Swing + Sip Event Recap

Swing and Sip was a success!

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On Friday night, I hosted an event at AIR Los Angeles that turned out to be the perfect girls night.

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Guests arrived around 6:30 and Lindsey, AIR owner, led us through a mixture of tough exercises with fun aerial moves filtered in. I’m pretty sure I can speak for the crowd that “air” burpees are even worse than regular burpees.

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Although it was a Friday night and the crowd was a little tired, as time went on everyone got chattier and more daring on the silks. Nothing like a few flips and falls to get a group of women quickly giggling together. We learned how to hang upside down and flow through a mini routine that had us all feeling like aerialists.

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Once the sweaty part was over, Crystal introduced the three wines we would taste. Crystal is the mastermind behind the company Sip Wines Online that sends perfectly curated trios of sustainable wine right to your doorstep. These packages make perfect gifts for parents, hosts, and even brides!

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The wine was absolutely delicious and her choices did not disappoint!

My husband decided to join the party later on and even tried his hand at the silks! Even more laughs were had as he not so gracefully maneuvered his way into some pretty tricky poses. I’m so impressed by his efforts and always love having his support at my events!

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All in all I’d say this was one of my favorite Sweat and Repeat events because of the relaxed atmosphere. It’s been such a fun journey to be able to meet so many awesome women in Los Angeles who also lead healthy lifestyles but know how to have fun!

Look out for future event invites on my Instagram, @sweatandrepeatLA.

Thanks to Bethany and Glam Packed for the gorgeous pictures, Lindsey at AIR for the venue and class, and Crystal from Sip Wines Online for the vino!

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AIR Aerial Fitness Blogger Event Recap

What do you get when you mix 40 of LA’s top bloggers with aerial fitness hammocks? Two hours of nonstop, upside down selfies in the cutest athletic apparel.

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Last Thursday I had the opportunity to attend a blogger event hosted by AIR Aerial Fitness and organized by Riot Media Group. When I arrived, I was given a top by gwenyth and a pair of leggings by Emily Hsu. Both companies are LA based, which I am so happy to support. The top was a gorgeous shade of light pink with ruching on the side and crisscross straps—it also came with a matching headband. My leggings were from the “not so basic black” line and had a snakeskin look to them. They can be worn high waisted or folded over and are long enough to wear over your heel.

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After a quick wardrobe change into the much more fashionable ensemble, I headed outside to the braid bar. The girls from DryBar were amazing and transformed my drab hair into a gorgeous crown braid. After a few spritzes of hairspray I was off to the silks. Everyone was a bit more interested in the pretty pictures than the sweaty lunges, but we did a mixture of both! With the help of Lindsay, AIR Los Angeles owner, I managed to learn a couple new moves. If you’ve never done an aerial class, you’d be shocked at how much upper body strength and flexibility it requires. OUCH! Props to all those aerialists, I applaud you!

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Once I had chosen the perfect Instagram picture and filter, I grabbed a salad sampler from Sweetgreen. Their kale caesar is my go-to and I usually make a bold move and add corn when I’m in the restaurant. There’s nothing yummier than the parmesan crisps.

Thank you again to gwenyth, Emily Hsu, AIR, and Riot Media Group for having me!

Adult Parkour Basics 18+ at Aerial Warehouse

At a Glance:

Website: http://aerialwarehouse.com/
Address: 3961 Sepulveda Blvd. 100, Culver City, CA 90230
Length: 75 min
Price: 1 class/$40, 10 classes/$350, 20 classes (with 3 month commitment)/$500
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: high

I first knew I would never join the USA Olympic Gymnastic Team when, at my gymnastic themed 4th birthday party, I failed to place for any real awards, despite the fact that it was MY birthday. I think the other dead giveaway for my lack of gymnastic talent is that I cannot achieve, let alone attempt, a cartwheel, handstand, or the splits. Despite my inability to contort my body, I signed up for Parkour (defined as “the activity or sport of moving rapidly through an area, typically in an urban environment, negotiating obstacles by running, jumping, and climbing.”)

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Chest and Back Strength Workout/Kickboxing at Foxy and Fierce

At a Glance:

Website: http://www.foxyandfierce.com
Address: 7129 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046 (in Hollywood Dojo)
Length: 60 minutes
Price: first class free, 1 class/$20, 10 classes/$150, month unlimited/$115
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: medium

Barre, spin, and Pilates have been my go-to workouts so much so that I have been bad at trying new things recently (blogger fail!). While I love pushing my body in different ways, it’s always a bit difficult to get completely out of my comfort zone. Kickboxing was something that I hadn’t ever given a chance so I was extremely excited to find that there is a studio just one block from my apartment! Continue reading

AIR Foundation at AIR Aerial Fitness

At a Glance:

Website: airfitnow.com
Address: 8474 W 3rd St, Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90048
Length: 50 minutes
Price: 1 class/$30, 10 classes/$280, month unlimited/$175
Sweat scale: medium
Energy level: low

The best thing about living in Los Angeles is the abundance of fitness classes beyond the usual exercises. I’ve had the chance to learn how to pole dance, get my heart racing while bouncing on a trampoline, and plank on a wobbly surfboard. I’m always looking for new workouts that challenge different muscles so I decided to give aerial fitness another shot.

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Advanced at Cardio Barre Hollywood

At a Glance

Website: https://cardiobarre.com
Address: 6464 Sunset Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028
Class length: 60 min
Price: 1 class/$17, 10 classes/$160, month unlimited/$169
Sweat Scale: medium
Energy level: medium

I started working out here because I found a Groupon for a price that you cannot beat—10 classes for $49, but I got hooked pretty quickly. This studio is also a mile from my apartment and that doesn’t hurt, especially during rush hour (aka all the time).

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