We're kicking off the new year with a new Chompian of the Month for January, our friend and local Chicagoan, Jeana Anderson Cohen.
As the founder and CEO of aSweatLife, a company that hosts wonderful wellness related events throughout Chicago and beyond, she shows us what it truly means to be a Chompian every day by inspiring others to get out, live mindfully, lean into gratitude and find the fun in fitness.
Can you tell us about yourself - what you do, a bit about your story, etc.?
I'm the founder and CEO of aSweatLife, a wellness media company. Before founding health-focused companies I earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison - and fresh out of college I worked on the '08 Obama campaign in Michigan. From there, I created and executed social media strategies for brands. aSweatLife fuses my experience in building community and her passion for wellness. You can find me leading the team at aSweatLife, trying to join a book club, and walking my dog Maverick.
What’s your best tip on how to stay positive?
Lean into gratitude - even on the harder days there's always something to be grateful for. If it starts raining on you when you're walking, remember how lucky you are to be walking in the first place.
What’s your workout routine?
I like to mix strength, HIIT, and steady state cardio. Currently, I'm working on my swimming skills and I'm feeling so much more confident getting into a lap pool.
How do you consider yourself a “game changer?” This is 100% open to your interpretation!
I'm a game changer because I like to question the rules - if the status quo doesn't fit any more, why not change it?
What’s the best thing you do for your personal health everyday (mental or physical)?
I look at the things I do to take care of my body as feeding it and fueling it. So, viewing my wellness routine as additive, instead of trying to shrink or get smaller, is the best thing I do for myself.
What is your favorite Chomps product?
How does Chomps fuel your lifestyle?
I'm gluten free (I had part of my colon removed last summer and have to be to avoid *pain*) and I love real food that I can throw into a bag to avoid the hangries. Chomps is that for me.