STRONG BABES | Stronger in 2019

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STRONG BABES | Stronger in 2019

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***Join us for our next Strong Babes Event: my birthday edition! Purchase tickets here. A portion of the proceeds will go to Charity Water (a worldwide organization providing clean water to those in need).***

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As I was preparing for this month’s event, now having done three consecutively since November, I began to ask myself what the purpose is. I mean… sure, we can gather for a workout, have fun and enjoy some clean treats afterwards. And THAT could very well be a good enough reason for anyone.

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When I first started this event series back in November, I initially just wanted to give access to those who wanted to workout with me but couldn’t do private training for whatever reason. I believe fitness should be accessible and feasible for anyone who wants it. But for me, because there is so much out there that already makes fitness accessible, I needed a deeper purpose for these events. Any of you can find another event or workout class in the Bay Area.

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So why choose Strong Babes?

Ultimately, the Strong Babes series is a safe community where anyone and everyone is welcome, where fitness becomes relatable, tangible and accessible. This is a community full of strong women, who also welcome their male cohorts (hey strong bros!), and a community that believes in their own worth and wants to use that confidence to empower those around them.

A strong babe is a woman who believes in her own worth and knows she is strong from the inside out. She is not intimidated by other’s looks, opinions, or capabilities because she believes in her own gifts and unique talent. She lets her light shine unapologetically; yet with humility. Her confidence is not found in proving to others what she can do, but in encouraging, uplifting and loving others around her. Her success serves a greater purpose but it starts from within: emotionally, mentally, spiritually and then physically.

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Thank you so much to everyone who joined me either for the third time or for the first time this past Sunday for Strong Babes: Stronger in 2019 edition. You babes are the ones that make these events possible. Special thanks to our sponsors below:

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Make sure to secure your spot for our next event in March. Spots are limited and tickets go preetty fast!

Register for Strong Babes: Birthday & Charity Workout here.

If you enjoyed this event leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite part was. Or if you’ll be joining us for the first time in March, let me know what you’re excited about! I’ll see you at the next one.

In the mean time, enjoy these incredible shots by my girl Cyn!

Hugs!

L

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STRONG BABES | BABES, BROS, BURPEES & BRUNCH

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STRONG BABES | BABES, BROS, BURPEES & BRUNCH

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H U M B L E D. That’s the word that comes to mind when someone asks me how I feel after having only my second event. Yes, it’s my name on it but I hardly feel like its mine. This event really belongs to everyone who came to Burpees & Brunch and made the event even possible. And of course all the glory to God. 

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***GET YOUR TICKET TO OUR NEXT EVENT HERE: #STRONGBABES: STRONGER IN 2019!***

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Big thanks to NOIR LOUNGE and my dear friend Jess, owner and hostess with the mostest, for opening up their space for #STRONGBABES: Babes, Bros, Burpees & Brunch edition! 

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It was incredible to see so many babes and bros contribute to a safe space for us to work on becoming stronger from the inside out. We started with a few opening words to get our mindset right before jumping into a HIIT style workout that lasted for about 30 minutes.

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After we were coated in hard earned sweat, we continued the party with some awesome post workout treats!

Special thanks to…

  • LUNCH PAD for providing organic based sandwiches for carnivores and vegetarians alike

  • NOIR LOUNGE for an awesome winter-inspired salad

  • POP BOTTLE for delicious on-the-go, non dairy lattes to keep every strong babe and bro reenergized for the rest of the day!

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And SO much gratitude for our swag bag sponsors:

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We’re excited to continue this movement into the new year with our next event @athleta on Fillmore. You can reserve your spot here: #STRONGBABES: Stronger in 2019. We usually sell out in a week or less so I’d definitely sign up ASAP!

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So why the name STRONG BABES?

The #STRONGBABES movement started one morning while I was training two of my clients in a partner session. I was inspired by not only their physical strength gains made within a matter of weeks, but at their internal strength to push through all the challenges the workout put them through. I simply put the hashtag on my IG story when I recorded their workout and from there, the rest just unfolded. Being a strong babe is about recognizing your own strength from the inside out and believing that you ARE strong no matter your age, background, or fitness level. I am so thankful for every one of my #strongbabes and the ones who will join us in January! #STRONGBABES: Stronger in 2019 is about to be FIRE. I hope you’re ready :)

****Get your ticket HERE!****

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STRONG BABES | First Event!

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STRONG BABES | First Event!

If you missed out this past Sunday, don’t worry! Our next #strongbabes event is just around the corner. This time we’re bringing the babes ANNNND bros for some burpees && brunch goodness! Get your ticket ASAP as we have limited spots (last time, we sold out in just 4 days!).

PURCHASE TICKETS HERE: #strongbabes | Babes, Bros, Burpees & Brunch!

I hope to see YOU there! In the meantime, enjoy a recap of some of the sweaty fun below!

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I’ve probably said it 100 times over now, but my heart is SO full from our first ever Strong Babes event. We had over 30 strong women (and a couple men) bring their confidence, inner strength and good vibes to make this event a fun and sweaty workout party! The theme for this event was all about the B double O-T-Y! I wanted my babes to leave with sore bums and newfound inner as well as outer total body strength (which I definitely think was accomplished). Thank you so much to every amazing human who joined us!

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A very special thank you to our amazing sponsors who support our strong babes. Click directly on the names listed below to check these incredible brands and enjoy some $$$ off using the discount codes provided:

  • Bowl’d Acai [some of the BEST açaí bowls && poké bowls in SF]

  • Hint [naturally flavored water, every flavor is amazing]

  • Fitjoy [one of my favorite protein bars ever!]

  • GoMacro [my top 5 vegan protein bars]

  • Territory Foods [clean eats food delivery, so BOMB!]

    • discount: $25 off your first two orders with code: STRONGBABES25

  • HuKitchen [organic, carefully crafted chocolate bars and more!]

    • discount: 20% off with code hu4you at check out.

  • Unseen Addiction [hand-picked athletic wear, fashion labels && more!]

    • discount: 15% off with code STRONGBABES at check out.

  • Custom Fit [private gym, functional fitness also aesthetically on point for the gram]

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SO much gratitude for our amazing videographer && photographer, my good friend: Joseph

YOU CAN PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE NEXT #STRONGBABES EVENT HERE: BABES, BROS, BURPEES & BRUNCH

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Hive fives, fist bumps && hugs,

L

PS - don’t forget to like this post and subscribe if you want to stay up to date with future events and more :)

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DON’T FORGET TO PURCHASE TICKETS TO OUR NEXT #STRONGBABES EVENT: BABES, BROS, BURPEES & BRUNCH

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My Top 5 Tips for Healthy Travel

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Hello fit fam!

As Spring and Summer are upon us, we are more likely to travel and take vacations. Often our flights can be long and cause some physical discomfort. Low back pain is especially common among travelers after long flights. In an effort to help you prepare for your upcoming trip and eliminate pain associated with traveling, I’ve recalled 5 of my favorite tips for traveling. These tips will help you eliminate physical discomfort (including low back pain) and encourage you to stay healthy during your trip!


5 Fit Tips for Healthier Travel:

1. Hydrate Well

If you do nothing else, at least take this tip seriously. Drinking adequate amount of water throughout your travels and especially surrounding your flight is important for several reasons. Your body is already going through physiological changes during the flight since the humidity levels are unnaturally low and the altitude is constantly changing. Without proper hydration, the following symptoms can occur: exaggerated jetlag, dry and chapped skin, increased wrinkles, dry eyes, thirst, exhaustion, low urine output, dry mouth, headache, constipation, dizziness and/or more.

Ensure you are properly hydrated by these two simple ways:

  • consume 8 ounces of water per hour (this is equivalent to 1 cup)
  • check your urine (color should be a light yellow color to clear color, if it’s a darker yellow that’s a strong indication you are dehydrated)

2. Get the Juices Flowing

When possible, it is always a good idea to get a work out in prior to getting to the airport. This way you can increase your overall blood flow and oxygen intake. However if you don’t have time, I highly recommend moving the body as you wait to board. Here is a simple list of basic body-weight movements you can do right in the airport. These are a perfect set of movements to get your blood flowing, improve oxygen and adjust your posture before boarding. 

High knees

butt kicks

squats

alternating side lunges

flap jacks

3. Stretch

I don’t mean getting on the floor in the middle of the aircraft isle and sitting in a split. Unless, you are that person. Well, actually I hope you aren’t that person! For flights longer than 2 hours, it’s a good idea to simple walk around the plane and get in 20-30 seconds of minimal stretching:

- hamstrings (simply by reaching for your toes in a standing position)

- chest (simply by using the entrance way to the restroom to place your hands on either side and lean forward, opening up your chest)

- hip flexors (simply place one leg several inches from the other and extend your hips forward until you feel your hip flexors stretching)

4. Compress

Have you ever heard of DVT? A good way to prevent this medical condition is to wear compression pants. I like Nike’s compression pants for men and women.

5. Stay Active

During your flight, your hips can tighten up from being in a prolonged seated position. Running is a simple and great way to solve this issue. It can actually improve mobility in your hips by activating the gluteal muscles (aka your butt). This helps relieve the tightness developed in your anterior chain (the front side of your body) and bring relief to what was overstretched on your posterior chain (the back side). Not to mention that going for a run is also a fun and easy way to absorb your surroundings while getting in a good work out. The best time to run is first thing in the morning. This way you're also kicking up your metabolism before indulging in travel eats throughout the day. 


Got questions? Leave them in the comment section below.

Wishing you safe and fun travels this year!

L