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Checking In With Rhonda, Winner of Independence Blue Cross’ Fearless Is… Sweepstakes

Photo credit: Independence Blue Cross

Photo credit: Independence Blue Cross

Remember last month when we announced the winner of Independence Blue Cross’ Fearless Is… sweepstakes? Great. To recap: Rhonda Cohen won an awesome prize package, which included guidance from The Sporting Club at the Bellevue personal trainer, consultation with dietician Lindsey Kane, $500 to spend toward a new wardrobe/accessories at South Moon Under, and a full salon makeover at Bellevue Salon and Spa

Like we mentioned, we’ll be chronicling Cohen’s progress here on Be Well Philly. During our update today, Cohen had been keeping up with her fitness and nutrition regimens courtesy of Al Pough of The Sporting Club at The Bellevue, and Lindsey Kane, a nutritionist.  Together, they helped craft a wellness plan to help carry Cohen through the indulgence-laden holiday season. Cohen explains, “I checked in with Lindsey to make sure I was on the right track and get some tips from her… It’s not so easy around the holiday time. I’m trying hard to stay away from the sweets. “

However, after making it through the holidays stronger and healthier than ever, Cohen was ready for the next step in her makeover: a wardrobe and accessory overhaul at South Moon Under. Joey Clark, manager at the boutique, was tasked with helping Cohen transform her look. She says, “I didn’t want to do anything that was too crazy, or out of her comfort zone. Instead, I enhanced her everyday wardrobe.” She continued, “Everything we pulled could be mixed and matched, so she could incorporate it into her current wardrobe.”

It was also important for Cohen, a theater buff, to find outfits appropriate for evenings out with her husband. Clark noted, “I wanted to find a dressier piece that she could go out in.” She also laid out some important style rules, like using a variety of materials: “[We picked out] an all-black outfit with different textures. We mixed velvet and silk and it looked amazing.”

To sum, her purchases include tailor-perfect skinny jeans, super-comfy dolman sweaters, and a bevy of other garments that can be integrated into her wardrobe as she continues her weight loss journey.

Next up, Cohen will have a hair and makeup tutorial and makeover at Bellevue Salon and Spa. After all the amazing progress she’s made so far, we have to admit: we’re super psyched. Stay tuned for the big reveal!