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J's Journey to JRo Fitness
When one of our Cali faves, Carly Lind, raved about her trainer J, we knew we had to learn more. Joeriz Edralin (now known as J), leads his own personal training company, JRo Fitness, out of LA and neighboring areas,...
Nicole James Makes Moves Bringing Yoga to the Office in NYC
As more and more companies consider the value in the overall wellness of their staff as mutually beneficial (finally!), employees are reaping the benefits of classes, workshops and more, all in-house. This is especially true for students of Nicole James,...
Meet Cali Inspiration Carly Lind, Beloved Barre and Yoga Sculpt Teacher
Even in a super saturated city, there's always that one teacher that everyone agrees is awesome, from truly knowing their stuff to a sparkling personality and endless energy. For many fitness enthusiasts in Los Angeles, that's Carly Lind. Also a professional performer,...
Discover How Tiffany Conde Empowers Women With Her Empo-wear Line, I Am Blank Period
Even as we move forward with gender politics in some ways, there's still so much that's problematic, especially when considering all the input meant to belittle and hinder women. Tiffany Conde, founder of I Am Blank Period activewear line (Iamblankperiod.com)...
Indulge Intelligently with Caroline Tseng's Sweet Nova
When you think of ice cream, you probably think of indulgence before health. But, wellness-focused dessert lovers are aiming to combine the two seemingly contrasting elements. Caroline Tseng, whose product Sweet Nova offers lush taste in spoonable form (all while being...
Lara Hocheiser Helps Kids Blossom Through Yoga
Lara Hocheiser Helps Kids Blossom Through Yoga Massachusetts native Lara Hocheiser was an active kid, hiking 4000-footers in New Hampshire, trailing behind her dad. But, it wasn’t until she was almost an adult and her asthma subsided that she was...
Frank Vomero Finds His Soul Home at SoulCycle
Last we checked in with intuitive, insightful fitness dynamo Frank Vomero, he was bouncing around South Florida teaching everything from cycling to barre—much to the pleasure of his following. But, when he was invited to take class at SoulCycle, he...
Finding Your Fitness Center with Anisett Jacques-Willis and One Centricity
In an ever-expanding health and wellness scene it can be intimidating and dizzying (to say the least!) to figure out what options are available...and which are best for you specifically. Wading through online reviews on different websites can take so much...
Eat Like a Strong, Free Byrd With Sue Zhou’s Byrdfood
Watching Sue Zhou dance in a thumping Brooklyn warehouse, her endless energy is only eclipsed by her clear, unfettered joy. So, it makes sense that she uses this zest to fuel her new company, Byrdfood, which offers a savory take...
Meet Dr. Lynsi Lewis: The West Coast Practitioner Offering All the Best From Traditional Chinese Medicine
Even though Dr. Lynsi Lewis, Doctor of Chinese Medicine/Master in Science, grew up in a small Alabama town that didn't prioritize health and wellness, she knew early on movement elevated her mood. Plus, the dance, cheerleading and softball she so...
Breathing in Love With Chelcy Pine
We’ve all heard our teachers encouraging us to take a deep, deep breath, whether just starting a class, pausing for a re-set or about to pounce into an energized sprint. But, did you know, simply breathing—and using your breath with...
Digging in to Fun, Functional Fitness with Salina Duggan and Salina D Fitness
San Diego powerhouse trainer Salina Duggan remembers learning the importance of healthy living from her mother, a health and physical education teacher who grew up on a farm. Since the Massachusetts native also loved moving, she added on a range...
A Winning Combo: Sydney Reinhardt’s Rowing and Pilates Mash-Up at California’s Hardt Fit
Newport, CA, native Sydney Reinhardt loves rowing and Pilates. But, when teaching Lagree and watching her clients add other options in to amp up cardio and HIIT work, the former gymnastics and sports lover wondered, could the two be combined?...
Pre-Natal Pow-Wow with SLT’s Jenny Holahan
When we last chatted with NYC fitness fave Jenny Holahan, she was transitioning from Bari’s to SLT. Now, she’s deep into her time at the slow-twitch haven, and she's also a sought-after personal trainer. But, along with her work changes,...
Getting Happy with Healthy, Happy Chef An Vo
Healthy, Happy Chef An Vo used to work in her family’s Asian grocery store, aptly named Thai-An after the vibrant entrepreneur and her brother. Learning about cooking from her mother, investigating the store’s items (like her mom’s famous banh-mi sandwiches!)...
Bringing Boutique Heat with Karly Urata’s Body Heat Hot Pilates & Yoga Studios
Karly Urata is a true representative of an entrepreneur in the digital age. Though she lives in NYC, she runs her twin fitness studios—in California and Las Vegas—through apps and computer. Never missing a beat, she keeps up with her...
Holly Cooper Offers Nature’s Best with Seattle Elderberry
The explosion of natural remedies has taken over the wellness world, and while some of the options aren’t enticing, others have helped countless people find cleaner options. Elderberry is definitely on the top of that best-bet list, and Holly Cooper...
Moving Joyfully With Frank Vomero
If you meet smiling, serene Frank Vomero today, you'd be hard-pressed to believe he was ever anything but sculpted and svelte. But, the Miami-born, Boynton Beach, FL-bred instructor and musical theater performer was extremely overweight for most of his teen...
Lift Lab’s Energized, Educated, Engaging Powerhouse Elizabeth Stacey Ellis
Powerhouse trainer Elizabeth Stacey Ellis is just as sunshine-y as the weather in her hometown of Orlando, FL. But don't get it twisted: Even though she's friendly and fun, she's fierce, focused and beyond capable of helping her clients train...
How Stephanie Rapp Helps Clients Embody Wellness
For a long time, Stephanie Rapp epitomized the idea of "work hard, play hard.” Looking back, she realized, though, sometimes this was helpful, but often, not so much. Now, she knows how important it is to find balance, an individual...
Slowing Down With Chloe Hooton and Thai Massage
Growing up on the coast in Brighton, England, NYC Thai massage practitioner Chloe Hooton was an outdoorsy kid, cycling and running. Her other passion was theater, and eventually the stage won out as her main focus. She moved to London...