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HAPPY BIRTHDAY, ANNA!

Today’s Birthday Girl is Anna Lumbreras, women’s health coach and founder of The Embody Movement. 

Happy birthday! How are you celebrating this year?
The day of, nothing special—but our family is headed to visit friends in Kauai on the 30th. 

How many candles are you blowing out?
32!

What’s on your birthday wish list? 
I’d love a new pair of HOKA running shoes, Kate Spade’s new Manhattan Tote or this personalized pinky ring for my kids.
 
You founded The Embody Movement, a women’s holistic wellness practice. What does holistic wellness mean to you?
Living in peaceful alignment with your body, fitness and internal thoughts. A feeling of growing so grounded in yourself that no one or no thing can shake you.
 
You help women in their health journey to find true food freedom, connection with intuitive movement and to build new habits that protect mental and emotional health. What is food freedom?
Food freedom means you have unconditional permission to eat anything you want, in an informed and empowered way that feels good mentally, physically and emotionally. No more food guilt around here.
 
What’s the first thing you do when you meet with a new client? 
Hold space and listen! Typically over a flat white latte.
 
What is your background? 
I grew up in a farm town called Gypsum, KS (population 391!), actively playing volleyball, running track and competitive jump rope for nearly 15 years. I studied fine arts at Kansas State University, finishing my education at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA. My first agency job led me to Houston in 2012, where I’ve been ever since! As a professionally trained graphic designer, I spent 8 years in corporate marketing before making a a pivotal career shift to health and wellness in 2019. 
 
Embody Movement incorporates 12 pillars of health including relationships, creativity, finances, career, home environment and more. How is health more than just fitness and nutrition? 
Your body is a connected system—one area impacts many others, even if the path isn’t linear.
 
3 things women are doing wrong when it comes to their health and wellness? 
Eating too little, over-thinking and not asking for enough.
 
How do you want to empower women?
My mission is to help women trust how incredibly strong they are, even on their hardest days. Their lives can be as vibrant, exciting and playful as they want it to be, as long as they believe it’s possible.
 
Is your coaching one-on-one?
It is! I also offer an accelerated 8-week program, High-Impact Alignment, with new clients starting August 1st.
 
Tip for an at-home mind-body-spirit workout on days when we can’t fit in a class?
Bookmark Balacize on your computer! They have incredible classes with most under 10 minutes (all for free).
 
Guilty pleasure? 
Van Leeuwen’s Rocky Road with anything Housewives. The newest Dubai crew is blowing my mind.
 
Fitness apparel you can’t live without.
DYI makes buttery-smooth gear that lasts forever. I’m also a big fan of one-off Amazon finds, like these Lulu dupes here.
 
First thing you do when you wake up, last thing at night?
Stretch my feet! At night, I practice a visualization before bed (very woo but promise it works).
 
People would be surprised to learn this about you…
I was one of the flag girls for my high school marching band. 
 
What neighborhood do you call home?
We are currently settled in Oak Forest. There are four parks within walking distance, and access to the bike trail is just three blocks away.
 
Three local businesses you love supporting.
Sunday Press (my out-of-office office), D’Alba and Sweet Cup Gelato.
 
Breakfast, lunch and dinner, where are we most likely to find you?
Breakfast favorites: SnoozeThe Taco Stand and Common Bond. For lunch and dinner, I’ll be in my own kitchen testing new recipes!
 
Three apps you can’t live without in your job?
Think Dirty for skincare, Insight Timer for guided meditations, and Go Disco for interest-based local events.
 
New book you can’t wait to devour?
I’m currently on the review team for The Book of Boundaries, written by Whole 30’s founder Melissa Urban. 
 
Podcasts or series you’re addicted to?
Go-to podcast is Healthier Together by Liz Moody. Such good information even if you’re not into health. My husband and I are obsessed with Alone on The History Channel.  
 
Go-to perfume.
Solaris by Agonist Parfums—it’s hard to find!
 
First job ever. 
Bussing tables at the local country club.
 
Do you identify with your sign?
I’m a full-blown Leo. I’ve always been creatively driven, fiercely ambitious and pretty restless in general. Dramatic reactions are part of our shadow side, which is something I continue to work on. 
 
@theembodymovement

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