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Emily Nolan Joseph- A Different Kind of Model

Even though she was once a model in an industry obsessed with being thin and plastically perfect, Emily Nolan Joseph is now a model of another breed: a role model. Originally from Miami, Joseph has been both a “regular” (Is size 00 regular, Warrior Goddesses? We think not…) and “plus-sized” model. (Size 8 to 10 called plus-sized? Oy.) Though [...]

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Being With....Hannah Roodman

Being With…Hannah RoodmanFor Hannah Roodman, wellness doesn’t start in the kitchen or at the gym. It starts within and with others—where we can listen, learn, empathize and share. The managing director of strategy agency Human, Roodman hopes to share this vision with the world through her event series BeingWith. The innovative, thoughtful sessions offer space for brave participants to share personal [...]

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​Tenley Molzahn Helps You Find Balance (Sans Gluten)

You may recognize Tenley Molzahn from reality “The Bachelor” or “Bachelor Pad.” Or, you might have caught her in one of her gigs as a professional dancer at Disney in California. But, the Oregon native has now taken her career in a different direction: As a health coach and founder of the DIYcleanse.com, the thoughtful wellness maven is helping [...]

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Go Beyond With Brandi Marino

When Brandi Marino moved to Dallas six years ago, she immediately noticed a dearth of fitness options. Though happily successful in a career in orthopedic sales, her days being a “fitness figure bikini girl,” cheerleader and dancer whispered to her from her past. She had already started teaching spinning, Pilates and the Megaformer at eight studios in her previous home [...]

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XTEND your world with Shawna Baker!

Shawna Baker Xtends Her WorldFor Warrior Goddesses hoping to find their barre fitness match, the options can be dizzying—and often unsatisfying. Enter Xtend Barre. Founded by Andrea Rogers, Xtend emphasizes alignment, Pilates basics and modifications for every fitness level. Fun-loving WGs, rejoice, too: The rigorous technique is balanced by a fast-flowing approach to transitions, jamming music and encouraging instructors for a [...]

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Marvilfit: The Hamptons-Bay Cycle Haven

Though marine biology seems a far stretch from fitness, Marisella Villano traversed the expanse quickly to her—and her clients’—benefit. She started out with a degree in the former, but when the field jobs in Long Island were scarce, she switched her focus to aging, and soon thereafter, an opportunity at a local gym led to her cycling certificate. She had [...]

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IN THE STUDIO WITH ELAINE HAYES

Elaine Hayes Masters a Triad of Tailored Favorites at Mint StudiosIf you check out the Pilates, yoga and barre classes at Elaine Hayes’ Mint Studios, you’ll be able to practice the popular workouts. But, at the San Francisco hotspot, each familiar, favorite option has also been given new oomf: The California-born Hayes (who also lived in Brazil and England) created [...]

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Laura Conley Will Spark Your Shine

Laura Conley has gone from one side of health to the other: Once a pharmaceutical sales rep, five years ago a yoga retreat helped her deepen her training and interest. Having lived all over, from Chicago to North Carolina, she settled in Santa Monica. There, she helps clients “find your shine” through coachings, yoga sessions [...]

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Training Talent: Alice Ramshaw of Body By Simone

If you ever wondered what it’s like to lead an army of fierce fitness pros, you might ask the founder of Body By Simone, Simone De La Rue. But, it’s her director of training, Alice Ramshaw, who helps ensure those BBS badasses carry out their work excellently every day. When Ramshaw moved to NYC seven [...]

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Brett Helsham Designs: Cool Comfort

In the carefully crafted and ever-chic design game, Brett Helsham never fails to bring her A-game. At the helm of her eponymous design firm for just over two years, her time zigzagging the globe as a kid crops up clearly in her vibrant, thoughtful designs. While they can span an ocean’s breadth—from minimalist to Moroccan—her [...]

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