A Fit Valentine’s Day 2016

There’s absolutely no reason to skip working out this V-day, whether single ‘n mingling or tethered.

Check out our fit Valentine’s week events to get that serotonin flowing.

1. Cupid’s Undie Run – Chicago

Run with friend, lova or future version of both at the Cupid’s Undie Run.  Those cute skivvies and cold temps will make you extra fast, we’re sure.

Cupid’s Undie run is a 1 mile fun run and after party raises funds for research on NF (Neurofibromatosis, a condition that causes tumors to form in the brain, spinal cord, and nerves) and the Children’s Tumor Foundation.  Wearing only undies is not mandatory so slap on some warm gear if you aren’t quite ready to bare all for the crowd yet.

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2. Barre+Bubbles+Beautycounter @ Dailey Method Bucktown

Focus on self love with natural beauty care, barre and bubbles.  Take a Saturday morning barre class, and join Dailey Method for Bubbles + Beautycounter on Saturday, February 13th from 8am-12pm.  Enter raffle to win a fabulous gift basket filled with Beautycounter goodies at the studio.

Bubbles and Beautycounter included for members or with the cost of the class.

3. OPEN HEARTS: BACKBENDS, CHOCOLATE & CHAMPAGNE

February 13, 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Yoga Six South Loop
$35 (FREE for members)
Jenna Reddington, Yoga Six Progam Manager and teacher, for a breakdown of back bends including  optimal alignment, familiar postures and deeper variations.  Kick back after savasana with champagne and chocolate, perfect for Valentine’s day.

4. From Exhale, With Love

Exhale is rolling out the romantic red carpet with Valentine’s Day themed activities.  Enjoy Chill Yoga with your boo, snap up some mini-manicures, work on your core with Core Fusion Extreme class and get stylish with Trunk Club.  All activities are open to the public and first-come, first-serve.

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5. Galentine’s Day

 Ready to paint the town PINK? 

Stylisted & Bright Pink pair up on Saturday, February 13th at Siena Tavern for charity and cheer.  From 11am – 1pm, head to Siena Tavern and indulge in mimosas and brunch bites.  You and your Galentine will be treated by top hair and makeup stylists prep you for any V-day plans.  Proceeds benefit Bright Pink.

Purchase your ticket here!

 

Too expensive?  Walk your 10,000 steps and check out one of Chicago’s prolific museums for free with your V-Date.

Free Museum Dates!

So what are you planning on doing this weekend to get fit?!

Why Do You Serve? A Bright Pink Outlook on this MLK National Day of Service.

If you’re in Memphis, make sure to see the Lorraine Motel, the assassination site of the legendary Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  While standing in silence with other visitors, it’s hard not to wonder what he else he could have accomplished if his life hadn’t been taken so early.  His inspiration continues as people dedicate their time on his birthday to help improve their communities.  Volunteerism not only helps those who are receiving but also those who give their time to others.   Each person can find some cause they feel passionate about and the decision to serve could positively affect their physical and emotional health.  What’s not to like?!

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Today, we would like to give snaps and back pats and kudos to one of our fave volunteer organizations, Bright Pink.  Bright Pink is a unique non-profit in that it focuses on breast cancer awareness and risk reduction in addition to supporting high risk individuals.  They utilize tech and social media for doing good.  Instead of using texts to send pictures of cats wearing people clothes, they send you reminders and tips to check your breast health.  Ladies, take action by assessing your risk here.

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Bright Pink practices what they preach with volunteers as well.  Their volunteer events promote healthy choices such as exercising, eating cancer fighting foods, and workshops that encourage regular breast monitoring.  For example, this past Thursday, we joined other dedicated Bright Pink supporters at a crazy dance-athon at All About Dance.  It was much appreciated that the lights were low as our dance instructor had us rolling our hips and doing some killer floor work that made us wish we had a referee time out whistle to recover from the cardio.   Luckily, Bright Pink head of volunteer events, Brynn, provided us with Vitamin Water and Pretzel Crisps to motivate us to class completion.

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So how have you served others this year?  It’s not too early or too late to help!  Learn more about volunteering with Bright Pink here.

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