As a health practitioner, Jason Regis, D.C. keeps health and wellness at the top of his list. When he’s not swimming laps or spending time on his yoga mat, this 42-year-old
chiropractor is helping patients at his Marietta practice, Transformation Wellness Team.
What do you think has contributed most to your success in life? I attribute my strong work ethic, attention to detail and diligence to a Caribbean family upbringing. My dad was the youngest of 14 children in Trinidad. They all saved up and sent him to medical school. I spent summers in the Bahamas with my mother’s family.
What is your favorite way to give back to your community? My favorite way to give back is to help the youth, whether it be through the summer book program at the YMCA; the Big Brother program through my Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated, where I mentored kids in prison or Food For The Poor, where they empower people in ways that they learn to help themselves.
What inspired you to do this particular kind of charity work? My mother is a pediatrician and would always invite kids with autism and Down syndrome to our house. I’m embarrassed that I used to be a little resentful, but as I matured, realized that it is a thin line and “but for the grace” I could be the same. The visit to my house was a bright spot for them and I am proud to create light wherever I can.
What is your favorite way to work out? My favorite way to work out is between yoga and swimming. Both are low impact and exercise you can do for the rest of your life.
What is your favorite getaway? Abaco/Exuma in the Bahamas. These small islands are less populated and don’t have the hustle and bustle of Nassau. Groceries and the beach are all I need for 4 days!
Who are the experts/professionals who help you be your best self? Professionals I emulate are the ones that stick to their principles and goals, even when people thought they were crazy: Richard Branson, Elon Musk, Dr. Sid Williams (founder of Life University), Laina Orlando – Life Coach. Mentors: Dr. Keith Rau, Dr. Marni Capes, Dr. Deborah Roche, Dr. Michael Hatrak, Dr. Kevin Flythe, Dr. Sean McIntyre, Dr. Carl Bremer and Dr. Gwendolyn Tutt.
What piece of wisdom/advice would you give to women and men in their 20s-30s? I tell people in their 20s and 30s to look at their health and the right choices like an investment or coins you put in the piggy bank. The biggest mistake is not stretching enough. I recommend a minimum 15 minutes after warm-up for every hour