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Donna Richardson Joyner

Over the last 25 years, Donna Richardson Joyner’s purpose and passion has been to educate, empower, and energize children, women, and families about living a healthy lifestyle. She has the #1 inspirational Fitness Video in America, “Sweating in the Spirit”followed by ”Body Gospel”, which released in April 2010. She has starred in more than 25 award winning videos including the best selling“Buns of Steel”ESPN, and Nike. Donna was recently appointed to the Presidential Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition under President Obama. This is her second term serving under this capacity. She served her first term under President George Bush in 2006. Donna also was recently appointed to the National Advisory Board of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity. She will serve as a spokesperson to champion the cause to Reverse Childhood Obesity Epidemic by 2015.

She was inducted into the Fitness Hall of Fameand was named by Essence Magazine as “one of the twenty five most inspiring women in America.” She served on the Women’s Sports Foundation and Board of Trustees and currently is an Advisory Board Member for the Boys and Girls Club of America. Donna broke theGuinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest line dance with over 50,000 participants.

Donna was the former co-host for the “ESPN Fitness Pro’s Show” and fitness expert on the “NBC Weekend Today Show.” She produced and

hosted the Donna Richardson Joyner show on TV One. Donna has lectured and conducted seminars at schools, community centers, and universities in over 40 countries.

She has been a featured speaker with “God’s Leading Ladies”, “Sisters in the Spirit”, “Pantene Total You”, and the “Eliminating Childhood Obesity Tour.”

Founder of Sweating in the Spirit, Donna helps churches & communities live healthier lifestyles by incorporating good nutrition and daily physical activity to improve overall wellness.

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