FROM MINDFULNESS APPS TO DIET HACKS, HOUSTON’S GROUNDED GURUS HAVE A WEALTH OF WELLNESS KNOWLEDGE TO SHARE.
Dahr helps educate others on living a nontoxic lifestyle. PHOTO BY CHRISTA ELYCE
Switch Natural—let’s take a minute to let these words really resonate. What exactly does this entail? Luckily, Andrea Dahr is here to help those around her do just that—switch natural. As her daily mantra, Dahr launched her blog (switchnatural.com) to educate others about the benefits behind switching to natural products. As a result of finding herself in a high-risk twin pregnancy, Dahr set out to switch to safe beauty, baby and household products to help her live as risk-free as possible. She started her blog back in 2019 and has quickly become a go-to resource for those wanting to learn more about nontoxic living. Sharing feedback, research and resources, Dahr has really made her mark. This year, she launched the Switch Natural app to help further her outreach and education.
WAKE-UP TIME: 5AM
NEMESIS: Processed food
GREATEST ESCAPE: Dancing
HOTEL: The Cloister
LAST MEAL: Eggs
SUPPLEMENTS: Collagen, magnesium, B complex
WELLNESS APP: Switch Natural!
WORKOUT SHOES: Adidas
WORKOUT PLAYLIST: ’90s hip-hop and rap
MANTRA: Switch natural
STREAMING NOW: Winning Time
GO-TO DINNER: Lentils and vegetables
SOULMATE: My husband
ON MY NIGHTSTAND: Lip balm
THEME SONG TO YOUR LIFE: ‘Claire de lune’
3 DESERT ISLAND ESSENTIALS: Glass nail file, honey face wash, sunscreen
Founder and owner of Lagree HTX, Van Delden swears by its lauded Megaformer fitness. PHOTOBY JUDY FRANCIS
“I am worthy, I am powerful, I am capable of achieving anything I work hard for.” Thus is the mantra that Anna Van Delden lives by. As founder and owner of workout sensation Lagree HTX, this fitness maven has taken the city by storm, attracting top-tier clients, celebs and a sizable list of loyal clientele. Van Delden, along with her team of skilled trainers and coaches, pushes her clients to new heights, helping them reach their ultimate goal. Her nonstop enthusiasm for fitness and energetic approach to everyday life truly lend themselves to the success of those around her. Take one class with Van Delden and you will undoubtedly be hooked and ready to sign up for round two.
BREAKFAST: Sakara protein bar or The Nino; add spinach and chocolate vegan protein from Bebidas (ask for the ‘almost skinny bitch’).
WAKE-UP TIME: 4:30 or 6:30AM
DOPPELGANGER: Jennifer Connelly
NEMESIS: Truffle fries and Sancerre
GREATEST ESCAPE: Soliman Bay, Mexico
UNIFORM: Black on black on black on black
HOTEL: Abroad: Grand Hotel Tremezzo; local: La Colombe d’Or
WORKOUT: LHTX (obvi) but I love to mix in Barry’s, weight training and rebounding.
SUPPLEMENTS: Athletic Greens, Designs for Health L glutamine powder, MegaSporeBiotic probiotic by Microbiome Labs, K-Force by Ortho Molecular
WORKOUT SHOES: On Cloud for running and cross training
WORKOUT PLAYLIST: Loving DJ Cazes remixes on FITRADIO
GO-TO DINNER (MEAL OR PLACE): Currently—all the things at Flora
SOULMATE: Rolling eyes as I type due to the cheese factor... My husband, Darren. He drives me nuts, but without a doubt he is my soulmate.
THEME SONG TO YOUR LIFE: Oy vey! That’s so hard. I’m going with ‘Everything Is Everything’ by Lauryn Hill because it’s my all-time favorite song.
Craig keeps her clients top of mind. PHOTO BY AL TORRES
Having joined the team at ACPS Plastic Surgery back in 2016, Christine Craig has helped cultivate a comforting space and welcoming environment for her clients. Craig’s enthusiasm for her profession as well as her empathetic approach have made her one of the most sought-out nurse practitioners in Houston and beyond. Specializing in injectables, laser resurfacing and skin tightening, Craig’s ultimate goal is to have you feeling and looking your best. With her mantra being “perseverance, not perfection, is the key to success,” it is abundantly clear that Craig constantly strives to soar to new heights—personally and professionally.
BREAKFAST: Coffee and Perfect Bar almond butter
WAKE-UP TIME: 6:30AM after five or so snoozes
ULTIMATE ESCAPE: A massage, facial and lunch day at the Trellis Spa
LAST MEAL: Artichoke, spinach and hummus veggie sandwich, and Bolthouse Farms Daily Greens veggie juice
SUPPLEMENTS: Nutrafol, vitamin D, calcium
WELLNESS APP: ClassPass
MANTRA: Perseverance, not perfection, is the key to success.
STREAMING NOW: Relaxing spa music!
GO-TO DINNER: Sushi
SOULMATE: My three pups
BEDTIME: 11-ish ish
ON MY NIGHTSTAND: iPhone chargers and alarm clock
THEME SONG TO YOUR LIFE:‘I Will Survive’ by Gloria Gaynor
3 DESERT ISLAND ESSENTIALS: Alastin sunscreen, Revision 30% vitamin C and Colorscience brush-on sunscreen