Friday Faves


Hi guys! Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? I’m having an amazing time here at the IDEA conference, and already feel inspired in many ways. It’s a magical thing to be surrounded by those who love fitness as much as you do, especially when this is magnified by the ability to learn from the best in the business. IDEA has a new element this year: BlogFest! We’ve had some fantastic panels about working with brands, blog design, and later today, I’ll be speaking on a panel with my friends Katy, Julie and Monica. I’ll be sure to do a full recap of all of the sessions I attended (and the adventures).

Opening ceremonies



W whitney

(with Whitney, who also grew up in Tucson)


Some faves from the week and around the web:

Husband animates a joke as told by his drunk wife

Things yoga teachers wish participants would stop doing.

A reminder to put on perspectacles.

This protein shaker. I’ve been using it for Shakeology, and it helps to prevent chocolately magma in my drink.

A breakdancer’s strength training routine.

25 bodyweight exercises that can be done anywhere.

5 facts you didn’t know about Robin Williams.

Hope you have a very happy Friday <3



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  1. Looks like you are having a blast at the conference! I love looking at random links so thanks for sharing those to get my day off to a great start.

  2. great at home workout tips! have a great weekend.

  3. Keep up the recaps from the conference. I’m loving it all from afar!

  4. Love the new look! Very clean and pretty! <3

  5. Amber Schumann says:

    Holy. Cheese. And. Rice.

    That dancer’s training video. That was PHENOMENAL.

    “Next is BURPEES! And for a challenge, try adding a flip at the end….” HAAA!!!!!

  6. I had to back out of the conference because I’m too close to my due date, so I love hearing about all of the things you’re seeing and doing!

  7. Look forward to hearing more about the conference! 🙂 Enjoy!

  8. So great finally getting to meet you in person! Looks like I missed a good party last night!!

    Good luck on your panel today and hopefully we can get together sometime soon! xoxo

  9. Looks like so much fun!! And I love your outfit. I am SO into polka dots lately (like, so much that I’ve bought two pairs of shorts from lulu with polka dots haha). Can’t wait to hear the recaps of how IDEA is going 🙂

  10. Oh man, I love the animated drunk joke!

    Can’t wait to hear all about the conference! Happy Friday 🙂

  11. That joke is hilarious. Have a great time at IDEA conference.

  12. I’m really jealous that you’re at IDEA and working out with CJ! Also — love the new site. 🙂

  13. This might seem like a silly question, but where is the ‘previous entry’ link in this new format? I can’t find it 🙁

  14. Really enjoying your recaps from the conference! Best of luck speaking on the panel. I’m sure you’ll be great!

  15. Looks like a fun conference! Can’t wait to hear more about it!

  16. I love those bodyweight exercises!

  17. I’m so glad you’re having fun at the conference! It looks like a lot of fun!

  18. Ok, that breakdancer’s workout is insane. IN-freaking-SANE. I’ve been getting really into bodyweight work lately (like progressive calisthenics) and that is so inspiring!

    Have fun at IDEA! Can’t wait to hear about your panel and all the other shenanigans. 🙂

  19. I love your new site layout, Gina! And it sounds like you’re having a blast. Our IDEA-equivalent up here in Canada is called Can Fit Pro, and it happened last weekend. It’s very similar in that there are great speakers from all over the world, workout sessions, and Les Mills Day for LMI instructors. (One of the best parts if you ask me!) I’ve gone every summer for the last 6 years but didn’t this time because I already have another exciting trip booked for next weekend and wanted to save myself some cash. At the time of making this decision I was fine with it, but seeing photos from my friends really REALLY made me wish I was there! I’m looking forward to reading your recap, and good luck in your panel discussion!

  20. loved reading through all of those links! hope you are having fun at the conference!

  21. I’m so excited to hear about the conference!

  22. Love your polka dots. Always enjoy random links to click through.

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