Checking in with the Locals: Hyam Hosny

Posted on December 17, 2013 by


Charlottesville is a city filled with local-loving people, and a spirit of community and collaboration unlike anywhere else. Every week, Cville Niche will celebrate that spirit by featuring a local’s top picks. Check out previous local check-ins!

© Sarah CramerHyam Hosny

Helping Cville see health as more than just one number, Hyam’s been here for just under 5 years and shares a passion for fitness and keeping her activities local!

Describe what you do in town (whether it be your job or local interest/involvement in Cville).

I own and operate Clay Fitness + Nutrition. I am a personal trainer, and nutrition counselor. I help people create order around their fitness and wellness. I enjoy working with all kinds of clients from the teen athlete to the aging clients who want to move well for many years to come.

Describe yourself in 5 syllables or less.

Alive and Kicking

Top Picks

A favorite drink in town, what it’s called, where it’s at, describe what makes it special/different/one of your favorites.

1. I make at home with lemon juice, cayenne, and fresh ginger over ice in my Vitamix – great tonic for digestion, circulation, and a little kick!
2. MANDARIN GINGER: Absolut mandarin, fresh ginger, fresh orange, club soda at TEN. I love ginger and citrus!

A favorite local fitness class, name of the class, fitness center, brief description of the class and why you love it.

Cycle/Yoga at Clay Fitness – One part sweat your buns off while jamming to great music. One part mindful movement with reflection.

A favorite local artist, who is it, what type of medium do they use, where was your favorite showing of their art.

Lindsey Oberg – I can’t wait to get one of her pieces of art. Beautiful one of a kind works that use small objects (like Civil war artifacts) that seem an unlikely fit in the environments that they are dropped into.