Meet Our Contributors:
MS, PT, & Founder and Editor of DIY Active (an Always Active Athletics LLC subsidy)
Fitness has always been a huge part of my life – hence me being a personal trainer and founder of this site. That being said, science was really my first calling! I graduated from University of Florida with an M.S. I take all of that writing experience and bring it directly to our articles and fitness routines. I won’t just tell you if something works, I will provide the science on why it works!
I started DIY Active (formerly Always Active Athletics) to provide as much free information to allow everyone to have the ability to get healthy and fit right at home! We must be doing something right because we’ve had the chance to appear in SHAPE, American Fitness, TRAIN Magazine, RedBookMag, Muscle & Strength, SheKnows, and many other awesome publications!
Today in our modern hectic world, everyone is short on time! To combat this, we try to make weight loss planning as easy as logging onto your computer and getting a quick at-home workout you can do in 15 minutes! If you want to stay up-to-date make sure to check us out on Facebook!
Jennifer Cohen Katz
Registered Nutritionist & Founder of FreshBalanceNutrition.com
Is a registered dietitian/ nutritionist certified in professional culinary arts. She works with those who desire to be energetic, vital, and strong by balancing their hormones naturally through nutrition. Her specialty is teaching you how to eat so that your body can naturally detoxify itself and balance the many hormones necessary to allow you to relax and feel comfortable in your own body.
She believes that each person needs to be a partner in their own health care. Optimal nutrition is the place to begin before visiting the doctor, taking medication, or even before starting an exercise program.
“I’ve always enjoyed being active, cooking, and eating! This lead me to study nutrition and culinary arts. I’m my own guinea pig when it comes to health biohacking. By this I mean identifying the nutrients that will allow your body to perform optimally during your workout, during your presentation at work, or during your daily battle to avoid inflammation and disease. I love showing clients how to incorporate the foods that contain these power nutrients into fueling smoothies, colorful salads, and powerhouse meals to enjoy while nourishing and supporting the metabolic processes going on in their bodies.”
You can learn more about Jennifer’s work and check out her favorite whole food recipes at FreshBalanceNutrition.com
Founder of Fit Approach, CEO & founder of SweatGuru
Jamie King is the founder of Fit Approach, an online community of fitness bloggers and home of the Sweat Pink community as well as CEO and founder of SweatGuru, an online fitness marketplace. She is also the creator and founder of Glider Yoga, a popular glider disc yoga workout. Jamie is a professional hustler, social media addict, branding and marketing specialist, and all around fitness nut. She is a competitive ultra-marathoner, Glider Yoga instructor and Master Trainer, and RYT200 yoga instructor.
Founder of The Drifter Collective
Kacey Mya Bradley is a lifestyle blogger for “The Drifter Collective.” Throughout her life, she has found excitement in the world around her. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations, cultures, and styles, while communicating these endeavors through her passion for writing and expression. Her love for the world around her is portrayed through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Follow her on Twitter and Pinterest.
The Drifter Collective: An eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us.
MS, CSCS, USAW, President & CEO of Lisa Reed Fitness, LLC
Lisa is a world-renowned fitness expert, trainer, educator and motivator. She is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), United States Weightlifting Association (USAW) and the owner of Lisa Reed Fitness. LLC an in-home personal training, boot camp, group training, weight loss and nutrition company. Lisa is the fitness expert for ABC 7 and News Channel 8 in D.C., and regularly appears on TV and radio programs such as WMAL, WTOP, ESPN radio, Sports Talk Live with Glenn Harris, Let’s Talk Live, and the Pet Show with Dr. Katy. She is the fitness expert for AARP, Livestrong.com and most recently became a Perform Better Summit Team Speaker presenting her unique motivational strategies to other fitness professionals.
Lisa has been featured as an editor, model and athlete in Muscle and Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, Oxygen, and Flex magazines. She has trained hundreds of elite and professional athletes through her coaching positions. She was the first female strength and conditioning coach at the United States Naval Academy, and she served as the strength and conditioning coordinator at the University of Florida. Most notably, she worked as the personal trainer/performance coach for tennis icon Monica Seles, cooking and preparing nutrition and fitness that helped her excel in her sport, winning five WTA titles. Lisa has also earned top fitness honors herself, including being crowned USA Nationals Fitness Champion in 1999, and earning professional IFBB status, competing at both the IFBB Fitness Olympia and Arnold Classic. Her 7 minute high intensity circuit training DVD is available and for more information to get Reed-iculously Fit, go to www.lisareedfitness.com
Change Your MIND. Change Your BODY. Change Your LIFE.
Dr. Scott Schreiber
Doctor & Founder of www.DrScottSchreiber.com
Dr. Schreiber completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Delaware, earning a bachelor of science in dietetics with a minor in biology. He continued his education at the University of Bridgeport in Bridgeport, CT, earning his doctorate of chiropractic and master’s degree in human nutrition. Dr. Schreiber is also double board certified in rehabilitation and clinical nutrition, blending the two when needed to get the best results in the quickest amount of time.
In addition, Dr. Schreiber has spent thousands of hours in post-doctoral training including acupuncture, the McKenzie method, kinesiotaping, spider tech tape, rock tape, functional movement screen, post-surgical rehabilitation, and nutrition. These additional specialty certifications complement his board certifications, giving a unique approach to patient care – second to none.
Dr. Schreiber looks at each patient uniquely; no two patients have the same treatment plan. He believes in one-on-one care so that patients can get the best results. Using this holistic approach to care, he is able to comfortably treat patients from infants to 98 years of age, not only eliminating pain, but preventing re-occurrences. When seeing Dr. Schreiber, you can be assured that he is putting you first. You will find flexible appointments, a personable and friendly atmosphere, and a caring doctor to take care of your needs.
In addition to his chiropractic practice, Dr. Schreiber is a licensed dietitian/nutritionist and a certified nutrition specialist. He is comfortable treating a wide variety of conditions, not solely musculoskeletal. His nutrition practice specializes in healthy lifestyle changes so that you can feel and look your best. He uses a functional medicine approach that utilizes conventional and complementary lab testing to monitor your treatment.
Dr. Schreiber is a member of the American Chiropractic Association and is on the board of the American Chiropractic Association Rehabilitation Council as the research coordinator and also as marketing coordinator. He is the past vice-president of the Delaware Chiropractic Society and was voted Delaware’s chiropractor of the year.
Dr. Schreiber is frequently asked to contribute or guest write on many topics related to health. He has been featured online and in print for many media outlets, such as the Huffington Post, The Active Times, DIYactive.com, WebMD.com, Zliving.com, HealthCoast.com, Chiroeco.com, GoWellPath.com, Prevention, Zliving, Healthline, TheDailyMeal, SheKnows, ThrilList.com, Bustle.com, Care2.com and HoneyColony.com.
Dr. Schreiber can be contacted via his website www.DrScottSchreiber.com.
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