The Blondes

family over everything

Welcome to our family – we’re happy you’re here!

Consider this your home away from home - a platform through which you can set your weekly calendar, catch-up on blog posts, share your own experiences, and stay motivated and accountable to your healthy lifestyle.

We recognize the power of community and believe that with our platform and passion for meaningful relationships, we can create a stronger, healthier, and more supportive fitness family than ever before. 

MEET THE FOUNDERS

Christina Boesler, Elizabeth Wilson, and Jeannie Smith met in college in 2010, where they discovered their mutual passion for a balanced life. Beyond the blog, the founders stay busy with full-time corporate jobs in Chicago and LA.

You can often find them in the yoga studio, sipping celery juice while blogging, or meeting up with other influencers in the community.

Christina

Friends! I am Christina - 1/2 of the #ChiBlondes. I call the beautiful state of Michigan home, but Chicago has stolen my heart. I am a Saint Mary's College alum (go Belles!) and I currently work at my dream job in the Loop. I've grown a TON since FitCityBlonde started in 2014, but sometimes I still feel like I have no idea what I am doing. A few months ago I began meditating which lead me to make the conscious decision to live in the moment and trust in the Universe - and things haven't been the same ever since. I am all about embracing this crazy, slightly confusing journey that is life and leaning into authenticity.

I am always down to meet new friends - especially if kale salads, good workouts, & great vibes are involved. Reach out and introduce yourself - I'd love to meet you. xx, C


Elizabeth

Hi babes! I’m Elizabeth (I go by Eli —, like The Book of), and I’m the LA rung of fitcityblonde. I’m from Kansas City, MO & played D1 soccer at Notre Dame (+ won an NCAA National Championship my freshman year). I moved out to SF after graduation and fell in love with California. I recently made the move south to Los Angeles! You’ll rarely catch me in the city (I love to travel), but when I am, I’m probably running a new route or planning my next hike. On the blog, look out for my travel guides, and let me know if you ever want to grab a hike, workout class or bite to eat in the city! xx, E

Jeannie

I'm Jeannie, one of the two Chicago Blondes behind this blog. My passion for fitness and wellness began when I moved to the city in 2014. Since then, I've taken strides to make it a bigger part of my life! I teach 5 yoga classes a week in the city and am currently studying to become a Health Coach. One day, I’d love to take these full-time and open up my own wellness practice.

When I'm not at the yoga studio, you can find me hanging out with my husband and puppy, on the patio at Big Star, or curled up with a good book. If you're in Chicago and want to grab a class together - or just chat about life over margs - let me know! xx, J