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Founder Spotlight: Colette Dong & Aly Giampolo

Meet the co-founders of The Ness, a dance-based fitness studio in NYC. Colette Dong, co-founder of The Ness, is a Yorktown Heights, NY native, and Aly Giampolo, co-founder and Movement Director is from Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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Founder Spotlight: Colette Dong & Aly Giampolo

Founder Spotlight: Colette Dong & Aly Giampolo

Your 2022 power words:

CD: Patience, Presence, Party

AG: Intuition, Calm, Learning


What's your advice for women wanting to make their mark on the world?:

CD: Take some time to reflect on how you already impact your surrounding community. Your contribution doesn't have to reach thousands of people to be impactful. Start with one to five people in your inner circle and see how you can grow from there.

AG: Though it's easier said than done, keep your eyes on your own paper. If you are passionate about something and you want to share it with the world, comparing yourself to others around you will only hold you back.


What's your favorite Alala piece?:

CD: The Captain Ankle Tight

AG: The Mirage Tight *chefs kiss*


Anything else you'd like to add?:

AG: Authenticity, in individuals and brands, is tangible and always appreciated. Don't be afraid to be your true self.


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