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WHAT SHE SAID CONFERENCE | Dallas, TX

I’m so excited to announce that my company, GRIT Fitness, is partnering with W Dallas Hotel to host the first WHAT SHE SAID women’s empowerment conference in Dallas. WHAT SHE SAID is a new global speaker series featuring inspirational women from the worlds of fashion, fitness, music, tech, media and more. W is giving these incredible women at the top of their game a platform to share their personal stories at W Hotels around the world, inviting attendees to mix, mingle in true W style, over cocktails and incredible music!

I’ve partnered with the W Dallas – Victory for several fitness / social events over the past 4 years including Cardio and Cocktails and Flexin’ Flow on the WETDECK!  I love the hip, creative vibe of the hotel so I though it would be the perfect location to host a women’s conference!  I mean look at this ah-mazing conference space!  AND we got some awesome local, #GIRLBOSS interior designers to decorate the panels with super chic styles.

Main Conference Room – Great Room Meeting

Breakout – Industry Classroom

Over 80% of the speakers are members of the #GRITFAM (GRIT Fitness community).   I had strong passion to host a conference this year because I want young ladies to connect outside of the gym and have “real talk” about turning their passions into action.  This event is not limited to GRIT members ALL ARE WELCOME and we hope you decide to join the fun!  Here are the details…

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, February 24 – GRIT Fitness Design District

5-8PM Dance Cardio Party and Networking Reception presented by Tory Sport and Dulce Vida Tequila

 

Saturday, February 25 – W Dallas Victory

9AM     Check in, coffee and breakfast bites served

10AM   Side Hustle to CEO, Brit Rettig, founder of GRIT Fitness

11AM   Goal Setting for Success, Boss Women Who Brunch

12PM   Lunch, Expo of local #GIRLBOSS vendors

12:30 – 3:30PM Breakout Sessions

Time to Get Your Money RightAction-planning workshop for getting out of debt

Look Good, Feel Good

Fitness, nutrition and health “real talk” for looking and feeling your best

Winning in the Workplace

A GRIT girl’s guide to getting ahead in corporate environments

Creativity to Cashflow

Turning your creative passion into a money-making machine

Succeeding at Start-Ups

What it takes to lead and work at the world’s leading startup companies

3:30PM            Closing happy hour with live DJ and cocktails

Speakers: Amber LaFrance, Co-Founder/Owner of Culture-Hype PR and Owner of DFW Style Daily; Molly Mathias, Founder of MM Vintage; Leah Frazier, Founder of Diamond Icon and Blogger at BeautyforAshes; Lindsey Kilbride, VP of Sales for Trunk Club; Rachel Kuhr, Founder of Productable.Us and former Innovation Lead for Mark Cuban Companies; Lakshmi Shenoy, VP of Strategy and Business Development for 1871 Chicago; Danielle Moye, Pediatric Cardiologist at UT Southwestern; Megan Lyons, Founder of The Lyons’ Share Wellness; Erika Elmore, Regional Diversity Officer for Morgan Stanley; Brittany Madrid, “Living Well” host as seen on WFAA; Liz Stanley, Founder and Blogger for Oh Hey Dallas and model; NaTarra Allen, Personal Trainer at Equinox; Courtney Sanders, Founder of Think & Grow Chick, LLC; Emily Hsieh, CFA, CFP® and Founder of Narrative Financial; Annabel Williams, Regional Sales Director for AIG; Ashley Fincher, VP and Legal Counsel for Comerica Bank; Brittani Rettig, Founder of GRIT Fitness; Yasmeen Tadia, Founder of Fluff Pop and Make Your Life Sweeter Brands; Alison Magdstadt, Marketing Director for Neiman Marcus; Marty McDonald and Ashley Cash, Co-Founders of Boss Women Who Brunch

General admission tickets are $99 and VIP tickets can be purchased for $149 at whatshesaiddallas.eventbrite.com

For a full list of events and featured speakers, visit dallasgritfitness.com/what-she-said.

For questions, email dallasgritfitness@gmail.com

About GRIT Fitness

GRIT Fitness, founded in January 2015 by Brittani Rettig, brings an innovative approach to boutique fitness by providing energetic group classes in a community-focused environment. A carefully curated and enthusiastic staff of instructors teach over 60 classes each week at two studios, ranging from dance and kickboxing to high-intensity interval training, toning and cycling.

About W Dallas Hotel and WHAT SHE SAID

Since its inception, W Hotels has always worked with female icons in fashion, music, design and fitness to enrich the travel experience and provide a platform for emerging visionaries. To take that further, WHAT SHE SAID is a global speaker series hosted by W featuring women across these fields, sharing their stories, and providing opportunities to mix, mingle and network. Previous speakers have included Rachel Zoe, Diane Von Furstenberg, Who What Wear, WNBA, etc. Because everything is bigger in Texas, W Dallas – Victory in partnership with GRIT Fitness is turning WHAT SHE SAID into a two-day women’s empowerment conference! The conference will be a day and a half chalk full of robust curriculum for our local female entrepreneurs and girl bosses. We’re talking about all things fitness, personal finances, kicking A in your career and discovering your passions and purpose! We’ll be bringing in Dallas’ most influential women to inspire and motivate the next generation of female entrepreneurs – AKA YOU, girlfriend! Join us and get ready to connect, ignite your creativity and take your passions and turn them into actions.

 

WHAT SHE SAID – DALLAS | SUPPORTERS & EXHIBITORS

Blushington
DFW Beauty Guide
Dry Sparkling
Dulce Vida Tequila
Ellevate Network – Dallas
Glamsicle
Harper & Tucker
Jess Peterson – Indpendent Consultant for Rodan + Fields
Joiya Johnson – Business & Accounting Services
Kendra Scott
Krave jerky
Ladonna Stein
Lemonade by Lauren
Lexie Faucher Photography
Nike
Nikkie Smith Designs
NOH8
Peechy Keen Studio
Read Between the Lines
Rose Pearson – Executive Consultant for Rodan+Fields
Simply Elegant
Socialite Pink
Sparkling ICE
Sugar Bear Hair
Sugarfina
The Cookie Cheff
The Iman Project + Lavender & Mint
The Lyons’ Share Wellness
Tory Sport, NorthPark
Trunk Club
Whitness Nutrition

Dallas Autumn Ball – So Fancy this Fall

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Getting ready! Dress & necklace from BCBG

Hey Friends!  Happy Sunday.   I usually don’t post on Sundays, but I had so much fun this weekend I wanted to share a few photos.  My friends and I attended the Dallas Autumn Ball which is a charity gala for young adults.  Long story short, we had a blast.  We started off the night with a group dinner at Dragonfly in Hotel Zaza.  I’m usually really skeptical of hotel restaurants, but surprising our dinner was super yummy AND we got a complimentary bottle of sparking Rose’ – oh hey!

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After poppin’ our bubbly – cheers to the night!

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Me and my classmate from Harvard Business School, Ade, gettin’ rachet and ready to party!

After dinner, we made our way to the grand ball room of the party!  There was a lovely step & repeat to pose in front – of course I seized the opportunity.

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Posing on the red carpet as we made our entrance – oh so glamorous!

When we got inside, we immediately started bustin’ a move because the Emerald City Band was playing live music all night long.  The open bar was icing on the cake, but I didn’t party too hard.  I had to teach spin at 8am the next morning – priorities!

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Wouldn’t be a legit night of fun without a duck lips photo

Altogether we had an wonderful night.  Great food, friends and fun all in formal wear – what more can a girl ask for?  Hope you have a wonderful week ahead.  I’ll catch you in the morning!  xoxo, Brit

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Loved my dress and necklace from BCBG. Yay for a for a fun-filled, fancy, fall evening!

Fall Activewear Style Haul: My Favorite Workout Clothes from Target®

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Fall is fully underway – yay!  I’ve filled my house with pumpkin scented candles and brought my scarves and boots to the front of my closet.  One of my favorite things to do this season is revamp my workout wardrobe!  Of course I made a stop at Target® to check out the Fall C9 Activewear collection (never lets me down).  I can’t beat the prices and I’m always impressed with the trendy styles and bright colors.

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Excited to see lots of Fall leggings w/ cool patterns and darker colors on the tanks and running shorts.

During my visit to “Tar-jay” I immediately fell in love with the printed leggings (above on the left).  Typically I have to search shops online for leggings with cool funky designs and I end up paying close to $100 for them.  I was thrilled to find several prints of leggings all under $35.  I threw a few pairs in my shopping cart and continued on my quest…

It’s critical that I keep a giant stash of sports bras because I teach 7 fitness classes per week – I can never have too many.  Lately I’ve been putting together some cool looks with bright neon sports bras under sheer tanks, so I picked up a few of the C9 Racer bras to try on along with my leggings.

Before I headed to the fitting room, I also checked out the cute matching tank and tights sets.  You guys know I love to match.  I also saw the layered tank and running shorts combo that I bought earlier this Summer, now offered in darker colors.  I wanted to try on some of the C9 long sleeve, dry-fit running shirts as well, but I ran out of time.  I love these long-sleeve tops and actually put them on my holiday gift picks list 2 years ago.  They are still a personal favorite.

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Filling up my shopping cart with plenty of C9 goodies to try on!

Once I got into the fitting room and tried on my pieces, I immediately fell in love with the leggings.  I’m super picky about how my leggings fit.  They need to be snug enough to suck everything in but not so tight that I have a love handle rolling out of the top.  These passed the test.  I like C9 printed leggings so much that I bought 2 pairs (blue & gray – seen below).  Naturally I took some selfies because I was happy with the way I looked.  Hey girl hey!

I also tried on several sports bras to go with the leggings.  C9 has many types of sports bras that provide different levels of support based on bust size and type of activity.  Regardless, most of the C9 sports bras are reversible, which I love.  The one I decided to get is solid coral on one side and has a coral/purple pattern on the other side.  I paired it with the blue patterned leggings for the perfect color combo.  I prefer bright colors over darker ones – I think they look better on my chocolate skin (wink wink).

I’ve decided that the sports bra + leggings combo is my signature style this Fall.  I usually add a big infinity scarf or an oversized tank top for a layered look.  I especially love to rock this look when I’m teaching indoor cycling.  It keeps me cool in the sweaty cycling studio.

Overall, I am very happy with my purchases and excited to “Fall into Fitness!”

What’s your favorite fall activewear?  Do you have a signature “gym style”?

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My C9 selfies in the fitting room – loving my look!

Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Target® C9 through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Target® C9, all opinions are my own.

Fitness Fashion Friday #2: Refreshing Lime & Orange

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Orange striped scarf (Gap); Lime green tank with criss cross back (Lorna Jane – Fall 2014 collection); Black tights (Lorna Jane)

Happy Fitness Fashion Friday everyone! I’m so pumped about “scarf weather.” Does anyone else have a scarf obsession? I especially love pairing scarves with my gym clothes because they are the perfect accessory to keep me warm before/after workouts. Better yet, mixing prints and colors adds style and energy to my gym look. Here’s my fav outfit from this week. I was gonna wear it to my workout, but I thought it was so cute I wore it out to dinner instead! (P.S. it’s not to late to participate in my giveaway for a signature GRIT tank top!)

LOVING the criss cross open back on this Lorna Jane tank!

LOVING the criss cross open back on this Lorna Jane tank!

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Happy Friday to you! #besos


Fitness Fashion Friday #1: Yellow & Camo

Neon Headband, Living OneLuv; Tank, TJ Maxx (old, bought 2 years ago); Camo Leggings, Onzie (gift from my gym buddy Lew)

Neon Yellow Headband, Living OneLuv; Tank, TJ Maxx (old, bought 2 years ago); Camo Leggings, Onzie (gift from my gym buddy Lew)

Happy Friday gang!  So today I’m officially starting a new GRIT by Brit Tradition: Fitness Fashion Friday!  Every Friday, I’ll post pics of my favorite activewear outfit from the week.  This week I wanna show off the outfit I wore yesterday to teach PiYo at Fossil Corporate HQ in Dallas.  All of the class members are super trendy, well-dressed Fossil employees so I had to bring my “A-game” when picking my outfit.  I think this was the perfect combo of FUN and FIERCE.  What do you think?

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Neon/Black Pattern sports bra from Target C9 Activewear on clearance for $10.99 – woo hoo! #c9atTarget

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Obviously I have to flex for y’all (wink wink)

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SMILE – it’s Friday!


My Herve Leger dress…and tips for turning 30

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Brit in Herve Leger Judith Metallic Dress

I recently celebrated my 30th birthday and it was absolutely amazing!  My photographer just sent the photos back from party so I now I have some to share (as you can see).  I’m not gonna lie, in the months leading up to my big 3-0 I was kind of in panic mode (as most 29 year olds).  However, I was determined to not freak about arriving to the “3rd floor” and instead proactively embrace my new decade of life.  Here are some things I did on and before my dirty thirty that made my b-day one of the best days of my life…if you are approaching your 30th milestone b-day, I highly recommend these activities…

  1. Plan a Celebration – At first I didn’t want to make a big deal about my birthday (I actually wanted to ignore it and pretend it wasn’t happening).  But then I decided to fully embrace it.  I’m a super social person and I love love love parties.  SO about 3 months before my b-day I booked a venue, hired a DJ and started planning the biggest, booty-shaking bash of my life.  Bottom line = so much more fun than sitting at home doing nothing.  My advice is to go ahead and plan a big part-tay!
  2. Get Fit – For me, feeling good and looking good have a very high impact on my overall self-confidence and state of well-being on any day, especially my birthday.  Because 30th birthday’s are inherently filled with life expectations (i.e. I should have accomplished this much in my career, have this much money, be married, be “almost pregnant,” etc.) it’s good to have some accomplishments that you can be certain of – like being fit.  A fit, healthy body is one accomplishment I think we should all strive for by the age of 30.  Not only so we can look good and feel good, but because we are “real adults” now and we have to take our health seriously and establish healthy habits that allow us to live a long, abundant life.
  3. Do something you love – The morning of my by 3-0 I woke up and taught my beloved PiYo class at the W Dallas Hotel. Being with my class, sweating, feeling the sunshine on my face are priceless experiences for me.  This helped me realize that every single day is a blessing because I have the freedom to do things I love to do.  I should appreciate and savor these moments every day – not just on my birthday.
  4. Reflect on your blessings – I don’t know about you, but it was really easy for me to think about all of the things I DIDN’T do by the age of 30 rather than all of the things I DID.  I highly encourage you to write down your greatest accomplishments and happiest moments from your first 30 years (yes, high school graduation counts – you did that!)  Simply looking over this list can make you feel pretty freakin’ great.
  5. Surround yourself with friends and family (don’t be alone) – 3 of my best friends from Harvard Business School flew to Dallas for my birthday party and to spend the weekend with me.  We have actually established a tradition of traveling to each other’s home city to spend our birthday’s together.  Even if I didn’t throw my massive twerkfest of a party, I still would have felt the love, acceptance and joy that I experienced on my birthday because I was surrounded the people who love me most.
  6. Go big or go home – Last but not least, live it up a little bit!  I’m very a conservative, risk averse person.  But I had been eyeing this Herve Leger Judith Metallic dress at Intermix and really really wanted it.  I debated whether or not I should buy it for 3 weeks and even consulted my best friends.  In the end I decided – Carpe’ Diem!  I may only wear this dress once in my entire life but I don’t care.  I work hard, I’m celebrating 30 years of life, I LOVE the way the dress fits and I deserve to reward myself.  Maybe I’ll even get 2 wears out of it – I’m planning to bust it out for my 60th birthday! hehe

Here’s to next 30 years… and the next 30.  Lots of luv, Brit

 

Valentine’s Day Giveaway + Love Yourself Legs and Booty Workout

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Hello lovely guys and gals!  I personally wanted to wish you all a wonderful Valentine’s Day and week full of love and joy.  Hopefully you have a special someone in your life, but if not, know that I LOVE YOU exceedingly and abundantly!

To show my love, I’ve partnered with Socialite Pink Jewelry for a special V-Day necklace give away.  Just copy the picture BELOW, post to your Facebook page, and tag Socialite Pink + 4 friends.  After doing so, you’ll be entered to win the lovely necklace below.

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But that’s not all.  I’ve also been intrigued (yet kinda grossed out) by all of the #Belfies I’ve been seeing on Insta which has motivated me to make a Love Yourself Legs and Booty Workout just in time for Valentine’s Day 😉  The workout is a great warm up or finale to 30 minutes of cardio training.  It goes like this…

  • Plie’ Squats – 25

  • Regular Squats – 25

  • Squat Jumps – 12

  • Wall Sit – 45 seconds

  • Single Leg Step Back Lunges – 20 Right, 20 Left

  • Single Leg Side Step Lunges – 20 Right, 20 Left

  • Regular Squats – 50

Have a wonderful week with filled hugs and kisses.  

xoxo, Brit