Special Keynote Panel Saturday Night Featuring:
I am thrilled to announce that I will be moderating a rock star panel at Fitbloggin this year! I had the idea after I realized that the highlight of the media kit session I presented at with Shannyn and Annabelle in 2013 was the Q&A portion at the end of the presentation. I received so much positive feedback about how open and honest we were when asked some commonly 'off topic' questions such as; 'what makes you the most money for your blog?', or 'how many page views do you receive a month?' In that spirit I've asked some of the best healthy living bloggers to come and all answer the same five questions (you'll have to come to the panel to hear what they are!) relating to their favorite tips and tricks to growing their business and the best advice they'd have for other bloggers. After their short presentations I will open the floor for questions from the audience. I project this will be an extremely energetic, insightful and open discussion on what it takes to evolve your brand or blog into the best version it can be.
Amanda Brooks McLatchie a six-time marathon finisher and personal trainer, is the author of RunToTheFinish, a fitness and healthy living website that stemmed from her passion for running. She is an ecommerce consultant, freelance writer, speaker and social media fiend with nine years of experience providing strategic online solutions for Fortune 500 companies nationwide.
Amanda combined her love of writing, strategy and running to develop a site that is a destination for tips, motivation and tools for getting the most out of the healthy living journey.
Erika has been featured everywhere from Zora & Alice to Clutch Magazine to Woman’s Day to Yahoo! Health to NPR. There are well over 130,000 members of the blog’s facebook page, over 12,000 twitter followers and several thousand e-mail subscribers. The BGG2WL network is strong, supportive and successfully enlightening people all across the world about how to live healthily and happily.
Lindsay Livingston is a registered dietitian from Columbus, Ohio. She specializes in nutrition communications and is the nutrition communications coordinator for ReganMillerJones, Inc., the parent company of HealthyAperture.com and TheRecipeReDux.com. In this role, Lindsay manages daily social media strategy for Healthy Aperture and is the primary content manager of sponsored contests for both Healthy Aperture and The Recipe ReDux.
Lindsay is the author behind the healthy living blog, The Lean Green Bean, and she is also a freelance recipe developer and writer. In her free time, she enjoys CrossFit, experimenting in the kitchen and spending time outdoors with her husband and their two dogs.
Shannon Colavecchio is the small but mighty leader of the Badass Fitness “Army.” A PR maven by day, Shannon spends her mornings, weekends and evenings living out her true passions: fitness blogging and fitness instruction.
A Florida-based Tabata bootcamp master trainer and ACE-certified group fitness instructor with more than six years of experience, Shannon owns the Badass Fitness studio — the roots of which began in November 2010, when she published her first blog of the same name.
Today the Badass Fitness blog draws readers from around the country and internationally, and brand sponsors and affiliates include Energy Bits, Handful Bra, Nuttzo, Primal Blueprint Publishing, Lorna Jane, and more. She is an ambassador for Fitfluential, SweatPink, and GirlsGoneSporty, as well as an IDEAFit Inspired Blogger. Her studio opened in December 2013 and offers TRX, Tabata Bootcamp, Shockwave, IndoRow, and Schwinn Cycling classes.
A former newspaper reporter and governor’s press secretary/speechwriter, Shannon has freelanced for or been featured as a fitness expert in Women’s Running, Runner’s World, among others. Shannon is an avid half marathoner who fuels her training with ginormous amounts of Paleo food. She is always chasing a new PR or tweaking recipes for Cavegirl Bakes — her Tallahassee-based company that sells Paleo baked goods. She runs on caffeine, the energy of her students, and a solid six to seven hours of sleep a night.