*Model’s ages are based on age at time of photo shoot and shared to illustrate that MTF serves a wide range of people and ages.
holds a B.S. in Health and Exercise Science from Wake Forest University and will finish her M.S degree in Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport in October 2009. Jill is an ACSM-certified personal trainer, group fitness instructor, Fitness Coordinator at Wake Forest University and Director of Instructor Training for the fitness and lifestyle company, Metabolic Effect. Interests: Intelligent fitness and sound nutrition, reading, writing, hiking, travel and politics. Jill’s website: www.jillfit.com
Cynthia Greco • Age: 47
Work: Business owner; Electrologist, Massage Therapist, Esthetician.
Married to Reggie for 5 years.
Interests: Love to travel, hike, workout in the gym, bike riding, reading, being with
family, Italian food, spring and autumn, healthy living, massages and being
grateful for each day.
LeAura Alderson • Age: 50
Work: Business with husband, Coleman in numerous adventures and endeavors. Business partner, with Jill Coleman in the My Trainer line.
Mother of two: 14 year old Devani, and 12 year old Nikolai.
Interests: Health, fitness, business, learning, education, parenting, spirituality,
nature, life, body surfing, encouraging and empowering others to live their dreams; gratitude.
Stacie Lynn Battjes • Age: 29
Work: Fitness Coordinator,
Metabolic Effect Trainer, Fitness Instructor, Running Coach, and NASM CPT.
Married to best friend, Dan Battjes.
They have one puppy, Haley.
Interests: Running, fitness, downhill skiing, climbing, reading, writing, and spending time with family.
Helping people to believe in themselves and achieve their goals.
T.J. Peele • Age: 28
Work: Coordinator of Intramural Sports, Wake Forest University
Interests: I love watching and playing Sports of all types, traditional and
adventure. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with my family.
Jillian Sarno, ND • Age: 30
Work: Naturopathic Doctor, working at the Naturopathic Health Clinic of North
Carolina, and NCR (Neuro-Cranial Restructuring) specialist.
Married to Keoni Teta.
Interests: Health, fitness, the outdoors,
animals and calligraphy.
Jillian’s website: www.ncrmedicine.com
Keoni Teta,ND, LAc • Age: 39
Work: Naturopathic Doctor, and licensed Acupuncturist, partner of the
Naturopathic Health Clinic of NC, and Metabolic Effect, Group Personal Training Workout, Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist.
Married to Jillian Sarno.
Interests: Health and fitness, nature,
nutrition, biochemistry, reading and writing.
Keoni’s website: www.nhcnc.com
Emily R. Saunders • Age: 26
Work: Technical Recruiting Manager at
N-Tier Solutions, Inc., Group Fitness
Coordinator and Instructor at Peak Fitness, Freelance Fitness Model.
Family: My wonderful Husband Wiggy and our Dog Jasper and Cat Ellie.
Interests: All things Health and Fitness, making others smile, journeying through faith, hiking, reading, family, and living life to the fullest!
Devani Alderson • Age: 14
Interests: Dance, fitness, Krav Maga (Israeli self defense), art, cooking, learning about business and how to be an entrepreneur, playing Cash Flow 101, animals and people, bicycling, hiking, reading-especially science fiction, writing, and creative time. Philosophy: “The question isn’t who’s going to let me, it’s who’s going to stop me?” ~Ayn Rand
Deni McIntyre • Age: 53
Writer, documentary director, photographer
Family: Married for 33 years to the Amazing Will (photographer, farmer,
grill chef, and musician)
Interests: Keeping up with the Amazing Will; playing flute; studying birds, laying stone walls
Personal Philosophy: “Shut up, she explained.” – Dorothy Parker.
Maria T. Jones • Age: 52
Work: Wake Forest University/Student Financial Services, Student Account Advisor,
Full time student – Social Work
Interests: Life, Spirituality, Family, Social Justice, Dance, Bodybuilding, fitness, reading, traveling, flowers, ocean breezes and palm trees; theater, art and music
Philosophy: “The Golden Rule”
Tara S. Ballard • Age: 39
Work: IT Manager for Smith Hulsey & Busey law firm in Jacksonville, FL
self-employed IT Consultant;
Group Exercise Coordinator and Instructor at Fitness 2000
Family: My boyfriend, Nick, and our menagerie of dogs and cats.
Interests: Being a self-proclaimed Health, Fitness and Computer geek; long-distance running; strength/weight training; animal rescue; assisting and motivating others to lead healthy, fit lives.
Personal Philosophy: “…be the change you wish to see in the world.”- Gandhi
Tara’s website: www.tsbfit.com
Tamer Hegazy • Age: 38
Work: Director of Tennis at Wake Forest University
Interests: Working out, golf, cooking.
Personal Philosophy: It is not what you do, but how you do it that matters.
Tiffany Sparks Norman • Age: 25
Work: Personal Training Director at Sportscenter Athletic Club and Personal Trainer
Interests: Fitness, Health, Running, Hiking, Biking, Volleyball, Reading, & Family
Personal Philosophy: “The past does not define you, the present does.”- Jillian Michaels
Antonina Johanna Whaples • Age: 22
Work: Florist and Organic Farmer at Hotshot Hens Interests: Organic Farming, Chickens, Tomatoes, Flowers, My dog Tickles, Veganism, Hiking, Camping, dreadlocks, stretched ears, and making art.
Personal Philosophy: Sustainability is the key to a bright future: for our earth, for ourselves, in our relationships, in our habits, and in our food. Turn the soil to turn your life around! Check out her artwork here.
Danny Coleman • Age: 20
Sports MGMT Major at Oklahoma State University (Junior)
Interests: Basketball, Football, Working out, Food, & movies
Personal Philosophy: “Everybody dies, but not everybody lives.” Live your life to the fullest, and make things happen.” Check out his blog!