Do you remember back in June I spent a weekend in Denver at the Fitness and Health Blogger Conference? The zumba pictures and insane tweeting and instagraming ring a bell? One of the many highlights of the weekend was connecting with passionate fitness bloggers like Bobbi from Inhershoes and Kasey from PowerCakes.
Barre is real food for real athletes, for real world people, providing sustained energy for performance: from the studio, to the stage, to the daily grind. Adorable names like Piroutte Cinnamon Pecan, Black Swan Chocolate Berry, and Spirulina Ballerina make me smile ear to ear.
As a diehard algae lover I had to try the Spirulina Ballerina. I was elated to find the bar moist straight out of the package, dark green, perfectly sweet, hearty with hemp, and melt in your mouth awesome. I wasn’t hungry for at least 4 hours afterward.
As Julia explains, “When I set out to create Barre I did so to address my exacting needs as a dancer: it had to fuel me without weighing me down, it had to be sustaining yet easy to digest with the proper mix of nutrients, it had to contain only the finest all-natural whole foods, and, of course, it had to taste sublime.
What is spirulina? How will it help you in your athletic endeavors and mental clarity? Why is it important to support small companies who focus on high integrity plant based whole food products? Bonus points if you mention Monsanto! 😀
I’ll post the winner on Monday July 29th, 2012 at 8am. May the best social media maven win!
Growing up as a dancer, and even today, I’m engulfed in my peers eating disorders and poor food choices. I’ve battled to hold my ground in an industry where the pressure to be thin with superhuman athleticism sadly alters many young minds. I made a decision back in high school that I wouldn’t let a company director, or anyone for that matter, pressure me into hurting my body. So, you can imagine my excitement when I found such a devoted couple on a mission to empower dancers through nutrition.
One of my favorite Halloween costumes I’ve ever put together with my girl friends was in high school. We had just learned about Rosie The Riveter in history class and instantly knew we wanted to embody her as a group. We slept with curlers, glossed our lips in crimson red and zipped up our jumpsuits to strut our stuff in the school’s contest. I even had an over-sized shirt I’d wear to bed with her image proudly screen printed on the front. Rosie was my female power symbol.
My latest newsletter to subscribers is out! I’m elated to kick off my Green Festival expert interview series. I have been editing video for the last few weeks and gathering my thoughts on both Green Fest New York, Chicago and The Longevity Now Conference last weekend. – See more at: http://epicself.com/wellness-library/memorial-day-sale-and-greenfest-interview-kick-off-newsletter#sthash.dJVPB8OU.dpuf
Bikini season is in full swing, and while you want to frolick in the waves, hike mountains and create endless Summer adventures, you are sidelined with cramps, bloating, low back pain, and one wild temper. Luckily your monthly cycle doesn’t have to be such a thorn in your beautiful backside.