Move Montgomery Health & Wellness

Nutrition information, special bulletins, upcoming events, fitness testimonials, encouragement from friends and opportunities to encourage friends are just some the features of Move Montgomery Health and Wellness Task Force.

    Health and Fitness Tips

    10 Big Fat Exercise Myths Causing You to Stall

    It’s time to put the brakes on these exercise myths and get started on a better, healthier you.

    Getting Americans off the couch and onto their feet could save an estimated 200,000 lives a year. Yet most of us are either sedentary or only minimally active

    Strength Training

    The first of the exercise myths to tackle is about strength-training. “Many women are afraid that strength-training will make them bulky

    Light Weights

    The second of the exercise myths doesn’t hold much weight. Some people carry light (one- or two-pound) hand-held weights when they walk or run.

    Right Exercise

    The third of these exercise myths is a little spotty. Some people believe that if they exercise one area, it will cause fat to be removed from that area,” says Rosemary Lindle

    Burns Calories

    People have the mistaken idea that exercise is a fabulous way to lose weight,” says William Evans of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

    Lose Weight

    The fifth of the exercise myths is more than just a loser. What gets most people off the couch and into their walking shoes? It’s that unwanted flab that motivates most of us.

    Weight gain

    Most American's clothing sizes increase as they get older, but they don’t have to. It’s a matter of reduced physical activity levels and lower metabolic rate caused by a loss

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    Events

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      Task Force’s Executive Board

      Tamika Reed

      Tamika Reed is an attorney by profession, but found a passion for promoting healthy living and wellness initiatives within her community. She has a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Arts degree in Psychology which have shaped her personal pursuit of a well-balanced, healthy lifestyle for herself and her family. Tamika and her husband, Steven, the first African American Mayor of Montgomery, AL, have 3 children Kyla, 22, Joe Klein, 13 and Karsten, 10. Tamika enjoys running, taking long walks, cooking and practicing yoga.

      Elizabeth Mazyck

      Elizabeth Mazyck is a stay-at-home mother of three young children. She knows first-hand the struggle to prioritize one’s own mental and physical health when there are so many demands on the home front. Mothers can often feel isolated, lonely, and disconnected from their former selves. Through Move Montgomery social media platforms, Elizabeth aims to bring awareness to local resources, activities, and events in an effort to connect citizens to a community that encourages a healthy, well-balanced lifestyle.

      Corey Ellis

      Corey Ellis is the owner and operator of RezFIT Fitness & Wellness, in Montgomery. Corey is a Hurricane Katrina survivor. He attended Grambling State University, in Grambling, LA, from 2001-2005, where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Information Systems. Corey, proving that you just may have a passion for a completely different occupation opposite of what your educational concentration & degree dictates, by venturing, and pursuing a career in the field of health and wellness. Corey is a certified personal trainer, group fitness trainer, YOGA instructor, and youth sports performance trainer. “A lifestyle journey that started for me, in 2005, has become a lifetime mission, to continue to help more, until I can’t help anymore!”

      Sana Imam

      Sana Imam is a healthcare operations and cost transformation consultant and entrepreneur who has worked across the country with large health systems in urban and rural settings to reduce costs while improving healthcare outcomes. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she worked closely with health systems and small minority-owned business owners to optimize their funding from FEMA, Provider Relief Funding, and the CARES Act. She holds a Bachelors in Psychology and Economics from Georgetown University, and a Master’s in Public Health from Drexel University. From a young age, Sana found her freedom in dance and continues to choreograph Bollywood Hip Hop fusion routines in her free time. She is dedicated to improving access to healthcare for minority communities, both domestically and abroad.

      Jo Shuford-Guice

      Jo Shuford-Guice is a Nurse Practitioner by profession with more than 20 years of experience. She has specialized in Emergency Medicine, Dermatology and Cardiology. She currently serves as President of the Advanced Practitioners for the River Region. “Over the years, I have had a front row seat in seeing the effects of multiple comorbidities which may stem from a lack of discipline in dieting and exercise. I am a firm believer, that once these two things are addressed appropriately, health and wellness may follow.” As a medical provider in the community, NP Guice will provide invaluable information addressing health issues.

      Katie Boyd Britt

      When growing up, Katie Boyd Britt began each morning before school exercising with her dad. Now, as an adult, she still prioritizes being active, firmly believing that we all must make time to move every day. She believes this not only benefits our own physical and mental well-being, but sets an example for the next generation. Katie is the president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama, a graduate of The University of Alabama with a degree in Political Science and Blount Liberal Arts, and holds a Juris Doctorate from The University of Alabama School of Law. She, her husband, Wesley, and their two children, Bennett and Ridgeway, enjoy finding every opportunity to be active, especially when they can enjoy the activity together.

      Nichole Thompson

      Nichole Thompson is an educator and entrepreneur by trade but she is also deeply passionate and committed to health and wellness. In response to COVID 19, she co-founded JustEAT, Justice through Education about food, Activism for food equality, and healthy Transformation of our communities. “I firmly believe that if we can provide practical tools for eating healthier and moving our bodies at least 30 min a day, we will see significant improvements in the well-being of our community.”

      The Six Dimensions Of Healthy Well-being

      OCCUPATIONAL

      Cultivate personal satisfaction, growth, and enrichment in work. Strive to maintain financial stability.

      EMOTIONAL

      Value emotions. Develop the ability to identify and manage emotions to support mental health, achieve goals, and make informed decisions.

      PHYSICAL

      Strive for regular activity, good diet & nutrition, and enough sleep. Limit the use of addictive substances.

      INTELLECTUAL

      Engage in continuous learning. Pursue creative or intellectually challenging activities that foster ongoing development. Monitor cognitive wellness.

      SPIRITUAL

      Develop a sense of meaningfulness and purpose in all aspects of life.

      SOCIAL

      Develop connections, a sense of belonging, and a reliable support network. Participate in group activities and engage in community event.

      Our Partners

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