Happy Anniversary B&B!

Life is about taking chances – chances that force you so far out of your comfort zone. IMG_9086

It’s our 1st Anniversary!

When we took the leap of faith to launch Burpees & Bordeaux a year ago we didn’t know where it would go. We knew we wanted to share our journeys – the highs and the lows, we wanted to share solid research backed information, and we wanted to share our love for fitness (and wine). Little did we know we would connect with some of the most bad-ass women in the industry, grow not only as friends but also fitness professionals, and also expose our most vulnerable selves. We are so grateful for each and every one of you who read our blog and support us in our journey. A special shout out to our friends, our families, and significant others who support us day in and day out! Thank you to our friends at lululemon RF for letting us reach more individuals and all of the Tone It Up- Long Island girls who always come out to support us.

We love you all and can’t wait to see what the next year has in store for us!

Xo, Louise & Pam

Gifts for the Fitness Newbie

Unless you are crazy like me and adventure to the stores on Black Friday, your holiday shopping probably isn’t finished. And with the new year right around the corner, many people are looking to start getting into shape. Think of your friends and family who have just started adding exercise to their routine- they may not have everything they need. We’ve put together a list of essentials for someone who is just starting their fitness journey- perfect to finish your holiday shopping for friends and family!

1. Yoga Mat– this is essential for group classes and great for home workouts, too! My favorite mat is the 5mm one from lululemon– you won’t slip even in hot pilates class.

2. Dumbbells– perfect for squeezing in a workout at home! Start off with a lighter pair for someone who is new to exercising.

3. Fun tank tops– look good and feel good strutting around the gym or when you’re out for a run. Try Sarah Marie Design Studio– their shirts are fun and sassy!fullsizerender-5

4. Water bottle– you have to stay hydrated! Keep the fun going and get one with a sassy saying or motivational quote. Check out Etsy for lots of personalized bottles, too.

5. Gift card to a local studio– do they want to try spinning or yoga? What’s your favorite local class to go to? Get a gift card so you can go together 🙂

6. Sparkly Soul Headbands– essential to life. I have a big head and they don’t fall off. Get one for yourself while you’re shopping 🙂 img_4609

7. Subscription to a fitness/ running magazine– Shape, Self, Women’s Health, Runner’s World! There are so many out there and subscriptions are way better than paying the stand price. This will be the gift that keeps on giving

8. Stance socks– check out their performance line! Awesome socks with a little tab to protect your Achilles- I’d run a marathon in them; Pam actually did run a marathon in them



*Disclaimer* This post is not sponsored by any of the above brands.