'If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.' - African Proverb
Come with us! Enjoy fitness demonstrations, cooking demos, expert discussion panels & dance classes at Urban Health Expo!
Check out your All-Star line up below, and be sure to RSVP to their class sessions
CEO, SW&G™ Essentials & Product Inventor
Ten years ago, Houston native, Lydia Evans found herself developing the perfect solution to her eczema: her very own products. What began as a passion and necessity quickly blossomed into an award-winning skin care brand named “12 Coolest Gift for Travelers” and “Best 25 Gifts for Fathers” by FORBES Magazine. Evans earned her B.A. in Advertising/Public Relations from the University of Houston followed by her license in Esthetics from the...more
Founder and Director of Performance for Helix Elite Performance
Bruce Allen Johnson, Founder and Director of Performance for Helix Elite Performance, is well known in Austin, TX for the results in strength and conditioning he provides for his clients. Whether it’s Sanya Richards-Ross (2012 Olympic Gold Medalist), Michael Tinsley (2012 Olympic Silver Medalist), All-Pro’s Jamaal Charles and Michael Griffin, or Super Bowl Champions like Aaron Ross (2x), the Helix Elite Performance brand delivers...more
Author, Playwright, Actor, Executive Director and Founder of Whats in the Mirror
Tarik Daniels is an Author,Playwright,Actor and Executive Director and Founder of Whats in the mirror?, a social movement that provides Suicide Prevention and Mental Health Awareness through art and advocacy to people of color. He has written three plays, Rose University, The Counseling Session and STIGMA, which the latter two were co-produced by the City of Austin. He also has written his first book, No Bonds So...more
Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Dr. Queeneth Jones is a Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who works in the greater Dallas area serving two vulnerable populations: indigent people and veterans. Dr. Jones received her first undergraduate degree in Psychology and Minority Relations from Kansas State University in 2005 where she also competed as a Division 1 track and field athlete. Between rigorous course study, qualifying for the Big 12 conference, NCAA...more
Born: Brooklyn New York
College: Indiana University
Professional Accomplishments: NFL, CFL, AFL, BMG Model, Business Owner (I Challenge Consulting)
My name is (Jah)keen Gilmore. I am a former Professional athlete. I founded my fitness business in 2012. The name of my organization is called IChallenge Performance training. The name ichallenge represents (Belief (faith in something you desire or dream of; Performance: the...more
4-time Olympic Gold Track Medalist
Long-ranked the world’s best 400m runner, Sanya Richards-Ross brought home her first 400m Olympic gold in 2012. In 2009 Richards-Ross finally won the world title that had been eluding her for her entire career. At the 2012 U.S. Trials she tied the Trials record of 49.28 set by Chandra Cheeseborough in 1984. She has been an imperative leader on the four-time World Championship and three-time Olympic gold medal 4x400m team. Considered one of...more
City Council Member, District 1
Council Member Ora Houston, daughter of O.H. Elliott and Thelma M. Elliott, was born in Rome, GA., and has lived in east Austin for most of her life. She attended Blackshear Elementary School, Kealing Jr. High School, the 'old' L.C. Anderson High School, and received her Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology from Huston-Tillotson University—all in Austin’s newly-defined District 1.
Houston’s father graduated from the University...more
Associate Dean for Health Disparities, Dell Medical School Director of Community Health Programs & Professor, Huston-Tillotson University Director of Health Disparities Policy & Research, ATCIC
Dr. William Lawson is the Associate Dean of Health Disparities, Dell Medical School, Director of Community Health Programs and Professor, Huston-Tillotson University and the Director of Health Disparities Policy and Research at Austin Travis County Integral Care (ATCIC) as well as the University of Texas at Austin’s Institutional representative for the Health Disparities Education, Awareness, Research and Training (HDEART) Consortium. He...more
Director of City of Austin Health & Human Services Dept.
Shannon Jones, III was appointed Director of Austin Public Health on April 6, 2015.
He had served as Deputy Director since August 1, 2011, where he oversaw the operations of the Divisions of Human Services, Medical Director, Administration Services, and Public Health and Community Services. He served as Acting Director from February 1 to August 1, 2011. He has been with the department since 1999.
In January of 2011, Mr. Jones was...more
Owner, Pure Barre Austin & CEO, Moderna Muse
For over 6 years, Rashanna Moss has expanded Austin’s fitness market by leading the barre industry. Rashanna opened the first barre studio in the city and now owns 3 Pure Barre locations. Her team is comprised of a strong group of women that is involved in the local community. Outside of Pure Barre, Rashanna chairs the programs committee of the Andy Roddick Foundation, and she recently started Moderna Muse, a resource hub for inspiration,...more
CSCC Board of Director Executive
Coach Jeff Madden has 30+ years of experience as a strength and conditioning professional. Coach Madden was a high school All-American and an All-Star Football Player at Vanderbilt University before playing professional football. Coach Madden has had a very successful career while coaching at great institutions: University of North Carolina; Colorado; Cincinnati; Rice University; and now the University of Texas. Coach Madden has held the...more
CEO/ Founding Artistic Director
China Smith performer, director, teacher, producer, and now, Founding Director of Ballet Afrique and East Austin Performing ,raised in East Austin herself, as well as teaching dance for over eight years in East Austin schools and performing arts programs. China found limited opportunities for exposure to African American art, which she felt was crucial to the self empowerment of her young predominantly African American students. With strong...more
Health Educator- Planned Parenthood
Helen Schafer has been a health educator with Planned Parenthood since September 2014. Before joining the Planned Parenthood team, she was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Nicaragua, where she worked in HIV and adolescent pregnancy prevention. She attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, where she received a BS in kinesiology and a minor in nutrition. She is passionate about improving the health outcomes by empowering individuals...more
CPT, Owner/Founder of BodyByNa, Public Speaker
Naomi Onyebuchi, is a personal trainer, entrepreneur and Huston-Tillotson University alum. Naomi is the owner of BodyByNa and Creator of the Warriors Workout. Naomi is a first generation Nigerian-American who has been making her mark in the fitness industry through classes, workshops and fitness demonstrations for over 14 years. She recently started connecting with local and national fitness enthusiasts/celebrities and began hosting unique...more
Huston-Tillotson University, Track All-Star
Huston Tillotson University
Sprinter:100m 200m and 400m also 4x100relay and 4x400relay
Graduating Senior: Major in sociology
Ernest Smith is from Fort Worth, Texas, He has been in the honors society all four years at Huston Tillotson University.He has also received the Champion of Characters award in Track and Field, one of the highest awards. He plans on going to grad school to become a counselor. He is a member of the...more
Personal Trainer - Camp Gladiators
Its not about being skinny
Its about being Healthy
DISCIPLINE not DESIRE Determines your DESTINY
To Always Honor God by
encouraging my community through motivational talks and offerings in health and fitness
MY CAREER and EDUCATION
NASM certified personal trainer studying to complete Master Trainer certification
30 years in state government...more
Huston-Tillotson University, Track All-Star
Chika Okwor, a sophomore at Huston-Tillotson University with a 4.0 GPA, majoring in petroleum/civil engineering with a minor in math. She was born and raised in Nigeria. She moved to the United States 3 years ago, where she attended and graduated from Jarrell High School, Jarrell, Tx. She is a student athlete, she does track and field for Huston-Tillotson University and she does 8 different events in track which include the 200, 800, 100m...more
Founder of Factory Sports Performance Training, UT Football Alumni
Originally from Houston, TX. Jeremy attended the University Of Texas at Austin on a athletic scholarship and played running back for the Longhorns from 2008-2012. He graduated with a B.S in Kinesology and Health. Jeremy founded The Factory Sports Performance Training in 2015 to pursue his dream of training the best athletes in the nation and having them at their peak performance year in and year out. Quickly rising in the ranks Jeremy now...more
Two Steps Ahead Learning Center and Nina Sarahphina have partnered up to create Phit Food for Kids (PFFK). PFFK is a kid’s food service that promotes strong, healthy bodies for growing children, through food knowledge and PHIT KIDS menus.
Our ingredients are ALWAYS:
Made from scratch
Our ingredients are NEVER:
Made with preservatives
Heart Survivor & Community Activist
Jameila "Meme" Styles is the visionary behind Measure Austin, Vice President of Black Pflugerville, Director of Miss Juneteenth, 2016 Austin Police Chief’s Award of Excellence recipient, Austin 40 under 40 Finalist, and Chairwoman of African TV5 (AFTV5).
Mrs. Styles holds a Bachelor's of Science in Communications, completing a Masters Of Public Administration at American Military University and is certified in Performance Measurement...more
Trauma-informed Yoga Instructor
Courtney Bailey works as a research coordinator for the Health Disparities Team for Dell Medical School. Her interests in health disparities are a result of her upbringing and experiences in communities where social inequalities, health disparities and economic hardships were regular occurrences. She offers trauma-informed yoga classes to underserved communities across...more
Gil Hunt of “Chef Gil's Catering" is a native of East Austin. He discovered his love for cooking as a young boy from his Big Mama and Aunt May. Hunt graduated from Del Valle High School in 2002. Upon graduating, he was highly encouraged by his family to pursue culinary arts and to challenge himself in what he believed was his calling in life. Hunt accepted the challenge and with hard work and dedication he eventually graduated from Le...more
An energetic and fun Zumba(R) Instructor who is passionate about sharing her love of this Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning, dance-fitness craze. She feels there is something so surreal about dancing your calories away! Shari is most excited about making a positive impact on someone's life through the beat of the music. Follow Shari's Facebook page, Zumba Fitness with Shari, and join the Zumba movement. Come and lose yourself...more
Melanie Holst-Collins is a Conscious Lifestyle Expert, Certified Yoga Teacher and Founder of Grow Your Lovespace, a movement and platform to inspire, motivate, challenge and empower men and women to live life, awake. Through Yoga, one on one and group coaching/programs and positive, uplifting content, this Howard University alumna spreads light and insight to shift her generation towards living present, insightful, mindful, conscious...more
Founder of Body Bloom ATX / Dance Instructor
Lily Shepard is an energetic dance and fitness professional with over 12 years of experience. She is an AFAA certified group fitness instructor and holds a bachelors degree in dance from S.U.N.Y Brockport. Lily spent the last 11 years in Las Vegas where she danced alongside Beyoncé at the Billboard Awards, was a cast member of the Legends Alive and Dream King shows and was lead dancer/assistant choreographer for the Bang Bang Bombshells...more
Professional Dance Instructor
Chi Chi Randolph has an extensive background in music videos, film, and live stage performance as a professional dancer, choreographer, and creative director. She honed her skills with best in New York City and later continued to cultivate her talents in Atlanta , GA. Her film and television credits include appearances on ABC, CBS,MTV, and Sony/Rainforest films. Chi Chi has worked with some of Hip Hop and R&B's hottest artists such as...more
Chris Haywood is the owner of Injoy Kitchen meal preps. After seven years as a personal trainer and strength and conditioning coach, Chris saw the real culprit keeping people from achieving optimum health was their diet. Because health is the foundation of all success, Injoy Kitchen was created to help the busy professionals be successful by first ensuring they eat properly. Since 2013, Injoy has prepared meals for hundreds of state...more
Black Girls Run! Austin - Ambassador
I'm originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. I've been in Austin 17 years. I have 2 beautiful daughters 15 & 25 and a handsome grandson 4years old.
I have always been active in my younger years but started getting more active when my oldest daughter was diagnosed with cancer at 10 years old. It was an eye opener for me because I had to be healthy in order to keep her healthy. Now that she is cancer free my goal is to encourage others...more
Black Girls Run! Austin
I am a 33 year old married mother of two, living and working in the Austin area. I recently became an ambassador for Black Girls Run! and I am making daily strides toward personal and physical maturity.
5 years ago I had a 16 month old son and an infant daughter and my husband and I decided to take a trip to Playa del Carmen, Mexico. The entire trip I was unhappy—I didn’t like the hike through the ruins, I didn’t want to hang out on the...more
Black Girls Run! Austin - Regional Rep
Giftie Thompson is a 5 time Full 26.2 marathon finisher and fitness enthusiast. She is currently training for her 6th and 7th marathon and has run many half marathons along with other races. She is a pace coach for the Round Rock Fit Marathon Training group, one of the three ambassadors for Black Girls Run! in Austin and a tight end for the Austin Raiders Women’s Football group. Giftie knows what it’s like to work hard, to struggle, but also...more
WHO WE ARE –
A health and wellness organization with a mind, body, spirit focus; delivering corporate exercise programs, wellness programs and community philanthropy through direct services and/or our 501(c)(3) non- profit foundation.
WHAT WE DO –
1. Provide corporate and community health, wellness and exercise programs for youth, adults and seniors in studio and in remote...more
OB/GYN Lone Star Circle of Care
Dr. Tara has the pleasure of taking care of women through all aspects of their lives. She has been a practicing obstetrician/gynecologist since 2005. Has been at Lone Star Circle of Care since 2007. It has been her passion to take of patients with limited health and financial resources. She loves building long lasting relationships with her patients.
She has very easy going spirit, which makes it easy for her patients to open up...more
CEO, Lone Star Circle of Care
Rhonda Mundhenk, J.D., MPH, is the Chief Executive Officer for Lone Star Circle of Care (LSCC), one of the leading Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) in Central Texas. LSCC has seventeen clinic sites throughout five counties known for its clinical excellence and innovation.
Rhonda brings 20 years of healthcare and legal experience to LSCC. As CEO, Rhonda provides medical leadership to over 104 providers,...more
Owner Kenya Rynea Salon
MOST REQUESTED IN SALON- 2010 & 2011
HOUSTON'S BEST NATURAL HAIRSTYLIST -W Magazine 2013
NOMINATED AUSTIN MONTHLY BEST OF CITY: BLOWOUT, HAIR COLOR, KID'S HAIRCUT, SALON, WOMEN'S HAIRCUT - AUSTIN MONTHLY, 2014
OUTSTANDING WORK IN COMMUNITY & BUSINESS - WHO'S WHO AWARD, 2016
FACE OF SOLA SALONS - 2016
These are just a few of the accolades Kenya Rynea, one of the beauty industry's most passionate stylists...more