Are YOU ready to take the Challenge??? Mobile, Pensacola, and Birmingham are READY!!!


     The Bariatric Guru™ team is excited to announce their nationwide motivation and educational series called, The Bariatric Breakthrough Challenge.  The Challenge is sponsored by Bariatric Advantage!

Over the next twelve months we will present 25-30 conferences nationwide, inspiring thousands of weight loss surgery patients and supporting them in their journey to create and maintain their new healthy and happy lifestyles.

Each eight-hour conference will feature both live and video presentations from well-respected members of our community and will be hosted by

Erin Akey, The Bariatric Guru™, and host of the weekly radio show “Fit Living”.

Others involved in the Challenges will be :

Yvonne McCarthy- “The Bariatric Girl” and motivational speaker.

Antonia Namnath- Founder and CEO of the Weight Loss Surgery Foundation of America

Jeff Galloway- Olympic runner and runDisney consultant.  Jeff is also the founder of the Galloway Training Method and author of several books about taking up running safely and running injury-free

                                                                                                 Ben Akey- Guru chef and presenter of Support from the Kitchen.

Some will be live appearances and some will be via video!  Erin and Ben Akey will be live at all events!  

Topics include:

 Revisiting my Commitment – Re-learning the rules, setting goals, and changing old habits into your new healthy lifestyle!


 Exercise Basics – Made to Move 

 Emotional issues associated with drastic weight loss

 Grocery Guidance – Let’s Go Shopping

 Support From the Kitchen – cooking within bariatric guidelines

• Dress For Success – Dressing the New You

• Coping Skills – Identifying and Understanding your Personal Triggers


Dates are filling up fast so if you want to host a Bariatric Breakthrough Challenge in YOUR city, send us an email to

For more information, please go to

We look forward to comng to YOUR town soon!

Break through to the REAL you!!!

It is never to late to make your breakthrough!!!

A portion of every registration fee goes to support the WLSFA through our Pay it Forward initiative!

We look forward to seeing you soon!!!!

About Erin Akey

I am a formerly morbidly obese wife, mother, Christian, author, speaker, water fitness instructor, nutritionist, anti-obesity advocate, and Emerald Ambassador with Plexus Worldwide. I am passionate about helping people fight the disease of obesity and also preventing and addressing obesity in children. I believe we have so many amazing tools available to treat this disease and we all need to take advantage of the ones we feel are right for us. I am also passionate about women taking the time to care for their needs. We live in a world where so many of us spend all of our time taking care of others that we neglect ourselves. I am all about making God the center of everything and letting His will take control of our lives and watching the beautiful blessings come from that release of power! Live, Laugh, and LOVE every day! Be grateful and be humble and watch the world around you change!
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