Happy Weekend everyone! Even though it’s a working weekend for me (they all are!) I am trying to enjoy it as much as I can since it’s my second last before school starts! Nothing to big planned. Just enjoying the nice weather and the semi-freedom I have before school and my internship get into full swing! But that doesn’t mean I don’t have some adventures to share! It’s time for another round of Explore Your Own Backyard!
For my next installment of Explore Your Own Backyard, I had the opportunity to check out an innovative fitness center that opened only 4 years ago here in WNY.
When I first drove up to Hive, I didn’t know what to expect. From the clean, professional, sleek website it seemed like I would be walking into a high end, top of the line fitness center. And it turns out, I was right! The minute I walked into Hive I felt like I was transported to a west coast workout facility where celebrities and famous trainers would work out! The modern look of everything, open spaces, and gorgeous front lobby made this feel like anything but a place that you come to sweat! It felt like a spa.
Today is a 2 for 1 special on the blog! Not only is it WIAW, but I also have a another fun installment of Explore Your Own Backyard! This summer has been the summer of trying new things in my city and last week was no different!
On Friday I set out for a short drive to visit my area’s only Pure Barre location! I have never taken any sort of barre class before so I as pretty excited to try out this new type of workout. And it fits perfectly with my exercise break since it is low impact and low intensity….exactly what I am working with right now!
The first thing I noticed when I walked in was how clean and simple everything looked. I was greeted by the own, Shayna, and the woman who would be teaching my 9:35 class, Katie. Both were extremely welcoming and friendly and they assured me that I would enjoy the class even though it was my first time.
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You all know, I LOVE MARSHAL’S. So many good deals on stuff that would otherwise be way overpriced. But despite my love for their deep discounts, there are some things that just shouldn’t be purchased there. Case in point….YOGA MATS. No matter how alluring their pretty colors, cool designs, and 15 dollar price tags are. When it comes to getting good quality equipment for a sweaty yoga practice, Marshal’s simply doesn’t cut it. Now that I’ve been practicing yoga daily, I learned that lesson the hard way. My Marshal’s mat pretty much turned into a slip and slide during my practice.
Happy Spring everyone! Can’t believe it’s the first official day (especially considering the weather outside!)! But, seriously I can’t believe it because I’ve had my dates all screwed up this week. For some reason I thought Thursday was the 21st of March instead of the 20th so I was all ready to post this month’s Recipe Redux recipe today!