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Heather Kirk: Three Times Tremendous Success

Ever wonder what it’s like to own a fitness studio? Heather Kirk can answer that question…times three. The Baltimore native owns three outposts of Inline Fitness. Currently, one focuses on private training, one offers a slew of classes from yoga to sculpting and another is purely barre-centric. How does she handle it all and continue [...]

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Julie Diamond Aims at Overall Health

Julie Diamond Aims at Overall HealthJulie Diamond’s focus on wellness is just that: a serious desire to create an all around healthy life instead of obsess over a certain aesthetic. It’s a far stretch from the fashion industry she worked in more than 20 years ago. But when her parents became sick in her 20s, she knew she [...]

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Brinn Strange Brings Joyful Strength to Barre Forte

Brinn Strange is a serious triathlete, training diligently in the swimming, biking and running required of the intense type of race. But, she says her time at the barre is actually to thank for her new increased strength and stability on the track. As the owner of the one-year-old Barre Forte studio in Gainesville, Florida, [...]

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Ruthanne Roth Revels in Fitness

When Ruthanne Roth moved back to California’s Bay Area after time in New York City, her keen business sense quickly picked up on a lack of boutique fitness options in San Mateo. Since she had grown up around there, she not only wanted to open a business based on contemporary fitness trends, but more importantly, [...]

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From Music to Mindfulness: Julie Hovsepian of Birds of a Feather

Whether you call it your clan, your crew, your tribe or your circle, most health experts say gathering supportive, like-minded friends and family to join you on your quest for wellness will optimize your efforts. Julie Hovsepian agrees, so much so that when it came time to name her company, she and co-founder Candice Yusim [...]

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Mariah’s Meditation Musings at The Quiet Melon

As any busy Warrior Goddess knows, snatching a calm moment to yourself (let alone a second to OMMM) is beyond challenging. But Mariah Perkins of The Quiet Melon is on a mission to make Zen time way more accessible and enjoyable. A native of Park City, Utah, Perkins grew up frolicking in her huge backyard, raised [...]

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Saya Fukuda of Sand by Saya

Saya Fukuda is a fully certified fashionista. Born in Japan, sunny, stylish Fukuda lived in Hong Kong before taking the plunge to attend NYC’s Parsons School of Design. Already having worked as a stylist (and choreographer!!) for MTV in Japan, Fukuda hoped her journey to the Big Apple would catapult her into a career—and it did.Now, Fukuda is at [...]

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​Blissful Boxes for Your Bod from Katie Ulrich

Blissful Boxes for Your Bod from Katie UlrichEver walk into the kitchen and think, “Gee, if I had something healthy and yummy to eat, I’d be thrilled. But since I don’t, and I’m feeling a teensy overworked, tired and perhaps a touch lazy, maybe I’ll just eat this pre-packaged meal that’s less than nutritionally sound and possibly filled with [...]

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​Tami Conway’s Daily Dose of The Dailey Method

Tami Conway’s Daily Dose of The Dailey MethodThe barre technique scene is overflowing with options for fitness junkies hoping to find their perfect match. For Tami Conway, The Dailey Method proved the most satisfying—both as a client and business owner.After dancing with the Chicago Bulls and becoming a middle school teacher, the educator dove plié deep into the barre [...]

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Pamela Salzman: Healthy Approaches for Healthy Eating

Pamela Salzman: Healthy Approaches for Healthy EatingPamela Salzman never planned on being part of the health and nutrition world. To wit, she was an economics major before she attended business school for marketing (circuitous path, much!?). But after she met her husband and had children, a random cooking group with friends steered her toward the culinary arena she always [...]

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