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Exploring Life & Business with Yara M. Santiago of More Life Sports Performance Chiropractic and Shop Blond

Today we’d like to introduce you to Yara M. Santiago. 

Hi Yara, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
Since I was little, I always had a passion for fashion and businesses. I started working in women’s clothing stores and I evolved in different positions from buying clothes to becoming a store manager. But I always had great aspirations, I wanted to create my own store or clothing line. When the pandemic hit in 2020, I was very scared so it occurred to me to start what had always dreamed of creating my own store but online. And so, it was. I had a lot of fun creating everything from scratch. Then I had the opportunity to open a business with my boyfriend and at that moment I knew that I had to pause my store to be able to dedicate my time to this great opportunity that today is so successful. More Life Sports Performance Chiropractic is a clinic specializing in Sports Chiropractic, Sports Rehabilitation, Sports Recovery, and Sports Performance. We work with many professional elite athletes (NBA, NFL, MLB, etc…) and not only athletes but also children’s and the elderly. It has been a blessing for us to create this innovative thing here in Orlando. Coming from a small island Puerto Rico and doing and aspiring big in a city like Orlando is a dream come true. 

We all face challenges, but looking back, would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Don’t think this has been easy. I moved to Orlando with my boyfriend alone without family or friends having no idea of what we wanted to do or if we wanted to stay here. I think my biggest struggle has been adapting to a new city, new culture, new language, and new responsibilities that have appeared along the way over time. But I think it’s part of growing as a person and as a professional. I’m just enjoying the ride. 

As you know, we’re big fans of More Life Sports Performance Chiropractic and Shop Blond. For our readers who might not be as familiar, what can you tell them about the brand?
Well, as you can see, I have two babies I start with my oldest baby who is: More Life Sports Performance Chiropractic is the #1 number one sports clinic here in Orlando FL. We specialize in Sports Chiropractic Medicine, Sports Performance & Rehabilitation, Nutritional Consults, and Weigh Loss. We know ourselves for being innovative and different in the sense that we are not your typical chiropractic clinic. It is a boutique clinic where fashion is also involved in the sports area, and it is a good combination when looking for a good environment for your treatment. The best thing about our clinic is that you can have everything under one roof. From treatments and sports training to rehabilitation after surgery. It is a good place to give the best reset to your body. 

And my other baby Shop Blond is inspired by street styles and easy ready-to-wear clothes. I love clothes that you can use more than a single season. Also, I’m from a small island so I like very simple clothes, and I always try to look for pieces that you can make them very fashionable. If you found an item that you really love, don’t you want to wear it longer than a single season? That’s why I created BLOND, in there you can find that piece of clothing that you need in your closet and is timeless. 

Who else deserves credit in your story?
Success doesn’t come alone if it weren’t for my greatest support, which is my boyfriend and my business partner, my family, friends, and clients/patients. None of this could be a reality. 

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Matt Chavez- Quiros

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