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GCH Co-Founder:

Thomas Root

One of the first specialized trainers for children in the US, Tom has spent the last 30 years building peer reviewed programs for schools and community organizations around the world. By integrating corporate partners including NFL Play60, Detroit Lions, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Brewers, the Harlem Globetrotters, Cartoon Network, United Way, AAHPERD, USRowing, USA Volleyball, WNBA, Blue Cross Blue Shield, the American College of Sports Medicine, American Heart Association, Sodexo, the US Army, the US Navy, the Children’s Hospital of Atlanta, Tom created an innovative platform providing local to global best practices. He advocated a multi-disciplinary approach to physical activity, health, and a variety of children’s wellness initiatives on multiple occasions to senior American leadership. Tom has also been a keynote speaker at numerous international conferences across the US, Europe and Asia.

Tom is former advisor to the AAHPERD Corporate Council, Recipient of the Hero of the Year Award by the Sports and Fitness Industry, and sits on a variety of advisory boards for the well-being of children.

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