Cristina Goyanes

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Title: Contributor
Education: Boston University, B.S. in Journalism and Communication

Cristina Goyanes began working in publishing in 2004 at Men’s Health magazine, where she was hand-selected to join the launch team for Women’s Health magazine, one of the fastest-growing publications in the industry. There, she served as an editor for nearly five years until she moved to the Tuscan countryside through WWOOF to work on a lush green olive orchard and launch her freelance career.

Upon her return to her hometown of New York City in January 2009, she found it harder than ever to sit still. As a freelance editor and writer, she continues to travel to the ends of the earth—literally, from the Arctic Circle to Antarctica and plenty of warm places (30 countries and counting) in between. Her travels have exceeded her wildest dreams. Her favorite destination: The next adventure!

Topics she loves to cover include travel & adventure, health & lifestyle, sports & fitness, and, best of all, inspiring people (from under-dog Olympians to trailblazing tour guides). Her byline has appeared in the following publications: National Geographic Adventure, Shape, Marie Claire, Yoga Journal, Teen Vogue, Women’s Health, ESPNW, Men’s Health, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Journal, Elle, Glamour, Bicycling, BBC Travel, Women’s Running, Refinery29, Sonima, and many more.

In between writing assignments, Cristina also offers content strategy consulting. Most recently, she wrapped up a part-time consultant gig as editorial director at Sonima, the award-winning wellness site with an audience of 1.3 million (with no paid advertising or marketing). After nearly two years as a founding contributing editor, she was promoted to editorial director. During her tenure, she helped Sonima win a Webby Award for best lifestyle website, beating out other big sites, like Gear Patrol and HelloGiggles.

Christina is also a Founder of Revel Digital Collective. Revel Digital Collective is a content marketing agency founded by former magazine editors and digital directors with experience at leading brands and startups in health, fitness, maternal well-being, self-improvement, adventure, travel, entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and more. ⁣And the one thing content programs in these categories have in common? It’s all rooted in service journalism, meaning the editorial serves the customer’s needs and aspirations above all else.

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.

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