Check out Gemma in Healthy Chicks most recent blog post! She’s showing the world just how important it is to be yourself and follow your dreams.. and that’s the true basis of beauty!


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Healthy Chicks in the Community: A Happy, Makeup-Loving, Dancing Queen!

“Good afternoon, and welcome to this week’s feature on Healthy Chicks in the Community. If you’re new to the blog, on Fridays I feature someone who embodies what it means to live well — mind, body + soul!

This week, I’m thrilled to introduce you to Gemma! Two of my favorite qualities about a person is positivity and passion, and Gemma embodies both of these in spades. You can clearly see she loves what she does, and wants to share it with the world! When you’ve got something you’re that passionate about, it’s a sin not to get your story out there. I’ll let her tell you for herself!

NAME/AGE: Gemma Santamaria / 24 yrs old

BLOG/TWITTER: Website / FB Page


PHOTO TAKEN: Paulette’s Ballet Studio, Summer 2015

WHAT YOU DO FOR WORK: I run a dance program, Fun&Fit, which is based around finding the joy, and happiness in movement for teens and adults…as I like to call it, Happy Exercise!  Both my classes (BalletBarre and DanceCardio) strengthen, lengthen, energize, and tone the body and mind– but we have fun doing so!

NUMBER ONE PASSION: Inspiring, and being inspired by people, in all aspects of life.

I FEEL MY HEALTHIEST SELF WHEN I: Leave the studio after teaching or taking a class, because not only do I know I did a good thing for my body, but for my mind as well.

BUT I AM ALSO A REAL GIRL & SOMETIMES: I reward my hard-work, by doing some not so hard-work…I look forward to earning my ‘couch potato’ time for sure.

TOP THREE KITCHEN STAPLES: Extra Large Mugs, A Blender, and Anything that Makes Coffee!

NUMBER ONE GUILTY PLEASURE: Makeup; As a self proclaimed beauty enthusiast, I love doing peoples’ makeup, learning the newest beauty trends, and trying new products. I even co-write a blog about my obsession!

THREE FAB THINGS ABOUT YOU: I’m an optimist, I believe in following your dreams, I know success is made out of hard work.



MESSAGE YOU’D LIKE TO SHARE WITH OTHER HEALTHY CHICKS: To my fellow Healthy Chicks, keep doing what makes you smile, and keep being exactly who you are; there will only ever be one YOU.

A big thank you to Rachel, founder of Healthy Chicks.. Check out her website!