Abby Lentz Honored with the Obesity Action Coalition’s
“Bias Buster of theYear” Award
Austin, Texas resident Abby Lentz was honored with the Obesity Action Coalition’s (OAC) “Bias Buster of the Year” award during the 3rd Annual Your Weight MattersSM National Convention, Together We S.H.I.N.E.
Abby was an integral part of the OAC’s many bias initiatives this year. She continually notified the OAC of weight bias issues in the media, pop culture and other areas. She also worked on the documentary, All of Me, which provided viewers with an in-depth look at life after bariatric surgery. She is the founder of HeavyWeight Yoga®, yoga designed for people who are affected by excess weight or obesity. Her mission is to change the image of yoga to include people of all sizes. She was chosen by Fitness Magazine as one of their Fit 50 and her DVDs appear on More Magazine’s Best Work DVD Dozen and their Best Yoga DVDs lists.
Abby has appeared on Better, the nationally syndicated lifestyle show from Better Homes and Garden, as well as Great Day Houston and Great Day San Antonio. Spreading the word about yoga for everyone, Abby has been interviewed on many news shows throughout Texas. Her presentation, “Yoga is not a 4-letter word,” has been well received at health conferences and corporate events.
“Abby is the perfect example of an OAC member proactively combating weight bias. She has truly led the OAC-charge this year in all of our bias efforts. We congratulate her on winning this award,” said Ted Kyle, RPh, MBA, OAC Chairman.