Emily Wagner | Founder, Editor In Chief


Arthur K. Pia

As an Exercise Science and Pre-Physical Therapy major at University of Utah (1997), movement and the ability to do so has always been a strong passion of Arthur’s. Having 25 years in the health and fitness space, he has found the value of building a strong foundation at the age of 20 after having grown up being the “fat” kid. Arthur has been captivated by human movement, finding much joy and solace in it. His fitness life has consisted of running, teaching fitness classes, personal training, Yoga, weight training and calisthenics

After having spent over 20 years in the “conventional” wellness space as a full time health and nutrition coach Arthur suspected knew something wasn’t right. Having gone back to see where it all went wrong, he soon discovered that almost everything he had learned in school was essentially out of date, or completely wrong. From diet and cholesterol to insulin resistance and Alzheimer.

With his thirst for knowledge, he decided to dedicate the last 4 years to understanding and finding the truth to health, longevity and overall wellbeing. Along the way, Arthur fixed his own health after having discovered the Ketogenic lifestyle. Arthur is Groomed LA’s resident  biohacker. Brain health and energy were the two most important things to him after hitting his mid 40’s.

Arthur continues to learn and understand anything he can to further his knowledge to sustain a healthy lifestyle, but more importantly, to share it with everyone who wants to better themselves.


  • Strength & conditioning, Mobility & flexibility,
  • Corrective exercise – shoulder/hip/knee rehabilitation, stabilization, and strengthening

National Association of Sports Medicine
Certified Personal Trainer
American Red Cross CPR/AED/First Ai

Cristy Candler | Yoga, Meditation, Wellness Expert

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Recent NYC transplant landed in Venice, who after finishing over a decade long run in blockbuster Broadway hits (Wicked, Chicago, Rock of Ages) is now finding peace in gentler waters. Cristy teaches yoga asana and meditation privately in Santa Monica at 1617lab.com, shares essential oils, and writes about all things wellness for GLA.