Meeting Kristin McGee and a Sneak Peek at the Spring C9 Target Collection
Please give a big warm welcome to Margo Donohue, fitness professional and blogger at Brooklyn Fit Chick. Since Margo lives in the Big Apple, she’ll be helping us cover events every now and again—just like this recent Target event!
Hello everyone! Recently Fit Bottomed Girls recently asked me to attend a Target event that featured not only their best health and wellness-centered products but also a visit with yoga expert Kristin McGee. Of course, I immediately hopped on the subway from Brooklyn to check things out!
The folks at Target set up a loft space in midtown to show off their health and wellness options that are either currently in-store or will be arriving very soon. We are talking everything from newly designed bottles from their pharmacy that will help prevent family members from mixing up their medication (created by an intern at Target!) to a whole slew of healthy foods (including fresh, packed and frozen) that really knocked me for a loop.
Did you know that Target is selling fresh groceries at their store? Well, they do now, including frozen fish cutlets that are ecologically safe for our waters and food supply and a variety of pastas that are gluten-free. (I am a city-girl so forgive me for being excited about bigger chain stores, but we just don’t get that many here!)
Unfortunately, I was not able to take advantage of the free hand massages offered at the event’s “Natural Health Spa,” but I noticed they carry some terrific all-organic brands including Burt’s Bees, willa and Yes to Tomatoes—all of which I use on my own.
Later, I met the team from Champion (absolutely LOVE their gear) and got a peek at the C9 by Champion for Target. I have to say, I was quite impressed with the variety of colors and styles offered at such affordable prices. (Really, why aren’t more companies selling tanks for $12.99 and running tights for $24.99?) The spring collection offers a variety of jackets, tanks and shorts in yummy colors like watermelon and lemon yellow that will lift your spirits and keep you motivated to work out.
The best part of the Target event for me though was getting to meet one of my yoga heroes—Kristin McGee. Kristin is one of the best yoginis in the business with a line of critically acclaimed workout DVDs plus she is a certified personal trainer and a contributing editor at Health magazine. This dynamo really knows her stuff when it comes to fitness!
Kristin was surrounded by fans most of the time, but when I did get her attention and told her whom I was writing for, she immediately struck the pose below and said “I love Fit Bottomed Girls!”
We were able to chat for a few minutes about her C9 by Champion for Target outfit (she is a big fan), and I promised to check out one of her classes here in New York soon. The event capped off with a cute black and white hat box that was used as a goodie bag containing Market Pantry Fiber Bars, Archer Farms Quinoa and a coupon for a free outfit—score!
Are you a Target fan? A Kristin McGee Fan? Tell us! —Margo
Yay! I love Margo! Too bad I didn’t see you at the Target event!
I love Target workout gear. When you regularly work out, you really beat up the workout clothes. As much as I’d love to give lululemon, Athleta, Nike, Adidas, etc. ALL OF MY MONEY for a performance t-shirt, why would I when I can get a simple workout shirt from Target?
I’ll save up my cash for the specialty gear that those brands can provide that Target does not.
I’m not a fan of big box stores and I haven’t had luck with any of Target’s clothing myself.
Kristin McGee seems really awesome and I have one of her DVDs, which I like very much, but I find it difficult watching her because I can’t stop wondering if she’s just way thin by nature’s design or unnaturally emaciated.
I hate Target since the Missoni marketing thing. Even when I give them a 2nd chance, like following the C9 link in this posting, most the stuff is out of stock. Oh well, another time.
By the way, Costco designed a line of yoga clothes (Kirkland). I saw it and liked it. I didn’t buy only because my drawers are already jammed with too much stuff.
Nope, but I am a Brooklyn FitChick fan!
Depends on the gear for me. I won’t get anything related to my running – sports bra, tights, shoes, socks – at Target or a cheap product. It’s just not worth it in the long run when I have to double up on cheap bras just to provide the support for one well-made bra. I want quality products for the things I’m using all the time. Performance shirts are ok, but usually I wear race shirts.
If it’s athletic wear I use for other workouts or around the house, Target is fine.
Personally, I’m just at a point in my life and shopping preferences to buy more expensive quality over cheaper quantity.
I LOVE target fitness wear!
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