Loads Of Fitness

Posted: May 20, 2011 at 3:21 pm

So, what does it feel like to be in the same vicinity as hundreds of other bloggers? A bit of overwhelming. And more than a little awesome!

Last night we attended the welcome party to decorate our name badges, pick up our swag, and hang out. Unfortunately, I’m the genius who left her camera’s memory card in her netbook and therefore have no pictures. Sad face.

Even just getting into the night I already had a chance to meet such fabulous people! Katy, Jen, Jenn, Matt, Sana, and so many more that I’m blanking on as I try to quickly get this thing typed. After mingling for awhile, our two other roommates – Heather and Amanda – arrived and a group of us headed out to dinner. We ate at Bo Brooks - a local seafood joint recommended by a local.


They had so many delicious sounding things on the menu, but when I see a crab cake then I know that’s my meal. I adore crab cakes but will only order them when close to the ocean and at places that will know how to make one – with lots of crab meat. Since the platter sounded huge, I went for a crabcake sandwich with a side of the potato salad.

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Now that’s what I’m talking about in a crab cake! Little filler. The sandwich was fantastic and the potato salad was…special. Katie and I both ordered it and spent a good portion of our dinner trying to figure out what made it taste so “special”. We believe a sweet and sour relish of some sort. Interesting.

The rest of the night consisted of chatting and checking out our swag bags. They know how to treat us well. New New Balance sneakers and running capris, bags of Larabars, pistachios, oat packets, a box of Fiber One cereal, coupons to try a ton of free products, socks, a Jillian Michaels book, and quite a few other neat items.


We finally made it to bed in order to get rested before a busy day of working out today. The fun all started with a 5K fun run at 7 am!


I took it easy on the run since I know I have more fitness fun coming my way. It went around the harbor and was just a beautiful run. Why can’t Atlanta look like this?!

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I think running with a bunch of bloggers makes for the best “race” ever. You get to hang out with tons of friends after…and then eat yummy food.


Attune Foods sponsored a breakfast with a bunch of cereal and fruit. With Starbucks coffee and hardboiled eggs on the side. Quite satisfying to fuel up for the day!

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Over breakfast I ran into Courtney and Gabriela which I was so happy about. I couldn’t wait to meet two of my best blog buddies this weekend! I look forward to having more time with them later.  I need to remember to be better about pictures though! Seriously. What is up with my photo forgetfulness at one of the things I want to remember most?!

The fitness fun continued into the day. First up, I attended a kettlebell demonstration. At first I thought we were going to have the chance to workout with the kettlebells, but instead Jenn and Lisa shared a bunch of training ideas, tips, safety measures, etc about kettlebell training. And I really want to do a kettle bell workout now. It looks so hardcore!

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Then finally the time had come. CATHE!


She hosted a leg blast challenge.We did a ton of lunges, squats, and kicks using regular bodyweight moves and also some moves with sliding paper plates and resistance bands around the ankles. I could feel it! And after getting nice and sweaty, the moment I had waited for arrived – meeting her. I have worked out with her DVDs for almost a decade I loved getting the chance to see her in person.


Even after all that, I still had not filled my fitness obsession quota of the day and hung around for the trampoline class.

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Those trampolines give quite the workout. I expected it to be a fun little activity, but my legs told me otherwise. The entire class you basically bounce up and down in a squat position. Completing that right after Cathe gave my legs a nice burn. If only I could bring a trampoline home with me on the plane. It’s just a wee bit large for my carry on. 😉

Well, I guess I will leave off there. So much to share and not enough time. I hope you all have a great weekend!!!

  • Are you good at remembering to take pictures?
  • What fitness activity it out there that you would love to give a try?

28 Comments to “Loads Of Fitness”
  1. Trampoline class sounds like the greatest thing EVER! It sounds like you’re having an amazing time! I hope I can go someday! Have a super weekend pretty lady!

  2. Jess says:

    This is awesome!!! Thanks for all the pics ,makes me feel like I’m kinda there too 😉

    SO GLAD you got to meet Cathe!! She is SO SWEET in person isn’t she???

  3. Mandy says:

    Oh how fun!!! YAHOOO for meeting Cathe!! I know how awesome that had to be!!!

  4. That trampoline class would be a blast! There is something so kid-like and fun about jumping up and down.

    Have a great time this weekend =)

  5. jobo says:

    Ah, your pic with Cathe is so cute! All smiles 🙂 She is the sweetest. I LOVE the swag bag, filled with tons of really good goodies!!

  6. usually I’m pretty good at remembering. omgshh you met Cathe!! so cooooool she’s a beast (in a good way) 😛 this event sounds so fun–glad you’re enjoying yourself Tina, take care

  7. Those classes look like so much fun! I am super impressed by the swag you got — a new pair of shoes + more??? That is awesome.

  8. So jealous that you got to go for a run with Katy! I love her blog too! And all those demos (especially the trampoline demo)….so lucky!

  9. From this post alone I’ve decided I have to go next year!

  10. Fun! I really want to go to a blog conference this year. That trampoline class looks really cool.

  11. Omg I can’t believe you got to meet her! I love cathe…and she’s tiny!

  12. Becca says:

    Looks like you’ve had a good time so far! 🙂

    I usually always have my camera on me, but on Sunday I took a bunch of video on all three of my memory cards and have so far been too lazy to load them on my computer. No empty space = no picture taking. Except with my phone, and that’s not very good quality and I don’t have a card for it. 😛

    I would LOVE to go to one of those places that’s made of trampolines. There’s one in Minneapolis, just a couple of hours from me, but I haven’t had the time or the reason to get there yet. Haha! I like trampolines… 🙂

    You got a new pair of shoes?!?!?! That’s SO COOL! I wish I could a new pair of shoes just for going to an event…

  13. lindsay says:

    love seeing all these faces and healthy smiles! Keep on rockin it Tina.

  14. Sounds like a blast so far!!! 🙂 Glad you’re enjoying it. The kettlebell class sounds cool and how awesome that you got to meet Cathe?!

  15. Looks like you are having so much fun!!! And meeting Cathe is just awesome! Have a great time! 🙂

  16. Ela says:

    Sounds like so much fun–and what generous swag!

    I have a little rebounder here at home, am real curious how they structure a whole workout around it–so much fun, love it.

  17. Looks like you are all having a blast. I definitely have to get in on this next year 🙂 and I do forget my camera quite a bit, hopefully the longer I do this the easier it will be to remember.

  18. Alisha says:

    I’m glad you’re having such a good time…enjoy it!!

  19. That swag bag looks like it has some awesome stuff in it! It looks like you’re having a lot of fun 🙂 Wish I was there!

  20. thanks for coming to our session! Please let me know if you get to go to a kettlebell class in your town, I’d love to know what you think! I was hoping we’d be able to do a full kettlebell workout in our session but we couldn’t score enough bells. 🙁 Maybe next year!

  21. Looks like so much fun! Love the contents of your swag bag–awesome stuff!

    Wish I could have attended, but maybe next year.

  22. Allie says:

    How awesome you got to meet your hero Cathe! Your pictures show that you are having a ball and enjoying yourself! Those swag bags are AMAZING!

  23. Jenn (GH) says:

    I’m so happy we got to meet, Tina!!!!! You are just as beautiful in person as you are on your blog inside and out!!! Thank you for coming to our kettlebell session. We really really wanted everyone to be able to workout but as Lisa said we couldn’t get enough bells. I’m glad you had a fabulous time and a little jealous you got pink stripes on your socks!! 😉 xoxo

    • Tina says:

      I was so thrilled we got to meet too! And I can certainly say the same about you – you are amazingly beautiful inside and out. Hope we get the chance to cross paths again. Outside of blogs/Twitter…I know we’ll be hitting each other up there. 😉

  24. What an exceptional website. Thanks for devoting the time.

  25. Jay says:

    Ahh, You put whole fitness world in just a single articles. I am following workout mommy tips and they’re actually awesome.

    Keep rocking

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