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Cedric X. Bryant, PhD

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7 Ways We All Can Bridge the Gap

June 15, 2017

Over the course of writing this column, I’ve had the opportunity to interview 60-plus experts from a variety of fields, including medicine, nutrition, exercise science, fitness and psychology. In this, the final installment of the series, I highlight major themes and key insights that professionals across the healthcare continuum use to help clients bridge their personal gaps and challenges.

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Physical Literacy Is a Journey, Not a Destination

May 19, 2017

Steve Boyle is the CEO of the National Association of Physical Literacy (NAPL) and principal/founder of 2-4-1 Sports, a national organization that teaches children physical literacy using sports sampling through camps, clinics and school-based programming. Recently recognized by the Aspen Institute’s Sports & Society Program as one of eight model programs in the United States in the original Project Play report, 2-4-1 Sports embodies its motto, Life’s 2 Short 4 Just 1 Sport

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A Team Approach to Wellness

April 19, 2017

Lisa Dougherty is the founder of the Medical Fitness Network (MFN). This mostly volunteer‐driven project is supported by more than 100 national businesses. Dougherty's vision is to improve the quality of lives of many millions of people by connecting them with fitness and allied health professionals who have a background in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of chronic diseases, medical conditions and disabilities, as well as in the management of women's health issues, including prenatal and postpartum care.

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The Best of Times Are Yet to Come

March 21, 2017

Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon helped to revolutionize the fitness industry when he and Dave Mortensen co-founded the juggernaut brand in 2002. Now massive in scale and influence, Anytime's success grew by focusing on a model of smaller neighborhood gyms that emphasized convenience, affordability, quality equipment and personable service in friendly, nonintimidating facilities.

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The Power of Mindset

February 15, 2017

Alexis Batrakoulis, MS, CSCS, RCPT*E, ACSM–CPT, EP–C and ACE Certified Health Coach, has been involved in the fitness industry since 1995 and currently works as an educator, speaker, author, technical expert and exercise for health specialist throughout Greece and worldwide. He is the personal training education director at the Greek Athletic & Fitness Training School (GRAFTS), which is an accredited vocational training provider and the national leader in fitness certifications in Greece.

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To Help Clients Succeed, Keep Change Simple

January 19, 2017

Samuel L. Berry, MS, is a Master Trainer for the American Council on Exercise and for Functional Movement Systems. He serves a wide range of clients and athletes aged 11—81 who are working toward a variety of objectives. In addition to his roles as a trainer and educator, he has contributed to publications for Harvard Medical School, Encyclopedia of Sports Medicine, and prominent peer–reviewed publications such as The Journal of Pediatrics.

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Improving Health Behaviors

December 13, 2016

Laura DeFina, MD, FACP, is president and CEO of The Cooper Institute®, as well as its chief science officer. After practicing general internal medicine and geriatrics, she joined The Cooper Institute in 2009 to pursue her interests in prevention and research related to healthy aging. Since then, she has authored manuscripts on, among other topics, brain health, healthy aging, depression, cardiorespiratory fitness and injury in physically active women.

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One Size Does Not Fit All

October 26, 2016

Dan Kleckner is the co–owner of Kutting Edge Fitness in Kirkland, Washington. He has a bachelor's degree in applied health science from Montana Tech of the University of Montana and is a certified exercise physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine. He is also a Level 2 Titleist Performance Institute Golf Fitness Professional. He has been a fitness coach for the past 10 years and has been mentored by some of the top fitness business professionals and golf fitness professionals in the country.

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Lifestyle Medicine Is a Team Sport

September 20, 2016

Elizabeth (Liz) Joy, MD, MPH, FACSM, is the medical director for community health and clinical nutrition at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. Dr. Joy practices family medicine and sports medicine at the LiVe Well Center at Salt Lake Clinic. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Utah in the department of family and preventive medicine. She completed a family medicine residency and primary care sports medicine fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis and earned her master's degree in public health at the University of Utah.

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Changing Our Behavior So Clients Can Change Theirs

August 25, 2016

Sherry Pagoto, PhD, is an associate professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, co–founder of the UMass Center for mHealth and Social Media, a licensed clinical psychologist, and an expert in behavioral counseling for obesity. She has had a federally funded research program on obesity and cancer prevention for 14 years and has published 146 papers on these topics.

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