I had SO much fun at this past Saturday’s Women’s Health Expo at The Phoenix downtown! We had more than 600 RSVPs and they enjoyed free mammograms, tasty (and healthy!) treats, a crossover fitness fashion show, free physician seminars, and 40+ vendors to shop with and learn from!
Here are a few highlights of the event for me… of course, the fashion show was awesome. The clothing was by Turn It On Fitness, which I blogged about a couple months ago here and we wrote about here in Cincy Chic. The line was created by former Ben-Gal cheerleader Juetta West and was designed by Project Runway star (and Dayton native) Althea Harper. The idea is that it’s clothing that’s functional enough for the gym and fashionable enough for everywhere else! The models in the show came out in pairs – one styled with the “fitness” look, and one styled with the “fashion” look – and it really helped to show how you could easily transition each piece.
Then, I stopped by to see “My Health Coach Zach” (we recently wrote about him here in Cincy Chic) who gave me great advice about tweaks to make to my nutrition to increase my chances of getting pregnant… shortly after his coaching, I got preggo, just sayin’! 🙂 He and I chatted about some things we can do to get my husband feeling better from his RA symptoms, and he suggested a new type of test he offers that can test for any food allergies that you may have. My husband’s RA tends to flare whenever he has gluten, so Zach was thinking maybe some other allergies might be flaring him up too! Apparently, they just take your blood and test it that way, which sounds easy and painless enough. So, I’m going to look into getting him that food allergy test asap!
Then, I ran into the gals from Owl Be Sweatin’. We’ve written about them a couple times in Cincy Chic, and they’re good friends of a friend of mine, but I had never met them before or seen their headbands in person before. Holy cow do these headbands work well! They’re adjustable, non-slip headbands made in a variety of colors and patterns. Because you can adjust them to perfectly fit you, you don’t get those headband headaches. And they’re only $16! What a great concept! Definitely check them out!
Last but not least, I stopped by to see the girls at DEFINE studio, which just opened in Oakley (we wrote about them in Cincy Chic here). They were telling me about their “revolution” classes that they do that are a unique twist to spinning classes. Dark room, upbeat music, incorporating choreographed movements with super effective isometrics. I used to be a Spin instructor a few years ago and I was in the best shape of my life when I was doing it. So, post-baby I’m definitely going to have to go check that out!
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