Beth Ann Mayer Beth Ann Mayer has been a freelance writer specializing in family and physical and mental health for nearly a decade. A broadcast journalism major at Syracuse University, Beth Ann initially started her career as a sports media relations professional at Stony Brook University in New York. She also has a master's degree in sport management from Ithaca College and has previously written for Parents.com, Healthline.com, and Inside Lacrosse. When she's not wrangling her husband, two sons, and three pets, you can find Beth Ann training for marathons or eagerly awaiting the next Cody Rigsby Peloton ride. About Shape Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.