Style Network Show To Feature HPU Alumnus

HIGH POINT, N.C., March 1, 2011 – “Too Fat for 15: Fighting Back,” a show that features High Point University alumnus John Taylor, will begin its second season on the Style Network on Monday, March 7 at 8 p.m.

The show, which is the second highest rated show in the teenage demographic for the Style Network, follows the lives of five teens at the Wellspring Academy, and documents their accomplishments and struggles as they learn how to live a healthy lifestyle.

Taylor, who earned a Master of Science degree in sports studies at HPU in 2007, has worked at the Wellspring Academy of the Carolinas since its inception as an athletic trainer and a physical education teacher.

“My work with the students at Wellspring is focused on facilitating exercise regimens that will increase their weight loss, and bring them to a level of proficiency in sports-related skills,” says Taylor. “I’m constantly evaluating their progress in these areas as a way to help them become long-term weight controllers and develop their passion for lifetime activity.”

The Wellspring Academies are the only boarding school in the world that exclusively serves obese students.

“Because of the education I received from my HPU professors, I am able to help increase the number of healthy years my students are able to live,” says Taylor.

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and 14 graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at  

Pam Haynes

Communication Specialist


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