Cincinnati may not be one of the biggest cities in the country, in terms of size alone, but its fitness and food scenes are big, bold and beautiful. Capturing this beauty is what inspired the platform Cincyfitfoodie, launched by Cincinnatian Kayla Hansmann.
Hansmann, a registered dietician, fitness instructor, and local foodie, says Cincyfitfoodie is a platform for sharing her food, fitness, and fun, which is usually related to food and fitness, throughout Cincinnati.
“I share #foodoftheweek highlights, where I utilize one food item or ingredient in several ways throughout the week,” she explains. “I also show clips, videos, and ideas from my workouts, clases I teach and my own personal workouts, to motivate and encourage others to do the same.”
Hansmann says she was inspired to launch Cincyfitfoodie after spending a few years in Chicago.
“Since moving back home, I’ve found that the food and fitness scene in Cincinnati has just what most every other big city has to offer, but without some of the hype and features,” she says. “We have such great talent here and I love highlighting that and especially really enjoy meeting others who are doing cool and innovative entrepreneurial ventures.”
Although Cincyfitfoodie’s story got its start in January 2018, Hansmann’s blogging past goes back further.
“I had previously started a food blog with a friend from grad school living in Nashville, and while it was a lot of fun learning the process and getting started with a really good friend passionate about all the same things and food trends, we both had our own cities and clientele to pursue, so we made the decision to branch off into each of our own niches,” she says. “It’s crazy to think it’s only been a year, but I love the whole branding, design, and social media component of this world so I dove right in and tried to learn as much as I could and meet and network with others right off the bat.”
Through Cincyfitfoodie, you can find personalized nutrition services for individuals and groups. Hansmann says that she does one-on-one assessments as well as monthly accountability to ensure she’s following along closely with clients to meet their goals.
She’s also dipping her toes into corporate wellness speaking engagements and events – which she says is fun because she gets to reach large groups of people in environments that can sometimes be toxic to health and wellness.
“In these sessions, we talk about timely nutrition hot topics and taste recipes for easy workday lunches and busy weeks,” she adds.
Hansmann is looking forward to the future as she prepares for yet another adventure.
“I very recently started a new business/branch off of Cincyfitfoodie with my mom – it’s a business targeted mostly to moms, pregnant and nursing moms, called Milk’d Nutrition,” she says. “We offer a wide array of baked goods, energy bites, smoothie mix and nut butter that have specific ingredients that are beneficial to mothers for lactation but are delicious and nutritious for everyone.”
Hansmann says Milk’d is something that she’s been thinking about for a while thanks to her role in her part-time job at Children’s Hospital.
“It’s an amazing opportunity to work with my best friend and mom who is retired and recently receive her culinary certificate from the Midwest Institute here in Cincinnati,” says Hansmann. “We’ve been overwhelmed by the kindness and support of other local businesses here and really excited to see where this venture takes us.”