Los Angeles, CA (January, 2011) – This Season, Fitness Expert Basheerah Ahmad is featured on the new syndicated television series, America Now.  Broadcasted and produced by Raycom Media Inc. and ITV STUDIOS, Inc., America Now is a unique hybrid of national and local content that focuses on the lifestyle, health and finance issues Americans face each day.

Basheerah brings to the series over 15 years of health and fitness experience and is considered one the fastest rising Fitness stars in the industry with celebrity clientele Carrie Underwood, Vivica A. Fox, Steve Harvey, Jordin Sparks, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia Barrino, Chante’ Moore, Keith Robinson, and numerous others.  

As Fitness Trainer, Artistic Director, and co‐Creator of several groundbreaking youth performing arts programs, Ms. Ahmad “The International Sporty Girl” has devoted many years to promoting Healthy Living through the Arts. Known for her caring, yet no nonsense style of training, Basheerah Ahmad provides the America Now audience with exciting tips and knowledge about Fitness and Nutrition.   

I am deeply moved and honored to be a part of America Now! This show not only touches the lives of others, but also my own, as we forge together in the challenge to overcome obstacles to pursue healthier, more abundant lives in becoming who we truly already are.
— Basheerah Ahmad

Basheerah is also currently a member of Jillian Michael’s Fitness Cruise team and is featured in Jillian’s newest line of DVDs and exercise equipment.      I

n the near future, Ms. Ahmad plans to establish a global organization whose mission is to provide adequate nutrition and healthcare to women and children all across the world.

To learn more about Fitness Expert Basheerah Ahmad, please visit: www.BasheerahAhmad.com

About Fitness Expert Basheerah Ahmad

Basheerah Ahmad, one of the fastest rising Fitness stars in the industry, holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Science, and Organizational Development.  Her love for performing and working with inner city youth earned her the title “Miss Black America” in 1996.  From 1998 to 2001, she helped to create several ground breaking youth performing arts programs in the state of Oklahoma.  Ms. Ahmad is a certified personal trainer, an aerobics instructor, and Fitness Nutrition Coach with numerous certifications in cardio kickboxing, circuit boxing and body sculpting.  In 2007, Basheerah was featured training Superstar actress Vivica A. Fox on VH1’s Hollywood’s Hottest Bodies and is also a featured trainer on the Discovery Channel’s National Body Challenge.  Today, her company, Sporty Girl Fitness, is the only National Fitness Camp of its kind.  Visit www.sportygirlfitness.com.  

About Raycom Media Inc.

Raycom, an employee‐owned company, is one of the nation's largest broadcasters and owns and/or operates 47 television stations in 36 markets and 18 states.  Raycom stations cover 12.6% of U.S. television households and employ nearly 3,500 individuals in full and part‐time positions.  In addition to television stations, Raycom owns Raycom Sports (a marketing, production and events management and distribution company in Charlotte); Raycom Post (a post production facility in Burbank, California), and Broadview Media (a post production facility based in Montgomery).  Further information about Raycom can be found at the corporate Web site, http://www.raycommedia.com.

About ITV STUDIOS, Inc.

ITV STUDIOS, Inc., the U.S. based production entity of ITV STUDIOS in the U.K., is one of the largest int‐ ernational producers for the U.S. market and a major force in acquiring, developing and producing reality and scripted programming for U.S. networks.   ITV STUDIOS is a world leader in television production and distribution, with international production centers in the UK, Germany and Australia, as well as America and programs distributed to over 155 territories worldwide. Our U.S. hit TV show, Nanny 911, has been sold to more than 60 countries. Other ITV Studios series include Hell’s Kitchen, Kitchen Nightmares, Steven Segal Lawman, First 48 and the upcoming NBC series, Prime Suspect.