Things I Learned At My First Blogger Event8:18 AM
I attended my first blogger event yesterday thanks to Healthworks Fitness. Being new to the blogger scene, I had no idea what to expect. I've read posts from other bloggers recounting events geared just for them - and they sounded great! It should come to no surprise how excited I was to get this evite:
Unfortunately I was not able to make the first half of the event due to some last minute emergencies. I was truly bummed to be missing what I heard was a killer workout (check out post from foodfitnessfashion). Not only was I in need of a good workout, but as a former Healthworks member, I really miss the amazing facilities, welcoming staff and kid-friendly facilities.
So I joined the group of 13 other bloggers in the lobby at the Back Bay location at 6pm. Judith Forman, Events and Partnerships Marketing Coordinator, gave a quick overview of the rest of the day and introduced representatives from Whole Foods Market, Joos, and Mix Bakery.
|Event coordinator extraordinaire Judith Forman|
|my product shot and sandwich selection|
After everyone grabbed their meal of choice, we headed over to Copley Square to enjoy a casual picnic in the grass. As Linay and Melissa of Whole Foods Fresh Pond and Whole Foods Brighton explained Whole Foods' "health starts here" initiative, I thoroughly enjoyed my picnic dinner. The sandwich was fantastic - incredible bread and fresh ingredients. Ginormous bowl of fresh fruit was great the next morning. And my favorite was the orange cashew quinoa salad. It was light, slightly sweet and perfect for a warm summer night.
|bloggers listen to reps from WFM talk about "health start here"|
|what's for dinner: turkey on sprouted grain bread, fruit salad, quinoa salad|
|organic, nutrient-rich juices from joos|
|chocolate cupcakes with peanut butter frosting|
- It's perfectly acceptable to take pictures of everything and anything
- You'll likely need to introduce yourself by your blog name first before your actual first name
- Bloggers are truly sincere and supportive of one another. I was so glad to have met these fabulous gals:
Bridget - www.yogurtberries.blogspot.com
Chelsee and Susie -www.wearenotmartha.com
Elizabeth - www.ontapfortoday.com
Melissa - www.crunchesforcupcakes.com
Elina - www.healthyandsane.com
Jean - www.livewellwomen.com
Colleen - www.thedailycraic.com
Jacqueline - www.fitarella.com
Natalie - www.wishfulnals.com
Emily - www.emilyeatsandexercises.com
I had a great time at my first blogger event. It was laid-back and casual (maybe the workout mellowed everyone out). But after the day I had, it was just my speed.
A big thank you to Healthworks for hosting a great event. And if you're in Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, or Salem, be sure to check out Healthworks. Click here for a FREE three-day pass for umommy readers!