Monday, June 28, 2010

Donna Richardson Joyner Appointed To President’s Council

We’re joining forces with The White House to end the trend of obesity, sorta!

Beachbody’s newest celebrity trainer and Body Gospel® creator, Donna Richardson Joyner has just been appointed to the 2010 President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition! And she is the only cabinet member to be reappointed under two different administrations from two different political parties!

This year, President Obama has broadened the scope of the Council, issuing an Executive Order outlining the new changes.

The Council’s function is to “develop and coordinate a national program to enhance physical activity, fitness, sports participation and good nutrition,” as well as “function as a liaison to relevant State, local and private entities to advise the Secretary (of Health and Human Services).”

“This year we’re expanding the work of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to include not just a focus on active lifestyles, but on healthy eating, too,” First Lady Michelle Obama said. “The Council will play an important role in our effort to help combat childhood obesity in this country and I am grateful to the athletes, chefs, doctors and nutrition experts who are volunteering their time on the Council to help make a difference.”

Needless to say, it’s a great to be able to say one of OUR trainers is on The President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. The President and First Lady’s increased focus on this issue comes at a time when we are gaining serious momentum and continue to build the Coach Network. It won't be long before they see that the real power to end this trend of obesity is in the hands of the people themselves, and that they are now taking control thanks to you Team Beachbody!

Congratulations to Donna on receiving this honor! (That's her in yellow and pink cheering on Michelle Obama as she jumps rope)

And here's to a great launch of Body Gospel as we expand Team Beachbody and introduce efficient weight loss and fitness programs to more people every day!

(See the official press release here: )

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