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A Healthy U Mini New Year’s Event Recap!

by Nellie

Last year, the A Healthy U Conference was such a success that we decided to keep the momentum going with a mini event! Cassandre, Kim and myself really wanted to make sure 2015 got off on the right foot with a fun fitness focused event!


It was SO cold in NYC, like crazy wind chill get in your bones cold. That did NOT stop some amazing women from coming out to dance AND set some goals for their healthy living journeys!

We chose to have the event at Pearl Studios and I am so happy we did! The venue is extremely convenient to transportation and the spaces are beautiful with pianos, hardwood floors and ceiling to floor mirrors. I WISH I had mirrors at the dojo that I teach in every Saturday!


We had a fantastic class too. The energy was CRAZY! I chose a special playlist for these ladies and not only did they get all the moves right away–they added their own special flair of amazing that took the class to another level. I so wish I could do this every week! Although, I was teaching the class I had some really great photographers that were able to get some really special moments.


Afterwards, we grabbed some snacks, brought our heart rates down and began our goal setting session. Kimberly is already really great at goal setting so she led the session. We sat around Indian style and announced our goals to the world. I was so inspired by all of these beautiful women sharing their health and fitness goals. We had people that wanted to lose weight for a special occasion, to those who wanted to eat a cleaner diet, to those who wanted to simply try new things! I shared my own goal of crossing the finish line at the NYC Marathon this year–no time limits, no big expectations–just finishing my first full!


We had a goal setting sheet that Kim put together for us that listed our goals and how we were going to break them down. This really opened up my eyes to my own goal challenges because I am really going to have to make some time to fit in all of my training runs especially on the weekends!


Even though it was only two hours we really had SUCH a great time! It is so great to see our vision of reaching our community through health and fitness come to life. I am so excited for the main conference in MAY! 2015 is really off to an amazing start!


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Kristina Walters January 13, 2015 - 5:33 am

That looks like so much fun! I love getting together like that because I really think that type of support from our friends is so important! Together we can help each other reach our goals!

Janine Huldie January 13, 2015 - 5:40 am

Glad you had a great time and you are right was so cold also Friday night when I went the concert, but still and all love that it was a successful day 😉

Allie January 13, 2015 - 6:14 am

That is truly awesome. Anytime a group of strong women get together for a healthy event is just inspiring!! Thanks for sharing this and I can’t wait to attend the BIG ONE in May 🙂

Britt January 13, 2015 - 8:55 am

Way to kick of 2015! You look SO happy teaching Zumba!! Sounds like so much fun! I wish I could have been there! 🙂

I took two barre classes and a Chaise fitness class recently and it was amazing! So good to be back in classes again!

kita January 13, 2015 - 9:48 am

Nothing will warm you up like some moving and sweating. Love this. Anytime we as women can come together its great. To come together in health and fitness…even better.

Kim January 13, 2015 - 12:32 pm

What a super fun event!! I love seeing you in your element teaching Zumba!! So helpful to not only right your goals but then share them with a group who will support and encourage you.

Leslie January 13, 2015 - 10:31 pm

Looks like it was a fun time! Someday I’ll make it to one of your Zumba classes. That pyramid chart for goal setting looks awesome. Definitely need to try that out. Thanks for the recap!

Tamara January 14, 2015 - 2:38 pm

Ahh! That one photo of you in your element is fantastic.
Promise me that one day I can take one of your classes, but I can stop to take photos too! Pro photos of a great class. Yes.
Glad people made it out in the frigid cold. That’s hard!

Carla January 14, 2015 - 6:29 pm

Sounds like a good time! Love to see the packed house.

Joi January 19, 2015 - 1:14 pm

Great photos! The class looked full of energy! I love the goal pyramid as well! Way to keep the A Healthy U momentum going! So happy for you girls!

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