About Locke

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The Short Story

I'm a writer, content strategist, and health coach. I've worked for publications such as Shape, Greatist, and WebMD, and as a freelance writer, I've contributed to TODAY, Huffington Post, Self, Refinery29, Women's Health, Well+Good, Thrive Global, and more.

When I'm not sharing experts' advice or my deepest inner thoughts, I love hot yoga, hiking, white wine, and Liane Moriarty novels. 

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I grew up in sunny Jacksonville, Florida, where I spent most of my free time outside, riding bikes, swimming, playing sports, you name it. Otherwise, I'd channel my energy into creative hobbies, like making mini-magazines, writing short stories, or filming how-to cooking videos (that I hope will never see the light of day). 

I went to the University of Virginia for college, where I majored in English lit and minored in politics. After graduating, I headed up to New York City, determined to start a career making (actual) magazines. My first few gigs landed me at O, The Oprah Magazine, Seventeen, and Woman's Day.

I loved my day job, but I missed spending time in nature. To escape from the daily grind of 9-to-5, I started running regularly along the East River and through Central Park. This eventually led me to complete a few half-marathons and helped me discover my passion for health, fitness, and wellness. 

In 2013, I started at Shape Magazine as a web editor. There, I was able to combine my two passions — writing and wellness — into one dream career, and I’ve never looked back. I've also worked as a senior editor at Greatist and social content writer at WebMD. 

Currently, I'm a freelance writer, health coach, and content strategist for Fitspot, a workplace wellness startup. I regularly contribute to publications such as Today.com, Women’s Health, Shape, SELF, MindBodyGreen, Greatist, Thrillist, Redbook, Refinery29, and more.

My mission in my work is to help people find a balance—in their food choices, fitness routines, and in life. While the health & weight loss industry often promotes crazy-hard workouts or crazy-strict diets as the only ways to get fit, I take a more balanced, holistic approach to health and wellness.

In other words: I think green smoothies are delicious, and I try to sweat every day. But I also strongly believe it's 100% okay to unwind with a glass of wine and give your body a break.

In 2017 I became a certified health coach through Emory University and a certified personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise. In addition to my editorial work, I also coach individuals to empower them to lead their healthiest and happiest lives.

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