Les Alfred on Being a Balanced Black Girl

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In this episode, Kayla talks to her friend from the gram Les Alfred (Lestraundra, not Leslie).

Les is the founder of Balanced Black Girl, an online community dedicated to helping women of color live their healthiest lives.

Upon graduating college in 2011 and diving head first into “the real world” Les soon found that the happiest part of her day was during her gym sessions every morning before work. Each day she felt herself becoming stronger and more confident in a way she had never felt before. So in 2012,  she became a personal trainer and nutrition coach to help others feel the same.

She started her first blog The Balanced Berry in 2014 to share what wellness looks like in real life. After four years of sharing recipes and workouts on The Balanced Berry, Les is excited to focus more on amplifying women of color in the online wellness space through the Balanced Black Girl podcast.

Les is a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, TRX Certified Instructor, and Level 1 Precision Nutrition Coach.

This episode includes…

  • Her transition from The Balanced Berry to the Balanced Black Girl platform

  • Her experience as a woman of color within the wellness space

  • How to make the wellness space more inclusive and diverse

  • How music plays a huge part in her wellness

  • And so much more!


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