Coaching Team

The Mamavation Coaching Team

Leah Segedie - Creator of Mamavation

Leah Segedie is a fitness matriarch in the social media realm who helps “digital moms” learn and sustain healthy living practices to combat obesity. She has lost over 170 lbs. over two pregnancies and is an inspiration to women all over the internet with her communities Bookieboo.com and Mamavation.com.

Leah has been recognized for several feats in her professional and personal life such as being named “Mom of the Year” by Shape Magazine in 2010 and compared to Lady Gaga for her unique social media tactics in The Huffington Post. Her story, communities and work have also been featured in the following publications: Yahoo (front page), Ladies Home Journal, Fitness Magazine, Shape Magazine, The Huffington Post, Women’s Day, Fitness RX, Hybrid Mom, Yahoo Shine, & The Acorn.

 

Corinne Dobbas, RD - Mamavation Dietitian

Corinne Dobbas, Mamavation's Dietitian Corinne Dobbas is a wellness coach and  registered dietitian with a Masters in Nutrition.  She believes that every woman deserves to feel beautiful, inspired, and whole. Corinne’s motto is eat, love, thrive; and her mission is to help women do just that. She wants you to feel good in your skin.  Corinne helps women by showing them how to create a healthy lifestyle (they love) using a holistic approach. Yo-yo diet no more, Corinne is here to share her weight loss expertise with us. Her website CorinneDobbas.com includes excellent weight loss tips, videos, coaching, and more. Tweet with her at @RDCorinne and join her Facebook page for daily inspiration and on Google+.

 

Dr. Jean Layton, Naturopathic Physician 

Dr. Jean Layton, NDDr. Jean Layton is a Naturopathic Physician who has been focused on finding a better way to heal after losing her first husband to cancer. She is married to Ed, a Licensed Acupuncturist with a Masters of Oriental Medicine, and has twin daughters who are now 15 years old. 7 years ago, the family discovered issues with gluten intolerance and have been living gluten-free every since, including her twin daughters. In her private practice, she specializes in Celiac disease and gluten intolerance. Dr. Jean shares information, ideas, tips and recipes for living gluten-free on her website GlutenFreeDoctor.com. Tweet with her at @GFDoctor and join her on Facebook and Google+ for recipes, tips, and more.

 

Mark Segedie, Mamavation Fitness Trainer

Mark Segedie, Mamavation Fitness TrainerMark Segedie is a Chicago native who has relocated to sunny California. He’s married to Leah Segedie, creator of Mamavation, and together they have three handsome little boys. Although initially hesitant about the lifestyle changes that Leah was undertaking on her path to a healthier life for their family, he has since embraced the changes – in fact, he lost 35 pounds and studied to become the official Mamavation Fitness Trainer. He creates the workouts for Mamavation, including the Boot Camp workouts and #2WeekChallenge workouts that have assisted our community members lose over 3000 pounds. Mark also contributes articles on Mamavation.com. Tweet with him at @mrbookieboo and follow him on Facebook for an inside peek at the life of a healthy family in the spotlight.

 

Joanna Liberty, Mamavation Boot Camp Coordinator, Graduate & Mentor

Joanna Liberty, Mamavation Community ManagerJoanna is the Mamavation Community Manager, and also provides editorial and data science support for the Mamavation Community and the Bookieboo Influencer Network. She is a Graduate of Mamavation Boot Camp 15, and now coordinates the Boot Camp as well as serving as a Mentor for new Mamavation Moms. She is the mother of two young boys in northern Indiana and loves gardening, learning to become more self-sufficient, and running.  She is also the producer of the weekly Mamavation TV show. Her writing can be found on Mamavation.com as well as her website JustJoanna.com. Tweet with her at @way2gomom and join her on Facebook and Google+ for news and information about fitness, food activism, housekeeping and more – both serious and humorous, because Joanna LOVES to laugh.

 

Jeanae Osborne, Mamavation Boot Camp Graduate & Mentor

Jeanae Osborne, Mamavation Boot Camp Graduate and MentorJeanae is a Graduate of Mamavation Boot Camp 15 and one of the Mamavation Cheerleaders in the Leadership Team. During Boot Camp 15, Jeanae earned her own hashtag as #thegoodone because she is a much sweeter person than either of her two Sistas from Other Mistas, Joanna and Rebecca.  She is a military wife, mother of one young son – Superkiddo, and worship minister. She also dabbles in gardening, allergy safe recipe conversions, and wrangling the family’s Great Dane who she loves very much despite all her protesting. She  contributes articles to Mamavation.com, writes at Justjeanae.com, and is completing her first children’s book. Tweet with her at @jeanae and join her on Facebook and on Google+ for great conversations and a sneak peek into her crazy busy life.

 

Erica Hunt, Mamavation Boot Camp Graduate & Mentor

Erica Hunt, Mamavation Boot Camp Graduate and MentorErica is a Mamavation Campaign 16 survivor who, in addition to hating burpees and discussing it extensively on camera, also cried (both good, bad, and ugly cries) during her weekly posts.  She is a married to her college sweatheat Papa Hunt has two kiddos Miss J and Master D, and two crazy fur babies.  In her hours away from the house you can find her classroom-usually hiding behind a stack of papers to grade-in her suburban CT high school.  She writes the Sista of Week articles and others for Mamavation as well as for her own blog ME-Mommy Etc.  Tweet with her at @mommahunt16 – she is always super nice, even if it does take her a while to respond because she has one of those “serious” jobs that have to do with the formation of the minds of youth. You can also find her on Google+.

 

Lydia Richmond, Mamavation Boot Camp Graduate & Mentor

Lydia Richmond, Mamavation Boot Camp Graduate and MentorLydia is a Graduate of Mamavation Boot Camp 17 and is also the Assistant Community Manager for Mamavation. She has a love-hate relationship with the #2weekchallenge and running, but she’s really enjoying the confidence she gained after her Boot Camp. She is the mother of two young boys (the Animal and Flash) and one sassy little girl (Miss Sassy Pants). Lydia teaches high school English for NCVPS and is an adjunct instructor for freshman composition at her local community college. She writes at ClutteredGenius.com and also contributes articles to Mamavation.com. Tweet with her at @lydsrich, especially if you are new to the community or have any questions. If she can’t answer them, she’ll find someone who will! Join her on Facebook and Google+ for a fascinating look at the life of a woman who is crazy intelligent – and whose genius leaves mayhem all around her.

 

Jessie Smith, Mamavation Boot Camp Graduate & Mentor

Jessie Smith, Mamavation Boot Camp Graduate and MentorJessie is a Graduate of Mamavation Boot Camp 17.  A newlywed mom of two amazing kids, ages 7 and 4, she strives to include healthy eating and daily activity in their all of lives. Teaching her kids healthy habits is a huge priority, and she not only leads by example, but also by getting them involved in food choices and meal preparation. After developing a serious food allergy a year and a half ago, she has overhauled her family’s way of eating and eliminated many chemicals, additives, and processed foods from their lives. Taking the knowledge that she learned in Boot Camp about food, cleaning and personal care products she has helped her family become healthier and stay that way. Jessie can be found blogging her way through parenthood and life in general on MomVantage. Chat with her on Twitter @Momvantage and join her on Facebook and Google+ – and be sure to keep an eye out for any videos that she posts, because her crazy animals LOVE to share the spotlight with her!

 

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