Welcome to Chi Chi Life!

Hello there! I am Lauren Chiarello + I am the founder of NYC-based Chi Chi Life which melds my three passions: fitness, fundraising + events + cancer advocacy. I am a lover of life, health + wellness + I am energized to build community through connection of shared experiences.


Hailing from just north of NYC in Westchester County, I love to bring sunshine, positive energy + smiles to everything I do. After graduating from Villanova University with a degree in Accounting + Marketing, I dove into the non-profit world -- planning + executing special events for Lenox Hill Neighborhood House, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center + Helen Keller International.  I have 13+ years of experience fundraising + producing events for non-profits, for-profits + agencies. 

At the age of 23, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma.  I beat cancer -- 2x! + completely understand what it's like to get out of your comfort zone + tap into new strength.  My fitness teachers changed my life + inspired me to become a teacher. Now in remission for 10 years, I have continued to challenge myself in many ways -- including completing multiple half and full marathons while fundraising $100,000+ for cancer charities.


I am a person who is driven by passion + would love to help you achieve your goals!


  • Group Classes: Core Fusion Barre at exhale + Pilates + TRX at FLEX Studios

  • Corporate Wellness: Panels, Workshops + Fitness Classes

  • Semi-Private Classes including special occasions -- Bachelorette Party, Wedding Weekend, Girls Night Out

  • Fundraising Fitness Classes


  • Day-Of Event Management

  • Ideating + Executing Fundraising Events

  • Services: Project Management, Logistics, Budgeting, Staffing, Vendor Management

Life is going to give you just what you put into it.
Put your whole heart into everything you do.
— Maya Angelou