Melisse Gelula, Well+Good

Ali on the Run Show Episode 133: Melisse Gelula, Co-Founder of Well+Good

Date: April 17, 2019 at 7:51 pm- by Ali- Comment(s): 0

“If there could be a dining critic, a theater critic…why couldn’t there be a wellness critic?” —Melisse Gelula

Melisse Gelula is the co-founder of the health and fitness mega-brand Well+Good. On this episode, she talks about starting — and growing — something you believe in, and how Well+Good went from an idea to fill a hole in the publishing industry to a brand reaching more than 12 million readers every month. She talks about Well+Good’s focus, and why it’s more than green juice and SoulCycle but isn’t weight loss or looking a certain way, and talks passionately about why wellness should be taken seriously. 

Big congratulations to Melisse and the Well+Good team for the launch of the Well+Good Cookbook. Head to my Instagram — @aliontherun1 — for your chance to win a copy!

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What you’ll get on this episode:

  • Was Melisse’s plan always to be a journalist? Plus how Well+Good became a reality (5:00)
  • How Melisse got people to take a wellness website seriously (13:45)
  • What Well+Good looks like now (18:30)
  • What wellness-related things people are obsessed with right now (21:40)
  • What is it like to work at Well+Good? (28:00)
  • Looking at the wellness industry as an inclusive place, and what is there for people who can’t afford the fancy green juices and SoulCycle classes? (39:45)
  • All about Well+Good’s annual Wellness Trends (43:00)
  • What’s next for Well+Good? (47:40)

What we mention on this episode:

Well+Good in The New York Times

Well+Good Cookbook

The Best and Worst Nutrition Bars via Well+Good

Well+Good’s 2019 Wellness Trends

Expo West

Forward Space

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