FitBlogNYC: Friends + Inspiration + Awesome Swag = Day to Remember

I’ve been looking forward to FitBlogNYC for over a month now – it was going to be my first “real” blogger/tweet-up event and I knew there would be oodles of twitter and FitFluential friends that I would FINALLY get to meet.

It did not disappoint.

A few highlights of the day:

– Got to catch up with some old friends (LeticiaErica, and Christine) and meet so many that I’ve been chatting with for months (NicoleKatie, Jessica, and Cat – to name only a few of the many, many girls that were there).

– Four fabulous FitFluential ladies chaired an informative, upbeat, and fun seminar on How To Turn Your Blog Into a Business.  Two of them in particular have me SO much about social media, twitter, and blogging – Kelly Olexa (CEO/Founder of FitFluential) and Carla Birnberg.  Being able to meet Kelly and Carla, in person, after months and months of interaction through social media felt surreal – but they are exactly as they portray themselves on their blogs and videos.

Hearing these two inspirational ladies speak was one of the best parts of the day

– Meeting Mia Hamm and getting an autographed mini-soccer ball for my son!!

– More SWAG than I ever could have imagined.  The pictures don’t do it justice!

My first official pair of cross trainers (I usually wear old running shoes) AND Birkenstocks!

Two new Camelbak Waterbottles - you can never have too many!

Some beauty products...

Can't wait to read this book!

Love this gym bag - plan on using it as an overnight bag as well!

Oakley's newest sunglasses - designed for the active, yet stylish woman

Newest model for Oakley?

It was a well-organized and fun event to participate in – I think Fitness Magazine should try to host an event like this in other parts of the country to allow active females the opportunity to come together and socialize.

A special THANK YOU to my mom for babysitting my son for the entire day!! Thanks, Mom =)

Have you ever attended a blogger event??  Did you get some good swag??

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    1. I would love to go to a blogger event! That’s an amazing swag bag – was that just for participants or did you present a session? I wonder if Canadians can attend the conference! I’ll have to find out! :)

      • It was for everyone! I’ve attended the one in NYC the last 3 years and the swag bag gets bigger and better!
        I’m not sure about the restrictions – but I think it’s open to anyone who blogs/is active on social media!
        There is an application process about 6-8 weeks before the event – so just keep your eyes out for it next year (there’s also an event in CA but I don’t have the details of that one!)
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    2. That is just so much fun! Lucky you meeting Carla and Kelly–I would love to meet them live and in person.

      I went to the FHBC in Boulder last year and had a ball. Met up with lots of my favorites there (Beth from SUAR in particular) and loved the whole event. Lots to learn at these gatherings!
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