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FIT 5: 5 Days in the Life of Lauren Imparato, Owner/Founder and Instructor at I.AM.YOU Studio

Katie Minehan

We think Lauren Imparato has the coolest job ever – she gets to teach her yoga classes without ever having to leave her (amazing) loft in Little Italy. And if you’ve had the chance to take one of her classes, you know exactly what we’re talking about – it’s one of the most beautiful studios/apartments we’ve seen. A few years ago, Lauren left her Wall Street job to follow a healthier path that led to the world of yoga. Now, she teaches almost every day, and when she’s not teaching, she frequently drops into classes (if you had a yoga studio in your apartment, you would too) - for Lauren, consistency in her yoga practice is key to a maintaining a healthy mind and body. She also has her own brand of handmade herbal teas, inspired by traditional Chinese medicine, which she drinks religiously each morning. Lauren stays true to what she preaches in her “Detox to Retox” menu, and steers clear of juice fasts and restrictive diets in lieu of real food, including the occasional glass of wine and yummy treat. Keep reading below to see how Lauren balances a healthy lifestyle with having a life:

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FITiST Breaking News; Q & A

If I have outstanding class credits, what does this mean for me?

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FITiST News Alert: Passing the Baton to BurnThis

Every once in a while, we come across a product, brand, or app (as in this case) created by fitness fiends after our own hearts. Since introducing FITiST two years ago, we’ve made it our goal to make booking your fitness plans as seamless as possible. FITiST has continued to evolve and grow in ways we couldn’t possibly have imagined when we pioneered the first one-stop boutique fitness booking system.

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Welcome to Running Season: Q&A with Dr. Dan Geller

Katie Minehan

Whether you’re training for a race or just looking for a good sweat, hitting the pavement (or treadmill) for a run is one of the most popular ways to workout. It’s no secret that there are myriad benefits to running – improved heart health, calorie burn and decrease in stress, just to name a few – but there is also increased danger of injury, especially if you aren’t using the right footwear or taking the time to stretch properly. Taking proper precautions to avoid injury is important to consider for any activity, but since running places extra pressure on your feet, being armed with the right knowledge can mean the difference between enjoying your regular runs and spending weeks out of commission nursing an injury.

To get the scoop on how to prevent injuries and when to see a professional if you think you have one, we caught up Dr. Dan Geller, sports podiatrist and surgeon, who also happens to have quite a few marathons and triathlons under his belt.

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