Vania Hudson is the Founder of The Healthy Aging Tree (THAT) Movement LLC. She created the company to bring awareness to healthy aging for individuals over age 50 and teach proactive solutions to minimize and manage the onset of age-related physical conditions. As a 30-year survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Ms. Hudson officially committed herself to changing her lifestyle through smart nutrition choices and consistent physical activity and hasn’t lost momentum! She is presently a Medical Fitness Practitioner which includes her specializations in cancer exercise training as well as other chronic conditions and group exercise. 2022 is Hudson’s 11th year as a Lung Health Champion for the Respiratory Health Association’s (RHA) Hustle Chicago (formerly Hustle Up the Hancock).
She was appointed to the RHA Board of Directors in 2021 where she continues to advocate for clean air for those suffering from respiratory ailments including COPD and lung cancer. She finds time to train in cardio-boxing with Brian Minneci Fitness and has run the 10 mile Soldier Field Run honoring our Veterans, the Monster Dash Half Marathon, and the Warrior Challenge 3.1- mile Obstacle Course benefiting St. Jude’s Children’s Research.
One of her future goals is to participate in the Tour de Cure for the American Diabetes Association, a cause near and dear to her heart, in honor of her late mother, Irean Holmes Hudson. Ms. Hudson is presently a Rehabilitation Services Administration Scholar working on her M.S. in Kinesiology & Rehabilitation Science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She earned her M.S. in Applied Exercise Science and Sports Nutrition from Concordia University: Chicago and B.A. in Liberal Studies/English from Saint Xavier University: Chicago. Ms. Hudson’s goal with THAT Movement is to utilize her 25-year corporate marketing experience in conjunction with her current experience in exercise and rehabilitation science to provide customized vocational and physical activity programs for individuals from underserved communities living with long-term chronic conditions such as TBI, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, the hearing impaired, Diabetes, Lung Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis.