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Life by Daily Burn is dedicated to helping you live a healthier, happier and more active lifestyle. Through reliable and insightful articles, tools and resources, Life by Daily Burn goes the extra mile to empower users to take greater control over their physical, mental and emotional lives. Whether your goal is to lose weight, make smarter food choices, gain strength or de-stress, a better you is well within reach. Life by Daily Burn is here to help you reach your goals, every step of the way.

Meet Your Team

Jordan Shakeshaft

Jordan Shakeshaft

Editorial Director

With a master's degree in journalism and a digital background in health and fitness writing, editing and production, Jor ...

Tiffany Ayuda

Tiffany Ayuda

Editor

As a digital native, Tiffany Ayuda joins the DailyBurn team with six-plus years working in subscription diet and fitness ...

Theodora Blanchfield

Theodora Blanchfield

Social Media and Community Manager

Theodora joins the DailyBurn team with a background in print journalism and social media. She has worked on social media ...

Perry Santanachote

Perry Santanachote

Recipe Contributor

Perry is a food writer, photographer and recipe developer based in New York City. She cooks every day, and eats even mor ...

Christine Yu

Christine Yu

Contributing Writer

Christine Yu is a freelance writer, certified yoga instructor, runner and wannabe surfer. She covers topics ranging from ...

Laura Newcomer

Laura Newcomer

Contributing Writer

Laura Newcomer is a writer and editor with multiple years of experience working in the health, fitness and mental wellne ...

Laurel Leicht

Laurel Leicht

Contributing Writer

Laurel Leicht is the fitness editor of SHAPE magazine and a freelance writer. Her work has appeared in Runner’s World, ...

Kristen Domonell

Kristen Domonell

Contributing Writer

Kristen Domonell is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for health and wellness. A Seattle transplant by way of ...

Kelly Fitzpatrick

Kelly Fitzpatrick

Contributing Writer

Kelly is an NYC-based freelance writer passionate about health and fitness. She studied journalism at the University of ...

Lee Hersh

Lee Hersh

Recipe Contributor

Lee is the recipe developer, photographer and content creator behind FitFoodieFinds.com. This is where she inspires othe ...

Paige DePaolis

Paige DePaolis

Contributing Writer

Paige DePaolis is a New York-based freelance writer. Before joining XO Group, Paige held positions at SELF and Cond? Nas ...

Samantha Lefave

Samantha Lefave

Contributing Writer

A born and raised upstate New Yorker (real upstate, guys, not Westchester), Samantha Lefave moved to New York City immed ...

Renee Blair

Renee Blair

Recipe Contributor

Renee is a registered nurse turned natural foods chef who writes the vegetarian food blog, Nourish The Roots. Being frus ...

Kate Morin

Kate Morin

Contributing Writer

Kate Morin is a freelance writer and editor with a passion for food. After being diagnosed with celiac disease four year ...

Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Sarah Elizabeth Richards

Contributing Writer

Sarah Elizabeth Richards is a Manhattan-based health and science journalist who has written for The New York Times, The ...

Mallory Creveling

Mallory Creveling

Contributing Writer

Mallory is a freelance writer living in New York City. She launched her career in health and fitness journalism as the a ...

Alex Orlov

Alex Orlov

Contributing Writer

After graduating from Hamilton College with a degree in Philosophy, Alex moved to NYC in June 2013 to pursue her love of ...

Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan

Contributing Writer

Chris Ryan, C.S.C.S., is a former Division I athlete, top fitness model and personal trainer in NYC who regularly appea ...

Danielle Jackson

Danielle Jackson

Contributing Writer

Danielle is a senior at the University of Georgia with a love for food and an even bigger love for anything pop culture ...

Carmen Sturdy

Carmen Sturdy

Recipe Contributor

Carmen is a Canadian who moved to London, England after graduating from university. She has had a passion for cooking fr ...

Amanda MacMillan

Amanda MacMillan

Contributing Writer

Amanda MacMillan is a freelance health and science writer whose work has appeared in Runners World, Shape, O, Good House ...

Alexis Farah

Alexis Farah

Contributing Writer

Alexis is a freelance lifestyle writer whose work has appeared in Self.com, Dermstore.com, Yahoo.com, Women's Health mag ...

Alison Feller

Alison Feller

Despite a lifetime as a competitive dancer who avoided running the mile in gym class, today Alison is a five-time marath ...

Emily Faherty

Emily Faherty

Contributing Writer

Emily is thrilled to join the DailyBurn team this summer as a contributing writer. She is a 2008 graduate of Fairfield U ...

Emily Johnson

Emily Johnson

Contributing Writer

Emily is a freelance journalist based in Nairobi, Kenya who works in radio, video, print, and photography. Since graduat ...

Jessica Migala

Jessica Migala

Contributing Writer

Jessica Migala is a health and fitness freelance writer living just blocks away from Wrigley Field in Chicago. She jumps ...

Alexa Schirm

Alexa Schirm

Recipe Contributor

Alexa Schirm is a busy mom of three girls and the author behind the site, Simple Roots Wellness. She received her bachel ...

Jenna Autuori-Dedic

Jenna Autuori-Dedic

Contributing Writer

Jenna is a freelance writer, specializing in fitness and health stories. Her work has appeared in Glamour, Self, Health, ...

Evan Thomas

Evan Thomas

Recipe Contributor

Evan Thomas is a NYC recipe developer and blogger who's created recipes for brands including General Mills, Stonyfield F ...

Emily Miller

Emily Miller

Recipe Contributor

With a love for food, a passion for fitness, and a knack for writing, Emily is a contributing writer for DailyBurn. Her ...

K. Aleisha Fetters

K. Aleisha Fetters

Contributing Writer

K. Aleisha Fetters is a freelance health and fitness writer. She holds a Master’s Degree in New Media from the Medill ...