Move Your Body, Calm Your Mind

Jessica Byers holds a unique position as Executive Director of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Mental Well-Being. Co-chaired by California’s First Partner, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, and Pro Football Hall of Famer and Fit Kids Honorary Board Member Ronnie Lott, the Council convenes many other leaders, including non-profit executives, medical professionals, and celebrity athletes, such as Brandi Chastain, Cheryl Miller, Dave Stewart, and Kristi Yamaguchi.

Highlights include:
:41 Explanation of the Governor’s Advisory Council and its function and impact, including the “Move Your Body, Calm Your Mind” campaign
2:41 What’s on tap for the Council’s exciting May 1 event in Sacramento
6:25 The intersectionality of physical fitness and mindfulness
7:56 How Jessica’s life experience influences her work, ever since growing up in rural Northern California without much access to structured fitness activity
11:13 Why physical literacy is important to everyone, regardless of how athletic they consider themselves
14:11 Jessica’s messages to make improved fitness more achievable to the less-athletic among us, “Don’t overthink it. Just walk through that door.”
21:50 Shoutouts to participating organizations that contribute to uplifting the public through fitness, mindfulness and “community belonging-ness”
23:02 The importance of inclusivity in working to improve physical fitness and mental well-being