Love Yourself Like Kayne Loves Kayne: Loving Kindness Meditation

I started practicing meditation almost a decade ago while wheelchair bound after a bicycle accident. One of the first things I noticed when I sat down, got still, and looked inward was just how freakin’ mean I was to myself. My subconscious self-talk was a bitch with a capital B.  Sadly, this is pretty common. […]

You Are What You Eat, So Don't Be Fake: Kate's Plate

It’s no secret that I don’t love to cook. It’s not so much the act of cooking itself that I dislike, but more so the food preparation and the cleanup processes that deter me.  In addition, the internet is a never-ending cookbook. This should make things easier, but instead, oftentimes it overwhelms me, especially if […]

Healthy Grub Spots in OTR: Spotlight on Maplewood and Panino

One of our favorite spots to hit up for dinner after a tough Market Muscles workout is Over The Rhine. With new restaurants popping up nearly every week, it’s practically impossible to keep track of them all. There are definietly more than a few options for indlugence, but there are also spot that offer healthy fare […]

Cincinnati Farmers' Markets for Every Day of the Week

With so many Farmers’ Markets in Cincinnati, there’s no excuse not to shop local this summer and fall. Here’s a Market for everyday of the week.   Monday:   Monday is a hard day for Farmers’ Markets. In fact, most close down for the day, including Findlay (the city’s largest market). But, if you drive across […]

Finding Balance Inside And Outside The Studio: barre3

When Mer and I set out to create CincyStateOfBeing, our focus was and is to promote holistic health. Not just fitness, but spiritual, mental, and nutritional health. We talk alot about balance, which has been my personal one word affirmation as of late. So, finding a boutique fitness studio that has balance as the core […]

Cincy 360 Fitness: Individualized, Comprehensive, Accountable Personal Training.

I love a good wide-open, spacious gym. You know, when you walk in and the ceilings are tall, music is bumping, and there are just a handful of people getting after it. It’s like showing up to the playground when you were a kid to find that the slide and monkey bars were all yours. […]

Casey + Meg Hilmer of Power Ryde: Power And Perseverance.

There’s Indoor Cycling. There’s Outdoor Cycling. Then, There’s Power Ryde.   It was probably a solid 3 years into my indoor cycling obsession that I finally learned how to work my abs during class. I remember it like it was yesterday. I was taking Flywheel up in Chicago and a visiting instructor queued the class […]

Healthy Eats Roundup: E+O Kitchen and Aladdin's Eatery

It’s summertime, which means time for sunshine, friends, and (of course) food! Lucky for us Cincinnatians, there are seemingly endless dining options throughout the whole city. It seems as if each week a new restaurant pops up, lengthening our lists of “Restaurants to Try”. For many of us, summer is also the perfect time to […]