Events

Upcoming “Sweaty” Events

Thursday, March 12 – tonight!

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Saturday, March 14

We will be joining Columbus Running Company Dublin @ 8AM on their St Patty’s Day run.  We attended last year and had a blast!

Joined up with CRC for a day!

Joined up with CRC for a day ~ 2014

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Sunday, March 15 [This class is not open to the public, but email us if you run with Living Fit!]

Lagree Fitness class at The Butcher Shop Fitness

Instructor: Rachel Wilson of barre-OM

Bring: water & grip socks (they have loaners if needed)

We checked out a few of their classes ~ Lagree and Spin ~ back in January when we were testing out Class Pass.  Excited to go back and visit again!

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March barre-OM events

Love yoga & barre?  Rachel’s Barre-OM™ incorporates aspects of ballet, pilates, and yoga.  New apparel and teacher training workshops are coming soon too!

  • 3/15 Donation-based barre-OM fusion 60 min class at Bend Active (Upper Arlington) at 11am (sign-up by emailing “barre-OM SIGN-UP to info@bendactive.com)
  • 3/20  Barre/Yoga Fusion at Replenish: the spa co-op $20/pp at 7:30pm (German Village)
  • 3/22 Barre Basics 75 min workshop at Pai Yoga & Fitness (Gahanna) at 3pm (sign-up for PAI workshops at www.paiyogafitness.com)
  • 3/22  Barre/Yoga Fusion 75 minute workshop at Pai Yoga & Fitness (Gahanna) at 4:30pm (sign up at www.replenishwith.us)

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For more info on upcoming events that we are attending and/or planning, visit our Living Fit EVENTS page and calendar.

Have a fantastic, sweaty week!


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RUN + Runner’s YOGA event today!

Excited for our complimentary event today ~ come join us at Bend Active on Lane Avenue, public welcome!

Here is our agenda; times are approximate, we’ll try to keep you on track…

  • 1:20 Meet & Greet @ Bend Active
  • 1:30 5K run with Teresa G & Living Fit Columbus
  • 2:15 Runner’s Yoga with Rachel K of The Beauty Barre
  • 2:45 Photos & shopping

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Come do some sweatin’ and shopping at BEND

Lots of fit-fashion leggings, tops and more!

Weekly “Sweaty” Events

Upcoming activities & events…

Friday, March 6

We are taking a group class at V Power Yoga tomorrow at 6:30PM with guest instructor, Laurel Hodory of Living Yoga.  SUPER excited about this meet up!!

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We LOVE V Power, check out our previous post HERE.

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Saturday, March 7
  • Group run at Winans Dublin
  • Some runners are meeting at 8:00AM and others at 8:30AM to do various mileages.  Paces range from 9:00-12:00/mile.  We usually stick around for coffee [and water, of course] after.  Come join us!

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Sunday, March 8   rachel-about2

Yoga For Runners 
1:30PM – 3:00PM

Bend Active @ The Shops on Lane Ave

1595 W Lane Ave
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
614-817-1100
Bring: Running shoes, mat, water
Want to work on hip stretches and learn more about how yoga can benefit you when you run?  Join us for a COMPLIMENTARY Run+Yoga event at Bend Active!
  • ARRIVAL: Plan to arrive around 1:20ish for a quick meet & greet and drop yoga stuff @ Bend.
  • RUN:  We will leave PROMPTLY at 1:30 for our run.  Some runners will do 3 and some hope to get in 4 miles.  We will end back at Bend to transition into our “Yoga for Runners” class.
  • YOGA:  Led by Rachel Kerr of The Beauty Barre, this will be a “stretching” type class where we work on specific stretches great for runners hip flexors, hamstrings, quads, etc.  Class aims to begin around 2:10/2:15 and will be approximately a 30 minute class.
  • FUN!:  Stick around afterwards for…
    • Some play time to practice certain poses that require good hip flexibility
    • Group [and individual] photos
    • Discuss our Living Fit Columbus tanks and charity of choice
    • Some shopping at Bend!
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Also, coming soon…

In ONE WEEK we will begin our #ptownrunclub Thursday night runs again!  So pray for good weather and come join us!

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For more info on upcoming events that we are attending and/or planning, visit our Living Fit EVENTS page and calendar.

Photo credits and info blurbs – Bend Active, The Beauty Barre, Rachel Wilson, OTF

Tour of Columbus // Pure Barre, Dublin

Pure Barre | Dublin

Although I’ve heard great things and have a friend who is a PB instructor, the $23 drop in rate was keeping me away – we love running, which is free, you know!  Thanks to Class Pass, I was definitely glad we got to test it out.

Pure Barre Dublin is located in a strip all off Sawmill Rd, conveniently located about 10 minutes from my house. When the weather warms up, we could ambitiously run there?!

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The workout was about an hour long & regular attenders are encouraged to wear “grip” socks – PB sells their own, of course. For this particular class, we were instructed to get a mat, ball & band.

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What I liked:

  • the pulsing is definitely going to make your lower body burn! With regular attendance, I’m sure you would tighten up those hard-to-tone lower body areas… or as they say, “lift, tone, burn!”
  • low impact – there were several pregnant mommas in the class.
  • definitely different than our normal run+yoga routine – we love new workouts and mixing things up!

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Overall, we had a fun time together & of course, got some pictures. As a busy working mom with a hectic schedule, I probably won’t make it here often just because I have to be “smart” with my time and need a little bit more “sweating” to happen. I’m a cardio junkie, hence, the running group! But it was a great lower body workout and I am sure I’ll be sore tomorrow!


More barre…

We’ve also taken classes with Rachel Wilson around Columbus at PAI Yoga & Fitness and Bend Active.  Her barre-OM method combines her passion for yoga & barre and will get you sweating & shaking! Check out our earlier interview with Rachel HERE.

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Rachel & Teresa at PAI Yoga & Fitness, Dublin

 

 

 

Weekly “Sweaty” Events – updates

Updates… TWO yoga sessions with TWO juice samples in TWO days?

We are SO excited about the remaining events we are attending this weekend, so many FIT and local companies collaborating, its amazing!

Friday, February 20

We are taking a community class at V Power Yoga tomorrow at 6:30PM with guest instructor, Matt Citriglia.  And we recently found out they are also having a little community pow-wow after!  Participating local companies include…  Screen Shot 2015-02-19 at 8.03.10 AM

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Woo hoo!  Come join us!

For a printable flyer, click here –> VPowerYoga

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 And the next morning…

Saturday, February 21  rachel-about2

Yoga For Runners 
9:45am – 11:00am

Bend Active @ The Shops on Lane Ave

1595 W Lane Ave
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
614-817-1100
Join us for a COMPLIMENTARY Run+Yoga event at Bend Active!
  • ARRIVAL: Plan to arrive between 9:30-9:40ish for a quick meet & greet and drop your yoga stuff in the store.
  • RUN:  We will leave PROMPTLY at 9:45 for our run.  Some runners will do 3 and some hope to get in 4 miles.  We will end back at Bend to transition into our “Yoga for Runners” class. [We are hoping the temperature warms up as projected, stay tuned to our Living Fit FaceBook page for last minute weather updates]
  • YOGA:  Led by Rachel Kerr of The Beauty Barre, this will be a “stretching” type class where we work on specific stretches great for runners hip flexors, hamstrings, quads, etc.
  • FUN!:  Stick around afterwards for…
    • Some play time to practice certain poses that require good hip flexibility
    • Samples from Native Cold Pressed  Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 5.00.01 PM
    • Group [and individual] photos
    • Discuss our Living Fit Columbus tanks and charity of choice
    • Some shopping at Bend!
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For more info on upcoming events that we are attending and/or planning, visit our Living Fit EVENTS page and calendar.

Stay warm!

Photo credits and info blurbs – Bend Active, The Beauty Barre, V Power Yoga

Weekly “Sweaty” Events

We are attending & promoting some fabulous events and classes this week!

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Tuesday, February 17

7581 Sawmill Road
Dublin, OH 43016
(614) 356-9999

Several of our runners want to PR for spring races, so speed training and strength training will be an integral part of our preparation.  Where can we get both?  At Orange Theory Fitness!  Known as “The best one hour workout in the country,” the workout consists of intervals with the treadmill, rower and TRX system.

Their website states, “The idea of OrangeTheory is simple:  a 60-minute workout designed to push you into the Orange Zone. This creates Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumption, or EPOC. It’s what burns calories after your workout and gives you noticeable, lasting results.”

We’ll give you an update and let you know how we did.

Tour of Columbus - Orange Theory Fitness

Tour of Columbus – Orange Theory Fitness

 We visited once last May, check out our previous visit HERE.
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Wednesday, February 18 [This class is not open to the public]

Some lululemon educators are taking a private class with Rachel Wilson, founder of the barre-OM method!  We’ve met up with Rachel several times and guarantee the lemons will love her class.  Can’t wait to hear about it!

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Friday, February 20 [This class is full]

We are taking a group class at V Power Yoga this Friday at 6:30PM with guest instructor, Matt Citriglia.  We first found V Power on ClassPass and it was highly recommended by Rachel Kerr, who now teaches there.

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Saturday, February 21  rachel-about2

Yoga For Runners 
9:45am – 11:00am

Bend Active @ The Shops on Lane Ave

1595 W Lane Ave
Upper Arlington, OH 43221
614-817-1100
“My hips are SUPER tight!”  Commonly said and heard among distance runners.
Want to work on hip stretches and learn more about how yoga can benefit you when you run?  Join us for a COMPLIMENTARY Run+Yoga event at Bend Active!
  • ARRIVAL: Plan to arrive between 9:30-9:40ish for a quick meet & greet and drop your yoga stuff in the store.
  • RUN:  We will leave PROMPTLY at 9:45 for our run.  Some runners will do 3 and some hope to get in 4 miles.  We will end back at Bend to transition into our “Yoga for Runners” class.
  • YOGA:  Led by Rachel Kerr of The Beauty Barre, this will be a “stretching” type class where we work on specific stretches great for runners hip flexors, hamstrings, quads, etc.
  • FUN!:  Stick around afterwards for…
    • Some play time to practice certain poses that require good hip flexibility
    • Samples from Native Cold Pressed  Screen Shot 2015-02-17 at 5.00.01 PM
    • Group [and individual] photos
    • Discuss our Living Fit Columbus tanks and charity of choice
    • Some shopping at Bend!
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For more info on upcoming events that we are attending and/or planning, visit our Living Fit EVENTS page and calendar.

Have a great, sweaty, week!

Photo credits and info blurbs – Bend Active, The Beauty Barre, Rachel Wilson, OTF

Weekend Events – Come Sweat With Us!

We are attending some fun events and classes this weekend!  Saturday we’ll be hanging with Rachel Kerr at VUE and Sunday we’ll be with Rachel Wilson at Bend Active.

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Saturday, February 7  rachel-about2

A fun, one hour vinyasa power flow yoga class via Rachel Kerr of TheBeautyBarre.net

9AM @ VUE, 95 Liberty St, Columbus, OH 43215

Bring a mat, water & be ready to sweat!
A few of us are likely meeting after yoga to do a 4-8 mile run.
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Sunday, February 8

Join barre-OM founder Rachel Wilson for a barre-OM fusion class!

11AM @ Bend Active, Lane Ave, Columbus

 

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This 60 minute class will combine yoga and barre (www.barre-OM.com). Barre classes consist of small isometric movements used to work muscles until complete exhaustion. Barre exercises target arms, thighs, glutes, and abs. Yoga postures will be interspersed throughout the class in order to create strong, long and lean muscles.
No prior barre or yoga experience is required, but some experience in one or the other is recommended.
Bring your own yoga mat!
10% of all Bend sales on the 24th will be donated to the Law and Leadership Institute, a non-profit organization that is designed to help students from underserved communities to get into college. The program is located in six cities throughout Ohio (Akron, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dayton and Toledo), and approximately 350 students are involved in the program. The program is free to all participants and it is designed to help high school students build their reading, writing, critical thinking, public speaking, analytical, leadership, and professional skills. Students receive free SAT/ACT preparation and they also receive assistance in the college application process.Rachel works full time as the Program Director of LLI and teaches fitness classes at Pai Yoga & Fitness (barre and yoga), Grow Yoga (yoga), The Butcher Shop Fitness (Lagree Fitness), and Replenish: the spa co-op (barre and yoga).  You can read about our interview with her HERE.
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A big shout out to these kind-hearted yogis who are doing these events at no charge and to Bend Active, who offers complimentary fitness classes almost every weekend! Bend-Active-Logo

For more info on upcoming events that we are attending and/or planning, visit our Living Fit EVENTS page and calendar.

Have a great, sweaty, relaxing, coffee-drinking, water-rehydrating weekend! 

 

Photo credits and info blurbs – Bend Active and The Beauty Barre

Week FIVE of our Living Fit Winter Challenge

You made it half way through the challenge!

Week 4 …

  • Log your points sometime soon ~ Remember, $50 in Bend Active gift cards are at stake!  Winners will be announced early this week.  Make sure to LIKE Living Fit & Bend on Facebook.
  • AWESOME JOB on all the miles this week!  15 miles per week is a good push during winter/off training months.  Pat yourself on the back and log your total mileage [Google Drive] so we can see how much pavement we accumulated!

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Week 5…

  • Week five bonus challenges… ITS DOUBLE BONUS CHALLENGE WEEK!!!  That means you can earn 100 points instead of the usual 50! Pick TWO – each is worth 50 points…
    1. Log 200 minutes of yoga or 200 minutes [approx 20 miles] of running.  Or combination of both.  You can do it!
    2. Attend a FIT event OR a new FIT studio/gym.  Remember Fair Trade Yoga’s open house is today and next Sat is a yoga day, we can try a new place.
    3. Prepare your FIT and personal 2015 goal setting and resolutions!  Get them to Teresa somehow by Jan 15 so we can do a blog post.

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  • Inspiration points are also double.  This week, you must post to social media to count your inspiration points each day.  Pick your fav ~ FB, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest… 10 points per day for posting whatever you choose; photo of your sweat session, inspirational quotes, bucket list/resolution items, favorite workout, clean eating ideas… you name it!  Remember to use #livingfitcolumbus on Instagram 🙂
  • We officially have an Instagram account ~ please follow us @LivingFitColumbus [right now we are pretty lame!] and also continue using #livingfitcolumbus

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Other news

  • Email us @ LivingFitColumbus@gmail.com for more info or to share ideas ~ we are considering a blog overhall in January and would love your input.
  • A few of us are heading to the Open House today for Fair Trade Yoga Studios in Powell around 2:30PM, see flyers below.  This fits one of the bonus options for this week – 50 points woo hoo!

Can’t wait to see those FIT goals! Happy 2015!

Week FOUR of our Living Fit Winter Challenge

Week four info…

  • Its DOUBLE POINTS EXERCISE WEEK!  Get in those sweat sessions, you could earn 120 points if you do 6 x 45 min workouts!
  • BONUS CHALLENGES for week 4 (pick two, 50 point max)…
    • Its a RUN week for our LFC group – join us on Saturday ~ we will cover 4.5 – 6 miles, depending on requests (25 bonus points)
    • Log 15+ miles this week (25 bonus points)
    • Email us challenge ideas for our 2015 challenge!  We are still considering participating in the RUN 2,015 miles in 2015 challenge or making our own challenge… if we make our own, we want YOUR input!  Title the email subject line 2015 Challenge (25 bonus points)

And HAPPY 30th BIRTHDAY to our runner/yogi/friend, Christine!

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Other news ~ email us @ LivingFitColumbus@gmail.com for more info or to share ideas…

  • Our NOOMA winner from the week 3 challenge will be announced later today = JEN!  Congrats!

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  • UPCOMING EVENTS…
    • Open House on Jan 4th for Fair Trade Yoga Studios in Powell from 1-4PM, see flyers below.  This will be one of the BONUS challenge options for week five so mark your calendars!
    • [Hopefully] a Barre event at Bend in late January.  More details to come.
    • LFC Book Club meets Thurs, Jan 22 to discuss UNBROKEN.

Make it a FIT week!

Living Fit ~ celebrating the holidays & a book club

In spring, summer and fall, we meet on Thursday nights for our #ptownrunclub, in partnership with lululemon athletica Polaris.Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 10.11.24 AM  Last season we met May through October, but hope to begin in March or April in 2015.  We miss our Thursday runs!

Once it started getting too dark (and cold, wet, etc) to run at night, we tapered off, took a holiday break in November and have decided to implement a reading component for the winter months.  We’ll meet one Thursday per month and choose a book that somehow relates to fitness, wellness and/or the benefits of both (strength, mental clarity & toughness, overcoming adversity or pain, etc).

We had our first annual Living Fit Holiday Gathering last night, as well as the kickoff to our book club component!

The food included a mix of healthy ~ veggies, hummus, and appetizers from Food Faith Fitness ~ and not-so-healthy ~ vino, baked goodies and several cheese options.  And of course, lots of water because its double-point water week in our Living Fit Winter Challenge!  We chatted, wined & dined and took a few photos (duh!) 🙂

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We all suggested book titles, discussed each one and then informally voted on a ‘main’ book last night.  Today a few of us decided to add a ‘side’ book, in case people have already read the main one, love to read and have time to read both or perhaps aren’t so interested in the first selection.  Both books have to do with adversity, something we’ve all encountered in both life and/or in our fitness journeys via injury, getting back into shape, gaining or losing weight and muscle, or struggling with our healthy diet.

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Our main book.. Unbroken [hailed as the top non-fiction book of the year]

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UNBROKEN Synopsis:  In boyhood, Louis Zamperini was an incorrigible delinquent. As a teenager, he channeled his defiance into running, discovering a prodigious talent that had carried him to the Berlin Olympics. But when World War II began, the athlete became an airman, embarking on a journey that led to a doomed flight on a May afternoon in 1943. When his Army Air Forces bomber crashed into the Pacific Ocean, against all odds, Zamperini survived, adrift on a foundering life raft. Ahead of Zamperini lay thousands of miles of open ocean, leaping sharks, thirst and starvation, enemy aircraft, and, beyond, a trial even greater. Driven to the limits of endurance, Zamperini would answer desperation with ingenuity; suffering with hope, resolve, and humor; brutality with rebellion. His fate, whether triumph or tragedy, would be suspended on the fraying wire of his will.

Our side/second book.. The Running Dream [Fiction, categorized as ‘young adult,’ but has won several awards and comes highly recommended!]  This was a close second on our choices last night and can be discussed at our January meeting, or February if people need more time to complete!

Screen Shot 2014-12-19 at 9.41.40 AMTHE RUNNING DREAM Synopsis:  Jessica thinks her life is over when she loses a leg in a car accident. She’s not comforted by the news that she’ll be able to walk with the help of a prosthetic leg. Who cares about walking when you live to run?  As she struggles to cope with crutches and a first cyborg-like prosthetic, Jessica feels oddly both in the spotlight and invisible. People who don’t know what to say, act like she’s not there. Which she could handle better if she weren’t now keenly aware that she’d done the same thing herself to a girl with CP named Rosa. A girl who is going to tutor her through all the math she’s missed. A girl who sees right into the heart of her.  With the support of family, friends, a coach, and her track teammates, Jessica may actually be able to run again. But that’s not enough for her now. She doesn’t just want to cross finish lines herself—she wants to take Rosa with her.

 

Ideas for choosing the ‘book of the month’ in your own book club:

  • Host suggests the next book or suggests a few and members vote or draw (out of hat).
  • All members suggest one book and members vote or draw.
  • Choosing a theme (fitness, wellness, teaching, photography, whatever fits your group!) or genre (fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction) can be fun ~ book title must fall into that category.
  • Stuck for ideas?  Check the best seller lists and places like the Huffington Post.  Also books that were made into major motion pictures generally have a good plot.  Add another event to your book club and go see the movie together!
  • Think of your favorite book and suggest it.  The best ones can be read again and again!

Living Fit Columbus Book Club gathering dates…

  • Thursday, Dec 18th
  • Thursday, Jan 22nd ~ discuss Unbroken [and Running Dream if people have finished it]
  • Thursday, Feb 26th
  • Thursday, March 26th

Dates are subject to change, so stay tuned.  Hosting is voluntary so claim your date. 🙂  By April/May we’ll be back to our Thursday runs and can decide if we keep reading or start focusing on training.  Feel free to bring your book, discussion questions and of course a dish or drink to share!

Have a fabulous Friday and hope to see you at yoga this weekend.

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