Laura is a Pro-health activist, TV & Radio Talk Show Host, Certified Corporate Wellness Coach (CCWC), Certified Wellness Coach (CWC), Motivational and Lifestyle writer, speaker and author of: Commit To Get Fit: Find the Secret to Your Own True and Everlasting Weight Loss. In addition, she is also highly regarded as a motivational and weight loss coach, a lifestyle and fashion consultant and designer, and make over expert.
Laura brings her extensive expertise, street-smart sensibility, and vast experience in fitness, fashion, and beauty to her coaching career. This background has helped her become one of the country’s top experts and motivational coaches in the fields of weight loss, fitness walking, developing discipline, maximizing human potential, overcoming adversity, improving personal appearance and increasing self-esteem.
The Laura Dion-Jones Commit To Get Fit Foundation is a 501(c) (3) NFP tax exempt charitable foundation that helps further Laura’s mission to combat our country’s escalating obesity epidemic.
Laura’s mission, talks and speeches, her book and passion are to help put an end to our country’s obesity epidemic by changing the way people think about health and fitness, and redefining healthy eating by showing them they have choices, alternatives they might have never thought of before and by building healthier communities through improving the health and fitness of individuals, thereby improving their lives. (www.commit-fit.com)
Commit To Get Fit provides accountability-based fitness programs and motivational seminars with a variety of approaches tailored to the needs of individuals, corporations and organizations for healthy weight loss and improved personal performance.
Everyone Is Talking With Laura Dion-Jones from Super Bowl Stars To Oprah
Laura is a true inspiration and her journey of chronic obesity has touched the hearts and lives of all of those who have heard her story. After shedding 150 pounds, Laura has created a revolutionizing outlook on wellness while continuing to impress, motivate, and teach people across America how to live their best life. She has kept off her weight for over a decade and has been backed by some of the top nutritionists in the health and wellness field. Through her bold pursuit of complete mental and physical health, Laura has become one of the country’s top experts and motivational coaches in the fields of weight loss, fitness walking, developing discipline, overcoming adversity, stress management, improving personal appearance and increasing self-esteem and confidence.
Think of Laura as a catalyst, a one-of-a-kind motivator who provides effective, accountability-based wellness and motivational programs and seminars geared toward personal improvement – custom-tailored to the needs of the individual, group or corporate wellness program. Her coaching touches on the physical, emotional and environmental aspects of each person’s professional and personal life. And her Commit To Get Fit seminar and follow-up support series touch on the how-to’s of healthy weight loss and maintenance.
Laura’s straightforward and encouraging “if I can do it, YOU can do it” approach will give you, your employees, or your organization just the jumpstart needed for increased, sustainable wellness, improving everyone’s personal and professional lives across the board.
Some of Laura's Awards and Accolades
The Canyon Ranch – Health Magazine’s 2015 Inspiration Award winner.
Several terrific book reviews and honorable mentions on Laura’s and literary websites.
2010 Volunteer of the Year awardee for the Prairie Valley – Taylor YMCA
Laura was honored as one of People Magazine and Dove’s “World’s Most Beautiful” issue, Dove Pro-Age’s “50 Most Beautiful Women Over 50.”
Elgin Image Award nominee 2010 and 2011
2011 and 2012 YWCA Leader Luncheon Nominee for the Marguerite Henry Award for Communications/Technology demonstrating qualities and leadership dedicated to excellence.
Featured on “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” November 1996
Awarded “Special Sizes Designer of the Year” Award 1995
“Tommy” Award Winner – November 1995
One of the country’s first, top Plus-Size models from 1980-1988
“There’s not a lot of people who understand that larger sized women also want to look terrific. I wish more designers would get that. Thank you, Laura.”
Oprah Winfrey, The Oprah Winfrey Show
Laura gives us a straight from the hip approach that will change the way you approach food and exercise. She is an inspiration for those who struggle with food. Follow her advice and it will change the way you look, how you feel, and how long you live.
Colette Heimowicz, M.Sc., VP Nutrition & EducationAtkins Nutritionals, Inc.
Laura Dion-Jones is an asset to anyone or any group looking for an accountability-based fitness program. She was a catalyst toward better health for many men and women in our area. As mayor, I’m grateful for the positive energy she brought to Elgin.
Proven Large-Size Fashion Designer, expert, and authority in the Plus-Size and Missy fashion industries with extensive experience in all other aspects of the Fashion Industry including manufacturing, sales and marketing.
Known for soft, easy, related-separate dressing that is sophisticated, highly styled, of excellent quality and great fit with color combinations, fabrications and silhouettes that are unique and truly flattering to the Full-Figured Woman.
An avid and successful self-promoter who has garnered on-going national publicity as well as local trade and consumer coverage in all areas of advertising media, including television, video, radio, newspaper, consumer magazines, trade magazines and related publications.
Administration and production experience encompassing original design concepts, collection planning and execution, cost analysis, budgeting, sales and fabric projections and forecasts.
Responsible for all staffing and training of all design personnel and a member of the International Fashion Group from 1990 to 2000.