Summer Skin Regimen: Biossance Facial Moisturizer


Hello Friends! I hope this post finds you joyous and well!  Today I want to share a new beauty find I recently discovered and absolutely love!  Now keep in mind that I’m super picky when it comes to facial skin care products because my skin is a little on the oily side and I loathe looking shiny. Especially in the Summer it’s difficult to find a moisturizing treatment that’s non-greasy (hello 100+ degrees in Dallas).  However, I appreciate the importance of adequate skin moisture for wrinkle prevention and healthy PH balance.

That said I’ve been trying out Biossance Revitalizer which is unlike any facial moisturizing treatment I’ve used before.  First off, it’s made from Squalane which “replenishes your skin by using a moisturizer found naturally within you.”  It’s formulated to restore your own biological beauty.   Added bonus, you can also use the Revitalizer on your cuticles, dry skin patches or as hair serum for shine.


Trying out Biossance and loving it!

I decided to try the Revitalizer for 30 days as part of the Biossance 30 Day Embodied Project. A lot can happened in 30 days – we can transform our bodies, our minds and our skin!  So for the past month I’ve followed a very simple 2-step summer skin care regimen:

  1. Every morning, wash my face and apply oil free SPF 15 sunscreen
  2. Every night, wash my face and I apply 2-3 small drops of Biossance to my face and neck before bed

I can honestly say that my skins feel revitalized,  super smooth and not oily despite the blazing temperatures outside.  I took a selfie before bed last night to show off my complexion – I’m super impressed.


Chillin’ with no make up on…

What’s your Summer Skin Care regimen?

GRIT Fitness on Fox 4 Good Day


Brittni (Marketing Manager for Westin Hote, Fox 4 Anchor and Me posing on set!

Hey Hey friends!  I hope you’re excited for the weekend…especially if you live in Dallas!  My studio is partnering with the Westin Galleria Dallas to host the 3rd Summer Sweat Series event.  This time we are offering a free Turbo Kick class at 2pm this Sunday!  After class you can enjoy complimentary passed bites, Sangria and pool access.  It’s going to be a blast!

Since the first 2 Summer Sweat Series events were so successful, Fox 4 News asked us to come on their morning show, Good Day, and demo some of the Turbo Kick moves that we’ll be rocking on Sunday.  In case you can’t tell, I LOVE being on camera!  My childhood dream was to have my own talk show….sigh….some day.  haha.  Check out the video segment below!  We had a ball kicking, punching and jamming on camera. | Dallas-Fort Worth News, Weather, Sports

In the spirit of kickboxing, I highly recommend my at home “DIY Cardio Kickboxing Routine” for your workout of the day.  Set aside 30 minutes, blast some crunk music and break a sweat.  You won’t regret it.

Wishing you a wonderful day of sweat and smiles.  xoxo, Brit

20 Minute Cardio Tabata Workout

Happy Hump Day Friends!  I hope your week is going well.  I’m counting down the days until my boyfriend and I jet set to Mexico for a much-needed vacation!  The past couple of weeks have been crazy busy planning social events for my fitness studio, teaching classes and attending fitness conferences BUT I wouldn’t have it any other way.

While we intend to spend most of our time being lazy on the beach, we’re both gym rats so we made up some efficient and effective Tabata workouts to knock out in the hotel gym.  Tabata is a Japanese form of High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).  You can click here to learn more.  Here’s the workout we tried out last week and really enjoyed.

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If you want to try the workout, be sure to warm up with light/moderate intensity cardio for 3-5 minutes (e.g. jumping jacks, jog, stationary bike).  Also, you will need 1 set of medium/heavy dumbbells (5-10 pounds) and a jump rope.  You can expect to burn 200-300 calories in 20 minutes.  Better yet, interval training shocks your body so you keep burning calories even after your workout.  YEAH BUDDY!

I hope you enjoy and have an awesome day!  xoxo, Brit

GLOWGA Party : Glow-in-the-dark Yoga to Celebrate 6 Months of Business

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Excited for the party to start! I couldn’t believe there was a line all the way down the street – ahhh!

Happy Monday morning friends!  I’m cloud 9 after celebrating 6 super successful months of business!  This past weekend, my GRIT Fitness team and I hosted a GLOWGA (glow-in-the-dark yoga) party on the 33rd floor of the W Dallas Hotel.  It was simply amazing!  Hundreds and hundreds of family, friends and studio members came out to “flow in the dark” with us.  Here are a few photos…  You can view the full album on the GRIT Fitness Facebook page.

I’ll be back tomorrow with a super sweat 20 minute Tabata workout that I did with my boyfriend last week.  Get ready to WERK friends!

xoxo, Brit

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Me and a few members of my GRIT Fitness Dream Team!

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Flowing in the DARK!

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Melissa & Maria, GRIT Fitness Yoga Instructors who led the class

Top 5 Inspirational Quotes for Business Owners


Annabel, Kemi and I posing at the IDEA World Fitness Conference – GRIT Fitness Instructors represent!

Hola friends!  I hope your week is going well.  This week is a bit of a bear as I’m still getting back in the swing of things after being in Los Angeles for the IDEA World Blog Fest & Fitness Convention. This was my 2nd time attending as last year I went for the 1st time and had an absolute blast.  Check out my blog post reflecting on my most memorable moments the 2014 IDEA World.

This year’s conference was equally energizing and inspiring and better yet, 2 of my best friends & fellow GRIT Fitness instructors (Annabel and Kemi) came with me!  We enjoyed 3 days of workshops, workouts and fitness classes in LA.  My adorable aunt (who’s 75 years old and super amazing looking – OMG see photo below) hosted us at her fab house.  We had an awesome trip perfectly balanced with relaxation and invigoration.  Here are a few pics…


Day 1- arriving at IDEA World Fitness Convention w/ Kemi (left) and Annabel (right)


After super sweaty Soul Cycle class in West Hollywood! We opted for a fierece workout instead of a fancy dinner on night one (wink wink)


I ran into some of my Dallas Fitness friends while in LA – say hey to the Lync Cycling gang!


And more Dallas Fit Friends – Mark Shipman from the Ride House & Shredded by Mark :)


I took a killer workout with Gabrielle Reece – HighX workout – check it out!


And obvi I made lots of new blogging buddies during Blog Fest!

I love attending these conferences because I pick up little nuggets wisdom from fellow fitness entrepreneurs.  Here are the Top 5 takeaways that impacted me most…

Top 5 Inspirational Quotes for Business Owners

  1. Nobody can be you like YOU can – Dare to be different from the masses.
  2. Only iron can sharpen iron – Surround yourself with positive, smart highly motivated people.
  3. Work ON your business and IN your business – Don’t get so caught up in your business operations that lost focus on strategic planning.
  4. Anticipate and prepare for change – Change is inevitable so put lots of energy in continuous improvement and never get too comfortable in your current situation.
  5. People are your greatest asset, treat them as such – The only thing that truly seperates good business from great business is passionate and loyal human capital.

Farewell photo with my new selfie-stick! Me, Kemi and my Aunt Nita who hosted us at her beautiful home in Baldwin Hills, CA!

Rock on this week!  xoxo, Brit

6 Health Benefits of Dance Cardio Workouts


Our Zumba / Dance Cardio class at the Westin Galleria Dallas after Summer Sweat Series #2

There are short-cuts to happiness, and dancing is one of them.

– Vicki Baum

Happy Monday beauties!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend – mine was busy but lots of fun.  Yesterday morning I enjoyed an energetic Dance Club Cardio class at my studio, GRIT Fitness, and I couldn’t help but acknowledge how happy I felt after class.  There’s something about dancing that just makes my soul sing and getting a good cardio workout in the process is icing on the cake.

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, my studio is partnering with the Westin Galleria Dallas to bring a series of free workouts and pool parties each month this Summer.  We’re calling it the Sumer Sweat Series.  Our 2nd series was a Zumba / Dance Cardio class and it was a HIT – over 200 members of the Dallas Community came to sweat and shake with us.  Here are some pics from the event…


Emily (GRIT Dance Cardio Instructor) and I before her class


Over 200 ladies shakin’ a little something and ballistic’ calories at the Westin Galleria Dallas


Representing my clique :)


The Fierce Four Dance Cardio / Zumba instructors who led our class

In the spirit of sharing my love for dancing I did a little research to summarize its key health benefits.  Check it out!

6 Health Benefits of Dancing

  1. Relieve Stress (Journal of Applied Gerontology) 
  2. Improve Memory (The New England Journal of Medicine)
  3. Lift Your Spirits
  4. Manage Weight
  5. Increase Energy (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
  6. Make New Friends

This week I highly encourage you to try out a dance cardio class or at least dance a for a few minutes infront of the mirror – your body and your mind will thank you!  Also, if you live near Dallas, join us for Summer Sweat Series #3 on Sunday August 9!  CLICK HERE to register for free.  xoxo, Brit


Summer Slim Down Circuit

GRIT Fitness Body Sculpt Classes showing off their strong, sexy bodies after tonight's class!  #nogritnopearl

GRIT Fitness Body Sculpt Classes showing off their strong, sexy bodies after tonight’s class! #nogritnopearl

HELLO FRIENDS!  I hope this post finds you joyous as well!  We’ve had record class attendance at GRIT Fitness this week so I feel compelled to show some sweaty love and share a new workout I created!  Our Body Sculpt and GRIT HIIT classes are very popular for clients who are trying to slim down, so I put together a quick 25 minute Summer Slim Down Circuit that they can do on the road when they can’t make it to the studio.  Give it a whirl and let me know what you think.  Much love! xoxo, Brit