There’s something magical that happens when you get a group of health-minded women together. Even when they don’t know each other, all it takes is a common interest in improving their own well-being and happiness and—boom!—friendships made, spirits lifted. It’s incredible. And it’s exactly what happened at our recent AT&T and FBG Fitness Truths Meet-Up a few weeks ago.
We began the morning event in Sherman Oaks, Calif., with just having everyone get to know each other. There was a healthy breakfast of fresh fruit, granola and yogurt—along with mimosas (’cause that’s how we roll) and just good conversation. The ladies all had a chance to fill out these little cards with their fitness truths, and then they were entered to win a sweet LG Phoenix. Oh yeah.
A few of our favorite Fitness Truths from the event? We thought you’d never ask…
- “Running is therapy—we are runners with an eating habit.” —Karen K.
- “I don’t mind getting up early to work out. Working out makes me feel ALIVE and great about myself!” —Sarah H.
- “Exercise rejuvenates my soul!” —Glenda (and the winner of the LG Phoenix!)
Once everyone had a chance to nosh and gab a bit, we all settled in for some zen time. I led the group through deep breathing, including the fun trick of breathing through one nostril at a time. (Sounds weird, but you feel awesomely balanced after—as long as you don’t have a cold or allergies.)
Then it was on to some stretches, balance work and yoga.
Tish was a particular fan of the hip-flexor stretch. So much so that she pelvic thrusted to it. Want proof? Here ya go!
For the final act, after everyone had their om on, Tish and I took the opportunity to share our own personal experiences with fitness and technology. While I have just fairly recently embraced the power of a Smartphone, Tish has long been a devotee of her iPhone, iPad and apps that help her eat right and work out like a rock star. So we discussed that, along with some of the top reasons why fitness and technology go together like peas and carrots…or peanut butter and chocolate…or Thelma and Louise.
We ended the event with more mingling, mimosa-drinking, technology oohing and ahhing, and—of course—sharing more of those fitness truths. The fitness truth for the below photo? “Muscles are awesome.”
If you’d like to see more fun photos from the event, be sure to check out our Facebook page. A huge thanks to AT&T for sponsoring the event, and to We Shoot Raw for the fabulous photos. For more on the Fitness Truths campaign and to get involved, click here.
Have you ever been to an event or gathering with other women that just left you feeling empowered, inspired and ready to be your best? Tell us about it! —Jenn