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A Hashtag Based On A Community Tragedy

A Hashtag Based On A Community Tragedy

We originally planned to have our friends from the Arlington Police Department's Social Media Team on the show for this episode, however, due to unforeseen circumstances, they had to reschedule with us. Thankfully, our fan of the week, Rebecca Tabbert-Contreras, has graciously offered to step up and fill in for Arlington PD.

After the mass murder in San Bernardino, California, on Wednesday, December 2nd, Rebecca was emotionally affected, like many others. In speaking with a friend, she came up with the idea of the #BeTheLight campaign, for social media.  

More About Rebecca

Rebecca is a wife, mom, and a local entrepreneur. She currently owns two indoor fitness and boot camps; Redlands Fit Body Boot Camp and Calimesa Fit Body Boot Camp.

Rebecca took a huge leap of faith 6 years ago, as a then single mom, and left a comfortable career in Corporate America to pursue her passion of helping women get stronger, healthier and fitter so that they can live fuller more abundant lives. She has built her business from a one-woman show to a team of coaches and support staff that have now helped hundreds of local residents transform their lifestyles and live more abundant lives.

Rebecca is an accomplished amateur figure competitor. She has been recognized by her peers and top experts in the fitness industry with opportunities to speak at both The Fitness Business Summit and Fit Body Bootcamp (FBBC) World Conference, as well as received FBBC’s award for Achievement and Excellence. Rebecca is an active member of Sandals Church.

She's responsible for kickstarting a movement on social media, which is directly attributed to the horrible events in San Bernardino, California, last week. You'll find out about that movement on the show!