Making RVA the Healthiest Region in the Country
"We currently have millions of sedentary and obese children who will turn into unhealthy adolescents and then develop any number of expensive to treat chronic diseases earlier in adulthood, who we'll manage to keep alive for many years through modern medicine. If we don't implement more effective chronic disease prevention, it's going to bust the bank (and let's not forget all the unessary personal suffering)!"
Past Business Experience
Spent over two decades converting school buses into mobile gyms that traveled to child care centers providing gymnastic based health and fitness classes to enrolled children. At its peak, Life for Kids was operating successful, company owned gym bus operations in central Virginia, northern Virginia, southern Maryland, and licensed operations in St. Louis, Mo. and Shreveport, La.
In conjunction with the Virginia Biotechnical Research Park, Life for Kids developed the Physical Activity Reward System - P.A.R.S. - a software system that rewards healthy activity and can safely turn off the flow of electricity to designated TVs and video consoles in the home, requiring children and teens to collect and bank physically activity time to turn them back on.
Founder and CEO (Chief Education Officer) - NewWayFitness LLC
CIO (Chief Instigating Officer) - The Coalition for Rewarding Family Fitness
Board Member: Dale Austin - CFO - Patient First
Dr. Ted Abernathy - MD - Pediatrician
Joseph Crowley - PHD - Clinical Psychology
Board Member - The Coalition for Active Children (COACH), a 503 c 3 located in Chesterfield County, Virginia