Emily Abbate

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Title: Contributor
Education: University of Connecticut, B.A. in Journalism, Political Science

Emily is a freelance journalist, certified trainer, and run coach with over a decade of penning words for outlets including GQ, SELF, and Runner's World. When she's not tapping words onto a laptop, she's behind the microphone hosting her wellness-focused podcast, Hurdle. In her off-time, you can find her running, cycling, and hunting for the best croissants in Brooklyn.

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.

Latest from Emily Abbate
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6 BOSU Ball Exercises That Will Take Your Usual Workout Up a (Big) Notch
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Why Being Alone with Food During Quarantine Has Been So Triggering for Me
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I Finally Shifted My Negative Self Talk, But the Journey Wasn't Pretty
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This Kettlebell Cardio Workout Video Promises to Get You Breathless
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How to Stay Healthy While Traveling Without Ruining Your Vacation
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I Own 80+ Pairs of Sneakers but Wear These Almost Every Day