Lauren Chiarello: Living La Vida Chi Chi
She came, she saw…
Whoever said that big things come in small packages was talking about Lauren Chiarello. Lauren is the founder of Chi Chi Life – a NYC based brand that focuses on fitness, fundraising, events, and cancer advocacy.When she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 23, the Villanova University graduate fought for her life and won. Twice. She soldiered her way through radiation, high-dose chemotherapy, hair loss, and even a stem cell transplant. Today, Lauren celebrates 7 years of remission.
After recovering from treatment, Lauren took a Core Fusion Barre class at Exhale and was never the same. In the beginning, she struggled to hold a plank for 20 seconds. She continued taking classes and felt herself getting stronger each time. Her instructors urged her to get comfortable being uncomfortable and tap into new strength. Lauren credits these teachers for changing her life. She took classes for 5 years before becoming a certified instructor herself. Now, she teaches Pilates Mat, Core Fusion Barre, and TRX Suspension Training at Flex Studios.
Sound Off™ Pilates Fusion
Last month, Lauren joined Sound Off™ and Insider Insights for Sound Off Pilates Fusion featuring DJ Kharisma at the W Hotel – New York. Sound Off Pilates Fusion is a guided flow that combines elements of Pilates, Barre, and Yoga using Sound Off headphones. Our headphones give guests complete auditory control over their experience – wearers can adjust the volume to their own perfect level. The LED glow of the wireless headsets upped the ante on cool even in the W’s lavender lit Great Room. The 60-minute sweat session focused on toning the thighs, glutes, and abs. Afterward, guests were treated to Bai drinks, a photo booth, and makeovers from Joli Beauty Bar.
As a two time cancer survivor, Lauren understands how critical it is to live with passion, intention, and courage. Her dedication to fitness and fundraising has helped her raise over $75,000 running full and half marathons for cancer charities. She fuels herself with clean, plant based food and moves her body everyday. Her mission is to help people rise above their obstacles and live their best lives. Oh, and she’s also a newlywed. Talk about living life to the fullest!
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