Dine, Play, Pure Barre

Calm Down 2016

“Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your third most common month for madness.”
― Karen Joy Fowler

And just like that I said farewell to January. Not only that, but we are already into the second week of February. Slow down! January seemed to get the best of me and I never found myself able to catch up.

Looking back the first two weeks of the year are kind of a blur. After that, I headed to Bronxville, New York to lead two days of training.


Hopefully this means something to you.

In addition to working while I was there, I had a few other items on my agenda. Katelyn had been raving about 305 Fitness and promised I would love it…and man, oh man she was so so right. I was obsessed from the moment I walked in the door.


Smart Water chandelier, anyone? Password – I’m in love.

“Named after Miami’s area code, 305 Fitness is a dance cardio workout based in New York City. Each class infuses dance moves, sports drills and high intensity interval training (HIIT) to create a full-body, fun workout. Featuring a live DJ and the city’s best instructors, our non-stop cardio classes feel like a night out partying disguised as a workout.”

If you’re anything like me, you’re known to burn some calories on the dance floor (which balances out the calories coming from the drink in your hand). I think I may have blacked out during a mashup of Adele, Justin Bieber, Trina and Missy Elliott.  The class is so fun. You will more than break just a little bit of a sweat. It’s 55 minutes of non stop dancing complete with a DJ (uh, yeah) and lights. To really get an idea of what to expect at 305 Fitness, head over here and watch the video they provide for you.

A lot…and I mean a lot of my friends have raved about Soul Cycle and I know I am late to the party.  There was one right nearby where I was staying so I was finally able to give it a try!  Once again, no disappointments or complaints.

All this working out meant I had to treat myself to a New York bagel.


When in New York.

I made it back down South and headed just about two hours North to get my hair did (love you, Kristy) and visit some long lost friends at Pure Barre Lake Norman.

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And then I got to spend some time with one of my fave coworkers. Can not wait to meet her baby girl in just over a month!


Tucking for two.

Then, South Carolina braced for a winter storm. I’ve finally gotten used to handling snow / ice entirely different down here rather than back home.


All is calm, all is bright.

I ended up spending the night in Sparkle City to make sure the scheduled training could still take place. These chicas don’t play around.


Platform. Over. Err. Thang.

Oh, can’t forget about cupcakes in the office to celebrate the bride to be.  Katie, thanks for getting married and giving us a reason to celebrate (eat) 😉


Gimme s’more.

I’m sure a lot of other fantastic things happened in January, but it came and went just like that.  February was off to quite the start…but, more to come on that next time!

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