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who we are

At B+YND, we believe that living well doesn’t have to be about sacrifice and denial. Forget the labels, the workout routines that you dread, and “diet” food that tastes like cardboard. We’re here to teach you that achieving true wellness is about finding balance, becoming the best version of YOURSELF, and learning to relax into shameless enjoyment. Through practice, discussion, classes, and celebrations, we create unique and welcoming spaces that make a healthy lifestyle approachable, fun, and truly achievable.

From the consistent support of our online membership to the extravaganza of the festival,  B+YND provides a comfortable environment to unite, learn from each other, and thrive. At B+YND, all are welcome at the table. We’ve created a space where a question about hormones is not awkward, but may be toasted with a glass of wine; where pizza can be as welcome as kale. For a night or a lifetime, B+YND is making wellness not just livable, but deliciously real.

 
 
 
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jess

Also known as @healthcoachphilly
I am...a wife, mom, foodie, and women’s health coach.

Currently loving: green juice (but with different greens like….bok choy). Cortados with almond milk. Pretty much wearing all black all day, every day - my closet is so sad. Ha! And my little mini-me, Carmen.

Story: I used to work in marketing. Hated it. Went to the Institute for Integrative Nutrition for my coaching cert and am also Certified in Plant-Based Cooking and Culinary Nutrition via Matthew Kenney Culinary, where I currently work as an online instructor. A true entrepreneur at heart - I’m amazed I get to work on this killer wellness stuff every day. Follow me @healthcoachphilly

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jen

I am a…dreamer, a traveler, a cook, and entrepreneur.

Currently loving: hosting dinner parties, binge watching netflix documentaries, high top sneakers, and golden lattes.

Story: I spent years in the restaurant industry - and I loved it. Connecting to customers, developing recipes, and COOKING - what’s not to love? But suddenly, I craved something that was my own. I got my certification in Plant-Based Culinary Nutrition from Matthew Kenney Culinary, and am studying towards my NASM personal training certification. My mission is to share my (ongoing) wellness journey with the world and inspire others to live the best version of their life.

 
 
 
 
 

kate

Also known as @she_be_kale_in_it
I am...a blogger, recipe developer, foodie, and yogi.

Currently loving: Shrooms in my smoothies, coldbrew coffee, yoga (always loving), and baseball hats.

Story: I used to work in marketing, social media marketing specifically. Loved the social media, hated the office vibe. So, I pursued my blog as a side hustle until I made it my full-time career (along with other amazing projects like The GOOD Fest and B+YND) I’m obsessed with what I do everyday, and enjoy connecting with women in this beautiful community and encouraging them to practice self care and self love, imperfections and all. Follow me @she_be_kale_in_it