Friday Faves

Hi friends! Happy Friday and happy 4th of July weekend. I hope you have a fun and lovely weekend ahead! We have plans with my family (swimming and fireworks), and I’m teaching a live Tabata Core class tomorrow morning at 8am PST. If you’d like to join in the fun, let me know in the comments section (make sure your email is included when you leave your comment) and I’ll add you to the list!

It’s time for the weekly Friday Faves party. This is where I share some of my favorite things from the week and around the web. I always love to hear about your faves, too, so please shout out something you’re enjoying in the comments section below.

Random + life:

Life with miss Maisey. She is the funniest and cutest little thing. Also, she’s SUCH a snuggler and I can’t get enough. She’s very social and loves everyone. We’re still working on teaching her not to bite with her lil puppy teeth but we’re enjoying her so much. Caro is coming around to the whole “another furry friend lives here now” idea.

She fell asleep like this after her bath last night:

(Also reporting back on the Snuggle Puppy. It basically became a $40 stuffed animal that she destroyed. It did not provide calmness nor comfort lol.)

Back in teaching action! I started teaching again in person this month and it feels so good. I missed the energy of in-person classes and it’s been so much fun to add it back into my life. I’ve been teaching TRX, spin, and dance cardio + sculpt, and have more dance cardio, spin, core conditioning, and TRX on the way for July.

New pillow love? (You know you’re getting to a special point in life where certain pillows make you excited.) My friend Kathryn recommended this pillow and it’s PERFECTION. We were talking about our love for flat pillows and this one is customizable – you add as many inserts as you’d like to make it as fluffy as you prefer. 1 insert and it’s everything I ever wished for.

Fitness, health, good eats:

5 salad dressing recipes

Fit Team July workouts are going strong!! We’re doing a Summer Shred this month and the workouts are short, fiery, dynamic and so much fun. If you want to join us for a future round, get on the wait list here. (I’ll probably open enrollment again towards the end of the year.)

Check out this week’s barre and yoga combo workout here

Broccoli salad with creamy almond dressing

20 healthy 4th of July recipe ideas

Red, white and BOOTY workout

Fashion + beauty:

I’ve worn this shirt so many times recently. I love that it’s light and breezy and looks put-together. My go-to is with jean shorts, hoops, and sandals.

I keep getting ad targeted for Nuuly. Has anyone tried it? I feel like it’s similar to Rent the Runway unlimited with better everyday casual options.

Really loving all of the printed and floral dresses that are available this season. This one is gorgeous. Check out a post with some of my favorite dresses here. 

4th of July promos:

Equilibria is having their biggest sale of the season. 20% off sitewide and you can stack it with my code FITNESSISTA for an extra 15% off. This works for new and existing Equilibria friends. If you’ve been wanting to try CBD, this is the perfect opportunity. I love the mint drops, bath bombs, mineral soak, and the relief cream. Check it out here and if you’re unsure which option is best for you, they have a handy quiz. After you purchase, they set you up with a dosage specialist to help you find the right dose for you, too.

Beautycounter free shipping on orders over $50! Definitely check out the All Bright C serum, the overnight peel, and the supreme cream (three of my top faves).

Gap extra 40% off markdowns. I get most of the girls’ clothes here and their kids’ daily staples and swimsuits are amazing.

Banana Republic 50% off sale styles and 40% off regular price. Ordering this slip skirt to wear in the fall.

Summersalt free 2-day shipping! I shared a review last week and love love love their suits. The quality is amazing for the price.

Happy weekend, friends!



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  1. Katie on July 2, 2021 at 4:10 pm

    I almost warned you about the Snuggle Puppy! LOL I also call it the $40 stuffed animal- and it’s not even one of the favorite toys! Gah! Maisey is so cute!

    • Fitnessista on July 2, 2021 at 4:13 pm

      she could literally care less about it hahah. wasn’t worth it. turns out sleeping in a beautiful and comfy human bed is the only remedy for puppy crying

  2. Tracy on July 2, 2021 at 6:04 pm

    I’m very interested in Nuuly! Please keep us posted if you learn more about it.

    • Fitnessista on July 2, 2021 at 8:37 pm

      i definitely will! i’m tempted to try it

  3. Valerie on July 5, 2021 at 7:43 am

    Yes, we are old when we get excited about a pillow. Putting this one in my cart for later. Thanks for the endorsement. It is so hard to find a good pillow!

  4. Giana on July 6, 2021 at 7:31 pm

    I have been doing Nuuly for about 2 years now! LOVE. IT. Amazing! I highly recommend, Gina!

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