Tomorrow at this time, I’ll be on a plane en route to Portland for my favorite blogging conference of the year: Fitbloggin!
I had an absolute, freakin’ blast last year connecting with people who were, well, “my people.” This is a phrase that I’ve started using more and more as I’ve been meeting more and more of said people. You know the kind of folks that you just click with. That you can be 100% yourself with. That you feel like you’ve known for a million years… and they just GET you!
The great part about Fitbloggin’ is that most of the men and women who attend have gone through serious weight loss transformation, or are on the verge of doing so. Nothing helps a former fat girl feel more comfortable than being around people who understand what it feels like… and frankly, nothing gets that same girl (me) more inspired than hearing their stories of how they did it!
Over the next few days, I’ll have a chance to attend sessions about how to make this little blog a little better than it is today, about how to engage readers through social media (yes, jedi mind tricks), and how to promote myself to companies for profit and/or partnership, but this isn’t the reason that I go to Fitbloggin.
I attend Fitbloggin to be INSPIRED!
While I don’t plan to walk out a burpee lovin, boot camp leading Crossfitter, I do expect to learn a little more about pushing my physical limits.
I have the chance to attend new classes that I’ve never been to before and learn from instructors I’ve never taken a class with. I’m excited to try these new techniques… and I hope to maybe, just maybe, fall in love with one of them enough to make them part of my regular practice.
Here’s what I have lined up for this trip from an exercise perspective:
JumpSport Trampoline Fitness Class
This class is half trampoline class / half bootcamp style class… and from what Lauren has told me it’s an amazing workout. I snuck in last year to take the pictures you see below. Ashley was more than willing to pose for me, but I think that was also somehow part of the workout.
Hmm… I’m a little nervous about this one. Not gonna lie. Just hoping I can make it through the class and walk the next day.
Zumba with Sue & Sam
OMG… This is a class that I am the most excited about! I completely loved the class last year and the reason it was as amazing was the three ladies pictured below: Sam and Sue, and Hilary for wanting to try it!
Note the sweat… That’s LOVE pouring out of my body for this class. I can’t wait to get back in there this year! There’s a Reebok Cardio Dance class the same day, but I think I’ll save my moves for Sam and Sue…
I haven’t quite yet found the right class in Denver, but another session with Sue and Sam may just be the ticket for me to start looking again.
Sweatpink is hosting a yoga class that I’ll be taking on Saturday morning at 6am. Yep, I said 6am… for me, yoga is worth waking up. We’ll get some sun salutations flowing and the day will be wonderful. Can’t wait to get on the mat with my Fitbloggin friends.
I’m not sure. I’ll decide on more once I get there, but I think this is a good start. Mostly though, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to be around people who are working hard to take excellent care of their bodies and to share ideas and stories.
I love sitting at a new table and finding out that the woman across from me lost 100 lbs or that the trainer in the room worked his way into being fit, and got there all because of hard work and dedication.
I’m honored to be a part of this community…. and this year, folks… I need you. I need you to motivate me, to inspire me, and I can’t think of a better place to regain my excitement for working out! Let’s do this!
Have you ever tried the Jumpsport style training? If not, what’s your favorite workout?