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The countdown is on…major life change coming up

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My new biz headshot for GRIT Fitness Studio

OMG what a week.  I hope you’re doing well.  So I’m officially 2 days away from grand opening my own fitness studio, GRIT Fitness, in Dallas, TX – yay!  If you happen to live in the area or travel here, I really hope you swing by, take a class and give me a hug!  We are having FREE CLASSES all of next week to celebrate our grand opening.  You can CLICK HERE to reserve your spot in Body Sculpt, Turbo Kick, Piyo, Hip Hop, Dance Cardio or Power Flow.

launch party flyer - social media

Our launch party is this Saturday (see flyer above) and I’m excited/nervous!  This week has been a bit of an emotional roller coaster ranging from extreme excitement to massive panic attacks.  And on top of that, I’m so behind on blog posts – PLEASE FORGIVE ME!

I figured I’d give you a compete personal update via photos and captions (more workouts to come next week – I PROMISE!)  Here it goes…

I spend most evenings at my studio in one-on-one sessions with my instructors practicing their class formats - it's so fun and they are so fierce!  Here's me and Kayah after dance cardio

I spend most evenings at my studio in one-on-one sessions with my instructors practicing their class formats – it’s so fun and they are so fierce! Here’s me and Kayah after dance cardio

And here's me and Melissa after practicing Power Flow

And here’s me and Melissa after practicing Power Flow

The fierce instructors on my team have be kicking' booty and I'm 100% confident that we'll have a successful grand opening next week - spots in our free classes are filling up so quickly!

The instructors on my team have been kicking’ booty and I’m 100% confident that we’ll have a successful grand opening next week – spots in our free classes are filling up so quickly!

Meanwhile, I fed my entreprenurial soul by attending a Harvard Business Women's event during which the founder and CEO of Poo-Pouri shared the story of how she started her business.  She now brings in over $30 million in revenue a year and started with only $25K investment - I was inspired..sigh

Meanwhile, I fed my entrepreneurial soul by attending a Harvard Business Women’s event during which the founder and CEO of Poo-Pouri shared the story of how she started her business. She now brings in over $30 million in revenue a year and started with only $25K investment – I was inspired..sigh

You should watch this YouTube commercial for Poo-Pouri #hysterical

I also ordered these cute water bottles for our launch party on Saturday ;)

During the day I spend most of my time preparing for the grand opening.  This week I ordered these cute water bottles for our launch party on Saturday 😉

And got a banner to but on our building...

And got a banner to hang on our building…

So first, I've been teaching 5:45 & 6:45 spin classes everything Thursday, and today was no different.  While getting up early can be a drag, it sets a positive tone for my day

I’ve continued to teach 5:45AM & 6:45AM spin classes everything Thursday, and today was no different. While getting up early can be a drag, it sets a positive tone for my day

I played "No Flex Zone" on my playlist today, so me and some of the fellow instructors HAD to take a flexion' pic after my classes :)

I played “No Flex Zone” on my playlist today, so me and some of the fellow instructors HAD to take a flexin’ pic after my classes 🙂

Now I’m headed back to the studio (as usual) to stuff swag bags, help my dad set up tables and finishing the final touches in preparation for Saturday.  Say a prayer for me and wish me luck.  I’ll send positive vibes your way as well.

Have a wonderful rest of the week and weekend!  xoxo, Brit

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


Spice Up Your Running Routine

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Hey guys!  I hope you are enjoying some Super-duper Spring Sunshine and  taking your workouts outside like I recently recommended.   BUT in case your outdoor running routine starts to get stale, here’s a way to keep it spicy!  I’m happy to present my 3 Mile Tone Up Circuit!

What’s great about this workout is that is nicely combines long cardio endurance segments with body weight resistance training.  This means that you are burning fat + adding definition to your muscles!

The overall workout takes about 45 minutes to complete.  Expect to burn 400 – 600 calories!

Brit's 3 mile tone up circuit

As usual, workouts are ALWAYS more fun and more fierce when you do them with a friend.  So grab a buddy and hit the trails – you’ll feel awesome when it’s over!

Keep on truckin’!  xoxo, Brit

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(ABOVE – me and my workout buddy after completing my 3 mile toning circuit at Lake Norman, North Carolina)