This is the last of my Fit bloggin’ posts. 🙁 I truly don’t want to forget what I learned, the people I met, and the lessons I took away.
Enjoy the last of the photos! 🙂
Thank you Aldi for providing bars for the snack breakout on Friday. They hit the spot!
I didn’t stay at the hotel where Fitbloggin’ was, but it was only a few minutes down the road, and the workout room was SUPER quiet at night when I went there. It was the Doubletree hotel at the DTC, and I loved my experience. The rooms were comfortable. I got a cookie and free water bottle at the front desk. . . The staff were super friendly and helpful as well. I felt really blessed to be able to have that experience. 🙂
Another amazing perk of the conference was that they provided this bar called the ‘Posture Fit’ bar. It’s a weighted bar that you can use to do different exercises like squats, curls, and lunges. The unique thing about the bar is that it promotes good posture. . . Before you start exercising you place the bar behind your head, press your head back into it, and that creates what is called ‘Perfect Posture’ or ‘Power Posture.’ And you and I know both know how much we need we need work on our posture especially after hunching over to complete computer tasks all day. 😉 I plan to do a ‘before and after’ Posture Fit post, so stay tuned for that!
Sarah was one of the friendliest people I have ever met. Sarah blogs over at Born 2LB Fat, and she has an amazing story after struggling with lymphedema, something that my dad has struggled with as well. :))
In between sessions, Silk did an informal Sports Nutrition talk. They answered questions about not bonking, especially while training for longer races like triathlons. One of the tips they gave was extremely helpful to me. The tip was:
1. Do not discount the power of protein and fat. Carbs are a quick burning energy source, but protein and fat have staying power. Sometimes, endurance athletes forget these two nutrients in favor of carbs, but your diet needs to be balanced in all 3 in order to stay full, energized, and well fueled for your workouts.
Dan R. Morris and Rachel Marie Martin on a session called, ‘What Comes Next? What do we do to expand our blogging universe?’ They talked about expanding your blog beyond just blogging such as adding podcasts or writing a book.
Soybu showcased some of their versatile, colorful fitness clothing lines, but it wasn’t just fitness. They also had this lovely maxi skirt. Their leggings were some of the cutest I’ve seen.
And of course Zumba!! There was SO much energy vibrating in the room during this class, and I just loved how it didn’t even feel like a class. It just felt like a bunch of girls getting together to dance. I can’t say that I was a fan of all the songs, but I do love dancing. Diana from ‘The Chic Life’ was one of the lovely instructors, and it was pretty fun getting to meet her and hear a bit about her story.
And of course, the lovely lady who got the vision for it all in the first place. I met Roni and talked to her a couple times, and she was real, not scary, genuine, and also very honest about her moving on, prioritizing her family, and turning Fitbloggin’ over to the hands of Zephyr Adventures. Roni already has 2 or 3 blogs going, and I think the conference will be in capable hands. :)) She and her volunteers did do an amazing job of pulling off a really smooth, fun conference. . . 🙂 Shoutout to the team!
Have you ever done a Zumba class?
Do you like conferences? Yeah or no?
If you went to a conference like Fitbloggin’ but you didn’t like conferences before, do you think you would enjoy it?