Blogger Boot Camp

The day finally arrived!

I’ve been anxiously awaiting this morning’s blogger boot camp class since the idea first popped in my mind a month or so ago.

A little before 9 a.m. a small group of Orlando bloggers (me, Katy, Meghann and Carolina) and PBF readers (Erica, Melissa, Amanda, Ashley and Merri) gathered at my friend Ben’s brand new fitness facility, Saperia Fitness.

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We began with a 10 minute warm up with Dave, a trainer who trains clients at Ben’s gym.

The warm up had us alternating from “hopscotch” style exercises to biking to jumping though a ladder on the floor for 45 seconds, with a rest in between each for some stretching.

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After a quick demonstration of the circuit from Ben and Dave, it was time to start sweatin’!

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The techno music started blasting and we got to work!

One of the stations had us running on a self-propelled treadmill for a minute. That thing was so cool!

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It took me a while to get the hang of it and feel secure because I’m so used to the typical treadmills found in gyms where you plug in the speed. This treadmill still told you how fast you were running, but you were the power and you propelled it. Meghann also seemed to enjoy it, which says a lot since she’s a running superstar! Open-mouthed smile 

After three times through the 11-station circuit, we completed a bit of stretching before the boot camp officially concluded.

I just want to say a BIG thank you to all of the bloggers and readers who came out to participate in the blogger boot camp this morning. I had such a great time and loved meeting new friends and getting all gross and sweaty with you guys!

In case you live in the Central Florida area and are interested in participating in another blogger boot camp class, Ben and I are talking about organizing another one in a month or so. Be on the look out!

Post Workout Reese’s

Ryan came along to this morning’s boot camp class to get in a quick workout while our group completed our circuits. He was also our official photographer and my official treat-buyer.

We stopped by 7-Eleven after the boot camp class because Ryan wanted to pick up a snack before we ran some errands. He came out of the store with a little treat for me!

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A Reese’s egg!!! He knows me so well. Open-mouthed smile 

Reese’s eggs are the best because they have a lot more peanut butter filling that typical Reese’s cups. More peanut butter = a very good thing!

The candy fueled me through a quick shopping trip at our local outlet mall…

More on that in a bit! Now I’m hungry for lunch!


  1. Elizabeth says

    also- i’m recently engaged! do you work out with your ring on?? i think i see it. i loved following your wedding plans- i hope it is just as fun to plan mine!


    • says

      i do keep it on for cardio workouts, but i typically take it off for weight training b/c i don’t want it to get scratched. i think it’s a personal preference thing b/c i see women leave them on when they’re strenght training too!


  2. says

    the bootcamp looked like SO MUCH FUN! way more exciting then doing all of it by yourself like i usually have to!
    I would love to run on a self propelled treadmill it sounds really awesome! Hopefully i can find one to try out!


  3. says

    I’m in the Orlando area and that looked like a lot of fun, especially in that neat gym! I am little gym-phobic though a.k.a. seriously not coordinated! and afraid of embarrassing myself in front of the masses of people at the UCF gym.So I’m not sure if I’m tough enough to boot-camp it with you girls=)



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