As 2016 is drawing to a close, I’m taking a moment to be grateful for the fitness community, especially the strong network we have in LA. Reflecting on some of the amazing events I’ve attended this past year, I feel very fortunate to have such a group of people who come together to support each other, both in fitness goals and personal life goals. To all the new friends I’ve made because of this and the old ones who I wish I saw more of, cheers to you!
Back in late November, I had the opportunity to attend a Ladies First Events fitness event after reading about its awesome sweatworking sessions in Well+Good. I loved the concept that founders Joanna and Donna Vo started for Ladies First Events and was thrilled to be surrounded by the crowd of accomplished bloggers and girlbosses of the fitness community who came out for the event.
The group yoga class, held at Playlist Yoga, provided the perfect atmosphere to mix and mingle with wellness minded social-media gurus. In fact, it was nice to start seeing some familiar faces at these events, as well as meet new people (which I guess is the point!). Being an introverted blogger is at times hard for me since it’s not second nature for me to go up to strangers and just start chatting, but the fitness community is definitely one of the most supportive and easy to break into communities out there. For that, I am grateful.
In addition to the amazing class led by Playlist CEO Missy Faul, the event was also sponsored by Nike’s Brahaus, which fitted everyone with a new Nike sportsbra, and 1915 Organic cold-pressed juice, Karuna beauty and Justin’s Nut Butters. It was a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon and I hope to attend more of Ladies First Events in the future to continue supporting its empowering spirit.
Check out the video from the event below and see the full gallery here.