Totally Drenched Fitness

Y’all, I am totally DRENCHED!

Let me explain.  One of my favorite blogging friends, Melissa from thevalentinerd, kindly invited me to a Drenched Fitness event.  I had briefly heard someone mention “Drenched,” and have heard of these gyms such as Orange Theory or others that mix cardio and HIIT and strength training all in one action-packed workout, but did not know much about it.

From my own experience, all of these combined really give great results, and I have learned to love Tabata and other HIIT classes such as Nike Training at 24, or other bootcamps and plyometrics.  I have felt lighter yet stronger (more toned and sculpted) with these types of workouts than any other!  Women’s Health Magazine has an article on how Britney Spears feels more toned and fit doing DRENCHED than anything else, too!  So at this event, I got to take home their issue! Check this out: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/life/britney-spears-cover

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What Drenched does, is, is pure genius.  They even have a kids club and even better, offer healthy salads and soups that fill your macro needs!  Drenched uses treadmills and free weights, balls, therabands, and more.  We warmed up on the treadmill, and the teacher calls out intervals, like sprint at this incline, or jog or walk at such and such incline.  Then we switched it up: A few of us would do bicep curls or abs with the ball, while a few of us did the Flexline which I’m about to explain:

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I was one of the honored guests to try their brand new hydraulic system called “FLEXLINE” !  The creator of FlexLine had just installed it that day so that we could all try it out.  It is so unique!  It’s like a computerized cable system but with hydraulics, so you can plus or minus how heavy you want to lift!  It is SUPER AWESOME and you should GO CHECK IT OUT RIGHT NOW (if you live near Drenched!)!!!  I had a little trouble at first because I don’t think I had the right stance or form or technique down right away!  But the two teachers (one was the Owner) showed me and it was REALLY COOL!

The DJ Cleveland Terry was there playing awesome tunes, the nearby smoothie place Nutrition Fix was there (check them out on Facebook and yelp), and everyone was so excited, friendly, and helpful.  QUEST protein bars let me sample and try out so many flavors and even a protein chip pack! (Have you tried their Protein Chips?!)  I got to sample this AMAZING vegan gluten free cookie from Karma Bakery too

All in all, we had a lot of fun and I got totally drenched!!

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Have you tried these cute little guys?

olivesIMG_0308Here I am watching the oscars preredcarpet show, and I’m thinking of healthy snacks! Have you heard of these little guys?
I got the cutest lunch bag (pockets you guys!) and several of their olives to try.
For a quick, fun, healthy snack on the go, choose Pearl’s olives!
I love them on salads, pizza, or just pop them open in the afternoon when I want something salty.
I love that this company is all about doing just olives and only olives and doing them right. They have a great history of moving from Italy to Cali, only to focus on one thing. They are green and environmentally friendly too! Head on over to their site Pearls to watch a little video, get recipes, and learn all about their story.
Thanks to Fit Approach for introducing me to a great company with resourceful ideas!

Take the Leap!

Sweat Pink and Prana have joined together for a February yoga challenge!
I’m excited and hopeful I’ll stick with it because in the past I’ve jumped on some challenges and then forgot to check the requirements or forgot to post.
This morning I journaled and planned and prayed and meditated. I went for a jog and planned some more.
Right now on my lunch break I went to weigh in with a nurse; it seems my withings scale is off or maybe because I just ate!?
Tonight my friend is taking me to her favorite yoga class:)
Tomorrow I will stretch before spin.
Wednesday I will try a new yoga class after work(with coworkers, we will try a dvd).
Thursday I plan on making it to my fave yoga class:)
Friday and Saturday I will stretch after my runs.
Sunday maybe I can try a class or an online yoga video.
Next week I’ll try to stick to it.
It helps me to write this out and know that others will keep me accountable and do it with me!
I think I am pretty flexible but I don’t like sitting still so yoga is super good for me!

From The Facebook event group: “If you’re not in it for the fun of it, do it for the chance to win AN AMAZING prize – up to $500 worth of prAna gear (say what?!?!) and / or the chance to gift $500 worth of prAna gear to the person of your choice. ”

For a fun inspiring way to do this challenge I used Fitapproach’s mad lib:
READY TO GET YOUR MAD LIB ON?!

When I think about yoga, the first thought that comes to mind is_______OHM! Yoga _calms me and makes me feel like a spoiled _princess.
That’s why I am SO _____ excited &_eager to participate in prAna’s Take The Leap 30 days of Yoga Challenge with Sweat Pink. I plan to ____downward dog (yoga pose) my way to a more _____healthful(adjective) and _____relaxed(adjective) 2015!
For me, the biggest challenge when it comes to yoga is ____making time to slow down focus and do it! Taking the Leap with prAna and Sweat Pink is a great way for me to bring inner peace and center my ADD and to have a healthy body (for the future I want to have babies someday!)
My favorite place to yoga is___in a class(noun) because it is so ___helpful to breathe together.
I challenge you to join me on this fun 30 day yoga journey
Come on y’all, Take the Leap with me!
Join prAna’s & Sweat Pink’s Take the Leap 30 Days of Yoga Challenge and be eligible to win $500 worth of prAna gear and / or be the lucky winner who gets to gift $500 worth of prAna gear to one lucky winner. They just launched their new spring collection so you best get on it!

I don’t practice yoga as a form of worship. I practice it for my workout and meditate on Scripture. Some yogis follow Their yogi master or god and that’s okay for them, just not for me. Some Christians I know don’t think I should do yoga but I do it only for the stretch and workout not as my religion. I think my Yogi friends would respect that.:)

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