Raised as an athlete, Imogen grew up practicing ballet, swimming and ski racing. Along the way, she learned the hard way that twisting your life far out of alignment is never a good thing for your body. Today, she is slowly rebuilding her mind-body connection, including a heavy dose of rest and self-compassion.
DJ-producer-vocalist Louisahhh shares how she has made peace with her body and mind, and let go of some of her toxic obsessions through a weekly routine that includes running, horseback riding, cardio and strength training, combined with meditation, prayers and intuitive thought.
Victoria Hoff is an Los Angeles based writer who hails from a dynamic east coast upbringing that simultaneously included team sports, artistic endeavours, academics and a deep connection with nature. Learn about her experience with the ever-evolving wellness scene in LA and her efforts to lead a more holistic lifestyle.
Gesa Hansen grew up in a Scandinavian family of carpenters, designers and architects. From her youth in Danemark, the talented designer kept a strong connection with nature and and now spends her weekends in Courances, outside of Paris, where she can disconnect, cook, walk and play polo.
Austin, Texas based Jennifer Hall Taylor is an exemplary multi-hyphenate on both personal and professional levels. She is also the cofounder of The-Shift, a curated tool for mindfulness that invites users to cultivate awareness in daily life. Read on for more about Jennifer's lifestyle, dream destinations and her thoughts on the true meaning of 'self care.'
As the daughter of a bohemian Italian and an Amazonian Indian, Karina Mota is a citizen of the world and feels at home in many places but it’s in Sao Paulo that she spends her life, sharing her time between her family, her restaurants and her consulting and creative agency.
Photographer Alana Paterson hails from Vancouver aka the "California of the North," a booming spot for indoor and outdoor activities year-round. For Alana this means rock climbing, yoga, skiing, running, weight training and skateboarding. As if that weren't enough, she also farms and is part of the Canadian Coast Guard auxiliary.
Olivia Villanti is an editorial strategist and probably the most Parisian of all the women we met in New York: she wears grey and black, thinks it's funny to wear leggings when you're not working out, and calls Pina Bausch her sports hero!
As a Kundalini teacher, she exudes a certain softness and aura reserved for the mystical among us. At the same time, she is a consultant and a coach, determined and strong. Desiree Pais is 27, and yet an old soul. Read on for the portrait of a woman who simultaneously references Guru Jagat and Jacquemus as current inspirations...
Rachael Wang is a creative consultant and stylist. She’s a Cancer, an introvert, a witch and a feminist. She finds punk rock soothing and humidity overwhelming. She runs, walks, hikes, swims, spins, surfs, does yoga and snowboards. And yet, she refuses to let any such matters define her.
When she was younger, Alero Akuya was obsessed with female heroes, like Dominique Dawes and Michelle Kwan. Today, when you meet her at the gym in the morning, you might think that she's training for the Olympics, too. She loves dancing and capoeira, runs like a sprinter and plays to win.
Marissa Mayer likes to do one thing at a time. She grew up in Los Angeles, studying dance all over the city, practicing ballet, modern, and jazz every day. She is now 23 and lives in NYC, pursuing her dreams. In the city that never sleeps.
Stephanie Tran is a photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek and the co-founder of The New Jock, one of our favorite lifestyle outlets an exploration of fitness, sport and athleticism. She describes herself as a creature of habit but sounds pretty unique to us.
Kameko's motto is "Eat Well, Live Well" and as an in-demand personal chef she knows how to treat herself, her friends and her family well through creative, health-ful and delicious food... Served with a smile!
Ylva Falk has one of those larger than life personalities. She’s exuberant, extremely direct, possessing a unique sense of style and a wisdom well beyond her years. And is the ultimate multi-hyphenate: a dancer, performer, choreographer, DJ, singer…
Every day Sandrine puts to use advice given by the activist African American author, Maya Angelou: "Life is better when you are laughing", and thus she never looses her radiant smile. She applies herself as much as in arabesque gallop, as in throwing the javelin, and mastering choreographies by Ginger Rogers as well as those of Michael Jackson.
Corinne Stoll is a photographer and shot the entire Inside/Out Paris community. She has a way with her models, making them feel safe enough to capture a fleeting smile, passing emotions, and grasp the subtle details that make a difference.
Romy Loaëc works in fashion as a stylist and consultant. She surfs, cycles, runs, practices yoga, pilates, and Fit Ballet, with a sense of determination and regularity. Passions and skills that are apparent from an early age, as she started ballet when she was just 4 years old.
Clara Villegas is Head of Image for the fashion brand Maison Kitsuné. Her work often takes her to Asia and Milan. As a result, her time in Paris is spent taking care of herself, trying out Italian recipes collected in Milan, heeding her naturopath sister’s advice, taking singing classes, running along the Canal Saint Martin, and taking dynamic yoga classes.
Jessica is the co-founder of Inside/Out. Horseback riding is where her true passion and skills are fully expressed. She has been riding for 30 years, and each week she makes a pilgrimage to take in the fresh air of the Bois du Boulogne, with the Frank Gehry designed Fondation Vuitton as a backdrop.
Lauren Bastide worked at Elle and Daily Elle for 10 years, analyzing female-focused trends and societal phenomena. After a year at Le Grand Journal, she decided to back to school and immersed herself in gender studies at Paris VIII while simultaneously launching La Poudre, a podcast series entirely dedicated to women.
Insatiably curious, Alison is a goldmine for information on emerging lifestyle trends and supplements her daily meditation practice and signature workouts with yoga, power pilates, cycling and cardio dance classes.
Coline can't stand still and that's nothing new! She was only a child when she ran her first race and today, she travels around the globe work in luxury fashion. And when she does finally come back home to her apartment in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, she trades her work attire for some workout gear...and she's off.
Competitive since childhood, Roxane Lucas has raced, practiced horse riding, gymnastics, fencing and rock climbing... Today, She is 18 years old and one of the promising figures of France’s longboard scene.
Elodie Fagan works at Pinterest. And if she isn’t cataloging her whole life in a chart, she aims to organize it around the Toltec spirit of the four agreements. Determined and generous, she is the voice of a project that she started with nine other women: a food truck whose mission is to bring a little joy to the refugees arriving in France.
Letizia is a PR person at Maison Margiela. Hyperactive, she does ABS (abs, butt and thighs), body combat, body attack, power sculpt, stretching, vinyasa flow, meditation, running and swimming, preferably at lunch time, choosing mats over restaurants and terraces of the Goncourt area.
Claire Tran is an actress and a dancer with a well established career behind her. She integrated the conservatory at the age of 15, danced for Pietragalla, posed for Jean-Paul Goude and was directed by Claire Denis, Olivier Assays and Mia Hansen Love.
Tilly Tillier clocks in about 20 hours of exercise a week. But these days, she spends her time between hot yoga and the classes that she teaches at Dynamo Cycling in Paris. She brings her Riot Grrrl edge and aesthetics to class!