Shopping and Shaking

Hey hey hey 😀 How’s your day been?? Hope you’ve had a wonderful Saturday!
Since you’ve probably seen all of the Summit hubbub today, I’ll skip to some of the other things that went down

Like shopping and exploring with Gena:


and Zumba-ing my face off with Diana and a group of lovely bloggies.


I do have to show ya’ll one of the highlights of the Summit:


Lunch 😀

They had an awesome spread of salad and veggies (along with sandwiches, fruit and other tasty delights), so I happily loaded my plate.

Total salad domination, 2010.

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Since we didn’t really feel like attending the weights or yoga sesh (and I knew I’d be teaching Zumba later), Gena and I left during those presentations to get some fresh air.


We tasted some famous caramel corn, saw a cute puppy


(I miss Bella and VS! And my pilot love, of course)

and posed with a giant eyeball.


After the day of Summit-ting, a group of us went to a nearby gym for Zumba, which Diana and I team taught.


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Thank you SO much to everyone who came out to Zumba! <3 [I’ll post the names here when I get URLs for all the Zumba peeps]

We’re off to feast on Indian food 😀

See you soooooon!


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  1. Ashley on August 14, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Love seeing all the fun 🙂 Definitely missed meeting you though!

  2. Kimberly on August 14, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Zumba looks like so much fun. I’m dealing with a awful case of Plantar fasciitis, but when that is better I am so trying Zumba!

  3. Marshall on August 14, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    I haven’t been to the blog in a while so I didn’t know where you were, but when I saw the pic of that street I knew EXACTLY where you were!! Oh how I miss Chicago!!

  4. April @ Crazy Fabulous Life on August 14, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    LOL @ the mannequin picture. That’s hilarious!

    I bet your Zumba class was a blast. When you move are you going to be teaching Zumba?

  5. Krystina on August 14, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I’m glad to see a different post! As much as I love reading blogs, I was getting tired of reading the same thing over and over.

  6. Whitney @ Whitinspired on August 14, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    ah! Looks like so much fun!

  7. Jessica @ How Sweet It Is on August 14, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    A blogger Zumba class sounds so fun!

  8. Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) on August 14, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    There is NOTHING BETTER than getting fresh air, real air, and getting outta that surreal feeling of hotel & presentations when you’re at a convention. I call it the Vegan Hotel Phenomenon. You just need to GET OUT and get away from it all for a few hours, totally! I would have loved to explore w/ you two and show you my old haunts and stomping grounds!

    And I saw your macs being gobbled up already ’round the sphere. You were so thoughtful to bring those for everyone 🙂 Nothing like traveling light. LOL

    HAVE FUN!!!!

  9. Diana on August 15, 2010 at 12:21 am

    I loved teaching zumba with you! You’re an awesome zumba instructor! We’re going to have to share some choreo soon! 🙂

  10. Sheila Viers | Live Well 360 on August 15, 2010 at 1:04 am

    Thank YOU Gina and Diana for an amazing class!! You girls inspire me, you’re such awesome dancers. I had tons of fun.

  11. Michelle @ Give Me the Almond Butter on August 15, 2010 at 1:38 am

    Looks like SO much zumba fun! I would absolutely love to take a class from you.

    Okay. That eyeball really creeps me out. I don’t know how I would feel if I had to pass that on my way to work every morning lol.

  12. Pearl Lee on August 15, 2010 at 1:50 am

    zumba sounds like so much fun!

  13. Laury @TheFitnessDish on August 15, 2010 at 2:05 am

    Chi-Town shopping is THE BEST!! LOVE their Bloomies…got my fav jeans ever there 😀

    I wish I would of gotten to take your Zumba Class!!!

  14. jassy on August 15, 2010 at 5:26 am

    2 zumba queens combined! 🙂

  15. melissa on August 15, 2010 at 8:29 am

    mmm salad beast looks so good! did you buy the outfit? it’s adorable, that purchase would have been a no brainer for me haha. i need to exercise restraint in work out gear, i think i’m starting to challenge my actual everyday wardrobe!

    • Fitnessista on August 15, 2010 at 10:22 am

      no, the line was SO long and we didn’t want to wait
      hahah and i’m the same way about workout stuff 🙂

  16. Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin on August 15, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I wish I was there because I would LOVE to attend a Zumba class taught by you! 😀

    That giant eyeball is so creepy lol!

  17. Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle on August 15, 2010 at 9:17 am

    I wish I could be at this conference!!! Looks like so much fun!!

  18. A Teenage Gourmet on August 15, 2010 at 9:22 am

    Puppy!! 🙂

    I really need more Indian food in my life.

  19. Alyssa on August 15, 2010 at 10:56 am

    I’m such a geek, but I’m DYING to know what was in the Summit Swag bags! Hope I can go next year!

    • Fitnessista on August 15, 2010 at 11:08 am

      i’ll take a pic for ya!

  20. Allison @ Food For Healing on August 15, 2010 at 11:59 am

    that would been the most fun thing ever, to do Zumba with you, Maybe next year?!?

  21. Melissa (MelissaLikesToEat) on August 15, 2010 at 12:14 pm

    Love the Zumba action shots!!!

  22. Kat on August 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Ok, I am really regretting not getting in on the Zumba action. I should’ve just did it in my flip flops or barefoot! Boo. Oh well. So lovely meeting you and stuffing our faces with Indian. xoxo

  23. LisaG on August 15, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Good pictures, looks so fun. Can’t wait to hear about the rest of your trip.

  24. holly @ couchpotatoathlete on August 15, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Looks like a lot of fun! I bet Gena was a fun roommate, she seems like such a sweet person. I would have loved to take a Zumba class with you!

  25. Kristin (Cook, Bake and Nibble) on August 15, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Looks like so much fun, I’d love to take a Zumba class with you- coming to Toronto any time soon? 😉


  26. Shannon on August 15, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    omg!! look at that giant orb in that giant eyeball picture!! maybe your hotel ghost followed you?? 🙂

  27. Katie @ Ordinary Girl, Extraordinary Journey on August 15, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Oooh I would have loved to have taken a Zumba class with you! Those are some lucky girls!!

  28. Sarah Jayne on August 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    I have been spoiled for life now, for two reasons:

    1) most amazing zumba class ever! So so so fun- the group, the setting, the music, and the booty shakin!!!

    2) the macaroons. I finally know what it means to have my face ROCKED!! Looking forward to the day I can buy your macs by the boat load and share the wealth with my friends & fam 🙂

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2010 at 11:53 am

      hey girl,
      i’m so glad you had fun at zumba and liked the macaroons! loved chilling this weekend <3

  29. Jaclyn on August 15, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks again for hosting that, it was a lot of fun *albeit, I’m like the least coordinated person, probably made a fool of myself hahhah!!! 😀

  30. ashley nicole on August 16, 2010 at 10:33 am

    hey G! where are those zumba britches from? they are so cute!

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2010 at 11:38 am

      thank you! they’re from – click “shop” 🙂

  31. Freya @ Brit Chick Runs on August 16, 2010 at 3:18 pm

    Thankyou so much for the comment on my blog, and even more thanks for teaching the zumba class! I officially want to be a zumba teacher now 😛

    • Fitnessista on August 16, 2010 at 3:58 pm

      dooooo it 🙂

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