Edition 2 -- July of 2016
DANCER, ARTIST, ALL AROUND BADASS
CELEBRATING MOVEMENT: Our journey gives us the opportunity to meet many inspirational figures across fitness, fashion, and culture that embody #caraalife. We caught up with Caraa ambassador Bethany Meyers, Master Instructor and former Director of Training and Development at SLT, in between classes to find out just how she dances through life.
Bethany has an instantly noticeable and magnetic joie de vivre. She is fierce, fun, creative, and effortlessly cool. Her motto?
When not at her home base of SLT blasting Sia, she can be found shopping in the East Village, dancing with friends, unwinding at yoga, or zipping to high-energy workouts like cycling, boxing, and dance. Daily Kombucha is key. When she gets home she saves the TV for sick days and snow days and instead she hones her creativity by painting, sewing, drawing, sculpting, and dreaming of far off adventures in Paris.
EXERCISE & FITNESS
Bethany’s love of athleticism began at an early age. “I was a competitive cheerleader throughout high school and early college until I injured my back in a fall from a stunt. I started practicing yoga and it was the only thing to relieve my back pain. Yoga made its way to a Pilates practice and here we are.”
She believes working out–and LIFE–should be enjoyed. “Don’t give up the things you love. Find a way to substitute. Plain yogurt can substitute for cream in cooking. Eat bean based tortilla chips instead of corn. Dark chocolate instead of milk. Don’t count calories, read ingredients.”
Hydration is also key. “I created my own smoothie Indie Fresh and I hand picked all of the ingredients. It contains blackberries, coconut water, avocado, banana, and basically all the stuff you need pre- and post workout. It’s delicious!”
WHAT’S IN YOUR CARAA BAG?
“What ISN’T in my Caraa bag? Laptop, day planner (yes, super old school!), a bag of 15 different lipsticks/glosses (seriously), eye drops, honey lozenges, after workout skin spray (Lumion Skin), grip socks, essential oils, noise canceling headphones because we live in New York and it’s loud here!, and a fine tip sharpie. Everything for the entire day ... ta da!