Fitness Biathlon!

Hello friends!  Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving! For this Friday’s Food and Fitness I cannot wait to tell you about the fitness biathlon I participated in last Saturday with Well and Good NYC and Athleta!  Oh my gosh, it was amazing.  I was waiting for the official photos to come through and it was killing me not sharing it with you immediately!  Although, if you follow me on Instagram, you got a little preview! ;)

The biathlon was this incredibly awesome event hosted by Well and Good NYC in honor of Athleta’s new store in Flatiron that opened just last week.  Flatiron has really taken off recently with tons of fitness studios in the area plus more to open soon.  I actually used to live on the Chelsea/Flatiron border before moving to the UES, now I wish I still lived there!  Lol.  (I actually do love the Upper East.)

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We were divided into two teams: Team Cardio and Team Tone.  Team Cardio headed to Barry’s Bootcamp and Flywheel (my fav!) for an intense cardio session, while Team Tone started at Flybarre (another fav!) and then headed to Yogamaya.  I elected to join Team Tone (I die after just a Flywheel class so there was no way to I was doubling up here!).

Although this was not a competitive event, the hosts did an awesome job making it feel like we were involved in some big race or fitness palooza.  We even got race bibs when we checked in at Athleta’s new store, which for the record is gorgeous!

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Now, if you live in NYC and are remotely interested in staying fit, you know that Well and Good is your premiere destination for what’s hot on the fitness scene.  Well, this site was started by two women entrepreneurs (yay women!) and I had never met them until this day.  This ladies are for real.  They even walked us to our classes.  I mean, c’omn, does Zuckerberg do that?! 

Team Tone’s first class of the day was Flybarre with Shay.  Ok, I know I talk about Physique 57 a lot but as far as barre classes go, Flybarre is top notch!  You can read more about my review on Flybarre here and here.  Let’s just say in 45 minutes my legs were shaking, my arms were dying and I was smiling because I was having so much fun!
Flatiron Fitness Biathlon 2013

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Flatiron Fitness Biathlon 2013

After soaking up the energy in Flybarre, Team Tone headed to our second class at Yogamaya.  This vinyasa class taught by Bryn was just what my muscles needed.  I really need to stretch more and nothing taps into the mind/body connection like yoga.  The class was so much fun and I wanted to stay forever.  Bryn helped me stretch deeply in pigeon.  Just typing that hurt but in a good way! :)  Yogamaya’s studio is beautiful with this amazing skylight in the yoga room.  How much would you love to lay on a yoga mat and look up at the sky?

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From what I heard from Team Cardio, Barry’s Bootcamp was intense (I’ve never tried it but would be willing to give it a shot) with cardio and strength moves combined.  Flywheel is my favorite cycle studio in all of Manhattan so I know the ladies got an awesome workout!
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We all reconvenied at Athleta’s store for a little after party including some food from Mulberry & Vine and drinks from Tumeric. Plus, we got free massages from Zeel!  Oh my gosh, that was the best part!  There were some makeovers going on but I didn’t have time to check them out. We did get these amazing goodie bags that included some sample products and I actually love the stuff we got!  A few lucky ladies won the giveaways and got free capris from Athleta and one lucky lady got a $500 shopping spree!  I, on the other hand, spent a boat load of cash but it was on Xmas gifts so I felt it was justified! :) 
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Flatiron Fitness Biathlon

The biathlon was one of the best fitness events I have been to in awhile and word on the street is that they are planning more in the future!  Yippee!

Readers, have you ever participated in a fitness biathlon or anything similar?  Do you like to see the sky when you do yoga?  Which team would you join: Team Cardio or Team Tone?

Comments

  1. This seems so awesome!! Sucha cool event!

  2. Oh Em Gee! I would soooo love this! I’d for sure pick Team Tone. I couldn’t handle that much extreme cardio at once. I don’t mind my muscles burning, just my heart. I have not seen anything like this in STL but would love to do it if we had something.
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  3. This is so awesome! Kimmy and a few other bloggy ladies were going to do this but it sold out before we got a chance! This looks so great, I love the pictures, felt like I was in the moment :) I think I would have done the cardio, but who knows. Glad you got to go, I was really curious about how this went, and I trust your opinion!
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  4. So much awesomeness in one post!!! I absolutely love everything Athleta and I’ve never done a fitness biathlon before be it looks great!! I would definitely be on team CARDIO!!! I love that you were able to do this. Thanks for sharing yet another amazing fitness experience in the city!!
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  5. Such a cool event!!! Barry’s bootcamp is legit hell on earth haha I used to live in Chelsea and there are soooo many amazing fitness studios opening up. Of course I could only afford the Y ;)
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  6. This was amazing! I think I would like team cardio! I could hear your excitement in the post! Felt like I got the real experience. Great recap!
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  7. I LOVE Athleta!! That event looks like so much fun. I love all those classes and I’m lovin’ your pink tank!

  8. i’ve never heard of a biathlon, but would love to do one. cardio for sure!

  9. This event sounds AWESOME! I would love to do something like this, and I really need to check out more fitness events in the Bay Area. I’m sure that San Fran is full of them and I need to advantage of living in the area!

    I love to see the sky while doing yoga, but have never had a skylight in a studio I’ve attended. Outdoor yoga rocks! I did yoga on the beach a few days ago in San Diego and it was amazing. I was thinking, “Why didn’t I do this more often when I lived here??” Such is life right!

    And PS – I LOVE you in that bright pink color pretty lady!
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  10. This seriously looks awesome! What a great time. Outdoor yoga sounds awesome….I’m trying to plan to do it when I go back to SD in a few weeks!
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  11. AWWWW so glad you recapped this. By the time I went to sign up it was sold out! I couldn’t decide which team I wanted to be on… next time I will sign up right away. :)
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  12. You always go to the best fitness events! This Biathlon sounds amazing. I am going to look for one in LA.
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  13. What an awesome event!! Those fitness studios all look crazy cool. ;)
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