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era Foster-Fell lives among the hustle and bustle of New York City, the city of lights and people chasing their dreams. As someone who grew up in the city, Jera takes on that New Yorker mentality and proudly runs with it (quite literally). During her college years, Jera traded icy winters of the east for sun-filled fun in Los Angeles where she attended the University of Southern California. There she pursued a degree in fine arts with a focus in graphic design. After graduating, she found her way back to NYC and spent her time working with start-up companies. In April of 2015 she began what would become a completely new journey, all with the completion of a workout plan. Fast forward to November 2016 when she decided to really take hold of her interest in health and began to pursue it feverishly. Since then Jera has made a name for herself on the web under the pseudonym “workoutbean.” Her blog, under the same name, is a place where she talks about her life centered around healthy living. In a blog post titled Nothing Worth Having Comes Easy, Jera talks about her journey to become a SoulCycle instructor. At the beginning, it wasn’t easy. First off, SoulCycle is a strenuous workout, and second, she had to overcome personal obstacles. The title and the essay itself speaks volumes to the type of person Jera is - hardworking, dedicated, and passionate. Over the course of her training, she realized just how hard she would have to work to accomplish her goal. Night and day she sought after it and felt it with every fiber of her being. It took an upwards of a year for her to finally reach that goal, but she made it. She went from a “graphic designer who never set foot in the gym” to a full time health advocate and instructor. From inspirational stories to photos of her dog, Thatcher, - a.k.a. Spicy Grandpa, follow Jera on her website and all of her socials. Written by: Jacob Karre

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izzie + sky // issue 09  

feat. abigail halpin, andrew kearns, kimberly espinel, sam landreth, clover artisans, jan campbell, patti wagner, jera foster-fell, hanrie c...

izzie + sky // issue 09  

feat. abigail halpin, andrew kearns, kimberly espinel, sam landreth, clover artisans, jan campbell, patti wagner, jera foster-fell, hanrie c...

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