Someone got a facelift

Hi guys! Happy Wednesday <3 Hope your week is going well! It’s all downhill from here. It’s been a great week with my favorite little sidekick, and it also feels good to be back in the swing of teaching after getting subs for the IDEA conference. I taught barre and hot barre last night and was shaking like a leaf!

Being silly

Thank you so much for those of you who have commented on the blog’s new look. She’s been feeling a little fancy lately and a little shy, hoping you guys like it. It’s been quite a while since we’ve done a revamp around here, and I’ve been waiting until I had some time to set up a draft design outline, organize posts (over 3000!) and find an awesome designer. (My previous designer has another full-time job and a growing family, so he was unable to do another revamp.) After looking around, I was referred to Julie at Deluxe Designs and was so excited with the vision she created for the site. (Just wanted to note that I didn’t get any freebies for my shout out; I paid for my redesign and wanted to spread the word about Julie’s baller design skills)

Some changes around here:

-Previous posts are easier to find. This was a major bummer -even for me, and I know exact keywords to use to locate an old post- because I felt like my posts disappeared into thin air after writing them. Now, everything is organized into categories that stream the posts into lists. Much better!

-Organized workout and recipe pages! The workouts are now organized by category (at the very top of the blog + the right sidebar), and the recipes are easy to search by dish. I do have to go back and re-categorize some (ok, a LOT of) recipe posts, but in the next couple of weeks, that page should be much cleaner. (I tagged posts as “breakfast” or another category even if I didn’t actually post the recipe, so I have to remove quite a few tags. Thanks for hanging in there with me.)

-No more “one post per page” when you’re scrolling back. If you miss some posts, it should be a lot easier to play catch up if you’d like

A look through the blog’s header history as it’s come a long way:

First: I couldn’t find my first header when I searched the Googles. All I’ll say is that it’s a prime example of why it’s sometimes a great idea to outsource things in life. I designed it myself… and that’s all there is to say about that.

Second:

Old header

  

Third:

 

Fitnessista main header

and the current one you now see above.

I really hope you like to new design and find it easier to navigate! Please click around let me know if you have any constructive feedback, or notice anything that isn’t working. Thank you to those of you who have been reading all of these years, and hi to all of my new reader friends out there <3 Newsletter subscribers, check your emails this afternoon for a little something, too.

xoxo

Gina

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