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Meet the people behind FITNESS magazine and FitnessMagazine.com.

About FITNESS Magazine

Fitness magazine and FitnessMagazine.com motivate women to move -- for fun, for health, for life. With workouts and diet plans that get results, plus inspiring beauty and health tips, Fitness empowers women to be fierce about reaching for and achieving body success, however they define it.

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Meet the Magazine Staff

Editor-in-Chief: Betty Wong

Creative Director: John Herr

Executive Editor: Pamela G. O'Brien

Managing Editor: Kathy Green


Deputy Editor: Mary Christ Anderson

Fitness Editor: Jenna Autuori-Dedic


Senior Editors: Bethany Gumper, Lisa Haney

Assistant Editor: Sarah D'Angelo

Editorial Assistant: Karla Walsh

Contributing Editors: Patty Adams Martinez, Maura Kelly


Beauty Director: Eleanor Langston

Fashion Director: Argy Koutsothanasis

Associate Beauty Editor: April Franzino

Assistant Fashion Editors: Melissa Freeswick, Marla Horenbein


Art Director: Nichole D'Auria

Assistant Art Director: Lauren Kukafka


Photo Director: Elaine Roake

Associate Photo Editor: Karina Dearwood

Photo Associate: Vivette Porges

Sittings Editor: Cheri Crump-O'Donoghue


Editorial Production Director: Ian Hawkes

Copy Chief: Steve Levine

Research Editor: Gary Negbaur


Digital Director: Christie Griffin

Web Editor: Colleen Moody

Associate Web Editor: Marianne Magno

Quality Services

Director, Prepress Operations and Print Quality: John Francesconi

Associate Director, Prepress and Quality Control: Rich Loffredo


Senior Production Manager: Steve Krider

Advertising Operations Director: Dana Guigli

Advertising Operations Manager: Amber Wonder

Ad Traffic Supervisor: Katie Tuttle

Prepress Desktop Specialist: Jill M. Reed


Business Director: Ron Clingman

Business Manager: Trish Schroder

Editorial Business Coordinator: Christiana Brebnor

Contact the Magazine


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Advisory Board


Jade Alexis, NASM, trainer, Reebok Sports Club/NY

Ashley Borden, fitness and lifestyle consultant Nike Elite Athlete

Kathie Davis, executive director IDEA Health & Fitness Association

Joe Dowdell, CSCS, owner, Peak Performance, NYC

*Marty Jaramillo PT, ATC, CSCS, founder and CEO, I.C.E. Sports Health Group

*Jeanette Jenkins, president The Hollywood Trainer

Jean Knaack, executive director, Road Runners Club of America

Cyndi Lee, director, Om Yoga

*Jari Love, certified personal trainer; fitness-DVD star

Richard Miller, owner and CEO, GymSource, NYC

*Patricia Moreno, body and mind coach, intensati.com

Michele S. Olson, PhD, FACSM, professor of exercise science, Auburn University, Montgomery, Alabama

John Porcari, professor, exercise and sports science, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

*Keli Roberts, ACSM, ACE, AFAA, trainer, Equinox Fitness, Pasadena, California

Gary Scott, president, East Coast Instructor Training School; vice president, ECA World Fitness

Alycea Ungaro, owner, Real Pilates, NYC

Jackie Warner, ISSA, celebrity trainer; host of Bravo's Thintervention with Jackie Warner

*Vonda Wright, MD, orthopedic surgeon, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; author of Fitness After 40


*David Colbert, MD, founder, New York Dermatology Group

*Mona Gohara, MD, assistant clinical professor of dermatology, Yale University; founder, K&J Sunprotective Clothing

Elissa J. Lunder, MD, owner, Dermatology Partners Inc., Wellesley, Massachusetts

Howard Murad, MD, associate professor of dermatology, UCLA, founder of Murad, Inc.

Hema Sundaram, MD, board-certified dermatologist and laser and cosmetic surgeon, Washington D.C.


*Sarah L. Berga, MD, James Robert McCord Professor and Chair, department of gynecology and obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

Madelyn Fernstrom, PhD, founder and director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's Weight Management Center

*Sandra Adamson Fryhofer, MD, clinical associate professor of medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta

Lori Mosca, MD, director of preventive cardiology, New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH, Phil F. Jenkins Director of Preventive and Alternative Medicine, University of Michigan Medical Center

Pamela Peeke, MD, Discovery Health Chief Medical Correspondent

*Ira Sacker, MD, eating-disorder specialist, Sacker MD Associates; clinical assistant professor, NYU Medical Center

Nancy Snyderman, chief medical editor, NBC News; associate professor of otolaryngology, University of Pennsylvania

*Carolyn Westhoff, MD, professor of obstetrics and gynecology, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University


Margo Maine, PhD, author of The Body Myth

*Nancy Redd, body image expert; author of Diet Drama


*Dawn Jackson Blatner, RD, spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association

Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, director of sports nutrition, University of Pittsburgh

Rocco DiSpirito, celebrity chef; author of Now Eat This Diet

Dave Grotto, RD, author of 101 Foods That Could Save Your Life

Ashley Koff, RD, nutrition counselor and consultant

Kathy McManus, MS, RD, director, department of nutrition, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston

Jackie Newgent, RD, culinary nutritionist; chef

*Brian Wansink, PhD, professor and director, Cornell University Food and Brand Lab, Ithaca, New York

Lisa Young, PhD, RD, adjunct professor of nutrition, New York University

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