Fit Bottomed Zen Bios
Jennipher Walters: As CEO/co-owner of Fit Bottomed World, co-author of The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet and Editor-in-Chief at Fit Bottomed Girls, Fit Bottomed Mamas and Fit Bottomed Zen, Jenn has several fitness credentials under her belt: She is an ACE-certified personal trainer and health coach, and was named as one of the top 100 influencers in health and fitness by Greatist in 2016 and 2017. Jenn has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MA in health journalism from the University of Minnesota. She has also written for numerous online publications including Shape magazine, The Huffington Post and SparkPeople. In her free time, Jenn can be found doing HIIT workouts with her husband, making a mean green smoothie, running laps around the neighborhood with her daughter, standing on her soapbox to advocate body positivity and snuggling with her pup.
Kristen Seymour: Kristen Seymour is the third partner at Fit Bottomed Girls and holds the position of Editor-in-Chief at Fit Bottomed Eats. She’s an enthusiastic (if not particularly speedy) triathlete, enormous animal lover, and passionate pescatarian foodie (with a special love of Mexican food and roasted veggies). She relies on her dogs to get her outside when she’s feeling lazy, and counts on Twitter (and her fellow FBGs) to motivate her to hit the gym — works like a charm every time. Kristen makes time for yoga — at least a little bit — almost every day and is slowly but steadily making meditation a regular practice, even on (well, especially on) the days when all she can think about is how she can’t possibly make time to just sit and be. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida (Go Gators!), and she and her husband live, swim, bike and run in the Sunshine State with their two mutts and a mercurial cat.
Erin Whitehead: Erin, co-founder of Fit Bottomed Girls and co-author of The Fit Bottomed Girls Anti-Diet, is the former Editor-in-Chief at Fit Bottomed Mamas and an ACE-certified personal trainer. Erin has a journalism degree from the University of Kansas and is a bit of a word nerd. Erin left Fit Bottomed Girls in 2017 to pursue more professional and workout adventures — and to get more quality time with her husband and three kiddos in New Jersey.
Anagha Bharadwaj: Anagha has spent the last several years lurking around FBG, visiting often for community and inspiration. She has a life-long inability to choose just one hobby, and as result, enjoys running, swimming, biking, and hiking (but no triathlon-ing…yet). She currently lives in DC, where she loves to read books, explore the city on her bicycle, and, in her spare time, attend law school. She’s almost a yoga instructor, and enjoys reading about the mental aspect of yoga, and yoga theory, just as much as she enjoys the physical practice itself. She also writes regularly for a blog she co-owns with a friend, called Cooking in Pajamas, which details the duo’s culinary exploits.
Alex Bisges: Alex believes quality of life is dependent (external) self-care. She shares ways of simultaneously maintaining mental and physical well-being. Alex is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City, with a degree in communication studies and political science. Alex has worked in journalism and marketing for a variety of companies as well as news outlets. She joined the FBZ team in March of 2016. With an undeniable passion for life, Alex propels herself into new experiences. She recently learned how to longboard (without a natural talent for coordination). She has found longboarding to be an excellent form of cardio, meditation and and overall — an excellent time. In her free time, Alex can be found traveling, stargazing and laughing.
Alison Heilig: Alison’s journey has taken her from unhealthy fitness phobe to ultra-marathoner, triathlete, obstacle course racer, and yogini. Since leaving her corporate legal career in 2015, she’s been dedicated full-time to following her passion for helping others unleash their own inner superhero and blogging about her (many) shenanigans at ThePursuitOfAwesome.com. Alison is a NASM-Certified Personal Trainer, Corrective Exercise Specialist, Women’s Fitness Specialist, RRCA-Certified Running Coach and a Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher with regular classes at Thrive Yoga and CrossFit Become in Montgomery County, MD. She lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC with her awesome husband (and biggest fan) Chris.
Megan Hinman: Megan has a love-hate relationship with long-distance running and is consistently involved in many other fitness activities. She’s a frequent 5k competitor and will run her first half marathon this Spring. Her weekly indoor soccer games help keep her motivated, though her frequent minor injuries and busy schedule do not. When not caught in her eternal debate, “to run or not to run?,” Megan is working toward her master’s degree in Integrated Marketing Communications from the University of Kansas, writing silly stories and musings for her personal blog, or hanging out at home with her dogs and boyfriend, fixing up the place and all the while wondering how soon she can go to sleep again.
Elysha Lenkin: Elysha has always been a fitness girl, but once she discovered yoga (over two decades ago!) she became passionate about creating a lifestyle of practice to add more meaning to her movement and more purpose in her life. As a wardrobe stylist in NYC, she works on commercial shoots for brands like Ebay, ESPN and Sensodyne. And as a yoga and wellness blogger for MindBodySoul Stylist, she puts her passion into practice by showing people how to get holistically fit with exercises for the mind, body and soul. She’s certified with the Yoga Alliance, and regularly sits (and moves!) in meditation. And when she’s not practicing … she’s hanging out with her family on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.
Stepfanie Romine: Stepfanie is a journalist turned ACE-certified health coach, yoga teacher, and freelance writer who lives in the mountains of North Carolina. When she’s not writing about health and wellness or developing recipes, Stepfanie loves trail running, hiking, and yoga — and exploring all the food and health trends Asheville has to offer. She has co-authored and contributed to several books about healthy living, and her most recent is The No Meat Athlete Cookbook. Find more from Stepfanie on her blog, The Flexible Kitchen, or on Facebook or Instagram.
Karen Timper: With exercise experience spanning three decades, Karen’s desire to maintain a healthy lifestyle has stayed constant over the years. A true fitness enthusiast, she estimates she’s completed more than 5,000 workouts, but remains eager to check out the latest fitness craze and never misses an opportunity to improve herself. Coupled with her degree in Hospitality Management from the American Culinary Federation Chefs Apprenticeship Program, Karen lends her real life experience to both FBG and Fit Bottomed Eats. These days she can usually be found in her kitchen taste testing recipes or at the gym working off her latest creation.
Katie Everhart Wight: Katie lives in Kansas City with her mister and two furry friends. She earned her Communication Studies degree with a double emphasis in Film and Media Studies & Journalism and Mass Communication from the University of Missouri – Kansas City in 2009. She completed her Masters in Library and Information Sciences in 2015 from the University of Central Missouri. Obviously she’s passionate about reading and writing! Katie also loves spending time with family, traveling and being outdoors. She’s discovering what leading a Fit Bottomed Girls and Zen lifestyle really means. She’s pretty sure it’s okay to love coffee and chocolate if you balance them out with long dog walks.
Cati Winkel: Cati Winkel is a Certified Parent Coach who helps parents learn how to get through to their kids without the use of spanking, yelling, shame, blame, punishments or rewards. Cati has been obsessed with mindful parenting strategies since the pregnancy of her first child. When she found out how hard it was to follow expert advice and not yell, she pursued a career in parent coaching and learned there was so much more to it than just reading a book. Learn more about her at www.theempoweredparentcoach.com.
Currently, FBZ is not looking to expand its team. If this changes, we’ll be sure to let you know!