Lauren Borden, CEO & Founder
Mind Body Manhattan
815 Manhattan Ave. in Manhattan Beach | 310-376-0107 mindbodymanhattan.com
Mind Body Manhattan is a health and wellness center offering classes, Pilates, sports therapy, structural integration, chiropractic and workshops on a variety of topics. The studio also offers the Body Breakthrough™ method (a core workout with the foam roller), created by CEO and founder Lauren Borden. “This method helps people of all ages and fitness levels lose weight, feel taller, look younger, decrease stress, eliminate pain, increase flexibility and enhance body awareness and overall mental and physical well-being,” Lauren says. She opened Mind Body Manhattan in 2005 and is a certified personal trainer, Pilates instructor, Thai-yoga massage therapist and Hellerwork structural integration practitioner.
What does the future hold for your company?
“I plan to help bridge the gap between the integrated/holistic community and the westernized medical world. We need both, as they are complementary to each other. In 2012, we will launch a `Body Breakthrough … Way of Life’ certification program. My book Beautiful Body, Sexy Soul will be out next summer.”
How do you give back to your community?
“I donate sessions to charities like Walk With Sally, SURF AID and many other local church or fundraising events. I also share free information on health, wellness, fitness and nutrition at mindbodymanhattan.com/blog, on Twitter and on Facebook.”
Tell us about your family.
“I have an amazing sister Lindsey LeGrande and a loving and supportive dad who has always nurtured and supported all of my dreams. My beautiful mom Jeannie was my inspiration to get into this business. She taught me, before she passed away after a long battle with breast cancer, the importance of a healthy and a balanced life. I also have a wonderful fiance named Gus.”