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Wellness Glow Up Podcast

Mar 9, 2020

In this episode, Kayla chops it up with Erika Cruz!

Erika Cruz is a Bay Area native who has been featured on “As Told by Women” (a blog dedicated to empowering women) and is the founder of, a food blog dedicated to inspiring a healthy and balanced lifestyle.

While her interest in wellness began with food, it has vastly expanded over the last year. Erika is currently balancing being a Program Manager for a tech start-up in Silicon Valley, along with being a certified Yoga instructor and mindfulness enthusiast. Her Instagram @SaludWithErika shares a variety of wellness tips such as healthy recipes, workout routines, mindfulness habits, and resources that have helped her along her own wellness journey.

As the proud daughter of Mexican Immigrants, Erika is aware of the lack of resources that were available to her growing up. She is passionate about making physical, mental, sexual, spiritual, and emotional wellness accessible to the Latinx community. Her mission is to provide tools and resources to her community so they can believe in their potential and crush their goals!

In this episode we discuss:

  • Food desserts and how those in the wellness space can provide more resources
  • Her start as a food blogger and how she incorporated her mother's recipes to create healthier options for her community
  • The business of food blogging and shifting towards a more holistic view of wellness
  • How to have a fluid fitness practice as a high performing woman
  • The importance of bringing your community with you when you’re engaging in fitness to create representation and build a sustainable wellness practice
  • How to reprioritizing our health and wellness through changing the narrative & language surrounding our wellness practices
  • The real on managing a full time job, while building a business as a side hustle
  • And so much more!

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Wellness Glow Up Podcast – @wellnessglowuppodcast

Kayla Nedza – @kaylanedza

Erika Cruz – @saludwitherika


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