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Think Carrie Bradshaw but in Nikes instead of Manolos:Fit Chick in the City is a fun blend of running stories and trivia, tips for living healthy in the city, and fun vegan recipes.” ~ Shape Magazine

Hi, I’m Jess Underhill the writer behind Fit Chick in the City. I am originally from Nashville, TN but I’ve called New York City my home for the past 11 years. I currently reside on the Upper East Side of Manhattan with my husband, Rick.

I am a fitness expert, run coach with over 14 years of experience in the industry.  I have a MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion as well as a BS in Business Administration. I am also a Girls on the Run and Lululemon Run Club coach.

FCITC has appeared in The New York Times, NY Daily News, The Huffington Post, Shape.com, Fitness.comAOL’s Lemondrop, Special K’s Gain Tour 2011, Vital Juice NYC’s Healthy About TownAthleta, Health.com, WomansDay.com, Yahoo! Shine, Talking Alternative, Runner’s World, Her Campus, the Edmonton Journal, Integrative NutritionWell +Good NYC, Fit Sugar, Brooks Running Blog, Rate Your Burn, Sparkly Soul Inc., Glamour and Greatist.

FCITC was nominated by Shape Magazine for a best blogger award for 2011 and chosen as one of the top ten Facebook pages to “like” by the magazine. In 2012 the site was nominated for a Fiteratti award by Fitness Magazine and named a member of Runner’s World’s Twitterati.