FITNESS Magazine Meet & Tweet in NYC

by Jillian on May 14, 2012 · 30 comments

Last Wednesday, I was given the opportunity to attend the Fitness Meet & Tweet in NYC. After we were greeted and given our name tags, we had the chance to walk around and talk to all of the great brands that were sponsoring the event.

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I stopped at:

  • Reebok, makes me want to do CrossFit even more!
  • V8, who had new yummy smoothies to sample
  • Oakley, who gave us a pair of their sunglasses that are great for running and sports
  • Birkenstock, who provided us with a pair of sandals. Birkenstocks are back!
  • PureProtein, who’s shakes are constantly in our house so I kindly took a sample of their protein shot.
  • Kiwi Sweat, who provided a free Tabura popup class after the event!
  • Schick, who told us about their new Hydro Silk razor.
  • Vichy, who told us about their great line of face, body, and sun care.
  • and Go With The Grain for some breakfast!

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We were given some amazing takeaways, but more on that later!

There were many panel discussions, but the one I was most excited for was How To Turn Your Blog Into A Business with Kelly Olexa (FitFluential founder), Tina Haupert, Carla Birnberg and Julie Fagan.

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They all shared some great tips about marketing yourself, reaching out, and just staying true to who you are!

We also got to meet Mia Hamm, who autographed small soccer ball for us! We didn’t get to talk much, but she seems super sweet and down to earth!

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During our break, we were served a delicious lunch that included salmon, grilled chicken, farro salad, fruit salad, fresh lemonade, and cookies for dessert. I went back for seconds the farro!

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Plus, I got to catch up with some blends l like Katie, Ashley, and Courtney! (+ Erica, Jess, and Caitlin who I didn’t get to snap a picture with!)

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photos courtesy of Katie!

finally meet some in person, like Laura, who is so incredibly sweet!

…and even meet some new ones! Hi Meredith!

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After the Meet & Tweet, a few of us went to Tortilla Flats for dinner. Julie, Courtney, and I started off with a pitcher of Sangria, which was much stronger than expected!

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They also brought chips and salsa for the table.

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For my meal, I went with a chicken enchilada, which was served with rice and beans. I haven’t had Mexican in so long, I forgot how much I loved it!

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It’s always fun to chat with likeminded healthy living bloggers!

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Thank you Fitness Magazine for an amazing opportunity (and a super sweet swag bag)!

We left with a new pair of Reebok RealFlex sneakers,

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a pair of Oakley polarized Overtime sunglasses (which I am super stoked to run in!),

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a plethora of Camelbak waterbottles (okay, 2, but still!),

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the new Schick Hydro Silk razor, Laura Gellar primer & concealer,

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a super cute Sonia Kashuk bag to hold all of it,

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a pair of Birkenstock Birko-Flor sandals, Sweaty Bands,

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a bunch of snacks including SunMaid raises, PureProtein bars, and Fiber One Brownies,

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Vichy products,

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an adorable gold dipped bow necklace from Dogeared,

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blowpro dry shampoo, and so much more!

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What a wonderful & fun event!

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Marilyn May 14, 2012 at 3:15 pm

That’s quite a swag bag! Lunch looks yummy! Sounds like a great day.

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2 Chels R. May 14, 2012 at 4:21 pm

What an awesome opportunity! Love those shoes!! :-)

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3 Jillian May 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm

I am officially addicted to bright colored sneakers!

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4 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More May 14, 2012 at 4:55 pm

What a crazy swag bag! And what an awesome looking event!

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5 Alysha @Shesontherun May 14, 2012 at 5:11 pm

I need a pair of birks! I have flat feet so I’m looking for some supportive sandals (to also help with my runner’s knee). Have you worn them before? thoughts?

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6 Jillian May 15, 2012 at 6:14 pm

Hi Alysha! I’m not sure if these would help but they do seem like they have a lot more support than my normal sandals. I used to have a pair of birkenstocks when I was younger. I haven’t worn the new ones yet but I will let you know when I do!

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7 Danielle May 14, 2012 at 7:37 pm

Looks like a blast. and what a sweet swag bag!

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8 Meredith @ DareYouTo May 15, 2012 at 8:16 am

Hi Jillian! :) It was so nice to meet you, too! Such a fun day and night – great recap

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9 Jillian May 15, 2012 at 6:13 pm

It was so nice meeting you too! I’m glad I found another awesome blog to read!! :)

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10 Mariell @ HealthyPantz May 15, 2012 at 8:40 am

Great recap of the meet-up! I would love to get involved with this type of event in the future – sounds like a amazing opportunity to meet like-minded people (and, of course, get some great fitness-related swag)!

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11 Jillian May 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm

It definitely is great to talk with people who have the same interests and passions.

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12 Patricia May 15, 2012 at 10:09 am

Love everything! Looks like a fun day!

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13 Jillian May 15, 2012 at 6:12 pm

Yes!! :) Did you get your Luna Bars??

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14 Patricia May 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

Jill~ I did not :-)
We are having some mailbox issues as in we do not have one due to some one knocking it down with a baseball bat (we assume). That may have something to do with the missing delivery.
Oh well. Next time!

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15 Jillian May 17, 2012 at 11:49 am

oH no! Booo!! I am sorry! :(

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16 PavementRunner May 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

Great post… those pink shoes are HAWT… i think they are guaranteed to burn twice as many calories as a regular shoe. Only one way to find out.

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17 Jillian May 15, 2012 at 6:11 pm

I love the color! I was so excited when I opened the box!

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18 Emily May 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

How Neat!!! what a fun and amazing opportunity … loveeee the brigthness of the sneaks!!

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19 alyssa May 15, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I’ve been going back and forth on pairing a pair of bright sneakers, and I think this post has sold me. Those are adorable!

PS. I want your hair. That is all.

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20 alyssa May 15, 2012 at 10:40 pm

*purchasing. #idiot

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21 Jillian May 16, 2012 at 4:31 pm

I’ll style your hair in return for a photography lesson! haha! Just kidding, your skills are probably WAY better than mine.

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22 Sara @ Nourish and Flourish May 16, 2012 at 1:48 am

What a fun day! I’ve loved reading all the Meet & Tweet recaps, but they’re also making me sad I wasn’t there! Oh well, at least I can live vicariously through you. ;) How cool that you had the opportunity to meet Mia Hamm! She was my idol growing up, and I think I might have passed out in excitement had I been there to shake her hand. LOVE all the swag too; I think it’s the best bag of goodies I’ve ever seen! Pink shoes = hot. I’d rock a pair of those any day!

Hugs! xoxo

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23 Jillian May 16, 2012 at 4:32 pm

I wish you could have made it! Come visit NYC soon!

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24 Jocelyn @Peace Love Nutrition May 16, 2012 at 11:15 am

What a fun event!

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