LaReine Chabut, a fitness expert, model, best-selling author, and television personality, has been named Director of Women's Fitness and Wellness for the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA), a provider of nationally accredited distance education programs.
A pre and post-natal fitness expert, LaReine is the author of Lose That Baby Fat! (http://www.losethatbabyfat.com/), taking a sensible approach to post-pregnancy exercise and emphasizing realistic weight loss, positive self-image, and renewed overall fitness. Most recognized as the lead instructor of The Firm, a popular series of workout videos, she is the leading fitness expert for Fit Pregnancy magazine, and was recently voted "Top Ten Most Fit Moms Online." LaReine has also authored Exercise Balls for Dummies, Stretching for Dummies, and Core Strength for Dummies.
She presently hosts a weekly web series for MSN called Focus on Feeling Better (http://www.focusonfeelingbetter.msn.com/), which centers on a well-rounded approach to healthy living. "It's small things that you could do throughout the day to make you feel better," says LaReine, "I'm a mom, and I can definitely appreciate how hard it is to find time to take care of yourself, but you have to take care of yourself first so you can be there to take care of the rest of the family." In each episode, LaReine or her co-host advises an everyday person on a specific health topic, and the 10 million viewers watching can put the tips and advice that are provided into practice immediately.
"The passion that LaReine has for helping people make healthy fitness, nutrition, and lifestyle changes is self-evident," says Dr. Sal Arria, CEO/Co-founder of ISSA, "Her work with new moms and the accessible way in which she is educating the public on fitness and wellness will have demonstrable effects on the health of our society that we will see in coming years as newly and accurately informed people begin embracing a healthier lifestyle."
Founded in 1988, the International Sports Sciences Association (ISSA) is the industry-leading first fitness organization in the U.S. to be accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC), which is listed by the U.S. Department of Education (USDE) as a nationally recognized accrediting agency and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). http://www.issaonline.edu/