Hi, I’m Elle Leonard. That’s me. (No, not the tall one.)
I am a firm believer that when life gives you blessings, you need to share them.
Growing up in the middle of Illinois, I had a pretty typical childhood. My hometown was as important to me as my family: a stay-at-home mom, a dad who worked hard and was active in the community, and three younger siblings. It was the kind of place where you knew every kid in your graduating class and people didn’t lock their doors at night. Dinner was meat and potatoes and exercise meant running up and down a basketball court instead of working out at a fancy gym. All and all, it was pretty removed from the life I have today.
I’ve spent the last five years working alongside my husband, a professional athlete in the NBA. As his business partner and wife, I’ve been able to see what it takes to become a professional in the business world and the health industry, from training and recovery to nutrition to handling the day-to-day responsibilities. And it’s given me insights into what healthy can look like.
Another part of supporting him means that I get to travel. Being able to walk around places I always dreamed of visiting is something I never want to take for granted. When I go to a city, I try to find the most authentic parts of it. There is nothing I love more than experiencing the unique qualities of a new place, whether it’s Memphis or Paris or anywhere in between.
To say I’m lucky is a major understatement.
And it all started with that girl on the left. She didn’t have everything figured out, but she did know that the choices you make matter as much as the effort you put in. Which is why it’s so important to have access to the right information.
When I was growing up, the one thing I wish I’d had was a guide to help me be healthier. To give me inspiration and examples of what I could do and what I could be. For my travels, for my health, for myself.
So I decided to put one together.
Over time, I hope this blog can become a resource for women and girls who have a passion for life and a vision for the future. For the healthy hustlers taking action towards their goals. Who know what they want but not how to get it. I’m thrilled to be on this journey with you. For me, the trip is the best part. Because you never know what’s going to happen or where life will take you.