GRIT #GIRLBOSS Pop Up Shop

Please join me and my team at GRIT Fitness on Saturday, Dec. 10th from 9am-12pm for our 2nd annual Girl Boss Pop Up Shop! We are passionate about supporting women in business and want to create a postive, energetic enviroment for women owned businesses to show off and sell their products and services.

You can enjoy awesome holiday shopping and fun sweat sessions! We’ll offer 2 complimentary community classes:
– 9:00am Dance Club Cardio w/ Jackie
– 10:30am Body Sculpt w/ Brit (yours truly)

Here’s the link to get details and RSVP on Facebook:https://www.facebook.com/events/214011032356181/

ATTENTION VENDORS: Email dallasgritfitness@gmail.com to register. Vendor registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. The cost is $25 per vendor table. You can purchase the vendor registration here: https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=194656&stype=43&prodGroupId=10179

We have space to host up to 20 vendors.

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July FREE Fitness Events| Dallas, TX

Happy Monday friends!  My fitness studio, GRIT Fitness, is hosting 4 super fun FREE fitness events in the month of July.  If you live in Dallas, you MUST come sweat and smile with me and my inspiring team of instructors!  Here’s a run down of the classes we’ll offer – book your spot 🙂   xoxo, Brit

1. Healthy Happy Hour | REVOLUTION (cycling)

GRIT Fitness Design District, 1729 Irving Blvd. Ste 101 Dallas, TX 75207
Friday, July 8 | 6:00pm

Register at dallasgritfitness.com/schedule

2. Flexin’ Flow on the Wetdeck

W Dallas Hotel, 2440 Victory Park Ln, Dallas, TX 75219

Saturday, July 16 | 9:00am

Register at wetdeckyoga.eventbrite.com

3. Healthy Happy Hour |  Flexin’ Flow

GRIT Fitness Design District, 1729 Irving Blvd. Ste 101 Dallas, TX 75207

Friday, July 22 | 6:00pm

Register at dallasgritfitness.com/schedule

4. Summer Sweat Series | Tone & Tighten

Westin Galleria Dallas, 13340 Dallas Pkwy, Dallas, TX 75240

Saturday, July 24 | 2:00pm

Register at http://tinyurl.com/gnu5e65

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GRIT Fitness Design District Launch Party | June 5, 2016

Hey hey friends!  I’m still on a high from our Cardio & Cocktails party last Saturday!  Over 300 people came to shake it with us at the W Dallas hotel.  It was an absolute blast and I want to give a HUGE thanks to our partner, Fabletics for providing awesome swag and adorable outfits! CLICK HERE to checkout the photo album on Facebook!

SO in LUV with our outfits from Fabletics summer collection!

The fun doesn’t stop there, next up is the MAIN EVENT, our “Sunday Funday” Launch Party for the Grand Opening of the GRIT Fitness Flagship studio – woo hoo!  The launch party on Sunday, June 5 will include cocktails, light bites, and workout gear offerings to shop by top fitness brands! The GRIT Fitness flagship is located at 1729 Irving Boulevard Suite 101 Dallas, Texas 75227.

Here are the details…

TICKETS: FREE General Admission or $25 VIP Tickets which include priority entry and special GRIT swag bag.  Purchase at gritlaunchparty.eventbrite.com

ATTIRE: Your most stylish “Athleisure” (workout clothes)

WHEN: Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM (CDT) – Add to Calendar

WHERE: GRIT Fitness Design District – 1729 Irving Blvd #101, Dallas, TX 75207 – View Map

I hope to see you June 5th! xoxo, Brit

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SWEATWORKING | Workout + Professional Networking

ATTENTION ALL GIRL BOSSES! Join me in partnership with Ellevate Network for DFW’s first ever “Sweatworking, ” an innovative, fun (and not to mention efficient!) way to combine networking and exercise all into one.

Before kicking things off, I’ll share a little background about how I started my company and our plans for expansion.  We’ll then jump into a 30-minute cardio-inspired workout, followed by refreshments and mingling with fellow Ellevate members and other DFW professional women.

Grab a friend or co-worker, throw on your favorite workout gear, and join us for a fabulous night of calorie-burning and networking.  See you there!  xoxo, Brit

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6 Sculpting Exercises to Spring Into Shape

Hey Hey friends! I hope you had an awesome Easter weekend! I enjoyed some much-needed family time and good food. Also did quite a bit to shopping for equipment for the new GRIT Fitness Flagship Studio. It’s almost time for the Grand Opening – eek!

My sister/workout buddy and me after church on Easter Sunday!

With warmer weather on the horizon, I want to share my 6 favorite sculpting moves to help us get “Summer Body ready! As a group fitness instructor, I get asked all the time, “How can I get more toned and defined?” The simple answer is, “Start strength training 2-3 times per week.” Now let me clarify, the 5-minute arm circuit with 1-3 pound dumbbells during spin or barre class doesn’t count. Our bodies need real resistance training with weights that are heavy enough to actually build lean muscle mass and increase metabolism. Also, there’s no need to worry about getting “bulky” with high repetition workouts, such as this one. So let’s get started!

For a super sweaty sculpting session, start with a 5 minute warm up jog. Then grab a pair of 5-10 pound dumbbells and complete 20 reps of each exercise below. Repeat the entire sequence 3 times. Be sure to stretch for 5-10 minutes once complete.


1. Squat with Upright Row – Start in a wide stance, with your heels pointing in and toes pointing out. Hold both weights down in front of your hips then lower into plié’ squat so that weights come near knee-level. Push through your heels to stand back up while driving your elbows upward so that weights come up to chest level. Repeat.


2. Reverse Lunge with Bicep Curl – Stand with you feet hip-width apart holding one dumbbell in each hand. Take a big step back with one foot, and then lower your back knee into a lunge position so that both legs make 90-degree angles. In the lunge position, curl both dumbbells up towards your shoulder for a bicep contraction. Lower the dumbbells back down by your side. Then push through your front heel to stand back up and step your back foot forward to meet the other. Repeat.


3. Push Up with Shoulder Tap – This is a body weight exercise (no dumbbells needed). Start in a plank position either on your knees or your toes. Do a push up and ensure your chest comes down to elbow height. Between each push up, tap your hand on your opposite shoulder alternating hands between reps.


4. Plank Row – Start in a plank position holding one dumbbell in each hand. Keeping your hips square to the ground, row one elbow up so that the dumbbell comes level with your chest. Lower the dumbbell and repeat on the other side.


5. Bridge Pose with Chest Press – Lay flat on your back with your knees bent and your feet flat on the ground. Hold one dumbbell in each hand at your chest. Raise your hips off of the ground into a bridge pose and then press the dumbbells up so that your arms are straight. Keeping your hips off of the ground, lower the dumbbells back to your chest and repeat.


6. Russian Twist – This is one of my favorite ab exercises! Start in a seated position on the ground with your knees bent. Hold both weights at your chest and lean back into a 45 degree angle. Twist your torso side to side and feel a deep contraction in your oblique muscles.

If you live in Dallas and want more sculpting exercises, join me and my team for a Body Sculpt class at GRIT Fitness.   Make it a great week!  xoxo, Brit

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Dallas GRIT Fitness Flagship | Construction Progress

Hey hey friends!  I’m SO THRILLED to share a construction progress update today because SO MUCH has been accomplished in so little time.

So, this week all of the former walls in the facility were demolished leaving this huge open space…

and by the end of the week, the new wall frames and sheet rock were constructed –  YAY!

This is a major milestone because the new GRIT FITNESS flagship studio will have 2 studios under 1 roof: 1 group fitness studio + 1 indoor cycling studio. (It’s also just super cool to actually see the future floor plan in real life – not just on construction drawings).

I’m big believer that variety is the spice of life and the key to an effective fitness regimen, so I’m super keen on providing continuous variety to my clients AKA the #GRITFAM.  Offering cycling classes in additional to our 7 original group fitness classes is a phenomenal sweaty combo!

Furthermore, we made more great progress on the locker room.  Last week the locker room looked like this (NO plumbing)…

This week the trenching for plumbing got underway and we are on track to install showers!

We still have lots of work to do (e.g. flooring, lighting, sound, decor) but the BIG construction efforts are well underway and almost done.  Summer will be here before we know it and I can’t wait to offer more of our fun, fierce fabulous fitness classes to the Dallas community.

It’s not too late to back our campaign and help make this vision come to life.  We can’t do it without you!  Thank you so much for the contributions, kind emails and words of encouragement so far.  You are loved and appreciated.  #thebestisyettocome

xoxo, Brit

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GRIT Fitness Flagship Video Tour & Update

Hey Friends!  I hope you had an awesome weekend are looking forward to an even more awesome week ahead. We are enjoying AMAZING weather in Dallas – I’m talking patio chillin’ with no sweater on – HEY!

I have so much exciting news to share with you!  First, we have raised over 20% of our goal for the new GRIT Flagship on @indiegogo. Thank you to everyone who has helped so far, we luv you! Click the link at the bottom of this post check out the campaign and help us make the Flagship the best it can be!

Second, I shot a little video tour of the new FLAGSHIP so you can see what’s in store.  7 Original GRIT Fitness classes + GRIT Revolution (our new indoor cycling format) ALL under 1 roof!  This means more BANG FOR YOUR BUCK for the #GRITFAM.  Take the tour and get excited!

Last but not least, our construction plans were approved by the City of Dallas last Friday – YAY!  This is such a big deal, because often this step in the process can take WEEKS! On Monday morning I have a meeting with our design team to pick out the final materials and confirm the final plans so we can start construction ASAP!  Wish me luck!  I’ve never done anything like this before so I’m pumped up but also feeling a little anxiety because I want to create the BEST fitness environment for the #GRITFAM.

I’ll post continuous updates here on the blog so you can closely track our build out and ramp up in the coming weeks.  Thanks for all of the love, kind emails and contributions to our campaign.  I APPRECIATE YOU!  xoxo, Brit

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GRIT Fitness Opening Flagship in Dallas’ Design District

Happy Valentine’s Day Friends!

I’m so excited to share, that GRIT Fitness will open it’s 5,000 square-foot Flagship Headquarters this Summer!  This milestone is an absolute dream come true.  Never did I ever think that in only 1 year of business, we would get the opportunity to expand.  When I opened the Dallas GRIT Fitness studio last year, my only goal was stay alive, haha.  But that’s what happens when you have GRIT (passion and perseverance for LONG TERM goals) – you don’t just survive, you thrive!

Seeing this vision come to life has given me so faith that the best is yet to come!  I came up with the idea for GRIT about 3 years ago after realizing the ONLY reason I had a gym membership was to take group fitness classes.  I thought, “why don’t I create a place that offers a variety high-energy, music-driven classes all of the time?!”I became obsessed with creating innovative fitness classes by taking standard workouts and making them “gritty” with added intensity and motivating playlists.

The idea spun around in my head for over 3 years, but not until 1 year ago did I take the leap of faith and quit my high-profile consulting career to work on GRIT full time.  In the beginning it was just me, teaching free community classes on the weekends and moonlighting as a fitness instructor to get away from my “real job.”  Now we’ve grown to 7 original class formats, 14 instructors (pictured below), 35 classes per week and a family of over 2,500 active members!

But…we are SO MUCH MORE than another fitness concept – we’re a fun, fierce, fabulous fit family!

  • Monthly social events (e.g. Cardio & Cocktails, Vino & Vinyasa)
  • FREE community classes attracting hundreds of participants
  • Building deep personal relationships  (#GRITFAM for life)
  • Passion and perseverance for long term goals

That’s what GRIT is all about!

This is ONLY the beginning, we’re determined to transform the fitness industry into one what welcoming, hard working and focused on helping you live your best life!  The next step is build out our flagship studio in Dallas, TX.  I’ve secured an amazing 5,000 square foot location in Dallas’ Design District which we are transforming from an art showroom to our flagship studio!

I’ve hired architects and contractors to build 2 studio rooms: 1 multipurpose group fitness studio and 1 cycle studio for our newest indoor cycling format, “GRIT Revolution!”  The flagship will also have a locker room with showers, offices, a stretch bar and a lounge area!  This will be the official GRIT headquarters where we innovate new class formats and host instructor certifications, social events and lots of sweaty classes!

I’ve raised almost all of the money for the nuts and bolts of the finish out (e.g. demo, construction of new walls, plumbing, flooring, etc.)  BUT we still need funding for class equipment, awesome lighting and killer sound systems for each studio room.

If you’ve taken one of our free community classes, joined us for a cardio party, followed my blog for a while or if you’re simply on board with our mission – help us build this FIERCE flagship studio to better serve the #GRITFAM and the world!  We’ve got a LOT of work to do, but with your help we CAN make this bold, gritty vision come to life.  BE A PART OF THE GRIT MOVEMENT!

Lots of luv,

Brit

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BIG NEWS at Dallas GRIT Fitness

Happy Saturday friends!  Over the past 10 days, my #DREAMTEAM at GRIT Fitness and I have been counting down to a really BIG announcement…

And we’ve finally made it to the last day!  Tomorrow is the BIG announcement and I’d love to share it with YOU = my beloved blog community who’ve been a part of my journey long before I was a fitness entrepreneur.  Sign up for my special newsletter that will be sent tomorrow morning and be the first to hear the good news!

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Hint: My dreams are really coming true!

xoxo, Brit

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Fabletics Fitness Fashion Friday

Hey friends!  I want to bring back old tradition, Fitness Fashion Friday!  Every Friday you can check out my my most favorite workout clothes from the week.

This week I want to show off my newest outfit from Fabletics.  I was SO excited last Spring when Fabletics asked me to be one of their Master trainers.  I wasn’t too familiar with the brand at the time, but since then I’ve gotten to experience a ton of their styles and I must say that I’m now a Fabletics junkie!

This outfit is called the Supernova.  It’s 3 pieces all for only $69.95 when you become a VIP:

  1. Off the shoulder top
  2. Strappy sports Bra
  3. Black leggings

I’m obsessed with the look because it’s athletically chic! Don’t you think?

What your favorite winter workout look?

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