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(sort of) NYCM Training – Week 8 Recap & FitFluential!

Monday 8/27:

  • Bike – 8.15 mi – 25 minutes

Tuesday 8/28:

  • Bike – 5.00 mi – 15 minutes

It was my third day in a row on the bike. My legs were tired because I was still a bit sore from biking the around the half marathon course on Sunday. It was probably the sprints we threw in to find our friends 🙂

  • NTC – Power Up – 30 min

I really enjoyed this workout. When it called for cardio moves or jumping, I substituted with core work and squats.

Wednesday 8/29:

  • Pilates – 1 hour

I have not taken a Pilates class in a few months. I was reminded quickly that it is a very tough workout. 

Thursday 8/30:

  • Spin Class – 45 minutes

Abby and I had plans to do some sort of workout and then go watch our friends run the NYRR NFL race that evening in Central Park! After much debate (and knowing we did not want to pay $30 for a class) we decided on grabbing a free 7-day pass at Bally’s on W 50th Street. I am never one to mind if the gym is not the nicest, I usually only need a bike, treadmill and some free weights anyway. We arrived at Bally’s, rushed through our sign-up process and joined Kim’s spin class. I am going to admit that she was the BEST instructor I have ever had. Her energy was through the roof and she made up laugh throughout the entire class as she danced around the room and did more high kicks than the freaking Rockettes to the 80s music. We will probably go back next Wednesday before our trial expires to take her class again.

Friday 8/31:

  • Much needed rest day. Body was screaming for it.

Saturday 9/1:

  • Spin bike – 55 min

I forgot to pay attention to the holiday class schedule so I should not have been surprised when I showed up at NYSC ready to spin and there was no class. I decided to ride a bike in the spin room anyway for 55 min. I make up my own moves to songs on my iPod to prepare myself for the day I finally become an instructor! I have been doing it for years, I just never became an instructor. Whoops. This was also the first time I had been in the spin room at this NYSC (Clifton, NJ) and the Livestrong bikes were all brand new and amazing.

  • Afterward my “spin class” I did a strength workout of 30 pushups, NTC – Better Back – 15 minutes, and a plank

Sunday 9/2:

  • I went to a bachelorette party on Saturday night. I only got off the couch to eat, use the ladies room and to do a plank before bed. Yikes.

Weekly Goals

Workout Minutes: 4 hours 45 min

Actual Workout Minutes: 4 hours 10 min


I also wanted to share some very exciting news! I received an email that I have been accepted as a FitFluential Ambassador! I am really, really, REALLY excited.

For anyone not familiar with FitFluential, here is some information from their website,
“FitFluential is a nationwide network of highly influential fitness enthusiasts sharing their journey both online and offline through multiple social media platforms. Founded in April of 2011 by Kelly Olexa, FitFluential was designed to connect health and wellness brands with their ideal target market through customized, long-term experiential and contextual marketing campaigns.”

I had the chance to meet Kelly at the HLS a couple of weeks ago and she is amazing, hysterical and beyond inspiring.

I would seriously encourage anyone to take a deeper dive into what the FitFluential movement is all about by giving their Facebook and Twitter pages a little look. I am positive you will feel more motivated and encouraged in the Health and Fitness department in at least one way.

So what does this mean for me, and for my blog?

From the website, “FitFluential is the perfect combination of fitness and influence. At the end of the day, the goal of FitFluential is to successfully connect brands in the fitness space with highly influential fitness enthusiasts that are an ideal match for that brand.”

I am joining the ranks of other fitness and health enthusiasts. Together, with FitFluential, we help promote an active lifestyle and the best brands to help you along the journey. I believe this opens the door to provide some serious ass-kicking health and fitness content to my readers! I am excited for this new opportunity and cannot wait to see the goodness it brings!