes. He will be preparing Turkey Chili with Corn and Black Beans for B'More Healthy Expo visitors at the Maryland Physicians Care Healthy Groove booth. When he's not preparing Healthy Groove recipes, Chef Green enjoys preparing breakfast items and local specialties, such as Maryland Seafood Soup.
|LIVE ON THE DANCE STAGE!|
The Carroll County Cloggers
They dance for fun and exercise. Clogging is an American folk dance having it's origins in the Appalachian Mountains but now is done throughout the country and in many countries around the world. Clogging is similar to another percussive dance form--tap dancing. Tap is also an American folk dance but tap and clogging are different. Clogging accentuates the downbeat in the music (strong heel) while tap is characterized by more emphasis on toe movements. The Carroll County Cloggers dance to a wide range of music: country, bluegrass, Irish, pop etc.
Dance Baltimore is dedicated to promoting dance in the Baltimore metro area. All dance styles are recognized as a "gift from God" and from performers to dance educators, choreographers, students, studio and school owners, administrators and governmental representatives are members of Dance Baltimore with the goal of developing audience and increasing performance opportunities.
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