Last Tuesday night I had the pleasure of attending a New Balance Girl’s Night Out event at their Boylston Street store. This is a free event for women in the Boston area and is a different kind of happy hour. It’s perfect for girls looking to get a workout in, meet new friends and have a little fun.
I attended solo knowing that I’d see quite a few other bloggers I know and would have the pleasure of finally meeting Athena from Fitness and Feta in real life. The theme of the event was self expression so we had the choice of choosing our own workouts. Flywheel was there offering a spin class right on the sidewalk in front of the store, there was a group run using the GNO app and Equinox offered a class. I chose to attend the Equinox class as spinning isn’t really my thing and I thought it would be fun to mix up my workouts!
The class at Equinox was tough but fun! We sweated it out on their roof deck and did a 45 minute HIIT workout. The workout used only our body weight and I knew within the first two minutes I was going to feel it on Wednesday and I sure did! Our instructor was great- she was intense but fun. It was my first time doing a workout like this and I appreciated the combination of upper body work, planks and legs in addition to strength and agility. It was a perfect class to mix up my workouts with!
After the class we headed back to the New Balance store for refreshments and snacks. They had a great spread of finger foods, cold drinks and mocktails. It was so fun to meet some other local bloggers and chat it up with Athena. She’s great and it felt like we’d known each other so long even though it was our first time meeting in person! Also fun? Checking out all the awesome New Balance gear. The swag bags were great too! They gave us cute little totes and you could customize your own workout towel!
The New Balance Girls Night Out was the perfect way to get my workout for the day in and meet new girl’s with similar interests! Keep you eyes peeled on the website for more events to be posted! And for those not in the Boston area, you can find similar events in New York, Chicago, Santa Monica and Falmouth, MA! Also follow #NBGNO for live tweets and photos from events!