Shavina "Miss Peacock" Taylor
Been-there-tried-that Fitness & NEWtrition Educator
Like you, Fitness & NEWtrition Educator, Peacock Taylor, has witnessed, and occasionally bought into the big fat lies that promote easy, painless-- and fictitious-- weight loss. In her quest to remain slim and trim, she's asked the same questions as everyone else, “Where do I start? Do I have to give up carbs? Can I get a six pack without working out? And most importantly, do I really have to drink less wine?”
It's been years since she sought the answers to these questions, and sadly, conceded to drinking less wine, but in that search, she found her life's purpose-- to improve the well-being of African American women and girls.
Dedicated to breaking the vicious cycles of temporary change, quick-fix solutions, and short-lived achievements that contribute to African American women having the highest rates of overweight and obesity compared to every other group in the U.S., her goals include helping us all adopt the lifestyles we need to fend off preventable chronic disease, live longer and spend less on health care.
Radically different, yet culturally competent in her approach, Peacock utilizes the African American woman's' worldview, values, and traditions concerning health and body image as catalysts for identifying and implementing sustainable obesity prevention strategies at the individual, family, local, state, and national influence levels. Her successes include conducting small/large group seminars/workshops that provide a mix of academic, recreational and cultural activities that emphasize easily achievable steps to better health. To date, participants have included students, parents, teachers, employees and community members of Fort Worth ISD, Tarrant County College, various Community Based Organizations (CBO), Faith based Organizations, and other Out-of-School Time (OST) Programs.
If you're wondering how she gets it all done, the answer is simple, Peacock, is a first-class social entrepreneur who uses her subject matter expertise and provocative point of view to partner with institutions valued by community members to advocate, educate, and increase access to culturally competent fitness, nutrition, and wellness information through webinars/seminars, newsletters, posters, and health fairs, etc.
Taylor H. Taylor Jr.
Lead NEWtrition Educator
To boost your ability to eat better, move more, and make your health a priority, I promise to provide the ACCOUNTABILITY, SUPPORT, and ACTION STEPS you need to master 25, science-backed strategies and habits to get you over, under, and around the weight challenging situations and social interactions that make up daily living. You'll develop skills related to shopping, snacking, cooking, time management, as well as learning how you can consistently fit exercise into your daily routine.
If you are dealing with issues of weight gain, preventable chronic disease, lack of energy, or hormonal imbalance, there is no reason to limit your skills to any one of these-- the more skills acquired, the better prepared you are for any eventuality. My goal is to learn as much as possible about your fitness and nutrition struggles, so that I can help you adopt the lifestyle you need to fend off preventable chronic disease, live longer and spend less on health care.