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Learn about a West Chester-based women’s fitness studio that brings fun and unique ways to enjoy Pilates for all ability levels.

There is a fitness facility in the West Chester area that wants to help people experience exercise in a unique and fun way. “Club Pilates is a Reformer-based Pilates classes that use a modern approach to classical methods. Reformer Pilates is energizing fun and low-impact,” Laura Harris, Studio Owner of Club Pilates, says. “It’s for anyone looking to build strength, increase flexibility and improve range of motion.”

Club Pilates is a national franchise, but their club location opened on April 4, 2019 in West Chester at: 7554 Voice of America Drive, West Chester, Ohio 45069. Currently, there are six instructors, three sales associates and one general manager. 

There are a wide variety of different Pilates classes offered and the include:

• Club Pilates Intro Class

“The Club Pilates Intro Class is the perfect way to experience Pilates and our studio! Enjoy a 30-minute, full-body session with one of our talented instructors- each of whom are certified with over 500 hours of comprehensive Pilates,” Harris says. “This session is a great intro to our equipment, the studio and our amazing staff. Experience the Pilates Reformer and more. Find your local studio to book your complimentary Reformer session today.”

• Full-Body Reformer-Based Pilates

“Our signature contemporary Reformer class with strengthen and lengthen your entire body,” she says. “Creatively  flow from the Reformer to the springboard, EXO-chair, barre, TRX and more-ensuring you never take the same class twice. Experience the benefits of classical Pilates with a twist.”

• Club Pilates Cardio Sculpt

“This high energy, low-impact class is perfect for the cardio junkie. Use the Pilates jump board to facilitate plyometric movement against spring tension (rather than gravity) and experience an aerobic workout that won’t stress the joints,” Harris says.

• CP Center + Balance

“CP Center + Balance involves light movement and deep stretching to leave you feeling long, loose and ready to take on whatever the day brings,” she says. “A regular stretch routine will help reduce soreness and muscle fatigue, improve performance, decrease risk of injury and increase blood flow to your muscles.”

• CP Control

“Sculpt and tone your legs and glutes as you learn to use the barre in a whole new way,” Harris says. “Gliding discs, fitness balls and free weights are used to keep your body guessing! Strengthen your entire body from the feet up. Talking your Pilates moves to the barre is guaranteed to increase balance, stability and control in ways that will enhance your everyday life.”

• CP Suspend

“Defy gravity with Pilates and suspension training. A Reformer/based workout that combines your Pilates work with the incredibly effective TRX suspension training system,” she says. 

• Private Training Sessions

There are a also three different levels of the classes offered: Level 1, Level 1.5 and Level 2.0.

Harris says Club Fitness is unique because it has such a range of classes to keep it fresh, fun and welcoming to a variety of abilities. “We offer our clients a full-body, low-impact workouts along with providing high-impact challenge to the stabilizing muscles of the core,” she says. “Unlike the mat Pilates classes offered in many gym settings, Club Pilates offers classes using an array of specialized equipment, including the Reformer, EXO-Chair, Bosu Ball, TRX Suspension Trainer Springboards and more.”

Club Pilates is located at 12088 Montgomery Road, Cincinnati, OH 45249. To learn more, follow them on FacebookInstagram and their website.

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Read on to learn about a blogger and Instagrammer who wants to spread positivity through blogging.

Food and adventure. Those are two of Aditi Rao’s greatest loves and she now shares them on her blog, Food Times Infinity.

“I am a foodie at heart. I was always up for trying different cuisines and experimenting with different places and food. If I liked anything, I’d introduce my friends to the same and when they appreciated it as well, I’d be happy,” says Rao, an IT Analyst at a locally-based healthcare company. “Over the years, I’ve noticed that there’s no bond between two people, greater than the love for food. Food is almost the only standard topic everyone resorts to, to have a good conversation. That led to Food Times Infinity, my little love for food, in summation. It is my small way of recommending and celebrating all the delicious food, from different places and cultures that I enjoyed.”

Her adventures inspire each blog post idea for Food Times Infinity. “I try different cuisines, places and my travel experiences help in trying different types of food,” she says. “I try to document all of that in my posts.”

Along with the Instagram account, Rao runs a blog called My Boundless Thoughts. “My name, Aditi, means boundless- and the only boundlessness I identify with is the boundlessness within my mind,” Rao says. “That led to My Boundless Thoughts. I started out with a Wordpress account with the same name, and this year, took a leap of faith to own my own.”

There are five categories of posts with My Boundless Thoughts: 

• General: “Where I write about life and current events around the world,” Rao says.
• Reviews: “Here I attempt to review books, movies or shows I liked,” she says.
• Travel: “This space is a complete jot down of my travel itineraries and experiences, with photographs taken by my DSLR,” Rao says. 
• Miscellaneous: “Where I jot down my ramblings or thoughts that don’t fit any category,” she says.
• Stories: “Here are presented the short stories I’ve written,” Rao says. 

Through her blog, she doesn’t define success the way other people might. “I avoid looking at numbers- likes, follower counts, shares. These are discouraging,” she says. “If I post something and if someone sends me a text or a message saying- my piece made them feel better or helped them in anyway; I consider that a win. That’s my success.”

The mission of her blog is to help people. It could be a simple topic like mental health or a difficult one like life decisions,” she says. “From my stories to travel blogs, I want to address at least some need that people have.

Whether it is her website or food blog, Rao wants to spread happiness and positivity to the community. “My blogs areversatile, in my opinion and respectful towards most sentiments. Everyone can find something useful for themselves.”

To follow her food blog, check out on Instagram. Also, visit her blog at: https://myboundlessthoughts.com.

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A local organization is helping to heal negative body image through the power of yoga and community. Read on for more.

 

They say your vibe attracts your tribe. That’s where one local organization, the Good Vibes Tribe Cincinnati, aims to help.

“Good Vibes Tribe Cincinnati is a yoga outreach organization that offers free community gatherings each month in an effort to heal negative body image through the power of yoga and community,” says Katie Wagner and Jessica Smith, Founders and Facilitators of Good Vibes Tribe. 

Good Vibes to Wagner and Smith means acceptance. “Being fully present even when the vibes aren’t so good,” they say. “Tapping into that mindful awareness creates a shift which leads to self-acceptance and eventually self-love.”

In November, Good Vibes Tribe will be celebrating three years of community gatherings. As of right now, Good Vibes Tribe doesn’t have a specific location. “Our tribe is nomadic in nature as we travel to a different location in the Cincinnati area each month,” Wagner and Smith say. “As a non-profit organization, we use donated space from local businesses to host our gatherings.” 

Wagner and Smith are both survivors of eating disorders and found recovery through yoga. “Yoga allowed us to reconnect to our bodies in a way that was thoughtful and gracious, while community circles allowed us to listen to the stories of others and then share our own,” they say. “There’s a unique power in combining the elements of mindful awareness with the safety of speaking our truths.” With the name, ‘Good Vibes Tribe,’ “It is our goal to spread positive awareness and let others know there is a brighter side to the darkness of negative body image.”

The gatherings of Good Vibes Tribe have included a variety of different offerings. “At each monthly gathering, we begin with an hour of yoga followed by an hour of discussion with our guest speaker. Topics of discussion have previously included: Acceptance with a Certified Yoga Therapist, Stress Management with an LPCC and Spectrum of Emotions with a Certified Body Talk Practitioner. We also partner with other non-profits such as NEDA, The Giveback Yoga Foundation and Project  Heal to help increase awareness and break down the stigma surrounding mental health,” Wagner and Smith say. “In addition to our community gatherings each month, we offer several workshops relating to self-care and mindful eating, both being terms we are seeing more frequently in our culture. Rather than how-to guides, our workshops offer space to dive deeply into the self and discover what it is that our bodies and souls are actually craving.”

The organization defines success through people going for themselves. “If you are new to the practice, it can feel intimidating coming to a yoga class because our society has created an unrealistic image of what it means to have a ‘yoga body,’” they say. “It’s also challenging to show up for yourself in our culture because there is such pressure to be in constant motion…we are always doing and not necessarily for our own well-being. In effect, we aren’t taking the time for ourselves to actually address our physical or emotional needs. We offer that space. All you have to do is show up.”

Good Vibes Tribe wants to be a safe place for the community of Cincinnati. “There aren’t enough safe spaces for people to gather, connect and share their truths without fear of judgment or shame, especially for those who might not have the financial means to participate otherwise,” Wagner and Smith say. “We are out in the community each month offering a service that is completely free and accessible. We’ll even lend you a yoga mat if you need one.”

The organization holds gatherings that meet once a month, but they work on a daily basis. “We work daily because we are passionate about what we do. Because we’ve been there,” they say. “We’ve both suffered with our mental health and well-being but have learned how to reconnect to ourselves through yoga and community. This is what inspired us to become instructors and facilitators… to show others there is a door, all you have to do is knock.”

If you want to keep up with what Good Vibes Tribe is doing, follow the organization on Facebook and their website.

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Learn about a non-profit organization that provides community and experiences through tasty treats, unique ingredients and powerful training opportunities.

A local organization makes dog treats that make a difference for the next generation of our community. 

“BrewhausBakery and Dog Bones is a 501c3 non-profit bakery organization dedicated to providing vocational training and work opportunities to area young adults with disabilities. We have a collaborative model to work with bakers of all abilities and interests and support and foster growth in each of our food industries,” says Lisa Graham, Founder and Director of BewhausBakery and Dog Bones. “Specifically, Brewhaus Dog Bones is our social enterprise where we make healthy all-natural dog treats from local craft brewing grains (malted barley).” 

The organization is located at 6927 Miami Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45243, in Madeira. “All proceeds of baked goods, whether for pets or people, help us create a substainable non-profit platform to provide jobs and opportunities for young adults with disabilities,” Graham explains. 

The Brewhaus Bakery and Dog Bones started in 2014 and has 16 people on their payroll, but throughout the seasonal months, they have added about 20-30 people to the roster. “I started the non-profit July of 2014 and launched at Listermann Brewing’s Octoberfest , October 10, 2014,” Graham touts. “We are almost five years old!”

The inspiration behind starting the business came from her daughter, who “has a rare genetic abnormality resulting in some developmental disability,” Graham explains. “We’re a cooking family; she lives to bake and loves animals; especially our three dogs and two cats. We have not been able to figure out a good cat treat yet! The craft beer community has been greatly supportive of our mission and purpose, which adds to the fun of our product!”

The name of the organization came from a survey of 400 people and Brewhaus happened to be the most popular decision. “Brewing up good things to help people in our bake ‘haus,’” Graham adds, “which is a nod to our German roots here in Cincinnati.”

Brewhaus Dog Bones are healthy and all-natural treats. These dog treats are “made from locally sourced spent brewing grains. We only use malted barley; we work collaboratively with other bakers who bake treats for people in our bakery too, giving us additional revenue and helping us to be a substainable non-profit organization. So in our brick and mortar location in Madeira, we have something for everyone, people and/or pets,” she says. “We used to bake at Findlay Kitchen, an incubator contract kitchen space and met others who shared our passion for having a food-based business; once we grew to a point and needed our own space, we recruited others to join us in Madeira.”

Brewhaus works closely with brewers. “We work closely with brewers to get spent grains right from the mash tuns and turn them into healthy, tasty dog treats! We use all-natural ingredients and never add any artificial flavorings, colorings or preservatives. Our treats are always handcrafted and slow baked,” Graham says. “We have two wonderful veterinary advisors from Family Animal Hospital in Batavia, Jenny Bard and Alfred DuBois, who review our recipes and advise as needed. Doggies love our treats!”

Along with making delicious treats, the organization provides training for individuals with a variety of disabilities. “We work with many area educators and job coaches to provide an instructional, project-based learning model, to help build skills and employability to those young adults transitioning from school-based programs to the adult world,” she says. “We provide our program at no charge to have an additional , creative, hands on, start to finish business and teaching tool in an educator’s toolbox. Most people learn best by doing.”

The most rewarding part of working for Brewhaus, according to Graham, is giving opportunities to young adults. “The most rewarding part is knowing we are living our mission and providing jobs and opportunities to young adults with disabilities who face so many barriers to employment and traditional opportunities,” she says. “It gives us an authentic platform to engage with our community and have fun!”

The organization is an important resource in Greater Cincinnati, Graham says. “At some point in anyone’s life, you can personally be affected or touched by someone with a disability, whether from birth or acquired through illness or accident. Having an opportunity to interact, learn and grow from each other, regardless of ability, helps us all be better human beings and more compassionate and understanding,” Graham says. “Everyone has strengths and a unique contribution to make. So hopefully when we’re out at an event or someone comes into our bakery, we can help promote understanding and inclusion of individuals of all abilities!”

To keep up with what Brewhaus Bakery and Dog Bones, follow them on FacebookInstagramTwitter and their website.

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An Ohio-based nutrition company is quickly gaining national popularity for its products that revolve around seven important aspects of a healthy lifestyle.

Propello, a Columbus based company, is propelling customers into new, much healthier healthier lifestyles. 

“Propello Life is an active nutrition company. We were founded to inspire, educate and fuel active lives,” says Duke Armstrong, CEO and Founder of Propello Life. “We believe in balanced, while living-which means that your health and life are their fullest when you manage your life around our seven aspects of a healthy lifestyle: movement, nourishment, rejuvenation, love, passion mind and spirit.”

Located in Dublin, Ohio, Propello Life has been around for three years and was founded on July 31, 2016. There are four full-time employees and over 30 ambassadors. 

The name, Propello Life came from a translation meaning, ‘Motivated life.’ “We have found that for someone to truly live a healthy lifestyle, they have to change their life. Changing you habits around how you live is a very difficult and hard thing that requires a ton of motivation, dedication and determination,” he says. “Propello Life embodies that and was founded to help people as they change their life.”

There are five products offered through Propello Life and they are: Vegan Protein, Whey Protein, Rejuvenating Aminos, Pre-Workout and Energy + Focus. 

The mission of the business is to “inspire, educate and fuel active lives,” Armstrong says. “What this means is that we hope to help people discover their healthiest, best life possible.” 

Propello Life is different from other nutrition brands because they concentrate on the person, not just on how the person looks. “We sell the absolute best products, provide the absolute best customer service and experience and lead with education and inspiration,” Armstrong says. “We feel that if we make a positive impact on our customers’ lives and help them live a healthier life, then we have created value for them. The sales follow the value we provide.”

Giving back is also important for Propello Life. “We have been partnering with local gyms from day one to support their charity events and outreach programs. Within the last few months, we have launched our own charity events to give back to our community,” Armstrong says. “Specifically, we have partnered with Special Olympics Ohio to raise money for their athletes. Special Olympics is near and dear to our hearts and to be able to aid their efforts brings us amazing joy.”

Propello Life’s seven components help them to define a healthy lifestyle. “It is unique to each person and is rooted in living a balanced, whole life,” he says. “When you boil it down, healthy is a life that is full of energy, happiness, passion and purpose.”

To learn more about Propello Life, follow them on FacebookInstagram and their website where you can subscribe to their newsletter list. “We email healthy recipes and blog posts on all things health-related, usually twice a week and have been told that our followers love getting the emails because they are not sales-focused or overly-emotional,” Armstrong says.

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Two local women wrote a book that raises awareness of Sickle Cell Disease in a way that everyone understands. Read on for more.

Many who suffer from Sickle Cell Disease want to think and feel “I’m no different than you.” In fact, two local women — Kristy High and Jaime Mahaffey — wrote the book on it. 

I’m No Different Than You is a children’s book that we wrote that focuses on children living with Sickle Cell Disease and the social and mental issues people affected by this disease often face,” says Kristy High, Care Coordinator and co-writer of I’m No Different Than You

According to High, the book is about a girl named Kayla. The girl “has a positive outlook on life despite the challenges of managing a chronic medical condition,” she says. “After having to attend a new school, Kayla is worried about how others will react to learning that she has Sickle Cell Disease. Kayla’s friendships are quickly changed by the lack of understanding and fears of the other children.” 

The inspiration behind writing the book came from Mahaffey’s 15-year-old daughter, Kayla and High’s 12-year-old daughter, Kiera, who are both living with the disease. “Both children have encountered situations in school that involved bullying and other social issues because of having Sickle Cell Disease,” she says.

The name of the book came from the way that High would want to feel if she, herself, had Sickle Cell Disease. “I would want others to realize when they look at me,” she explains, “I’m no different than you.”

High says the book was important to write because they wanted to raise awareness of the disease. “We have a goal to bring awareness to various childhood health and wellness topics,” she says. “We want to be champions for the Sickle Cell Warriors out there!”

The book is unique because it provides basic education about Sickle Cell Disease without the medical jargon. “It makes it easier for parents, teachers and children to understand,” High says. “it also focuses on the social implications for a child dealing with chronic illness as this aspect is often lost in the medical field.”

High and Mahaffey want to encourage children living with Sickle Cell Disease, who have felt that they don’t measure up to others, dealing with mental health issues or just feeling overwhelmed from living with the disease. “We also hope to inspire children not afflicted by a chronic illness, such as Sickle Cell Disease that isolating and bullying another person just because of their medical condition is hurtful and it’s best to ask questions if they don’t understand that person’s condition,” High says. “Everyone deserves to be treated with kindness and friendship.”

To learn more about the book, I’m No Different Than You, you can contact High at: khigh81@gmail.com or contact her on Facebook and Instagram. The book is also on Amazon. Search for Kristy High and Jaime Mahaffey.

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Learn about a local practice with 11 doulas (and growing) to help clients through the beginning stages of parenthood.

Bringing a child into the world isn’t easy. Here to make it a little easier is Emily Johnson and Katie Brenner, co-founders of Doulas of Cincinnati. “We have a combined 16 years of experience working with new and expectant families,” says Johnson. 

What is a doula? “A doula is a trained, non-medical, professional who seeks to reduce fear and instill strength in the families he or she serves, throughout the childbearing year and beyond, Johnson explains, “conception through several months postpartum.”

A doula provides three different categories with caring for patients:

• Physical: Think touch massage, counter pressure, supporting various infant feeding positions, position changes, etc.
• Informational: Answers to various questions about pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum recovery and newborn behaviors, personal referrals to tangential providers, etc. 
• Emotional Support: A safe space for vulerability, listening vaidation, etc.

Launched in 2016, Doulas of Cincinnati meets their clients in their homes, but their Group Classes are held at TriHealth Pavilion. There are currently 11 doulas at the practice and they’re looking for more. 

The inspiration behind the practice came from busy schedules between Johnson and Brenner. “Katie and I had both worked as independent doulas before launching our agency. Living life on-call 24/7 is not for the faint of heart and most definitely took a toll on our families and our personal well-being. Add to that, we were fully booked every month and regularly turning folks away,” Johnson recalls. “Launching the agency allowed for us to serve more families with the same standard of care and provided built-in backup with our shared call model. Launching our agency has provided true sustainability in a historically short-tenured field.”

They also want to provde a healthy environment for their doulas. “We were also passionate about something that sought to eliminate doula burnout in general, not just our own,” she says. “Providing work for the doulas on our team so that they can make a living doing what they love was a huge motivator.”

There are a wide variety of doula services provided through Doulas of Cincinnati and they include: childbirth and parenting education, birth doula support, Postpartum and infant care doula support, sleep consulting, dedicated team of certified infant feeding specialists and an International Board-Certified Lactation Consultant, Postpartum placenta encapsulation, Postpartun belly binding and maternity, birth and newborn photography.

The mission of Doulas of Cincinnati is “providing Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky’s new and expectant parents with professional, experienced and unbiased support through the childbearing year and beyond,” Johnson says. “We are committed to each family’s personal goals and wishes helping to facilitate a smooth and enjoyable transition into new parenthood.”

The practice is unique because they are 100 percent focused on client experience, Johnson says. “We are not trying to change the culture of birth in our client’s delivery room. We are not trying to force a parenting ideal on our clients when we’re with them in their homes,” she adds. “Our job is not to ‘fix’ societal issues one-by-one with each of our clients. We are there for them. Wherever they are.”

If you want to keep up with what Doulas of Cincinnati is doing, follow them on Facebook and Instagram.

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A new fast-casual restaurant using healthy ingredients to create quick meals just opened in Kenwood. Keep reading for more.

Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen recently opened a new location in Kenwood.

Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen has amassed quite the cult following in Kentucky and it just crossed the river with a new location in Kenwood.

According to Angela Anne Leahey, Marketing Coordinator and Hospitality Director, Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen is “a gourmet salad restaurant with seasonal, house-made soups and lemonades,” she explains. “The business has been around since 2014 with six different locations around the Tri-state: four in Lexington, one in Louisville, one in Cincinnati, with 100 people working between these locations.”

The inspiration behind Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen came from a passion to see people eat healthy on the go. “We wanted to bring wholesome, homemade foods to the fast, casual setting that allows busy people the opportunity to eat well on the go while also creating café environments where you can spend quality time connecting with people and bring the family for an easy, nutritious meal,” Leahey says. “We wanted something that communicated fresh and made in house, while also emphasizing salads.” 

The business defines success by the people they impact. “Guests, by serving great food with a hospitable environment; employees, by giving them an enjoyable place to work; the farming community, when we purchase their goods,” Leahey says.​

The mission of Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen is to see people eat healthy. “Our tagline is ‘Eat Well Today’ so looking back at our inspiration, I would also add to that we want to be available to people so that they can be the hero of their day, making wise food choices that make them feel good and ultimately taste good,” she says.

There are a variety of services that the business offers, including in-store and to go dining, online ordering and catering (with delivery). “Whether you are a single young professional, a parent of multiple children, a single parent or a business woman or man trying to impress a client- we have great food, with great service and you don’t have to compromise taste or quality,” Leahey says.

Working with as many local providers is also important, Leahey says. “We partner with local Kentucky Chefs, Ouita Michels and Sara Gibbs, which allows us the opportunity to create each salad individually and make small changes to the recipe that make it the perfect combination of dressing, toppings and lettuce,” Leahey says. 

To learn more or keep up with Vinaigrette Salad Kitchen, follow them on Facebook or Instagram.

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An upcoming event in Mariemont celebrates a decade of raising awareness of mental health with a walk and family-friendly after party.

Those battling mental health conditions, and the people who love them, are true warriors. That’s what inspired Nancy Eigel-Miller, Director of 1N5, to create The Warrior Run: The Race for Life, a 5k run/walk and a one mile walk with a family friendly after party.

On October 5, 2019, The Warrior Run will hold their 10th annual event with a variety of activities. “There is a one mile untimed walk through the lovely village of Mariemont that starts at 5:15pm. Shortly after that, at 5:30pm, the 5k begins. This USATF-sanctioned race begins and finishes at Dogwood Park,” Eigel-Miller says. “The race and walk are followed by a night of music and food from local restaurants, including 50 west, Pontiac Barbecue, LaRosa’s Pizza and UDF ice cream. The food options also include home-made chili, hot dogs, grilled cheese, and plenty of desserts. There is a short Fun Run for children under eight at 7pm and then a family-friendly movie outside at dusk.”

There is also a High School and College Challenge where different schools compete against each other to raise the most money for mental health. “Every dollar raised by the high school team will be reinvested into their school for mental health, mindfulness and suicide prevention programming. The scoring is based on a number of participants, volunteer hours and total amount raised and takes into account the enrollment size of the individual schools,” Eigel-Miller says. “The winning high school team and the winning college team receives a traveling trophy, a $1,500 scholarship and a Skyline Chili Cheese Coney Party.”

The inspiration behind the event comes from Eigel-Miller losing her husband in 2008. “I lost my husband, Jim, to suicide and the run was started in his memory,” she says. “He was an avid runner and the race was a way to honor him.”

She wanted to highlight the people who are battling mental health conditions. “The Warrior Run raises funds for 1N5 to help accomplish our mission of optimizing mental health in youth in Greater Cincinnati. That is why it is ‘The Race of Life,’” she says. 

The event is important for the community. “Our youth are in crisis and need our help. One in every five youth, ages 13 to 18, have, or will have, a mental illness and suicide is now the second leading cause of death for youth,” Eigel-Miller says. “The Warrior Run: The Race for Life raises funds so that we can combat these statistics and promote optimal mental health for youth in Greater Cincinnati through though stigma reduction and customized, evidence-based education so that we can live in a world without suicide.” 

The mission of The Warrior Run is “to gather as a community to champion optimal mental health by raising funds to provide evidence-based mental health programming in local schools,” she says. “Funds raised by The Warrior Run also go toward Supporting Adapting for Life/Surviving the Teens, a CincinnatiChildren’s Hospital Medical Center program.”

The event is different from other races, Eigel-Miller says. “The race course is beautiful. The after party has the best food. The family-friendly atmosphere is phenomenal,” she explains. “These, combined with the importance of our cause, make this the best race around!” 

To learn more about The Warrior Run, follow them on their website, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Read on to learn about a life coach in Kentucky who is helping people live their lives with intentionality.

Allyson Blythe has always loved helping people. 

As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the field, she realized she wanted to offer something more. That’s when she launched Allyson Blythe Life Coaching in 2007.

Today, she offers one-on-one sessions with clients and another part of her job is “creating programs that suit their interests and needs, workshops, groups and classes,” she explains. 

Blythe says she has developed a variety of different learning opportunities through her life coaching. “I offer sessions 1:1. I have also designed two separate life coaching courses that are a 12-month commitment that meet face-to-face on a monthly basis. Those are titled Radical Self Care and Dedicated Life Overhaul,” Blythe says. “I offer two groups for young adult ladies and one for grown adult women. I also teach workshops based on communication and boundaries.”

The mission of her life coaching is “I educate, equip and empower my clients to start living their life on purpose,” Blythe explains. 

She is different from other life coaches out there because she has many years of experience, along with 20 years of clinician experience. “I have a wide variety of services that are designed both for men and women groups, classes, workshops, one-on-one and offer my services face-to-face. There is so much added value to face-to-face contact, especially when building connection and community,” Blythe says.

She defines success by assisting clients with being intentional of how they live their lives. “Building connection and community with in my practice are an added bonus. That’s why groups and workshops are so important because people feel better when you feel a part of something bigger,” Blythe says. “When clients gain insight and start taking responsibility for their lives, I consider that a great success!”

She loves working with the community to help educate, equip and empower them. “My clients learn to align their thoughts, behaviors and decisions with what they most want to create and establish in their lives. People who are intentional are healthier, happier people,” Blythe says. “That is a great benefit to our community. I also teach very basic, yet essential tools like communication and boundaries. I work with a wide range of both men and women (young adult to elderly).”

She has upcoming events coming up through her practice:

• The Art of Effective Communication: Tuesday, September 24, 2019
o There are still spots open.
 
• Boundaries: Four-part course coming up in September
o Open for women
 
• Radical Self-Care: Third year will be launching in January 2020.
o “It is a deep dive Life Coaching Course for women to improve their relationship with themselves and others,” Blythe says.
 
• Dedicated Life Overhaul: Launching its fourth year in January 2020.
o “It is a 12-month course for both men and women in which we take a 360 view of their lives to see what’s working and what’s not so they can create a plan for some real change,” she says.

The Allyson Blythe Life Coaching office is located at US Highway 42, Suite 217 in Florence, Kentucky. To learn more, follow her on FacebookInstagram, her website or email: allysonblythe@live.com.