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WHO AND WHY

Learn about the faces behind CincyStateofBeing

Welcome

We met at Miami University over pizza, beer, and Frank's RedHot. Ten years later, our tastes have (for the most part) evolved. While we still enjoy pizza and beer, we've also discovered a passion for health. 

We've always been risk takers (sorry, Mom and Dad) and we love trying new health and wellness trends. We are interested in anything boasting “feel good, look good” results, and we will probably end it with a nice glass of red. 

We both moved away from Cincinnati and have recently returned to find a booming wellness scene that we want to explore, highlight, and share.  CincyStateofBeing serves to curate and advertise healthy places, people, and events in the Queen City. We want to share stories and amplify the voice of the local and health and wellness scene. 

About Meriden

 Early Adopter. Judgement Free. Lover of Kombucha.

Always wondering, "Where do all the bobby pins go?"

I'm in the business of people.

 

I strive to promote BIG change that helps people feel better, work better, love better, and ultimately just live better. I truly believe I can change the world, and I think you can as well. 

 

My education is in psychology, public health, and positive psychology. My philosophy on health is that it is personal and comprised of spiritual, physical, intellectual, relational, and emotional components.  

 

In 2007, Google suggested yoga and meditation to me after I got hit by a car and was on bed rest.  I fell in love. Today, I meditate on a  cushion that I got for $9.99 through Amazon Prime, typically in my messy living room while running late to work. I’ve also now done over 16 teacher trainings. I haven't become the Buddha yet, but I know how to teach breathing and meditation in simple language which can be applied in any situation.

 

I've worked with NFL teams, corporate professionals, teenage girls, moms, medical students, you name it. Through my work, I'm constantly meeting people and learning new things about health.

 

It's my goal to amplify the work being done in Cincinnati, and share that knowledge with readers so we can all be healthier. 

About Molly

Molly: Go-Getter. Lover of all things fun. Positive. Music addict. Hates sitting still. 

I found passion in exercise after I gave up on high school sports my senior year. 

 

My parents dragged me to work out with them and their trainer and I ended up falling in love with the feeling of a good sweat sesh. Since then, I have become a bit of a fitness junkie. 

 

I moved to Chicago from Cincinnati in 2014. I missed Skyline so I came home in October 2017. Now, as a sales professional, exercise is the 1 hour of the day that I give to myself. To me, it is so much more than fitting into my skinny jeans- it’s my therapy session. A time to totally zone out in a dark cycling room and let the music clear my head or to be one with the mat and my thoughts in a vinyasa yoga class. 

 

My proudest fitness accomplishments include: running the Niagara Falls International Marathon and completing the Yoga Sculpt certification program through Corepower Yoga. I’m excited to explore the fitness, health, and wellness community in Cincinnati and share information that helps bring others’ goals to life. 

 

It’s truly amazing what you can accomplish when you get your mind out of the way.

About Us

A HUB FOR ALL THINGS HEALTH IN THE QUEEN CITY

We’re going to explore Cincinnati’s workout and social scene and stay on the lookout for interesting stories and trends, and fun and beneficial offerings. We’ll share events and address exciting finds in food, venues, and people who we think helped made us feel, look, and be awesome(r). If you like what you read, be sure to check out our weekly newsletter! 

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SHOP

SHOP

 

 

 

We are the people that support local, that believe health is invaluable, that think Cincy is cool, and that like soft things.

 

All of our products were created by a solar-powered garment supplier committed to US-based and sweatshop-free manufacturing. You can feel good wearing these products for so many reasons.

 

Thank you for supporting our work, and for helping make Cincinnati healthier. 

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CSOB Insiders

CSOB INSIDERS

Free workouts?

Swag?

Community?

Get the hook up here.

BECOME A CSOB INSIDER

Find balance and connection with like-minded women who are all on a journey to find their personal versions of health.

 

The Cincy State of Being Insider Program is built for women who are searching for a supportive community, are open to trying new things, and want insider access to the hottest fitness and wellness facilities in town. Join us! 

 

 

 

 

WIIFM (WHAT IS IN IT FOR ME?)

 

THE HOOKUP

 

We’ve gathered a solid network of fitness studios such as Barre 3 and Benefit Studio, wellness spas such as Chill Zone Cryo and IV Hydration Boutique, farm-to-table restaurants like Muse, and fitness apparel companies like Outfit Active who are ready to throw some sick promos your way. Every week, we will be sending out an eblast chock-full of exclusive promo codes, freebies, giveaways, and unique opportunities from our CSOB members, EXCLUSIVE to CSOB Insiders. Find the full list here. 

 

FREE SUMMER WORKOUT SERIES

 

From May to October 2019, we will host a weekly workout with rotating fitness instructors from Cincinnati’s top studios at Findlay Market (it's like a tapas plate for fitness) including cycling, barre, yoga, HIIT workouts, bootcamp and more–all outside in the farmshed. As an insider, you can attend ALL 26 workouts for FREE (A $130 VALUE!) 

 

ONLINE (TO IRL) COMMUNITY AND MEETUPS 

 

As an insider, gain access to our exclusive closed Facebook group where ideas and connections flourish. Curious if anyone else has tried IV Hydration or that new vegan restaurant in Northside?  This group can answer. Want to find a running buddy for tonight, or a pal to try aerial yoga with, or an accountability buddy for a new health challenge? Just message the group. Get ready to find your newest #sweatpals.

 

VIP ACCESS, YO!

 

Every now and then, we get opportunities to invite people to join us for free, behind the scenes, exclusive experiences. Guess who gets first dibs?! YOU INSIDER YOU (duh).

 

FROM KOMBUCHA TO CHAMPAGNE

 

Every few months, we’ll change out of our sweats and hit the town. We’ll host events for all insiders to get together and socialize outside of the studio. Cheers!

 

SPOILED WITH SWAG

 

Join our tribe as an annual member and we’ll send ya a bag full of swag so that you can sport the CSOB logo with pride + get spoiled by some local brands we love.

 

 

LASTLY…GAIN A NEW FAM 

 

We all require support and encouragement. Sometimes, we straight up need a cheerleader to help us get through this crazy thing called life. As a group of like-minded, motivated and passionate women, you’ll have us to lean on.

 

 

 

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CURRENT STATE

Personal ramblings from Molly and Mer on how we find health.

 

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Open Positions

Open Positions

CSOB Website Redesign

Find balance and connection with like-minded women who are all on a journey to find their personal versions of health.

The Cincy State of Being Insider Program is built for women who are searching for a supportive community, are open to trying new things, and want insider access to the hottest fitness and wellness facilities in town.

 

To learn more about our CincyStateOfBeing searching for a website designer to partner with us on creating a new, updated website for CincyStateofBeing. We’re looking for a collaborator and a teammate. See below for our goals. We view this as a starting point and look forward to connecting on the project in-person. If you’d like to apply please send examples of work, a CV, and estimated budget to info@cincystateofbeing.com by February 15th. program click here. Questions? We love chatting. Reach out to info@cincystateofbeing.com

GOALS

  • Create a site that operates and exists on its own and is owned by CincyStateofBeing.

  • Transfer existing blog content from Wix to new platform.

  • Update user experience and flow of site.

  • Update and improve graphic designs, site functionality, and aesthetics.

  • Create a call to action on the website that sells our Insider Program–website should drive people to this option.

  • Create a search function based on keywords in articles so old content can be used. For example, if I’m Sarah and I live in Norwood, I should be able to come onto the CSOB website and search, workout studios in Norwood that are best for strength and then our old articles with those keywords and places would pop-up. Would like to be able to search by category (workout type, food place, clothing, etc., geography, etc.)

  • Create better placement for banner ads/website ads.

  • To improve the Insider sales process. See the current process here.  Individuals should be able to register for annual or monthly option online by filling out a form with information about themselves (birthday, t-shirt size, address, etc.) get a subsequent welcome email and then we’d like the site to automatically collect and store this information for us on the backend. In summation, we’d like to be able to optimize and streamline this experience and process.  

  • Assist with SEO optimization.

  • Explore the option for gated content.

  • Integrate all existing platforms (constant contact, Gmail, gsuite, PayPal, social media accounts, square, etc.) to the website.

  • Bonus: experience with e-commerce sites.

  • Bonus: experience with online content creation

We look forward to hearing from you!

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PEOPLE

We meet the coolest people. They are driving health and wellness in Cincy.

These are their stories, and where you can find them.

 

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JOIN US

JOIN US

Come hang out with us. 

It's fun and rewarding.

We'd love to have you. 

 

CSOB INSIDERS

Find balance and connection with like-minded women who are all on a journey to find their personal versions of health.

The Cincy State of Being Insider Program is built for women who are searching for a supportive community, are open to trying new things, and want insider access to the hottest fitness and wellness facilities in town.

 

To learn more about our insider program click here. Questions? We love chatting. Reach out to info@cincystateofbeing.com

"I love your newsletters! The content is so pertinent. 

Although I have stopped subscribing to many newsletters due to lack of time, I will never unsubscribe from yours. Keep up the good work!" 

-CSOB INSIDER

CSOB INTERNS

This week, Molly and I did a video shoot with our friends at Inner Fire, a pub run with the Queen Bee, hosted an event with 75 amazing folks in the health and wellness industry, tried on Lululemon's new winter jackets, snagged athleisurewear from BND, hosted a group workout at Findlay Market, tried a new workout at CoreStrong, talked mental health with two local corporations, and ran the Hudey run with fellow ambassadors. As hard as we play, we work harder, and we're looking for like-minded women who are passionate about holistic health to join our squad. 

 

To learn more about our internship program click here or reach out to info@cincystateofbeing.com

"While I like to consider myself a good resource, after stumbling upon the CincyStateofBeing Instagram account months ago, I realized that this was truly the hub of health and wellness in my beloved city. I fell in love with your mission, because to me, there is nothing more important than empowering others to feel their best, and to become an even stronger version of themselves."

-CSOB INTERN

CSOB MEMBERS

We’ve gathered a solid network of fitness studios such as Barre 3 and Benefit Studio, wellness spas such as Chill Zone Cryo and IV Hydration Boutique, farm-to-table restaurants like Muse, and fitness apparel companies like Outfit Active who are sharing their work with our followers and CSOB Insiders every week. Want to become a member? Learn more by reaching out to info@cincystateofbeing.com

"CSOB has a loyal following, which is beneficial to me as a new small business owner because their followers trust them! Trust is invaluable-it easily translates into sales. CSOB is great at being a resource for new small buisnesses and is PHENOMENAL at connecting entrepreneurs to each other."

-CSOB MEMBER

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Internships

INTERNSHIPS

Come hang out with us. 

It's fun and rewarding.

 

CSOB Internship Program

This week, Molly and I did a video shoot with our friends at Inner Fire, a pub run with the Queen Bee, hosted an event with 75 amazing folks in the health and wellness industry, tried on Lululemon's new winter jackets, snagged athleisurewear from BND, hosted a group workout at Findlay Market, tried a new workout at CoreStrong, talked mental health with two local corporations, and ran the Hudey run with fellow ambassadors. As hard as we play, we work harder, and we're looking for like-minded women who are passionate about holistic health to join our squad. 

 

Our intern program is aimed at women with interests in social media, marketing and sales, event planning, photography, journalism, and graphic design. We are opening our first intern class NOW. The deadline for applications is November 11th.

 

We will attempt to fill all four positions below. We ask for a minimum commitment of six months. We will do new recruitment every six months. That being said, if you miss this deadline and want to get involved please reach out and we'll chat. There is no age limit for our interns. We welcome stay at moms, undergrad students, grad students, working women that want a side hustle, Molly's mom, basically anyone who is awesome. We operate a hard-working collaborative environment that is diverse, adventurous, and open-minded, and we're excited to welcome more wonderful women to our team.

 

See below for open positions. As a form of compensation, we offer extensive networking, increased experience, personal growth, workouts, new experiences, letters of rec galore, fun, champs if you're over 21, support, and mentorship. 

JOURNALISTIC AND EDITORIAL INTERN

 

Weekly time commitment: 10 hours a week, a combination of on-site and remote. More, always welcome, if desired!

Minimum time commitment: 6-months 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Sleuthing out all and any health and wellness events happening in Cincinnati and updating and managing CSOB's calendar. 

  • Discovering and sharing new, interesting content for articles. 

  • Proofreading content 

  • Content generation for the blog and social media. 

  • Attending community events (usually fun as hell) to gather online content.   

  • Generating interesting leads, investigating, and writing 2-4 articles a month. 

 

Qualities: 

  • Experience with a wide array of social media platforms

  • Excellent reporting, research, and writing skills

  • Must be self-motivated. 

  • A good attitude, flexibility, and ability to multitask.

  • An interest in/knowledge of health and wellness.

  • Good sense of humor is a plus. 

  • Not afraid to fail or ask for help. 

 

 

To apply email interns@cincystateofbeing.com with your resume, a brief cover letter explaining why you'd like to work with us, and a sample of your writing.   

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND GRAPHIC INTERN 

 

Weekly time commitment: 10 hours a week, a combination of on-site and remote. More, always welcome, if desired!

Minimum time commitment: 6-months 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Assisting us in generating and posting social media content, mainly on Instagram and Facebook.

  • Brainstorming new ways of expanding CSOB's social media reach.

  • Connecting with like-minded sites, individuals, and online communities with the goal of growing CSOB'S online connections.

  • Designing graphics for use for both social media and for other communication channels.  

  • Attending community events to gather online content.   

  • Assisting in monitoring the success of digital outputs.

  • Researching and investigating social media concepts (e.g. Instagram aesthetics) with the goal of improving CSOB's social media presence. 

 

Qualities: 

  • Strong knowledge of the digital media landscape, including various social media sites including but not limited to Facebook and Instagram. Knowledge and understanding of Google Analytics and Facebook Insights a plus.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Graphic design experience. 

  • Self-motivated with the ability to take ownership over work. 

  • Not afraid to fail or ask for help. 

  • Strong personal network online and offline is a plus.

  • Ability to think outside-the-box and help brainstorm new ideas.

 

To apply email your resume, a brief cover letter to interns@cincystateofbeing.com. Please also include your social media handles, and/or any social media account that you’ve worked on to date.  

 

MARKETING AND SALES INTERN

Weekly time commitment: 10 hours a week, a combination of on-site and remote. More, always welcome, if desired!

Minimum time commitment: 6-months 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Educating the community at large, and our target demographic, on CSOB.

  • Crafting messaging for external communication. 

  • Designing promotional materials in conjunction with the Social Media and Graphic Design Intern (e.g. handouts, informational fliers) for CSOB as a whole for specific events. 

  • Brainstorming innovative ways to reach new markets.   

  • Brainstorming innovative ways to market various events hosted by or sponsored by CSOB. 

  • Brainstorming innovative ways to sell CSOB's membership model (information will be provided).

  • Co-creating and monitoring marketing metrics. 

 

Qualities: 

  • Solid understanding of different marketing techniques. 

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Self-motivated with the ability to take ownership over work. 

  • Not afraid to fail or ask for help. 

  • Passion for marketing and/or sales. 

  • People person. 

  • Innovative and creative. 

 

  • Please email your resume, a brief cover letter to interns@cincystateofbeing.com. Please also include any experience in marketing or sales (big or small). For example, Mer sold the most Girl Scout cookies three-years in a row. That's success. 

 

EVENT PLANNING INTERN

Weekly time commitment: 10 hours a week, a combination of on-site and remote. More, always welcome, if desired!

Minimum time commitment: 6-months 

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Plan, organize, coordinate, promote, and facilitate various types of events.

  • Work on site at live events.

  • Assist with On-line registration management.

  • Conduct research for events (e.g. on location, best dates and times, etc.).

  • Propose new ideas to improve the event planning and implementation process.

  • Assist with managing on-site production and clean-up for events as necessary.

  • Prepare any needed materials such as name-tags, materials, packages, gift bags, and registration lists.

 

Qualities: 

  • Some experience in event coordinating, event planning.

  • Flexible, go-getter, helpful attitude. 

  • ORGANIZED with great attention to detail.  

  • People person. 

  • Innovative and creative. 

  • Not afraid to fail or ask for help. 

 

Please email your resume, a brief cover letter to interns@cincystateofbeing.com. Please also include any experience you have with event coordination. Sorority socials and one-year-old birthday parties 100% count.

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