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A Little of This and a Little of That

  • March 16, 2014
  • By Brittany
  • 27 Comments

Hello there!  Hope you had a nice weekend!  I had the most amazing weekend!  The Hubs came home from this week’s travel early Saturday morning.  I was so happy I finally had someone to do my laundry! πŸ˜‰  Just kidding.

Saturday morning I caught up with one of my favorite bloggers, Davida from The Healthy Maven.  She was just as sweet and energetic in person as she is on her blog.  It was so fun to grab coffee with her and chat about all things blogging.  She used to live in NYC, so it was like a little homecoming!

Davida & Me

After meeting up with Davida, I headed to Brooklyn for a master class at Xtend Barre with Andrea Rogers.  Andrea is the creator and founder of Xtend Barre and her class was insanely challenging!  I absolutely loved it.  We did some amazing moves with an elastic workout band around  our ankles (holy bun burn!) and a yoga strap (with the strap grounded on the bar, flat back chair squats while isolating biceps).  I burned a whopping 560 calories in the class and really felt the burn!  Andrea is so energetic!  She is so petite but her presence radiates at a level someone twice her size.  I love walking out of a class with a smile on my face and feeling like I can take on the day!

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On Sunday, my friend invited me to a barre crawl at Physique 57 for St. Patrick’s Day.  Not the kind of bar crawl that involves beer but the kind that involves plies and core work!  We started out downtown with a mat class that is similar to a pilates class.  I loved it because we got to lay down most of the class.  But it was still hard and my abs and glutes were so sore by the end!

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We then made our way to midtown for a mixed level barre class.  This was by far the most challenging class of the day with lots of leg work and a healthy dose of cardio!  I felt so good after it was done though because I knew the only thing I had left was the stretch class!

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The barre crawl ended on the upper west side with a 30 minute stretch class that was the perfect balance of stretching and restorative poses.  It felt so good after two barre classes!

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And I was the lucky winner of the raffle prize!  I got a Clarins gift card, which was so cool!

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Of course by the time I got home I was starving so Pete and I indulged in these awesome Omaha Steaks with baked potatoes that I got from my aunt, uncle and cousins for birthday/Xmas!  Oh my gosh, it was so amazingly good.  

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I also spent some time relaxing on the couch and catching up on some of my favorite TV shows.  I’m totally hooked on The Following after Nicole mentioned that she likes that show.  The Hubs and I are binge watching it.  Well, he watches it and I cover my eyes and ask him what happens! πŸ™‚  Also, Scandal…holy moly!!!!  All I can say is “whaaaaat!?”.

Readers, how was your weekend?  Have you ever been on a barre crawl or a bar crawl?  Have you ever tried Omaha Steaks?

 

 

By Brittany, March 16, 2014
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27 Comments
  • Kim
    March 16, 2014

    I’ve never done any type of bar(re) crawl but I think either one would be fun – maybe the barre then bar!!! So cool that you got to have coffee with Davida – I’m sure that was super fun for both of y’all!!

  • Kim
    March 16, 2014

    I’ve never done any type of bar(re) crawl but I think either one would be fun – maybe the barre then bar!!! So cool that you got to have coffee with Davida – I’m sure that was super fun for both of y’all!!

  • Kim
    March 16, 2014

    I’ve never done any type of bar(re) crawl but I think either one would be fun – maybe the barre then bar!!! So cool that you got to have coffee with Davida – I’m sure that was super fun for both of y’all!!

  • Kim
    March 16, 2014

    I’ve never done any type of bar(re) crawl but I think either one would be fun – maybe the barre then bar!!! So cool that you got to have coffee with Davida – I’m sure that was super fun for both of y’all!!

  • Holly
    March 17, 2014

    Very energetic weekend! Thanks for keeping the amazing variety of Barre workouts in the forefront for us!

  • Kimberly (Manifest Yourself)
    March 17, 2014

    I just watched Scandal last night and it was crazy!!! I love the “barre” crawl too. πŸ™‚ Such a fun way to squeeze in fitness.

  • Megan @ The Skinny-Life
    March 17, 2014

    I’ve never done a barre crawl but have done a bar crawl on my college days. A barre crawl sound like so much fun! I can’t wait to get back into my barre class once my foot is fully healed.

    • FitBritt
      March 18, 2014

      Haha! I have done a bar crawl before too but these days I’m liking the barre crawl better! How is your foot feeling?

  • Courtney @ http://www.harnessyourenergy.wordpress.com
    March 17, 2014

    I love love love Scandal! I’m not sure how I just found out about this show two weeks ago (I seriously have been missing out) Thank goodness for Netflix! I’ve spent those last few weeks watching season 1 & 2.. I’m almost all caught up! πŸ™‚

  • Nicole
    March 17, 2014

    Oh my gosh, there are so many things I love about this post…

    YESSSS you’re watching The Following!! Seriously the creepiest/most awesome show on TV at the moment.

    I have never been on or even heard of a barre crawl but it sounds like so much fun! Totally want to try that.

    And two of my favorite bloggers meeting up = amazing! I WILL meet you two one day!! πŸ™‚

    • FitBritt
      March 18, 2014

      Oh my gosh. Such a creepy show! I am not allowed to watch is while the Hubs is away and it is sooooo hard!

      We will definitely meet one day! πŸ™‚

  • Lisa @ Lulu's Big Adventure
    March 17, 2014

    What an exhausting day! Sounds great, though. πŸ™‚ I don’t know if I could handle all that barre haha

  • Paige@FitNotFad
    March 17, 2014

    Ahhhh a barre crawl…..looks like a blast!! Bet you felt a lot better than after a real bar crawl haha. I haven’t seen either of those shows yet but have heard great things about both!

    • FitBritt
      March 18, 2014

      Oh my gosh@ Definitely! I can’t deal with hangovers these days!

      If you feel like binge watching shows, they are both addictive!

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    March 17, 2014

    What a fun idea, the barre crawl! I have a feeling I wouldn’t have made it very far in that one! lol! Nice on the clarins GC!!I have never tried Omaha steaks but I have a feeling they are are delicious. That was so nice of them to send that to you. My husband is obsessed with the following but I simply can’t. I am a wimp.com. Scandal. Girl the debates around my water cooler have been non stop!

    • FitBritt
      March 18, 2014

      The Omaha Steaks were way better than I imagined. So yum! I used some Peter Luger sauce for an extra kick! πŸ™‚ The Following is really creepy but Scandal is just the best show ever!

  • Alexandra Aimee
    March 18, 2014

    Oh my gosh, a barre crawl! That sounds so brutally hard!

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  • Lauren @ Focused To Be Fit
    March 18, 2014

    What a fun weekend, it looks much more productive than mine, haha! Dan recently got me hooked on the show, 24, I think we watched 10 episodes over the weekend – oops!

  • Davida @ The Healthy Maven
    March 19, 2014

    I’m so sorry I’m behind on reading! Spent the last few days recovering from all the eating πŸ˜‰ So fab to meet you!!! If you and Pete ever decide to take a little trip up north you are always welcome here! Glad your “barre crawl” went well! Still dying at the concept!

  • Karen - Fit in France
    March 23, 2014

    What a great idea ! Barre classes have not come to France yet, or are very rare, but I would love to try it one day !

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