Rise n’ Shine LUNA Bootcamp & Yoga Event

Hi friends! For those of you getting back into the swing of things today... Welcome Back! I hope you all had a great weekend. If all of the celebrations were a tad indulgent, remember... that's ok! Don't beat yourself up about it, drinks lots of water, eat your veggies, and get in a few sweat sessions this week. You'll be feeling back in business in no time. Speaking of eating well and moving... I have a fun recap for you today!

Last weekend, I was invited to attend the Luna Bar Rise n' Shine LUNA Bootcamp & Yoga event. They were celebrating the launch of their new Berry Greek Yogurt Bars. (What a fun way to do it!)

I've always been of a fan of LUNA bars. LUNA is a brand of products built for women, designed to empower and encourage women to reach their goals. As a brand, LUNA has been championing women for over 15 years. They put on programs in areas where historically, women have been under-represented such as filmmakers, athletes and entrepreneurs -- which I think is pretty cool.

The Berry Greek Yogurt bar is definitely one of my favorites. For one, it tastes amazing so I like to enjoy it as an afternoon treat or after an exceptionally sweaty workout. The other reason I like it so much is that it has 70% organic ingredients and is fortified with calcium, iron, folic acid, and Vitamin D. Interestingly enough, these are all vitamins and minerals that I take an extra supplement for on a daily basis because I don't get enough of them in my own diet. And of course, it's high in protein, low glycemic, and gluten free. 

Bringing it back to the event... LUNA partnered with Beantown Bootcamp and PopUpAsana Yoga to get everyone moving and sweating to start their weekend. I had a time commitment on Saturday so I was only able to stay for the Boot Camp portion of the event, but, it was awesome!

We checked in at the registration tent and were sampling the new Berry Greek Yogurt bars along with Aqua Hydrate waters, and some other products from the Clif/LUNA line.

The boot camp had about 10 or so stations including ladders, burpees, kettle bell swings, bear crawls, squats, hurdles and more. And yes, I modified where needed due to my neck injury. What was great was that I still got in a GREAT workout even though I wasn't able to do a few of those things. I did get plenty of squats in though as a modification :)

LUNA really spoiled us "influencers"! We had a VIP tent and I went home with A LOT of LUNA bars, Clif Bar products, waters, and more. I've been enjoying them for over a week now - win!

After I left... the Yoga portion of the event carried on and from the pics... it looked super relaxing. It was a really gorgeous morning so I'm sure it was fantastic. Plus, the team from PopUpAsana are awesome people!

On my way out, I treated myself to a Mochaccino from Espresso Dave's pop-up cart. It was delicious!

Thank you Luna Bar for an incredible morning! xo

*This is a sponsored post by LUNA Bar, however, as always the opinions shared are my own.

Friday Favs

Good morning friends! Is it just me or does everyone seem a little happier, friendlier, and generally more excited about life during the week leading up to 4th of July? I tend to notice these things at grocery stores the most. Paying attention to how customers treat employees and vice versa can reveal a lot. Yesterday, I noticed a general happiness as I checked out of Whole Foods with a cart full of weekend essentials including but not limited to cans of Prosecco, cheese, and apple pie. Customers were extra nice! I've said this before, but, July is pretty much my favorite month. The heat, long days, and frequent trips to the beach can take credit for that.

This weekend, our plans consist of meeting up with Lauren and Chris in what will be a long overdue double date followed by days on the beach. I consider that a perfect plan. I hope whatever you have planned this weekend it's filled with laughter, kindness, ocean air, cheese & crackers, family & friends, and as always... a little movement!

Here are my favs of the week!

The Luna Bar Rise 'N" Shine Boot Camp & Yoga Event.

Catching up with the girls at Committee this week!

Free Fitness Thursdays at Legacy. Athena taught on Thursday and it was awesome!

Sunset in Southie at a red light.

Fact. Let your sparkle shine bright!

Have a safe and happy 4th, my friends! xo

Free Fitness All Over!

Hi guys! Thank you all for your sweet comments and messages last week after my "What I learned from Injury" post. I'm glad most of you felt like you could relate and I also appreciate your kind words. I'm feeling light years better and have been boxing which has really helped mentally!

You may have noticed on my social accounts that my worlds have been colliding lately. What I mean by that is my full time job and my blogger life have been intermixing in the best way possible. We are executing a number of fitness events at both Legacy Place and The Street and I'm here today to tell you all about it! (It's not a shameless plug if it totally relates to the blog AND I'll be in attendance at MANY of them :))

Photo: Melissa Ostrow Photography

The Legacy Place Series KICKED Off (pun intended) with Kick it by Eliza last week. As always, Eliza brought the energy and SPUNK! She took us through her 13 rounds and by the end I think everyone felt rejuvenated and confident. Eliza's energy is amazing.

This week we have Athena teaching her "Bring your Body Boot Camp". Since I don't live anywhere near where Athena teaches, I've actually never taken any of her classes so I'm PUMPEDDD to finally take one. My co-worker takes her classes weekly and she's one of her favorites so it's going to be awesome.

This series will continue on every Thursday from 5:30-6:30pm in "The Gardens" in the roadway in front of Shake Shack. We have Chris DaVeiga from Everybody Fights, Monique from Burpees to BubblyC2 Pilates, the gals from Rev'd, and more Kick It Instructors. Are you wondering what happens if it rains? Well, class is still ON... we have a great indoor space that can hold the class so there are NO EXCUSES!

So for those of you looking for FREE Fitness a little outside of the City... Legacy Place will have it all summer long. View full schedule here: FREE FITNESS THURSDAYS.

Next up, The Street in Chestnut Hill is Legacy Place's sister property and they also have a jam packed schedule of "Street Sweat" all Summer long. 

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Kick It by Eliza instructors will also be teaching in addition to Pilates & Sculpt from the folks at Healthworks, and Baby Boot Camp will teach StrollFit. There will be Yoga on the green with lululemon and Run Club brought to you by my new favorite lunch place, Juice Press! This schedule is seriously fully loaded with a variety of events so check out the entire STREET SWEAT SERIES here.

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As I mentioned, I'll be at as many of these events as I can fit into my schedule. There's nothing better that outdoor group fitness in the summertime. It's just so much fun! Plus, there's usually some extra goodies and treats involved after class :).

I hope to see you all there! xo