Special Guest

 

 

You may know her as the WINNER of Food Networks Cut Throat Kitchen Season7 (Ep. 4); but she is passionately know to those who have encountered her amazing  food and bubbly personality as simply Chef Tregaye. Growing up eating her Grandmothers farm fresh cooking; Chef developed her love for the Culinary Arts. With her very unique and creative way of designing masterpieces she became  known nationally for taking everyday foods and turning them into a whimsical cuisine. Being skilled in creating dishes from 24 different countries has afforded  her the opportunity to prepare dishes for the likes of President Barack Obama, The Prince of Saudi Arabia, Actor Carl Anthony Payne, Rapper TI, Celebrity Hairstylist Kim Kimble, Entrepreneur and Reality Star Lisa Nicole Cloud, Uptown Magazines   Urban Net Experience, Atlanta Hawks and Sheen Magazine just to name a few.

 

Currently, Chef Tregaye is traveling worldwide gracing kitchens all over with her whimsical cuisine while offering personal in home chef services and cooking classes. When in her  hometown of Atlanta, Ga she makes frequent guest appearances in the Sun Dial Restaurant, one of Atlanta’s premier high end restaurants. Chef prides herself on creating new masterpieces weather it's a gluten free menu, culturally infused menus, your everyday favorite dish or embracing a new lifestyle of eating healthy and clean. 

Chef Tregaye Fraser

 “The Perfectionist”

 LaWanda

" The Fitness Diva"

Brokenborough

Atlanta Native and fitness fanatic, LaWanda " The Fitness Diva" Brokenborough is the founder &  CEO of Kangoo Club Atlanta and Aerobics Delivered LLC. She is the first instructor in Atlanta to recieve liscensing from  Kangoo Jumps. She is a marathoner, trainer,                        choreographer, and group fitness & dance  instructor who has 14 years of full time experience in the industry.

 

She has taught over 12,000 group fitness classes  and also conducts weight loss support groups & engages in public speaking in regards to health and fitness. She holds certifications from Kangoo Jumps, YogaFit, AFAA,Schwinn, ZUMBA, Latin Cardio,  ZUMBA Toning, Silver Sneakers, SCW Pilates, SCW water aerobics, Kashi Yoga, and Turbo Kick.She works with the general  fitness population as well as children,seniors,and the overweight. Earlier this year,she was one of the presenters at the Ultimate Womens Expo.

 

She was selected by ZUMBA Fitness Inc. to be a presenter at the 2010 Curves Fitness Convention. She  has led Zumba classes and weight loss lectures at several of The World Natural Hair and Beauty shows in College Park GA. She was also selected twice to lead a team of 90+ ZUMBA instructors at the Atlanta Hawks half time show. She was one of 8 speakers at the People You Need To know Magazine's Helping Women Succeed in America event at Fernbank Museum in 2010. She has weighed as much as 216 lbs and is passionate about teaching others how to reclaim their health by working out and changing their eating habits. Her future  goals include competing in a body building show and a salsa dance competition.

DaShaun “Guru of Abs" Johnson

 

 

DaShaun is what most would consider to be a walking statue of what fitness looks like. His impeccable physique is to die for. He captivates you with his knowledge and expertise on how you too can look and feel good, on all levels of life. Johnson can’t be compared to your average fly-by-night Personal Trainer. His leverage and skill set measures him as royalty. Johnson has been acknowledged by many as the BEST abdominal expert and  motivating trainer that there is today.

 

 

Johnson has been a fitness trainer for over 5 years and has dedicated himself to the health and fitness of others. Johnson has expertise in fitness programs such as strength training, weight loss, cardiovascular conditioning, postural exercises, core stabilization, balance work and flexibility  programs. His mission is to encompass all the components of fitness and abdominal training by providing an Innovative, Invigorating and Invasive experience for the  average fitness enthusiast. He utilizes a variety of techniques to engage and incorporate the entire body.

 

 

His familiarity with diverse forms of exercises used to improve, maintain and/or optimize health related components of physical fitness and  performance is what distinguishes him as a key player in Health and Fitness. Johnson further embraces his clients by providing appropriate exercise recommendations that assist in leading and demonstrating safe and effective methods of exercise. He states, “The key component to being in shape is having healthy behaviors”.

 

 

 

Bo Talley 

Bo Talley is the mother of four, wife of professional basketball coach Fred Williams, an entrepreneur, event host, philanthropist, and fitness motivator. In addition to  these many hats, Bo serves as a motivation to many people,  especially after her age-defying photo went viral and made international headlines. Utilizing her new social platform, Talley shares tips on health and fitness plus words of encouragement to over 60,000 Instagram followers. A young physique and beautiful grey mane paired with her captivating spirit and heart always draws attention to inspire. With an amazing attitude and strong personality, Bo Talley's outlook on life simply defines living.

 

 Recently, she was honored by (WILDE) Women In Leadership Development Empowerment as fitness woman of the year. Honored by Phat Girl Fresh for outstanding support and leadership of full figured models leading a healthy lifestyle and participated in River County’s Health and Wellness expo. In 2005, she formed Blaq Pearl Entertainment Company with a vision to promote and plan the most exclusive events in the Southeast region. From film directors and actors to professional athletes and recording artist, her client roster includes names such as Comedian Pierre Edwards (Baps), DJ Benny Demus (Akon’s DJ), NFL and WNBA players. Always seeking opportunities to give back and serve her community Bo Talley has always had the heart of giving back and serving her community.

 

As a child, she was always told that it's better to give than to receive, so in early 2007, she and her children decided to start a nonprofit organization called Take the Time Foundation. The Take the Time Foundation’s mission is to do just that, take the time for others less fortunate. Although Bo Talley did not grow up with a silver spoon in her mouth, her grandmother and mother always managed to keep food on the table, clothes on her back and roof over her head. Bo Talley's life experiences have made her the woman she is today. She is definitely a woman of self- determination, strength, and willpower. A woman who has weathered the storm, a woman of greatness that does what it takes to get the job done in work, life, love, and happiness.

 

Frank Adams

 

 Frank Adams is the owner of Xcelerate Sports Development.  Originally from  Gastonia, North Carolina, Frank was a standout athlete in football and track  throughout High School and College. Frank ended a stellar college career with a free agent opportunity from the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he spent a year.

 

 

He  finished his professional career with a stint in Canada as part of the Toronto Argonauts and then with the former Connecticut Coyotes of the Arena Football League. As a personal trainer, his fitness philosophy is to assist his clients in reaching their goals, whether fitness or health by helping them find themselves  on a deeper level and motivate their inner strength.

 

He takes all his clients  results personally and will push them to reach their fullest potential.  Along with over 15 years of training experience, he brings drive, knowledge and motivation to be the best to the table in every training session.

 

Tissilli Rogers

Tissilli Rogers has dedicated her life to the betterment of others, utilizing her acquired knowledge and years of experience to empower hundreds. She is a walking monument of success, devoted to the advancement of mental and physical health on a global scale. After successfully branding TissFit, a marketable platform encouraging fitness and nutritional eating, Rogers has garnered a following equal to that of a small corporation. The TissFit brand reaches over half a million fans, supporters, and contributors  through social media alone. As her numbers continue to grow in devotees,Rogers’s credibility within the fitness community reaches astronomical levels.                                              

She has been approached by competing companies to market their product given the influence she has developed across several demographics. But Rogers is determined to acquire a level of success on her own accord, while maintaining the original vision and key values she began with. Tissilli Rogers believes in complete transformation; a  transformation that requires more than a nutritional guide and a workout regimen. Her idea of a revolutionary makeover requires a full understanding of self, an understanding of future self, and a complete conceptualization of mental and spiritual awareness. She is not only concerned about the exterior, but the self-esteem and mental stability of each of her clients, financial partners, comrades, and associates. Tissilli Rogers aims to transform the lives of those wanting to discover new ways of living. She specifically caters to underserved persons who are unable to grasp the idea of change due to lack of education, preparation, financial stability and/or guidance.

 

Rogers owes much of her success to her athletic accomplishments during her adolescent years. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, she ran competitively for Marietta High School. During her ninth grade year she held the title for fastest-ever ninth grade female. This victory alone established a level of confidence within Tissilli that would propel her to reach both athletic and academic heights. After graduating from Marietta High she would continue her scholastic journey at the University of Alabama on a full athletic scholarship. She worked diligently to attain her Associates of Arts in Education and in 2006, she received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Minor in Sociology from Jacksonville, University. Immediately following her collegiate graduation Tissilli traveled to Clermont, Florida. Her decision to relocate was not in hopes of a fulfilling vacation. Underneath the Florida sun she trained full time as a USA Track and Field Olympic hopeful alongside gold medalist Dennis Mitchell. She trained for two years to compete in the 2008 Olympic trials while simultaneously working as a personal trainer.

 

Her dream of entering into the 2008 Olympics was derailed after a debilitating hamstring injury. Tissilli admits that with rehabilitation she could have continued to compete as planned. But the occurrence of her injury allowed her to view her life from a different perspective. Her sole purpose was not to be an Olympic runner, but to use her athletic ability to change the world around her. 

 

Jessica Laine

Jessica Laine is a female amateur boxer, fully committed to the sport of Women’s Boxing.  Training for the 2016 World Olympics, she has dedicated her life to training, sparring matches, and becoming the best that she can be. Jessica recently graduated Cum Lade from Spelman College with a Bachelors of Arts in English and Women’s Studies, with a concentration in Communications.  As a student, she accomplished a 3.6 GPA and had a full Dean’s scholarship, one of the highest honors a student can achieve at Spelman.  A Spelman education requires the highest standards of excellence and inspires passionate, goal-oriented, responsible, respectful, compassionate, gifted, humane, and socially conscious women to take action to positively impact the world; as a student she has done all that she can to uphold these standards. 

 

With aspirations to compete in the Olympics, she has placed graduate school on hold, along with her career aspirations to focus on her craft and change the lives of millions through fitness.  Jessica Laine is an accomplished certified personal trainer that is known for shaping lives everywhere.  She first entered the fitness industry when she was a student at Spelman.  She co-taught Women’s Boxing on campus becoming the Student Spotlight for Spelman’s Wellness Center.  During her tenure as a student, Spelman College launched the Wellness Revolution, a revolution desperately needed in the African American community that teaches, “fitness literacy.”  Jessica took an immediate liking to this program and began using her talents to help her peers.  She joined the Wellness Revolution Committee as the Student Ambassador and began incorporating fitness boot camps and group sessions along with her personal training to make a perfect program.  As she began to realize how many lives she touched, her passion only grew. 

 

Currently, Jessica is a certified nutrition, strength, and conditioning specialist along with having a Masters certification with AAAI/ISMA and AAFA Aerobics And Fitness Association of America.  She is a Personal Training Counselor and Fitness Director for LA Fitness, and started her own company, Fight For Your Life, where she teaches the totality of wellness.  Fighting to go to the Olympics, she urges others to not only desire physical health and appearance but to, “fight for their life,” whether it mean spiritual, educational, and mental health as well.  Her campaign slogan is, “What are you fighting for?” She is a strong believer that everyone fights for something whether it be, “Fighting to beat obesity,” “Fighting to beat cancer,” or even “Fighting to be successful.” She is very ambitious in wellness and has implemented various health initiatives within the community in local schools and organizations. 

Outside of boxing and wellness, she has future goals of becoming a television personality so that she can help change the stereotypes around African American woman, and how they are viewed on television.  She interned at a local Atlanta television station, WXIA TV working with11Alive, and is on the board of the Black Women’s Film Network of Atlanta.  She has a strong passion for media and entertainment and has interned with various public relation companies in the past. 

 

            On campus, she worked very closely with the Office of Communications and Public Relations at Spelman, and attended all media relation events.  She also wrote for Inside Spelman, which is widely distributed on campus and nationally to alumnae, parents, families and friends.  Her student life consisted of various membership and leadership positions on campus and in organizations.  She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a student mentor under Spelman’s mentoring program, and a Peer Assistant Leader (PAL) for New Student Orientation.  She was also a member of Granddaughters Club, Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, and Morehouse Business Association, and hold the title of Ms. 1911 for Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.

 

Jessica is also a DJ, studying under the famous DJ Nabs, who has DJayed for Michael Jackson, Kris Kross, and other popular artists, including Da Brat, Ciara, and Ludacris.  I have also worked with In the Lab Productions, learning the details of producing, entertainment, and artist managing.  

Within the community, she is a very strong advocate for service.  She has demonstrated this strong passion for helping others through her generosity of service to the campus and the greater Atlanta metropolitan and surrounding communities.  She volunteered with the Best Buy Helping Hands Foundation helping with projects such as Grandparents Day, Toys for Tots, the annual Job Fair, Open Hands Food and Clothing Pantry, Hoops of Atlanta and the Clayton County Homeless Education Department.  She also volunteered at Springdale Place, a homeless shelter for women and children, and as a mentor through the Making A Wish Foundation. Lastly, she was a Teachers Assistant at Light of the World Day Care Center, and Teacher’s Helper at Atlanta Area School for the Deaf.  Jessica is an overall well rounded, passionate, and dedicated individual that has a bright future and strives to succeed in all that she does.  

 

Brittne Babe

Brittne Babe is a 21-year-old Natural Athlete, full time college student, Figure competitor, Certified Personal Trainer and Herbalife Health and Wellness Coach.She is known all over the media for her incredible strength as a female. She labels her style of training as Calisthenics, Strength & Conditioning, Body Weight. Brittne has always believed that she can do just about anything any guy can do. Which has helped develop her "winning" personality.

 

She began her training nearly 10 years ago in middle school.  She was a cross-country athlete and most recently track and field college athlete. Her races included the 200m, 4x200m, 400m and 4x400m. Brittne's ability to sprint at high speeds caught the attention of a number of college scouts, however after much consideration she decided to stay local and pursue her college degree at MSU where she ran for their track team her freshman year. 

 

In September of 2013, Brittne began to help online clients with workout tips, meal plans and motivation through her online account on Instagram (@BrittneBabe).  She realized that this was something she truly enjoyed and was excited to know she was making a huge impact on so many. While helping her clients transform their lives, she decided to take her body to the next level and entered her first Natural Body Building competition, April of 2014. With much success with her transformation, she has decided to pursue larger competitions and was invited to the 2014 Worlds Natural Body Building DFAC competition which she graciously accepted. Brittne is positive, motivating and determined to help as many people as she can live a healthy and fit lifestyle!

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