On Broadway, the main actors bring gravity, but the company brings viber. Dancers and background singers inject every show with life, connect to the bottom line and elevate players with high bills. So it was a natural fit for two of those dancers to start a platform created to celebrate, connect and elevate people of all shapes and sizes through fitness and body empowerment.

So Amber Rees and Lindsey Clayton created the Brave Body Project. The two met as dancers at a national tour production 10 years ago and remain the room’s best friends and companions today, even though they have left the stage to focus on fitness. Now certified trainers and athletes sponsored by Puma, Rees and Clayton spend their days leading training classes, consulting Trim Body Project athletes, and dreaming of new projects.

“With the support of Puma, we can dream big,” says Clayton. “They helped us create our management club and we are launching our first virtual 10K – with medals and final shirts!”

Before their days are full, Rees and Clayton use the mornings to motivate and run with each other – usually on the track a short run from their Lower East Side apartment. They do all this by radiating endless energy and positivity of filling the room — a testament to how they start each day with purpose, self-care, and responsibility. Read on to see how Rees and Clayton own their breakfasts.



7:00 a.m .: My alarm goes off and before I do anything else, I meditate

Lindsey: “My alarm goes off earlier than Amber, around 7:00, but the first thing I do is meditate – or go out in the living room or just sit in bed – for 20 minutes. I set my timer small, close your eyes and meditate – even when I do not want to, because I know I will be better for him.One thing I have learned is that when it comes to breakfast, you have to do something that brings you joy. before you have to give everything back to everyone in your world. “

Qelibar: “All right, me you can urinate and catch water first. But before I do anything other, Meditate for 15 to 20 minutes. If I get out of bed and rush around, my mind is not in the right position to prepare for my run; meditation gives me peace. “

7:40 a.m.: I prepared the stage for the day

Left: Rees Magazines to start the day with a high grade. Right: Clayton lies in the Puma Deviate NITRO.

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Qelibar: “After meditating, I like to write a diary. Some days I wake up and feel negative, or tired, or maybe I can’t wait to run, and I find it by taking a few quick notes – how I feel about my run, what I’m waiting for forward for, what I am grateful for, or something I can take with me during my run to help me stay focused and positive – is always very helpful.I end up running better.A great thing for me “It is to stay consistent in my routine, but to find moments to be forgiving and always stay supportive of myself.”



Lindsey: “After meditation, I move on to the bath routine: wash my face, apply a little serum, a little lotion, moisturizer, sunscreen. I brush my teeth, insert the contacts and then tuck my hair into a French braid or a ponytail. I got to where it is very quickly because I do not have to makeup. ”

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7:50 a.m .: Breakfast and stretch

Lindsey: “I doI am a person with cold coffee. I pour a large old cup of it for myself, and this is such for breakfast. I save food for post-run! From there, I turn on the news to see what’s going on in our wildlife and do some of my PT stretches to get ready. This may take some time – I have suffered a thousand injuries – but the most important thing is to make it a consistent practice before I run. ”

Qelibar: “I always wake up hungry and want to eat well before my run – at least an hour, maybe two if I have it. Usually, I’ll make oatmeal or Wasa crackers with peanut butter and bananas. And water. Coffee has been a news item. sorry for me – wait until after my run for it! “

8:20 a.m .: After breakfast, I take my life together. (AKA, get ready.)

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Left: Clayton starts each day with iced coffee. Right: Rees needs everything laid out the night before.

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Qelibar: “I usually put my clothes on the floor the night before, so they are ready when I wake up. So after I eat, I lay them on my bed, make sure I have everything, make sure everything is loaded and then think about what playlist or podcast I will listen to. Some days my mindset is ready for an inspirational podcast and some days I do not want any inspiration, I just need Beyoncé to beat me in the ear to pass my miles. ”

Lindsey: “Uif I’m not training for a marathon and I’m going for a long run at 5:00 in the morning, I did not lay the clothes the night before. I have a special section in my dresser that is just clothes, so I will pick up shorts, a sports bra, a hat, watch and shoes and get dressed. And I get my podcast or my playlist ready, so I don’t have to deal with it on the run. “

8:45 a.m .: I climb up and get out

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The pre-run or boom hour boomerang did not occur.

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Lindsey: “Once I’m dressed and ready, I’ll finish my coffee, finish checking emails and social media, and then walk out the door. I try to get out and run before I waste too much time at home. ”

Qelibar: “After I get dressed, I tie myself, tie my shoes and go out the door. I loved the Puma NITRO speed. This may sound strange, but the NITRO line helps keep me steady – whatever kind of running it is, I know I don’t have to worry about shoes. And, hello, they are also very delightful. “

“After that, I’m going to lie outside the apartment, and then you have to log into the clock boomerang for Instagram – otherwise it didn’t! This is letting my people know I’m ready to run so they can “They inspire me. And then I go out for my run!”

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Clayton and Rees leave for their morning run.

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