About

Travel and Fitness Association was founded to provide valuable information and benefits to our members with a focus on the topics of travel and fitness. This association was founded during the middle of the coronavirus pandemic when travel and fitness patterns changed. Flights were out of the question for most people, and going to the gym seemed to be a thing of the past. It was time to rethink almost every part of our lives, so we decided to help provide the tools we all need for thriving in the new normal.

Travel Smarter

We are continuously working to negotiate deals, discounts and rebates for the exclusive enjoyment of our members. In the travel arena, we focus on hotels, car rentals, restaurants, and vacation packages.

But it’s not just about the discounts (even though they more than justify the association dues)! Our content writers highlight vacation spots across the country. During the early post-COVID phase we are primarily focusing on domestic destinations. Articles will provide tips and reviews for hotels, restaurants, Airbnb locations, and activities. The staff is based in the South, so the initial focus will be drivable destinations in Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee. But as the country reopens, the geographic scope of the articles will expand to all 50 states.

It’s important to note that the association is not a travel agency – we do not receive a commission or referral fee for these services. So you can expect honest reviews and insights!

Live better

Staying in shape is more important than ever. Whether you’re working out at home or heading back to the gym, we have info and discounts that can help you work smarter, not harder. We have partnered with several large gym and fitness companies to provide workout regiments and fitness programs that can be used at home or in the gym. We also provide our members with advice, reviews, and routines to help improve your fitness experience.

And again it is important to point out that we do not receive a commission or referral fee for these services. We are not paid representatives of these companies, but we want to help you maximize your results – both for your waistline as well as your wallet!

Board of Directors

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Scott Jones

Scott Jones is a partner with the law firm of Adams and Reese LLP and serves as the partner-in-charge of the Jackson, Mississippi office. Scott serves as “outside general counsel” to a number of small to medium businesses and regularly advises on transactional matters, risk-minimization and best practices for avoiding litigation. He has a national practice working with financial institutions regarding payments and payments systems. He regularly speaks at payment-related conferences and works with financial institutions throughout the United States on payment systems, payments fraud, and bank operations, including treasury management services, wire transfers, ACH transactions, Internet banking, mobile banking, and emerging payment systems. Scott also regularly works with various parties in construction and development projects and has represented owners, contractors, subcontractors, material suppliers and design professionals.

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Morgan M. Keup

Morgan M. Keup is a part-time fitness instructor and a full-time attorney. Her fitness boot camp classes are known for being energetic and challenging – and more importantly for achieving results for her class members. At Jernigan Copeland Law Firm, Morgan specializes in practice areas such as construction, adoption, insurance defense, litigation, and personal injury. She is a member of Capital Area Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the Mississippi Bar, Madison Bar Association, and Mississippi Women’s Lawyers Association.

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Kenneth Herring

Kenneth Herring is Vice President of Business Development for Kerioth Corporation. Kerioth Corporation is a developer of real estate and operating companies that includes real estate holdings in Class “A” Office, Retail and Multi-family in addition to various business enterprises that include Marriott and Hilton Hotels, Urgent Care Centers (TrustCare Health – 15 locations) and Fitness Centers (Club 4 Fitness – 30 locations) across the Southeast United States. Kenneth is responsible for the negotiation of property acquisition/leases, site selection, competition and demographic analytics, real estate and operating projections/proformas, equity/capital raises, bid and contractor negotiation and financing for the expansion of Kerioth Corporation assets across the Southeast United States.

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Zachary Peace

Zachary Peace was born in Virginia, but has lived in Brandon, MS since childhood. In high school he was a four-sport star and a state champion hurdler in track. After graduating as valedictorian he went on to Mississippi State where he majored in Mechanical Engineering. After graduating with honors he went on to accept a position as a manufacturing engineer with the automotive supplier Marelli. There he has designed and improved multiple assembly lines for several different components at the Nissan plant in Canton, MS. He is now the robotic welding expert for the Marelli Canton location. When not at work he enjoys hiking, skiing, kayaking, biking and most other outdoor activities.

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Drew Jackson

Drew Jackson is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and has been practicing in the Jackson Metro area since 2011. Prior to starting his own practice, Drew Jackson Counseling, in 2015, Drew worked in group/private practices, as well as, inpatient and outpatient clinical settings. He also served as Program Director for both Adolescent/Young Adult Dual-Diagnosis and Adult Psychiatric Intensive Outpatient Programs at Imagine Behavioral Health. Drew is an active member of the Mississippi Counseling Association (MCA), where he served as an Emerging Leader in 2012, the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselors Association (MPLCA) where he served as President-Elect in 2013-14, President in 2014-15, and both Treasurer and Past-President 2015-2016. Drew was named Licensed Professional Counselor of the Year (2016) by the Mississippi Licensed Professional Counselors Association.