"I was a completely different person," said Remi, known to her 167,000 Instagram followers as @rrayyme. Her full name is Remi Ishizuka, and she's become somewhat of an expert on transformation by way of self-care.
Ishizuka started her journey four years ago when she noticed that her energy and focus were off. Like many who discover wellness nowadays, she found inspiration on Instagram first, before becoming the huge "influencer" that she is today, having worked with big brands like Adidas, U by Kotex, and Amazon. "I wanted to see what would happen if I started putting my health and body first," she said. Ishizuka will be first to admit that she's not perfect, nor does she want to be. That's what makes her so darn likable—that down-to-earth relatability. Instead of preaching (as many influencers are wont to do), she simply shares what's working for her with the intention that it will inspire someone else to put their health first that day, too. She's partnered with big brands like like Adidas, U by Kotex, and Amazon to help spread the word.