Sierra Lawe, Los Angeles, CA

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Sierra Lawe, Los Angeles, CA

When a friend challenged Sierra Lawe, (also known as Peakbagging Chick), to summit one hundred peaks in 2014, she didn’t know if she was ready to make the leap from casual hiker to serious “peak-bagger.”  The year that followed was full of ups and downs, and not just in elevation but with life.  Despite a staph infection that landed her in the hospital and required surgery, she became comfortable with being uncomfortable. 

On December 28, 2014 Sierra bagged her hundredth peak when she trekked the “Cactus to Clouds” hike from Palm Springs to the top of Mt. San Jacinto. C2C, as it’s known, has the greatest elevation increase of any trail in the United States. 

A certified Wilderness First Responder,  Sierra coordinates rock climbing, hiking, and backpacking adventures for women and high-risk female youth.  Her biggest inspiration is seeing young females realize their worth and strength through experiencing the outdoors.

Website: peakbaggingchick.com

Instagram: @peakbaggingchick

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peakbaggingchick

June 2015 Challenge:  My #daretobare challenge for June will be to attend at least 1 spin class each week sans tshirt. It's all about the sports bra this month! For me, before there were trails, peak bagging, rock climbing, backpacking, there was spin. It was spin that made me fall in love with fitness and taking care of myself. 

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Sheila Kim, Seattle, WA

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Sheila Kim, Seattle, WA

Sheila Kim has been creating empowering environments for athletes interested in an alternative form of fitness that encourages a healthy mind, body and spirit. Her latest undertaking is Bellevue based JabX Kickboxing where she creates a workout that's as fun and it is fast-paced.

Instagram: @sheila_kim04

Twitter: https://twitter.com/@Sheila_JabX

JUNE 2015:  Check out Sheila's two Dare to Bare events in Seattle - where dozens of women braved it in their sports bras as a way to not only champion their own strength, but help to amplify self-acceptance and positive body image. Learn more by following her on Instagram and Twitter!

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Julie Erickson, Boston, MA

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Julie Erickson, Boston, MA

Julie is a certified by the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA-CPT),  and Internationally Certified by Stott Pilates and Balanced Body Pilates.  She's trained Cirque du Soleil performers during their Boston stays, several other professional athletes, performers and dancers in Boston and NYC. She is also a NFHS certified high school coach and enjoys sharing her love of movement with all ages!    

An avid runner, she has run 16 marathons and her first ultra-marathon 50K in 2012.  Julie completes over 2,000 training and racing miles yearly while building a business, raising a child, coaching high school girls and mentoring new instructors. Julie was featured in the Runners World magazine discussing pilates mat exercises for serious runners and is a popular contributor to several media outlets including Glamour Magazine, FitSugar, MSN. Boston Magazine and Hella Wella. 

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/endurancepilatesandyogaboston

Twitter:  twitter.com/endurpilates

June 2015 Challenge:  My challenge is to ask all my fitness lovers to share the gift of fitness as a volunteer! Seek out that group of senior citizens that could benefit from a weekly chair yoga class, offer a new mommy class for tired moms that need to get out of the house, start a new running group! 

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Allie Fell, Washington DC

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Allie Fell, Washington DC

Allie is a sassy Garden City, NY native who originally discovered SoulCycle as a stress release from her finance job. Upon seeing the joy and magic created within those four walls, Allie knew she had to be a part of it. Now as a SoulCycle instructor in Washington DC, Allie keeps her classes fresh by mixing new songs with classic throwbacks and her spunky personality leaves you feeling energized, confident and wanting more.

Instagram:  @alliefell

Twitter: https://twitter.com/alliefell

June 2015 Challenge:  This month I have challenged myself to try something new. Once a week I have been taking an Elevate Interval Training class to really push myself out of my comfort zone. Whether you join me Elevate this week or go for a run, I challenge you to get up and get moving!! 

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