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Michelob ULTRA Fit Fest

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Michelob ULTRA. The opinions and text are all mine.

A few weekends ago, I traveled out to Scottsdale, Arizona to experience the very first Michelob #ULTRAFitFest! It was a weekend full of fitness activities, informative panels, recovery, live music, and more! It was actually the weekend before my wedding, but it was everything I needed to sweat out any remaining stress and recover for the big day.

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I got in on Friday and immediately went to a Gluteus Maxout class. I thought classes would be toned down because the weekend would be jam-packed full of fitness classes, but nope… that workout really set the tone for the whole weekend. I was SO sore the next day!

The whole experience was so cool because we got to pick and choose our classes through an app. You could customize your experience to be as active or relaxing as you wanted it! For example, one of my days started with Y7 Yoga in the morning, then a panel about Building Your Best Runner, a training camp, recovery at the Manor House where I got my hair braided, a nutrition panel, the WaveMaker workout with Gerren Liles and BODY by Kenny Santucci, and a fireside chat with Jera Foster-Fell about Defeating the Odds.

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This was all before Pure Golden Hour, a celebration with Michelob ULTRA Pure Gold! We also got to see a live performance by Kali Uchis!

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We also had delicious, healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day. Not pictured: barbecue, rice, beans, salmon, zoodles, and more… it was all so good!

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There was also an awesome pool party, but I didn’t get to jump in because I didn’t want tan lines before putting on a wedding dress! I wish I could have taken so many other classes too, like outdoor City Surf or the meal prep cooking demo, but spots filled up fast. I’m super passionate about fitness and nutrition, so I had an amazing experience. I worked every muscle in my body and was able to walk away with more knowledge about running and nutrition. I can truly say that this fun-filled weekend made both my body and mind extremely happy.

I’ll look forward to next year’s annual ULTRA Fit Fest!

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I wish I could’ve brought my camera around more, but below are some great shots by LYVISUALS!


Spring Training With Zappos x The North Face

I've teamed up with my friends at Zappos to try out The North Face line for my spring training!

Hello spring and beautiful weather! It's finally warm enough to run outside, and I've been doing just that with some new athletic clothes from The North Face

I've always loved how fast Zappos ships out their items! They also ship free and give you 365 days to return any items you don't like! And the fact that they have such a large range of styles with amazing customer service makes it the perfect place to shop for someone with a busy and active lifestyle.

As I mentioned before, I'm head-to-toe in The North Face gear that I ordered from Zappos.com! And I LOVED how comfortable everything was. Plus, everything had such a flattering fit that I felt really good in my gear! The Perfect Core High-Rise Tights give your core extra support, so you feel put-together and secure, whether it's yoga, running, or lifting.

The Versitas Fearless Reversible Bra feels great too, and the Afterburn Tank Top in Bristol Blue Heather is the perfect top to show off the cute racerback! The top is also light and airy!

The Ultra Cardiac II trail-running shoes are also very breathable and give great support! Let's be honest, this photoshoot involved lots of jumping, multiple times. I felt like I landed so softly every time! Despite landing my knee into a rock that one outtake.... But anyway.

Fans of Lucy can also rejoice because now that Lucy has joined The North Face, you’ll find their fit expertise and favorite styles under The North Face brand!

Top: Afterburn Tank Top in Bristol Blue Heather
Sports Bra: Versitas Fearless Reversible Bra
Leggings: Perfect Core High-Rise Tights
Shoes: Ultra Cardiac II

2017 Recap with Michelob ULTRA

2017 was such a big year! I traveled a lot just from my blogging opportunities, and Michelob ULTRA was one of my favorite partnerships of the year. I officially became an ambassador for Michelob ULTRA last March. It was an amazing partnership that really vibed with my definition of balance when it comes to fitness and fun! Here is what the partnership consisted of:

New York City

Michelob ULTRA flew all 18 nationwide ambassadors to New York for a kick-off event that consisted of SoulCycle, brunch, yoga/bootcamp, and a cool-down happy hour. I loved meeting everyone in this partnership, and it really showed how Michelob ULTRA loves to go all out when they host their fitness events!

 

Workout Wednesday

On Michelob ULTRA's Instagram stories, they feature "Workout Wednesdays" in which ambassadors show their workouts of the day and how they spend time with friends and family. It was so fun to be a part of this because I got to show "a day in the life": I work full-time, make time to work out, and also hang out with friends after. It was also inspiring seeing all the other workouts ambassadors do and how they find a balance between that and quality time with their loved ones!

Silent Disco Yoga

In the summer, Dallas Fitness Ambassadors hosted a Silent Disco Yoga: Michelob ULTRA edition. The concept is so cool - you put on headphones to hear the instructor while music plays. To outsiders, it's a huge group of people doing yoga in silence! Afterward, there were free drinks at a Michelob ULTRA bar and a Michelob ULTRA photobooth!

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US Open of Surfing

I think one of the coolest events was the US Open of Surfing! We got to take a surfing class (my first time ever), and then watched the surfing events from the ULTRA Surf Deck! There was also a yoga class on the beach hosted by Mellie Cay and a fun Fit Crawl outside of the deck!

Anti-Resolution

Michelob ULTRA also has this amazing Anti-Resolution campaign that means ditching the New Year's Resolution mindset and committing to your goals no matter what day of the year. This really resonated with me because I don't believe in setting a start date in the future if you can commit to something in the present. A few ambassadors got to make really cool anti-resolution videos, writing out what resolution they're already actively living today!

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There were so many other cool events I wish I had time to attend, like Fitness on the Rocks in Colorado or the Miami Vixen Workout in Florida! Overall, there were over 20 nationwide events in the Live ULTRA series last year! I'm so proud to partner with such a fun brand, and I can't wait to attend more events in the future!