Fitbloggin: The People & What I learned

When staying in an AMAZING city there’s nothing better than being with a ton of AMAZING people!
I’ve already recapped my Fitbloggin/Portland experience with these posts:
Now let me recap my time with the PEOPLE I was sad to leave!
First and foremost – this woman was the one who [along with her fearless crew] put on an awesome Fitbloggin conference and all-the-while grinning and smiling for all to love!
THANKS RONI, WE HEART YOU!
The sessions I attended  –
– How to pitch professionally to brands using proper grammar and writing skills along with the right approach. Great tips on proper writing reminders and ways to seek brands appropriately
Jamie & Margo
– How to put together a media kit to help you network and branch out to brands who you want to work with. These ladies rocked their presentation and got a lot of great feedback from other bloggers who are now reaching out to brands they hadn’t before!
* I met Tenley Molzahn, a local Oregonian, from the Bachelor who is also a gluten free cook and blogger herself at the Soy Joy panel she conducted. What. a. Sweetheart! She’s such a nice person and chatted with everyone – yay Tenley! She gave tips on how she eats clean, especially on the go and answered some other questions about planning and organizing.
The nightly events
* Opening Reception / Badge-making party with team builder – where we all met up for the first time!
* Ignite Speakers + yogurt night + karaoke: These were great 5 minute speeches where each speaker had pre-planned slides change every 15 seconds on a topic of their choice.
This guy made me laugh at the Ignite presentations as he spoke whilst having a baby inside of a baby backpack as night attire.
This lady also cracked me up with her Ignite presentation with her collection of memes
* Closing reception (a.k.a. Club Fitbloggin)
Erica, Katrina, and I at the closing reception
You can find us in the club.
* My best takeaway of the weekend  – My homies *
How many of us can we squeeze into a pic on the way to the food trucks??
(L-R: Amy, Melissa, Coco, Carrie, me, & Martinus)
My twin and I finally meet. And drip sweat in a trampoline workout πŸ™‚
A sweaty, but glorious run with Anne & Erica on our last day of Fitbloggin
Gettin’ diva gangsta with our Free Hugs headbands! Represent!
L-R: Mindy, Carrie, (Top) Tammy, (Bottom) Kyndra, me, & Shannon
I was mesmerized by Carla‘s pack-pack
Erica rocked the fashion show!
Trampoline trust tree with Katrina & Tiffany!
Martinus is a model on the side
Katrina is not only my name twin, but an awesome Oregonian πŸ˜‰
Sweatpink girls!
My soul sistah, Dani, we dig the brewskies like none other
   
 
I had the BEST roommate and miss her bunches already!
A JAM-PACKED weekend of social media, friendships made, laughs chuckled, hugs shared, and memories etched in my brain forever!
Biggest lesson: Enjoy the people, take it all in, and get out of your comfort zone!
(Oh, and bring a checked bag for all of the SWAG!)
What I loved:
*Sweatpink girls: they were all over the place! Jamie, Becky, and Alyse were hanging out with us, speaking in sessions, leading fitness classes, their engagement was spectacular!
*The hotel:  fancy schmancy pants!
*The things to do: So many sessions to choose from and people to get to know and hang out with!
*Meeting people I’ve been talking to forever in real life: self explanatory
*The ability to be myself: I really loved that we all came together, being ourselves, and there was no judgement, it was definitely evident by the smiles from wall to wall of the hotel!
What might be made better:
*Shorter sessions with less overlap
* Reviewing sessions beforehand for content – possibly having the multiple presenters work on one presentation instead of smooshing a few together that are similar
All-in-all I loved my days in Portland and am forever grateful for the people I’ve met and gotten to know – I definitely want to go back next year and HOPE that it’ll be in AUSTIN!
Visit the Fitbloggin webpage or facebook page to vote: Austin or Nashville!

HI! I'M KAT - I am a pug-mom, wife, NASM Certified Personal Trainer, & Fitness Coach focusing on living the fit life while tackling work, coaching others - doing it all! My blog is to hold me accountable for all the goals I plan on accomplishing and also a way for me to try to inspire others through my own experiences - if I can do it ANYONE can! Fitness is a huge part of my life as well as travel and seeing all that life has to be lived! PAY IT FORWARD!

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    July 5, 2013, 12:07 pm

    AWWWWWWW I have said this all week! So jealous! All of my fav fitness peeps jammed into one room!

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    July 5, 2013, 1:07 pm

    Loved looking through your photos! And dancing with you Saturday night!! See you at Fitbloggin 14!!

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    July 5, 2013, 1:22 pm

    Looks like you had so much fun!! So glad that you got to go and meet so many awesome folks. Sad I didn’t make it this year but hopefully next year!

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    July 5, 2013, 1:23 pm

    ooo tough choice on ATX or Nashville! TN is my homestate and Nashville is a lot of fun, but Austin seems like a pretty logical choice for the healthy/fit minded πŸ™‚

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    July 5, 2013, 1:29 pm

    You have awesome vacations and I love your recaps … I love that you try all new things and places …can’t wait to go to Portland and Austin so I can try all the places you went to lol!!!

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    July 5, 2013, 1:52 pm

    Must put this on my bucket list! Off to click through your links!

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    July 5, 2013, 2:44 pm

    It seriously looks like THE best time! I am going to my first blogger conference in September and cannot wait! Your post has me all excited to meet fellow bloggers, lol. A)I am jelly you met Kyndra {love her blog!} and b) love you in the last two pics, the pink shirt and chevron dress; very cute!

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    July 5, 2013, 2:50 pm

    It sounds like it was so fun! I love reading all of the recaps. I love Portland, what a great city to have the conference at. I must attend next year!

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    July 5, 2013, 3:07 pm

    I would be interested in hearing more about what you learned in each of those sessions. You should do a post on those!

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      July 5, 2013, 7:16 pm

      I thought about it but we ended up having live bloggers in each session! Check out the fitbloggin.com site for a full recap of all of the sessions!

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    July 5, 2013, 3:32 pm

    Looks like an awesome time! Love your pictures and your recaps! Glad you had a fun (and productive) time!

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    July 5, 2013, 3:35 pm

    WOW!! I really want to go one year. I like your idea about shorter sessions. We stres that at work all the time.

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    July 5, 2013, 3:44 pm

    Love it! I’ve GOT TO GO NEXT YEAR!!!! πŸ™‚

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    July 5, 2013, 4:16 pm

    I need to get this on my calendar for next year NOW!

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    July 5, 2013, 4:16 pm

    I love all the pics! I need to be there next year!!

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    July 5, 2013, 4:28 pm

    Awww, it sounds like such a great time!

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    July 5, 2013, 5:02 pm

    looks like a great time!

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    July 5, 2013, 5:46 pm

    i love how much you learn at these events! you learn more about people and blogging and just good old fitness fun!

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    July 5, 2013, 5:51 pm

    I was so sad I could not get off work to go to FitBloggin and am out of town when BlogHer occurs. By next year I will have been blogging for a little over two years and I so badly want to go learn stuff, and meet people, okay, mostly meet people.

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    July 5, 2013, 7:47 pm

    So fun to read your recaps and see what a great time you had there. I loved all the pics of the bloggers I read, too. Awesome!

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    July 5, 2013, 11:59 pm

    FUN! So many awesome people packed in one conference. I wish I could’ve gone!

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    July 6, 2013, 12:15 am

    Glad that you had so much fun πŸ™‚

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    July 6, 2013, 12:38 am

    You did such a great job of getting so many pictures! I’ll have to do better at that next year πŸ™‚ Hopefully we’ll get a chance to meet again at the next one!

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    July 6, 2013, 2:23 am

    Such amazing times & people – you were lucky to be there! πŸ™‚

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    July 6, 2013, 1:07 pm

    Wow – this really looked amazing. Thanks for the awesome recaps!!

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    July 7, 2013, 3:27 pm

    What it is all about really is taking and posting photos and having others tell you how “awesome” you look/are-looks fake to me! All of it!

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    July 8, 2013, 11:46 pm

    Love all your photos!

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