Weekend Recap: PiYo, Shopping, Cooking and More!

Happy Monday friends!  Thanks for sharing your weekend plans last Friday – you guys are an active bunch!  I’ll announce the winner of the Onzie knot-back tank top giveaway tomorrow, so stay tuned.  For those who didn’t participate in the giveaway, how was your weekend?  Mine was a little bittersweet but overall fantastic.  Here’s the “run down” of what “went down”…

On Friday evening I hung out with my friends at Fossil Corporate HQ for their National Run at Work Day celebration.  We coordinated a “fun run” and enjoyed healthy snacks. Afterwards I was pretty tired so I just called it a night.  I had to wake up bright and early to teach my PiYo class.  This was my last class of the Summer (tear).  Two of my favorite students bought me a really nice Lululemon yoga mat and matching headband as an “end of the summer thank you” gift – so sweet!  My yoga mat is super raggedy and dirty so I needed a new one BADLY.  I was a so grateful that I cried like a baby before class.  There’s nothing better that doing something that you love  to do and helping people in the process.  I feel so purposeful when I’m teaching.  It’s my calling.  What do you love to do?

My last PiYo class of 2014 at the W Dallas Hotel #bittersweet

After class, I headed to Dallas’s North Park mall for a little shopping and walking around.  I spent way too much time in my new favorite activewear store, Lorna Jane.  Have you guys checked out their stuff?  It’s like Lululemon but brighter and funkier – I’m obsessed.  The clothes are super high quality and designed to flatter the female body while providing athletic support.  In particular, their yoga pants make me look like a have a booty – YES!  I highly recommend.

A girl can never have too much activewear – loved my shopping sesh at Lorna Jane

On Sunday I did my grocery shopping for the week.  I don’t have to travel for work this week, which means I get to cook real food at home.  I was instantly energized by the site of yummy fall veggies.  I love butternut squash and pumpkin-anything.  Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to explore some new healthy fall recipes.  What are some of your favorites fall dishes?

Loving Fall! Yay for pumpkins and squash!

To wrap up the weekend my sister, Kortani, came over for dinner last night.  We made these super savory Tex-Mex chicken enchiladas (I’ll post the recipe tomorrow).  They were delicious and we have a lot left over, so I’ll enjoy them all week.

Homemade, high protein Tex-Mex chicken enchiladas! SUCCESS ūüôā

While our food was delicious and the vino was flowing, the best part of my Sunday night was the company.  I love my little sister so much and am so proud of the woman she has become.  Hopefully you got to spend some quality time this weekend with your friends and family too!

Quality time with my lil sis – doesn’t get any better than that!
Continue Reading

Spreading #PiYo Love all over Dallas

photo

 

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 ūüôā ¬†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

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

image (2)

 image (4)

piyo on the wetdeck 2

Continue Reading

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 ‚Äď 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 [email protected]

pursue your dreams

Continue Reading