Ellementa: Global Cannabis Wellness Network for womenLast week I had the wonderful opportunity to be a speaker about Fitness and Cannabis on the panel at June’s Ellementa event. Ellementa is a Global Cannabis Wellness Network for women. They host monthly gatherings in 35+ cities, bringing together women with experts and brands. The group aims to release the stigma surrounding the plant, and hopes to empower women everywhere to ask questions, learn, and educate someone.

On the panel alongside me was Olympian and World Champion Joanna Zeiger, PhD. Joanna is the Founder and Coach with Train Away Chronic Pain. They believe the combination of aerobic exercise, strength training, and mental skills training can help alleviate some of the symptoms of chronic pain. She discussed how cannabis has helped her manage chronic pain symptoms and provide a restful night’s sleep she was unable to achieve before trying cannabis.

Also, on the panel was Lucy Rose, founder of Greenlove Denver and co-owner of Greenlove Media. Lucy is a YogaEllementa: Global Cannabis Wellness Network for women Instructor and hosts Light & Lit Yoga. Participants utilize cannabis plant medicine to guide their inner light. She’s also the co-host of Lit & Lucid Podcast for millennials pursuing their dreams through the cannabis industry.

We had an informative discussion about how we utilize cannabis and combine it with fitness. I discussed how my company, MJFITNUT, shows cannabis can be part of a healthy and active lifestyle. I shared how I incorporate cannabis into my performance and recovery as an athlete, and we talked about how cannabis plays a role in each of our overall wellness routines. We also got to talk about some of Ellementa: Global Cannabis Wellness Network for womenour favorite brands and products to compare what works for each of us.

The event was sponsored by several companies who displayed their products and had samples for guests to try. The sponsors were Verra Wellness, LucidMood, Alchemy Food Co, Stashlogix, Clean Coconut, Faro Kitchen, Peppernoids, and LoHigh House. It was amazing for attendees to try so many different products and check out a beautiful cannabis friendly event space.

Cannabis has the ability to improve the quality of life for millions of people around the world. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to share on the Ellementa platform MJFITNUTto discuss health, fitness, cannabis, and to reach and educate women around the world.

Heather is a sponsored cannabis athlete, content producer, and the Co-Owner of Marijuana Fitness Nutrition at mjfitnut.com. Before becoming an athlete, and advocate for cannabis, she graduated from the University of Missouri, while working full time, and earning her B.A. in Personal Financial Planning. She continued her successful career, rising in the finance industry, only to leave it all behind in search for a life more meaningful. It wasn’t until she moved to Colorado, in 2015, when she discovered her true passions, marijuana, fitness, and nutrition. Heather now balances her time between managing her growing lifestyle brand, training for, and placing in athletic competitions, and producing some of the best CannaFitness content in the industry. This requires her to take on the titles of Photographer, Videographer, Director, Editor, Producer…, and the list goes on, but she still manages to enjoy time with her family. Although her adventurous spirit will always take her back out to run a trail, hike a mountain, or raft a river, she loves the peaceful moments at home, and cuddling with her husband, Antonio, and their two cats, Forest and Aspen.