HBIC Healthy Snacks and Good Posture, The Healthtender; Bartender/Batch Bucket Sanitation Specialist, Hospitality 201, Chicago
Hero of healthy pours
With a start at the aptly named dive bar Bad Decisions, Ward knows firsthand the physical toll and often unhealthy lifestyle that accompanies work in the service industry. Now, under the moniker The Healthtender, she leads classes and workshops to help fellow bartenders and hospitality professionals adopt better lifestyles, minus the elitism or barriers to entry often found in the larger corporate wellness industry. As quarantine measures have kept many indoors, Ward’s Instagram at-home workout videos and Zoom classes have helped to keep people moving.