Total loan: $5,000


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Oakland, CA, United States / Services

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Hi I'm Leah aka Bodybalancer. I was born and raised in Oakland, California. I grew up riding horses, singing, and dancing, mostly ballet and jazz. I worked with my parents in their medical clinic in North Oakland where they've served a very diverse patient population for over 40 years. I've practiced yoga for over 7 years, and became a certified yoga instructor last year through Yoga to the People's 200 hour teacher training program. This compliments a 500 hour personal fitness training certification through the National Personal Training Institute. I earned my BA in Environmental Studies from San Francisco State University in 2011. I have a passion for art, nature, health, outdoor recreation, and all things local, organic, and sustainable. I am setting up shop and growing roots here in my hometown. I'm excited to participate and help shape this community and the future of this place, still one of my favorite places in the world. I'm now working with Zaarly to become a newly established local business by the name of Hella Fresh Juice. I have thus far been a one-woman show. I look forward to being able to provide employment opportunities and hire help at a living wage. I go to farmers markets and source produce in bulk, transport and move it, prepare all the raw ingredients and create delicious and nutritious raw-organic-seasonal juice blends. I package these as cleanses and deliver to people's doorstep. Feedback has been very positive, I find the work very fulfilling and I'm grateful to be able to dedicate myself to it. I have big dreams for the future. Currently my focus is building a health and fitness community centered around the Hella Fresh Juice anti-inflammatory cleanse lifestyle, which works over the long term to reduce the risk of developing inflammatory diseases including cancer. Stress-reduction is another important part of a healthy lifestyle. I offer outdoor yoga classes, and will be offering more outdoor fitness and recreation opportunities for people to reconnect with nature and their bodies.