Fitness Premier CEO Jason Markowicz is Today’s Honoree

Entrepreneur and founder of Premier Fitness 24/7 Clubs, Jason Markowicz graduated from Saint Xavier University with a degree in Business Administration in 2000. After college, he worked with a health club chain gaining practical business experience opening and operating and eventually owning fitness facilities.

Throughout his experience there, Jason was bothered by the constant turnover in membership and Fitness Premier 24/7 was conceived to address that issue:  a dynamic business model that has all the great features of traditional clubs but with a focus on results-oriented, individual success plans, tailored to help clients reach their fitness goals. The result is Premier Fitness 24/7 Clubs.

Markowicz also owns a clothing line focused on fitness wear and a healthy meal prep delivery service.

The Premier Fitness Philosophy:


Fitness Premier is dedicated to supporting your individual fitness journey. We will guide you through every stage of your goals, helping you find a balance. By offering an array of specialty classes, inspiring trainers, and a welcoming environment you’ll feel empowered. At Fitness Premier you’ll achieve your fitness dreams and be part of a supportive, healthy community.

P – Prepare for change
R – Remember why you started
O – Open up to challenges
M – Make time for others
I – Invest in yourself
S – Savor the journey
E – Enjoy healthy results


  • A warm and sincere greeting every time you enter and leave our facilities.
  • An empathic understanding and anticipation of each client’s needs.
  • Being Present at all times while in the facility with our guests, members, and clients. “Being present in the day with our clients help separate us from the pack.


To help create better lives, better families, better communities one person at a time in all communities we serve. By doing this, we have faith we are making this world a better place to live!


Fitness Premier 24/7 clubs exists to motivate, educate, and inspire the communities we serve. We encourage people to come together as a way to support one another’s goals. We believe that offering an environment of trust, teamwork, and progress can make anything possible. Our members are the everyday proof that we’re all working together to create a healthier world.


  • Connect – Always find a way to connect with those around you. Connection leads to influence
  • Caring – When interacting with those around us, we will communicate in the most caring way possible.
  • Coach – Be present in any coaching situation you are in.
  • Consistency – Give feedback in a connecting and caring way as often as possible.

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UI Global Brands LLC Founder and CEO Psyche Terry is Today’s Honoree

Psyche Terry is the founder and CIO—Chief Inspiration Officer—of her company, UI Global Brands LLC. UI Global Brands is the home of Psyche’s new size-inclusive line of Greek-inspired lingerie and sleepwear, “Inspire Psyche Terry,”  her hair care products for wavy, curly and coily hair called “Urban Hydration Haircare,” and her line of specialty bath products called “Urban Hydration Skincare,” as well as her line of DD – DDD bras called “Audrey Olivia.”

Born in a small-town in  Michigan and raised by her great aunt, Psyche strove to overcome limited economic circumstances and today is a successful woman, entrepreneur, wife and mother to three children. Through her #GirlsThatRock program, Psyche travels all over the country sharing inspiration and wisdom with high-school girls, encouraging them to believe in their dreams and apply to college. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Boys & Girls Clubs of Collin County, MI and is a member of Project Help Us Give. Additionally, Psyche is a fitness competition body builder, foodie and nutrition enthusiast.

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Janet Rich Pittman aka The Brain Nerd is Today’s Honoree

Dementia Chess was the game Janet played daily as Dementia Administrator, Dementia Practitioner and Director of Marketing for a 100 door senior residential community. She constantly had to move residents from independent living to an assisted living facility then to a locked down memory care dementia facility. Being a strategist playing this dementia chess game for her residents promoting healthy and safe living was not only painful and exhausting but also unacceptable.

Dementia is not part of normal aging. Dementia is a disease. Dementia can be prevented. Yet many of us simply don’t know much about how to age successfully or how to prevent dementia. Janet, aka The Brain Nerd, can help. Her mission is to speak to and reach as many people as possible on the ways to prolong, beat, even prevent the occurrence of dementia.

Through her blog OnTheBrain found through, many published magazine articles, speaking to various groups and organization and through many community organizations devoted to senior health and successful aging, Janet strives to share successful aging and dementia prevention knowledge with all so we may enjoy our life’s journey.

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Dr. David Tom of the NovaSpine Pain Institute is Today’s Honoree

David Tom, MD earned his Medical Degree from the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2000.  Since that time, Dr. Tom has trained extensively in pain medicine, anesthesiology and internal medicine at some of the best medical centers in the United States.

Dr. David Tom is a triple ACGME board certified physician in anesthesiology, pain medicine and internal medicine. Dr. Tom completed his fellowship training at an ACGME accredited fellowship in interventional spine and pain management.

Dr. Tom is an expert in the diagnosis and treatment of painful conditions of the neck, mid-back, low back, joints, muscles, vasculature and nerves. Dr. Tom is compassionate doctor who seeks to reduce suffering through comprehensive diagnostic testing, individualized and multidisciplinary treatment options, patient education and involvement, minimally invasive procedures, and the use of the most current and up to date technologies available.

Dr. Tom completed his ACGME accredited Interventional Pain Medicine fellowship and Anesthesiology Residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. Prior to pursuing Anesthesiology training, he practiced as a board-certified internal medicine physician and hospitalist in California. Dr. Tom earned his medical degree from the UCLA School of Medicine.

Dr. Tom is an active member of the American Society of Anesthesiologist (ASA), Spine Intervention Society (SIS), the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), and the American Society of Regional Anesthesia (ASRA).

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Caribu CEO Maxeme Tuchman is Today’s Honoree

Maxeme Tuchman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Caribu Inc., an education technology company that helps parents, extended family, and mentors read and draw with children when they’re not in the same location. Maxeme was most recently appointed by President Obama to serve as a White House Fellow at the U.S. Department of the Treasury where she served as a senior policy advisor and worked on issues of financial inclusion.

Max served as the Executive Director of Teach For America Miami-Dade and was responsible for overseeing daily regional operations for 26 staff members, as well as cultivating over $15M of private and public support in service of over 500 teachers and alumni. Prior to that, she served in Mayor Bloomberg’s bullpen where she co-created the NYC Civic Corps and managed The NYC Waterfalls art installation, which brought $69M of economic impact to the city.

Her commitment to educational equity began as a Teach For America corps member, teaching 480 high school students in inner-city Miami, and has led to working on educational innovation projects with organizations such as the Harlem Children’s Zone, DC Public Schools, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is a graduate of the Coro Fellowship in Public Affairs, the Miami Fellows Leadership Program, and is a current Trustee of the American Museum of the Cuban Diaspora. Maxeme received her B.A. from New College of Florida, holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School, and an M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

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The Podcast Host Founder Colin Gray is Today’s Honoree

I’m a Podcaster by trade and a teacher at heart. I create and produce my own Podcasts, help other to create their own, and I speak regularly on Podcasting, New Media, Content Marketing and storytelling.

I am MD at The Podcast Host ltd. where we teach businesses and individuals how to grow their business through Podcasting, starting with cultivating a fanatical audience. I also help educators to use podcasting to enhance their teaching.

I write on podcasting at, and offer both training and services there. You can take any of my podcasting courses, from beginner to advanced and all based on my online learning research. Or you can use my tailored podcast hosting to create the perfect home for your podcast on the web. Finally, we provide podcast production services if you want to broadcast but want the technical elements done for you.

To the second, and informing my work at, I hold a doctorate in online education. I develop better online courses for higher education, for business, and for myself, allowing anyone to learn even (especially!) if they’ve got little time.

I am an experienced speaker in both the business and the academic worlds. I can deliver anything based on my experience, from a short introduction to podcasting to an in depth workshop on sustainable content marketing. Feel free to contact me if you’re looking for a speaker for your next event.

Outside of my main work, I do some some elearning consultancy. For example, I’ve worked with Edinburgh Napier University, the Scottish Institute for Enterprise, Edinburgh University and the Uniform organisations (Scouts, Girl Guides, etc) all on creating better online learning for professionals and students.

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Actress Yara Shahidi is Today’s Honoree

Yara was destined to be an actress since she was a baby. Her talent can be seen in her portrayal as Murphy’s daughter, as the full-spirited character ‘Olivia’. Olivia takes her father, who is an overworked businessman, on a journey through her imaginary world and shows him valuable lessons along the way.

In her free time, Yara loves learning to cook with her Baba (father), baking with her mommy, learning to speak Farsi, traveling with her family, and conducting science experiments (she wants to build a laboratory in her garage one day). Her favorite subject in school is history–she likes to start everyday learning something new. She currently resides in Los Angeles with mother, father, her two younger brothers and her fish, Cleophus.

Early Life:

Yara was born and raised for the first four years of her life in Minneapolis, before her family made the move to California for her father’s line of work. When she thinks back to what she misses most about Minnesota she will tell you, “the beautiful lakes, Joon Joon, Grampie and Snow”!

Her Work:

She began her career at six weeks old, working along side her mother in commercials and print ads. Yara can be seen in such campaigns as McDonalds, Ralph Lauren, Target, Gap Kids, Disney, Guess Kids, Children’s Place and Disney, just to name a few. She frequently has had the opportunity to work with her mother and younger brother in various print and broadcast campaigns. They can currently be seen in the Tropicana “Squeeze” commercial and print campaigns together.

In addition to “Imagine That,” Yara played the daughter of Jessica St. Clair in a new ABC comedy “In The Motherhood,” which debuted on March 26, 2009. She portrayed the sister to her real life brother, who was also in the TV series as well. Yara’s next film project is titled “Unthinkable” with Samuel L. Jackson where she and her real life brother play the children of Samuel L. Jackson’s Character.

Yara Shahidi made her theatrical debut June 12, 2009, starring opposite Eddie Murphy, in Paramount Picture’s “Imagine That” and currently you can see her as Zoey on ABC’s TV show Black-ish.

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