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We meet the coolest people. They are driving health and wellness in Cincy.

These are their stories, and where you can find them.


October 17, 2019

There are certain people in this world that are magnetic. You know, the kind of person that people are simply drawn to. Where they go, people follow. What they do, people want to be a part of. And Ratona Harr is absolutely one of those people. 

Ratona was a regular ole 9-5er. For nearly 20 years, she held a high powered job in marketing and communications, but a part of her felt unfulfilled. One Saturday, she took a high low aerobics fitness class at Fitworks, and never looked back. At the time, she was juggling a demanding full-time job that required travel,...

October 3, 2019

The Quick Scoop: Acupuncture is an ancient technique that has shown to be effective for a host of conditions. Courtney Codina is an acupuncturist in Fort Thomas, Kentucky who specializes in women's health conditions such as infertility and period pain. You can book here.

The Technique: 

I’m pretty obsessed with acupuncture. I discovered it right after college during an intense bout of hypochondriacism. An obsession with WebMD, untreated anxiety and a mass quantity of simultaneous life transitions culminated into a constellation of symptoms t...

September 5, 2019

Meagen Deck came to Cincinnati by way of Boston. After receiving her doctorate in physical therapy, she spent years as a private PT, living on a yacht for 6 months, then taking 6 months off and enjoying life (now that’s living). Once she decided it was time to “settle down”, she fell in love with a good ole Cincinnati guy, and he convinced her that here is where she needed to be. All we can say is lucky us. 

My husband and I are pretty obsessed with Meagen (as is anyone that meets her). Aside from us making fast friends, she’s professionally outstanding. In fa...

August 12, 2019

On a hot and sticky July morning, I rolled up to Liberty Center in northern Cincinnati for my first ever Fit4Mom workout class. Not yet a mom myself, the only experience I’d had incorporating kids and fitness was running after - and sometimes away from - my nieces and nephews. The class was called Stroller Strides, which I imagined would mostly be jogging with cute babies and kids around the mall. Well, I was TOTALLY wrong (except for the cuteness factor!).

The class was not only challenging, but the hour flew by as we moved around to different stations with s...

August 9, 2019

A lot of times when I have a big problem or decision to make I ruminate about it my mind. I think about all the possible solutions and outcomes and, obviously, all the potential landmines. After hours of driving myself crazy, I’ll bring the said problem to a friend or my husband in an exasperated heap of uncertainty. That person, not engrossed in the problem like me, will usually bring a new perspective, a fresh set of eyes. And, it is with this new perceptive that I often find the answer, choose my decision, or at least think about the problem in a completel...

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