Danette May is the founder of Mindful Health LLC, and The Rise movement. She is a world renowned motivational speaker, best-selling author, and former celebrity fitness trainer, as well as a wife and mother. She has shared her unique, inspiring message on such places as Access Hollywood, Hallmark Home and Family, and CBS.

Danette has changed the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual lives of millions of people around the world by focusing on healing foods, healing movement, and a healing mindset. She teaches students how to transform the “muck” of their lives into inner motivation, empowering them to love the bodies they live in and love the life they live. You can visit her online at

I’d also like to somehow feature Danette on the front/home page of the website as she’s the biggest celebrity guest I’ve ever had but I don’t want it to  look tacky or too overwhelming… Any ideas? I really like the video that I’ve attached. I’m not sure if you can use it but this is the format they gave me. Here’s some verbiage:

"Expo Spotlight" or “Meet" Danette May-America's Leading Healthy Lifestyle Expert. She will be doing a meet and greet and signing of her new book after teaching her signature HIIT with a Twist class.  She will also be selling her one and only Cacao Bliss Product and a few copies of her new released book, The Rise. 


Gideon Akande

National winner of the Men’s Health 2015 Next Top Trainer competition, Gideon Akande is a versatile and passionate ambassador for health and fitness. Whether he’s leading an innovative workout, implementing a corporate fitness program, or delivering a motivational presentation, he is known for his engaging energy, skill, and charisma. 

Gideon teaches and inspires people across the country through fitness events, media appearances, and his charismatic online presence: In 2017, the Chicago Sun-Times published a three-page spotlight on Gideon's training tips, showcased his expertise in its online fitness series, and Arianna Huffington's Thrive Global selected Gideon as one of 20 leading fitness experts nationally. He has appeared on the Steve Harvey Show, WGN-TV, and FOX 32 Chicago, and in 2016 Men’s Health released RIPTENSITY™, a popular DVD fitness series created and led by Gideon. In addition, Men’s Health, Men’s Journal and the Huffington Post each have named Gideon’s Instagram account (@getfitwithgiddy) as one of the best fitness accounts in the country.


Anna Shumaker, Americian Ninja Warrior National Finalist and Co-Owner of OnPoint Nutrition



Jon Anderson, Professional Strongman and Wrestler, Heavyweight Champion and IFBB Pro, Author and Motivator

Jon was a fat nonathletic, little boy who was searching for greatness in the battle of that ice cream container.  With a very low self-esteem and a weight problem, Jon was a very easy target for the neighborhood and schoolyard bullies. Through a series of events Jon finally said enough is enough and decided to buckle down and work hard for what he believed at the time was only a dream. 

As Jon developed a work ethic that was virtually unmatched he started to realize that reaching his dreams could be a reality. His journey was filled with trial and error which ultimately produced an organic system of reaching very large goals. Jon not only became a professional Strongman that was internationally recognized, he also moved on to a bigger platform of professional wrestling in Japan. He continued to forge his path even further on to bodybuilding where he became the third man in history to earn a professional status in only two contest. 

Today Jon still continues to participate in bodybuilding contests, however his focus is to help others reach their own body goals through his Training Performance Complex$10 Dollar Fit and his extensive experience in the industry. 


DONAMATRIX, Celebrity Fitness Trainer


The multi-platform entrepreneur (clients include celebrities, professional athletes, and everyday people) is the leading fitness trainer on Team BODYARMOR Sports Drink. He has worked with athletes from the NBA, NHL, NFL, MLB, and various NCAA teams and is widely recognized for his signature DONAMATRIX METHODOLOGY.

DONAMATRIX’s training style has landed him work on films such as Transformers and World Tours with artists such as Kanye West and The Black Eyed Peas. His work has been featured in Allure, Elle, InStyle, inTouch, Us, Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Self, and other premier magazines. His television appearances include Keeping Up with The Kardashians, Marrying the Game, and numerous shows for E! and VH1.


Mark Bell, Powerlifting Mogul

Mark Bell is an American professional powerlifter, patent holder, owner of Super Training Gym and a former professional wrestler. His best lifts in competition include a 1, 080 lb squat, a 854 lm bench press, a 766 lb deadlift and a 578 lb raw bench press. Be sure to catch him along with other amazing athletes demonstrating their super human strength at the expo! 


Ed Checo, CEO of the world-famous Barstarzz, featured in Men's Health, New York Post, America's Got Talent and over 120 million YouTube views

Eduard has been practicing calisthenics since the age of 10. Dabbing in and out of fitness in his teenage years he came to fall in love with his old habits in 2008. After teaching himself many of the advanced movements through trial and error he went on to create Barstarzz, a fitness movement that has now gone global. Inspiring and teaching millions to control their bodyweight. Barstarzz racked up over 120 million views on YouTube and have been featured on many international publications such as Men's Health, Men's Fitness, America's Got Talent, New York Post, and many more. Being the first to make consistent Calisthenics tutorials on the internet Eduard Checo has influenced a revolution in the way we look at fitness.


Sandra Augustin, Personal Trainer, IFBB Fitness Pro, CrossFit Level 1 Coach

Sandra is a personal trainer, IFBB Fitness Pro, and CrossFit Level 1 Coach. She owns and operates Sass Fitness in Sacramento. Sandra is a former IFBB Fitness competitor who co-founded Sacramento’s Sports and Fitness Co-Op where the city’s most creative fitness trainers and fitness programs co-exist under one roof.  Sandra owns Fitness Rehab, the largest and oldest fitness facility in the co-op, created Heightened Yoga & Pilates.  Sandra has over 25 years of experience in fitness instruction and 20 years in multiple types of women’s fitness competitions.


Maria Kang, Author of The No More Excuses Diet

Maria Kang is a mother of 3 sons, a wife to a former Marine, a business owner of elderly residential care homes and a nonprofit founder, Fitness without Borders. Despite growing up on McDonalds, sugary cereals and frozen dinners, she developed a passion for fitness and nutrition when she witnessed her mother struggle with health-related diseases. Maria started teaching aerobics classes in high school and became a part-time personal trainer while attending the University of California, Davis, where she received two majors in International Relations and Asian History and a minor in Political Science in 2002.

She has won several beauty and fitness titles including Miss Petite Teen International, Miss San Francisco Chinatown, Miss Philippines USA, Miss Bikini California and placed top five in both the Bikini and Model America National competitions. She has been on the cover of Max Sports and Fitness magazine, Shape Malaysia, Sacramento Parent, SF Weekly and has appeared on Good Morning America, Today Show, Dr. Oz, Inside Edition, Fox and Friends, CNN, Meghan Kelly, Access Hollywood, Geraldo Rivera, Neil Cavuto and Bethenny, to name a few.

In her twenties, Maria battled an eating disorder and began her popular blog in 2005. She gave birth in 2009, 2010 and 2011 and started the first free No Excuse Mom group in Elk Grove. In 2014 she started the No Excuse Mom movement, where she rallied thousands of mothers to begin hundreds of free workout groups in over 25 countries. In March 2015, she is launching her first book with Harmony books, titled “The No More Excuses Diet” detailing a realistic meal plan, home workouts and her trademark goal-setting strategy of S.P.E.E.D., S.T.R.I.V.E. and S.C.O.R.E.


Chip ConradAllyson Seconds and Kyle Winchell,
Owners of Bodytribe Fitness

Bodytribe is Northern California’s hub for modern physical culture, where intensity, camaraderie and compassion create the ideal philosophy for the best relationship you can have with your body.  Our ongoing mission: to increase comprehension of the role of strength and well being in self actualization and our relationship to the community. That’s our idea of health… a holistic understanding of intensity and movement, combined with embodiment and nutrition. Physically, it’s as simple as The Big 3: Train hard, eat well, rest hard. Metaphysically, it is so much more.

It’s playtime. Hard, intense, empowering, life changing playtime! Although based in Sacramento, our network spreads across the country, with workshops and clinics from coast to coast, and our new online show Strength Rituals.