Warren –Rev week 1 – Selina Uglow, LPN, CPT – March 24
Becoming Empowered to Be Your Best Self
Selina’s Blog: www.thewaytohealthyliving.net/blog.
Click here to see Selina’s presentation “Be Your Best Self” from Week 1.
Life is a journey, and obstacles are meant to be jumped! Selina Uglow, LPN, CPT has overcome many obstacles in her life and shares her high energy as a Motivational Speaker and Wellness Coach. Her goal is to empower individuals to embrace the possibilities of today.
Selina was born to two young parents who separated early in her life, consequently, she moved from place to place with her mother. Her life experiences not only taught her how to adjust and be flexible but helped build the foundation for the positive and compassionate individual she is today. She attributes much of her attitude to the big-hearted family and many friends throughout her life.
At age 29, mother of three, she was diagnosed with colon cancer and names the gratitude for this diagnosis as her ability to truly live life today. In December of 2012, she had the honor of graduating Summa Cum Laude with a BS in Sports Management & Wellness. However, attaining her college degree is not her proudest accomplishment, it is that she graduated from California University of Pennsylvania with her oldest son. She went on to obtain her Personal Training Certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM).
She has overcome the odds and shares with others the motivation that they can do the same. Broadening her passion for helping others, she sought out the help of two partners, a Physical Therapist and an individual who specializes in Rehabilitation for Eating Disorders and Self Mutilation to form The WAY to Healthy Living. As an individual she provides group training, individualized programming and day-to-day coaching for those looking to obtain a better quality of life both personally and professionally. As a company they provide various resources to groups and individuals including motivation, teaching and enabling proper movement, and being a resource for addressing the mental barriers that can prevent optimal wellness.
Warren – Rev week 2 – Sherry Tune – March 31st
Sherry Tune, currently the Forest Supervisor on the Allegheny National Forest, began her Forest Service career in 1978 as Clerk-Typist. She has 28 years’ experience in fire management and 12 years’ as a line officer with the Forest Service.
Sherry’s long range interest is to influence change in a positive way that is both effective and efficient, through mentoring, guiding, influencing others to feel the desire, passion, and pride of great land stewardship. Her current interests include developing and maintaining partnerships both internally and externally, leading change, and building active coalitions.
Warren – Rev week 3 – Kathrine Switzer – April 7th
Kathrine Switzer is an iconic athlete, sports and social advocate, author, and Emmy award-winning television commentator, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to officially enter and run the Boston Marathon. She has been honored widely for her achievements, most recently being inducted into the USA National Women’s Hall of Fame for creating positive social change. The ramifications of this work is both joyful and profound, changing forever the face of sports, health, and opportunities for women around the world and fearlessly empowering millions beyond the finish line.
Author. Activist. Athlete.
President, Marathon Woman and AtAlanta Sports Promotions, Inc.
- Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in October 2011 for creating positive global social change
- Winner, 1974 NYC Marathon
- Broke Gender Barrier at 1967 Boston Marathon
- Emmy Award-winning TV commentator
- Author, MARATHON WOMAN (DaCapo Press), Running and Walking for Women Over 40, the Road to Sanity and Vanity (St. Martin’s Press), co-author 26.2 Marathon Stories (Rodale Press)
- Founder, Avon Running Global Women’s Circuit
- Winner of Abebe Bikila Award for Global Contribution to Sport of Running from New York Road Runners
- First class of inductees into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame
- Named one of the Visionaries of the Century (2000) and a Hero of Running (2012), and Runner of the Decade (1966-76) by Runners World Magazine
Kathrine Switzer has long been one of running’s most iconic figures. But when she was inducted into the U.S.A. National Women’s Hall of Fame last year, it was not just for breaking barriers but also for creating positive global social change. Because of her, millions of women are now empowered by the simple act of running
The Boston Marathon
Her work began accidentally 45 years ago when she was the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon when it was considered a men’s only race. Her entry revolutionized the sports world when she was physically attacked by the race director for wearing official bib numbers in the race. The photo of this incident flashed around the globe and became one of Time-Life’s “100 Photos that Changed the World.” Switzer finished that race but was radicalized by the incident. She campaigned to make women official in the Boston Marathon in 1972 and later that year was one of the creators of the first women’s road race.
Switzer went on to run 39 marathons, and won the New York City Marathon in 1974. She ran her personal best in 1975, finishing second in Boston (2:51:33). She then put her substantial energies into creating the Avon International Running Circuit of women’s only races in 27 countries with over a million participating from 1978 to the present time. It was this series of events, which showed global participation and performances that largely convinced the IOC to include a women’s marathon in the 1984 Olympic Games.
Switzer is now an Emmy award-winning TV commentator and has covered the Olympic Games, World and National Championships as well as the New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles and every televised edition of the Boston Marathon (36 consecutive years!).
She is a dynamic personality and effective pubic speaker, and addresses business, academic, fund-raising and sports groups globally with socially significant and individually tailored presentations. She has appeared on Oprah, Nightline, CBS Evening News, Tonight, Today, Good Morning America, the BBC, CBC, PBS, and many other electronic and print outlets.
Marathon Woman, Switzer’s award-winning memoir, was first published in 2007. Her other books include 26.2 Marathon Stories, co-authored with her husband, Roger Robinson and best-selling Running and Walking for Women Over 40. As a journalist, her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and Parade Magazine as well as all major running publications. Many of her publications can be found on in the press archive on this site
At age 65, Switzer is still running marathons, having completed the Berlin Marathon in 2011 to launch the German edition of Marathon Woman. She also won her age group in the extremely difficult 2011 Motatapu off-road mountain marathon in New Zealand, and in 2010 fulfilled a lifetime dream of running the 2,500th anniversary race of the Athens Marathon.
She received both her BA and MS from the Syracuse University Newhouse School of Communions. She and her husband reside in the Hudson Valley of New York and Wellington, New Zealand.
Warren – Rev week 4 – Dr. Jim Roberts – April 14
Social Aspects and Relationships Formed by Walking/Running
Jim Roberts has been a member of the Edinboro University HPE department faculty since August 2001 and was Department Chair from 2011-2014. He completed his Ph.D. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Pittsburgh, is the former Director of the HPE Human Performance Laboratory at EUP. He currently is a certified Exercise Physiologist through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) was was recently honored by being named a Fellow of the organization; is a past president of the Mid-Atlantic ACSM (2009) and serves as faculty co-advisor for the Edinboro University Exercise Science Club. He has run 38 marathons in 33 states including 15 times at or under 3:30:00.
I am a lifetime runner! Running is my stress management. I like to run fast, slow, short, long, intervals, with friends and by myself. It is what keeps me sane and balanced. I also like to be able to eat what I want (within reason) and have the ability to maintain a healthy weight, blood pressure, cholesterol levels, etc.
In 2016, I’ll be running Boston for the 1st time in 20 years. I’m proud to say my qualifying time at 45 years old was only 11 seconds slower than at 25; 3:10:55!
Warren – Rev week 5 – Heather Peterson – April 21
“Savor the Flavor…How to eat right”
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and Licensed Dietitian with the state of Pennsylvania. I am currently employed by the Department of Human Services at Warren State Hospital, in Warren, PA. I have held this position for 10 years, working at a long term care facility in Blacksburg, Virginia for one year prior to that. I currently work with mental health consumers, who battle such disease, as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, obesity, and eating disorders to name a few. I received a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania in 2004.
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with family, my husband, and our 18 month old twin girls. A native to Warren, Pa and currently live in Russell.
Warren – Rev week 6 – Heather Cathcart – April 28
Motivation and My Mental Health
Heather Cathcart-Norris, M.S., CFT is co-owner of Peak Performance: Body & Mind, a new personal training facility in Warren, where she is a Personal Trainer and Mental Skills Trainer.
Heather spent the better part of her late teens and most of her twenties battling anorexia and depression. Seeing the need for caring and compassionate mental health workers during her encounters with different treatments, Heather persued psychology during her undergraduate schooling at Edinboro University. She went on to intern at a state prison, work with victims of crime, and eventually worked for Beacon Light Behavioral Health with their Alternative Education program until the onset of a non-epileptic seizure disorder rendered her unable to work.
Warren – Rev week 7 – Dr. Mendeszoon– May 5
Dr. Mendeszoon is a multi-board certified podiatrist who treats all surgical and non-surgical conditions of the leg, ankle and foot in both adults and children. He specializes in trauma, sports medicine, diabetic foot and ankle conditions and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, including Total Ankle Joint Replacement Surgery.
Dr. Mendeszoon graduated from the Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine with honors and completed his surgical training at Harvard Medical School-New England Deaconess Hospital-Joslin Diabetes Center. He then completed an orthopedic lower extremity, ankle & foot surgical fellowship. He continues to be active academically as a surgical & fellowship attending with University Hospitals and Kent State University School of Podiatric Medicine. He is an adjunct faculty member with several medical schools throughout the country and lectures nationally and internationally.
As an athlete, Dr. Mendeszoon received All State honors in track & field during high school and was a four year scholarship student-athlete at Miami University where he competed in the 400 hurdles, 800 meters and relays. He continued to compete post collegiately for several years until he began his coaching career at Stony Brook University and the University of Pennsylvania. He currently coaches at Chardon High School and is the Director of the Maple Leaf Track Club. Dr. Mendeszoon is a consultant with the University of Akron Track & Field Team as well as Spire Institute’s Track & Field program. In addition, he serves as a team physician for several high schools in Geauga County. Known as “Doc” to his athletes and the running community, Dr. Mendeszoon has worked with athletes of all ages including All State, State Champions, All Americans, National Champions and Olympians. Dr. Mendeszoon resides in Chardon with his wife Kristen and twins, Myles and Marijke. Always the athlete, he is still an active runner, and enjoys traveling and reading.
Dr. Mendeszoon has fulfilled his dream of establishing a specialty shop dedicated to runners, walkers and athletes of all levels. Achilles Running Shop is the only known physician owned specialty running store in the country. His stores are located in Mentor, Ohio and Erie, Pennsylvania.
Rev week 8 – Olivia Zawacki – May 12
-Bio and Photo coming
Rev week 9 – Patty Gabreski & Dr. Robert Gabreski – May 19
Making movement a family endeavor
-Bio and Photo coming
Rev week 10 – Ron Martin– May 26
- Bio coming soon.