™ Coaching Team
Leah Segedie, Chief Mom of Bookieboo
Leah Segedie is the Creator of the Mamavation campaign. Her ability to mentor women comes from her own 170 lbs. weight loss. Her stories have been shared in the following magazines Shape Magazine, Fitness Magazine, Ladies Home Journal, Fitness Rx, Hybrid Mom Magazine, etc. Leah is not a fitness professional, she’s just a do-er who picks up bits of knowledge along the way.
Tracey Mallett, Mamavation
™ Lead Exercise Coach
International Fitness and Lifestyle Expert, author of Sexy in 6, creator/star of over 17 exercise DVD’s, Tracey Mallett has become a fitness icon to millions of moms and working women across the world. After her first pregnancy, a 55 pound weight gain placed her career on hold with a complete lack of confidence. Tracey knows first hand that it’s easy to lose sight of one’s identity and self-confidence with life’s daily stresses, and what it takes to get back into shape. she has made it her mission to help and motivate women to weight loss success with quick, simple, practical healthy solutions and sound nutrition.
Tracey is a Lifestyle and Fitness guru on The Style Network and reaches over 21 million viewers who watch her workouts on Exercise TV. She is also the host on the new Dirty Dancing Official DVD and by Lions Gate. Combined sales of over one million DVD’s have sold domestically and internationally featuring Tracey including Japan where an informercial aired in 2008. She also serves as a media consultant for Earth Footwear, Kraft, Crest, CVS Pharmacy and Motorola.
Mary Ellen Renna, M.D., Mamavation
™ Lead Nutritional Coach
Mary Ellen Renna, M.D. is a board certified pediatrician, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of a small, pioneering group of physicians nationwide who have been certified by the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. As a mother of three with more than 20 years of experience as a pediatrician, her position as one of only a handful of pediatricians in the nation to be board certified in pediatrics AND be a diplomat of the American Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists. Dr. Renna is one of the leading authorities on nutrition and obesity prevention.
Dr. Renna is the author/creator of Growing Up Healthy the Next Generation Way: Add Years to Your Child’s Life and Life to Your Child’s Years (Select Books, New York 2007)–a revolutionary family-based nutrition and fitness program for children. Her program has recently been awarded the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and CNE Seal of Excellence. She has worked together with corporations such as Apple and Eve, a leading producer of 100% real fruit juices, becoming their national spokesperson. They are working together to help families learn how to stay fit with the nationwide campaign “Families Fit Together.” She is a featured contributor to the healthy tips section of the Apple and Eve website and her image has appeared on over 2 million juice bottles. Dr. Renna has participated in many television and radio interviews and has become a regular contributor to local and national newspapers, magazines and websites.
Pete Cohen, Mamavation
™ Weight Loss Coach
Pete Cohen is a Life strategist, life coach, human behaviorist, health and fitness professional, motivational speaker and best-selling author. Pete has not only established himself firmly as one of the top names in the personal development field, but is also fast becoming a top name in broadcasting and publishing in England, with 11 best-selling books. He specializes in helping people lose weight and specifically break the habits that hold them back and increase their confidence motivation to achieve.
Pete is highly qualified in many different areas of psychology, personnel development and health and fitness. He has an incredible understanding of people and their limitations that prevent them from losing weight and living more productive and happy lives. His fun motivational techniques and strategies are used in a way so that people can control their own well being and realize their full potential. Pete’s free site, weightlossguru.com, is packed with useful articles, podcasts and videos to keep you motivated and inspired. There is information on nutrition, exercise and motivation. He’s also the owner of PeteCohen.tv, a motivational program structured to help people break unwanted habits, learn healthier ways of living, lose weight and keep it off. He has helped thousands of women with his program. You can tweet him at @pete_cohen.
™ Cheerleading Squad
Head Cheerleader: Mommy-Momo is a wife and stay-at-home mommy trying to figure out this journey to first time parenthood. She met her hubby on the college track team and they continue to stay active. They’re avid runners. They love to wakeboard, snowboard, surf, bike ride…you name it. She resides in Sunny So-Cal near the beach and loves everything about the coast. Being a SAHM to a toddler she too struggles to get her workouts in. She loves to share workout tips, great articles, healthy recipes, the newest and cutest workout gear, and loves motivating each other and cheering each other on! Check out her family blog Mommy-Momo where she shares the happenings of her little family and also has family friendly and toddler reviews and giveaways! Also, take a look at her running blog Momo-Runner where she likes to talk fitness!
Head Nutritional Cheerleader: Jennifer Leal is a stay-at-home mom to two children ages 3 and 5 who reside in Rhode Island. She is the creator of Savor The Thyme which focuses on family-friendly healthy food and lifestyle. Jennifer obtained a Master’s of Science in Immunology and worked for a large pharmaceutical company before becoming a SAHM. She has recently been interviewed by Ivanhoe productions and can be found on Twitter @savorthethyme. Jennifer is an active mom who loves to exercise her body as it also benefits her mind. She enjoys Pilates and Lifting Weights.
Kathryn Peck, aka @Active_Girl on twitter is the community manager for EA SPORTS Active. She has been fairly active her whole life, including a stint playing college volleyball. Like most people, she finds it increasingly difficult to find time to fit in a good workout. When she’s not interacting with the Active community or blogging on www.easportsactive.com. She can be found at the movies, at a concert and/or eating pho. She lives and works in beautiful Vancouver (Canada, eh!).
Janice Smith B.Sc (Kin), ATTH obtained her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Certificate in Athletic Therapy from York University in Toronto, ON Canada. She has an extensive background treating the injuries of athletes having worked with the York University Football, Volleyball and Water Polo teams. She is an avid runner–running several full and half marathons in addition to completing several triathlons. She works full-time and she is a mom of two dynamic little girls. She shares straight forward health and fitness information on her blog Lazy Mama Fitness and has been sharing her struggles with staying active while raising a growing family at her blog Mom On The Run over the past five years. She is currently training for her “come-back” race – the Mississauga Half-Marathon in May 2010. You can follow/contact her on Twitter:@fitcheerldr.
Kelly aka DedicatedWoman is the CEO and Founder of Dedicated Woman, Inc., CMT, and nutritional consultant. Her company offers an array of different products to address women’s top health concerns, such as bone health, immune, metabolism and weight loss. Through her uncommon stance on body image, her products appeal to a wide audience including body and fitness-conscience consumers, consumers of natural, organic, and herbal products, as well as bodybuilders and fitness enthusiasts. With her acquired knowledge and experience, she strives to assist women in achieving a heightened self image by offering a spectrum of natural dietary supplements and wellness tips that help promote a healthy lifestyle. You can follow Kelly at @dedicatedwoman.
Dr. Lori Shemek known as @DLSHealthworks is Founder and CEO of DLS HealthWorks where she actively helps her clients create optimum health – at every level of health. She also has successfully implemented Corporate Wellness Programs nationally. Her mission is to integrate lifestyle choices that will eliminate the pain and discontent of an unhealthy lifestyle. She will change your thinking about health, motivate you and as a result, you’ll feel better, look younger and live longer. Lori L. Shemek holds a Doctorate in Psychology, she is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and a Certified Life Coach. Lori is the show host for the Women’s Information Network Online on the Health & Fitness channel. Her show is called “Creating Optimum Health!” Lori is the Co-Author of the book “A Practical Guide On Aging Parents And Nutrition” Lori was named one of the “Top Ten Health Experts On Twitter” by Medicine and Technology Magazine.