Knowing the humiliation of typical fitness centers,
and being inspired by success with fitness sessions designed just
for her by her personal trainer Michael Looney, speaker/singer
Linda Izzo, a/k/a The Big Mama founded More To Love Fitness as a workout alternative for people of size. Linda opened the first More To
Love Fitness Center in the New York City suburbs. She then created a website to further publicize the concept which unleashed
a flood of emails from all over North America! With such immediate and widespread interest, Linda sought to get More To Love
Fitness, with its unique Body-Soul Connection for Feeling Good, to as many people as
possible now! Enter.... MoreToLoveFitness.Com
- To promote a positive, enjoy
life now outlook for Big Beautiful People.
- To promote a more physically
- To help set proper perspective
on weight (fat) and promote size acceptance:
- A physically active lifestyle is
equally, if not more, important than weight in promoting
wellness & longevity.
- We have little chance to realize
this because the $40 billion diet industry promotes thin as bliss and dieting as the best way to get thin. We don't think about the fact that 95% of dieters regain at least all the weight they lose by dieting. Instead, we feel like we're the only failures, try again, and end up supplying
diet companies with built-in repeat business!
Izzo, a.k.a The Big Mama, is a professional self-esteem speaker/singer & businesswoman. She has appeared on national TV & radio, has produced a music and seminar package, Life Change Is A Managed Miracle, and is featured in Who's Who in Professional Speaking. Linda has been self-employed since 1977 and is an active member of her local
business community. She received her BS in Education from the
State University of New York, Magna Cum Laude, and taught in
the Business Department at Rockland Community College for 10
Our Professional Advisory Board
Russell Kamer, MD, Internal
Member, American College of Sports Medicine & American
College of Physicians
Dr. Kamer is a graduate of the
College of Physicians & Surgeons at Columbia University, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and
Sports Medicine, and runs a private practice in White Plains, New
York. He has also taught at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
and was an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the New
York Medical College for ten years. Dr. Kamer has presented papers
at both national and international scientific conferences and has
been published in numerous scientific journals.
Glenn Gaesser, Ph.D., Exercise
Fellow, American College of Sports Medicine
Dr. Gaesser is an Associate Professor
of Exercise Physiology and Associate Director of the Adult Fitness
Program at the University of Virginia. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate
from the University of California at Berkeley, he is the author
of Big Fat Lies, has been featured in the Los Angeles Times, Shape, Redbook, Glamour, Better Homes & Gardens, and many scientific journals. He also regularly presents papers at both national
and international scientific conferences.
Ryan Lee, MS, Exercise Physiology
The strength & conditioning
specialist/exercise physiologist at The Sports Medicine Center
for Young Adults at Blythedale Children's Hospital, Ryan received
his MS from Long Island University, and his BS in Recreational
Therapy from Ithaca College. An expert in sports conditioning,
Ryan has trained hundreds of athletes, lectured for the National
Strength & Conditioning Association, and has been involved with the strength & conditioning programs for Yale University, The United States Tennis Association,
United States Figure Skating Association and numerous fitness centers
and high schools.
Michael Looney, Certified Personal
Michael is a Certified Personal
Trainer and has been a fitness professional since 1989. As one
of the 38 members of the National Presenter Team for Johnny "G" Spinning Fitness Program, he has developed several spin fitness programs in
the NY Metropolitan area. Michael also owns TRIAD Fitness Systems,
where he offers varied classes for athletic development and one-on-one
personal training to numerous clients. His special brand of training
inspired the creation of More To Love Fitness.
Miriam Berg, President, Council on Size & Weight Discrimination
Miriam has a bachelor's degree from Barnard College and has
done graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and New York University.
She has been a political activist and writer for two decades. As a member
of the Board of Directors of the Hudson Valley Health Systems Agency,
she helped develop a seven-county health systems plan and helped review
all proposed major health care projects in that region. She was a member
of former New York State Health Commissioner Dr. David Axelrods
Rural Hospital Advisory Committee from 1986 to 1988. She is a founding
member and current President of the Council on Size & Weight Discrimination,
an advocacy group whose mission is to end discrimination based on body
weight, shape or size.