Last Thursday I was invited to a special spin class Revolve hosted for D.C. area fitness bloggers and enthusiasts. It came together out of a group of bloggers featured in the Washingtonian chatting on twitter and turned into a big event. I go to Revolve regularly and love their classes, and am also a huge fan of a lot of the bloggers that were going so I was really excited to take another class there and actually meet some of these people who’s blogs I’ve been following.
I stole this shot from Anne’s at fANNEtastic food blog.
Francina Segbefia taught our class with awesome energy, a kick-butt Vegas-themed playlist and a flair of style. She kicked things off by having everyone introduce ourselves and the name of our blog so we could know each other in the real world too. It was so much fun. She had the whole class singing along to Gold Digger and other songs and pushed us all the way to the end where we wrapped up with some weights to work on the upper body. Their body ride classes are fast becoming my favorite type of spin class – it’s a great change of pace and this one was an absolute blast.
On the bikes next to me were Melody from Will Run for Margaritas – love her blog – and Laney from Running On Veggies – I hadn’t seen her blog before, but it’s great and definitely worth your time to check out. Turns out Melody and I used to teach boot camps at the same site – small world D.C. for you. Some other bloggers I really enjoy reading were also there including Melissa Romero who does the Washingtonian Well Being blog, Ashley of Coffee Cake and Cardio, Workout Wonks and DC Fit Crasher.
After class we had some time to mingle and post-ride refreshments from Gouter. I was a bit skeptical that I would like something labeled raw, vegan and organic, and I’m not really into juices or cleanses, but these were surprisingly tasty!
Overall it was a great night – fun to meet other bloggers excited about health and fitness in D.C., and get a great workout in too!
It was great to get a chance to ride with you though we didn’t really get a chance to talk. Next time, please 🙂
Absolutely! I wish we’d had more time to chat with everyone – just means we’ll have to get together again though!!
Colleen, Melody and Anne… all part of CFC at one time! Love my job. (and how come I wasn’t invited! I fitness blog too! Jeez… >> not bitter)
Haha, we’ll have to make sure you’re invited next time! That’s funny I didn’t realize Anne worked for CFC at one time too.
Sounds like so much fun! Francina actually teaches at the club I work at in Alexandria, too (I think she’s just doing Zumba now, but she used to teach cycle as well). Did you see her on channel 7 a few weeks ago (my class was the other one featured in the story – come check it out some time)?
Yes, she mentioned she taught Zumba too. I heard about the channel 7 segment, but didn’t catch it – that’s very cool though, congrats! I’d love to check out one of your classes sometime. I see you teach pilates and piloxing too. I’ve never taken either of those, so I might try to catch one of those!
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