Emily Abbate 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.