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by Nellie

Fitness Magazine Blogger Meet and Tweet

fitness magazine blogger meet and tweet 2014 recap

I was so excited to be invited to the Fitness Magazine Blogger Meet and Tweet last week. It was my absolute favorite event of 2013 and I knew it would be just as amazing this year. Especially because a lot more of my friends would be there, so that made it even more special.

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This year’s agenda was very similar to last year–we would be learning about the latest trends in healthy living, cooking, and social media. The Fitness Magazine Blogger Meet and Tweet was held at the beautiful Mercedes Club, a stunning gym on the upper west side of NYC.SAMSUNG CSC

Our first panel featured fitness superstar Holly Rilinger. The Editor In Chief of Fitness Magazine led the interview panel on how we can maximize our workouts with the time we have. Some of my favorite tips from Holly:

  • Make sure you are incorporating at least 7 hours of sleep to maximize effects from workouts
  • Consistency is the key to success schedule workouts as if they were business meetings
  • Figure out what is going to give you the best bang for your workout

[Tweet “”Fitness is not just to fit our jeans, it’s a platform to live a better and healthier life” #fitblognyc”]

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Next we heard from Marci A. Goolsby, a doctor from the hospital for special surgery that deals with a lot of injuries that come from exercise. Her best advice?

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  • Listen to your body!
  • Don’t be afraid to rest or skip a training run if your body needs it
  • Be careful about hip injuries because they could lead to something very serious
  • Most injuries don’t require you sit out completely, it usually means you can do alternate activities
  • Take rest weeks off after major competitions like half marathons and marathons, ease back into activity.

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Next we got to hear from the amazing Carla Hall. I watched and rooted Carla on during both of her Top Chef appearances (sidebar: yay for a new season!) and I absolutely adore her on The Chew! She gave us some great cooking tips, shared a lot of her personal story and yes, I managed to love her a little bit more. Then, there was THIS.



Me and the amazing @carlaphall one of cohosts of “The chew”! She shared so much foodie knowledge with us, made me want to cook all the things!! #fitblognyc #thechew

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It was then time for food and mingling! I was stationed at the Balance Bar booth and it was so much fun talking with other bloggers about the products! They were all as excited as I was about the new Balance Bare Sea Salt Caramel flavor! fitness magazine blogger meet and tweet 2014 recap balance bare There were some other great sponsors on hand that included Eddie Bauer, Dermalogica, Luna, Oster Versa, Tria, Tonalin, Hoka One One (can’t wait to try their running shoes!) Reebok and Pure Protein. fitness magazine blogger meet and tweet 2014 recap hoka one oneIMG_0422 fitness magazine blogger meet and tweet 2014 recap eddie bauer Finally it was time for the social media panel that had a large theme and it was really all about being authentic. Stick with your voice because you are unique! You have all heard this from me a million times buts so true, no one can tell your story but you. fitness magazine blogger meet and tweet 2014 recap blogger panel After that we were handed our insane swag bag along with a pair of kicks from Reebok. It was insane, and because I don’t have proper patience staging skills, I will share the photo from my friend Namaste Mari.




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My most favorite part of the event was seeing the true loves of my life that I met through blogging but love as my family.

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Thank you Fitness Magazine for a very well executed event and I hope to see you next year!


Which of these fitness tips resonated with you? Do you schedule your workouts? Do you take advantage of a good rest day? Any fun fitness events this weekend?

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Kristina Walters October 20, 2014 - 5:17 am

So cool! I loved the recap! Very cool that you were invited to this!

Allie October 20, 2014 - 6:06 am

You already know how much I loved this event and getting to see YOU!!! Can’t wait until next time… 🙂

Janine Huldie October 20, 2014 - 6:39 am

Saw that pic of you and Allie on Instagram, but still couldn’t help, but smile seeing it here. Looked like such a fun event and glad you both got to attend 🙂

LaShawn October 20, 2014 - 9:11 am

I schedule workouts now. It’s the ONLY way they are going to get done. And for the most part, I have to schedule them at o dark thirty in the AM because that is the ONLY time that I won’t mess with someone else’s work schedule or mine!
Looks like you had lots of fun!

kita October 20, 2014 - 12:05 pm

I have joined a group where everyone gets on a conference call for 30 minutes twice a week to exercise and hold each other accountable. I am looking forward to doing this because I need this pick me up. Love the pictures when I saw it I was like isn’t that the lady from the Chew lol

Susan October 20, 2014 - 1:35 pm

I LOVE this event and was so excited to see you again!!

Kim October 20, 2014 - 2:17 pm

I would love to go to that event at some point!
That swag is incredible!!!!
And, I think Carla Hall is so fun to watch – awesome that you got to meet her.

Michelle Rogers October 20, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Hi Nellie! Your photos are awesome!!! It was so great seeing you there.


Britt October 20, 2014 - 4:17 pm

Such an awesome event and it was great to see you as always!! I’m so happy I got to go and see everyone! 🙂

Leslie October 20, 2014 - 10:11 pm

You always get to go to the BEST events! That Balance Bare sounds delicious…almost dangerously so! I only schedule my workouts inasmuch as they are during my lunch break at work. If I don’t do it then, there’s no way I’ll get it done later. Also, I love that outfit on you…perfectly sassy and cute!

Carla October 20, 2014 - 10:21 pm

I don’t know if I can take a whole week off. I’m itching to do something! But it is good advice.

I always like tips that require me to sleep. I love me some zzz’s!

Patty October 21, 2014 - 10:54 am

Such an amazing day and I am so glad I got to spend some time with you! Fantastic recap! 🙂 xoxo


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