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Black Friday Sale! Save 40% on Dallas Grit Fitness Classes + 50% on Grit by Brit DVD

Dallas Grit Fitness Black Friday Sale

Gobble Gobble – Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you’re enjoying some well-deserved food and fun with family and friends.  I know I said I was going to check out until Monday, but I have to make sure I share my special Black Friday sale!

As you probably know from all of my “studio renovation” blog posts, I’m so grateful for the upcoming grand opening of my new fitness studio, Dallas Grit Fitness!  Starting today I’m offering an exclusive pre-sale 40% discount on class passes.  This offer is good through FRIDAY ONLY (tomorrow)! 

  • CLICK HEREto purchase your discounted 10 Class Pass for $100 (reg. $170)
  • CLICK HEREto purchase your discounted 20 Class Pass for $180 (reg. $300)

Dallas Grit Fitness will open to the public on January 19, 2015.  We offer over 20 classes per week each led by energetic, nationally certified instructors including me!  From PiYo, Turbo Kick, Dance Cardio, Power Yoga and Body Sculpt we have it all, making us Dallas’ ONLY one-stop shop for fun, fierce fitness.  Trust me, you definitely want to be a part of our “gritty” family!

I hope you take advantage of this unique opportunity to prepare for a happier, healthier 2015!

Want to learn more about Dallas Grit Fitness? Here’s a link to the studio website.

BLACK FRIDAY BONUS:  You can also grab a copy of my signature Grit by Brit Ultimate Body Burn home workout DVD for $12.50 (50% discount).  CLICK HERE to access the online store.  Enter discount code: TTTVV5E5 at checkout.  Enjoy!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  xoxo, Brit

Dallas GRIT Fitness: My 1st Studio – Progress on Site Renovations

Hey guys – happy Tuesday!  So I’m back in Dallas and back to work renovating and preparing for the grand opening of my very 1st fitness studio!  I can’t believe this is all happening.  It’s SO MUCH more work than I anticipated but I’m loving every minute of it.

My studio, Dallas GRIT Fitness, is located in East Dallas at 3821 Ross Avenue.  I’m SO excited to bring the very 1st one-stop-shop for a variety of the most energetic group fitness & yoga classes!  No more having to drop in to 5 different studios to attend your favorite workouts.

Right now, I’m in the thick of of renovations and managing contractors.  We started off by tearing down 6 walls in what use to be a chiropractor’s office.  Talk about manual labor.  I had a little bit of a hiccup last week when the City of Dallas officials stopped by and said I needed an additional permit for the demolition work that was done – YIKES!  We had to stop working for a couple of days until we secured the permit – UGH!  Fortunately, everything is squared away now and we are back in business!

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My friend Turner, owner of Dallas Fit Body Bootcamp, did all of the demolition work by himself! Talk about GRIT

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Turner knocked down 6 walls on 1 Day #BEASTMODE

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During the demolition, the flooring guys came by to give me an estimate on wood floor installation

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I almost fainted when I heard the price… maybe I can get wood floors installed barter for classes???

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At the end of Day 3 all of the wall were gone and the debris was cleared out. Turner and his buddy Glen literally did magic!

Once we got all of the walls knocked down and cleaned out, we did a mini celebration – YAY!  Then the painters came in and worked their magic.  I decided to go with gray walls and white crown molding.  What do you think?  My biz partner, Tuner, will run Dallas Fit Body Bootcamp in the suite next door.  We’re excited to offer cross-studio memberships and  joint workouts 🙂

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Painters doing the final touches on the crown molding

All done with painting yay! Now I need to get a "Dallas GRIT Fitness" sign made to go in the entry way behind the welcome desk

All done with painting yay! Now I need to get a “Dallas GRIT Fitness” sign made to go in the entry way behind the welcome desk

Now that painting is done, the flooring guys will install beautiful maple wood floors this week.

Last but not least, we will wrap up renovations with mirrors, wall art and sound/lighting installations.  Then we are good to go!  I’m having an orientation for all of my rockstar instructors in early December and “soft opening” in late December 2014.  I’ll be sure to keep you updated on the progress.  In the meanwhile, check out the studio website: dallasgritfitnesss.com

So much is happening so fast!

Thanks for being a part of the journey.

Lots of luv, Brit

 

Group Fitness, Athleta Shopping & Painting with a Twist

Happy Monday friends!  Hope you had a relaxing weekend and are feeling energized for a wonderful week ahead.  I had a weekend full of positive indulgences and I’m feeling super satisfied this morning.  On Friday,  I had the privilege of teaching PiYo at Fossil World Headquarters in Dallas.  To my surprise, the entire Michael Kors jewelry team came to my class and boy did they rock it out.  We had a fun, sweaty, lunch break indeed!  There’s nothing I love more than meeting new people and connecting over our love for fitness and active living!  Also, shout out to Fossil for being an amazing company that supports healthy living among its employees.

Teaching PiYo at Fossil World HQ

Teaching PiYo at Fossil World HQ

On Saturday, I did my usual 2 Hour Saturday Detox workout with my gym buddies at 24 Hour Fitness.  I’ve been working out with these ladies for 3 years now and they are truly my best friends.  They even starred in my workout DVD (you thought they looked familiar, huh?).  We did our usually 1 hour Turbo Kick class followed by 1 hour Body Pump class.  We’re also planning a hiking and wine trip in the coming weeks which I’m very much looking forward to!

My gym buddies and I after Turbo Kick class

My gym buddies and I after Turbo Kick class

After class, I enjoyed a nice long shower, rubbed my body down in Marc Jacobs Lola perfumed lotion and headed to Athleta for a little retail therapy.  We just got Athleta in Dallas like 4 months ago.  I already like this brand because some of the Athleta employees came to my PiYo class this Summer and passed out free headbands to the students in my class – how nice is that?  I ended up buying 2 cute black workout tanks.  Both are kinda sheer and have a cool open back (I’ll post pics soon on Fitness Fashion Friday).  I wanted something that would go well with my neon sports bras and head bands.  The tanks are exactly what I was looking for.

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Checking out the Fall collection at Athleta

I have to admit, this was actually my first time ever shopping at Athleta.  I was pleasantly surprised by the bright colors, chic styles and super friendly staff.  I think I may become a regular customer.  The ultimate determining factor will be how their yoga pants/leggings fit me – I haven’t tried any yet.  Do any of you shop at Athleta? 

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Loving that bright colors are on trend for all seasons!

Later on Saturday night my college friend from Cornell, Nicole (pictured on the right) planned a lovely ladies night for our Dallas crew.  We went to Painting with a Twist where you BYOB and take a paining lesson.  I had a blast!  Not only did I get to hang out with my friends, but the icing on the cake was that we painted a picture of the Eiffell Tower.  I have a soft spot in my heart for Paris because my birthday is July 14th, Bastille Day.  I’ve never been to Paris but I want to go SO badly – the City of Lights, sigh…

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Ladies night wine & painting party!

Nonetheless, I’m super grateful the good times I shared with my friends.  Overall I had an amazing weekend and I’m looking forward to more goodness this week.  I can’t believe it’s going to be October!  Time flies when you enjoy good workouts, good shopping and good friends 🙂

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Me and my friend Crystal showing off our masterpieces!

 Let your light shine!  Luv, Brit

Happy September & Lucy Activewear Giveaway Winner Announcement

Happy September

Wishing you a happy September – HELLO FALL!

Happy September to you!  First and foremost, I want to announce the winner of my Lucy Activewear Giveaway.  I asked you guys to share your favorite leg workout, and boy, did you!  My legs were on fire just reading all of your leg exercise ideas and personal favorites.  It was tough to pick to a winner, but after giving it much thought, I’m happy to announce that Mari is our winner! Here’s her favorite leg workout: My fave leg exercises are jump squats, box jumps and split squats because you feel them right away and they are super effective. With the right amount of reps and sets, I am definitely feeling them the day after :-) Congrats Mari.  Your Lucy Activewear is on its way to you!

I hope you guys had a wonderful Labor Day weekend – I did!  I kicked things off by teaching my beloved PiYo class at the W Dallas Hotel on Saturday Morning.  I’ve been so humbled and amazed by the huge turn out we have week after week.  For those of you who live in Dallas, I highly encourage to come check out a class.  I’ll be teaching FREE PiYo classes every Saturday morning through September 27th.

Teaching my PiYo class on Saturday morning (that's me on the left, facing the class)

Teaching my PiYo class on Saturday morning (that’s me on the left, facing the class)

I actually got a double dose of sweat on Saturday.  After my PiYo class I scurried over to 24 Hour Fitness for Turbo Kick class with my Dallas gym buddies.  I’ve been working out with this crew for 3 years now.  Rain or shine, we meet at the gym for Turbo Kick every single Saturday morning at 10am.  Working out together pushes us to go extra hard and have fun!  It’s so great to have “fit friends.”  Do you have gym buddies who you regularly workout with?

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Me and my Saturday morning workout crew! Post-workout sweaty smiles 🙂

I also enjoyed lots of non-working out activities.  On Saturday afternoon my neighbor/buddy, Emilio, and I got some rest and relaxation by our pool.  We shared a bottle of white wine and read the September issues SELF, O, and Fitness magazines.  Yesterday, I went to a yummy Tex-Mex brunch with two of best friends in Dallas, Crystal and Neka (pictured below).  After enjoying my spinach enchiladas, chips and guacamole and girl talk, I went on a shopping spree at the new Lorna Jane that opened in Dallas North Park Mall.  (Remember I won a $500 Lorna Jane gift card at the Idea Blogfest – yeah buddy!) I got a ton of bright, fresh new workout clothes – eek!  I’ll be posting lots of Lorna Jane photos and product reviews in the next few weeks.

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Me, Crystal and Neka at Mi Cocina in West Village, Uptown Dallas for Labor Day Lunch

Today I’m back to work in full on “grind-mode.”  Fortunately it’s yoga week in Dallas so I’ll be teaching some extra PiYo classes which I’m really excited about.  In addition to working out and working at my corporate job, I’m also planning some special Fall workouts and recipes so be on the lookout!  Lots of luv, Brit

Just made it to Anaheim, CA for #IDEAWorld Fitness Convention and #Blogfest

What a day – phew!  To give you some insight, my Wednesday/Thursday adventures started off with a 5:30am hotel gym workout in Chicago (I’m currently working on an client project there) followed by a full day of client meetings and managing my consulting project team.  Finally, around 6pm I headed to Chicago O’hare airport to catch a flight to LAX – officially on my way to Blogfest in Anaheim, CA for the next 2 days!

IDEA_WORLD_logofinal-blackFortunately, I got to the airport a little ahead of schedule, so I chilled out in the American Airlines Admirals club, caught up on email and started winding down with a nice class of Malbec – oh hey 🙂

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The “type A” neurotic side of me wrote out my plan of attack of the next 2 days at IDEA Blogfest.  As you can see, I have a full agenda ahead of me – lots of cool blogging tips, fitness expertise and business advice to soak up!   While I’m taking the time off my full-time job, I still have responsibilities to manage, so I’ll sneak in a couple conference calls throughout the day – double duty!  No rest for the weary…

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I have been looking forward to this event all week.  I totally intend to geek out and take selfie with Chalene Johnson, my #1 fitness icon.  As a PiYo & TurboKick instructor, it’s going to be so amazing to meet the person who created my 2 favorite fitness formats!

Chalene Johnson will present PiYo on Thursday, August 14th at Blogfest!

Chalene Johnson will present PiYo on Thursday, August 14th at Blogfest!

 

To make sure I’m 100% ready to go in the morning, I went ahead and laid out my outfit.  I’ll be rocking’ my GRIT by Brit gear from head to toe.  Gotta represent!  P.S.  isn’t this neon scarf super cute?  I think it looks really good with my signature crop top tank.

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Alright, I’m off to bed.  I can’t wait to meet all of the other bloggers tomorrow!  If you are in Anaheim, please let me know so we can meet face to face!  Also, be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram @GRITbyBrit throughout the weekend – I’ll be posting lots of photos and updates.  Nite nite!   xoxo, Brit

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My hotel room at the Sheraton in Anaheim – can’t wait to count some sheep and rise and shine early in the morning!

Spreading #PiYo Love all over Dallas

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Hey Gang – Happy Monday!  I just wrapped up my first 4 weeks of teaching PiYo on the wetdeck at the W-Dallas Hotel.  We have gotten off to an amazing start and have generated a huge amount of Pilates/Yoga fusion energy in Dallas.  If you happen to live in Dallas or just be in town for the weekend, I really hope you stop by and sweat with me 🙂  Last week, D Magazine wrote a really cool review of the class.  Click here to read the full story.

Also, Chalene Johnson, the creator of PiYo, just launched a brand new home fitness PiYo program with Beachbody.  In case you don’t know, Beachbody also created Insanity and P90X  – 2 really great home fitness programs.  I’ve always been a fan of Chalene Johnson because she created TurboKick (and y’all know I love me some Turbo).

Anyway, I’m super excited and grateful for a successful PiYo class so far this Summer.  Here are some photos from our class last Saturday.  There’s nothing I love more than connecting with blog readers and fitness fanatics in our community, so please do join us Saturday morning and say “hi” – I’d love to meet you.  Click here for class details.

Have a wonderful week!  xoxo, Brit

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PiYo at W-Dallas wetdeck June 21 ,2014 Photo by: Frank Everet, W Insider

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PiYo at W Hotel #wetdeck is back! #WPiyo Summer 2014

2014 PIYO on the WET DeckHooray – it’s that time of year again!  I’ll start teaching PiYo classes at the W Dallas – Victory hotel on Saturday May 31, 2014.  Classes are held on the beautiful 16th floor beside the infnity pool of the W hotel. We start at 9:00am sharp each and every Saturday throughout the Summer.  BREAKING NEWS: Classes have been extended through September 20th! 

PiYo is one of my all time favorite fitness formats.  It’s a fun, effective fusion of Pilates and Yoga set to upbeat music.  If traditional yoga classes bore you, this is the class for you!  And the best part is that we can enjoy the best view in Dallas while getting our tummy toning and bun burning on.

Thanks to the W Hotel, PiYo on the #wetdeck is completely FREE and open to everybody – no sign up needed. You must bring your own yoga mat to participate. We also recommend you bring water and a towel.

If you have any questions, shoot me an email at brit@gritbybrit.com.

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