'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


Founder and Owner of LoveTress Hair Studio

Kennessia Peterson, is an Austin native and a licensed hairstylist for a little over 7yrs. Her focus is on healthy hair care and protective styling while also educating her clients on the maintenance of their hair. A firm believer in team work makes the dream work which creates healthy, sustainable hair results.


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...

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KTX Fitness | Atlanta's Step + Spin Phenomenon

Owner of KTX Fitness, known world wide for his intense hip-hop cycling and step classes, that went viral on the internet!

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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...

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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...


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...


Personal Trainer - Camp Gladiators


Its not about being skinny

Its about being Healthy




To Always Honor God by

encouraging my community through motivational talks and offerings in health and fitness


NASM certified personal trainer studying to complete Master Trainer certification

30 years in state government...


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...

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Culinary Chef

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...


Zumba Instructor

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...

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Yoga Instructor

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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,...