How the entrepreneur, DJ and girl about town has mastered the art of wellness.
Hannah Bronfman gets well-deserved attention for being at the core of a new breed of the cool and stylish. But it's a less glamorous space, health, that's her hobby, part-time profession and passion all rolled into one. The DJ and budding entrepeneur has two apps in the works (one related to booking beauty appointments from a curated list of luxury salons; the other about food transparency), and spends her days exploring every aspect of fitness and wellness in New York City. Through the years she's cultivated her own personal team of experts: Wellness doctor. Pilates instructor. Holistic facialist. Boxing coach. Name a class, she's taken it. Name an eating plan (raw, blood type, gluten-free, dairy-free) and she's tried that too.
"I grew up as a ballerina dancing in the city," says the NYC native of her years at Ballet Academy East, where she danced until she was 16. "Being in that world I became really aware of nutrition." Through the years, awareness became curiosity, and curiosity has now evolved into something bigger. "I went on a road of self-health discovery. Just yesterday I had all of my hormone levels tested. I want to know the inner workings of all of that stuff, so that's absolutely what I spend my hours doing." Her current passion is food transparency and the GMO movement ("I literally send emails to my friends to sign petitions for proper labeling.") She's serious and knowledgeable, but refreshingly balanced. "I love raw food but it doesn't mean I don't eat meat. Like, let's get real, everything in moderation."
Talk to her for all of one minute and you'll realize that the girl knows her stuff. She makes her own almond milk nightly for God's sake (she also takes the residual nut pulp and makes dehydrated cookies. But that's another story.) Here, she shares a few of the essentials that make up her very healthy world: