Jeanette DePatie (A.K.A. The Fat Chick) is a plus-sized, certified
fitness instructor and personal trainer who has helped hundreds of
people who haven’t worked out in a while (or ever) learn to love their
bodies and love exercise again. She is author of the award-winning
book and DVD, “The Fat Chick Works Out!” and she shares her workouts
live on her website at: www.thefatchick.com. She is also co-creator
of the forum at www.fitfatties.com with Ragen Chastain. She is also
the co-founder The Hot Flash Mob Movement: www.thehotflashmob.com with
Dr. Eve Agee. The Hot Flash Mob will be performing the Menopause
Mambo on September 7 in Manhattan and Oakland, CA.
Ms. DePatie has held certifications from the YMCA, ACE and AFAA for
Aerobics Instruction and Personal Training. She has taught many
aerobics classes at various fitness levels throughout the country.
Jeanette has also served as a spokeswoman for NAAFA (The National
Association to Advance Fat Acceptance) and currently serves as a
spokeswoman (and board member) for The Association for Size Diversity and Health where she commonly speaks on the topic of Health at Every Size®. She has been interviewed many times on television, radio and in print by many important organizations
including NPR, The Dr. Drew Show, Fox News, The New York Times, The Boston Globe and Extra.