I’m sitting here, staring at my computer, thinking about yesterday and I just don’t even know how to put it into words. The day was incredible. I am so thankful to be a part of the FitFluential community. Words don’t describe it. I am even more thankful for the wonderful people I met… Until I started blogging, I would have never imagined so many people making sure I’m okay alone in the big city who I had never met. I would have NEVER imagined someone I talked to on twitter offering me a ride from the hotel. I would have never imagined being so comfortable with people I had “never met” & I CERTAINLY never imagined I would walk away from any event with a Fitness Enthusiasts POT OF GOLD (aka swag bag sent straight from my personal heaven!)
The day started with Jen & Josephine rescuing me from having to treck across the city, most likely getting lost along the way to the event! (THANK YOU AGAIN<;3) These two ladies have been some of my favorite twitter friends for some time now!! We were already planning on meeting up at the NYRR Mini 10k next month, but FitBlogNYC sped up that process. & Just like I KNEW we would, we instantly got along smashingly from the second I got in the car. We were off… Ever so slowly thanks to traffic. But we were off none the less.
After circling the same few city blocks a few times we were finally parked and excited to start the #FitBlogNYC event!
I looked up after checking in, and started really taking it all in. There were brand stations kind of circling the place with a stage in the back where the seminars would be going on. When we checked in, we were given a…. well treasure hunt so to speak You were to go to each station and get a little star from them and along the way we got little pieces of treasure, that led us to the BIG treasure bag at the end of the day.
A HUGE, giant, you kick so much booty, thank you to Reebok, V8 Fusion, Schick, Oakley, Vichy, Birkenstock, Kiwi Sweat, Pure Protein and the other various brands who participated in the FITNESS Bloggers Meet n Tweet. To say I left with double the amount of things I arrived in the city with, would be an understatement… & I didn’t even go shopping!
The days events went a little something like this:
- FITNESS magazine‘s Editor & Chief, Betty Wong & Mia Hamm welcome
- Drop Dead Healthy with A.J. Jacobs
- The Real Deal w/ Carbs, Cleanses & Caffeine
- Fitness Facts & Fibs
- LUNCH & Why Eat Less, Move More, is SO Las Year
- Gym to Street Fashion Show (DID YOU SEE THAT. I wanted it so badly to say #SweatToStreet ;P )
- Easy Beauty Secrets Q&A
- How to Turn Your blog into a Business with CARLA BIRNBERG, who I adore<;3 and the sassy & lovely Kelly Olexa.
- Pop Up Workout
I met so many other people that I just didn’t get to snap a photo of or with But It was truly an awesome day full of new friends
oh & don’t get me started on the eye candy they hired to do the catering. YUM.
& Now, the part so many have been waiting for. The swag bag. This has been a very popular question since the event ended.
That’s only some of it!!! There are so many reviews & giveaways coming y’alls way!!
I have to say, I am really stoked to try out the Reeboks!! I tried them on when we were at the Reebok booth, and was over the moon when I saw they were the ones in our swag bag!! They are SO lightweight and SO comfortable!! I have never run in Reeboks, and I don’t think these will be great for running but I do think they’ll be awesome for hiking and working out & plain ol’ happy/comfy feet!!! As well as the Oakley’s!! So fabulous, they match my hair perfectly haha
After the event, Josie, Jen & I went to grab a bite to eat… We decided on Eataly. THAT is a blog post all of it’s own, as I seriously had a foodie religious experience while I was there. I was in heaven all. day. long.
Seriously, the fact that I can’t eat there every single day of my life breaks my heart (if I lived in NYC I would be a bazillion lbs)
All in all it was an awesome day. I had a great time at FitBlogNYC && a fabulous time with Jen and Josephine. However after an awesome couple of days in the big apple, I am happy to be home in my little suburb apartment