Fitbloggin’ 2013 {Highlights}

WOW!! Fitbloggin’ was just what I needed to start of this crazy new adventure as a full time business owner. This conference, truly could not have come at a better time. The conference was full of fitness enthusiast and bloggers who are ready to take it to the next level! Of course lots of sweating took place, but there was also a lot of eating and PLAYING! If you follow me on IG, you know there was a lot of fun!


{photo courtesy of Anne)


The SWAG was nice! Reebok hooked us up with some of their CrossFit Nano 2.0s!


Portland is so much fun! It’s not a huge city, but there is a ton of fun places to eat (lots of veggie and vegan options), breweries, donut shops and of course my favorite was all of the COFFEE SHOPS!


I visited  Case Study Coffee, Spella Café (best Afogado in the world), the Luc Lac Kambucha, Kure (juice), Noble Rot, Merewether’s and I am sure I am missing somewhere!


My favorite café was Stumptown Coffee Roasters! Their Hairbender is so delish! I wish I would have brought more home!


All through out the conference I visited lots of different booths that came for the expo, Laughing Cow Cheese, Soy Joy, Reebok, Blue Diamond and more! Love meeting companies that care!


{Photo Courtesy of Tina}


One of the evening we were there, we had cocktails at the Noble Rot where we met the lovely ladies of Porter Novelli, a PR agency who manages The Laughing Cow, SOYJOY, and Nature Made accounts. I loved chatting with all the lovely bloggers and meeting so many new blends!



Me, Charisa, Heather, Gina, Tina

and my new BFF Kasey!



We also did a bit of shoppingWinking smile and then killed a 6am BOOTCAMP class in the main square!


The session was hosted by a trainer named Erin who is actually pregnant – and she still kicked our booties! She was great – really high energy and fun.


as if an hour boot camp class wasn’t enough I headed over to the hotel to do some Cardio Dance and an hour of Zumba!


The Cardio Dance class, hosted by Reebok and led by a woman named Patricia Moreno, she was really inspiring! She had us speak the mantras below as we sweated our tushys off!

“You are powerful beyond measure. You are stronger than you seem. You are braver than you think. You are blessed with all you need. You are enough. You have enough. You are programmed for victory. Your persistence pays off. All negative thoughts stop right now. I am done complaining. I am now celebrating. I am inspired to be the best that I can be. And I now believe that I will succeed.”

I also got to meet one of my favorite fitness BLOGGERS EVER!!!! MIZFIT! She is so beautiful and it was such a JOY to finally get to meet her.


I also went to quite a few really helpful workshops:

1. Building your blog through organic SEO and image optimization presented by Nicole Bullock,

2. Writing the Perfect Pitch run by Kymberly Williams-Evans, Alexandra Williams, Jamie Walker, Margo Donohue

3. Optimizing Your Post-Game Nutrition with Wendy Bazilian, DrPH, MA, RD

4. How to Create a Media Kit that Showcases Your Brand and Gets Companies Knocking on Your Door run by Erica House, Shannyn Allan, and Annabel Adams

5.  Getting Paid vs. Paying Blogger Dues led by Leah Segedie


So much to learn! All of the sessions got me pumped about blogging more frequently and really expanding my personal training business! We finished the amazing weekend with a farewell 10k, where I preceded to trip and leave with a fun new scar Winking smile It was so great running with Jill, so excited to connect with other passionate fitness professionals!


What an amazing conference! I can’t wait to go back next year, I think I kind of love Portland!

Girls in front of Waterfront R

Question: Have you ever been to Portland? What are your favorite places to visit?


31 responses to “Fitbloggin’ 2013 {Highlights}”

  1. […] was so great seeing a lot of the bloggers that I met at Fitbloggin’ two years ago! Casey, Monica, Heather, Katie, Courtney, Julie, and Gina are such a fun group of […]

  2. Portland looks like an amazing city! Fitbloggin also looks like it was a fantastic conference. This year I chose to attend HLS, but I’m thinking Fitbloggin for next year! 😉

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      Bobbi from nhershoes

      Loved it!

  3. YOU! I would not have had so much fun at FitBloggin if it wasn’t for you. Thank you so much for hanging out with me and for all the great conversations! I learned so much from you and looking forward to maybe seeing you again in October!

    1. Bobbi from nhershoes Avatar
      Bobbi from nhershoes

      Amazing time friends!!!!

  4. LOVED meeting you Bobbi! Hope I get to see you again soon at another event. Have fun at the CrossFit games!! 🙂

  5. Looks like it was a lot of fun! I wish I was a blogger so I could got to one of these:) I LOVE Portland–Stumptown is my favorite coffee shop and Voodoo is such an experience!

  6. Never been to Portland- but it looks amazing! Definitely on my ‘must visit’ list!!

  7. Looks like you had a great time! Those workshops sound great! I wish I would’ve known about it. I would’ve totally gone cuz I live in WA!

  8. Urgha!!! I wanted to go sooo badly! Thank you for these pictures though! Kind of makes me feel like I was there!

  9. It sounds like it was a great time! I love Portland, my Dad lives there, it’s so funky there… do you watch the show Portlandia? It completely makes fun of how wonderfully weird Portland is.. SO stinkin funny!

  10. Looks like an amazing workshop!!! When I was in Portland I loved how many veg/vegan/gluten free restaurants there were and I did love Stumptown too.
    PS- love that adorable black and white dress you were wearing- you look stunning!

  11. Glad you had fun in Portland! I went there once when I visited Sarah (Peas and Thank You) and Andrea (Care to Eat) but that was almost three years ago! I definitely need to head back!

  12. Love the recap!

    Sounds like such an amazing trip! I am glad you had such a fun time with other bloggers

  13. So fun! I wish I could have gone, hopefully next year! 🙂

  14. Looks like such an amazing time! I’m so jealous. I wanted to go soooo badly but couldn’t make it work with my schedule. Hopefully next year!!

  15. The Fitbloggin’ conference looks absolutely amazing! Portland seems like it was the perfect location for it. And I am IN LOVE with those purple Reebok shoes! I love the colors!

  16. looks like a great blogging conference!!! I have been to Portland before and loved it. Wish Michelle and I could have gone to it!

  17. Everything looks just so amazing! What an awesome experience for you! Glad you had a great time! 🙂

  18. It was so nice to get to know you Bobbi! Hope your Sunday wasn’t too stressful 🙂

    1. Thanks for that! It’s just the answer I nedeed.

  19. Love your blog – found you on Instagram yesterday! I am going to follow you on BlogLovin – please feel free to do the same! Love the golden color hair on you!

  20. Thanks friend!

  21. Awesome recap! I attended last year in Baltimore and loved it! Wish I could have met you:)

  22. It was awesome spending some time with you and enjoying a fabulous, slightly dangerous run with you 😉 Love your blog and look forward to more posts!

  23. Great recap, had fun sweating through bootcamp with you and the rest of the crew! 🙂

  24. Wish I could have gotten a chance to hang out with you! I feel like I didn’t get to meet everyone I wanted it all went so fast! Love your recap!

    Hope to see you at next year’s FitBloggin!

  25. Fab recap Bobbi! Hope we get to hang in SoCal. Gorgeous pictures and so impressed that you put it together so damn fast!

  26. Great recap! So glad you love our little city. Come back soon!

  27. ahhh glad you enjoyed my city so much! this place is fantastic and you got great weather 🙂 fitbloggin looked fantastic. still kicking myself for not attending.

  28. So glad you were able to make it to our Media Kit workshop – hope you found it informative!