Live Blog: Small Group Discussion: Body Love: Becoming Comfortable Showing Your Skin, led by Tasha Edwards and Kelly Espitia

Small Group Discussion: Body Love: Becoming Comfortable Showing Your Skin, led by Tasha Edwards (@HipHealthyChick) and Kelly Espitia (@CurvyFitGirl). This session was a discussion on negative and positive body image, as well as why we view ourselves the way we do and how we can change our mindset. Tasha: Super quick disclaimer before we get started. This [topic] is personal. Super personal, if … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Yoga on the Roof Sponsored by Silk

Feel the fresh air on your skin during this rooftop yoga class with Forrest Yoga instructor Rose Ode. It will be an uplifting, all-levels class with a view.  Find your center through breath work and asana, and experience the joy of practicing yoga in the sun on Saturday at 8 am on the pool deck. There is limited space for this event. Yoga on the Roof took place on the pool deck of The Westin. … [Read more...]

12 Ways to Earn Revenue Without Sponsors

Dan R Morris and Rachel Martin of Blogging Concentrated have been teaching bloggers around the world how to become better bloggers, helping them take the leap to full-time freedom. This session, Revenue Without Sponsors (and no, we’re not talking about just ads), is geared to help bloggers make money--maybe even really good money--in which bloggers can derive a full-time income from their sites … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Small Group Discussion: “Nice Job Maintaining This Week!” Why Being as After is SO Hard

Sarah Quina leads the small group discussion and introduces herself. "I was an overweight child and was 240 pounds by high school. My parents were both heavy. As a kid, I ate chop suey and I remember the grease on the food. I loved pastries, 2-3 peanut butter bars plus coffee cake. I lost 40 pounds but then gained it back and then some. In college at CU, where everyone takes care of … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Lunch is Ready for its Close Up!: A Food Photography Mini Workshop

This session was led by Kacy Meinecke and Brandi Koskie who make up a dynamic recipe development team. These two have been working together for two years creating exciting recipes to support a healthy lifestyle.  These two understand that we eat with our eyes as well as our mouths and that pictures can truly sell a recipe! The scene is set with Brandi and Kacy standing behind a long table … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Living With Pain: A Survival Guide

Led by Janet Oberholtzer and Robby Lamb, Living With Pain: A Survival Guide was an interactive group discussion on how to incorporate the #wycwyc philosophy when you are dealing with chronic pain or an injury. Robby and Janet greeted participants by having them mark their pain on a map of the human body for physical pain, while invisible pain (depression, anxiety, etc.) went on a separate … [Read more...]

Live Blog: Fitness Instructor Excellence

Diana Stewart went from failing her first Zumba instructor audition to now leading the development and refinement of the same company’s instructor training program. In October 2014, she even won the Charlotte, NC, Creative Loafing Best of Charlotte Critic’s Choice Best Zumba Teacher award. To make the leap, she did (and still does) a lot of self-analysis and hard work to constantly improve her … [Read more...]

Annual Zumba Dance Fest

Back by popular demand, Zumba Dance Fest (the Fitbloggin' way) was back once again! Over a hundred folks gathered to  shake, shimmy and drop it like's it hot. Nellie from Brooklyn Active Mama and her Zumba crew wasted no time in getting our large group started, leading us through dance moves guaranteed to make all of us sweat. We started with a warm-up......Noone was … [Read more...]