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A New Way To Think About Social Workouts

When you hear the words "social workout" you probably think "group fitness". But I'm going to make you think something entirely different by the time you finish reading this article. Social workouts are on the rise and extremely popular among women. They go beyond group fitness. They are experiential events where people actually socialize, network, exchange goods/information and get inspired. In many cases, the workout is only a small part of the bigger social workout picture. Why is this important? Because women are redefining what it means to live a healthy lifestyle. A happy, healthy life is a balancing act of exercise, work, love, family, friendship, passion, inspiration, travel, food, drink and a million other things. Even shopping! So why not bring these things together especially when it comes to fitness? The Girls' Night Out New Balance (NBGNO) events that I host in New York City aim to ahieve this...and I think we do a pretty good job! NBGNO events...

REJECTED by Under Armour

It's hard for me to write this as I'm pretty upset...so bear with me here. I have something I want to get out and I'm going to try my best to use the right words here. About a month ago I was contacted by Popsugar and Under Armour to be a part of the I WILL WHAT I WANT campaign. It's a very empowering campaign about overcoming obstacles to achieve what you want in life no matter what other people have to say. I was honored to receive the invitation to say the least, esp after watching Under Armour's Misty Copeland commercial. Under Armour's request was to make a short video sharing my story to show how I will what I want. And so I did. You can watch it below. Once I sent in the video, I did not hear from them for weeks. Popsugar kept making excuses for Under Armour but it was clear my story wasn't good enough for them. Perhaps it was because I mentioned the D-word (depression) or because I didn't wear their clothes in a sexy way. Perhaps it was because I was a little TOO...

Free NYC Workouts This Fall

Usually FREE WORKOUTS only happen in the summertime. But fall is bringing it with this list of free fit events happening in New York City. I will be attending as many of them as I can, especially the one I'm hosting. Just make sure to sign up for the events you definitely want to attend ASAP. All of these promise to fill up. Sept 10th - Girls' Night Out with New Balance hosted by ME! Girls' Night Out (a.k.a. #nbgno) was at it all summer with a series of events aimed at social fitness for empowered ladies. If you read my site regularly, you'll know that it was a major success and the highlight of my summer. In celebration of fall fitness and snazzy NB activewear, Girls' Night Out is doing another event in NYC featuring the popular rowing workout by City Row. RSVP NOW and mark your calendars for Wednesday, Sept 10th at 6.30pm. The event starts at the New Balance Experience Store in Flatiron and will migrate over to the High Line (with a run) for some high-intensity...

More NBGNO Events in USA!

I love when good things never die! I'm happy to report that Girls' Night Out events (#NBGNO) will continue to pop up across the country and eventually circle back to New York City in September. The next one is in Santa Monica on Wednesday, August 27th at 6.30pm at the NB Store on 2600 Wilshire Boulevard. Hosting the Girls' Night Out campaign for New Balance was one of the highlights of my summer. I got to work out and connect with so many amazing women who believe in the benefits of social fitness. What I loved most is that these women weren't competitive, mean, selfish or jealous. They were a bonded, smiling-laughing group. It was so refreshing to experience. I have to be candid and say that last night I went to an unrelated fitness event I was invited to in New York City, and there were several fitness bloggers in attendance who were very unfriendly (wouldn't say hello or shake hands) and no one socialized. When I attempted to introduce myself to strike up a...

Sneaker Giveaway + Last NBGNO Hurrah

Parting will be such sweet sorrow for me as New Balance has its last Girls' Night Out event of the summer in New York City this upcoming Thursday night. As the GNO host and emcee, it's been so much fun being a part of this genius movement and I'm happy to pass the baton off as #NBGNO heads west! For all of you in the Midwest and West Coast, be on the lookout for Girls' Night Out events heading toward ya in the next few months! New York women, listen up! Before it's too late, RSVP to come join me for our last hurrah. Click this link to sign up and find more info below... On Thursday, if you come, you'll see the comraderie and care that has grown between our regular attendees. Not only do women work out together at our events, they support each other to become stronger in many aspects of life and business. I love this pic of two #NBGNO women hugging--such a special moment captured by our event photographer. Self-expression and my New Balance custom sneaker...

Pictures Worth A Thousand Words: NBGNO

These pics from the last #NBGNO event say everything. All I'm gonna write, since as you can see, my mouth is kind of sealed is THERE'S ONE MORE PARTY LEFT THIS SUMMER AND I'D LIKE TO SEE YOU THERE! On June 24th, we stretched together... We ran and sprinted along the Hudson River... We did bootcamp style drills and worked our derrières. We documented our adventure through NYC streets... We turned pedestrian heads at the size of our herd... Then we took things in-store with Holly Perkins and started a "band". Kind of... Followed by catering by Sweet Green (the BEST salads in NYC), and eventually drinks and dance. And, of course, some air-time... A party's not a party (worth bragging about) without a Step 'n Repeat... And some girls gone wildly fit and empowered! It was a perfect Girls' Night Out. See for yourself; more event pics HERE! Darn, I wasn't gonna say anythng. But I guess when it comes to...

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