Event Recap: Studio Tone It Up Live NYC

Last fall, Tone It Up took their workouts on the road for their first ever tour. B&B traveled to Philly (& NYC) for the event & had such a blast! (Check out our recap of last year’s event here!)Β This year TIU decided to take it on the road again and hosted live workout events in LA & NYC. We had such a good time last year that we decided to join in the fun once more. Tickets for Studio Tone It Up Live went on sale a few months ago & were offered in three pricing tiers: General Admission, Fast Pass, & VIP (the lower priced options sold out pretty quickly, but we were able to get our hands on some fast pass tickets.

The event opened at 9AM with the first workout of the day scheduled for 10AM- we planned to show up early because putting your yoga mat down inside reserves your spot inside. Upon arrival to the venue, three lines were forming, one for each ticketing tier. With a bit of chaos while getting our tickets scanned last year, it was great to see the organization of the ticket lines ahead of time. There were also some girls working who expedited the process by scanning tickets and handing out bracelets & swag bags, all while we waited for the venue to open. Once the doors opened, VIP was able to head in first followed by Fast Pass holders then GA. However, there were sectioned areas for each group with VIP ticket holders having access to the front area closest to the stage.

At these TIU live workout events, we have learned that second only to putting your mat down, is heading to the shop for clothes. There were a few exclusive clothing styles specifically for the tour including both TIU gear & Avocado brand tops & leggings.Β If you aren’t interested in purchasing anything extra, then this time was perfect to line up for one of the pampering stations! TIU partnered with Victoria’s Secret Sport for a fun photo op, bra measuring, and freebies- you opened a random locker & found a prize such as hats, leggings, bras, and socks. There was also a braid bar from Priv with stylists who worked some magic to create sporty hairstyles and a back massage station with masseuses from Zeel to work out your tired muscles. Heading outside of the venue, you could find a few snacks vendors who were giving away samples, bags, coupons & more!

A few things to note about what you received with each ticket: GA got you into the venue without a swag bag. With the Fast Pass you received a swag bag & it got you into a shorter line for the braid bar & massage lines. The VIP ticket holders were in the same line as the Fast Pass holders, however they received a swag bag with extra goodies, access to the VIP lounge with Ketel One drinks, and a meet & greet with K&K. Several ladies were a little upset with the VIP experience because of the meet & greet lines and the fact that said lines overlapped with some of the workouts.

Besides all the fun extras, dance parties with besties, & hugs from girls you had not seen since last year’s tour, exercise did happen! There was a whole schedule of workouts about 30 minutes apart led by K&K and the Studio Tone It Up trainers. K&K started the morning [at 10:30am] with their total body workout and a reading from their new book. The workouts were all done with your body weight or a mini band and you could come & go from your mat as you wished. Louise did most (or a least a little bit of each) workout & Pam prioritized getting in the massage line. The trainers provided us with solid workouts, which were challenging, fun, and varied so there was something for everyone. Because the first workout started behind schedule, the rest of the day was a little off with less time in between the workouts.

The lines for each of the activities was a little bit aggressive- the fast pass ticket helped cut down the waiting time, but timing when you waited was important. The other issue was the food truck- apparently the food truck broke down on the way to the venue- which left us with one vendor offering pricey smoothie bowls. While our swag bags had almonds and protein bars, the only other food option (for a 5 hour event) were the TIU protein smoothie samples being handed out throughout the day.Β We were starving & immediately headed to brunch lol.

Overall, the experience at the TIU Tour was not about the braids, food, or free sports bras- it’s all about the opportunity to connect with other girls in the TIU Community. Especially those who may not live nearby or even some who you’ve only connected with through Instagram. Of course it’s amazing to have the VIP experience meet & greet, but even without splurging on that ticket, we had an amazing day with our friends! We learned last year that it’s much more of a social event than a workout event- which is totally fine! This type of event is all about what you make of it.

Did you go to Studio Tone It Up Live? Were you in NYC or LA? Share below in the comments about your experience! Be sure to follow us on Instagram @burpeesandbordeaux for more fun pictures & stories.

Xo, Louise & Pam

Workout Wednesday: Top to Bottom Strength

Have you ever done a workout that challenges you from head to toe? Where you work each muscle group until it’s yelling back at you? This total body routine from my Buns ‘n’ Guns class will do just that!

All you need is a set of dumbbells πŸ’ͺ🏼 Pick a weight that will challenge you by rep number 14 or 15!

Top to Bottom Strength

2 sets of 15-20 reps

  • Walking lunges
  • BW squats

2 sets of 12-15 reps

  • Shoulder Press
  • Bent over rows
  • Hammer curls

2 sets of 10

  • Reverse lunges
  • Lateral lunges
  • SL RDL

*perform all on the right side before moving onto the left side

2 sets of 12-15

  • Single Arm Row + Press
  • Reverse Flys
  • Mountain Climbers

3 sets of 12-15

  • Biceps Curls
  • Overheard Triceps Extensions

Finish your workout with a forearm plank! Challenge yourself to hold it as long as you can πŸ’ͺ🏼 Share with us your best plank time! @burpeesandbordeaux

πŸ’•Louise

On the 12th Day of #Fitmas, B&B Gave to Me…

Merry Christmas Eve ❀️✨

We’ve made it to our Twelfth Day of Fitmas! You have all been so amazing and supportive all year and we truly appreciate you- which is why we decided to give back to you guys with our Fitmas giveaways! It’s our end of the year thank you for being you. We love our B&B family!

Like we’ve been saying, we have a BIG prize to give away for one lucky person who completed all the challenges!!

Today we are opening our GRAND PRIZE GIVEAWAY for you over on our Instagram page! Head on over @burpeesandbordeaux and you can win a private training session with us!! πŸŽ‰ 60 minutes of sweat and hard work for you and a friend! And afterwards we can 100% hit up some brunch! The only catch is you must be local to NYC/Long Island or willing to come to us. Entrants must be 18 or older. Make sure you are subscribed to our blog to get all the fun 2018 has in store for us delivered right to your inbox. Be sure to check us out on Instagram @burpeesandbordeaux 😘

Wishing you a Merry Christmas πŸŽ„ and a Happy New Year!

Xo, Louise & Pam

On the 10th Day of #Fitmas, B&B Gave to Me…

Our 12 Days of Fitmas is going strong! With workouts, challenges, and giveaways, there’s fun for everyone. Be sure to share with us when you’ve completed your workout or challenge using #BandBHolidayChallenge 😊 Everyone has been doing amazing so far! We see you guys out there hustling between work and workouts and holiday shopping and parties πŸ’ͺ

Remember we have a BIG prize to give away for those that complete the challenges! So be sure to tag us on Instagram.

Today’s Fitmas Challenge is our Winter Blast Workout ❄️ This truly is the 12 Sweaty Minutes of Christmas!

➑️ Work up and down the list doing each exercise for 30 seconds each! Rest as needed, but try and keep that pace up to really challenge yourself. We know how many Christmas cookies you’ve been eating…

  • Jump Squats
  • Plank Jacks
  • Spaghetti & Meatballs
  • Mountain Climbers
  • Reverse Lunges
  • Push-ups
  • Inchworms
  • Squats
  • Triceps Dips
  • Hi-Lo Planks
  • Wall Sit
  • Forearm Plank

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Xo, Louise & Pam

On the 8th Day of #Fitmas, B&B Gave to Me…

Our 12 Days of Fitmas is going strong! With workouts, challenges, and giveaways, there’s fun for everyone. Be sure to share with us when you’ve completed your workout or challenge using #BandBHolidayChallenge 😊 Everyone has been doing amazing so far! We see you guys out there hustling between work and workouts and holiday shopping and parties πŸ’ͺ

Don’t forget, we have a BIG prize to give away for those that complete all the challenges!!

Today we have a Charity Challenge for you! We want to spread holiday cheer to our loved ones by mailing a handwritten holiday card. Send it to your grandparents, your mom, or even someone you haven’t seen in a long time. It will be so special for that person- especially this time of year ❀️

Make sure you are subscribed to our blog to get the daily challenge delivered right to your inbox. Follow us on Instagram @burpeesandbordeaux for more #Fitmas fun!

Xo, Louise & Pam

On the 7th Day of #Fitmas, B&B Gave to Me…

Our 12 Days of Fitmas is going strong! With workouts, challenges, and giveaways, there’s fun for everyone. Be sure to share with us when you’ve completed your workout or challenge using #BandBHolidayChallenge 😊 Everyone has been doing amazing so far! We see you guys out there hustling between work and workouts and holiday shopping and parties πŸ’ͺ

Remember we have a BIG prize to give away for those that complete the challenges! So be sure to tag us on Instagram.

Today’s workout is our Run, Run Reindeer Workout! πŸŽ„This running (or walking) workout can be done on a treadmill or outside. We mixed it up by adding in some body weight strength training moves for a total body workout!

➑️ Here is today’s workout: You have 8 rounds (8 reindeer), complete each round then move onto the next!

1. Run/walk 0.5 miles

2. 20 Squats + 20 calf raises

3. 15 Push-ups + 10 R/L walking lunges

4. Run/walk 0.5 miles

5. 10 Burpees + 10 R/L side lunges

6. 20 R/L Step Ups

7. Run/walk 0.5 miles

8. 1 min plank

Bonus! Rudolph Round!

Run/walk an additional 0.5 mile for an even 2.0 😊

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Xo, Louise & Pam

On the 6th Day of #Fitmas, B&B Gave to Me…

Every day for the next 12 days, we will be giving you a challenge! It’s our 12 Days of Fitmas! Whether it’s a workout or community challenge, be sure to share with us when you’ve completed it using #BandBHolidayChallenge 😊

If you’re just joining us – don’t sweat it! We have a BIG prize to give away for those that complete all the challenges!!

Today we have a special GIVEAWAY for you over on our Instagram page! Head on over @burpeesandbordeaux and you can win a healthy snack pack with some of our favorite treats!! πŸŽ‰β€οΈ

Make sure you are subscribed to our blog to get the daily challenge delivered right to your inbox. Follow us on Instagram @burpeesandbordeaux for more #Fitmas fun!

Xo, Louise & Pam

On the 4th Day of #Fitmas, B&B Gave to Me…

Every day for the next 12 days, we will be giving you a challenge! It’s our 12 Days of Fitmas! Whether it’s a workout or community challenge, be sure to share with us when you’ve completed it using #BandBHolidayChallenge 😊 Everyone has been doing amazing so far! We see you guys out there hustling between work and workouts and holiday shopping and parties πŸ’ͺ

Remember we have a BIG prize to give away for those that complete the challenges! So be sure to tag us on Instagram.

Today’s workout is our Festive Floor Routine πŸŽ„These 5 moves will work your core from all angles without ever getting up! All you need is a mat.

➑️ Perform 15 reps of each exercise (right and left counts as one!) and do 3 rounds!

Here are your moves for today’s workout:

1. Spaghetti & Meatballs– lay on your back with arms and legs stretched straight out. Pull your belly button in tight to engage your abs then bring yourself up into a ball holding your knees to your chest. Slowly release back into the “spaghetti position” without touching your feet to the ground.

2. Mountain Climbers– begin in a high plank position with shoulders over hands. Drive one knee up towards your chest then hop back into plank as the other knee drives forward. That’s one rep!

3. Side Plank Dips– lay on your side with elbow on the ground and shoulder over your elbow. Keep your hips stacked and bring your top foot in front of the bottom. Press into our elbow and feet to lift your hips straight up (keep that belly button pulled in) then lower to the ground. Repeat on the same side then switch to the other. Modify by bending the bottom leg and lifting from knee and elbow.

4. Heel Taps– lay on your back with knees bent, engage your abdominal muscles then lift your feet up while keeping those knees bent. Abs tight, hinge at the hips to lower your feet back down without letting your lower back arch up.

5. Bridge Marches– Lay on your back with your knees bent and feet flat. Press your heels down into the floor, squeeze your glutes, and lift your hips. Keeping your glutes engaged and hips up, lift one foot up then lower it back down and lift the other side. Maintain that bridge position and complete your reps!

Make sure you are subscribed to our blog to get the daily challenge delivered right to your inbox. Follow us on Instagram @burpeesandbordeaux for more #Fitmas fun!

Xo, Louise & Pam

On the 3rd Day of #Fitmas, B&B Gave to Me…

Every day for the next 12 days, we will be giving you a challenge! It’s our 12 Days of Fitmas! Whether it’s a workout or community challenge, be sure to share with us when you’ve completed it using #BandBHolidayChallenge 😊

If you’re just joining us – don’t sweat it! We have a BIG prize to give away for those that complete all the challenges!!

Today we have a special GIVEAWAY for you over on our Instagram page! Head on over @burpeesandbordeaux and you can win one of our awesome workout tanks πŸŽ‰β€οΈ

Make sure you are subscribed to our blog to get the daily challenge delivered right to your inbox. Follow us on Instagram @burpeesandbordeaux for more #Fitmas fun!

Xo, Louise & Pam

On the 2nd Day of #Fitmas, B&B Gave to Me…

Every day for the next 12 days, we will be giving you a challenge! It’s our 12 Days of Fitmas! Whether it’s a workout or community challenge, be sure to share with us when you’ve completed it using #BandBHolidayChallenge 😊

If you didn’t do your Day 1 workout – don’t sweat it – just add it in today. We have a BIG prize to give away for those that complete all the challenges!!

Today we have a Charity Challenge for you! We want to spread holiday cheer in our neighborhoods and we are asking you to donate to the charity of your choice. Whether you donate a toy for a child in need, make a donation to the Salvation Army outside the supermarket, or give a little time volunteering in your community- your donation will make a difference ❀️

Make sure you are subscribed to our blog to get the daily challenge delivered right to your inbox. Follow us on Instagram @burpeesandbordeaux for more #Fitmas fun!

Xo, Louise & Pam