DR. STACY BERMAN
Many people got to know Stacy Berman by getting their asses handed to them at one of her Stacy’s Bootcamp sessions in Central Park. Not only did they get some of the most intense workouts of their lives, but they also got to hear Stacy’s thoughts on health, wellness, and balance. But it was probably her infectious laugh (and usually at least one remark about how everyone is going to be able to get naked in a moment’s notice) that kept the crowds coming back for more. Stacy created The System by Stacy ™ to help herself, her clients, and the world at large achieve a higher level of health and fitness.
Stacy majored in Health Education and Psychology and became a certified personal trainer after graduation. In 2000 Stacy was named one of the top 10 trainers of the year, became a certified nutrition specialist, and started studying consciousness and meditation with Dr. Baskaran Pillai, a world-renowned guru whose education is geared towards enhancing human intelligence and positively transforming every aspect of life. In 2015 she received a master degree in natural medicine and is on track for her Ph.D in natural medicine.
It might seem odd that this experienced shaman, Reiki Master and Ph.D candidate has also appeared on The Bobby Flay Show and The Doctors, but that is the kind of well-rounded, modern woman Stacy is.nd don’t worry, she’s just as concerned with how everyone looks naked as she ever was.
Cathleen Meredith is a professional writer, public speaker, and body positive thought leader originally from Sacramento, California. In addition to completing her first novel, she is passionate about theatre, Mexican food, wine, drinking wine, non-profit work, unicorns, traveling, bacon, and all other things awesome sauce. Some of her plays include titles such as: Aunts, Forgotten, 3 Days, 3 Girls, and an Angry Asian Man, The Infinites, and The Groomsman. The Truth of About Eve and Other Excuses for Neurotic Behavior in Your 20s is Cathleen’s first novel. It is Part I of a 3-Part series. The next novel in the series — I’m Obsessed with You and Other Irrevocable Text Messages — is currently in the works.
In 2016, Cathleen launched an online experiment entitled FATGIRLSDANCE™. Initially a research for her next book, today it is a worldwide movement BENT on trashing body image stereotypes through the universal language of dance, with squads all over the world, not to mention individuals dancing all over the world and sending in their footage. Cathleen has been featured in Essence, BET, The Real Television show, Blavity, Madame Noire and many more. She was selected to work with Shonda Rhimes for Dove Real Beauty Productions and starred in their first short film.
When Cathleen is not writing, she’s actively working on changing the world. She is the Creative Innovation Designer at The Dream Center Harlem and a developer of several free performing arts programs such as Harlem’s first teen Shakespeare Festival in partnership with Classic Theatre of Harlem. She maintains a residence in New York City.