Fitness “Meet & Tweet” NYC
Highlights of Blogger Extravaganza Including:
Top Editors from Fitness, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Rocco DiSpirito
Plus, More Fit Bloggers Than You Can Shake a Stick At!
Recently I enjoyed a day of fun, fitness, health and good cheer with some of the most amazing people in the Blogosphere with Fitness magazine’s second annual “Blogger Meet & Tweet” which was held this year at the fancy, schmancy Mercedes Club in New York City.
Throughout the morning we were treated to some interesting panel discussions featuring Fitness editors along with celebrity guests for a variety of topics.
Check out the view!
We were treated to a lovelier than expected day where we sat outside and got our collective learning on.
Fitness editor in chief Betty Wong was on hand to greet all Bloggers plus send us off to collect our loot (more on THAT later.)
There was a panel discussion featuring the top Bloggers in health & wellness including:
- Smitten Kitchen’s Deb Perelman http://smittenkitchen.com/
- Possesionista’s Dana Weiss http://www.possessionista.com/
- Jill Hanner http://jillhanner.com/ who blogs for Ford Fiesta Agent
- Erin Whitehead of Fit Bottomed Mamas http://fitbottomedmamas.com/
This panel discussion was moderated by Fitness digital editor Christine Griffin and provided all sorts of inspiration for us would-be money making Bloggers. (Not that I do it for the money…)
In fact, Erin even though Erin I work for the same company (I am a NYC contributor to Fit Bottomed Girls) this was the first we chance we got to give each other a hug. (Hey again Erin!)
I think my favorite segment was when Fitness health editor Lisa Haney talked about women’s health issues with Jennifer Ashton, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. http://www.jenniferashtonmd.com/ who was ready to discuss everything from Angelina Jolie’s decision to get a double mastectomy to the importance of birth control pills. She was so interesting!
So, of course, I had to run over and get my picture taken with her. (Just so you know I am 5’ 7”—this woman is a TALL drink of water!)
Also on hand were The Biggest Loser trainer Brett Hoebel who talked about the latest trends in “extreme fitness” and celebrity makeup artist Sarah Lucero who showed us how to stay gorgeous in the upcoming summer, sweaty months.
The “Meet & Tweet” was the perfect chance to catch up with friends like Jess, Erica Sara, Patty Aziaga and my home girl Toni of Running Living Loving (below) as we are all too busy running around and never have time to catch up in person.
(Two Long Island chicks just hanging out, know what I mean?)
So did I mention the goodie bag?
Well here is what it looked like coming home:
And this is how it looks when I tried to go through it:
Among the items I received that day:
- TWO pairs of Reebok Sneakers!!
- Water bottle from Marmot
- Lip balm from SW Basics of Brooklyn
- Aromatherapy products from 21 Drops
- Treats from Unreal54 candy
- Disposable Chef Sleeve for the iPad (ccol!)
- “The Cool Fix” from Shavemaster
- And amazing products from Vichy (merci!)
Whew! It was quite a day and I can NOT wait until next year so I can see what Fitness has in mind for us humble Bloggers.
And remember, you can be sure to check out Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com
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