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Denise Medved suggests that maintaining healthy neural pathways can be as simple as child’s play. The internationally-known fitness entrepreneur challenges you to change your brain through fun, creative, physical movement, no matter what your age.

Passionate about the brain and body and how they age, Denise attended graduate courses in gerontology at Western Carolina University and is a recent graduate of The Neuroscience Academy based in Sydney Australia, directed and founded by Dr. Sarah McKay. After 7 years of research, pilot programs and classes, Denise put her undergraduate degree in Communications (advertising and marketing) from the University of Tennessee to good use creating and developing the Ageless Grace® Brain Health fitness program. Based on the concept of neuroplasticity, Ageless Grace is now being taught in all 50 US states and in 16 other countries around the world. She was on the international training faculty for the Nia Technique in Portland, OR and is a 1st Degree Black Belt NIA instructor as well as an AFAA Certified personal trainer. She spent almost 30 years in the field of advertising and marketing in New York City and the San Francisco Bay area.