About the Author
is an actress, comedian, solo show writer and performer. She is author of the critically acclaimed stage play SCARED SKINNY: A one (hundred pound lighter) woman show, winner of the prestigious New York International Fringe Festival Overall Excellence Award for Outstanding Solo Show. After achieving and maintaining a weight loss of 115 pounds, "Mary exemplifies the hard work people do to lose pounds and stay healthy," as Meredith Vieira states. Weight is the defining battle of Mary's life and the heart of her comedy. Mary is recipient of the Gracie Allen Award and MAC Award Winner. She has appeared in multiple movies, commercials, and television shows including NBC's Today Show, HBO's Chris Rock Show, and sketches on The Late Show with David Letterman and Late Night with Conan O'Brien. Dr. Brad Johnson
has over 20 years experience in the wellness and fitness field. His degrees include a bachelor's degree in wellness, a master's degree in health/physical education, and his doctorate is in curriculum studies. He used cultural studies as his framework for his doctoral dissertation, The Oppression of Obesity.
Dr. Johnson has taught wellness/fitness at the collegiate level and has successfully provided fitness and life coaching to groups and individuals including children and general population. Dr. Johnson has trained professional and collegiate athletes in multiple sports, including Division 1 athletes, power lifters, and bodybuilders. Dr. Johnson recently contributed to the development of an International Diploma in Fitness and Scholastic Sports for the Malaysian Ministry of Education. Dr. Johnson is an international speaker in fitness and education who is represented by multiple speaking bureaus.