Day two at FitBoggin’ started out airborne!
in the club at FitBloggin’ was jumpin’, jumpin’! (I still love that Destiny’s Child song. So catchy!)
After breakfast, FitBloggin’ Day Two began with a trampoline workout presented by JumpSport.
Oh my gosh, it was so much fun!!! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the workout was ridiculously sweaty, challenging and incredibly entertaining.
Gina and I partnered up for the workout and while one of us jumped around on the trampoline, the other did some sort of body weight strength or core exercise such as lunges with a front kick or side crunches. It was tough but the music was totally rockin’ and I felt like I was a 10 year old playing around at recess. It was such a unique and fun workout. I’d gladly do it again if it was ever offered somewhere near me in Ocala!
Workout number two for the day was a CrossFit class presented by Reebok.
I was pretty pumped for the CrossFit workout going into the day, but after the JumpSport workout, I found myself feeling a little relieved when the CrossFit workout was nice and short.
After a short informational session about CrossFit and a quick rundown of proper form, we completed as many rounds of the following exercises as possible in four minutes:
- 5 push ups
- 7 sit ups
- 9 air squats
It was short but sweet!
After CrossFit, there was a three hour break in the FitBloggin’ schedule that allowed attendees to get outside and explore Portland. You better believe I took advantage of this time and headed out into the city.
First up was a trip to Kure Juice Bar!
This place was so delicious! It smelled like my kitchen whenever I make a green lemonade smoothie.
I’ve never had juice made with beets before and since I think beets are the jam, I was immediately intrigued by the Farmer’s Favorite.
Carrot + Kale + Beet + Ginger + Lemon
All juice I’ve previously tried has included some kind of fruit, so I wasn’t sure what I would think, but I thought it was fabulous.
I also bought a peanut butter bar from Kure that was fabulous!
Everyone seemed to rave about their juice and smoothie bowls.
While we sipped our juice, our group walked around Portland before popping into a random hotel to ask for directions to the farmer’s market that we heard so much about from the locals we talked to while we were in the city. The farmer’s market was buzzing with energy and the produce and flowers were stunning!
I tried the white raspberries and they were a bit sweeter than traditional raspberries. So tasty!
Eventually we decided it was time to head back so we could quickly shower before the afternoon sessions. Plus, the Bachelor fan in me was a little too excited to meet one of the afternoon presenters…
My fellow Bachelor fans might remember her from the season with Jake and Vienna. (<—Yeesh!) Tenley was such a genuine and sweet person. She was happy to chat with us for a while and made everyone feel at ease around her. I can’t wait to check out her blog!
Tenley attended FitBloggin’ as a presenter with SoyJoy and I enjoyed her discussion about healthy snacking on the go and her gluten-free lifestyle.
After Tenley’s talk, we had a brief snack break sponsored by The Laughing Cow.
The next session I attended was “Getting Paid vs. Paying Your Dues” led by Leah Segedie of Bookieboo. The topic was addressed in a discussion format, with bloggers posing various questions for other bloggers to weigh in on during the two hours we had together. It was interesting!
Happy Hour + Dinner
Once the final session was over, it was time for happy hour!
A glass of red wine hit the spot after a long day!
We had dinner plans at 8 p.m. at The Picnic House, a local restaurant that came highly recommended by a few of you.
Thank you for always giving me the best restaurant recommendations! I feel like every time I travel anywhere, I always follow your recommendations and you guys never steer me wrong. The Picnic House was fabulous!
Our group shared a bunch of appetizers and I ordered the rock fish as my entree and ate every bite. It was fantastic!
I absolutely loved my time in Portland. FitBloggin’ was an incredible experience!
Now I’m back in Ocala and am about to head out the door to work. I hope you all had a great weekend!
Question of the Morning
- Have you ever met or seen someone from a reality TV show in person?