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. Chelsea@TableForOne on August 15, 2014 at 10:36 am

    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. kristin on August 15, 2014 at 10:44 am

    great at home workout tips! have a great weekend.

  3. Ashley @ A Lady Goes West on August 15, 2014 at 10:52 am

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

  4. Beks on August 15, 2014 at 10:58 am

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

  5. Amber Schumann on August 15, 2014 at 11:52 am

    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. Brynn on August 15, 2014 at 11:53 am

    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. Parita @ myinnershakti on August 15, 2014 at 12:39 pm

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

  8. Whitney @ To Live & Diet in L.A. on August 15, 2014 at 12:47 pm

    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. char eats greens on August 15, 2014 at 1:04 pm

    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 🙂

    • Heather @ Housewife Glamour on August 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm

      I thought it was polka dot fabric too! I’ve been eyeing that print on the Reebok website! They’re actually little X’s. So cute though! 🙂

  10. Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs on August 15, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Oh man, I love the animated drunk joke!

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

  11. Harsha @ Healthy Cooking 'N' Fitness on August 15, 2014 at 1:32 pm

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

  12. Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit on August 15, 2014 at 1:38 pm

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

  13. Amanda on August 15, 2014 at 2:06 pm

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

    • Fitnessista on August 17, 2014 at 5:02 pm

      it’s at the bottom- you can click back or click a page number

      • Amanda on August 17, 2014 at 11:19 pm

        Hmm it doesn’t show up for me. On your main page there are navigation options, but if I go to an older entry, like, there are no navigation buttons. Just FYI, since it’s a new format!

        • Fitnessista on August 18, 2014 at 1:45 am

          totally see what you’re saying, now! thank you for pointing it out! just sent an email to see if she can fix it while we get everything tweaked and finalized. thank you so much for your help

  14. Lauren @ The Bikini Experiment on August 15, 2014 at 2:09 pm

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

  15. Polly @ Tasty Food Project on August 15, 2014 at 2:25 pm

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

  16. Livi @ Eat, Pray, Work It Out on August 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    I love those bodyweight exercises!

  17. Erin @ Her Heartland Soul on August 15, 2014 at 2:40 pm

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

  18. Domi @ Eat, Pray, Lift on August 15, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    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. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on August 15, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    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. diana on August 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

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

  21. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious on August 15, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    I’m so excited to hear about the conference!

  22. Traci on August 16, 2014 at 12:50 am

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

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