Fit Bottomed Eats, led by Kristen Seymour and Jennipher Walters and supported by a fabulous group of contributing writers, is a sister site to Fit Bottomed Girls (as well as Fit Bottomed Zen and Fit Bottomed Mamas). It covers everything from food news to recipes to reviews to nutrition tips and more — all with the same energetic, friendly, talkin’ to your best pal kind of vibe you’ve come to expect from the Fit Bottomed World.
Kristen Seymour: Although Kristen loves spending time in the kitchen now, it wasn’t always her happy place. She nearly failed Home Ec in middle school and stubbornly refused to learn to cook until she was out of college (and out of money). At that point she realized that, if she wanted to keep eating tasty meals, she was going to have to create them. She’s a pescatarian married to a man who truly enjoys a rare steak, so she’s well-versed in creating meals that will work with or without meat added in. Kristen is a Level 1 triathlon coach and an avid runner (with more enthusiasm than speed). Traveling — and finding the best local eats (or breweries, or wineries …) in town — is something she feels passionately about, and she’s willing to travel for the perfect meal (especially if it means getting out of Florida in the summer). You can catch more of Kristen over at Fit Bottomed Girls and Fit Bottomed Zen.
Jennipher Walters: As co-founder Fit Bottomed Girls, Fit Bottomed Mamas and Fit Bottomed Eats, Jenn is hungry for a healthy lifestyle. With several fitness credentials under her belt: ACE-certified personal trainer, health coach, and advanced health and fitness specialist, and an AFAA-certified group exercise instructor, Jenn also has a journalism degree from the University of Missouri and an MA in health journalism from the University of Minnesota. She has written for numerous online publications including Shape magazine, SparkPeople and Diets in Review. In her free time, Jenn can be found chomping on kale, updating her 1960s-decorated home in Kansas City, Mo., creating the largest salads known to man, doing CrossFit, sipping on a good glass of cab and running with her pup. (But not all at the same time, of course.)
Karen Timper: An early love of cooking made the culinary arts an obvious career choice for Karen. With cooking comes a lot of tasting, so in 1982 she joined her first gym to ward off the negative affects of the trade and her second passion was born. She effectively learned to balance the two devotions and has maintained a healthy lifestyle for the past three decades. Karen earned a Hospitality Management Degree, specializing in baking, from the American Culinary Federation Chefs Apprenticeship Program while working full time in the industry. Currently, she likes to travel and sample regional cuisines—and most recently had the opportunity to work with chefs in both Tuscany and Curacao. She can usually be found in her kitchen testing new recipes for her husband Bill and their pet Chester, a 21-pound cat with a shoe fetish.
Margo Donohue: Margo is the creator of the blog, Brooklyn Fit Chick, which has been noted for its lively tone and unique take on fitness and a healthy lifestyle by top media including Shape and Fitness magazine, and MSN’s FitBie.com. Margo is an AFAA-certified group fitness instructor who teaches several classes per week and has private clientele as a NASM-certified personal trainer in her favorite place in the world—Brooklyn, New York. She earned her degree in speech-communications in 1994 from San Jose State University.
Alison Heilig: Due to food sensitivity issues, Alison gave up all dairy products in 2003 – long before there were any descent substitutes on the market. Faced with the prospect of no cheese, butter or ice cream (some of her favorite things), she had to develop her previously-nonexistent
Gail Gedan Spencer: Gail writes about healthy living at her blog GoGoGail.com and around the web. She chases lizards down the sidewalk in her South Florida neighborhood and is often buried in an avalanche of diet books and workout DVDs. Gail, who is an NASM-certified Weight Loss Specialist, is a former newspaper copy editor and content editor and has worked at papers coast to coast, including the Orange County Register,USA Today and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. She’s a wife, mom to a hungry teenager and really and truly loves green smoothies.
Cara Wright: Heal animals, do triathlons, eat and drink all of the things: This pretty much sums up Cara, a veterinarian who has been lucky enough to live in Italy (and blog about it!) for the last two years due to her husband’s job. As a swimmer turned runner turned triathlete, she spends her free time riding bikes and coaching local age group and high school swim teams. The best thing about living in Europe is getting to experience all of the food and drink the continent has to offer, while running or biking to explore new cities.
Jennifer Schlozman: Jenny is a former Weight Watchers Leader Ambassador, who lost 40 pounds pre-baby and 82 pounds post baby. A runner, triathlete and half-marathoner, she finds comfort in group workouts and loves finding new fit friends. Born and raised in the North suburbs of Chicago but now living in the Kansas City area, Jenny loves long walks in the sun, homemade meals, manicures, the sound of her husband’s voice and slow dancing with her little mister.
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.
Jenn Andrlik has struggled with weight her entire life trying almost every fad diet out there. These days, the former ballet dancer gets her fitness from running after her very active four-year-old son, spinning, fitness DVDs, and anything she can do at home during her six-month-old daughter’s nap time. Post babies she is ready to get back into tip-top shape and is willing to do anything healthy to reach her goal and feel her best. Anything that is, except give up wine.
Currently, Fit Bottomed Eats is not looking to expand its team. If this changes, we’ll be sure to let you know!