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L.A. Tries the Tasty and Healthy Kays-Trays!

Today, in big cities like San Francisco and NYC, you can get just about anything delivered to you. Now, lucky Los Angeles dwellers are enjoying another addition to that list: tasty meals that are not only healthy but seasonal, too, through Kaylee Volpert’s company, Kays-Trays!When the South Africa native noticed a surprising dearth of these type of delivery options [...]

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How to Laugh With Yogi Laura Brandel

You know that feeling well: You’ve just started to find the rhythm of your breath, peddling your feet, stretching that down dog with every bit of length you can muster. A mellifluous voice floats over you mentioning that tiny adjustment that helps push you further, and you know you’ve found that elusive creature: an awesome yoga instructor.Add loads of humor, helpful [...]

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Simone Gell Finds the Intersection of Barre and Dressage

The equestrian art of dressage is a subtle tango between human and animal. As the rider requests specific movement with small physical cues, the horse prances, flicks and turns elegantly in response. The relationship requires quiet strength, as well as an intense control of isolated body parts. Guiding with the right calf muscle means the rest of the body [...]

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AKT Powerhouse Jonathan Tylicki

Like the cycling bonanza of the early aughts, dance cardio exploded onto the fitness scene with high energy—and high calorie burn opportunities. With such a deluge, some options quickly fizzled out, while others proved absolute staples. Anna Kaiser’s version at her eponymous company, AKT, is one of the latter. A disciple (as many dance cardio mavens are) of Tracy Anderson, [...]

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Nikki Fayne: Michigan’s Non-Traditional Fitness Fave

Nikki Fayne never expected to be a fitness professional. When she graduated high school at just over 300 pounds, she fell on a snare drum and knew she had to make a change. Just walking around her college campus helped her lose 80 pounds. However, it was not only her improving fitness level, but also her outgoing, fun personality [...]

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Elissa Goodman: True Internal and Inspirational Health

When Elissa Goodman was diagnosed with cancer years ago, she listened to her doctors’ intense instructions to pump her body with medicine that would kill the disease—and destroy her physically. But instead of taking heed to every detail, she halved their portions and healed completely, adding the idea of food as medicine to the approach. Unfortunately, the Phoenix, AZ, native’s [...]

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Risks Pay Off at Studio 6 Fitness

When Elizabeth Lindberg had a rare window of free time while working in the corporate world, she loved playing tennis. But when she suffered from tennis elbow, she searched for a new exercise option that was efficient, effective and rehabilitative. The Korea-born, Texas-raised fitness enthusiast found the Lagree method at a nearby studio in her hometown of Dallas. She [...]

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Cindy Vadacchino Brings New Styles to New Jersey

If you've never heard of Garuda or Durga Baby, never fear. Innovative, enthusiastic Cindy Vadacchino is doing her part to bring these modes to her New Jersey health haven, Pilates and Company. There, Vadacchino, who once worked in engineering and marketing for medical devices, helps Pilates and Powerplate enthusiasts expand their options with these unique exercise classes. SBS chatted with the [...]

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Beaming with Lisa Odenweller

Lisa Odenweller grew up surrounded by healthy choices. Spending her childhood in both Colorado Springs and Scottsdale, she remembers making smoothies far before Jamba Juice hit the map. Not to mention, when she was tasked with making cookies for the football team, she even figured out how to make them more nutritious and delicious. Though it seems obvious the wellness [...]

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Stephanie Lyons Amps Up Barre Intensity

Michigan barre and Pilates expert Stephanie Lyons was a dancer all her life, even performing with the Detroit Pistons dance team. She found barre while working in digital advertising and loved it so much she became certified, teaching for seven years. When she wanted a change, she not only purchased a studio, but also the rights to Barre Intensity, [...]

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