GRIT Fitness SALE: 18 Classes for $85

Hey y’all!  I hope your week is going well.  The weather is getting cooler and most people fall out of their fitness routine this time of year!  So that’s why my team and I at GRIT Fitness host our annual Fall N2 Fitness special offer + class challenge in the month of October.  If you live in Dallas, I would love for you to join the fun!

For only $85 you can take unlimited classes at BOTH grit fitness studios (East Dallas and Design District) for the entire month of October.  This usually costs $165!!!  It doesn’t get any better than this y’all 🙂  CLICK HERE to sign up!

PLUS during the month of October, you can also participate in our BLACKOUT class challenge.  It’s essentially a game of “GRIT Bingo” where you’re trying to black out the game card. We’ve spent a lot of time picking the classes on the card because we want you to get a solid balance of strength, cardio and flexibility exercise to stay in tip top shape this Fall.  Check it out!

Not only do you get a great sense of personal pride for completing the challenge, but you also get the newest style GRIT tank top!  Keep in mind that GRIT tanks tops can’t be bought, they can only be EARNED!

So what are you waiting for?  Quit contemplating and join the fun!  The #GRITFAM can’t wait to WERK it out with you!  xoxo, Brit

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Neiman Marcus Faces of Beauty 2016 – I won!

Pic from my photo shoot! This pic is hanging in the windows of Neiman Marcus – how cool!

Hey friends!  I have some awesome news to share today.  Last month, I was formally announced as a winner of the Neiman Marcus Faces of Beauty contest!  The Faces of Beauty Contest started 5 years ago as Neiman Marcus began “highlighting women from across the country that have cut through the clutter and are achieving great things.”  One of my clients at GRIT Fitness nominated me for the award without me even knowing and I won!  5 winners were selected out of over 1,000 applications.  I’m so honored, grateful and over-the-moon excited.

The past few weeks I’ve had some once-in-a-lifetime experiences so I wanted to share.  As a winner I received these awesome goodies:

  • Full makeover and photo shoot for a feature in THE BOOK and for my pic to be displayed in the store windows
  • Luxury hotel accommodations at the Joule in Dallas
  • Participation as a panelist in the NM Beauty Symposium
  • A celebration dinner with Neiman Marcus executives (so inspiring to chat with these #girlbosses)
  • Hair styling, makeup application, and a private fitting with a Neiman Marcus stylist
  • $1,500 in cosmetics and fragrances—and the wardrobe from the fitting (Loving my Vince leather jacket and Milly dress!)

Pretty sweet huh?  Here are some pics from the Beauty Symposium that happened 2 weeks ago.

All of the winners being escorted to a welcome dinner!

I got to meet the other 4 winners and I was SO inspired by their journeys. From fellow small business owners to writers, each girl had so much passion and perseverance for make positive change in her area of interest.

We even got to have dinner with VP Creative Director and the VP of Beauty for Neiman Marcus.  #girlpowerAnd of course I got the most amazing makeover and styling session!  I felt like pretty woman 🙂

Last but not least, we all spoke on a panel and shared our stories of how we are “making some noise” in our respective areas.  Of course I gave major props to the #GRITFAM for being the most positive, uplifting women’s fitness community in the world!

After the panel we enjoyed sips, bites and a photo booth…

I left the Beauty Symposium feeling energized and ready to keep growing GRIT Fitness to impact as many women and possible.  This was truly a “stop and smell the roses” experience for me.  I’m living my dream and I’m so very grateful.  BUT the exciting part is that I know best is still yet to come.  Not only for me, but for you too!   xoxo, Brit

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FREE Fitness Events | September Schedule

Hey gang!  My company, GRIT Fitness, is hosting 3 super fun, super sweaty, super FREE community events in the month of September and I’d LOVE to see you there.  Check out the dates and descriptions below and join us!  xoxo, Brit

HEALTHY HAPPY HOUR | GRIT HIIT

SEPT. 9TH AT 6PM, GRIT FITNESS DESIGN DISTRICT

SIGN UP (registration opens 2 weeks in advance): http://tinyurl.com/gwyafxy

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HEALTHY HAPPY HOUR | TURBO KICK

SEPT. 23RD AT 6PM, GRIT FITNESS DESIGN DISTRICT

SIGN UP (registration opens 2 weeks in advance): http://tinyurl.com/he5t4y5

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REVOLUTION CYCLING SPOTLIGHT PARTY

SEPT. 30TH AT 5:00PM, GRIT FITNESS DISIGN DISTRICT

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/1808112596087508/

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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 Preview Pass | 2 Weeks for $25

Hey Gang!  I hope your week is going wonderfully!  As you can probably tell from my sporadic posting, I’ve been heads down in “start-up land” after the grand opening of my 2nd fitness studio, GRIT Fitness – Design District.  It’s a such a dream come true to see this 5,000 sqft facility be filled with positive vibes, loud music and lots of sweat!

I’m just wrapping up week 2 of operating and learning a lot!  Business expansion comes with lots of joy and also growing pains (I’ll write a full blog post on that later).  But today, I wanted to share a crazy-good deal that my team and I are offering: TWO WEEKS of GRIT for just $25!

Enjoy a special, limited-time offer to preview unlimited classes at our new Design District studio from June 20 – July 3. This offer is open to everyone, including current and former clients.

Link to purchase: tinyurl.com/hdmwxgv

This means all of the Dance Club Cardio, Jazz Funk, Turbo Kick, powerbelle, Body Sculpt, HIIT, Flexin’ Flow & REVOLUTION classes that you can handle. It’s also a great time to check out the awesome amenities including towel service, showers, changing rooms and WiFi lounge!

*Offer valid only during the dates above. Design District Studio only. No exceptions. No transfers.*

If you live in Dallas, I’d love to meet you and WERK you out!  Come join the par-tay and have an awesome day!  xoxo, Brit

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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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CARDIO & COCKTAILS – Dallas, TX

Calling all cardio lovers!

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.

****NO REFUNDS****

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.

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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 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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