#fitlist14 – – What is on Your 2014 Fitness Bucket List?

Happy New Year everyone and welcome to #fitlist14!


Today I will be sharing my personal list of fitness goals that I want to reach in the year 2014! I don’t have any resolutions just targeted goals that I have my eye on completing this year. As I turn 31 in a month,  I want to be the fittest I have ever been. This doesn’t necessarily have to mean I will be the lowest weight, but I aim to be stronger than I have ever been.

Fitness Goals For 2014

RUN A 10K: I have been running 5ks for as long as I can remember. I am not a person who loves to run,  I really only tolerate it. I like getting on the treadmill once in a while for a couple miles and that is pretty much the end of it. However, that feeling that I get when I cross the finish line of those 5ks? Amazing.  (Hence why I ran 6 5ks last year) so this year I want to turn it up a notch and do a 10k. Maybe I will get my first “bling” too! :)

Attend a Flywheel and/or SoulCycle class: These two classes are the most popular spin classes in town! They take spinning to a whole new level and I have be environment unions for years to see what all the hype is about. The classes can run almost $34 each so I’ve been hesitant to shell out that kind of cash. Maybe a birthday gift to myself? Hmm.

First Unassisted Pullup: I am going  to have to Google how to do this because I know it requires an insane amount of upper body strength.


Take a real Crossfit class: I have always been so curious about crossfit and if I could really handle it. I got a little taste at Fitbloggin 13 but I want to take a full class. The prices around me in NYC are simply ridiculous so I am hoping to get some sort of Groupon or living social deal along the line.

Aqua cycling: I’ve been wanting to try this is since I read about it on Brittany’s blog. How much cooler could it possibly get? Cycling in the water?! I can’t wait to try.

Pole Dancing Class: Yes. I want to try. I am definitely intrigued by all of my friends and their adventures–plus I can only imagine the giggles that will take place the leg strength that is needed for this type of activity.

Take a kickboxing class: I had this on my 30 before 30 list last year and I still haven’t done it! The crazy thing is that there are reasonably priced kickboxing classes everywhere in NYC! I think deep down inside I’m a tad bid terrified. I think I need to drag someone along to get tortured too!

Go Hiking: I’ve never been hiking in my life. Living in the concrete jungle actually makes this impossible. Somehow this has got to get down, universe I hope you are paying  attention!

Attend a ZIN Jam Session: A ZIN Jam session is like a master class for Zumba instructors except you learn the choreography for your own class too. I have been wanting to do one forever but the timing has never been right!


Take a bike ride in Central Park: it’s the simple things about NYC that I adore and Central Park is one of them. Perhaps I’ll rent a citibike and cruise the park in the spring.

So that is my list! Simple right? No crazy out of this world ideas,  just things that I can manage in 2014. Maybe I will even do to this list!

Feel free to add your bucket list to the link below so that we can all support and encourage each other to have a fantastically fit 2014!

Brooklyn Active Mama

Do you have any fitness goals you want to accomplish in 2014? Do we have any in common?



Mommy. Fitness Addict. Socialite.
Schnelle "Nellie" Acevedo is a busy mom of two young boys (3 and 6), she is an Account Manager by day and a self proclaimed fitness junkie by night. Brooklyn Active Mama is a body positive community that focuses on demonstrating to all women that you can always find time for fitness. A recent running addict, Nellie has completed 7 Half Marathons and is currently training for the New York City Marathon on 11/1/2015. Nellie also is a co-founder of the annual A Healthy U Conference which is a conference dedicated to helping women improve their mental, spiritual and physical health. Nellie is a licensed Zumba instructor in Brooklyn. You can find Nellie on TwitterInstagramFacebookPinterest, PeriscopeGoogle Plus.


  1. Took the week off but I’m coming. I have crossfit in common with you and I don’t enjoy runs either but I’m participating this year! Good luck! I k ow you feel fit and strong next month!
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  2. These are all fab and wonderful! I hope to do many of them on the list. I will be taking a Crossfit class this month with certified teachers but it’s at a gym with no equipment. So I’m not sure what that will look like.

    Good lord! An unassisted pull-up! I have trouble doing them with assistance. LOL!
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  3. ((whispers)) one more half marathon.
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  4. Great list and living in NY, I too would love to bike ride or even roller skate in Central Park. Maybe someday! Happy New Year Nellie to you and your family :)
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  5. Great list! The major thing on my fitness list is to get a consistent workout! The little one is getting older so this should be much easier to do. Happy New Year!
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  6. I haven’t heard of a lot of those classes…it’s always fun to try something new. I hope to do the same this year! I hope you make it out to a hike…it’s always fun and a good workout!
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  7. Love your goals, girlie! I’ve done the pole dancing class…and it is SO much fun & a super intense arm workout. I would love to join you for the soul cycle class! I’ve been dying to try.
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  8. YES!! What a great list! We have some similar goals and I so wish we could do them together! I’m looking forward to reading all about each of these as you cross them off your list. Thanks for doing this – I linked up:-)
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  9. Great list! I would also like to take a pole dancing class. It just seems exciting. lol. My other goal is to be able to run a 5k all the way through without stopping. I don’t care how slow I am but I want to be able to do it without stopping. So I’ve decided to try and run 2-3 times a week to prepare for it.
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  10. Great list you came up with! I haven’t thought of anything specific for my fitness bucket list like you have. Perhaps seeing what everyone shares will inspire me.
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  11. Mine is more about just..more walks in the snow with the kids. However, I have no doubt that you will achieve every goal on your bucket list and beyond. No doubt. And Happy New Year’s Day!
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  12. What a great list, Nellie!! I can’t wait to watch you check each one off during 2014!
    My goal is to complete an ultra – I can’t not give it at least 1 more attempt!!!
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  13. I want Michelle Obama arms. I work out with my trainer 3x a week and she’s a beast, I’m seeing changes. I’m getting there!

  14. Looks like a great list! For the onesie-twosie type items you could easily get them done one per month. Definitely let us know if you do the pull up…that would be amazing!
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  15. Oh Nellie, I hope when you go hiking that you bring your camera and take some great pictures! I love how nature looks on a trail. Wow a 10K! You go girl! I’ve been following a few blogs who are preparing or have prepared for one and I love following the journey.
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  16. I need to find a local buddy to go try out new classes at the gym with me — I’m too chicken to go alone!
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  17. Love your list.
    I registered to run my first 10k in April! One of my girlfriends is running with me. I trained for this race with another gf years ago,but I had minor surgery before the race and wasn’t able to do it:(
    Star Jones tweets about SoulCylce classes all of the time, sounds interesting.
    I want to go hiking as well. I’ve never been, but I have a friend who hikes. I’ve expressed my interest in joining him in the past. This year, I’m going to do it!
    I got swim lessons for Christmas!! I’m so excited and nervous about learning.
    I really just want to stick with exercising this year.
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  18. I love your bucket list! Go for that 10K girl, and I hope you feel twice as amazing as you do when you finish the 5k’s. And I hear cross f it kicks butt. Pole dancing – I can’t wait to hear about this one! (giggle giggle).
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  19. That is an amazing list! I can’t believe you’ve never been hiking! C’mon over to Connecticut and visit me! You know what we haven’t done in a long time that I would like to do is ride our tandem bicycle. I used to love doing that and we got out of the habit when we had kids.
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  20. I want to try cross fit too! I keep hearing about it and seeing posts about it and I’m curious. there is a studio not that far from me.
    I am actually going backwards and want to run more 5 K’s. I do a 10 K once a year here, but really want to try a half marathon sometime this year. We’ll see…

    Good luck with all of your goals! it’s a great list! I know you can do it!
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  21. I have been doing pole fitness for two years plus, at first I was shy and stuff, but now I’m sexy and fit! The amount of upper body and core strength needed to do the tricks is unreal…good luck! :)
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  22. I am so curious about crossfit – that’s on my 2014 list too!
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  23. My first 10k, unassisted pullup and crossfit class are on my bucket list too! I’ve been to a pole dancing class before and it was not as much fun as I’d thought. Made my hands and arm joints hurt and I don’t think I ever did anything that felt sexy lol!
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  24. Good luck with all of your goals! You have quite a list. Kind of still working on my fitness goals still, but I have one BHAG goal that I’m almost afraid to commit to. I haven’t run a marathon in about 7 years, and I’ve been feeling the bug again. I’m pretty sure I’m going to put it at the top of my 2014 list.
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  25. Nellie, I love your blog! I have so many resolutions this year. Fitness-wise, I definitely aim to be MORE ACTIVE every single day. I’ve started a work out log to keep track of everything I do. You’ve got some great goals set out.
    Good luck with everything. So happy to join your community and follow your great blog.

    Happy new year!!!! Let’s make 2014 ours!

    — Christine Danielle
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  26. I love your list Nellie!! There are a ton of things on there that I would be willing to do with you if you ever need some moral support! :)
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