New Balance Girls Night Out

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   New Balance “Girl’s Night Out” is an event New Balance kicked off earlier this spring.  It is a night out with a positive theme.  A chance for women to get out and enjoy a workout, learn from top fitness professionals and  connect with other like minded women.  New Balance Girls Night Out events are being held all over the country.  
    Last night local New Balance owner, Michael Disibio in partnership with The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk put on an amazing Girls Night Out event.  They went all out for this event with  Team Cares DJ who  set up a photo booth with a Girls Night Out backdrop, a separate DJ, Tyler English Fitness Systems to run the workout, and post work out recovery by Emerald City Smoothie and sushi and other refreshments from Sakura Garden.  
    The night started out with a greeting from Tyler English and an introduction for Ewa Januszkiewicz who gave and inspiring motivational speech.  She covered  moving to the United States from Poland, overcoming physical limitations and other hardships to be what she is today.  Ewa is a competitive power lifter whose personal records are very impressive.  The highlight of her talk for me was a question she left the audience with “Why are you on your fitness journey?” Then she said, “ Dedicate this workout to that.”  A simple question with a  simple follow up statement, but so profound.  How often do we do something good for ourselves “because it’s good for me” without ever really digging deeper to strengthen the roots of the decision.  Real results come from real change and Ewa asked the right question to help us get there!  Tyler led the workout, and if you haven’t heard of him, you have been missing out.  Tyler English is a Men’s Health contributor and  owner of the gym voted “Best independent gym in America.”  The workout was intense but was also scaleable for all fitness levels.  
    It was a perfect night for the event, the weather was just right.  There were about 50 women who participated in the Girls Night Out and all received Swag Bags full of great stuff.  Healthy snacks, an exercise band, tank top and more.  
    The Promenade Shops at Evergreen Walk routinely host great events and this was definitely one of them.  Stay plugged into the Live Fit CT community to find out about more events like this.  

Buy Local, Eat Healthy,
Live Fit CT! 


-Keith


To see pictures of the event please visit our facebook page

Strongman competition in ct!

  On Saturday Lightning Fitness  http://www.lightning-fitness.net/ in South Windsor held a Strong Man competition.  
    You couldn’t have asked for better weather.  It was the perfect day to move some heavy things.  The competition was open to the public with different weight classes in the men and women’s division.  
    Like any physical competition it was inspiring to see the hard work and dedication these athletes put into their sport.  
    Lightning fitness is owned by Matt Mills whom I have had the privalege of working with in the past.  I have watched him go from a great trainer to a truly elite level trainer, pro strong man competitor and owner of one of the best no nonsense gyms CT has to offer.
    Lightning fitness is putting on more events in the coming months.  Next up is a co-ed team competition, so watch closely for us to announce the times and dates.  Start your training now!


Buy Local, Eat Healthy
Live Fit CT!

-Keith

See pictures from the Strong Man Competition on face book   https://www.facebook.com/livefitct

Check out more events in CT at our Strong(Wo)Man page

Live Fit CT Kinda Weekend

    What an amazing weekend!  Besides a few days in a row of perfect weather, there were some really great events.  
    Saturday we went to the Color Me Rad color run held at Rentschler Field in East Hartford where a couple of thousand of people were having a great time.  There was clouds of color and smiles everywhere.  
    After the race it was time to head over to Charter Oak Cross Fit (http://charteroakcrossfit.com/) where their Derby Day Throwdown was already in progress.
    Charter Oak Crossfit has only been open for a few months, but you would never know because they put on a seamless event.  All the staff was super cool and their level of passion and knowledge was obvious throughout the day.  
    I would have liked to compete myself, but I enjoyed stepping back and taking it all in.  Thanks Charter Oak Crossfit!
    To see pictures from both events, including our group of Live Fit CT runners, visit our face book page at   https://www.facebook.com/livefitct
    Do have plans for this weekend?  Check out what events, restaurants, farmers markets, etc,etc,etc that we have listed.

Buy Local, Eat Healthy
Live Fit CT!
-Keith