Meet Our Bloggers
Meet the bloggers who help give Let’s Move Quad Cities its unique voice and perspective on fitness, nutrition and our active, Quad City community.
Meet Jeni Tackett, our Let’s Move Quad Cities nutrition blogger. Jeni is a registered and licensed dietitian for Unity Point-Trinity. Jeni counsels her clients on weight loss and nutrition. A wife and mother, Jeni has her Masters Degree in Health Science with a dream to manage and develop corporate wellness programs in the workplace.
She consults clients on weight loss, diabetic, heart healthy, and vegetarian diets. Jeni enjoys promoting healthy lifestyles for her clients, friends, and family with realistic, down-to-earth nutrition tips.
You can read more of Jeni’s views on healthy living on her blog at www.planforadventure.com
Check out all of Jeni’s LMQC blog posts here.
Alan Sivell (the Professor)
St. Ambrose University Journalism professor and former WQAD-TV reporter Alan Sivell, 64, is putting his 2 new knees through the paces — fulfilling a goal to ride across Iowa in RAGBRAI, July 19-25, 2015.
Alan’s new knees powered him across Iowa’s cornfields right into Davenport, where RAGBRAI ended that year (you can read all about his adventure by clicking here). Today, Alan blogs about life and how he sees it. It’s a fun perspective on exercise, diets and our Quad City community. “I like to find everyday people who accomplish extraordinary things and share their stories to inspire others.”
You can learn more about Alan (and his new knees) by clicking here.
Interested in reading Alan’s stories? Click here for a complete list.
Meet Wade Ellett, our Let’s Move Quad Cities outdoor blogger. By day, Wade is a John Deere Digital Archivist. By evening and weekend, he is an outdoor adventurer who shares his passion for the outdoors, “micro-adventures,” and favorite QC activities here!
Aryn and Cody: Our Get Fit Bloggers
Let’s Move Quad Cities fitness bloggers, Aryn (left) and Cody (right) work at Rock Valley Health. They will offer helpful, insightful and actionable fitness tips every month to our readers!
Aryn Lloyd is a Health Coach for Rock Valley Health. She holds a degree from the University of Iowa in Health Promotion and has experience as a Certified Health Education Specialist and personal trainer. She has led many chronic disease programs including the YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program. She lives with Type 1 Diabetes and enjoys running, cycling, yoga, and being active with her family. Native to the Quad Cities, Aryn lives in Davenport with her husband, Ben and their two daughters, Britta and Klara.
Cody Lichthardt is a Performance Enhancement Specialist at Quad City Sport Performance and a Certified Personal Trainer at Rock Valley Health. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in Recreation, Sport and Tourism and received his personal training certification from NETA (National Exercise Trainers Association). Cody experienced the benefits of training and proper nutrition and now works to help others gain these same benefits.