B&B Announcement: Winter Bootcamp at lululemon RF

We are so excited for tomorrow’s B&B meet up! This Saturday (11/12) we are holding a winter bootcamp at lululemon Roosevelt Field to get you ready to hit the slopes this season. This sweaty workout will focus on lower body and core exercises specific to skiing and snowboarding. The class is complimentary- just bring water and a mat. Don’t ski? Don’t worry! Come sweat with us and kick off your Saturday in style 🙂 Just RSVP at burpeesandbordeaux@gmail.com!

Xo, Pam & Louise

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Event Recap: SHAPE Body Shop

img_4190This past Saturday, B&B headed to NYC to take part is Shape’s Body Shop pop-up event. The event was a fundraiser to raise money for the Movemeant Foundation. The Movemeant Foundation “helps young women feel confident about their bodies by empowering them with the tools to be active.” Each class was $10 and they had a variety of classes from HIIT to hip hop to meditation. We signed up ahead of time for a triathlon of fitness; 3 classes with 3 instructors. Upon arrival, there was a party already going at 9am. They had a DJ, a photo booth, a display of Reebok apparel, a lounge area, and a bar that was serving Michelob, water, and snacks! We mingled a little, snapped a few photos in the photo booth, and took a shot of beer. Then it was time for the first of 3 back to back classes.

We started off with Power Training with Jen Widerstrom. First off, she is badass with a strong body and a personality to match. She spent the entire time mingling with the group and dropping motivational lines to keep up going. Her class was based on 30 seconds of a pre-fatiguing exercise, 30 seconds of a high intensity exercise, and then a 30 second rest. After we did 3 rounds, we then jogged around the room for a couple of minutes. It was a fantastic class that left us feeling strong and sweaty.

Immediately after was a LIFTED class with Holly Rilinger. Holly launched this class in NYC and describes it as a way to “lift your mind, body and spirit through a combined sequence of meditation and HIIT.” This class was a great combination of moments of mediation mixed in with strength training, shadow boxing, and plyometrics. All of the strength training was done to the beat of the music so we all moved in unison and then the moment we would go all out with a sprint in place or tuck jumps. Pam: We ended the class with a meditation and I grabbed Louise’s hand. I am so grateful to have her on my journey and we serve as each other’s cheerleaders.

After class we met up with our friends, spun the Reebok wheel for a gift card, and then headed upstairs for Jenny Gaither’s Notoriously F.I.T. Jenny debuted this workout at the Shape event in LA and I have been wanting to try it. Notoriously FIT was a hip hop based dance class in which she encouraged us to lose all inhibitions and let loose! It wasn’t about being a good hip hop dancer, but all about having fun. Before the class even started, we mingled and made friends with some awesome ladies who work for SHAPE magazine. We learned choreography that included a little booty shaking, strut the catwalk and struck a pose, then finished with a dance circle where we all had a turn to hop in and dance. This class worked up a serious sweat! We were moving and grooving the whole time.

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After all our workouts, we enjoyed some snacks and refreshments. SHAPE hooked us up with our swag bags which were packed with goodies and discounts. Since we won Reebok gift cards, we also had to go there so I could buy Jen’s fabulous disco pants 😛 We followed our morning of workouts with brunch in the city because duhh! A huge thank you to SHAPE Magazine and the Movemeant Foundation- what a great way to work out and give to charity all in a Saturday morning.

Did any of you attend the event? What classes did you take?

Xo, Louise & Pam

Event Recap: Bootcamp at Bandier with Holly Rilinger

Maybe you know her as a face of Nike… Maybe you’ve taken one of her classes at Flywheel Sports… maybe you’ve seen her on Bravo’s Workout: New York… Ooor maybe you came and sweat it out on the sidewalk in Manhasset this morning. That’s what I got to do! 🙂

Bandier at the Americana Mall in Manhasset hosted a great event which was the perfect morning pick-me-up! Holly Rilinger instructed an outdoor bootcamp class right on the sidewalk in front of Bandier. Thankfully this rainy weather we’ve been having held off and we got our workout in.

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We moved into each round of our sidewalk bootcamp with a quick demo, always keeping our heart rate up and our feet moving. Holly is such a motivating instructor! She took the time to learn all of our names and keep us pumped up because we were definitely sweating. Holly encouraged each of us to keep going, dig a little deeper, and truly challenge ourselves. After each round there were high fives all around 🙂 If you guys have never worked out with Holly, you are in for a treat! Go take one of her classes. Now!

 

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Not going to lie, I was a few minutes late because I came straight from teaching my cycling class 😦 But this is the workout we did from where I jumped in! I hope it kicks your butt, too ❤

Holly’s Bandier Bootcamp Class

Round 1:

  • Russian Twists (feet off the ground for an extra challenge)
  • Inchworms with a pushup
  • High Knees (really drive those knees up high)
  • Plank

Round 2:

  • Diagonal/Curtsey Lunges (2nd time through- pulse it on one side)
  • Tricep Dips
  • Toe Touches (legs straight up, pull those abs in and reach up)
  • Skater Hops (side to side- just like in today’s Workout Wednesday!)

Round 3: Booty & Abs

  • Glute Bridges
  • Touch Backs (sit up tall, feet in front, then turn and reach one arm behind you)
  • Rockstars (like a back bend with one arm & working the glutes!)
  • Donkey Kicks
  • Bicycles (slow, then fast, and slow again!)

Round 4: Finishers! 30 sec rounds x2

  • Push-Jack (pushup, jump your feet wide then back in and pushup again!)
  • Squat-Jacks with a reach to the ground
  • Plank
  • Split Jog (like scissors forward and back but in a low, athletic stance)

After we took some time to stretch our muscles and catch our breath, our fabulous friends at Bandier had snacks for us! Recovery drinks from Montauk Juice Factory and chia bars from Health Warrior. Yum!

A huge thank you to Bandier Manhasset for hosting this wonderful event. FYI they are hosting fitness and health events every day this week (check out the schedule above). We’re talking Two Worlds cycling and mat classes, SLT on megaformer, and mini nutrition sessions… hellooo!

And a big thank you to the lovely Holly Rilinger for the killer workout this morning! It was such a pleasure to meet you. I hope to take another class with you soon 🙂

Get up and get sweaty,
Louise