NYC Fit Brunch!

Last weekend I was invited to a brunch at the home of one of my favorite bloggers, Margo from BrooklynFitChick. I first met Margo at Fitbloggin 13 (I still think it’s crazy that I met so many people from NYC and Brooklyn all the way across the country in Portland OR!) and she was an absolute sweetheart.



After teaching Zumba that morning I came home and got ready for this fit brunch. Now I don’t know about you but when I think about brunch I think about bacon, eggs, more bacon and lots of potatoes :).This was a fit brunch so I had to really think about what I could bring that would travel well and be relatively healthy. Plus I really didn’t know which programs the other bloggers were on so I went in search of the perfect healthy brunch item.

The night before I put on my armor and went to Whole Foods in Union Square during rush hour. As soon as I walked in I saw this beautiful ginormous fresh cut fruit platter for just $20 bucks! Score!

Fruit Platter from Whole foods

My girl Cass came to pick me up (which was a Godsend because travelling public transportation across Brooklyn on the weekend is plain torture) and we had a fun ride to Park Slope. I probably chatted her ear off but that is what I do when I feel really comfortable with someone. (sorry Cass!)

When we got there we walked up to her beautiful apartment and made ourselves very comfortable. After a while more bloggers started coming including my girl Kelly from CurvyFitGirl, who gave me the best hug in Portland yet this was the first time we got a picture together!



The blogger present included

There was so much yummy food! We chatted news, pop culture, blogger life,  everything you can imagine. What I loved about this brunch is that even though a lot of us had just met I felt immediately comfortable with these ladies. After chowing down and having some fun girl talk Margo showed us her Davinci Board that did all kinds of cool exercises.




As we left we even got a really great bag of swag that included workout dvds,  headbands,  shoelaces and more! I totally didn’t expect to get anything but it was such a nice touch to end the brunch.

Since it was snowing by now,  Cass and I headed out to travel back to the other side of Brooklyn. I may or may not have been extra chatty coming back. It was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.



You can check out Margo’s Recap here and Cass’ Recap here.

What foods do you think of when you think brunch?




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. I’m with you with what you thought brunch food would be. That’s awesome that you had a chance to get together with other bloggers like that! I would love to do that with bloggers from my area if there are any.
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  2. How cool!! That looks like so much fun. I love how you said “I put on my armor” to go into Whole Foods on a weekend – seriously!!!
    When I think brunch, I think of ALL the same things you mentioned – bacon, potatoes, eggs and maybe a mimosa :-) YUM!
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  3. Looked like a ton of fun and so glad you got to do this last Saturday. definitely a great way to pass a Saturday’s worth of time :)
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  4. I love this!! Hopefully, I’ll be joining you guys one of these days in NYC–but for now, I’ll just keep up with you all online from TX :)

  5. What a fun way to spend a Saturday!! So cool that you are able to meet so many bloggers. Maybe I should try a Kansas brunch – I wonder how many people live close by?
    I always think of egg casserole for brunch!!!

  6. Awww the event looked like so much fun!
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  7. How cool is that! You NYers are definitely trend-setters. Looks like a lot of fun…and a swag bag too? Kudos to Margo for hosting a great event. I’m just curious why you weren’t in the silly pic Nellie…I guess you were conveniently taking the pic 😉
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  8. Such a fun day!! :)
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  9. What a fun get together! I would go with fruit as well. Or maybe veggies and hummus. I’ve been curious about the Da Vinci Board. It looks like a good workout.
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  10. I read this over at Cass’s! You all looked to be having a marvelous time. The swag bag was an extra nice touch. How did she work that out? I’m curious.

    I agree with you on the thoughts for brunch, but being that I don’t like breakfast food, I like a brunch that has a bit of mixture with some lunch items as well.
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  11. I think of quiche! But I also like sweet stuff so yogurt with granola and fruit! I love your necklace! So pretty!
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  12. When I think Brunch I think something light like a sandwich, salad, or soup. That fruit I must must have it. Looks like so much fun
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  13. Love it, even though I’m sad to not get to hang with you and my girl Margo!!!
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  14. Looks like a nice event, thanks for sharing!
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  15. When I think of brunch, I think of breakfast…but more! Bacon, omelettes, eggs Benedict, fruit (for sure – great choice!), some sort of meat, POTATOES!

  16. I’m glad you ladies had a fun fit brunch! That Davinci Board looks awesome! I haven’t had brunch in a while, and now I’m craving it, lol!
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  17. Looks like a great time was had by all, Nellie! I read Cass’s recap as well. So cool that you all were able to get together and have fun while exchanging good information. And for me, brunch always includes a quiche or two! Yum! But that fruit platter is the bomb. I’m a Whole Foods girl, although they drain my wallet every time I go there, like this morning. But the food is delish!
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  18. Girl, i was just as chatty.. and so enjoyed our talks. we were productive lol.. thanks for being my official “cat guard”.. for brunch I think waffles, eggs, oatmeal, turkey bacon, smoothie.. lol
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  19. This looks like it was the perfect event. I would have loved this! Immediately I thought about my Spinach Feta Cheese Pie. Hubby and JR love it! It’s the only way I can get JR to eat spinach right now. :)
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  20. Looks like you had a great time! I haven’t seen any other blogger get out and meet others as regularly as you do. So funny that you first met everyone 3,000 miles away! That fruit platter is gorgeous and a great choice. I have a bread pudding and a stuffed french toast recipe that I love for special occasion brunches, but they are RARELY ever used. A great healthy- and pretty- option is greek yogurt and fruit parfaits.
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  21. That’s so great how you guys were able to get together. I need to do that with some bloggers in my area. I’m with you, brunch is bacon, potatoes, more bacon, mimosas, fruit, cheese, etc. for me. Thanks for sharing, Nellie!
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  22. When I think of brunch, I think of waffles, Champagne, and friends=) It sounds like you had an amazing time! Kinda wish I still lived in NYC so I could meet all of you. And I’m definitely checking out the conference you attended, it sounds like a fantastic weekend. Thanks for sharing!
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