Fitcation12 was such a major event for me to be able to attend. I was able to get together with a wonderful group of 20 Woman and 1 Man who’ve I’ve spent years building a relationship with. We all had such a huge bond from being apart of Mamavation that being able to get together as a whole and share lots of Hugs, kisses, Pinches laughs and tears. None of this would have even been possible if not for our AMAZING Sponsors!
Dole was amazing. They put us up at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village for our 3 night stay. This is such a beautiful hotel, I still think there are parts of it we didn’t even have a chance to see but the hotel had us all in awe the whole trip. Dole invited us to come to their headquarters which conveniently was just a short little walk across to them and provided us with a tour of their spectacular building. The breakfast we had at dole was amazingly delicious and the best part was it was all a Gluten Free breakfast. We ate outside on their beautiful patio with the waterfalls and walking trails. I seriously could have sat out there and relaxed the whole day away. Now it was time to get down to business so to speak. We headed into the test kitchen and learned all about new products that Dole has out and how they come up with new recipes. We learned about everything from where they get their products new lines they have coming out and we even got to try some out! Chia Seeds and Mushroom Powder are amazing and my kids will be getting so much more of them incorporated in their diets. That afternoon we were welcomed back to find out more about Dole and their quest to Feed the world healthy foods not just processed junk! Mushroom Powder is awesome. It provides you with all your vitamin D needs which is one thing most of us can use some help in. But you can hide it in anything, because it has no taste. But it does smell like Chocolate
New Balance were awesome enough to provide us with some awesome new PURPLE minimus shoes. They are so cute and comfy and didn’t even need to break them in like most shoes. We wore them for most of our workouts and on Saturday for our adventures in LA we all wore our Cute Purple New Balance shoes. I love the fact that they are so lightweight because I am usually not a shoe wearer unless its winter time and there is snow on the ground.
Subway provided us with a lavish spread for our lunch on Friday. They are one of the best fast food health places that you can choose to eat at. We had so much salads and sandwiches and veggies to choose from. Subway is one of our favorite go to quick meals at home with the boys so it was awesome that they were willing to provide us with some very nutritious food on Friday during our hectic busy day. But I will tell you sitting around eating subway and
hanging out with girlfriends and listening to our speaker Joshua Medcalf that
day was one of the best lunches we had the whole weekend. Thank you subway for allowing us that bonding girl time with comfort food
Leading Lady Bras… Let me tell you as a girl with Big Girls. It is extremely hard to find a bra that fits and is comfortable and doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to buy. They sent us all a bra and we did girl checks through the day when we wore them. I think my favorite part was on Saturday when we played guess who’s girls these are while we were traveling through Los Angeles. We tweeted pics of our girls and see who could guess who’s was who’s. It was quite fun and provided lots of giggles both at fitcation and at home lol. They also hosted our Dinner on Saturday night and that was the best morroccan food I’ve ever had we all shimmed and shook what our mama’s gave us on the dance floor with the belly dancer that night too. Oh and don’t forget until 10/14/12 use discount code FIT15 for a 15% at LeadingLady
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village was spectacular to date it was the nicest hotel I’ve personally ever stayed in. You could get lost in that hotel very easily and I think a few of us did at times. The bathrooms were amazing I know a lot of girls had fun with the phone in the bathroom. They have anything you could need at this hotel and they were also gracious enough to allow us to use the pool and other areas even after we checked out from our stay. I can’t wait to go back and spend more time at the hotel. The hotel also as the California Health and Longevity Institute there. You might recognize this place from shows like Extreme Makeover Weightloss edition and biggest Loser. They have a beautiful spa and health institute that has everything under the sun in it they can do just about everything there so its an all-inclusive experience for their guests. We were given a tour and it was just beautiful the walking trails are amazing and I hope to be able to spend more time on them next time I head out to California!
SIP Certified Organic Wines provided us with a wonderful selection of their wines and we took every opportunity we could to take a few sips. We even mixed some with our Dole juices. You would be surprised with how many different reasons a group of women can come up with for reasons to have a glass! It was very delicious wine and we enjoyed every SIP of that wine.
Wait this was suppose to be a Fitcation right… You ask where does the fit come in at? Well trust me we were all walking a little funny at all of these events you’ve already read about. But now lets talk about the workouts….
Fit Body Boot Camp provided us with our first ass kicking work out. Steve yes I’ll call him Steve but trust me during the workout we all wanted to call him different names. Gave us a 30 minute workout and we all found muscles we didn’t even know existed. Lots of lunges, burpees, push up, crunches. Eeeeeek it was crazy but it was a great workout and he was amazing.
Hoopnotica was our Saturday workout. This one I am still trying to get the hang of we had a wonderful instructor that had 95% of the class hooping before the end. I was part of that 5% but with the DVD’s and the Hoop we were given I will eventually get the hang of it. Who knew hooping would burn so many calories. I did burn alot of calories during Hoopnotica but it was baby carrying lol…
I did an extra workout the night before fitcation and want to thank Leah and Mark both for allowing me to go kickboxing with them. It was one of my favorite excersizes from the whole weekend. Plan to see more about each of our sponsors soon from me but I just wanted say thank you so for for them.
Fitcation was sponsored by Dole, Four Seasons Westlake Village, the California Health and Longevity Institute, Sip the Good Life, New Balance, Subway and Leading Lady Bras. These sponsors provided the attendees with lodging, meals, activities and product during the event. As an attendee, I was asked to give my honest opinion and all opinions are 100% my own and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of these organizations.