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Healthy Initiative With Shea Vaughn’s 90-Day Breakthrough

Health Awareness, Education, and Sound Solutions


by Lumbie Mlambo

Shea Vaughn is a health and fitness advocate who leads by example. Vaughn wears many hats: she’s an author, speaker, life coach, and fitness trainer, to name a few. She is the creator of SheaNetics®, an unparalleled innovation in body resistance exercise and the ultimate guide to self-fulfillment. Vaughn is also the founder of Healthy Initiative, a charity that champions disease prevention through awareness, education, and sustainable solutions for building healthy and joyful lives. I had the pleasure of talking with Vaughn about her new charity, and like Vaughn, I believe her breakthrough charity is something we’ve all been waiting for.

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What comes to mind when we hear the word “Mom?” Do we think of fresh-baked cookies, laundered sheets, home cooked meals, and unconditional love? Or do we think of an entrepreneurial powerhouse with a heart of gold and a passion for health, fitness, and selfactualization? Meet Shea Vaughn: Dubbed “Chicago’s Favorite Mom,” Shea is the epitome of today’s modern woman making a BIG DIFFERENCE at home, at work, and in her community. The perfect combination of traditional and visionary, this brunette bombshell is redefining the concept of “Mom,” and paving the way for people across the country to recreate who they want to be and what they want to accomplish.

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Chicagoans Come to Celebrate Good Health and Raise Funds for Healthy Initiative

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March 9th was a memorable evening for fitness and health maven Shea Vaughn and the dedicated friends and supporters of her cause, Healthy Initiative. Celebrate Yourself Healthy at Germania Place was filled with over 800 top socialites to honor the cause and its mission to promote better health practices and fight disease. The launch of Healthy Initiative started with forty participants challenged to transform themselves in 90 days with the help nutritionists, personal trainers, mentors and lifestyle regimes. For those people, March 9th was their day too. Each was showcased in designs J-Na Couture and Mark Roscoe with hair by Custom Hair Lounge and makeup by Josie Volpentesta and Brenda Arelano. The night was hosted by Jeff Conway of NBC’s 24/7, Jon Cotay of Akira and success coach, Bill Walsh.

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 Shea Vaughn’s Chicago Healthy Initiative and 90-Day Breakthrough Program

mdflogoShea Vaughn is one busy lady.  Not only is she mom to America’s favorite wedding crasher Vince Vaughn, but founder of Sheanetics, a doctor-endorsed healthy living program. Vaughn’s most recent endeavor, the Healthy Initiative Foundation, is a charity that champions disease prevention through awareness, education and sustainable solutions for building healthy lives.

Saturday, March 9 the foundation will host its first annual Celebrate Yourself Healthy fundraising event at Germania Place. The event is co-hosted by Jon Cotay, Co-Founder of AKIRA Chicago and the evenings’ Keynote Speaker is Dr. Joel Fuhrman, a NY Times best-selling author and nutritional researcher.

The event will celebrate the success of Healthy Initiative’s 90-Day Breakthrough Program participants and their transformations, and raise money for the children and schools of Chicago. There will be healthy homemade food and drinks, live entertainment, music, a raffle and silent auction.

We had the pleasure of speaking with Shea to learn more about Healthy Initiative, the 90-day Breakthrough Program and what inspires her to help create healthy change here in Chicago.

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Celebrate Yourself Healthy and Help promote Wellness

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The Healthy Initiative Foundation’s inaugural annual fundraiser, Celebrate Yourself Healthy, will be held from 7 to 11:30 p.m., March 9, at Germania Place,in Chicago, to promote disease prevention. The VIP reception begins at 6 p.m.

The event will also acknowledge the success of Chicago Healthy Initiative’s 90-Day Breakthrough, those people that joined the program and their personaltransformations from participants to community ambassadors that will continue to champion the cause.

Keynote speaker Joel Fuhrman, M.D., is a board-certified family physician, bestselling author and nutritional researcher who specializes in preventing and reversing disease through nutritional and natural methods. Chicago area resident Shea Vaughn, the developer of Sheanetics and visionary behind Healthy Initiative, will be a guest speaker. Vaughn is the author of Breakthrough: The 5 Living Principles to Defeat Stress, Look Great, and Find Total Well-Being, and is one of the nation’s leading fitness and wellness experts.

The Foundation’s goal is to defeat obesity, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, certain cancers and other lifestyle diseases in children and adults, with transformational ideas and sustainable programs. Ticket sales, sponsorship proceeds and financial contributions will go toward funding wellness programs for the children of Chicago schools.

General admission $100, VIP admission $250. Location: 108 West Germania Pl. Purchase tickets at For sponsorship info or to donate or volunteer, call 847-295-5033 or email

This article appears in the March 2013 issue of CHI

HEALTHY INITIATIVE on 5 NBCTV Chicago with Anthony Ponce

Celebrate being healthy by eating healthy! Wellness and fitness expert Shea Vaughn stops by the NBC Tower to tell us about the “Celebrate Yourself Healthy” event!

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SheaNetics – Living Healthy: Shea Vaughn Speaks to “Scared Stiff”


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You’ll learn how to think differently about health and how to make the right decisions…“Scared Stiff” host Forris Day JR.

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LOA Today & Shea Vaughn


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An insightful conversation about everyday wellness with radio host Walt Thiessen.

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“You can make miracles happen,” Shea Vaughn to Aparecio Foundation

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Shea Vaughn visits with the Aparecio Foundation and shares her recipe for making miracles happen in your life… FELIXtv

The Joffery Gives Back to Healthy Initiative



The Joffrey, Chicago’s own world-class ballet company, committed to artistic excellence and known for a unique repertoire, recently proved its stellar reputation by hosting one very special midday event. In celebration of one of their latest creations, the Joffrey has full-heartedly opened its doors to the public to experience their “Keep Fit Ballet” class. Kim Sagami, a former Joffrey dancer of 14 years, is now on faculty and an instructor at Joffrey. “’Keep Fit Ballet’ is a combination of pilates & ballet and you condense it into an hour long class,” explains Kim… read more

The Sports Doctor

Dr. Robert Weil- hosts Shea Vaughn

Dr. Robert Weil – “The Sports Doctor” – hosts Shea Vaughn, author, lifestyle wellness and fitness creator of SheaNetics, and founder of Healthy Initiative discusses her 5 Principles of wellness and success.

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Shea Vaughn in Today’s Chicago Woman

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