Leanne Shear

Uplift Studios

Leanne Shear is the co-founder of Uplift Studios, a progressive fitness studio and female society that offers group classes, personal training and a multitude of events outside of fitness related to career, relationships, finances, and well-being (panels, retreats, workshops) that empower women in all aspects of their lives. Before conceiving the idea for Uplift Studios, Leanne was a professional writer: she is the author of The Perfect Manhattan and Cocktail Therapy: The Perfect Prescription for Life’s Many Crises, and her writing has also been featured in The Nation, The New York Times, New York, and Glamour, among others.  Leanne graduated with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and received a Master’s degree in Women’s Studies and Cultural Politics from New York University.