Sunday, 2 April 2017

Day 10: All Good Things - last day of #SWARM17


What a delight to gather with the trainers and other onDemand riders to tape the 5th Anniversary of Studio Sweat on Demand class.

After, we were treated to donuts and proteins shakes.

One final trip to the Seaside Market was in order for Tri-tip sandwiches.  We cleaned up at the house before heading out to the Torrey Pines Gliderport to meet some Studio Sweat trainers and friends. Iced coffee at Power Beach in Delmar for a beach walk, dinner on the deck back 'at home' followed by an evening of rehashing our weekend and sharing pictures.

Tomorrow we all head back home. Many thanks to all of the Trainers and Staff at Studio Sweat for their warm welcome and gracious hosting.

Until next time.

Flat Silvia (from Lyon, France) came along for an early morning ride with Trainer Mere W. 



Flat Silvia even made it to the podium!



Flat Hrvojka, Flat Silvia and Flat Cheri snuck into the anniversary ride :). 



Flat Hrvojka rides with Cara. 



Flat Silvia rides with Janelle. 



Those pants!!!



5th Anniversary Class taping is a wrap. 





Time to celebrate. 



. . . .with donuts!






Flat Cat with real Cat. 










We closed out the party. If you need cheese - we have cheese. 



Oh, another visit to our favourite store. 



Torrey Pines Gliderport



Robin, myself, Janelle, Cara, Kelly. 



Thank you, Cat, for a memorable weekend. 



Flat Silvia, she sure gets around!



Powerhouse Park, Del Mar. 



Janelle and Cara. 



Fun in the sun. 



Kelly, Robin, Cara and myself. That water in cold!










We will miss those sunsets. 

Saturday, 1 April 2017

Day 9: Saturday #SWARM17 Event At Studio Sweat





Yes, yes, Day 8 is in cyberspace.  I'll get caught up with that later :).

Today was an early start as we signed up for an extra class with Trainer Rebecca at 6 am at Studio Sweat.  Oh my!

This was preceded and followed with large quantities of coffee.

The ladies were feeling fine so they decided to add a second 'extra' class with Trainer Bethany. Since I have already completed 8 classes in 8 days and there was still another 75 minute class to go later in the afternoon I had the common sense to kindly decline that amazing opportunity. I hung out with trainers who were getting their pro photos taken. That was very fun and much less sweaty.

We had a fabulous time with Trainers Mike and Brian. My four sweaty friends were on their third class of the day. Crazy!!

After lunch we had a wonderful nutrition seminar with Registered Dietician and Trainer Miriam.

Needless to say our afternoon and evening was spent back at our cozy beach house overlooking the ocean in Del Mar.  What a great VRBO find. We were not moving an inch.  It is 9:15 pm and I am the only one still awake :).

One more day tomorrow!
It is 5:15 am and we are leaving out nest?  Oh yes, Trainer Rebecca's class begins at 6 am sharp. Prepare to do battle!
Cara and I got coordinated for this one. 


My 8th class in 8 days. We are still smiling and can still move our limbs. It's a win. 




Then it's time for our second round of coffee before continuing on with our day. 







Janelle, from the Pacific Northwest.





Kelly from Minnesota.




Robin from Arkansas.
That's some amazing shoulder sweat!




Cara from Missouri.












Watching the photographer herd the trainers together.




Time for class with Trainer Brian and Trainer Mike.










The happy face of DONE!



After lunch nutrition seminar with Registered Dietician and Trainer - Miriam.




Our cozy beach house in Del Mar overlooking the ocean.





Cross those tracks with care!










Nap time for some.




Robin, Kelly, Cara and myself. We met, in-person, for the first time yesterday. 



 




Friday, 31 March 2017

Day 8: Swarm Begins!

Four ladies are travelling from various corners of the United States to meet tonight at Studio Sweat, San Diego for the first SWARM event.

This is where onDemand riders come to the actual place where all of the classes are taped in order to meet the trainers and each other.

Studio Sweat onDemand is like a Netflix service for Spinning, TRX and Sculpting classes that you subscribe to so that you can get 'er done in the privacy of your home at anytime.  I have been a rider since October 2012 about 6 months after they first started their onDemand service.

In that time, owner Cat Kom and her posse of trainers have become friends. How does that happen? Well, when there is a heart for reaching out to onDemanders it happened pretty easily.

This is my second trip to the Studio - it's like I was never away :).


One last sunrise coffee morning in the pool house in Encinitas, CA. 






Just in case the ladies can't find me in the arrivals area this morning - I am prepared. 



I am in the parking lot and the plane has landed!


Our first time meeting in person after chatting about Studio Sweat on Facebook for the last 2-3 years. 



We just have enough time to zip past a few landmarks before heading to the Studio for a class with AJ. 









Kelly and Cara getting ready!



Happy, happy. 



Trainer AJ. 



Showers and a little parking lot suitcase reorganization. 



Our first stop of many at the Seaside Market in Cardiff. 






Our beach house in Del Mar did not disappoint. 






Back to the Studio for a meet and greet followed by a Technique Matters class. When you work out at home no one is correcting your form. We find that their cuing online is so spot-on our form was rather fine - if we do say so ourselves. 






We are at the TRX station with Cat Kom. 












Kettle bells and dumbbells with Trainer AJ. 



Body weight exercises with Trainer Mere W. 



R is for 'Robin'. 



Tasty treats to wrap up Friday night. 



Trainer Mere W., Janelle, Kelly and new friend, Diana. 



Trainers Olga, Cat, Mere W., and Sweaty Friend Janelle. 



Cara telling it like it is. SSoD rocks. 



Trainer Bethany with Flat Silvia from Lyon, France who could not come.



Flat Silvia, Hrvojka and Cheri. 



Trainers Bethany, Cat and Brian showing the love to our Flat Friends. 



Birds of a feather.