Meet the Champions

The Daily Mile Champions are superheroes responsible for helping to spread the word about The Daily Mile and its benefits for children, teachers, schools, families, and the community. Contact The Daily Mile today to see how you can join the movement to keep kids healthy and become part of this amazing team!

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Meet the Champions
Amy Bantham

Amy Bantham

SUPERPOWER

Doctor of Public Health

CITY

Boston

STATE

MA

SUPERPOWER SUMMARY

Dr. Bantham is the CEO/Founder of Move to Live®More, a research and consulting firm addressing physical inactivity, chronic disease, and social determinants of health through cross-sectoral collaboration and innovation. She is a Doctor of Public Health, a certified health coach, and an exercise professional with a mission to help people live healthier, longer, more active lives. She advocates for physical activity in schools as a District Wellness Committee member.

Lynn Schorn

Lynn Schorn

SUPERPOWER

Physical Therapist

STATE

WA

SUPERPOWER SUMMARY

As a Physical Therapist for 39 years, I prescribe movement for health and well-being. We have scientific evidence that movement increases mental function by increasing oxygenation to the entire body, including the brain. Exercise and movement increases productivity in every work place. It used to be routine, that children participated in P.E. (physical education) as part of a regular school day curriculum. Somehow, that has decreased throughout the United States… and now we have more and more challenges with childhood obesity, depression, suicide, and behavioral classroom challenges.

What if … participating in walking, jogging or running a Daily Mile could and will reverse these crises among our youth? Wouldn’t that be a simple solution? I am ‘all in’ on this one. Let’s get our youth moving!

Beth

Beth Laine

SUPERPOWER

40 Year Educator

CITY

New Orleans

STATE

Louisiana

SUPERPOWER SUMMARY

One of the greatest professional joys and accomplishments of my life is to have been an educator for 40 years. My focus has always been young children from birth to 8 years old. There is nothing that excites a teacher more than to see children excited to learn and grow and to watch that amazing learning process. During those 40 years I was a classroom teacher for 23 years, an Early Childhood Coordinator for 5 years, a school administrator for 5 years, and a Supervisor of Elementary Education for 7 years. It is my firm belief that a teacher is a mentor and role-model for her students supporting them each day to be the best they can be. Educating the whole child is my core belief. Children have physical, cognitive, social and emotional areas in which they grow and develop. With care and education they will know that they are respected capable, connected, and contributing members to society and our world. I volunteer for Mentors Who Move as they collaborate with the Daily Mile with the goal of supporting children in their journey toward a happy and healthy adulthood.

Adam

Adam Marks

SUPERPOWER

Health & Wellness Pro

CITY

Boston

STATE

MA

SUPERPOWER SUMMARY

I am a Master Trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, a Community Coordinator for Healthy Kids Running Series and the co-chair of The Curley (Boston) School Health and Wellness Committee.

Maggie Lentz

Maggie Lentz

SUPERPOWER

Advocating for Children’s Health

CITY

League City

STATE

TX

SUPERPOWER SUMMARY

I'm a marathon and ultra-marathon runner who advocates for children’s health and running. I lead a campaign as an athletic speaker with the The Daily Mile across the Greater Houston area, and am also the Director of Operations for a multi-state program whose mission is to fight childhood obesity by exposing kids to the active lifestyles of their adult role models through neighborhood fitness.

As a Health & Wellness coach and a former elementary school teacher, I answered my calling in women’s health through skincare. I'm passionate about making a difference in other’s lives, and teach children that achievement is a mindset. You have to decide that you’re going to succeed, and then set a plan and put in the work to make it happen. One Day. One Action. One Habit at a Time.

Joyce McIntosh

SUPERPOWER

Making Connections

CITY

Anderson

STATE

SC

SUPERPOWER SUMMARY

I’m a retired teacher from the Pittsburgh area. I'm currently enjoying the milder winters in my new home state of South Carolina. When I was younger, I was a Scottish Highland Dancer and a college volleyball player. So I understand the value of exercise. I still walk 2 miles a day to keep fit. It's easy, requires no expensive equipment, and it’s good for my physical and mental health. The Daily Mile is also easy, and a great way to get kids exercising every day. Although my son is grown, I’m a Daily Mile Champion. I use my superpower to spread the word about The Daily mile. I've talked about it with my friends who have small children, so that they can introduce it to their children’s schools. And I've talked about it to our local superintendent of schools. You can make a Daily Mile difference in children's lives. Become a champion like me today!