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Jessica Cassity

Jessica Cassity

Senior Editor

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Jessica Cassity has a green thumb. So two years ago, after more than a decade in New York City, she left in search of a home where she could plant a garden and grow much of her own food. She landed in Portland, OR and found herself in possession of a 100-square-foot plot that produces hundreds of pounds of produce each season. (If you need any summer squash, just ask!)

When she's not in her garden, Jessica might be in at the gym where she teaches a barre class and takes indoor cycling. Or she might be pedaling around town on one of her bicycles, visiting farmers markets, breweries, coffee shops, and the garden supply store.

Before joining Jessica was a staff editor for Prevention magazine and a contributing editor for Health magazine. Her articles have appeared in magazines including Self, Shape, Fitness, Women's Health, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal, and Details as well as in the New York Times. She has written one book, "Better Each Day" (Chronicle, 2011), and is the co-author of another, "Love Your Lower Body" (Rodale, 2014). Jessica is a graduate of University of Illinois at Chicago and holds multiple fitness certifications for Pilates, yoga, and barre3.

Recent Posts

Get Your Run On: 6 Races to Add to Your Bucket List

16 April 2014, 1:56 pm

So you want to run a race. Sure, there are probably a number of local runs in your home town, from a charity 5K fun run to full and half marathons. But if you’re going to put in the time to train to run a race, why not commit to running one to remember?  There are dozens [...]

9 Signs You’re Addicted to Indoor Cycling

16 April 2014, 12:25 pm

Whether you cycle at the gym or at a cycling specific studio like Soul Cycle or Flywheel Sports, there’s a good chance you’ll go from amateur to addict after a few short sessions. Here are the telltale signs you’ve already made the transition: You carry cycling shoes in your purse. Just in case your dinner date [...]

Work it Off: 3 Ways to Burn Off a 612-Calorie Margarita

13 April 2014, 1:36 pm

This week I met up with a couple of girlfriends for a welcome home dinner. We went out for healthy Mexican food at Porque No?, one of my favorite restaurants here in Portland. They have tasty fish tacos, homemade tortilla chips, and delish guacamole. They also make a mean margarita. I ordered one, but I [...]

Get Creative in the Kitchen with DIY Taco Seasoning

10 April 2014, 6:04 pm

Improvising can be a lot harder than it looks. (Just ask the cast of “Saturday Night Live”.) Going off-script in the kitchen can be especially challenging, at least at first—after all, what if you screw up and make something that doesn’t taste good?! But once you get over those initial fears of failure—which is a [...]

6 Health Habits to Take Home from Japan

10 April 2014, 1:21 pm

Recently I was  lucky enough to spend 10 days in Japan. It was cherry blossom season—and a trip that’s been on my bucket list for a while. I only learned two new Japanese words—”konichiwa” is “hello” and “arigato” is “thank you”—but I figured out at least a few explanations for why Japan continues to rate high [...]

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