LA takes my words away


ceders sinai




rfd (2)

rfd (3)



alfredo wraps


hotel (2)

hotel (3)








A couple of notes:

-Physique 57 burns even more the second time– as I type this, my thighs are trembling!! So glad I had Sheila with me to endure the pain, and to catch up with her (Missed my other Physique buddy, too!)

-To all of you who recommended Real Food Daily: you are awesome. It was LEGENDARY ๐Ÿ˜€ Why have I never had tempeh bacon before? I ate about 1,000 pieces off the Pilotโ€™s plate.

-LA is amazeballz. Thanks again so much to my Gatorade friends for sending the Pilot and me here to enjoy the festivities <3

-The launch party starts in one hour and guess who hasnโ€™t even showered yet?? Yikers.

See you with the party re-cap ๐Ÿ™‚



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  1. jenna on April 13, 2011 at 8:07 am

    O_M_G!!!!!!! what an awesome hotel room!!! and your vegan meal looks amazing!!

  2. Beth @ DiningAndDishing on April 13, 2011 at 8:08 am

    Looks so awesome!!! I’m heading to CA for the first time next month. Seeing this post is making me EXTRA excited! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat on April 13, 2011 at 8:28 am

    This looks amazing!!!! LA is definitely on my list of places to see. Thanks for the little tour so far, and I can’t wait to read your recap of the party!

  4. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on April 13, 2011 at 8:32 am

    I knew you’d manage to find some great restaurants while you’re in LA! ๐Ÿ˜€ RFD looks incredible!

  5. Christin@purplebirdblog on April 13, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Holy crap, everything looks badass!! So glad you guys are having such a good time!

  6. Krista on April 13, 2011 at 9:30 am

    That hotel room is simply fabulous!!!

  7. Cyndi on April 13, 2011 at 9:38 am

    A.MAZ.ING – Enjoy every minute!

  8. Physique 57 on April 13, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Gina, It was such a pleasure having you in class yesterday. Thanks for stopping into our studio with Sheila while you were in town for the Gatorade event. Enjoy the rest of your trip in LA and come back to visit us soon!

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 2:40 pm

      thank you again so much for having us! class was fantastic- will definitely be back to visit next time we’re in town

      • Physique 57 on April 19, 2011 at 1:02 pm

        That would be lovely. Just send us an email next time you plan to visit ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food on April 13, 2011 at 10:29 am

    looks like an amazing experience, I’ve never been to LA

    can’t wait to see the pics from the event and read more! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Chelsa on April 13, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Wow that mini bar looks like a good time

  11. Sarah on April 13, 2011 at 11:27 am

    I love traveling and fancy hotel rooms! LA looks amazing!

  12. Diana (Soap & Chocolate) on April 13, 2011 at 11:33 am

    That’s a lot of fabulosity for just one day! So glad LA is everything you could hope for. I’ve never really been there myself (the 2 years I lived there as a toddler definitely don’t count) so I hope to get out there sometime in my pre-geriatric future. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I can’t wait until I’m not working 3 jobs and can exercise as a student instead of a teacher–P57 really is the best.

  13. Moni'sMeals on April 13, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Yes RFD is so amazing! that tempeh bacon will get ya everytime!

    I recognize where you are staying too, sweeet place right! Did you make it to the rooftop pool yet?

    Did you make it to Melrose Ave for shopping? Looks like you found the Beverly Center! Next you should try Thr Grove for shopping! Urth Cafe is a must too-great coffee tea, and fresh organic food, you might even see them shooting a Entourage scene there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Elise @ PhD Strides on April 13, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    I’m putting RFD on my list of places to visit when I’m in LA soon! Nom.

    Can’t wait for the partay update!

  15. Colleen @ The Lunchbox Diaries on April 13, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    It looks like you’re having so much fun!! I loved seeing all the pictures ๐Ÿ™‚ Can’t wait to hear about the launch party!

  16. Sable@SquatLikeALady on April 13, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Wooooowwwww that hotel is SCHWANKY!

  17. Michelle on April 13, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    HI there…first time commenting on your blog, but have been reading for some time now and am enjoying it so much. I have sent along the link to some of my co-workers (i’m a Personal Trainer in Boston) and they love it! I have even been inspired to start my own blog and 3 posts in, its going pretty well. Its about fitness/wellness and positive change in all areas of life.
    I made some Breakfast Cookies for the first time and they’re in the fridge as i type this… cant wait to try them out! thank you for the lovely blog, keep up the great posts!

    LA looks amazing!


    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 2:08 pm

      hey girl,
      thank you so much for saying hi! always fun to hear from fellow fitness professionals ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you so much for reading and hope to see you around more often!

  18. Julie (A Case of the Runs) on April 13, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    I love RFD, too! LA is da bomb!

    Funny Miley Cyrus reference in your previous post, BTW… love that song (yeah, weird!).

  19. Natalia - a side of simple on April 13, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    You’re a total celebrity. Just sayin’ ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Mo on April 13, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Is that a pink Prius next to the tacky lingerie store? Or is it a white one that looks pink ’cause of the pink building? Absolutely priceless. Looks like you two are having a terrific time – I’m so glad you get to share LA together. Take care – and have a safe trip back home.

  21. Kelli on April 13, 2011 at 4:47 pm

    Not to put a damper on the vacay, because it looks amazeballs, but I am trying to figure out where the pupper Viessa disappeared to? She is such a cutie pie, and I know that Shibas tend to be very interesting (behaviors, personality, etc.)…just wondering where I might find an entry about what happened with the poochie.

  22. Babs on April 13, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    What hotel did they put you up at? It looks sick with badassery.:)

    • Fitnessista on April 13, 2011 at 10:07 pm

      it was the SLS hotel. no words!

  23. Sarah on April 14, 2011 at 7:19 am

    your hotel room looks amazing!! i havent been to LA since I was younger, I would love to go back someday

  24. joanna on April 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Physique 57 is the best work out I ever had. My gym did their own version of it, which from what i can tell, was pretty close to the real thing. I would only go once a week and even with that i noticed I real difference in my my body. my thighs and butt got toned without bulk. love it.

    • Fitnessista on April 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm

      if they had it near me, i would go all the time! i LOVE it.

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