New Conference & Festival News! @TipsOfTheScale Conference and @Wanderlustfest Summer 2015 Dates

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Tips of the Scale Weight Loss Conference News (20% off Tickets to BFC Readers!)

2015 Wanderlust Yoga Festival Summer Tour Dates      


Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

A couple of quick notes today about upcoming events that I thought you might be interested in……


Tips of the Scale Weight Loss Conference: Very exciting news here! My podcast friend Sam Lomeli (his Tips Of The Scale podcast is a must-listen for me every week) will hold the first conference—the TipsOfTheScale Weight Loss Conference that will take place in Dallas, Texas May 15-16 (congrats Sam!) AND if you are friends with me you can simply use this link to get 20% off the ticket price–score! (Or use the code “bfc2015” at the checkout.)

The conference has lined up some interesting speakers including Rudy Gettinger whose reality show I just loved! If you can get to Dallas May 15-16 –be sure to check out “Tips of the Scales.”


Credit Priscilla Murphy for Wanderlust Festival

Credit Priscilla Murphy for Wanderlust Festival

2015 Wanderlust Summer 2015 Tour Details: Last year I went to the first Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Brooklyn and had many fun adventures including meeting THE Elena Brower (you can read all about it at my Fit Bottomed Girl post from the time.)

Well in 2015 the Wanderlust team is kicking it up several notches by inviting top notch talent to keep your toes tapping while getting your mind & body in shape.


  • Seane Corn
  • Shiva Rea
  • Elena Brower
  • Rod Stryker
  • Rodney Yee & Colleen Saidman
  • Sri Dharma Mittra


  • Michael Franti
  • Thievery Corporation
  • Lake Street Dive
  • Lee Fields & The Expressions
  • The Barr Brothers
  • Rising Appalachia
  • MC Yogi


  • Jason Brown: Former NFL player who walked away from a $37 million contract to create the First Fruits Farm, dedicated to feeding the hungry.
  • Bill McKibben: World-renowned environmentalist and founder of
  • Graham Hill: Founder of and
  • Seamus Mullen: Award-winning New York chef, restaurateur and cookbook author
  • Taylor Conroy: Disruptive social entrepreneur and founder of

The full roster of festival dates is as follows:

Snowshoe, West Virginia: June 5-7

Stratton, Vermont: June 18-21

Aspen-Snowmass, Colorado: July 2-5

Squaw Valley, California: July 16-19

Whistler, British Columbia (Canada): July 30-August 3

Tremblant, Quebec (Canada): August 20-23

For the complete lineup and ticketing information please visit

Got that? Now get your bags packed and go have some fit fun!

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Until next time…

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist “I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” with Michael Franti, Metric, Imagine Dragons, Maroon 5 & More


“I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like)” Playlist

50-Minute Intervals Ride


Michael Franti

Michael Franti

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I have been looking for new tunes to try out in my classes and am rather happy with this playlist which mixes some newer releases with a couple of classics.

This is a 50-minute interval ride with several quick segments that will give a nice fat burn. Enjoy!

  • I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like): Michael Franti

I am calling this the song of summer for 2013. How much more joyful can a tune be, people?!

  • Mrs. Robinson: The Lemonheads

The lead singer (Evan Dando) was considered a big heartthrob in the 90s. (Oh the 90s—how I miss you!)

  • I Want To Take You Higher: Sly & the Family Stone

Sly Stone is famous for being something of a kook but his music totally kicks ass so who cares? (This particular clip is pretty damn amazing!)

  • Synthetica: Metric

I have been featuring them for weeks and for damn good reason—they write killer songs!

  • Radioactive: Imagine Dragons

There are only two climbs in this set and this is what we play for the first one.

  • Let Me Entertain You: Robbie Williams

OMG—I had the biggest crush ever on this guy. Swoon!

  • Wakeup Call:  Maroon 5

This is my favorite song of theirs.

  • Blister in the Sun: Violent Femmes

I have my classes do some quick “out of the saddle” runs with this one.

  • You Get What You Give: New Radicals

This is just about one of my favorite songs of all time and think it is perfect for this time of year—with graduations coming up and all. (The second “climb” song by the way.)

  • Everlong: Foo Fighters

The fighters of foo are perfect for any spin class really.

  • Please Don’t Leave Me: Pink

This is the sweetest & saddest love song that is set to the happiest beat–ever. I had a student leave my room in tears recently because of the lyrics! True story.

  • City of Blinding Lights: U2

We do some long out of the saddle runs with this song and I think it is one the best U2 have written .

  • Take a Picture: Filter

The singer, Richard Patrick (whom I have a big crush on,) wrote this after getting in trouble for being drunk and naked on a plane. It was just before 9/11 so people used to have more fun in the skies!

So what do you think of my list? Remember to send me your favorite tunes in the comments below.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

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