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!
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.
Join W Dallas – Victory + my company (GRIT Fitness) for a Cardio Dance Party! Get ready to WERK 33 floors above the Dallas skyline at the hottest fitness event of the year. Burn those calories during a 1 hour dance/cardio infused workout and stay for the after party! We’ve got a cash bar, a DJ on the decks to keep the party bumpin’ and an exclusive SWAG bag to take home.
Besides – who wouldn’t want to go out on the town in workout clothes?
WHEN: Saturday, April 30th | 8PM – Midnight
Doors open at 8PM
GRIT Dance Club Cardio™ Workout 9-10PM
After Party 10PM-Midnight
WHERE: Altitude | 33rd Floor
W Dallas – Victory 2440 Victory Park Lane Dallas, TX 75219
TICKETS: $20 General Admission
Includes 1-hour Dance Club Cardio™ class, after party and exclusive swag bag.
ATTIRE: Show up and show out in your most electrifying, neon fitness gear! Prizes will be awarded to the TOP 5, best dressed party goers of the evening.
Hey Hey friends! I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving Holiday and ate lots of yummy food that you love 🙂 No need to feel guilty for indulging because I have five, free, super-fun workouts in store for you this holiday season. If you live in Dallas, come join me and my friends from Luke’s Locker for the #LUKESGRIT Challenge! Me and 3 instructors from my studio will teach a sweaty series of high energy, motivating classes during the month of December.
The #LUKESGRIT challenge aims to provide a fun environment that encourages women to stay active during the holiday season. Generous prizes from Luke’s Locker will be awarded to those who complete 3 or more community classes in the month of December.
The challenge begins this Sunday, Dec. 6th with a kick off “GRIT mash up” class and shopping event at Luke’s Locker – Mockingbird, Dallas, TX. Each week following, members of the Dallas community can participate in a complimentary community workout at the GRIT Fitness studio located at 3821 Ross Ave. Dallas, TX 75204.
Details: Enjoy a 1-hour “mash up” workout led by GRIT Fitness instructors, followed by refreshments and shopping. The kick-off class will consist of Dance Cardio, Body Sculpting and Cardio Kick Boxing. Space is limited – class participants must register online!
Hey hey friends! I hope your day is off to a great start! I’m Chicago bound this morning to visit some friends and do a little market research among some leading studios in Chi-town. As 2015 wraps up, I’m kicking my innovation juices in high gear a developing some fun, fresh new class formats to introduce at GRIT Fitness in 2016!
But before I get a ahead of myself, I’m wanted to share an upcoming event that I’m super excited about – our first ever Friday Night Dance Cardio Party! Talk about a “healthy happy hour” huh? So, 3 of our super fab dance cardio instructors are teaming up to bring a 2-hour dance party. Better yet, our friends from Fabletics are providing swag to all attendees.
If you live in Dallas – I personally invite you to join the party on Oct. 23rd at 6pm! I’ll be there shaking a little something along with the other members of our GRIT family. Can’t wait 🙂
Hey Friends – Happy Monday! To compensate for my recent posting hiatus, I’m coming back strong with 2 blog posts today – yeah buddy!
I’m so excited to announce that this Sunday (Sept. 27th) my fitness studio GRIT Fitness will be the official Dallas leader of Lorna Jane Active Nation Day! Join me and fellow GRIT instructors Annabel and Emily as we lead you through a super special “Shake, Sweat, Sculpt: GRIT Mash Up Workout” = Dance Cardio + Turbo Kick + Body Sculpt! The class is 100% free and open to the public – it will take place next Sunday at Dallas’ NorthPark – Center Park Garden at 10:00am. Shop styles from Lorna Jane NorthPark and enjoy healthy bites along with your sweat session! ****BRING YOUR YOGA MAT****
“Active Nation Day is a movement created in 2012 by Lorna Jane to inspire women, their families, communities, cities and the world to live a more Active Life!” (Lorna Jane). You can learn more about Lorna Jane’s Active Nation Day at http://activenationday.com
Get excited! I can’t wait to see you there! xoxo, Brit
Image: 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…
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
Relieve Stress (Journal of Applied Gerontology)
Improve Memory (The New England Journal of Medicine)
Lift Your Spirits
Increase Energy (The Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition)
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
Hey gang! I hope your week is going well. This is week has been MUCH more mellow than last, as my new studio is up and running without the craziness of grand opening week. My team and I are having a blast getting to know our clients and teaching classes. The energy at GRIT Fitness is through the roof! After this week, we’ll operate in a more “business as usual” mode with less on-the-fly to changes to our schedule, policies, memberships, etc. For instance, today marks the end of our grand opening membership offer to enjoy a year of unlimited classes for only $75 per month! If you live in Dallas, you’d best get up on this (wink wink) – CLICK HERE to purchase!
There are SO many moving parts to manage when running your own business. Everyday I wake up with a long “to do” list and every night it’s never finished…sigh. I thought I’d be able to manage everything on my own, but I’ve quickly learned that I need help! In order to grow and execute things with the highest level of quality I HAVE to depend on others. This has been really tough for me because I pride myself in “doing it all.” Fortunately, I have some amazing friends who’ve volunteered to work the front desk and help with social media marketing barter for classes. Not bad huh? I’m a lucky girl.
Right now I’m focusing on outlining the marketing strategy that we’ll execute over the next few months. I’m also prioritizing my team’s development, so I spend lots of time in one-on-one practice sessions to grow the skills of my instructors. I have NOT figured out how to keep my car clean, plan my meals or how to effectively structure my days, so if any fellow entrepreneurs have advice, PLEASE SHARE!
Alright, that’s enough about my life. Now moving on to some valuable info for you! In honor of Throwback Thursday, here’s one of my all time favorite, Sexy Arms Workout from the GRIT by Brit archives. Give this bad boy a whirl this weekend and let me know how it goes! You can CLICK HERE for details and to watch an instructional video. ENJOY! xoxo, Brit
Image: Me and Turner (Owner of Dallas Fit Body Boot Camp – our neighbor gym)
Happy Monday Y’all! I hope you enjoyed a nice long post-Christmas weekend. I totally feel the vibes of everyone getting ready for 2015. This morning I subbed a 5:45 spin class at BEYOND Pedaling and the energy was through the roof. I love it when my class comes the the studio ready to work!
I’m spending the rest of the my day at my own fitness studio, GRIT Fitness. It’s so surreal to actually have my “own fitness studio.” A dream come true! Now we are really in the home stretch – only 3 weeks until our grand opening. Yay!
I auditioned and hired 1 more Power Flow instructor this morning which means GRIT Fitness will open with a fun, fierce team of 11 fabulous instructors (including me)!
Here’s a quick run down of the recent progress that me and my family made over the Christmas break…
Last but not least, I’m spending most of my time this week preparing for our Launch Party and grand opening festivities. If you live in Dallas, I really hope you can join us. The party is on Saturday, Jan. 17th from 1-4pm. Our friends from Lorna Jane will be in the house with some goodies! I’ll be sure to do my part and provide the mimosas and a jammin’ playlist 🙂 After the party, we are offering a free week of classes to the Dallas Community. This is your chance to to check out our rockstar team of instructors, break a sweat a bust a move. Visit our Mind Body site to reserve your spot in a class!
Well, that’s all for now. I’ll bring you some “detox” ideas later this week to get your New Year started off right. Have a wonderful week. xoxo, Brit
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!
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!
Last week I traveled to Miami for work and while I was there I had the awesome opportunity to check out Vixen Workout. I’ve been hearing about this sexy sweat session that’s selling out classes of over 100 women every night, Obviously, I had to check it out.
First off, the class is held in a Miami dance studio. When I walked through the door, the instructor greeted me wearing a tank top with “Twerk Society” written across her chest (see below). Then I walked into the back studio and the girls were wearing platform heels and spandex pants – lookin’ like true “Video Vixens.” I was like…alright then. The studio was dark lit only by colored lights and a disco ball. I’m not gonna lie, at this point I was little intimidated.
Fortunately, the music started blasting, the lights got even lower and then it was ON! The instructor was a ball of energy shouting commands like “Pop” “Shake” “Grind.” I was caught a little off guard as that was totally different from what I shout during my kickboxing and spinning classes. Overall, the vibe was very fun and I loved that every girl in the class seemed to get “lost” for 1 hour and exude an abundance of self-assurance. There was one point when I was truly convinced, I was in a Beyonce video. As a woman, I must say, it was quite empowering. I could go on and on about this class, but here are a few facts in case your wanna check it out for your self…
GRIT by Brit Vixen Workout Review
Workout Type: Sexy Dance Cardio, for women only ages 18+
Duration: 60 Minutes
Calorie Burn: 350-500
Price: Very affordable, only $12 per class
Location: Miami and a few classes have started in NYC
Intensity: Moderate (like an intermediate/advanced Zumba class)
Choreography: Moderately complex. Not too difficult. Lots of “adult” moves (i.e. twerkin’, booty poppin’, droppin’ it low). There are only 5-6 moves per song, so it’s easy to pick up the combinations. Each class consists of a warm up, about 8 working tracks and then a “booty-shakin’ finale.”
Music: Mostly dirty south hip hop and lots of Beyonce! Think Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Drake, Rihanna, etc.
Vibe: CRUNK. This class reminds me a lot of my friend Sadie’s 305 Fitness in NYC. The difference is that Vixen Workout has more hip hop music and the moves are much sexier. I actually felt very sexy during the workout – it was a super confidence booster!
Fun Factor: Through the roof! This is honestly the most fun I’ve had while working out in a very long time. As you guys know, I do NOT consider myself a dancer. I have a very athletic build and often feel out of my element in dance classes. But, the low lights and club-like atmosphere made it easy for me to let loose.