In this episode, Kayla chops it up with Briana Owens!
Health and wellness influencer, entrepreneur and empowerment coach Briana Owens is committed to improving the negative stigma surrounding generational health and wellness for underserved communities. After graduating from Hampton University with a degree in English, the New York native moved back home where she set out on a mission to serve as a catalyst to push people towards being their best selves. Strengthening her knowledge of the fitness industry while teaching cycling classes around NYC for nearly 5 years, Briana quickly noticed the lack of diversity not only in her classes but in the boutique fitness industry as a whole.
Her love of spin coupled with a deeply rooted desire to see more people of color engaging in healthy living practices, led her to create Spiked, a culturally relevant lifestyle brand committed to providing access to quality affordable classes and resources for underserved communities to thrive.
As CEO and Founder of Spiked, Briana has hosted hip-hop infused spin classes in NYC, Atlanta, the Nation’s Capital, and Los Angeles as well as partnerships with organizations such as Nike, Aquahydrate, Broccoli City Festival, DC Department of Parks and Recreation, Big Brother Big Sister, among others. Through The Spiked Brand, Briana leverages her years of experience in the boutique fitness industry and intricate studies of generational health and wellness to educate the masses on social determinants of health and how adopting healthy living practices, balance and consistency can lead to transformational changes.
In this episode we discuss:
Why Briana decided to focus on spin vs other boutique fitness options.
Making boutique fitness feel more welcoming, inclusive, and accessible.
The reason behind why representation in the boutique fitness space is critical to changing the way we look at wellness.
Building an unapologetically diverse business and taking risks in that capacity.
And so much more!
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