Mission Statement

Q is Equinox’s editorial site that was created to change the conversation on fitness and wellness by presenting it in an elevated way. To us, the body is the ultimate investment. We believe it takes equal parts inspiration and information to get you to commit—and that’s what Q provides. 

Contributors

Liz Miersch
Editor-in-Chief

A former SELF magazine fitness editor, certified trainer and the impetus behind staff lunchtime workouts, Liz lives for gravity-defying arm balances.

Amy Gallo Ryan
Executive Editor
After working as an entertainment editor, writing fashion copy and running her first marathon, Amy found her way to Equinox, where she has become a serious interval training devotee.
Ashley Martin
Creative Editor

A devoted surfer, Ashley spent three years at Women's Wear Daily. She's only semi-reluctantly trading the runway for the treadmill.

Lisa Wheeler, NASM, ACE, AFAA

Lisa is the national creative program manager of group fitness at Equinox and a renowned choreographer, consultant and fitness expert.

David Harris

As the executive vice president of personal training, David has built Equinox's personal training program over the past ten years. He splits his time between the east coast and west coast and has mastered the art of taking the red-eye.

Alex Zimmerman, MA, CSCS, TPI
Tier 4 National Manager

Alex Zimmerman is a graduate of Columbia University and a certified personal trainer with over 10 years of experience. Alex is the National Manager of Equinox's T4 program, and is regularly quoted in media like The Daily News, Smart Money, Fitness, and Men’s Health.

Eimear Lynch
Contributing Editor
A contributing editor at Conde Nast Traveler, hotel-lover and SoulCycle enthusiast, Eimear is a Brooklynite by way of Dublin, Denver and Chicago. She's also all-too-versed in wedding lore: her book about bridesmaids will be released by Picador in Spring 2014.
Lashaun Dale, MA, MPH, NSCA, CHEK

Lashaun is the national creative manager of group fitness at Equinox and the creator of the club's Conscious Movement classes. She may live in Montana, but she's an NYC girl at heart.

Jasmine Moir
Contributing Editor

Jasmine is a longtime lifestyle editor and was most recently the executive editor of DailyCandy. She has a complex love/hate relationship with cycling.

Carol Espel, MS
A 20-year fitness industry veteran, Carol directs the group fitness and Pilates teams at Equinox. Her resume includes a master’s degree in exercise physiology and nutrition and a past life as a Broadway star.

Advisory Board

John Berardi, Ph.D., CSCS

Founder of Precision Nutrition, Inc., a nutritional coaching and education program. He has worked with athletes in every sport, including pro football, hockey, baseball and basketball.

Lee Burton, Ph.D., CSCS

Athletic training program director at Averett University and co-developer of the functional movement screen, an evaluation technique used in fitness assessments.

Brandon Colby, MD
A leader in the field of predictive medicine, Colby is the medical director for Eternity Medicine Institute and author of Outsmart Your Genes.
Christopher B. Cooper, MD

Director of the UCLA Exercise Physiology Research Laboratory and the health and fitness director of the American College of Sports Medicine.

Michol Dalcourt

Adjunct professor at the University of San Francisco and creator of ViPR. Dalcourt works with athletes from college pitchers and NHL players to Olympians.

Keri Glassman, RD

Nationally recognized nutrition expert and author of The O2 Diet, Glassman is the founder and president of Nutritious Life, a nutrition practice based in NYC.

James Maas, Ph.D.

The leading authority on sleep and performance. Dr. Maas served as a Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow and holds the world record for university teaching after his 48-year career at Cornell University. He is the author of Remmy and the Brain Train and the best-seller Power Sleep and coined the term "power nap."

Justin Mager, MD, NSCS

An exercise physiologist and board certified internist specializing in longevity and preventative medicine at the Clear Center of Health in Mill Valley, California. He was formerly a national touring coach for Nike Sports Camp.

Sean McCance, MD

Co-director of orthopedic spine surgery at Mount Sinai Medical Center and attending spine surgeon at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City.

Jacques Moritz, MD
Dr. Jacques Moritz is the director of gynecology at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in New York City and an assistant professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Jeffrey Morrison, MD

Founder of The Morrison Center and author of Cleanse Your Body/Clear Your Mind, Morrison is a leading expert in championing a nutritional approach to health and degenerative disease prevention.

Thomas Myers

Author of the renowned Anatomy Trains and 30-year practitioner of integrative manual therapy in clinical and cultural settings from London to Nairobi to Sydney.

Keith Pyne, B.Sc., D.C

Managing partner of SportsLab NYC., Dr. Pyne specializes in the treatment of elite athletes' injuries and has worked with many professional sports teams. He is on the Board of Directors and Medical Advisory Board for Biosara Medical Products.

Thomas Storer, Ph.D

Adjunct professor of Exercise Physiology at UCLA. Storer is co-designing the paramaters for a clinical trial on the impact of structured exercise on health outcomes.