Fitbloggin Recap part two + Drink Chia sampling

Time for part two! If you missed it, check out part one of my Fitbloggin recap first.

Our alarm got us up bright and early Saturday and we headed down to check out the JumpSport Trampoline BOUNCE camp.  I overlooked this play on words until afterwards, but it was most definitely boot camp style.  I had no idea I was going to sweat that much!  Mr. Gumby-Spider-Man led a Tabata-style workout.  It was much more intense than I expected, and really well done.

Afterwards, I set up the Drink Chia sampling table and had a blast sharing this deliciousness.  It was a huge hit!

What’s not to love? Superfood chia seeds contain omega 3, protein, antioxidants, iron, calcium, and fiber, providing endurance and energy in fresh flavors and natural ingredients, all for 40 calories.

In between the Drink Chia sampling fun, I had another packed afternoon with sessions including Turn Your Post into an Article with Susan Ito, Taking Your Online Community Offline with Alicia Hansen, Drive More Traffic through SEO with Brandi Koskie and Monetizing through the Pitch with Kelly Olexa (Fitfluential founder!)

After another lovely dinner break and evening reception, I was wiped out!

Sunday was the 5k “fun run” and a final breakfast.  It was a beautiful morning, even a little chilly (I won’t feel those temps again until November!) I ran with Lindsay, Meg, Amanda, Ericka, and Lauren.  Loved getting to know these awesome ladies better!

After breakfast and goodbyes, I spent a few hours in the DC area with one of my best friends from childhood before catching my plane home. Such a treat!

While I intended to crash, I spent the flight home replaying the weekend and processing what I learned…. what I enjoy, where I want to go, who I am and who I am not.  I’ll share more of my reflections soon.

Roni did an incredible job organizing this conference.  On top of the stellar presentations, delicious food, wonderful sponsors and socializing festivities, it was one of the most supportive environments I’ve ever experienced in a conference setting.  Everyone was welcome, whether they were a fitness professional or had 100 pounds to lose, whether they were a “professional” blogger or brand new on the scene.  Such a warm atmosphere is extremely hard to capture. Well done, Roni!

I arrived home to a happy husband and sleeping toddler, and this lovely hand made sign, with a welcome home bar of fair trade dark chocolate:

It’s good to be home! Now it’s time to get unpacked and organize all my goodies…

A HUGE thank you to my friends at Drink Chia for the opportunity to attend this conference and represent their brilliant drinks! I hope to do it all over again next year in Portland!

65 thoughts on “Fitbloggin Recap part two + Drink Chia sampling

  1. I love your re-caps!! These are so much fun to read. 🙂
    I’m really glad we met- but wish we had sooner in the weekend and could have hung out more! That’s the thing about these conferences- there’s just so many great people and it is hard to make the rounds! But, at least we got to say hello!
    I’ll definitely make sure that we hang out more in PORTLAND next year- I mean, we are Spinning instructor buddies after all!

  2. Laura it was such a pleasure meeting you. You really captured the energy and warmth of the weekend. Great group of people. I have the same blue floral dress you wore to dinner. It looks great on you. It’s so comfy.

    Have a gentle week at home.

  3. Great loot! That looks like an awesome conference, and I’m looking forward to learning more about the impact that it’s had on you as a blogger. I am desperate to get to the US and go to one of these!
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    • Yes, it was free stuff overload! I left a bunch of stuff there that I knew I’d never use… it definitely impacted me. I’m still processing exactly what it means for me as a blogger, I think one of the biggest things I took away was how different we can (and should) all be- so I’m doing a lot of reflecting on what is a fit for me.
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  4. Sorry I missed Mr. Gumby Spider Man! Love the picture of you guys out to dinner–everyone looks so nice!

    Glad you enjoyed the conference; it really was fantastic. And what a great sign to come home to!
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    • Yes, anyone can go! There were even some people there who are brand new to blogging or haven’t started blogging yet but are considering it… so it’s definitely open to everyone. Keep an eye on the Fitbloggin website for more info. Oh- and they did about 20 Livebloggin scholarships, where you can apply to “live blog” a session (recap it on the Fitbloggin blog afterwards) and get a free registration. Definitely something to keep in mind. 🙂
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