The Wall Street Journal: Chef Follows a Trainer’s Recipe to Fight Back Pain

  • June 7th, 2016

When Ryan Pera started talking about opening a second restaurant in 2013 his wife had one condition. He had to get back in shape. Mr. Repa, 43, chef and co-owner of three popular Houston restaurants, is married to Lori Choi, a vascular surgeon. “She laid down the law,” he says. “She’s on the front line seeing the effects of pool health every day.”

When the couple started dating in 2002, Dr. Choi persuaded Mr. Pera to train for a marathon with her.