Mention the word LIVESTRONG & a few words might come to mind: cancer foundation, yellow bracelet and/or Lance Armstrong. LIVESTRONG.COM is a health & wellness website that offers nutrition & fitness tips for a healthier lifestyle.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of LIVESTRONG.COM, they organized “Stronger | Weekend” a day of wellness & workouts. I was a little confused by the name since it wasn’t a two-day bash but maybe they hoped to inspire us on Saturday so that we would continue the wellness & healthy eating into Sunday. 😉
The event took place at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena.
Although I got to Pasadena early, by the time I parked, checked-in & got my commemorative t-shirt, I missed the first two sessions (a workout by Jericho McMatthews & a yoga session from Koya Webb).
I made my way onto the grassy field & picked out a mat, which was provided by LIVESTRONG. Once I got I settled in, it was time for the guided meditation by Jamie Price of Stop, Breathe & Think.
Then at 9am, Jillian Michaels (you know her from The Biggest Loser) arrived on stage for a fireside chat with Jess Barron. When Jess asked her what is the best piece of advice that she ever received, Jillian replied, “Trust your gut!” Want to know what fitness activity Jillian has gotten into recently? Check out the video below.
The main event that we were all waiting for took place took place at 9:30am. Over a thousand people gathered to try to break the Guinness World Records title for the most people holding an abdominal plank for 60 seconds. Think about all the things you can do for one minute & now imagine holding a plank during that time instead. It’s quite the challenge!
After the plank, we had a little break & then it was time for a 30-minute POP Pilates class that was taught by Cassey Ho. I made it through her workout but then I had to take a break because I was a sweaty, hot mess! It’s one thing to workout in a climate-controlled fitness studio but to workout on the field of the Rose Bowl under the burning sun is quite another.
In addition to fun workouts, LIVESTRONG had a panel discussion on nutrition. They also had a panel on the “Future of Fitness” but unfortunately I had to leave early to attend another event later that afternoon.
Before I left, I walked around the Wellness Marketplace. Vendors passed out goodies to all attendees. Although some of the vendors ran out of samples, they still had a ton of product to hand out, as well as fun photo areas with Instagram-worthy backdrops.
Thanks LIVESTRONG.COM for hosting this fun event. It was a blast!
Disclosure: No monetary compensation was received for this post. I received a promo code so that I could attend the event. Though a post was not required, I wanted to share my experience. All images & opinions are 100% my own.