Lori Rischer’s philosophy is that living a healthy lifestyle is all about balance. “It’s easier to be happy when you’re healthy”, says Lori, “and when you're happy, you're a nicer person.”
Her journey began when she started doing yoga and noticed her own life and health improved. She wanted to share that experience with other people so she became a teacher. Lori was certified as a Yoga Therapist at Loyola Marymount University with Dr. Larry Payne in their renowned yoga therapy program. She also received a teaching certificate from Earth’s Power Yoga in Los Angeles.
“I’ve always been active, but as I got busier I realized it was harder to find time to take care of myself,” she says. And no truer words could be spoken! Lori has kept incredibly busy as a national radio promotion/marketing executive at Island Def Jam Music Group, working closely with superstars such as: Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Neon Trees and Taio Cruz.. She also spent several years at The Firm, one of Hollywood’s top management companies based in Beverly Hills, While there, she signed OneRepublic and was on the management teams of mega artists such as Enrique Iglesias, OneRepublic, Ice Cube, Mandy Moore, Korn and many others. Her work has been widely recognized by the music industry. In fact, she was named the 2010 Promotion Executive Trendsetter by FMQB Magazine and the 2010 Executive of the Year by SIN Magazine.
Combining two of her passions-- Music & Yoga-- Lori teamed up with KIIS-FM and 98.7 (KYSR) to be the Yoga instructor for their popular Yoga On The Pier and Yoga On The Beach summer promotions for the last three years. The series has been named Huffington Posts’ “Five Best Summer Workouts” and was featured in the LA Times, Malibu Magazine, LA Yoga Magazine, Pepperdine Times. “It is the highlight of my summer!” Lori exclaims.
Lori is also the co-creator, co-executive producer and host of the new celebrity health and fitness show from SkeeTV, Rockstar Health & Fitness. “Everyone is interested in people who are in the public eye, so we found an opportunity with Rockstar Health and Fitness to focus on some of their healthy lifestyle secrets,” Lori says. The guest artists include: Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy), OneRepublic, Canadian superstars Hedley and Kim Glass a 2008 Olympic silver medal winner.
Giving back to the community is another important way Lori wants to create balance and a healthy lifestyle. She supports a number of charities that are very close to her heart. In 2008, Lori received the highest honor from the Make A Wish Foundation, the Chris Greicius Celebrity Award, for her work in helping make wishes come true. She has also lectured at the Make A Wish Worldwide Conference. Additionally, in 2008 she was inducted into the Mentor Hall of Fame and this year, she completed her ninth year as a volunteer working with inner city teenagers for Youth Mentoring Connection. She is also on the Leadership Council for A Place Called Home, a community center in South Los Angeles for at-risk youth. The Los Angeles City Council recently honored Lori for her contributions in making the city a nicer place to live.
Two of my all time favorite passions in life are yoga and music. I've built a lifestyle that heavily involves both and coming up is a giant festival that involves both music and yoga, it's called WANDERLUST.
It started as an event in Lake Tahoe and has turned into a massive brand and business that travels to amazing cities. This year they have a fun one day event in NYC, Chicago and LA called, Yoga in the City. The LA date is June 30th and will be at my favorite place to practice yoga...on the Santa Monica Pier.
That is where we had our initial KIIS-FM Yoga on the Pier summer promotion. Four years ago, I taught there every Saturday morning throughout the summer. It was SO much fun. Every week hundreds of amazing people would show up and I would turn up the music (my playlist was legendary!!) and teach yoga. It was a blast. Needless to say, I was incredibly honored when Wanderlust asked me to host this years Yoga in the City in LA with top teachers and great musicians.
You can sign up for the event to take classes from Bryan Kest, Ashley Turner, Christi Christensen, Mia Togo and Brock Cahill with music from MC Yogi!! Here is the link: http://la.wanderlustfestival.com/
Some people are just made to be superstars!! I first met Miguel when he was a teenager and I knew then he was one of "those" people! At the time, I was working for one of Hollywood's most powerful management companies, THE FIRM. I brought Miguel into our Beverly Hills office for a meeting as a potential client. He blew everyone away when he jumped onto the conference room table during his performance. It literally left them speechless.
Fast forward several years and he is on the brink of super stardom with his gorgeous hit single "Adorn." In addition, he has several R&B chart toppers, a stunning Grammy performance with Wiz Khalifa (Kelly Clarkson sang his praises) and NOW his feature on the new Mariah Carey single "#Beautiful."
The best part is, since I work with Mariah at Island Def Jam, I also get to work his song. The LA Times is calling it the SONG OF THE SUMMER and it is flying up the charts. I spent some time with Miguel at Wango Tango...while grabbing the camera so I could share his healthy secrets with you. Here is what we discussed in our Rockstar Health & Fitness Extra video:
Wango Tango was once again an incredibly fun day!! It was action packed backstage with all the biggest celebrities. I was busy doing press with The Wanted and Fall Out Boy so I was able to ask them a few of their healthy secrets. Max from The Wanted loves to do push ups and his favorite healthy food is broccoli.
Here is the best recipe for broccoli ever!!!
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