8 Female Founded, Black-Owned Fitness & Food Businesses that we LOVE!
8 Female Founded and Black-Owned Businesses that we LOVE!
Glamourina – Glamourina is the go-to activewear apparel brand for culturally conscious women founded in Washington, DC. Co-owner’s Kia Phillips and Nekol Gaskins are working mothers who share a passion to design fashionable clothing that inspires and uplifts women.
Realizing that healthy lifestyles have a great importance in our psychological and physical wellness, Kia Phillips and Nekol Gaskins realized there was a void in the athleisure apparel market for socially conscious women and working mothers. “There were few images of women that looked like us in the market, and there were few designs that represented our culture and heritage”. So, in the spirit of creation these Queens decided to embark on a journey birthing their own inspirational athleisure brand Glamourina.
RydeFYR – Founder Chevy Laurent is a dear friend of ours and a trainer in the Tone It Up App! She just opened her Cycling Studio, Ryde Fyre. RydeFYR is a premium indoor cycling boutique offering a fully immersive multi-sensory full body workout. She also teaches LIVE workouts on Instagram @RydeFYR.
McBride Sisters Wine Collection– The McBride Sisters Wine Collection is a story of two sisters and their passion for wine. Though continents apart, Robin and Andréa were raised in the wine regions of Monterey, California and Marlborough, New Zealand; independently developing an appreciation for the craft of fine winemaking. Living across the world from one another, Robin and Andréa were unaware of the other for nearly half their lives. Despite the 7,000 miles that separated them, the sisters would eventually find their way to each other in 1999. Robin and Andréa created the McBride Sisters Wine Collection to unite their parallel lives and passions. Both the New Zealand and Central Coast of California wines are true expressions of each region’s terroir and the McBride sisters’ signature style; a blend of old-world elegance with new-world finesse.
ummm…. sign us up for the wine club!
OhMazingFood– Owner, Stephanie Williams, has always believed in providing “from-scratch”, all natural meals for her family to promote a healthier lifestyle. Over time, she developed her own granola recipe to provide an alternative to some of the unhealthy snacks found on grocery store shelves. The snack instantly became a hit among her family, friends, and community. After having two children, Stephanie resigned from her job to spend more precious time with them and to create an abundance of Oh-Mazing! moments.
Be extraordinary. Be adventurous. Be Oh-Mazing!
Oh-Mazing! Snackable Granola is nut free, wheat free, and made with organic ingredients.
Healthy On You– Founder Sam Binkley~ It all began by giving advice to friends on wellness, traveling, gardening and my passion for healthy cooking. I became a Certified Health Coach and founded Healthy On You® to continue my journey inspiring others to transform their healthy lifestyles. I set out to change the way we think about food, one healthy recipe at a time.
In addition to my healthy cooking classes, I also offer my Healthy on You® line of organic, gourmet spice blends. Through my cooking classes, I’ll teach you how to make simple healthy food substitutions in your diet. I lead by example and I’ll provide you with the tools to make healthy living a fun and enjoyable lifestyle.
Nicole Lunan-Energy Healing Intuitive Coach- Nicole is able to bring you into a deep metacognitive state that will give you clarity and relaxation. She has been an energy healer for 8 years and has built the ability to channel positive energy to you. No matter where you are, her light will reach you and bring you higher.
Nicole is a Ph.D. candidate in psychology with a concentration on Mindfulness. She will create an energetic guided meditation just for you based on your needs and desires. The journey combined with powerful coaching will lead you to the answers you’re looking for, all while eliminating stress, anxiety, and blockages.
CultureFit Clothing– Founded by a team of globalized West African women, CultureFit is on a mission to create high-quality, high-performance globalized activewear that looks and feels amazing.
We (the founders of CultureFit) love to represent our West African culture. But we also love to travel, immersing ourselves in cultures all over the world — and we can’t do that if we don’t take care of our bodies. We built CultureFit to provide amazing activewear that represents all our loves: our culture, ourselves, and the world.
Gym Hooky– Last, but not least, Ariel Belgrave Harris! She’s not only an amazing trainer in the Tone It Up App, she’s also the founder of Gym Hooky where she sells healthy meal plans, apparel, and fitness equipment.
“Rather than dwelling on diet fads, calorie crunching, and restrictions, let’s create a happy, healthy life in a way that’s flexible, fun and free of denial!
Imagine what your life will be like when you achieve your ideal weight – and effortlessly keep it there! Finally, you will feel light, energetic, and ready to take on the world! You’ve come to the right place, and I’m here to support you to reach your health goals.” – Ariel
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