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Super Body, Super Brain Advisory Board

February 6, 2013



JOHN MARTIN John Martin, Ph.D.Medical Professor Physiology and Pharmacology at City College New York
He received his Ph.D. in neurophysiology from Columbia University, where he studied somatic sensory mechanisms, and subsequently received postdoctoral training in motor control at the Rockefeller University and Columbia University. His laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience studies development of the motor systems and repair after brain and spinal cord injury. He also directs the medical neuroanatomy course for first year medical students at the College of Physicians and Surgeons.

GREG LOMBARDO, MD, PH.D., is a child psychiatrist in private practice in Manhattan and Westchester County. He is board certified in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry and is a diplomate of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He is highly trained and experienced in the treatment of children with bipolar disorder. His practice includes biological diagnosis, clinical psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy. He also collaborates closely with psychologists and other therapists in the treatment of children and adolescents with this disorder.

JASON A. SMITH, PSY.D. Dr. Jason A. Smith has been working as a psychologist for thirteen years in a variety of settings including schools, clinical environments and mental health centers.  Dr. Smith has extensive knowledge in counseling and assessment in populations such as child/adolescent, culturally disparate, typical and disabled youth and adults with mental illness.  Dr. Smith received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from New York University in 1991; his Master’s degree in school psychology from Saint John’s University in May, 1996 and is a graduate of Yeshiva University’s Combined/Integrated doctoral program, May, 2006.  At the Albert Ellis Institute, Dr. Smith received a post doctoral certification in Rational Emotive Behavioral Training (REBT).  In addition, he participated in a project with the Harcourt Assessment Group for the re-norming of the Wechsler Individual Achievement Test (WIAT). Dr. Smith’s expertise is in assessment, crisis intervention, consultation and school psychology, with a cognitive behavior bent, and he sees young adult and adolescent patients in his private clinical practice.

OLINKA PODANY has completed her undergraduate degree at Columbia University and obtained her Masters of Science degree from New York University in clinical nutrition. She has twelve years of hospital experience at the upper-east side’s Lenox Hill Hospital. Having been responsible for the
cardiac units has motivated her to also obtain the American Heart Association certification in treatment of hyperlipidemia (high serum cholesterol). Early on in her career it became evident to her that most of the major diseases are linked to obesity. Helping individuals to loose unwanted pounds can significantly improve the quality of their lives.

REBECCA HAEUSLER, Ph.D., is a research fellow in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University, studying mechanisms of type 2 diabetes. As of 2008, the CDC estimates that 24 million Americans have diabetes, and an additional 57 million Americans have pre-diabetes. This disease is growing at an alarming rate, but it can be prevented or delayed with lifestyle changes.  Dr. Haeusler completed her undergraduate training at M.I.T. and received a Ph.D. in Biological Chemistry from the University of Michigan.

MARIA DORFNER, An award-winning broadcast writer/producer, Maria began her career at NBC News in New York as an intern during college in 1984, Her work has earned her a Media Recognition Award from the American Heart Association, a Medical Reporting Scholarship from the American Medical Association She is a member of the National Association of Medical Communicators and the Association of Health Care Journalists. She is also on the Advisory Board of IllumAlliance International Humanitarian Group, a global organization that reaches out to children in crisis around the world

MICHAEL GONZALEZ WALLACE has been involved with athletic sports for over 20 years, which is almost half his age. Michael’s athletic career spans many years practicing semi-pro basketball in Spain. A graduate of the Universidad Autonoma (a top economics school in Madrid, Spain) he learned how to do research. In 2002 he earned a certification by the National Academy Sports of Medicine. For the last six years Michael Gonzalez-Wallace has developed the acclaimed fitness program: “The Brain Muscle Workout”. The program is presented to a vast audience of viewers and readers throughout USA. Several doctors have endorsed the Brain Muscle Workout program and Michael has received an award from a US Governor.
Currently he is implementing the program in schools to fight child obesity and improve motor skills. Several clinics have requested his program as well.


In 1991, Ava Diamond began her psychotherapy career with adolescents and adults seeking recovery from addictions and traumas.  She combined her Masters degree education in Clinical Social Work at Columbia University with her naturally intuitive and creative approach to develop clinical and educational expertise that allowed her to witness success in over a thousand lives to date.  Currently, she is the Clinical Supervisor of a substance abuse treatment program developed by Yale Child Study Center.  Her thriving private practice in New Canaan, CT, offers a cutting edge concierge treatment model of service that integrates customized therapeutic plans that include individual and group therapies, education, medication management, nutritional counseling, and an expanded mind:body fitness program for those recovering from addiction and mood disorders.  With the merging of her two professions (psychotherapist and athlete),  Ms. Diamond has developed a nationally recognized mental prep coaching program and serves clients throughout the country.  Presently, she is on staff providing community education and patient psychotherapy support with InBalance Health in Manhattan, Hartsdale, Greenwich, and Wilton, CT. 

What is Super Body, Super Brain?

"Super Body, Super Brain"

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Brain workouts focused on memory are big business. Memory is located in only one part of the brain. It is movement that connects the intricate web of brain circuitry since different kinds of movement are managed by different areas of the brain. These critical brain circuits work with your muscles, tendons, and joints to dictate the quality of movement throughout the body. In “Super Body, Super Brain”, author Michael Gonzalez-Wallace combines specific movements, involving balance and coordination, creating an atmosphere of multi-tasking connecting the brain circuitry and providing the brain with a workout from front to back and left to right. These movements are combined into a powerful, full-body workout that keeps both your body and brain fit. The program only takes ten minutes per day and delivers maximum results in minimal time creating the ultimate in body and brain efficiency. The workout progresses in difficulty over time as both muscles and brain circuits need challenges in order to stay fit. The program can be done anywhere, by anyone regardless of their shape or level of athletic ability. The book will also include a nutrition progam with recommended ‘power brain foods’ and easy-to-follow recipes.

Human performance trainer Michael Gonzalez Wallace has developed SUPER BODY, SUPER BRAIN a progressive exercise program that combines balance, coordination, and strength training with a super-quick circuit of multi-tasking movements that challenge and improve both your muscles and your brain in just 10 minutes a day.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 7, 2013 10:10 pm

    thanks a million! Love your blog!


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