Author: Kris Crews

Kris Crews is a writer from Columbus, Ohio. Writing was always something she had a knack for, but once she started her undergraduate experience, she found that writing was a passion of hers that she wanted to pursue more seriously. In 2017, she graduated with a B.A. in journalism and media communications. Pursuing this field allowed her to develop her skills as a writer, and with time and hard work, she sent out work that was then published by MTV, Huffington Post and Elite Daily. Currently, she is writing her first book.

When one door closes, another one opens, and Joshua Harris knows firsthand what it’s like to walk through that door, going from football player to a fitness coach. Joshua Harris is a fitness coach residing in Dallas, TX. Joshua, a former football player, grew up heavily active in sports. Excelling in football, he played at a collegiate level at Wake Forest before taking it to the next level as a running back for the Pittsburg Steelers. After his tenure in the NFL, Harris decided to still keep fitness close to him by being a fitness coach and creating the Peak Work,…

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Athletics teach us many lessons. It teaches us how to persevere through tough times, work with others, and accomplish goals if we stay consistent. Personal trainer Victor Anderson uses his experience as a lifelong athlete to help and encourage those on their fitness journey.  Born and raised in Middletown, CT, Victor Anderson is a personal trainer, actor, and model residing in Los Angeles, CA. Victor grew up heavily invested in sports and played Division 1 basketball at Central Connecticut State University. He has been featured as a model for Fabletics, landed a Nike commercial with Lebron James and Kevin Durant,…

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The clothes we wear allow us to express who we are. Whether through bright or neutral colors, we can be creative and share what makes us us. Travis Sounds is a creative, making a comfortable clothing line for all and encouraging those to embrace who they are.  Travis is the creator of Avenue88 Clothing. He took the time to sit down with me and share his story, how Avenue88 came to be, and more.  How His Clothing Line Started and What Inspired It BE: Can you share with me how you started your clothing line and the meaning behind the…

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The conversation around mental health continues to be more and more critical. Over the past two years, we’ve seen how crucial it is to care for our minds, bodies, and overall well-being. We all have different tools or practices in how we make efforts to take care of our minds. That can be through writing, talking to a therapist, exercising, and more. Another outlet that many people tend to use to reduce stress is music. One organization in particular highlights the importance of music for your mental health.  Music For Your Mental Health (MFYMH) is a unique program guided by…

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Every day presents us with a chance to inspire someone, whether through our talents, words, or actions. Vaughn Dabney uses a unique business to encourage people to think about how they can live a sustainable life by building homes inside vans.  Vaughn Dabney wears many hats and is no stranger to entrepreneurship. From experience creating custom t-shirts in high school to starting a candle company in college to then learning how to code after graduating college, it shows that Vaughn’s destiny is to continue being a creator and building things from the ground up.  But Vaughn’s work doesn’t stop there.…

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Whether you’re new to working out or experienced, you always need someone there to motivate you to do the best you can. CJ Hammond sees firsthand how coaching and hard work can go a long way as a sports performance specialist. CJ Hammond, aka the Fit Legend, is an EXOS Performance Specialist. Hammond was born and raised in the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Growing up, Hammond has always been close to sports and played Division 1-A football at Temple University. After graduating and obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in Humans Resource Management, Hammond pursued his love for fitness and moved…

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We all have our comfort foods, the ones that we crave and can’t live without. Food is something to enjoy, but sometimes we feel guilty about what we consume and our failure to  stay fit. Kevin Curry reminds us that it’s okay to indulge in those favorite foods, especially ones that are healthy for you, too. How Fit Men Cook Started In 2012, Curry worked to get back to his desired weight goal when becoming discouraged after seeing a picture of himself on his friend’s Facebook page. He felt sluggish and overweight, all the while his blood pressure continued to…

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Black hair is unique, diverse, and tells a story. There is so much versatility in Black people’s hairstyles, one of them being wraps. The Wrap Life has the perfect products to style your hair, all the while allowing you to embrace your unique look.  Meet the Founder, Nnenna Stella Based in Brooklyn and founded by Nnenna Stella, the Wrap Life is an online shop for elegant headwraps. These headwraps are handpicked and crafted from materials found in Ghana and Morocco.  The Wrap Life started after Stella decided to take a month to meditate, reflect and find a creative outlet that…

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Coaching is a full-time job, one that takes time, dedication, and patience. JD DuBois understands this more than anyone else while serving as an assistant coach. His drive for helping players develop into their best selves stems from his passion for helping others and hearing their stories. He is using this passion, dedication, and patience to be a coach on and off the court. JD is the assistant coach for the Detroit Pistons and is responsible for the Player Development Program. Before this role, he played basketball professionally overseas for three years in Europe and went on to coach with…

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