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Brandi Kupchella, a Popsugar contributor, is a former attorney now stay-at-home mom/fitness instructor/workout junkie. She teaches indoor cycling and many studio fitness formats (as long as dancing is not required). She loves coaching people towards better physical well being and tries to make it a fun journey along the way. She is known for her extensive collection of workout headbands and her tough workouts, and can be found singing along to the tracks as she teaches. She lives in McKinney, Texas with her husband, two children and two cats.

Brandith Irwin, MD – Dermatology, Internal Medicine
Book author of  The Surgery-Free Makeover: All You Need to Know for Great Skin and a Younger Face 
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Carol Krucoff, E-RYT 500, C-IAYT, is a yoga instructor at Duke Integrative Medicine in Durham, North Carolina, where she creates individualized yoga practices for people with health challenges. An award-winning journalist and frequent contributor to Yoga Journal, Carol is the author of several books including “Yoga Sparks: 108 Easy Practices for Stress Relief in a Minute or Less” and “Yoga for Neck and Shoulder Pain.” Creator of an audio home practice CD, and co-creator of the DVD “Relax into Yoga,” she is also co-author, with Kimberly Carson, of “Relax into Yoga for Seniors: A Six Week Program for Strength, Balance, Flexibility and Pain Relief.”
Carol is co-director of the Integrative Yoga for Seniors teacher training, which is designed to help yoga instructors safely and effectively adapt the practice to older bodies, minds and spirits. She also spent a decade studying martial arts, and as a second-degree black belt in karate and Sensei, she taught martial arts for four years. Carol has practiced yoga for more than 40 years. For more information, please visit her website:

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Gwenn Jones  – [YogaGrit] As a Personal fitness trainer approaching 20 years, mind-body specialist, yoga instructor, wellness, lifestyle and fitness website editor, each day is truly fresh and new. Gwenn’s practice was featured in (former) Potentials magazine, and she publishes local wellness newsletters. She enjoys owning a Yoga studio, and hosts public access educational TV  “The Yoga Show,” California. 

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Kristen Bateman – A writer with a love of red lipstick, cats, dessert and vintage fashion. Changes her hair color with her mood. Her writing has been published in The New York Times, T Magazine,, Racked, New York Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar, Allure and more.

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Leta Shy – Executive Editor – SELF Magazine

Linnea Covington – Freelance Writer – Arts and Entertainment, Food and Dining, Metro Denver

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Maggie Winterfeldt – Editor, Popsugar

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Matt McMillen

Matt McMillen has been covering health as a freelance writer since 2002 and writing for WebMD since 2006. A 1995 graduate of Loyola University Chicago, where he majored in philosophy, McMillen has written for The Washington Post, Women’s Health, Gourmet,GQ, Bon Appetit, the Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. His health beat finds him covering everything from celebrities such as Denzel Washington and LeBron James to breaking news on the latest medical studies. He frequently writes about men’s health for WebMD Magazine, where he also contributes a regular feature on American chefs and their healthiest recipes.

Michael DeMedeoros – Fitness Writer, Contributor – Popsugar

Natalie Lukaitis – Digital Beauty Editor, Marie Claire, UK

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Stephanie Watson – With  more than 10 years of experience as a freelance health writer and editor, Stephanie Watson has written or contributed to more than two dozen books on topics ranging from obesity to genetic disorders. She is also a regular contributor to several online and print publications, including HowStuffWorks and Cancer Monthly. Watson holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communications from Boston University. – Together, U.S. News and have earned a reputation as the leading provider of service news and information that improve the quality of life of its readers by focusing on health, personal finance, education, travel, cars, news and opinion. U.S. News & World Report’s signature franchises include its News You Can Use® brand of journalism and its “Best” series of consumer guides that include rankings of colleges, graduate schools, high schools, hospitals, nursing homes, mutual funds, health plans, diets and more. The health link is