• ATHLETA HOLIDAY DANCE PARTAYYYY & 1000$ TARGET GIFT CARD
    ATHLETA HOLIDAY DANCE PARTAYYYY & 1000$ TARGET GIFT CARD

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  • WHO RUN THE WORLD? GIRLS!!! #RUN10FEED10
    WHO RUN THE WORLD? GIRLS!!! #RUN10FEED10

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  • BARE IT ALL #NOFUCKS
    BARE IT ALL #NOFUCKS

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  • ONE YEAR AS #JennyFromTheBike &  20 DEATS INTO THE LIFE OF A SPIN INSTRUCTOR
    ONE YEAR AS #JennyFromTheBike & 20 DEATS INTO THE LIFE OF A SPIN INSTRUCTOR

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  • BENEFITS OF HEALTHY SNACKING & MY TOP 10 SNACKS
    BENEFITS OF HEALTHY SNACKING & MY TOP 10 SNACKS

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  • WH ACTION HERO NEWS & RUN10FEED10 HOUSTON FUN RUN 5K
    WH ACTION HERO NEWS & RUN10FEED10 HOUSTON FUN RUN 5K

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ATHLETA HOLIDAY DANCE PARTAYYYY & 1000$ TARGET GIFT CARD

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HI – it’s me! Per usual, I am starting this post off with a “SORRY” I have been so MIA lately. I’m the worst.

HELLLERRR I GET MARRIED IN 25 days… oh shiii. Okay, typing that out just made my heart stop a lilllllllbit.

 12/31/16 is going to be here before Carlos and I can probably finish our whole to-do list, that’s foooo sho! I am still taking any last minute tips you babes got – leave a comment below!!! I will be thankful for evaaaa!

So with planning a wedding, running a new business, teaching spin & working in corporate….you get the picture!!

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 I have had this Athleta vest for two years!!! It’s lightweight & super comfy. #POWERTOTHESHE

WHO IS READY TO PARTAYYYYYY?! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!!

Athleta has invited Dance House Fitness to have an in store WERKOUT! We will be doing our 60 minute #DHFHUSTLE class!

Date: 12/17/16 (SAT)

Time: 9AM

Location: Town & Country Village, 600 West Sam Houston Pkwy N, Houston, TX 77024

FREEEEEEEEEEEE – bring your wholeeeeeee squad!

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I have linked this whole look for you below!

My absolute favorite lipstick color right now is Heroine by MAC! It’s a sexy purple color that gives me #allthefeels! I wear it while I workout… #DGAF! It’s my fav!

VEST//WATCH//SHOES//SPORTS BRA//PANTS//LIPSTICK 

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SHOP THIS LOOK!!!

 

PS: I am really excited to announce that thefitista.com is about to get a whole new look! Stay tuned! #UPGRADE

XOXOX,

TheFITista

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Now…it’s time for a fabulous giveaway!

I’ve teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers

to give YOU a chance to win:

a $1,000 Target Gift Card, just in time for the holidays!

Simply enter below by completing the rafflecopter.

You’ll receive one entry per completion.

This giveaway is open internationally and runs until 12/20.

Winner will be announced here. Good Luck!

$1,000 Target Gift Card Giveaway

a Rafflecopter giveaway

 

 

 

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WHO RUN THE WORLD? GIRLS!!! #RUN10FEED10

YOOOOOOOO! First off, is it really mid October already?! GASP.

Would you belive me if I told you I have never had the infamous “pumpkin spice latta”…..#TRUTH.  SO, is it worth it? Should this be the year I finally try one?

On another note, I have exactly ONE week till I head to MIAMI for my bachelorette party #MayantsMeetsMiami! I am SO excited to get away for some much needed celebrating & girl time! Any suggestions? Leave a comment below! My MOH Cheslsea (SHOUTOUT TO YA BOO) has us doing all the fun things: SLS day pool party, Story Night Club, LIV, south beach…. and more! YAS! Cheers to a one week countdown!!

Who run the world…. GIRLS! Here’s why!

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I along with 60 other beautiful & strong women are calling you all to ACTION! As a 2016 Women’s Health Magazine Action Hero, I need your help! We need your help to make a BIG difference.

CONFESSION: I can’t run to save my lyfeeeeeeeee but, I want to see change & be the change!

 RUN WITH THEFITISTA: NOVEMBER 19 at 8AM

 Houston, I am planning a 5k with Women’s Health Magazine and Runtastic & I need YOU!

The 5k is still in the planning stages, but here’s what I can tell you: I NEED SIGNUPS! I promise it will be a casual FUN RUN. No crazy times – your dogs and your strollers and your friends who hate running are ALL invited.

 Please see below and sign-up and join me – the cost is $28 but with code WHMAYANTS you’ll get a discount!

WHEN: Saturday, November 19th – 8a.

Location: Houston! Memorial Park 3MILE track! We will be meeting by the streching area by the tennis courts!

To Sign-up: Click here and go to Event Info, then scroll down to RUN YOUR OWN. Then select JOIN A TEAM, select RUN YOUR OWN 5K. You’ll start the registration process and then will again select JOIN EXISTING TEAM and search for RUN WITH THEFITISTA. Finish registration using discount code WHMAYANTS.

This is a super fun event and an incredible cause – providing meals to those in need right here in Houston. 

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SHOP THIS LOOK!!!

Shoes: Nike (old, similar here)//Shorts: Adidas//Watch: Apple//Top: Victoria Secret//Sport Bra: Victoria Secret 

 

 

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 Let’s RUN the WORLD by HELPING!!! 

I have set a goal to raise at least 2K by my race date! Every little bit counts…. got a dollar cool, got a hundred dollars cool!

Anything & everything is welcome! DONATE HERE

Much love, 

TheFITista

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BARE IT ALL #NOFUCKS

Hmmmmm – probably not the most PC way to put it,but it is what it is… #NOFUCKS!!!

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One thing you will ALWAYS get from thefitista is authenticity.

a few things I am NOT doing…

 pleasing everyone

 serving up BS

allowing others to stop me from being real AF

 trying to fit the mold of the blogging world

a few things I AM doing….

inspiring

motivating

leading the conversation

helping

dreaming

staying true to who I am

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BODY SHAMING: is the practice of making critical, potentially humiliating comments about a person’s body size or weight.

I have witnessed it.

I have been a victim to it.

I wish you could see how fast I am typing right now…. #fastAF.

Talkinnnnnn #NOFUCKS today feels realllllllllly damn good.

 SunglassesNordstrom BP // PantsONZIE // Watch: Nike // Bracelets: Lilly and Laura // Sports Bra: Adidas // Shoes: Nike (old, similar version here)

>>>keep reading

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ONE YEAR AS #JennyFromTheBike & 20 DEATS INTO THE LIFE OF A SPIN INSTRUCTOR

9/15/16: HOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLY SHIIIIIII – ONE YEAR OF TAPPING THAT ASS ALL THE WAYYYYY BACK!!!!! 

#JennyFromTheBIKE

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 THE JOURNEY

I am in FULL celebration mode, as I should be! I have been teaching spin for ONE YEAR. WAIT, HAS IT REALLY BEEN A YEAR?!! This time last year I was the new red head on the scene just trying to survive teaching 45 minutes without totally screwing up.

It’s been fun, challenging, emotional & exciting to say the least! TONIGHT I’m teaching almost my 300th class! Can’t wait!

BUT FIRST….REWIND: let’s take it back to the very beginning! 

After graduating college at 198lbs, my heaviest weight,  I knew it was time for a lifestyle change!! You can read my weight loss story here!!! I discovered RS in November of 2014 & was hooked from the first beat drop! I remember thinking …. how is this cardio!? I started riding in our Sugar Land location while living with my parents for a few months after moving home from the DFW area. I WAS HOOKED. I loved everything about RS from the very start. The sense of community was like nothing I had ever seen before! As a rider there were many classes where I used the studio to cry my eyes out & work through some really hard times, still do.

Revolution made me feel confident, comfortable & strong again! In January 2015, Carlos and I moved to the city reducing my ability to go to my usual daily spin class! I was missing spin SO much! I NEEDED SPIN. 

That was the moment I started considering teaching! I reached out to RS via social media (duh) & was asked to send my resume to Charisse! HEY GIRL, HEY! After a few days, Charisse sent me an email requesting a sweat date in SL followed by dinner at SALATA. YASSSS!! YASSS!!! I was so excited! Over dinner she explained the process to me – audition, training &  time commitment! ALL OF IT. As a rider/client I found a whole new appreciation for all the spin instructors at RS. I quickly realized just how hard and demanding their jobs really were! Here I was thinking: I love to spin & I can ride the beat like a boss, I’ll be golden. NO BOOOOOO. NO. I took a few days to review the information she gave me & made my decision. I WANTED TO AUDITION! Next thing you know I was scheduled to audition the following week. For the audition, I was to perform a party jog & sprint song of my chooseing. I couldn’t tell you what I did because it was a blur, but really don’t ask.  I had Jen, Bertha & Tina (all seasoned instructors) in my audition – SCARY AF. After the performance portion, they interviewed me. That was when they got to see who I was as a person. I told them about myself and shared my love for RS. From there they asked me to step out of the spin room for a bit. It felt like forevvvvvvvvvvvvvvv… but Jen finally came out and formally invited me into the training program! AHHHHHHHHH!

That’s how it all started! After three months of intensive training I hit the stage for my first ever class 9/15/15…. ONE YEAR AGO!!!!

20 DEATS INTO THE LIFE OF A SPIN INSTRUCTOR

1.  music will never be listened to the same – but is this a hill, party jog or sprint? 

2. there is an 100% chance you’ll forget to charge your computer & pray it doesn’t die in class 

3. no we didn’t just wake up one day & hop on that stage….

MY TRAINING WAS 3 MONTHS LONG:

  • rode 5 times a week in senior instructor classes 
  • training three mornings a week at 5:30AM
  • observed one class a week 
  • co-teaches w/ current instructors 
  • feedback sessions
  • AND MORE 

4. we take what our riders say to heart – sometimes it hurts yoooo (#THEGOLDENRULE is still a thing)

5. the sound system goes out & yelling loud AF is your only option 

6. the lights decides to stop mid class – candlelit class for the win 

7. working the room off the bike turns into a trip, fall…. FACE PLANT 

8.gym bag is missing a sports bra & socks… this happens to many times to count (SHOUTOUT TO THE STAFF FOR GIVING ME A BRA… THIS HAPPENED)

9. we know when you cancel your bike

10. we ride left lead but YELL RIGHT RIGHT RIGHT…. can you imagine?

11. no we don’t always want to teach – let’s be real we are human 

12. the staff know allllllll the scoop & drama around the studio #weneedourownrealitytvshow

13. learning client names & building relationships makes teaching so special

14. sometimes we don’t know what the helllllzzzz we are doing, NO IDEA

15. we go to the bathroom before class at least five times to ensure we are in the clear…. but this might just be me haha

16. staying genuine to who you are is key to becoming the strongest instructor you can

17. taking feedback without taking it personally can be a challenge

18. we say & do what we mean

19. talking, spinning & breathing all at the same time should be considered a talent LMAO

20. helping change someones life is the most rewarding & humbling gift

If you live in Houston or ever visit come stop by the studio for a class!!! We have a fabulous new client offer valid for both YOGA & CYCLING!

You get two weeks unlimited for $35 dollars!

Check out our website for more information!

Leave a comment below! I love to hear from you all! XO

MUCH love,

#JennyFromTheBIKE

 

 

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BENEFITS OF HEALTHY SNACKING & MY TOP 10 SNACKS

Hi babes – it has been a dayummmmm long time! Sorry about that! Running your own studio DANCE HOUSE FITNESS, planning a wedding #solamentesanchez, teaching group fitness & working a full-time job is no easy task. 

ALL the hustle, all the sweat & all the werk werk werk. 

Lately, it feels like I have been neglecting the true intention behind THEFITISTA. My goal is ALWAYS to inspire & motivate others to live a healthy lifestyle! It’s my responsibility to provide you all with the valuable tools & information to be set up for success!  HELLLOOOO… three years ago I weighed 198lbs & was in a serious need of a LIFE change! Moving forward, I am going to try my best to get you babes helpful info on a weekly basis! Sound good??

 If you have something in mind you want to know about? Leave a comment below!

SO, the millllly dollar question I get asked on the daily is –> how in the ACTUAL F do you live? Insert confused emoji here!HA! I can’t tell you how shocked my clients are when they find out I too work in corporate, I too have a significant other and I too have to balance my healthy lifestyle with my real world obligations. Their reaction almost always… “wait, this isn’t your full-time job?”  NO boo, I WISH! 

Current STATUS: I am a real lyfeeee hustlin bad bitch who would rather werk a lil harder than most now to play harder later!  BRB… putting that on Facebook really quick.

A simple thing that helps my cray cray life is keeping myself hydrated & FUELED.

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 By fuel, I mean food! YOU NEED IT, all of it! Do you love SWB? You should!

SNACKS W/ BENEFITS! Let’s start the convo, shall we?

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