One of the things I love about blogging is the opportunity to try so many new and different things. Last weekend I took my first ever Pole Dancing class, at Gypsy Rose in Back Bay, definitely not something I would have ever thought I’d try!
What really made the experience was owner/instructor Wendy, who literally wrote the book on the subject. Prior to opening her own studio, she worked as an exotic dancer years. She was hilarious and completely put the group at ease, dancing for us and making jokes to keep the mood fun, silly, and relaxed.
Wendy with Jen
Our one Hit Wonder Class was a one time session, and essentially a crash course in a few different moves and techniques including a floor dance, three different pole swings, and a chair routine. There are additional packages available where you get to really practice and perfect each one.
If you’re feeling adventurous there is an extensive collection of fun costumes to try, all cleaned after each use.
Gypsy Rose is perfect for a bachelorette, birthday party, or fun girls night out, and I would definitely consider it for something like that in the future!
Join Blog and Tweet Boston Saturday 5/18 for a fun and challenging Ultimate Bootcamp class in the Boston Common!
A 60-minute calorie-blasting that will have you breaking boundaries and getting high on the infinite possiblities of your body’s strength and endurance. You’ll experience the same workout methods professional athletes and fitness models use to get into peak condition. Mix those exercises and drills with a dash of positive motivation and you get a fresh, personalized workout tailored to your fitness level. Satisfy your hunger for a healthy, sexy body. Reserve your spot in this complimentary blogger class here!
- Burn 500-700 Calories per Workout
- Proven Workouts. Fast Results
- Fun, Positive Environment
- Personalized Coaching
- Spirited Camaraderie
We’ll meet promptly at 10AM on the corner of Charles and Beacon Streets across the street from the Beacon Hill Starbucks inside the parks gates. Bring a water bottle and as few personal items as possible.
By attending the event you agree you intend to publish a blog post about the event within 2 weeks of attending. Blog and Tweet Boston is a group created by @BosBachelorette and @ITakePicsOfFood to bring bloggers and tweople in Boston fun social events and social media post content, connecting them with local businesses.
Looking to add something new and fun to your workout routine? Join Blog and Tweet Boston for a complimentary blogger pole dance class at Gypsy Rose Pole Dance Studio in Back Bay!
WHERE: Gypsy Rose Pole Dance Studio
364 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
WHEN: Saturday April 27th, 2013
10:30AM – 12:00PM
We’ll take the introductory small group One Hit Wonder class (no prior experience is required). We’ll learn a variety of moves including The Supermodel Strut, Sexy Floor Routine, Airborne Pole Swings, and more!
Dress is comfortable / casual, with optional fun costumes available for anyone who’d like to try them!
Gypsy Rose was the first exotic/pole dancing studio in all of New England; they’ve been teaching for 10 years with an emphasis on small class sizes. Owner and Instructor Wendy Reardon is the author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Exotic and Pole Dancing and has been teaching and dancing for many years. Her classes have been featured in the Patriot Ledger and Boston Globe among other publications.
This is a complimentary class for Boston bloggers only, who have not yet taken a Gypsy Rose class. Request an invitation in one of the following ways:
Have you heard of UFX? Before attending this class I didn’t know much about it, just that it was a new class offered by BSC that was supposed to be challenging!
Always interested in adding something new to my mix of workouts, I was excited to have the opportunity to host and attend a special blogger class with Blog and Tweet Boston.
Once we arrived, instructors Adam and Ramsey explained that UFX is similar to Cross Fit with high intensity cardio and strength moves, but with more attention to proper form.
We did a quick warm up, and then started the work out which consisted of timed drills and stations.
Stations included step ups, push ups, squats, and more. At each station we counted our reps, and tracked our total reps for three rounds. The instructors challenged us to try to beat our prior total with each round, and it definitely motivated me to push a little harder each time!
UFX is offered as a group fitness class or small group training. The small group training includes two sessions a week for four weeks, and much more personal attention and instruction. I’ve done BSC’s small group bootcamp regularly for several years and would definitely consider switching to UFX for something new and challenging!
Join us Saturday 4/6 for a run around the beautiful Esplannade! We’ll meet at 10AM at the Mass Ave Bridge, and do a two mile loop along the water to the Hatch Shell and back.
After the run Dietician Elizabeth Jarrard will be sampling products from Vega a company featuring clean, plant based raw and whole foods including as shakes and nutrition bars.
We’ll finish with some light stretching led by Nutritionist and Yoga instructor Kendall Covtiz. Kendall will also be available, along with trainer Celeste Platt, to discuss the upcoming Wellness by the Water Retreat, another fun event for Boston Bloggers and fitness addicts!
To sign up, visit Event Brite!
By attending, you agree to publish a blog post about the event within 2 weeks of the event or live tweet the event. By sharing your email address, you opt into the Blog and Tweet Boston email list where we’ll periodically alert you of new events. Blog and Tweet Boston is a group created by @BosBachelorette and @ITakePicsOfFood to bring bloggers and tweople in Boston fun social events and social media post content, connecting them with local businesses.
One of the things I love about Boston is the opportunity for so many fun and different events! This past Friday night I attended an 80s Pop Up Party at Salon Mario Russo on Newbury Street with Jen (Boston Bachelorette) and Sara from EventBrite.
In addition to the 80s hair styles, they treated us to some 80s themed drinks and snacks… Ameretto Sour and a Fruit Roll Up? Yes please!
While I enjoyed the goodies, sytlist Leah created this fun crimped high pony tail! Yes, I wore this to the Ballet!
Next Jen and I headed to the Opera House for the opening night of Sleeping Beauty. This was my third time attending the Boston Ballet and by far my favorite. I absolutely loved the costumes and the intricate detail that went into the sets.
The music was beautiful and I really enjoyed the interpretation of my favorite song, Once Upon a Dream.
The final act included several “guest” appearances of Disney characters like Puss in Boots, Beauty and the Beast, and Little Red Hood.
The crowd went crazy when the performers all came out for their final bows. I’ve never seen anything like it! Although it will be hard to top this latest show, I can’t wait to see what else the Boston Ballet has in store!
This past week I attended my first Ultimate Bootcamp class. I knew it would be challenging, but it was even harder than I expected. Class was a full hour of cardio drills (individual and with a partner) with some lower body and abs thrown in the mix. The cardio was so intense, the alternating planks and step ups while our partners sprinted felt like a break!
I’d heard the outdoor classes take place in just about all weather conditions, but I didn’t quite appreciate it until Tuesday afternoon when during a snowstorm they emailed us to say class was still on (the later cancellation was only because the trainer couldn’t make it due to the MA Pike closing).
This is probably the most hard core work out I’ve ever tried, and I can see why they get results!
I’m excited for my upcoming classes and can’t wait to see results at the end of four weeks.
Sign up for any program (two or four times a week) using the discount code AMKU13 and receive 10% off your entire session!