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Abby Dione: The First Black Woman To Own An Indoor Rock Climbing Gym

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Abby Dione became the first Black woman in the US to own an indoor rock climbing gym when she purchasedCoral Cliffs Rock Climbing Center in 2011. Here’s why that matters. Dione registers at a petite 5’3”. She has smooth brown skin and close cropped hair and her wiry frame and calm voice command attention. She’s…

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GrpFit is using Technology to Promote Health and Fitness in the Black Community

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GrpFit is a fitness app created to address health issues in the Black community. Since we’re all about health and wellness, we decided to find out more about the company. We spoke to co-founder Rich Bailey and this is what he had to say. What inspired you to create Grpfit? It’s no secret that certain…

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21 Black Fitness Professionals You Should Know

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The following Black Fitness Professionals will inspire you and help you do what it takes to achieve your fitness goals. #HealthIsWealth Black Fitness Professionals BODY BY KARIIM is a private personal training studio run in Atlanta by husband and wife team, Kariim and Laquisha Smith. Jessamyn Stanley is a yoga teacher, body positivity advocate, and writer…

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How GirlTrek Inspired a Love Letter to Black Women

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My interview with GirlTrek is one that has been in the making for a while now—I just didn’t realize it.  My first encounter with them was last year. I was in New Orleans, spending Christmas and ushering in 2016 at the home of my future parents in-law.  I came across GirlTrek’s website while doing research…

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22 Businesses in the $3.4 Trillion Health and Wellness Industry

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Our list of Black owned businesses in the health and wellness industry is here right on time. Why? Because each new year is typically accompanied by resolutions related to improving health. My goals have generally stayed the same – to increase my income, improve my diet and to exercise more. This past year, kudos to…

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