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Welcome to SoopaFitt by J'Lyn Furby.

With warm weather here, outdoor exercise is a way for many of us to get some fresh air and stay SoopaFitt into your dotage. But don't forget about safety. J'Lyn's Exercise Prescription will keep you safely on the right track to freedom from obesity—and looking great!

J'Lyn journey started at 365 LBS and size 24 -26. She is currently 177 LBS and size 8-10. In 2012 Furby earned her bachelor's of education in Exercise Science. The Georgia State University Department of Kinesiology and Health is one of the most prestigious Allied Health Programs in the nation. Furby is also a proud graduate is Community College of the Air Force via University of New Mexico


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J'Lyn Furby earned her degree after over 100 LBS after the age 40 years old. Her real-world experience backed by a degree from one of top Allied Health College Programs in the Nation. J'Lyn knows and understands Human Kinesiology, Biomechanics, and Exercise Physiology. The GSU College of Education's B.S. Exercise Science program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

The GSU B.S. in Exercise Science prepares graduates for careers in adult fitness, worksite health promotion, corporate fitness, personal training, clinical exercise physiology, cardiac rehabilitation, and other related fields. Preparation is also provided in fitness management, program management, sports skills development and enhancement, strength and conditionings, and related topics. The GSU program also provides an excellent academic background for graduate study or for application to physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, medical school, sports medicine, public health, and other health science professional programs. Streetz Morning Take Over Listener save $100 off of a $250 Coaching Session: 1 HOUR Coaching Session with J'Lyn Furby ONLY $150. Limited number of slots available REGISTER TODAY!

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It's been 70 years since a bill was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman known as the Women's Armed Services Integration Act, which officially allowed women to serve as regular, permanent duty service members. As in the Civil Rights Movement, the many stories of heroic accomplishment and the many "firsts" of women veterans remain -- for the most part -- untold.

J'Lyn Furby's story is one.

Born in South Carolina, the oldest of nine, Joshualyn (shorten to "J'Lyn") learned to shoot a gun at an early age -- and use it -- in Cainhoy, the rural outskirts of Charleston. While her family's life revolved around the church, J'Lyn was drawn to academics. Taking challenging course loads with nightly homework, she recalls, "Regardless of how much studying I needed to do, my parents would tell me, 'You're going to church tonight.' And, if it was 11pm when we got home, and if I fell asleep with the lights on trying to study, my parents would fine me from my allowance."

Despite the challenges she faced at home, J'Lyn achieved high grades -- and SAT scores. She was sought after by both colleges and military recruiters towards the end of high school. By this time, her family had moved to Charleston and the high school she attended -- R. B. Stall High School -- was near the Charleston Air Force Base. Her homeroom and American Government teacher Ms. Karen Cabe (now Gibson) inspired her to join the Forensics Team, which she lettered, and where she met other students who encouraged her to join them in the Civil Air Patrol. 

Interview with Pres. Candidate Jackson urged by Karyn Greer, as "member of the press" from R.B. Stall High School 's yearbook staff.

Even though she had a scholarship to Atlanta's DeVry College and a letter of recommendation by Senator Strom Thurmond to attend West Point, J'Lyn's parents insisted they couldn't afford for her to go to college. Undaunted, she turned her focus towards enlisting in the military.

J'Lyn's entry level ASVAB test scores were so high, she immediately qualified to be accepted into the Air Force. Although her Air Force recruiter placed her in a two-year holding pattern to guarantee her a selective Logistics career path, things had gotten more stressful with her parents. With an urgent request to go active duty immediately, in whatever opening the Air Force had, on December 15, 1988, J'Lyn began active duty as a Security Forces specialist.

Coming straight out of boot camp and Air Base Ground Defense instruction, J'Lyn found herself assigned, as her first duty station, to Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico at Manzano Mountain -- near the Sandia National Laboratories.

Still in her teens, she was among the first women airmen to serve there -- one of three at the time.

Despite her age and inexperience, J'Lyn was a part of operations that included high security patrols and escorted convoys whose missions' included activities of highest national security. As J'Lyn began to receive recognition for her superior service, she saw a position she wanted to interview for: elite gate guard.

Having received numerous Airman of the Month awards by this time, in spite of her command's initial reluctance due to her short service time, J'Lyn was granted permission to interview for the highly selective position -- and was accepted. 

She became the first black woman elite gate guard at Kirtland. Not only did J'Lyn receive this distinguished duty assignment, but she was also offered a dual designation into the Air Force Law Enforcement specialty. With both Security Police and Law Enforcement designations, as an integral part of Kirtland's elite guard detail, J'Lyn would have the honor of working directly with Bush 41 and Air Force One during her assignment at Kirtland. 

When granted the opportunity to make a phone call from Air Force One, J'Lyn called her mother, who couldn't believe her daughter would actually be granted such a favor and told J'Lyn she better hang up before she got in trouble.

J'Lyn remembers all of it like it was yesterday.  The Gulf War veteran who saw action during and in support of both Desert Storm and Desert Shield, wants to share a message for all veterans that goes beyond her personal story, that goes beyond Veterans Day.

"As vets, we get so stubborn. We'll tell ourselves, 'I don't want to go to the VA.' As someone who has Type II Diabetes, I know how important health and wellness is. Our health is our wealth... we can't sustain anything unless we have our health.

"I want to tell fellow vets there's nothing wrong with going to the VA and getting help. It's important to engage the VA services. The VA and its services changed my life; in some moments, they literally, physically saved my life. I lost 167 pounds, and through the support of the VA, I went back to college. It allowed me to start my business through the VA Vocational Rehabilitation Program as a State of Georgia exempted veteran owned business.

"Regardless of the gaps in the programs, I urge all veterans to engage the VA, and communicate with VA administrators about what you'd like to see, versus being silent, and not doing anything."

J'Lyn shared about the immense support she has received from the VA Women's Wellness Center in Atlanta -- and how, through their support and mentoring, she took on long-standing family issues that led to the discovery of her biological father.

"My life is not perfect, yet" the effervescent veteran confides, "but I'm working on it!" 

Her "SoopaFitt" Health Fairs have gotten major sponsors, public officials' support, local media coverage and numerous letters of commendation. She has created American Kinetics, LLC as a public relations marketing firm to gain exposure for this expansive health and wellness initiative. J'Lyn also has an impressive music promotion arm of her business that helps highlight the "SoopaFitt" initiatives and helps promote major artists, particularly in hip hop. 

Through her career as a National Artist Manager, J'Lyn has worked with top name artists such as Fabo/D4L, LUDACRIS, Lil John, Moochie Mack pka DJ Soopa Dave (the "Soopa" inspiration for "SoopaFitt"). J'Lyn's love of hip hop goes back to the 90's when she worked with MC Hammer, EnVogue, and Tony! Toni! Tone!. J'Lyn started as an intern at Albuquerque's talk radio while stationed there; it was part of her college coursework. 

Yet her own health and wellness issues have left her business dreams financially unfulfilled at present -- and J'Lyn wants other vets to know that she too, seeks support when the challenges seem insurmountable.

"I put what little personal resources I have, and what sponsorship dollars I receive directly back into my company, because it takes everything I have right now to put on these important free health expos for the community. I am looking for any corporations, book publishers, or tv network producers who would like to partner with me to take "SoopaFitt" to the next level of success and be truly sustainable. The diabetes challenge in our community alone is a need that is so great nationwide -- but it is particularly a challenge for us in the South."

With the courage and commitment, she gave her country in the Air Force, J'Lyn Furby is finding a new way forward to serve her fellow Americans. Her ability to leverage her unique veteran experience while embracing her health and wellness challenges -- with the support of the VA -- serves as testimony to the valor of so many of our American veterans, as unsung heroes and sheroes.

A salute to you, J'Lyn Furby -- and a special salute to all veterans during this time of national veteran acknowledgement. May your contributions be known -- and may we contribute in-kind back to you.

For more information about Ms. J'Lyn Furby, contact:

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2022 Georgia Woman Monthly Mixer’s NSBW, Lupus and Mental Health https://conta.cc/3PAtOjy

2019 Georgia Homeless Day https://conta.cc/2N0v6G8

2019 National Women's Health and Fitness Day Video Recap https://youtu.be/XUokALuFr-c

2019 National Women's Health and Fitness Day https://conta.cc/2lge25u

2019 710 Georgia Compassion Day https://conta.cc/2pQ878M

2019 American Kinetics LLC's Adult Education Day at FreakNik https://conta.cc/2N51yre

2019 Georgia W.O.M.A.N. Monthly Mixer https://conta.cc/2KuWAEa

2019 G420 Global Healing Summit in Atlanta GA https://conta.cc/2JeLZfu

2019 American Kinetics Media for 710 Georgia Oil Day https://www.fox5atlanta.com/video/583079 or https://www.fox5atlanta.com/video/583074

2019 American Kinetics LLC Frederick Douglass High School https://conta.cc/2PaQTxL

G420 Summit https://conta.cc/31GTHFB

2018 SoopaFitt Boyz II Men Concert https://conta.cc/32IlNS7

2018 2019 2nd Annual Cannabis Day in Georgia https://conta.cc/32Lv8bK

2018 Fox News Covers American Kinetics LLC Medical Cannabis Media Conference at the GA Capitol https://youtu.be/TmV7oJDwa_E

2018 SoopaFitt Health Expo and Valdosta Mall Festival https://conta.cc/2Lsp6nT

2016 SoopaFitt Health Expo and Valdosta Street Festival https://youtu.be/GwLvRtdNAMs

2017 2nd Annual SoopaFitt Health Expo and Valdosta Street Festival https://youtu.be/4mDi79Ltvrs

VA Approves World War II Veteran’s Final Farewell Two-Days after Hero’s Funeral Service https://conta.cc/2wEZdL7

SoopaFitt Day in the State of Georgia https://conta.cc/2M8Ogs1 

Goodwill Week https://conta.cc/2LsWBWT

Goodwill Industries: https://youtu.be/tB-o2OW7ems

National Small Business Week 2018 https://conta.cc/2Lsp1Am

Lowndes County Career & Resource Fair https://conta.cc/2Jv8I42

Looking Ahead To Brand New Year: Angela Simmons http://conta.cc/2CcEjoD

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Spreading the word SoopaFitt featured in the Valdosta Times: http://conta.cc/2xNKsZR

Senator Ellis Black Salutes SoopaFitt Health Expo & Street Festival: http://conta.cc/2xFqJf4

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Breaking News! American Kinetics Expands It's Health Fair Program: http://conta.cc/2vbGBjB

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American Kinetics LLC receives Georgia Outstanding Business Proclamation: http://conta.cc/2qN1uT8

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VALDOSTA – Georgia State Sen. Ellis Black and Mayor John Gayle attended the Second Annual SoopaFitt Health Fair Saturday at the Martin Luther King Memorial Park. 

The mayor presented a proclamation that Oct. 14, 2017, was SoopaFitt Family Day in Valdosta.

Gayle said the day is a health and wellness day that American Kinetics, a marketing firm, puts on every year. The good thing about it is it's a family health day, too.

"It encourages family growth and family health and being active with your children and making sure that they are doing well in school," Gayle said. "Our young people are our future. So, we need to encourage them to stay out of trouble and do the best they possibly can. It's important that they learn this now from us adults."


Soopafitt Family Field Day; Recognize August 1, 2015 (SR 490)

Georgia Senate Act (2015-2016 Regular Session – SR 490)


VALDOSTA — Mayor John Gayle presented a proclamation for SoopaFitt Family Day 2016, to Gulf-War veteran and former Air Force Police Officer J'Lyn Furby.  The mayor and Valdosta City Council commended Furby for her hard work and dedication toward educating the public on the dangers of obesity and other related health issues. Furby served as a police officer in the Air Force during the Gulf War. The war-time veteran was presented with Georgia Senate Resolution and Proclamation No. 490 on March 18, 2015, that proclaims SoopaFitt Family Day as Aug. 1 in the State of Georgia.

Gayle proclaimed Oct. 15 as SoopaFitt Family Day. The Valdosta mayor was joined by state Rep. Dexter Sharper, at the proclamation ceremony that was held at Valdosta City Hall. 


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