This December saw the official launch of In Model Health, Miami’s newest professional network aimed at the model community. To mark the occasion over fifty guests attended an invite-only celebration at Haven Lounge on South Beach. In attendance were notable models and agencies from Miami’s esteemed fashion community.
The central idea of In Model Health, founded by long-time model Julie Hooper, is to provide working models with a strong network of handpicked professionals to help them navigate the industry and the issues they may encounter. This exceptional network is comprised of certified coaches in every field from nutrition to addiction to personal training. Hooper knows the pressures found within the industry and felt compelled to offer a solution to models that may be struggling saying, “I started this company to give back to the industry and to fill a void. As models we are under many outside pressures to look and act a certain way; most times without the support to do so healthfully. In Model Health is a network of trusted hand selected coaches that provide a safe space where our clients can talk about issues and health concerns that affect them."
In Model Health is on a quest to influence the health and beauty of the fashion industry by bringing authenticity, balance and sustainability to the lifestyles of models and consequently becoming a catalyst for positive social change. The overwhelming response this message received at the launch party proves the future is bright for In Model Health. Keeping the momentum going, Julie Hooper and In Model Health’s Director of Coaching Samantha Caplan will launch a model boot camp and a series of webinars in January 2013. More information about both can be found on their website, www.InModelHealth.com.
About Julie Hooper
Julie is a health coach certified by the Teachers College of Columbia University NY, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and The Ann Wigmore Natural Health Institute, Puerto Rico, in the Living Foods Lifestyle. She has also studied at the Hippocrates Institute in West Palm Beach Florida. She has 10 years of wellness study with the likes of Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; John Douillard D. C., author and director of LifeSpa- Ayruvedic retreat center in Boulder, CO; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Walter Willett, Chair of Harvard's Department of Nutrition; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating and raw food guru’s such as David Wolfe, Dr. Brian Clement, and Dr. Gabriele Cousins. Hooper’s education has equipped her with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health. Drawing on these skills and her knowledge of different dietary theories, she is able to work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. She is an avid chef and a founding member of Slow Food Barbados.
About Samantha Caplan
Samantha Caplan has studied nutrition and health from the time she could read. After graduating with her BA in Psychology and Nutrition, she attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and earned her Health Coaching certificate. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
Caplan’s passion for the improvement of health and well being stems from her own path to better health. Samantha has 8 years of wellness study in the fields of psychology, eating disorders, nutrition and coaching. She's passionate about empowering our young with the knowledge they need to take care of themselves in a media- flooded world. Her goal is to focus on creating a world where there is a surplus of happy, healthy, successful models and therefore better role models for all. She's also the on-staff specialist coach for models dealing with eating disorders.