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Fitness Magazine, Self Magazine & Tone It Up: Done in a New York Minute!

What we accomplished in 41 hours:

The Fitness Magazine Blogger Meet and Tweet

This past Tuesday, Lexi and I flew out to New York for Fitness Magazine’s first Blogger Meet and Tweet event. We were super excited because we knew that most of the FitFluential team members were going to be there and we were finally going to be able to meet all of the “tweeps” we had been communicating with for the past several months. The event was jam packed with activities and many influential fitness speakers. We were even able to hear a few words from US Olympic Soccer star Mia Hamm! The event started with gathering our name tags and getting our “passports.” The event had a ton of tables chuck full of fitness and well-being related products. Brands such as Schick, Birkenstock, Reebok, and CamelBak to name a few. So, we had our passports and in order to earn the mack-daddy of all goody bags, we had to visit all of the tables and get a stamp/star sticker to prove that we had been there, just like an actual passport! After getting around to most of the tables, we sat down to hear a few keynote speakers from Fitness Magazine and well-being and nutritional experts like Joe Dowdell, Mia Hamm, and A.J. Jacobs. We had a little break for lunch…

It was nutritious and delicious! As the meet and tweet came to a close had completed filling out our passports and were pumped to receive our goodie bag! That was chock full of products we had been hearing and learning about all day!

SO much cool stuff, we’re very excited to start reading “DropDead Healthy” by A.J. Jacobs, he was hilarious so we’re sure his book will be just as entertaining! Following the meet and tweet, we got wind that the Tone It Up girls were going to making an appearance at the Oakley store in Times Square! I checked out their latest twitter post and it said that the first 50 people to be at the store after 5 were getting a goodie bag so we booked it to the Oakley store and we were actually numbers 48 and 49, which means, we got another goodie bag!

Complete with the Beach Babe workout DVD, a copy of this month’s Self Magazine, a $10 Oakley gift card and some other cool treats. To top it all off, I got to meet the ladies behind the Tone It Up brand, Karena and Katrina!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Made my day to say the least! After we left the Oakley store, we headed back to the hotel to freshen up and get ready to go out to dinner with some of the FitFluential girls we had met during the meet and tweet. It was so nice to finally be able to match a face to a twitter handle. I felt like I already knew them all!

So in a nutshell, we schmoozed with Jill Hanner, Nicole Culver, Christy Dean, and Kelly Olexa. We got the chance to hear tips and tricks from professionals all across the Fitness magazine spectrum, enjoyed a delicious lunch, got a TON of gifts, samples, and reading material, scored a copy of the Beach Babe DVD, an Oakley gift card, the latest copy of Self Magazine, not to mention two awesome bags that all the “schwag” came in, and I got to meet the duo that has been inspiring me for the past 4 months. We topped it all off with a couple margaritas and tacos with old/new friends later on in the evening. It was quite a busy day but so unbelievably worth it! Needless to say, we can’t wait to attend the next Fitness Magazine Blogger Meet & Tweet.

 

Sunday = The Day of Rest. We can prove it!

So, it looks like Sunday really is the Day of Rest. Here at FIT Radio, we have access to analytics that show us how much activity the FIT Radio app is getting each day. It’s crazy to see that consistently every single Sunday the activity level drops.

This leads me to wonder, what is everyone doing on Sunday? And, if it’s “Sunday-Funday”, why aren’t you jamming out to FIT Radio? ;) On a side note: The growth of FIT Radio is rising exponentially. THANK YOU to all of our users! We haven’t even started marketing yet, so this really is all from you.

Need some extra motivation for your Sunday workout? Check out some of our FAVORITE blogs:

  • If you don’t feel like going to the gym, this is a perfect blog to help get you out and about!
    Life to the Full
  • If photos are really what motivate you, try this one (Kelly always has awesome photos):
    Kelly Olexa
  • Do you love setting goals? Then try this one: Resonant Health
  • Are you just not into reading and would rather watch vlogs? Then try this one: Tone It Up
  • Want to learn how to use kettlebells? Try @Kbombshell
  • Find more incredible fitness bloggers at FitFluential

I would suggest Bookmarking all of these blogs; it’s always great to have a few go-tos!

Make Your New Year’s Resolution Goals a Reality

Watch this video for a little added motivation! #AmpYourNewYear

Hey gang, not sure if you know what some of my responsibilities entail at the FIT Radio office but a lot of it deals with tweeting about interesting fitness, music, and technology related articles. Since I have worked with FIT, you can imagine the amount of articles I read daily. This week I am reading up on, you guessed it, New Years Resolution articles! I found that there are so many out there that talk about weight-loss, or health, or even just self improvement. I picked my top three that touch on all of these topics:

It’s the cruelest of weight-loss conundrums: The closer you get to your ideal weight, the tougher it is to reach it, says L.A.-based celebrity trainer Holly Perkins. Continue reading