One day, more than five years ago, I was reading a book while working out on a stair-stepper.

In my work as a university researcher and professor of physical activity in health promotion, I had been doing a lot of thinking about how I could help women become more active.

I had learned from my research that a woman’s ability to start and stay physically active may be related to her feelings of self-worth. And I knew that I could provide training to help enhance women’s feelings of self-worth.

Then it hit me: I’m reading a book…women love to read… and women love to get together with friends and talk. Why not start a physical activity book club? Instead of reading mysteries, we’d read books that could change women’s feelings of self-worth and their motivation to be physically active.

My inspiration that day became Fit Minded. Welcome to a program that will change your life. You are so worth it.


Fit Minded’s founder and president, Jennifer Huberty, PhD, is an Associate professor at Arizona State University in the School of Nutrition and Health Promotion, Exercise and Wellness program.

She also has an appointment as Associate Professor at the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Her research is focused on improving the health of women before, during, and after pregnancy and she is interested in nationally-based physical activity interventions using technology as a method of delivery (i.e., mobile apps, text messages, Internet). Dr. Huberty has a unique approach in that she uses industry partner platforms when possible to deliver interventions.

Over the past decade Dr. Huberty has been funded by several national level grants, including The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Centers for Disease Control, and American Heart Association, all multi-year awards implementing community-based physical activity interventions with interdisciplinary teams. Dr. Huberty was most recently funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (R34) to determine the feasibility of using online yoga to improve PTSD in mothers after stillbirth. She was also recently funded by Mayo Clinic to use online yoga for the management of symptoms in Myeloproliferative Neoplasm patients.

Dr. Huberty has published over 100 manuscripts related and is the co-author of the book Designing Effective Physical Activity Interventions. Dr. Huberty lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her family. She enjoys yoga and playing with her sons Greyson (7) and Nolan (4).

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