Catie Macken is a fitness professional, mindfulness and wellness expert, travel junkie, health-a-holic and lover of life based in the Boston area. She has traveled all over the world training, teaching and sharing the practices of yoga, AcroYoga and mindfulness. In Boston, you can also find her rocking classes at Flywheel Sports, EverybodyFights and YogaWorks and giving keynote speeches on mindfulness and compassionate leadership in corporate settings.
Catie has always led an active life. She started as a childhood dancer, then found running after college, completing her first marathon in 2012. (She’s since finished four more, plus an ultramarathon.) She started indoor cycling in 2011 and began teaching in 2013. An injury brought her to yoga in 2010.
Catie completed her yoga training in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2012. Upon completion of the program, she began teaching part time in the Twin Cities area. During the next year, her dharma began to unfold. She moved to Boston in 2013 to pursue a full-time career in fitness. She quickly established herself within the community, teaching at various well-known studios in the area. Her classes are infused with playfulness, gratitude, devotion and laughter. In February 2018 she will complete her 500-hour training with Laughing Lotus in New York City.
Forever a student, she seeks out new mentors and pulls inspiration from her own personal practice. Catie spent much of 2016 immersing herself in the AcroYoga community. She loves the practice for building open communication, trust and strong communities. She has studied with and under some of the best teachers in the Acro community and completed her Level I teacher training in Germany (August 2016) and Level II in Greece (September 2017). You can follow her on Facebook and on Instagram.
Chris Capozzi is first and foremost a community guy. He builds community through movement and fitness.
His background as an architectural and urban designer led him to explore new ways of seeing his city through a very unique and different lens. He loves to create experiences that disrupt, challenge and play with the boundaries that people traditionally fall into in their daily lives—and for people to really fall in love with the city where they live.
This all started back in 2012 when he graduated with a Master of Architecture from Roger Williams University. He spent almost all of his grad school abroad studying the unique landscapes of these cities. What always caught his eye was the open public space and the movement of people through it.
Having absolutely no background in team sports or athletics, he returned back home to Boston and picked up running to explore the back alleys, bridges, nooks and crannies of his city. Working his way up from a block to a mile, 5k, half marathon and all the way to full marathons and beyond, he discovered his love for Boston and a new community—a grassroots, free-fitness movement called November Project. Chris now leads the Boston chapter of November Project, guiding a few hundred people on city-discovering jaunts every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning.
He looks forward to continuing to make his city stronger by bringing strangers together and building community through movement as a Fitbit Local Ambassador. Follow his journey at his website and on Instagram!
This article is not intended to substitute for informed medical advice. You should not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or condition. Always check with your doctor before changing your diet, altering your sleep habits, taking supplements, or starting a new fitness routine.