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8th Annual Shorty Award Categories

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Leslie Barker Garcia

Finalist in Social Fitness

About Leslie Barker Garcia

As the self-appointed resident fitness nag of The Dallas Morning News, Leslie Barker feels lucky to be able to combine two of her passions: working out and writing. She covers health and fitness, which helps fulfill her mission of encouraging people to live a healthy lifestyle (with a few not-always-healthy sidetracks, of course). She marvels at the workings of the human body, and feels especially grateful for the energy, ability and time to work out -- whether running, swimming or struggling (though not as much as she used to, hooray!) through yoga classes. She's also a firm believer in everyone's potential to find the exercise that is right for them, not just the one everyone else seems to be doing. Leslie is also an inspirational writer. You can find two short ebook collections of her essays on Amazon.com: “Thanksgiving: A Collection of Essays, Prayers and Toasts" and “Hope & Renewal: Essays and Meditations for Easter."

8th Annual Shorty Award Categories

About the Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards honor the best of social media.

Millions of people participate in The Shortys to recognize individuals and organizations producing great content on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, Snapchat, Instagram, Vine and the rest of the social web.

The 8th Annual Shorty Awards ceremony will be held April 2016 in NYC and will be live streamed internationally.