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Planks for Pink Party

“You are a survivor and a fighter. Embrace your spirit. Keep faith in your pocket. Laugh  laugh a lot. Indulge in confidence. Grow with each tear. Breathe In positivity. Remain gorgeous. Always remember you are loved. Have hope. Never give … Continue reading

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‘Nana & Nut Butter Waffles

Print Recipe ‘Nana & Nut Butter Waffles Get energized for your day with this delicious and healthful waffles recipe from celebrity yoga and pilates instructor, Kristin McGee’s, 21 Day “Get Your Body Back” food plan. Serve these flavorful waffles with … Continue reading

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The Power of Pink

This month, I’m honored to contribute to the Sweat for Smiles newsletter. We hope to bring awareness to a cause we care about, Breast Cancer Awareness. What better way to support the cause than to wear pink fitness apparel and … Continue reading

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“Sunrise & Savasana, for Sun Safety”

“Live Boldly. Laugh Often. And don’t forget the sunscreen.” ~unknown SHINING BRIGHT FOR SUN SAFETY – rooftop style – at the Sweat for Smiles “Sunrise & Savasana” Party last month at Soho House NY. So grateful for all who came … Continue reading

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Shade Foundation

  Live Boldly. Laugh Often. And don’t forget the sunscreen.   Sweat for Smiles was thrilled to team up with Beyond Yoga at “Sunrise & Savasana, for Sun Safety” at Soho House NY to support Shade Foundation.  Guests loved waking … Continue reading

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Falling Into a New Season, by Dr. Maggie Cadet

The feeling of sand slipping through my toes is fading as summer leaves us, and fall is upon us. It is another chance to push the RESET BUTTON and get motivated for a new season. A NEW season is always … Continue reading

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Flow Into Fall, by Molly Crossman

The changing of the seasons always brings a shift in mindset. As we get ready for fall, our minds and bodies naturally start to go inward. we seek a grounding to the earth. a stability we need to connect to … Continue reading

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“Wind Down For Women’s Day” Party

The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who will live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will. ~Amy Tenney It was incredible to celebrate International Women’s … Continue reading

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Spring Into a New Workout, by Dr. Maggie

Spring is in full bloom, with summer following right behind.  It’s been a long winter with many of us stuck indoors trying to maintain our workout schedules.  I love this season because it signifies RENEWAL and changing things up a … Continue reading

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Declutter for Spring, By Meryl Starr

Its Spring, a time for renewal of space for your mind, body, and spirit. It’s the ideal time for removing clutter from all aspects of your life. Here are a five easy ways to start decluttering for spring. 1) Open your … Continue reading

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Spring Clean Your Diet, by Samantha Isaacson

Spring is here and with this energizing weather, you’ll likely want to feel your absolute best to enjoy all the activities that this season brings. The first step is to eat well and eat fresh. I’ve listed three simple tips … Continue reading

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GlamourGals Foundation

GlamourGals Foundation Mission: To inspire and organize teen volunteers to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes. Sweat for Smiles is thrilled to support GlamourGals Foundation with Athleta at the Wind Down For Woman’s … Continue reading

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Glamour Gals Foundation

GlamourGals Foundation Mission: To inspire and organize teen volunteers to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes. Sweat for Smiles is thrilled to support GlamourGals Foundation with Athleta at the Wind Down For Woman’s … Continue reading

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Fight Obesity by Staying Active

The month of February was all about emphasizing the importance of heart health, preventing heart disease and maintaining good lifestyle factors. Physical activity for both kids and adults is very important and has many benefits – one of which is … Continue reading

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Namaste & Play Yoga Party

Photography by Daphne Youree Photography “Do what makes you happy. Be with those who make you smile. Work hard and play harder. Laugh as much as you breathe. Love as long as you live.”  Everyone had a BLAST at the … Continue reading

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15% Off Irina Jewelry

THRILLED to share that Irina from Irina Jewelry is extending a 15% off discount to all Sweat for Smilers! Just use the code NAMASTE on her site to get this great deal. Enjoy!  

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15% Off Stylish Spoon (Thru March 8!)

Great news! Stylish Spoon is extending a special offer to Sweat for Smilers. Use the exclusive code SWEATFORSMILES to get for 15% off any order through March 8th! I’m a subscriber of the Oatmeal Chia Cups – Cranberry Orange! They’re … Continue reading

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KaBOOM!

Sweat for Smiles is THRILLED to support KaBOOM! at our upcoming Namaste & Play Yoga Party at lululemon athletica at the Time Warner Center in NYC. This fantastic charity builds safe playgrounds for underprivileged and handicapped kids in efforts to … Continue reading

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Style Up With Athleisure Wear in 2019, by Stylist Ann Pennington

Heading into the New Year brings the opportunity of new goals. It’s a natural time to set new fitness objectives but also the impetus to be creative with your look. How about combining the two? Day to Night, On-The-Go Fitness … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Upgrade Your Veggie Game

It’s a new year with new opportunities! Give these ideas a try to upgrade your veggie game. Oh Kale Yes: I learned about this healthy and delicious salad from Daphne Oz while watching The Chew. Its a delish way to … Continue reading

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Kale Salad with Dried Cranberries & Pine Nuts

                  Print Recipe Kale Salad with Dried Cranberries & Pine Nuts I learned about this delicious salad from Daphne Oz while watching The Chew. Its a flavorful and fun way to add … Continue reading

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The Power of Yoga, by Dr. Maggie Cadet

Discovering Yoga I discovered my enthusiasm and love for yoga when I was going through a rough transition in my life, several years ago.  Before that period, I had always been an avid runner, and loved any type of exercise … Continue reading

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Launch Your Day with a Rocket Fuel Latte!

Click to Watch for how to make a Rocket Fuel Latte. I LOVE this drink guys! Its awesome how this healthy coffee drink tastes good, curbs cravings, and most importantly wakes you up! I feel satisfied until lunch… and I make healthier … Continue reading

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A Healthy Coffee Drink: Rocket Fuel Latte

Print Recipe A Healthy Coffee Drink: Rocket Fuel Latte Love how this healthy version of a latte tastes good, curbs cravings, and most importantly wakes me up! I feel satisfied until lunch… when I have been making healthier choices. I … Continue reading

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Shop Fitness

Pineapple Clothing Shop Pineapple Clothing at 20% off with the Sweat for Smiles unique discount code: ashsla

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15 Ways To Workout Daily (For the Busiest Person)

No time for the gym? No problem. Fitting in fitness – on the regular – makes you feel happier, healthier, more relaxed, and more productive in the long run. Here are 15 easy and doable ways for the busiest person … Continue reading

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15% Off Saje Natural Wellness, UWS Store Location

Great news! Sweat for Smilers get 15% off Saje Natural Wellness! View the above video for my top two fave products. They’re great gifts for yourself or anyone in your life who could use a little relaxation. Can’t we all? … Continue reading

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Work to Workout Style, Without the Hassle

Sweat for Smilers! I’m excited beyond measure to be with you for a few minutes of your day. Sweat for Smiles is the perfect way to socialize with like-minded friends, sweat a little, and do good at the same time. So, … Continue reading

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3 No-Stress Ways to Eat Healthy During the Holidays

Powering through the holidays with quick, energizing, healthy meals can be tough, but its very possible! Stylish Spoon‘s, Ilana Eck has generous provided her ideas for winning the battle. Stylish Spoon, which creates healthy treats made with simple, delicious ingredients, has … Continue reading

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HIIT For Heroes Party, a Veterans Day Celebration

“A true hero isn’t measured by the size of their strength, but by the strength of their heart.” ~ Hercules   SO GRATEFUL for all the amazing men and women who got their sweat on at the Sweat for Smiles HIIT … Continue reading

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“Be Your Best Self”, by Karina Blackwood

Hey, everybody! We all have our off days and we can’t always keep our motivation up throughout the day. I am providing you with some easy tips and exercises to help get you moving, and looking and feeling like your … Continue reading

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“5 Pro Tips to Perfecting Posture”

Are you standing up straight? Do you sit at your desk with professional posture? Having great posture has been shown to improve self-confidence, help prevent back pain, and project a stronger, more positive image to others. With all the stresses and … Continue reading

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“Spice Up Your Cuisine” by Dr. Maggie Cadet

Hi all! Autumn is in full swing and my palate has changed from summer cuisine. Lately, I’ve been craving something different. Taking on the challenge of trying new, healthy foods can increase your fitness and inspire confidence. Lets spice things … Continue reading

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Toast to Summer Yoga Party

“Be patient with yourself as you evolve. Small healthy choices make a big difference in the long run.” Sweat for Smiles was thrilled to team up with Athleta for the “Toast to Summer” Yoga Party benefitting Lupus Chick. Guests enjoyed yoga … Continue reading

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Wear ‘Em, Wash ‘Em, Toss ‘Em!

          Have you FALL-en in love with your workout clothes? Sometimes it can be tough to keep them clean and fresh. We’ve got the inside scoop on what to wear, when to wash, and when to … Continue reading

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Kickstart Your Day With Clean Meal

Breakfast sets the tone for the rest of your day. Start out feeling satisfied, energized, and on your toes with these 3 healthy and clean breakfast ideas. Go Clean: Each of these recipes are made with CLEAN ingredients that help … Continue reading

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Wellness with Dr. Maggie: The Super Powers of Water

How many times have we been told as children and adults how important water is for our health? A few years ago, former First Lady Michelle Obama and her staff launched a “Drink Up” campaign which helped promote children to … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day Yoga Party

“May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart, and warmed with smiles by the people you love.” ~ Unknown FEELING LUCKY… and so grateful for these amazing women who came … Continue reading

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Holiday Gifts “Fit” for a Star

The holidays are here! Whether you’re celebrating the second day of Hannukah or starting your 12 day countdown to Christmas, these shiny, star-inspired gifts are sure to please any active, fitness enthusiast. 2017 has been a great year for Sweat … Continue reading

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“Namaste for the Holidays” Yoga Party

“The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up….Make sure you’re very courageous: be strong, be extremely kind, and above all be humble.” ~ Serena Williams I’m so THRILLED and THANKFUL after a … Continue reading

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“Warriors for Warriors” Yoga Party: Style It

“When you’re brave, you empower others around you to be brave too.” Strength was in the air as Sweat for Smilers took on yoga and healthy bites at the Sweat for Smiles “Warriors for Warriors” Yoga Party, on the Hudson … Continue reading

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Warriors for Warriors Yoga Party: Work It

“Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds, and their feet on the ground.” The Sweat for Smiles “Warriors for Warriors” Yoga Party, made possible by … Continue reading

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Warriors for Warriors Yoga Party

“Bravery is not the absence of fear. Bravery is feeling the fear, the doubt, the insecurity and deciding that something else is more important.” -unknown   So grateful for all the inspiring women who attended and supported last week’s Sweat for Smiles … Continue reading

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“Om My Skin!” Beach Yoga Party: Style It

“If you surround yourself with positive people, who build you up, the sky is the limit.” Throw your hands up for Sweat for Smilers working out in support of SunSmart Athletes (sun safety) at the “Om My Skin!” Beach Yoga … Continue reading

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“Om My Skin!” Beach Yoga Party: Work It

“Surround yourself with people who are only going to lift you higher.” ~ Oprah Winfrey So grateful for all the guests who came together at the Sweat for Smiles “Om My Skin!” Beach Yoga Party, in support of Sun Smart … Continue reading

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“Om My Skin!” Beach Yoga Party: Fit Bites

“A Healthy Outside Starts From The Inside.” After tuning into our bodies and environment through Linda Baffa‘s beach yoga workout, and Shannon Algeo‘s mindful meditation sesh at the “”Om My Skin!” Beach Yoga Party, made possible by GRACEDBYGRIT in support … Continue reading

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“Om My Skin!” Beach Yoga Party

“Surround yourself with people who push you, who challenge you, who make you laugh, who make you better, who make you happy.” ALL SMILES IN THE SAND at the Sweat for Smiles “Om My Skin” Beach Yoga Party last weekend! … Continue reading

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Easy Baked Kale Chips

Print Recipe Easy Baked Kale Chips These baked kale chips are pretty easy to make and make a great snack in-between meals or healthy appetizer at a party! You can break the chips into any size you want and adjust … Continue reading

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Dr. Maggie: Kickstart a Healthy Lifestyle

At the beginning of every year, men and women around the country begin their new year by solemnly making promises for a healthier lifestyle that ultimately lasts a few weeks before an obstacle is encountered that derails them from achieving … Continue reading

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“Team Up! Brighten Up!” Yoga Party: Work It

“Strength is gauged by the ability to lift people up…” ~ Unknown Sweat for Smilers had a blast lifting each other up through Kristin McGee‘s team yoga sesh at the Sweat for Smiles “Team Up! Brighten Up!” Yoga Party at … Continue reading

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“Team Up! Brighten Up!” Yoga Party: Fit Bites

“It’s all about being healthy, feeling good about yourself, and having lots of fun!” ~ Unknown What’s a fitness party, without healthy sips and Fit Bites? Guests at the “Team Up! Brighten Up!” Yoga Party made possible by The North … Continue reading

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“Team Up! Brighten Up!” Yoga Party

“Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much.” ~ Helen Keller Sweat for Smilers brightened things up last Wednesday at the Sweat for Smiles “Team Up! Brighten Up!” Yoga Party benefitting Back on My Feet, in … Continue reading

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“Team Up! Brighten Up!” Yoga Party: 2 Leggings, 2 Ways

“If you LOOK good, you FEEL good, and if you feel good, you DO good.” ~Georges St- Pierre Wearing stylish fitness gear that you love and feel most comfortable in, gives you the confidence, and go-getting attitude you need to perform … Continue reading

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Planksgiving Pilates Party

“Be humble. Be grateful. Give back. Share. Pay it forward. Chase your dreams. Go for it. And take a moment to realize where it’s all from.” The Sweat for Smiles “Planksgiving Pilates Party”, made possible by Athleta, in support of … Continue reading

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Planksgiving Pilates Party: Style It

“Every day is another chance to get STRONGER, to eat BETTER, to live HEALTHIER, and you be the best version of YOU”. So shouldn’t you look – and feel – great while your doing it? Wearing stylish fitness gear to … Continue reading

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Planksgiving Pilates Party: Charity Spotlight on City Harvest

Generous guests at the Planksgiving Pilates Party provided cans of food as well as a suggested funds donation to City Harvest. Sweat for Smiles and Athleta selected this charity as the benefactor of this fitness fest because of it’s importance to … Continue reading

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Planksgiving Pilates Party: Work It

SORE NOT SORRY! That’s what the guests of the Planksgiving Pilates Party at Athleta UWS were undoubtedly saying the day after Kristin McGee’s ABSolutely awesome Planksgiving Pilates Workout. I know I was. ???? In case you missed this plank-themed fitness … Continue reading

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Planksgiving Pilates Party: Fit Bites

“Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle” ~ Unknown Happy Planksgiving! Guests at the Planksgiving Pilates Party on Saturday at Athleta UWS, benefitting City Harvest, had a BLAST enjoying healthy sips and bites, doing Pilates by Kristin McGee, and mingling … Continue reading

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“Yoga in Paradise” Beach Party: Hot Pants, Hot Prints!

Summer 2016 is coming to an end (sigh!), but the HEAT is here to stay! Sweat for Smiles has found some hot pants with hot prints to transition your fitness style from summer to fall. Super star yoga instructor, Linda Baffa, … Continue reading

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“Yoga in Paradise” Beach Party: Work It

We LOVE Beach Yoga! Last month, in Santa Monica, CA, Linda Baffa conducted an invigorating beach yoga workout for about 20 guests at the Sweat for Smiles “Yoga in Paradise” Beach Party, in support of Alzheimers Foundation of America, and made … Continue reading

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“Yoga in Paradise” Beach Party: Fit Bites

“To live well is to eat well.” ~ Unknown The guests at the Sweat for Smiles “Yoga in Paradise” Beach Party lived really well while devouring these delicious, healthful Fit Bites during and after Linda Baffa‘s invigorating yoga workout! Since the … Continue reading

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“Yoga in Paradise” Beach Party

“Paradise isn’t a place. It’s a FEELING!” I was SO THRILLED to support Alzheimers Foundation of America with our first LA Sweat for Smiles event  – “Yoga in Paradise” Beach Party! A HUGE thank you to Prism Sport for making … Continue reading

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“Fit For Spring” Workout Wellness Party: Accessorize On-The-Go

Do you exercise OR accessorize? Try BOTH with these fashionable brands who were among a group of generous raffle contributors at the Sweat for Smiles “Fit For Spring” Workout Wellness Party at Athleta in support of the National Arbor Day Foundation. … Continue reading

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“Fit For Spring” Workout Wellness Party: Flower Power

Who’s up for some flower power? Kristin McGee and I wore these fabulous and floral, spring-to-summer picks from Athleta at our “Fit For Spring” Workout Wellness Party, benefitting National Arbor Day Foundation. We want to share our picks-of-the-season with you! Take a … Continue reading

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“Fit For Spring” Workout Wellness Party: Work It

The Sweat for Smilers at “Fit For Spring” didn’t sweat, they SHINED! As always, Kristin McGee gave an inspirational workout fit for any spring queen. It felt great to challenge ourselves with poses that didn’t seem too far out of reach, but … Continue reading

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“Fit For Spring” Workout Wellness Party: Fit Bites

Serving guests delicious treats is always appreciated, but making them healthful too? That’s something to talk about! This month’s featured “Fit Bite” is a fantastic bikini-friendly brunch recipe that is customizable and pretty to look at. Because style counts too. These … Continue reading

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“Fit For Spring” Workout Wellness Party

Sweat for Smiles was thrilled to partner up with Athleta for our “Fit for Spring” Workout Wellness Party earlier this month, benefitting the National Arbor Day Foundation. It was a wonderful yoga party which focused on celebrating wellness for spring. In addition … Continue reading

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Gold Star Celebration: Get The Gear!

Here’s my take on our new lululemon athletica gear from our Gold Star Celebration Yogilates Party. Celebrity yoga and pilates instructor Kristin McGee and I LOVED the super fun, trendy looks. Kristin rocked the “sheer” trend and I wore “brights”. I feel really … Continue reading

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A Gold Star Celebration: Go For The Gold

Sweat for Smiles struck gold at this gold star celebration! Take a look for ideas for your own upcoming soiree. Gold Star Decor: Gold star confetti on black tablecloths set the scene for this gold star event on both the … Continue reading

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A Gold Star Celebration: Work It!

Who’s ready for a gold star workout? Kristin McGee conducted an inspiring yogilates Session at this golden celebration at lululemon athletica. Just in case you couldn’t make it, I have some of the best moves right here for you. Bikini … Continue reading

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A Gold Star Celebration: Fit Bites

PICTURE THIS: You’ve just finished a challenging, yet inspiring yogilates workout and you’re thrilled, but famished! Time for some breakfast…but you only see donuts, bagels, and boring dry cereal bars. Buzz kill! Check out these healthy and delish breakfast bites, … Continue reading

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Cranberry and Pistachio Energy Balls

Print Recipe Cranberry and Pistachio Energy Balls I made these super healthy and DELISH energy balls for a yogilates party and they were gone in seconds after the workout! They’re very cute to look at too so they go well … Continue reading

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A Gold Star Celebration: The Party

“Take every chance, drop every fear, and always, always wish on stars” – Unknown On an early Saturday morning in February, 28 fabulous and generous fitness enthusiasts celebrated 2016 at the Sweat for Smiles “Happy New Year Yogilates” Party made … Continue reading

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Pink Ribbon Pilates Party Recap

Wow, 2015 was a year to remember! Here’s to many more parties like this one in 2016, filled with lots of sweating, giving, mingling, and smiling. So, our Pink Ribbon Pilates Party ROCKED! In case you couldn’t make it, we … Continue reading

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Pink Ribbon Pilates Party: Create It

Hot pink tees, shopping perks, 1:5 odds raffle…you can’t lose! It’s so important to me that the guests at the Pink Ribbon Pilates Party feel appreciated for their support to B4BC and were entertained after the workout. Fabulous favors, a … Continue reading

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Pink Ribbon Pilates Party: Work It

So you better watch out, you better not cry, you better not shout, I’m telling you why – Tomorrow your arms, legs, booty, and stomach may be totally FRIED! I’m just sayin…especially if you try this Pink Ribbon Pilates Workout … Continue reading

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Pink Ribbon Pilates Party: Cook It

Something salty, something sweet, oh don’t you want something delicious to eat? We bet you and your party guests WILL after that perfect pink-ribbon pilates workout! Here are a couple easy & quick bite-sized appetizer ideas from our pink-themed party: … Continue reading

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“The Pink Ribbon” Cocktail

  Print Recipe “The Pink Ribbon” Cocktail This sparkling pink concoction was originally created for a Breast Cancer Awareness party but it is a great sip for any girly or pink-themed cocktail party! The pink grapefruit juice even has antioxidant … Continue reading

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Pink Ribbon Pilates Party: Plan It

Let’s just go out on a limb and review a few things: You will be indulging in some cocktails and food this month You still want to stay somewhat healthy and active though You like to make other people happy, … Continue reading

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Sweat For Smiles Yoga Party: Style It

Activewear, including yoga apparel, is currently the fastest growing fashion market. Most major brands already have or have begun to rethink their offerings in this category. This is not a surprise as “athleisure” has become more widely desirable for a variety … Continue reading

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Sweat For Smiles: Strike A Pose

Cuisinistas, don’t be afraid to SPARKLE a little brighter. Fabulous favors are an excellent way to add flair, helping your party stand out and sparkle. Because we have thrown this party to support St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we didn’t want to spend a lot … Continue reading

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Sweat For Smiles: Strike A Pose (Guest Post by Kristin McGee)

YOGA PARTY! Yoga is all about connection and community. The word yoga means to unite or join. On a personal level, we use the breath to link our body and mind. On a universal level, we all share the same … Continue reading

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Sweat for Smiles “Yoga Party”: Cook It

Simple is always better. Since this is a “yoga party” and I knew guests would be engaged with the yoga class most of the party, I wanted to keep the food and beverages simple, yet still “healthier” and fun. We went … Continue reading

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Sweat for Smiles “Yoga Party”: Plan It

“To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Family, friends, love, health, safety, financial security. These are a few of the many things we feel grateful for … Continue reading

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