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Community Description

Convene Health and Wellness is a web-based community where passionate people gather to share their knowledge for the benefit of the others. This community focuses on all health and fitness related issues.

Community Information

Welcome to the Health and Fitness Community!

Thank you for being here!!

In this community, you will find coaches who are passionate about helping others. We have created a space for learning to take place and for you to interact with different coaches. 

Different people relate to other people. Therefore, as coaches, we have found it better to collaborate and have the ability to help you in your journeys truly!

Are you a health and fitness coach looking to scale your business? If so, we would love to have you come in and create content for our members. 

Please let us know if you have any questions whatsoever! We look forward to continuing to build this out and creating a community where we can help a limitless number of people on their health journeys! 

This community is for athletic coaches, nutrition coaches, fitness coaches, etc. Together, we can do more!

Let's meet your community leaders:

Jodi Watkins

Jodi Watkins is a highly motivated and hard-working mompreneur, Air Force Veteran, and Certified Health Coach passionate about improving individual and community health through education and public awareness. She loves to mentor other coaches, college students, and anyone. She shares her experiences with others to help them grow and become better versions of themselves She teaches various health topics in her Life and Health Community. She also uses the Convene platform for her company's back office. She is the founder of an online coaching company called 2BEpic Fitness and Nutrition, LLC, and recently formed a DBA ("Doing Business As") called Lady J Consulting.


She serves in her community through her Amazing Life Church in Jacksonville, Florida. She also performs with other non-profits and sits on the board for two local non-profits. One helps women transition out of toxic relationships. The other helps veterans make a healthier transition out of the military to find their next career. Jodi is also the host of a podcast called Breaking Barriers Now and is the author of a book called Reclaim Your Life. Jodi's links can be found at Jodi is on a mission to save lives and loves to support, encourage, and empower others (including coaches and other entrepreneurs) so that we can do more together! Jodi is a good teacher and relationship builder with excellent communication skills. She offers a lifetime of experience and tools in mindset shift, time management, self-care implementation, nutrition, exercise, and consistency through life’s challenges to take people to the next level. She teamed up with other coaches to build this community to what it is meant to be - a one-stop shop for all things health and fitness! 

Omar Torrez

Omar is a certified personal trainer, fitness nutrition specialist, sports performance specialist, and orthopedic exercise specialist. He also holds a Bachelor of Science in Health and Wellness.  He is from a small town in Oklahoma called Luther, where he started his active lifestyle with sports like basketball, football, and track.  He went to state in track and did a little powerlifting to keep in shape. He also did this for his primary sport, bull riding. Omar rode bulls for fourteen years throughout high school and college and eventually ended it while on active duty in the United States Air Force.  He joined the Air Force for about seven years, and that’s when I realized my enjoyment of helping others with fitness as a physical training leader. 

After transitioning from active duty to the reserves, he decided to pursue his goal of becoming a physical therapist. His wife received orders to Germany shortly after. While in Germany, Omar decided to become a personal trainer. He had a great experience helping others. It made him want to keep improving and learning to be the best at helping others.  Omar is now in Colorado with his wife, dogs, and two kids. He is a stay-at-home dad going to school, so time flexibility was essential to him. He needed a way to leverage his time but still help more people. He decided to join the team at 2BEpic Fitness and Nutrition, LLC as an online coach who builds custom workouts for those who want to work with him. He invites anyone to get on this incredible journey of health and fitness. If you are interested in his programming, you can check him out at and see his content inside this community. 

Melissa O'Connell PT, DPT

Melissa performed her undergrad work at Manhattan College majoring in exercise science, her passion for helping others through movement led her to pursue her doctorate in physical therapy.

Melissa has been a national board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy since 2014 from New York Medical College.

Melissa has treated patients of all ages in various clinical areas, including post-operative, orthopedics, pediatrics, recreational/collegiate athletes, and geriatrics. Throughout her career, it became clear to Melissa that to heal her patients fully truly, she needed to address the underlying issues, not just the physical symptoms.

Melissa expanded her knowledge yoga, meditation, sound healing, and Reiki education.

She practices a patient-centered approach to treatment, strongly emphasizing movement training, energy healing, patient education, and empowerment.

Thousands of people seeking better health and pain relief chose Melissa as their coach to get them there, and the results speak for themselves.

Through Melissa's continual journey of healing and self-discovery, she learned how important it is to have the right teacher to help guide you. Sustained recovery is not possible if attempted in isolation. Her deepest wish is that she will provide you with a unique service that will allow you to improve yourself physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

This is your opportunity to bring Dr. Mel's expertise into your world, please schedule it here:


Community Leadership

Community Leader
Jodi Watkins

Community Members

148 members in the Community

11 Convene Private Memberships

8 Convene Premier Memberships

Community Public Experiences

Signs you may have high blood pressure and your key to avoid death!
High blood pressure is known as the "silent killer". There are symptoms, contributing factors, and steps to reduce your levels and save your life.
Eugene Brown Jr
Recognizing Dementia Signs
Recognizing dementia signs is vitally important for not only for early treatment, but the safety of all involved.
Eugene Brown Jr
Why weightlifting is important for both men and women?
Weight training provides invaluable benefits that makes it a must for several reasons.
Eugene Brown Jr
Tips to make life LESS Challenging
Life can be difficult. Your daily "self management" approach to it can make all the difference in your perspective.
Eugene Brown Jr
What You Should Know About A Colonoscopy
The intimate details of preparing and getting a colonoscopy.
Eugene Brown Jr
Basic Healthy Diet
Eating well is a lifestyle choice that comes with many benefits.
Eugene Brown Jr
90 Day Challenge - Get Moving
Tracking your goals during the 90 Day Challenge and seeing the weight/inch difference can elevate your motivation to stay on track
Melinda Kroeze
Simple Tips to Avoid Being a Heat Casualty
Proper hydration and limiting your activities in hot weather can help you avoid a trip to the hospital.
Eugene Brown Jr
Home Gyms Can be a Great Option
Establishing a home gym is easy to do.
Eugene Brown Jr
How can you manage stress better? Why is it important to do.
Why worrying and stressing can have negative consequences. How can we manage this better?
Eugene Brown Jr
Getting Started
Matthew Currin
Healthy Relationship with America
Love letter about my relationship with America.
Eugene Brown Jr
It's time to continue the conversation about the benefits of this plant.
Eugene Brown Jr
My Story with Irlen Syndrome
I am Mallory Cullen. I want to share my Story with Irlen Syndrome & how Irlen Lenses Helped Me! In fact, I want to share how this changed my life!
Mallory Cullen
Indoor vs Outdoor Exercise
What are some benefits of outdoor vs indoor exercise.
Eugene Brown Jr
Linville Gorge Wilderness Area
Hiking on Linville trails can be challenging. There are other popular sites such as Blue Ridge, Chimney Rock. Grandfather Mountain, and the mountains in Boone to name a few.
Eugene Brown Jr
An Ounce of Prevention (60 Day Journal)
Weekly journal on how to avoid gaining weight this holiday season.
Eugene Brown Jr
TheFatGuy Story & Where He Started
Mike Campbell TheFatGuy I lost 150 pounds in 363 days! I am truly healthy for the first time in my life! On March 2nd 2009, at 351 pounds, I was being treated and on meds for High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Anxiety, Sleep Issues, Migraines, Asthma and Esophageal Reflux. Now my doctor loves me and I am off ALL of my meds and all issues are under control. I am a HAPPY HEALTHY FAT GUY!!
Mike Campbell
2019 Health and Fitness Goals
Each new year most of set new health and fitness goals.
Eugene Brown Jr
The AHA! Moment
The AHA! Moment The moment you realize that you need to make some changes!
Mike Campbell
Should Women Fight in MMA
MMA is a violent sport. Should women participate?
Eugene Brown Jr
Value Your Time and They Will Too!
What is a moment of your time worth? Have you ever thought about that? For years, I undervalued myself based on what "others were doing." I wasn't taking into consideration the time I was taking away from family and my own goals in order to help others. When you consider your worth, who or what do you allow to control your thoughts? Do you allow others to take advantage of your time? Do you give freely or grudgingly? Do you give all your goods away? Do you listen more than you talk? How much time do you take to listen? What are your consultations like? Do you have time parameters for them? Setting parameters early on is super important. Let's dive in.
Business Owner or Hobby Mindset?
Today's question is: Do we have a business owner mindset or a hobby mindset? Be real with yourself. We all have to answer this question and we have to be real with where we are and where we are willing to go for the outcome we desire.
Shoulder Warm-up with Jodi Watkins
Doing simple warm-up exercises before an upper body workout benefits the ligaments, joints, tendons, and muscles and allows you to test your body's functionality.
Jodi Watkins
Making Exercise A Habit
How and why to make exercise a habit
Darius Jones
How to do a Push-up
In this experience, I will be going over the push-up. With plenty of experience myself and being in the military and never failing my physical training test, I believe I can help others do awesome with the push-up to help them along the way to their fitness goals.
Omar Torrez