Is an ancient chinese skincare tool the key to coping with your winter cold?

Jade is more than just a pretty green gemstone (and an amazing 90’s R&B group). It’s also known for its cosmetic healing powers, dating back to ancient 7th Century China.  Recently, jade rollers have resurged among western beauty mavens as a way to achieve more youthful, radiant skin.   I received a jade roller from […]

The Top 5 Reasons to Consider In-Home Personal Training: Nicole Leisen

Some people love taking group fitness classes or hitting the gym to be surrounded by people who are likewise working hard on improving their health. But others may like the idea of one-on-one attention within the comfort of their own home. Enter: Nicole Leisen. Nicole is a local personal trainer and nutrition coach that brings […]

We Did a 24-Hour Tech Cleanse, and Here's What We Learned.

Nearly two-thirds of Americans own a smartphone, and the majority of us use our smartphone more than five hours a day on average.  For the record, we love our phones. Mer uses GPS legit everywhere she goes, and Mol is addicted to Spotify. That being said, we understand the downsides. Studies show that increased screen […]

Turmeric: The Most Effective Nutritional Supplement in Existence?

Turmeric is having a real moment. We’ve seen menu items and recipes pop up of turmeric soups, lattes, smoothies, juices… all boasting anti inflammatory effects and immunity. But where did this all come from? Is it popular because the bright chartreuse yellow makes it super Instagram worthy? Or does it actually have these healing powers […]

Pure Barre 101: the largest barre franchise in the nation

The story goes that, when I was 7, my ballet teacher (Bruce, I remember you) kindly suggested that my parents consider investing my time less into dance and more into sports. As an adult with pretty much zero dancing ability and a great track record with athletics, I understand where Bruce was coming from. That […]

Barre and Community at Wineries and Breweries: Pure Barre West

Pure Barre is the largest, most established barre franchise in the nation, with more than 460 studios throughout the U.S. and Canada, and more studios opening rapidly.    We have five Pure Barre locations in the tristate area; Oakley, Kenwood, Cinci West, Mason, and Ft. Wright. Each studio has their own feel and community. Read about our intro […]

The First Pure Barre in Cincinnati: Pure Barre Ft. Wright

We have five Pure Barre locations in the tristate area; Oakley, Kenwood, Cinci West, Mason, and Ft. Wright. Each studio has their own feel and community. Read about our intro and overview to Pure Barre here.   The PB location in Ft. Wright opened in September of 2011 and is owned by Lori Gray and Kelly […]

Improving the Human Condition: Queen City Kettlebell

Do you ever have conversations with people where you are so insync that you want to interrupt them mid-sentence and scream, “OMG! AMEN! YES, YES, YES!”   This pretty much sums up my conversation with the Queen City Kettlebell(QCK)  team last Saturday after I attended a community introduction class with my friend Becca. QCK’s team of […]

Sleepy Bee Cafe + Aster Social Sippery: Meaningful, Intentional, Locally Sourced Sustenance

If asked to list healthy restaurants in Cincinnati, chances are Sleepy Bee Cafe is one of the first restaurants that comes to mind. If asked the most popular brunch spot in town, Sleepy Bee is probably also on that list. With a location in Oakley and Blue Ash, and a third opening later this month, […]