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!