90-Day Men's Health Challenge
Does any of this sound familiar to you?
I've struggled to make the changes I need to make in order to improve my health.
I'm taking more medications than I want to for diabetes, hypertension or high cholesterol.
I need help and the proper tools to be successful at making nutrition and lifestyle changes.
If so, you don't have to go it alone.
The 90-Day Men’s Health Challenge will help participants reverse or eliminate chronic metabolic health conditions (i.e., type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, excess body fat around the waist, abnormal cholesterol, etc.) that cause a variety of symptoms (i.e., fatigue, erectile dysfunction, joint pain, weight gain, urination problems, anxiety, depression, mood changes, etc.).
During the 90-day journey, urologist Dr. Kevin Billups and Restorative Lifestyle Strategist Tony Holt will use an evidence-based approach to equip and empower men with tools to improve, reduce or reverse these chronic health conditions. View their bios below.
What do participants say about the Challenge?
Listen to what two participants talk about what the Challenge did for them:
Other participants say:
“I almost did not sign up for this program. Now that I've completed the journey, I can't imagine why it took me so long to decide or how I could've ever not made these lifestyle changes.”
“I have absolutely embraced this new lifestyle and can't imagine going back to what I was doing before.”
“I realized how unhealthy I REALLY was. I was stuck living a false dream that I was still that 20-year-old track star, no matter how I felt.” D.M., age 54
“I wanted a way to get off my medications for blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol.” A.B., age 46
“I kept gaining weight every year and I was falling asleep at my desk during the day.” A.S., age 63
“My low back pain was so bad, I almost spent $3,500 on a mattress. Through nutrition and lifestyle changes, I discovered I didn’t need it.” C.C., age 69
Who is eligible to participate?
You must be:
A certificated MNPS employee or the spouse/domestic partner of a certificated employee, AND
Be covered under the Certificated Employee Health Plan (also called the MNPS teachers' health plan)
Registrants who meet program requirements will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.
How do I sign up?
Registration steps will be listed here when enrollment for the next Challenge opens. In the meantime, you can get on our waitlist.
How much does the program cost?
MNPS is offering the program at no cost to those who meet all program requirements and feel they can meet the commitments required of the program.
What else do I need to know?
Since MNPS covers the cost of this program, we ask that you only register if you feel you can meet the commitments of the program.
Your registration information is confidential and is only shared with the staff coordinating the program.
Dr. Kevin Billups, MD
Men's health specialist
Dr. Billups is a board-certified urologist whose practice has focused on men’s health, sexual medicine, and prevention/early detection of chronic medical conditions for over 30 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University, an MD from The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and completed his urology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital Brady Urological Institute. He is fellowship trained in Men’s Health and Sexual/Reproductive Medicine. His clinical practice focuses on using erectile dysfunction (ED) and testosterone deficiency (low testosterone) as gender-specific symptoms and markers for early detection and prevention of chronic health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol, and obesity/overweight.
For the last six years Dr. Billups has personally focused on a plant-rich nutrition approach and witnessed first-hand the positive benefits of lifestyle changes both to himself and to the men in his practice. He is a proponent of using education to engage and empower men to take control of their health as the first step toward creating a thriving life. Dr. Billups is currently the Director of Men’s Health and Professor of Medicine at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN.
Restorative Lifestyle Strategist
Tony is founder of Project Wealth 500, LLC (PW500). PW500 is a movement guided by the mission to break the cycle of poverty in Mindset, Health and Wealth. For more than a decade Tony has been a lecturer, mentor, consultant and leading strategic work sessions with men and women around the country on how to improve health and well-being through restorative mindset, whole-food plant-based nutrition and body-in-motion techniques.
Tony has spent more than a thousand hours studying peer-reviewed research and literature on whole food plant-based nutrition, mindset and movement and their effects on recovery and performance. His passion was birthed from his personal health challenges. At age 45, Tony found himself overweight with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, ED, borderline diabetes, congestive heart failure and prostate cancer (chronic metabolic health conditions). He reversed his chronic health conditions by implementing the scientifically based restorative lifestyle practices he now shares. Tony is free from all chronic metabolic health challenges and medication, lost more than 60 pounds and runs marathons! He attributes his success to his strong faith, support team, and an unwavering desire to live a healthy restorative lifestyle.