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    Leslie Hoffman, Executive Director

    Posted on March 11, 2013 by in Experts

     In her public persona, Executive Director Leslie Hoffman is recognized as the top T.V. fitness “guru” in the south/central U.S. as the Producer/Host of her Silver Telly, national award winning show, “GET FIT WITH LESLIE”, which is now into its 15th year. Yet, it is her multiple, creative successes as a business owner for 25 years that really stand out. Leslie is President and Owner of Certain Image, Inc., a full service marketing and advertising agency developing ad campaigns, along with media planning, graphic design, TV and Radio production, jingle production. etc., as well as her full service company, Leslie Hoffman Productions LLC. As such, Leslie has produced over 400 television shows, and over 200 radio shows associated with the medical, health and fitness fields. She has a unique passion for fitness, an understanding of how to relate to viewers, as well as the skills and business acumen to create top quality productions. [Continue Reading …]

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  • Mackie Shilstone

    Posted on October 22, 2013 by in Experts

    Mackie Shilstone is one of America’s most influential sports performance managers. His expertise has played a pivotal role in the success and longevity of a multitude of world-class athletes. More than 3,000 professional athletes over the past 30 years have turned to Mackie to give them the body, the drive, the stamina and the performance they need to win. In addition to working with Serena Williams, Mackie has also worked with both Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones, Jr. Due to his work with Hopkins, Jones and other boxers, KO Magazine voted him among the top 50 most influential people in the history of boxing. Baseball Hall-of-Famer Ozzie Smith even wrote Mackie into his induction speech, as he felt the partnership earned him an additional 11 outstanding years. With a Master of Arts degree and Master of Business Administration, Mackie currently directs The Fitness Principle with Mackie Shilstone at East Jefferson General Hospital in New Orleans. Additionally, Mackie [Continue Reading …]

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    Bridget Cordes, Head Choreographer

    Posted on September 4, 2013 by in Experts

    Former New Orleans Hornet Honeybee and dancer at the Arena Football League Arena Bowl, Bridget Cordes brings her dance, tumble and cheer instruction experience to Get Fit Kids Corner.  As head choreographer, Bridget will work with our fitness leaders and in our workshops to ensure fun and energetic routines sure to get kids up out of their seats and onto the floor to get moving! [Continue Reading …]

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    Dr. Irene Sebastian

    Posted on April 8, 2013 by in Experts, Uncategorized

    Like many others, her introduction to alternative medicine came from an effort to find relief from various medical complaints for which she could not find help through conventional medicine.  The improvement in her health from the use of homeopathic medicine was so great that she began to read about this system of medicine.  As her interest in this medical system grew, Dr. Sebastian discovered she wanted to become a homeopathic physician.  This decision required a return to college for pre-med studies, then medical school and residency, before finally fulfilling her dream to become a homeopath.  Dr. Sebastian has now been studying homeopathy for 20 years and continues to be as fascinated as she was when she first experienced its healing powers. Although Dr. Sebastian was able to help many patients through the use of homeopathic medicine, she also came to realize she could not help everyone.  This realization led her to the study of nutrition [Continue Reading …]

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    Danielle Fournet, RD, LDN

    Posted on March 11, 2013 by in Experts

    Born and raised in the New Orleans area, Danielle began her career in dietetics due to her love of food!  She earned her bachelor’s degree from Louisiana State University with a concentration in Nutritional Sciences as well as a minor in Business Administration.  Thereafter, she completed a dietetic internship at the University of Houston and became a registered and licensed dietitian within the state of Louisiana.  She currently maintains membership in the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics as well as the Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group.  She provides practical nutrition counseling targeted toward weight management and chronic disease prevention.  What she loves most about nutrition is teaching individuals how to live healthier and make lifestyle changes while still enjoying the great New Orleans cuisine!       [Continue Reading …]

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