The VIDA Team

VIDA Fitness & Health is the premier fitness and health lifestyle magazine in Southern California, acting as the local authority on topics such as exercise and nutrition trends, top rated athletic wear, fitness competitions,  over all wellness, and prominent personalities in the industry. VIDA delivers cutting-edge editorials ensuring its content consistently engages the reader.  Appreciate the marketing team with its pulse on the market, interactive digital site and special events. VIDA captures the fitness and health lifestyle, making it a valuable partner for companies desiring to reach Southern California’s  fit and health consumers.

Sasha Tymkowicz | Co-Founder & Co-Publisher

A proud mother to three teenage athletes and a supporter and believer in mental fitness. As a prominent Trial Lawyer, Sasha is the founding partner of the TYMKOWICZ VIDAURRE law firm in Orange County. The hectic calendar and stress level motivated Sasha to seek proper nutrition and training for the optimal use of the mind and body. In 2013, she won First Place at LP Classic Bikini Overall, and took first in the Fit Moms division. Her passion for family, exercise, and nutrition has led to the creation of VIDA Fitness & Health Magazine with the intent to share valuable information and techniques to the community.

Angie Ripullo | Co-Founder & Co-Publisher

Angie’s interest in health and fitness first began when she interviewed people on camera for an evening news health segment covering weight lifting at the NBC affiliate in Detroit. As a journalism student, she sold her first health piece about cerebral ischemia to two publications. Her interest in cutting-edge research led her to work in the healthcare sector as a public relations manager in NYC for one of the largest PR companies in the world.

Continuing to work as a freelance writer while teaching English literature at some of Orange County’s top secondary schools, some of her articles have focused on faith and healing and fun ways to enhance good health. She believes that maintaining fitness is a lifestyle. Her experience competing amongst some of the absolute best has raised her appreciation for bodybuilding and continues to fuel her interest in the latest breakthroughs in nutrition and health.

B-House Photography | Chief Photographer

B-House covers many genres of photography including sports, military, advertisements, landscapes, vintage, and portrait. B-House has been published in many magazines and newspapers.  In addition to being the staff photographer for Vida Magazine, he is an active photographer for several news and photography agencies and a contributor to several magazines. B-House’s greatest passions are his relationship with God and his wife and their five small children though you might also catch him on the dance floor as he also has a passion for lindy hop and other types of swing dancing. You can see some of his portfolio at

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