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AthletaWellTeam
Community Manager

AthletaWell is a safe place for women where we connect in conversation, movement, and shared experience to navigate our well-being journey. We’re at our best when we’re supporting and learning from each other. Plus, we have expert Guides to help guide the way.

 

Let's get started with some intros. Tell us about yourself or check out other people's intros in the comments below. Where are you from? What's your favorite way to move? What are you proud of or struggling within wellness? You might find a familiar story or meet a new friend.

 

After you’ve shared a little, scroll the homepage for more conversations, like posts and replies that resonate, or even start your own.

 

And finally, it's important to us that you know you are welcome here, no matter your goals or where you are in your well-being journey. At the end (and beginning) of the day, we all want to feel good in our body and our mind. We can’t wait to meet you.

 

- The AthletaWell Team ❤️

 

P.S. Make sure you bookmark the community link (https://community.athletawell.com) for easy access.

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Hello! My name is Elizabeth and I’m from southeastern Pennsylvania. I’m a registered nurse with a masters degree in nutrition and wellness and I’m launching a wellness coaching business at the end of August. I’m on a personal mission to improve my own wellness and Athleta has been a huge part of my journey. Athleta’s clothes make me feel supported when I am working out and also while I am doing every day life. I’m excited to be part of this group! 

Hi elizabeth! Nice to meet you! I just joined this wellness community too! Good luck w you new wellness coaching biz! 

Im a nurse as well. Wellness is a big part of our profession. Nice to meet you!

Hi Elizabeth,

Nice to meet you and congratulations on starting your wellness coaching practice!

Vickie

TracyS_Z2008
Member

Hello! My name is Tracy Shore and I'm from southeast Michigan.  I'm a certificate elementary/early childhood teacher.  On the side, more as a hobby, I have been a Zumba instructor since 2008.  I vary my workouts from Zumba, of course, weight training, cardio/HIIT, functional strength, walking, and a little running...more of a jog but not for long distances.  Working out is my stress relief and keeps me mentally stable.  

Hi Tracy, Nice to meet you!

Vickie

ksloan
Member

Hi! My name is Katherine and I'm from Atlanta, GA. I'm an ACE-certified Health Coach. I love strength training and running. My struggles with wellness come when I'm injured and can't work out. Also, I'm just entering that beloved season of perimenopause and figuring out how this is changing my body. I love helping women take the time needed to care for themselves again after some neglect from raising a family. I'm excited to see what this group is all about.

I have found that "what to expect during menopause" is the book needed....so little information and so long for you to get into "full" menopause.   I had NO IDEA--hang in there but I really appreciated your post.  

Thank you for the book Dollys. I am going to check out the book as I’m also in this phase of life and it is seldom discussed.  

Vanessa
Community Manager
Community Manager

Nice to meet you Katherine! We have some great conversations on perimenopause that you may find interesting. I have them linked below, feel free to comment on the post and if you enjoy them, give them a like!

 

Navigating perimenopause? How are you feeling right now? I can help!

Ask Me Anything: Strength Training at Any Age with Chris Freytag

Menopause

 

@ksloan 

Vanessa
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Sammi, I read your introduction and I think the conversations linked above may be helpful for you to check out! Feel free to comment in them as well, we are all in this together!

 

@tapdaisy 

We have a lot in common!  

Hi Katherine I also live near Atlanta. I love coaching women in their spiritual lives but also encouraging them to be physically healthy. 

Malibu
Member

Hi!  My name is Jobeana and I'm from Long Island, NY.  I am an exercise physiologist and a certified health coach.  I enjoy all forms of exercise, especially running, weight training and barre.  I also love and fully believe in incorporating meditation into one's day.  It is such a great way to get centered and focused for the day ahead or at the end of a long day, a great reminder to unwind, and decompress through breathing.  I love that Athleta has created this space... it is so important to have a community, hold space for one another and offer support and celebration!  I'm really looking forward to this community.  🙂

Vanessa
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hi Jobeana, I'm so glad you're here! Meditation is so great, I would love for you to check out Allison Simon's guided meditation: Getting Present Meditation with Alli SThere's also this great conversation on meditation you can comment on, Types of meditation practices that you may enjoy.... I hope you find these useful! 

@Malibu 

SelfSoulSteph
Member

Hello!  I'm a Mama of 3 little ones located in NJ.   I hold a BFA in Modern Dance and am also a Women's Fitness Specialist, Nutrition Coach and Prenatal/Postpartum Fitness Specialist but BARRE is my jam!!

I love how Athleta has continued to empower women beyond just having great clothes!  I've set a goal to bring fitness and health to women and children who may not have access to do so and I am honored to  join a local Women's Domestic Abuse program to help guide the women there to become more confident, strong and provide support.  

I’m in NJ too, I moved from Sussex County to Burlington County 2 years ago.  What part of NJ are you in?  I love that you are working with a domestic abuse program I would love to do something like that.

smorimoto
Member

Hi! I'm Stephanie from Chicago, IL. I own a small business that makes and sells natural products for pain relief, exercise recovery, sleep and rejuvenation (it's called Asutra and is actually available at Athleta!).  We believe self care isn't selfish, it's important. I love Pilates, weight / cross training, and hiking. Movement also helps me sleep well, one of my favorite wellness practices. Excited that Athleta has created this space and looking forward to hearing more from others.

Just checked out your business! Will definitely be purchasing for the back aches I get from working as a nurse. What one do you recommend for that? The melt pain away? Thanks for sharing!

Hi! First, thanks for all you do as a nurse -- we are grateful! I'd definitely recommend the Melt Pain Away. The magnesium helps with cramps and overall wellness, and the capsaicin has a warming effect, especially with hot weather, hot shower, etc. Make sure to wash your hands after applying because of the capsaicin. We also have a menthol version, Relieve Your Pain, on our site if you like cooling better. Love to hear your feedback once you try it! 

Casey
Member

Hi AthletaWell community! So happy to be here and can't wait to meet some new amazing women. I'm Casey and live in San Francisco. It's nice to "meet" so many active and wellness focused members on this chain. 

 

Admittedly, I don't prioritize my own wellness enough (I hear this ALL the time from my friends). With a crazy work schedule, combined with working in my family's business, the boundaries between work and self feel like almost non existent right now. It's tough to even prioritize eating lunch most days! But my friends lift me up and remind me to take walks and get fresh air and move my body in gentle ways that feel good to me.

 

Community, family and friends are so important to my well-being, and I'm hoping to find more ways to move and tips for creating sustainable balance from connections here.

Vanessa
Community Manager
Community Manager

Hey Casey, I think a lot of people are in similar situations as you! I think these conversations linked below would be great for you to look at and jump into to learn more about what balance and wellness could look like in your life. So excited to have you here and I hope you enjoy the different topics we have here!

 

 

acollins1173
Member

Hey there! I’m Andrea, and I live in Naperville Illinois. I am an attorney by day, but I have a passion for staying active, whether it’s in the gym, yoga, or hiking and exploring with my pups. I am looking forward to connecting and sharing experiences with everybody!

amandamsmith
Member

Hello! I'm Amanda from Chicago, Illinois. In addition to being a wife and mom, I am a creative brand strategist – helping brands tell their stories verbally and visually across all platforms. Like a few others here, I struggle to prioritize my health, but recently discovered a love for rowing. I love getting up before the sun to row, finding a few moments of calm and meditation. In joining this group, I hope to find inspiration and insights from others on how they balance wellness in their busy lives.

 

Athleta has been my go-to lifestyle and fitness brand for many years. My job can be physical (in-store installs are my favorite!) and Athleta allows me to look professional and well-styled while allowing for wide-range movement. The technical fabrics and styles are perfect for clocking my morning meters or hanging out at the rink watching my son tend net. 

 

Looking forward to seeing how Athletawell develops as a community.

 

Welcome Amanda!

kathleenruns
Member

Hi everyone!  My name is Kathleen; I live in Pennsylvania.  I love being active - especially running, taking classes at my gym and hiking.  A lot of my wardrobe is Athleta, especially the last year and a half since I've been working from home (I will miss this when I return to the office in September).   I'm trying to work on stress reduction, eating better (especially cutting down on stress eating) and doing more weight training.

tapdaisy
Member

Hi all. I'm Sammi. I'm from Connecticut. I'm a teacher and a track coach and a proud mama of two boys. I love to run long distances, as my primary exercise is running. I'm often plagued by injuries though, and so a lot of the time,  my workouts come from the comfort of  home. I'm peri-menopausal and desperately trying to lose 20 lbs. I've gained in the last year.. so that's my current goal. I'd love to have help, if anyone has any suggestions.

 

Excited to read about others in this forum. Athleta always has such great ideas!

Hi Tapdaisy, welcome! 

b-intentional
Member

Hi there! My name is Kelly Capps and I’m a mom of 3 from Overland Park KS! I left a full time federal government career when my youngest was adopted from China and have spent the last two years getting certifications that support my passions in health and fitness! I’ve been an athlete my whole life and involved in the fitness industry for over 12 years… and now I’m finally certified! I’m a NASM-CPT, certified Pilates instructor, and Pn1 nutrition certified through Precision Nutrition. I’ve recently started teaching Pilates and train clients one on one and in strength and small groups. I personally love how both lifting weights has helped me elevate knee pains from my youth athletics and Pilates has rejuvenated me. My husband and I use to compete in body building, but in the last year or so we now regularly attend LAGree together! I love sharing fitness with friends and family and now my clients! With a daughter on competitive gymnastics and a son in competitive soccer… we are always on the go…   And are thankful for wellness and strength. 

Shir_Warr
Member

Hi beautiful ladies—I'm excited to meet you here! My name is Shir (pronounced "Sheer"), and I'm currently living in CT. I'm a certified strength and conditioning specialist with distinction (CSCS*D), Kettlebell master instructor and certification presenter, second degree kung fu instructor, Everlast boxing instructor, Spinning and group fitness instructor, certified nutritionist (working with athletes and with busy women who want to change their habits for life and stop the dieting madness), regional bodybuilding champion (NPC Figure), and (breathe...) brand identity expert. My time is divider between graphic design/brand identity work and fitness and nutrition coaching, with a sprinkle of being a mom and wife.

avery_ferg
Member

Heyo! My name is Avery and I am from Florida! I am currently pursuing a clinical doctorate degree in occupational therapy from the University of Florida. I am passionate about helping people get back to doing the things they need to do, but more importantly, the things they highly value doing. Movement, sport, and enjoying the outdoors are a few of my favorite occupations. I especially love to engage in these in some Athleta apparel. I see that AthletaWell has a number of guides, including a physical therapist. I would love to discuss and explore what it might look like to have an occupational therapist as a guide for AthletaWell.

Hi Avery, welcome and I also wondered how one becomes a guide. Thank you for asking that. 

AIRealYoga
Member

Hello my name is Carmen Curtis, I am a thought leader for Aerial Yoga and the founder and creator of AIReal Yoga. I use a hammock  as a prop to help make yoga accessible and inclusive. The Hammock can support you, hold you and assist a yoga practice to make the postures safe and accessible to everybody.  

I am a female business owner and mother of two amazing kids and I have been teaching yoga and aerial for over 20 years. I love sharing how Aerial and Yoga can support our mental and physical well-being. My favorite part about Aireal Yoga is ending with a floating meditation, letting the hammock hold me, hug me and allow me to melt into bliss.  I’m glad I found Athleta-well and this new community and I hope to learn, share and be of service.

Nolaaves
Member

Hi! My name is Avery and I live in New Orleans! I’m a runner who thrives on a schedule and productivity—which isn’t always a good thing but it’s me! I strength training with a coach throughout the week and fully believe my whole being is stronger for it! My career is in hospitality and I love being in community with other women and trusting we are all on our journey to our best selves! I have found that Athleta encourages women to be our best, while honoring our true self as well. I love that. 

Hi Nolaaves, welcome and I hope you are okay down in NO. 

Cid
Member

Hi 🙂 My name is Cidney but I go by Cid, I have been living in Israel for the past 10 years but am from Ohio, I am an IRONMAN triathlete and am currently training for a half IRONMAN in Augusta, GA in September. I am truly in love with the brand, not just the clothes but the company and employees. Whenever I come back to the states I only go shopping at Athleta because the employees make you feel special, they talk to you and feel included/welcome. The brand is transforming women in sport, which is empowering and I am excited to see how this online wellness community evolves. I am an online digital marketer and have been working with high tech start-ups for the past 6 years in the health & wellness space 🙂

Vanessa
Community Manager
Community Manager

Welcome Cid, it is so nice to have you here! I am so glad to hear how much you enjoy Athleta and how great your experiences have been in store. Have you checked out our Spaces yet? I think you would really enjoy following the Movement & Fitness Space so you never miss a post! Feel free to jump into some of the conversations already posted or start your own! You can talk about anything, we are here to support you 😁

 

@Cid 

NattyB66
Member

Greetings all. 
My name is Natalie and I am a Wellness Practitioner in the Los Angeles area of California. I live with my hub and adorable 3 year old catten named Chi. I am a Yoga teacher, Ayurvedic Health Counselor, Reiki Practitioner, CranioSacral practitioner and absolutely love hiking/walking on the trails nearby, a great oat milk latte, all things related to food and healthy eating and gardening🌺🌻🦋🌈💕

Welcome, @NattyB66 ! Hello from the Bay Area! What a cool combination of skills - I'd love to hear more about Reiki as we don't get much of that on the western side of medicine (I'm a physical therapist)! Cheers to oat milk latte's - my favorite!!😍