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Life in Motion

Misty Copeland
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Misty Copeland

When Misty Copeland first placed her hands on the ballet barre at an after-school community centre, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America's most groundbreaking dancers. A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland tells the story of her historic journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. With an insider's passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life centre stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world's most iconic ballets. Life in Motion is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.

Aric Sigman

Dr Aric Sigman is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. He is also the hands-on father of 4 children. He writes for the Times Educational Supplement and his book 'Remotely Controlled: How Television is Damaging Our Lives' has caused ongoing public debate.

Charles Eugster

Charles Eugster is a 97 year-old retired dentist from the UK who holds multiple records (including world records) in his age group for athletics and a variety of other sports.

Danny Penman

Dr Danny Penman Ph.D. is the bestselling author of Mindfulness: A practical guide to finding peace in a frantic world, co-written with Professor Mark Williams of Oxford University, and co-author of Mindfulness for Health with Vidyamala Burch. He is a qualified mindfulness teacher who first learned to meditate when he was 16. He is also a feature and comment writer for the Daily Mail, having previously worked for the Independent and the BBC. Danny has hosted mindfulness seminars for directors and senior figures from many leading companies. He is a frequent commentator on mindfulness for the BBC and various national newspapers.

Faya Nilsson

Faya Nilsson is a personal trainer and award-winning blogger, born in Sweden and now based in west London. She started her blog, fitnessontoast.com, in 2013, and it won Best Lifestyle Blog at the UK Blog Awards in 2015 and the Cosmopolitan's Lifestyle Blogger of the Year award in 2014.Faya's first book, FIT IN 3, includes 60 easy-to-make, healthy, Scandi-inspired recipes; calming mindfulness and yoga routines; and highly effective, time-efficient workouts that don't require a gym membership. FIT IN 3 provides you with a simple formula for an enjoyable, healthy life. It's as easy as 1, 2, 3

Fiona McDonald Joyce

Fiona McDonald Joyce DipION, mBANT is a nutritional therapist and cookery consultant.

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth Paltrow is an Oscar winner and author of the New York Times bestselling cookbooks It's All Easy, My Father's Daughter and It's All Good. She is founder of Goop, a lifestyle brand and website that covers food, fashion, fitness and travel. Paltrow is a mother, businesswoman and actress, who lives in Los Angeles.

Jane Scrivner

Jane Scrivner is the co-founder of the British School of Complementary Therapy and bestselling author of Detox Yourself.

Jessie Pavelka

Jessie Pavelka is an internationally recognised fitness and wellbeing expert and specialist in extreme weight loss. He is also one of the newest trainers on NBC's The Biggest Loser. Jessie has graced British and American television screens with his life-changing work on Sky's Obese: A Year to Save My Life and Fat: The Fight of My Life as well as Lifetime's DietTribe. He's motivated the masses on Oprah's OWN Wake-up Workout, ITV's 'Motivation Nation' in 2014 and headed the 'Sugar Free' campaign on Good Morning Britain in January and June 2015. Jessie is a Race for Life Ambassador in the UK and also runs Pavelka Limited, based in the UK, which offers a range of workshops and seminars plus an interactive membership website to help guide weight loss. For more information visit www.jessiepavelka.com and www.pavelka.co.uk. Twitter: @JessiePavelka. Facebook: facebook.com/JessiePavelka. Instagram: @Jessiepavelka. YouTube: JessiePavelka.

Kate Brian

Kate Brian specialises in issues surrounding female fertility. She has been awarded for her work for Infertility Network UK, and is employed as a Regional Organiser for the charity. She has been a member of a Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority expert advisory panel. She has two children who were born after IVF treatment.

Kimberley Welman

Kimberley Welman is a stay-at-home mum, entrepreneur and founder of the online parent's support forum and blog 'Stay Strong Mummy'. Prior to having children, Kimberley enjoyed a twelve-year career as a Senior Public Relations Consultant for one of Australia's longest serving corporate communication firms.

Mark Atkinson

Dr Mark Atkinson is one of Britain's most innovative holistic medical doctors and a leading authority on drug-free solutions to chronic illnesses. He specialises in the integrated medicine approach to depression and other mental health and emotional problems. Many of his holistic health programmes have been featured in the national press in the media.

Melissa Hartwig

Melissa Hartwig is a Certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create life-long, healthy habits. She is the New York Times bestselling co-author of It Starts With Food and The Whole30 and has been featured by the Today Show, Dr. Oz, the Wall Street Journal, Outside, and SELF. Melissa has presented more than 150 health and nutrition seminars worldwide and shares resources with, writes articles for, and provides support to more than 2 million people a month through the Whole30 website and social media feeds.

Misty Copeland

Misty Copeland made history by becoming the first African American female principal dancer at American Ballet Theatre. The bestselling author of Life in Motion and a children's book, Firebird, she is the recipient of the Lenore Annenberg Fellowship in the Arts. In 2014, President Obama appointed Misty to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition. She lives in New York City.

Noel Streatfeild

Noel Streatfeild was born in Sussex in 1895 and was one of three sisters. After working in munitions factories and canteens for the armed forces when the First World War broke out, Noel followed her dream of being on stage and went to RADA where she became a professional actress.She began writing children's books in 1931 and Ballet Shoes was published in 1936. She quickly became one of the most popular authors of her day. She was one of the first winners of the Carnegie Medal and was awarded an OBE in 1983.

Olivier Ameisen

Dr Olivier Ameisen inaugurated the position of official physician to the prime minister of France. In 1983 he moved to the United States to join the prestigious cardiology team at New York Hospital and Cornell University Medical Center. He currently devotes his efforts to the treatment of addiction and divides his time between Paris and New York where he is currently a visiting professor of medicine at State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.

Patrick Holford

Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is also director of the Food for the Brain Foundation and an honorary fellow of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy. He is one of Britain's top nutrition experts and is the author of over 25 health books.

Sally-Ann Creed

Having spent her early years in and out of ICU units, suffering from chronic illness, and her 20s battling an ever-escalating list of ailments, Creed found herself on dozens of medications, seeing innumerable doctors and specialists, and undergoing endless tests and thirteen sinus operations.After decades of searching for a stable sense of medical wellbeing, it wasn't until Dr Robbie Simons gave Creed back her health and her life that she decided to study the subject further. She went on to achieve a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Nutrition and later studied Functional Medicine.Sally-Ann Creed is the author of nine books, including the bestselling Let Food Be Your Medicine, which is still viewed as a classic today.

Sarah Brewer

Dr. Sarah Brewer is a recognised expert on sensible supplementation and a respected health journalist. She is the author of over 30 popular health books.

Sarah Flower

Sarah Flower is trained in nutrition and nutritional medicine and author of 15 books, including the bestselling The Everyday Halogen Oven Cookbook. Sarah and her young son have lived on a sugar free diet for the last 3 years. As a nutritionist and journalist, Sarah has written many articles on diets, including sugar free, grain free, low carb and high protein. She runs workshops at local schools, talking to parents and teaching children how to cook and eat a healthy diet.