“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 support of the homeless, and made possible by The North Face.

As guests arrived in their “fitness brights”, bright decor set the scene with festive tablecloths and colorful letter balloons spelling out BE BRIGHT were prominently displayed for inspiration. This event was a reminder of how magical it is to build each other up. Motivate, inspire, and push each other and we will all stand brighter together.

With this inspiring bright decor, healthy sips and Fit Bites, an awesome and challenging team yoga workout by celebrity yoga and pilates instructor Kristin McGee, exclusive styling and shopping discounts by The North Face on their incredible Mountain Athletics spring , mingling with other fitness-minded guests, generous fundraising for Back on My Feet, and goodies for all, all the guests had a blast.

The Good Cause: Back on My Feet After thanking all of our partners and guests for making this incredible event happen, I was thrilled to introduce Deb Brown and Mariel Feigen who attended from Back on My Feet and talked to the group briefly about their revolutionary charity and how it supports the homeless. For more about Back on My Feet or to donate, click HERE or follow @BOMFnyc on Instagram and Facebook.

Fit Bites:

Guests indulged in the following healthy “Fit Bites” and sips before and after Kristin McGee‘s team yoga workout! Recipes were displayed in frames so guests to snap a photo and recreate their fave treat at home. Look out for a post coming soon with some recipes and more from this party!

Oatmeal Chia Cups “Wild Blueberry” by The Stylish Spoon: These delicious treats are great for a healthy breakfast bite or for a snack at any time of day.

Meyer Lemon Coconut Protein Bites by Arbonne: These addicting balls are made from vanilla protein powder, sunflower nut butter and other healthy pure ingredients.

Tropical Salsa with Plantain Chips (The Cuisinistas Club): This fresh, fruity, salsa is a healthy and delicious way to add fruit and veggies to your diet. Serve with plantain chips or top chicken or fish for an indulgent and easy meal.

Healthy Sips:

Detox Water, bioactive aloe water in Pina Mint, Mangoaloe, and Original Lychee-Grape flavors, was served in chic and colorful plastic mason jars with shimmering silver straws. Guests loved the exotic flavors of the detox water as well as the healthy aspects – bioactive aloe water helps enhance your immune system, improve skin health, fight wrinkles, protect digestive system and more.

Work It: Everyone had a blast working out with celebrity yoga and pilates Instructor, Kristin McGee, with team yoga! It was challenging, invigorating, exciting, something new for most, and lots of fun. Look out for an upcoming post detailing more moves from Kristin’s team yoga workout!

Fit & Fab: Kristin and I were thrilled to wear fitness attire courtesy of The North Face. The items are from their Mountain Athletics collection spring line. The vibrant colors, flattering fit, and comfortable, high quality material are some of the reasons why we love them! For more on our attire from The North Face’s Mountain Athletics take a look at our last post “Two Leggings, Two Ways”.

Kristin and I both wore makeup by Trestique and accessorized with Qalo rings.

Exclusive Shopping Discount: After the team yoga workout, guests had time before the raffle to mingle with the other fitness-minded guests, enjoy the sips and bites, and shop around and take advantage of the exclusive discount that The North Face offered during this event! A portion of the sales was donated to Back on my Feet.

Fitness Style Consults: Sweat for Smiles teamed up with stylist Chanyn C Kirtman, author of Stylist Standpoint who attended our event and was available to share her fave looks, like the one above, from the Mountain Athletics spring line. For more, click HERE.

Raffle & Giveaway: Sweat for Smiles is so thankful to the following generous raffle contributors for donating items for the raffle, in support of Back on My Feet.

Qalo: These fun, lightweight and colorful rings can be stacked around your wedding ring for a fun pop of color during your workout or just when you’re out an about. Love accessorizing my fitness styles, so I find myself grabbing these on my way out the door.

Vira Sun: These bright pink sunnies were a hit! I love my Vira Sun shades and recommend them for anyone. They are ideal for the active person, who is always on the go, like me. They have bamboo stems and come in a variety of colors and styles. Check out our PERKS page for a special discount of Vira Sun for Sweat for Smilers!

T2: T2 Tea has an exotic and large variety of loose tea leaves available in addition to bright and beautiful teaware. They’re teaware items make awesome gifts and they brighten up any room.

Favor Bags:

Sweat for Smiles is grateful for the following inspirational and generous brands who contributed to the favor bags, thanking everyone for their support of Back on My Feet.

  • Your Joyologist Bright Red “Own Your Awesome” Journal: Check out Your Joyologist for inspiration to “Live each day and love each day”. They have an inspirational blog and the cutest items and gifts that you never new you needed.
  • Trestique “Flamingo Pink” Lipstick: Trestique is all natural portable makeup that is meant for active, on-the-go people like me. The products are designed to enhance natural beauty, not cover it up, and everything you need fits in a really small bag!
  • The North Face Black Moleskin Notebook: For inspiring workout notes or your fave styles from The North Face’s new spring line of their Mountain Athletics collection
  • Arbonne Phytosport “Tropical Berry” Drink Mix (not pictured): Hydrate during your workout with this electrolyte filled and flavorful drink

And that’s a wrap! Stay tuned for more on recipes, Kristin McGee’s team yoga workout, the charity Back on My Feet, and more. Thank you to everyone for your attention and support for this amazing cause!




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