All About… DC Cherry Blossom Season 2019

All the Cherry Blossom-Related Events You Need to Know About and Attend This Spring in Washington, DC

Cherry Blossom Season 2019 is finally here – despite the cold temperatures, a random hail storm and freezing winds. However, today is a beautiful day in the district – no winter coats needed (celebrate the little victories, okay). Despite all of that, I’m really excited because this is my first official spring as a resident of DC!

The district doesn’t disappoint or fall short of events for Cherry Blossom season and there really is something for everyone. This may be one of my favorite events guide I’ve written yet. Because I truly want to attend every single one – and rest assured, I will try!

Without further ado, I have collected 18 upcoming Cherry Blossom-related events scheduled in DC from the end of March, throughout April. Events range from a pop-up bar, cruises on the Potomac, art exhibits, yoga classes, food crawls, parades and more.

Click on the name of the event following the line up to get directed to a site with more information. Don’t forget to share with your friends, family and anyone in your life who will be making their way up to DC this spring!

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Daybreaker DC // Cherry Blossom Sunrise

Annual National Cherry Blossom Food Crawl in Penn Quarter 

2019 Cherry Blast presented by MGM National Harbor

Blossom Kite Festival

All You Can Eat Crab Feast Cherry Blossom Cruise on the Potomac

Cherry Blossom Garden Globes

CherryFest at Wunder Garten!

Cherry Blossom Festival: Cherry on Top Cocktails

Cherry Blossom Afternoon Tea

Cherry Blossom Fireworks Cruise on the Potomac with Post Party

Petalpalooza – National Cherry Blossom Festival

DowntownDC Cherry Blossom Yoga & Sunset Celebration

In Peak Bloom – Cherry Blossom

Newseum Nights: In Bloom

Cherry Blossom Parade

$16 Cherry Blossom Cruise

Cherry Bloom Pop-Up Bar, DC

Cherry Blossom Terrace at Wharf Penthouse La Vie

All About Last Weekend…Attending the Washington, DC Women’s March for the First Time

Women’s March 2019 | Washington, DC

I attended the 2019 DC Women’s March for the first time this past Saturday. Many of you have asked me about my experience while at the march. I’m excited to share with you my account of the event and some of my favorite pictures.

Prior to Saturday, the only ideas I had of large marches came from what I’ve seen on television. I don’t see or consider myself as the “activist” type or one who would attend large gatherings of public expression. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect and I was slightly nervous, but excited, to attend the women’s march. One thing I told myself on the days leading up to the event is that the movement is bigger than myself. Even though I didn’t visualize myself as one who would attend a march of any kind, there are women all over our country that face issues that I will never experience or can even image. And for that – I marched in solidarity with and for them.

Thousands were gathered downtown DC, bundled up for the cold. Women, men and children from all over the United States joined together with such positive energy and vibes. We were all on the same page with the same intentions and wants there to be change. I couldn’t help but feel and an overwhelming sense of strength, unity, action and drive for change. I’m so honored and proud that I had the opportunity to go to the 2019 Women’s March in DC for the first time now that I live in the city.

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All About… An Honest Teeth Whitening Review

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Kit + Giveaway

Happy New Year! 2019 is finally here and a majority of us are returning to swing of everyday routine. One thing I’m not leaving in 2018 is my teeth whitening kit.

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I am a teeth person – so for me, having white teeth is something I’ve always strived to have. I have tried many methods from whitening strips to toothpaste. Don’t get me wrong, both of those methods have worked for me, however, the results were far from long term.

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With all of the coffee and tea I drink on a weekly basis, I needed something that was easy and can get the job done. Literally as easy as one, two, three, Smile Brilliant showed me that it is possible to get white teeth in an easy way that doesn’t damage my teeth.

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When I say easy – I mean it. The process starts off with a quick survey that asks about the history of your teeth. Then the kit that will best fit your teeth is sent to you – containing all of the materials you will need from beginning to end of your Smile Brilliant teeth whitening experience. Even the return package for the molds is included, addressed and ready to be sent back for the trays to be made.

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The kit at first was slightly intimidating containing the trays, puddy for the molds, syringes for the whitening gel, desensitizing gel and more. After I read through the instructions I couldn’t wait to dive into all of the materials. Smile Brilliant wasted no time and I received my custom fitted trays in a week!

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My first time using the whitening kit, it was definitely more simple than I thought. It was easy to incorporate into my nightly routine and I immediately noticed results after my first use, especially the morning after. I was nervous and only left the trays in my mouth for the minimum time instructed.  

I started by using the trays every night, however, after day three, I decided to cut back my use to every other day because I personally felt the product was working so well. I even received compliments on the whiteness of my teeth!

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Honestly, I cannot say enough positive things about the product, I’m deciding to partner with Smile Brilliant to giveaway a $149 Smile Brilliant credit for a free teeth whitening kit for one of my followers, HERE!

The giveaway ends in one week.

New Year, new smile! Use my code allaboutlastnightblog15  to receive 15% off the purchase of your Smile Brilliant kit! You deserve it and you won’t be disappointed with the results, even if you’re prone to sensitivity!

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All About Last Night’s Guide To… NYE 2019 DC

What’s Going on This New Year’s Eve in DC

The blog posts that receive the most views and interaction are my guides, specifically my New Year’s Eve recommendations. Now I live in DC, I decided that it is only fitting if I make a post centered around the district.

Still in need of last minute plans? Don’t you worry, same, as well as many many people who looked up and realized NYE is only a few days away!

Sit back, relax and keep scrolling – I am here to make your life a lot easier. I collected my top 10 New Year’s Eve events in DC, ranging from bars to galas, listed in alphabetical order. I’ve simplified the event posting to include bullet points of ticket prices, the most important details a general admission ticket will get you and the link to the event’s Facebook page. There’s something for everyone (and every bank account)! I also included two New Year’s Day brunches at the end of the list.

Don’t forget to share with your friends and on social media. Check out my saved Insta Stories to see the list there as well.

Get your tickets quickly! Many are selling out by the minute!


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CHEERS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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All About Last Night’s Guide To… NYE 2019 Dallas

What’s Going on This New Year’s Eve in Dallas

Though I don’t live in Dallas anymore and I will sadly not be in the city for New Year’s Eve this year, I can’t end the year without my guide to NYE in Dallas!

Last year, my Dallas New Year’s Guides were ranked some of my top viewed and interactive posts. I received so much positive feedback and questions, publishing a guide for New Year’s Eve 2019 wasn’t a question.

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About Last Night, Dallas’ Guide to… New Years Eve in Dallas – Uptown and Harwood 2018

About Last Night, Dallas’ Guide to… New Years Eve in Dallas – Deep Ellum 2018

About Last Night, Dallas’ Guide to… New Years Eve in Dallas – Lower Greenville 2018

About Last Night, Dallas’ Guide to… New Years Eve in Dallas – Knox / Henderson 2018

About Last Night, Dallas’ Guide to… Where to Brunch on New Year’s Day in Dallas 2018

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Still in need of last minute plans? Don’t you worry, same, as well as many many people who looked up and realized NYE is only a few days away! To keep things simple considering how close Monday is, I created a list of my top recommended events.

Sit back, relaxed and keep scrolling – I am here to make your life a lot easier. I collected my top 12 New Year’s Eve events in Dallas (that would 10/10 be on my list if I were in town)  listed in alphabetical order. I’ve simplified the event posting to include bullet points of ticket prices, the most important details a general admission ticket will get you and the link to the event’s Facebook page. There’s something for everyone (and every bank account)!

Don’t forget to share with your friends and on social media. Check out my saved Insta Stories to see the list there as well.

Get your tickets quickly! Many are selling out by the minute!


 

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CHEERS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM DC!

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All About… The Podcasts I’m Obsessing Over

Podcasts, On Podcasts, On Podcasts

 

Public transit serves as my primary mode of transportation since moving to the city. Though it’s not as convenient as having a car at my disposal, it has given me the time and opportunity to start diving into podcasts and books more than I usual.

I started listening to podcasts towards the end of my last semester at SMU. When I tell you I started listening, I was binging episodes like it was Netflix. The thing about podcasts I loved right off the bat is that I could listen in my car, on my phone walking to and from class, grocery shopping, literally everywhere.

The first series that stole my heart was ‘My Favorite Murder’ (MFM) with Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark. I’ve been a true crime fiend for as long as I can remember. I was able to catch up with every single MFM episode in a matter of weeks, leaving me digging for more podcasts that are similar.

I’ve received questions on Instagram in regards to what I’m listening too and If I recommend any series. Rather than answering individually, I thought it would be a good idea to take it to the blog.

The genres I listen to daily are news and true crime/paranormal. They keep me informed and entertained throughout my busy days and when I’m on the go. You’d be surprised who you could potentially connect with over a podcast series.

Here is a list of podcasts I’ve been obsessing over. Click on the photo to learn more and listen!

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MY FAVORITE MURDER

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My Favorite Murder: “Lifelong fans of true crime stories Karen Kilgariff and Georgia Hardstark tell each other their favorite tales of murder and hear hometown crime stories from friends and fans.” | Forever #1 in my heart

AND THAT’S WHY WE DRINK

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And That’s Why We Drink: “Murder and the paranormal finally meet! Grab your wine and milkshakes and join us every Sunday for some chilling ghost stories and downright terrifying true crime stories. The world’s a scary place. And that’s why we drink!” | Perfect podcast to get your paranormal and true crime fix all in one

TRUE CRIME OBSESSED

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True Crime Obsessed: “The true crime / comedy podcast YOU NEED IN YOUR LIFE. We recap your favorite true crime documentaries with humor, sass, and a well timed garbage bell. Hear our take on “Wild Wild Country,”There’s Something Wrong With Aunt Diane,””Jesus Camp” and many more. So many garbage people, so little time.”

CRIMINAL

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Criminal: “Criminal is a podcast about crime. Not so much the “if it bleeds, it leads,” kind of crime. Something a little more complex. Stories of people who’ve done wrong, been wronged, and/or gotten caught somewhere in the middle.”

THIS PODCAST WILL KILL YOU

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This Podcast Will Kill You: “Infectious disease + podcast = so much good dinner party conversation. From the history, to the biology, to how scared you need to be, we’ll cover everything you ever wanted to know (and then some) about everyone’s favorite infectious diseases.”

 

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The Daily: “This is what the news should sound like. The biggest stories of our time, told by the best journalists in the world. Hosted by Michael Barbaro. Twenty minutes a day, five days a week, ready by 6 a.m.”

ANDERSON COOPER 360

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Anderson Cooper 360: “CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360° is a fast-moving and provocative alternative to the typical network evening newscast, going beyond headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news.”

THE RACHEL MADDOW SHOW

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The Rachel Maddow Show: “Listen to full episodes of the television show on demand daily. The MSNBC podcast takes an intelligent and thought provoking look at politics, pop culture, and top news.”

UP FIRST | NPR

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Up First: “NPR’s Up First is the news you need to start your day. The biggest stories and ideas — from politics to pop culture — in 10 minutes. Hosted by Rachel Martin, David Greene and Steve Inskeep, with reporting and analysis from NPR News. Available weekdays by 6 a.m. ET.”

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All About… The 3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Moving Across the Country

From Dallas to DC… One Month Later

 

The three things that are currently blowing my mind are:

  1. It’s officially October and I have no idea where 2018 has gone
  2. I’ve been living in the DMV for a month
  3. How much I’ve learned since the move

 

I know, I know, it’s been a minute since I’ve last blogged. I can’t lie, I’ve been hit with major writer’s block since I’ve gotten to DC and have been struggling to find inspiration. But hey, you know what they say – you have to start somewhere and it’s time for me to get back at it.

Getting used to a “new normal” has been an experience (to say the least.) From not having my car, starting a new job and living in a different part of the country has come with its lessons. I have been blessed with family support, amazing advice from friends and some knowledge of DC to make the adjustment period go smoother than it could have been. However, there’s always an array of things that can’t fully be prepped for until it’s actually experienced.

As I brainstormed content I wanted to craft up and share with y’all, I remembered a goal that I set for myself before I moved. To share more lifestyle posts about my life, also because it’s something that people have asked more of. In attempts to follow through with my personal promise to myself and get back into consistently blogging, especially with my one-year blogiversary arrives on October 19th!

One topic that’s on my list to share is a few of the things I’ve learned since boarding the Southwest Airlines flight with a one-way ticket to DC. Rather than sharing just the basic things, I want to focus specifically on five things that I wish I knew before touching down at DCA.

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  1. Loneliness Is Real

I’m a person that doesn’t get lonely easily. I do a great job of keeping myself busy and finding things to do. However, a week after I moved and everything started to settle, that is when I fully processed that this is home now. For a long while, I had the feeling that I was visiting on a long-term trip rather than living. Being miles away from my family, friends and everything I knew started to take a toll. Even when I tried to fill the time with solo trips exploring the district on the weekends, the loneliness feeling remained. It was when I needed to find things that I wholeheartedly care about is when the feelings of loneliness finally trickled away.

Things that I started investing my time into are:

  • Books and podcasts  
  • Identifying organizations in the city that I would be interested in joining. My goal was to identify a social, philanthropic and professional organizations
  • Taking the time to truly explore  and learning about DC

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2. Pursue Things That Allow You to Grow

Without a doubt, I am a creature of habit. Getting out of my comfort zone and finding ways to expand my norm isn’t at the top of my list. Living in a new city in a new part of the country leaves me with zero excuses as to why I can’t actively search things that push me towards new experiences. Especially in a city like DC, there is so much to do and see. Starting off small is my main objective, I’m not talking skydiving or anything.

Ways I have started  taking baby steps to achieve personal growth:

  • Practicing (legit) consistency – reading a book or more a month, reaching out to friends I haven’t spoken to in a while, etc.
  • Search for educational and cultural experiences in the city that are out of my realm of knowledge
  • Taking myself on “dates” – dinner, a movie, a bookstore, etc. (a.k.a self-love)

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3. Patience Puts Things in Perspective

As a type A planner, constantly reminding myself that adjusting to anything new will take time, not overnight. I would find myself getting stressed when thinking about making friends, finding new hobbies, getting my blog back to where it was when I was in Dallas, etc. Understanding the power of time, as well as patience, has helped keep me sane and open-minded.

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If you have been in my place before, I want to hear from you! Drop me a comment before, shoot me an email (allaboutlastnightblog@gmail.com) or reach out on Instagram.

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All About… My Dallas Favorites

The Restaurants, Bars, Shops and More that Have Made a Lasting Impact on Me

 

I hop on a plane with a one-way ticket to DC in less than 12 hours and I am finally getting my life and packing complete. There has been so much going on from packing, my car accident, going way brunches, happy hours,  dinners and more, it’s been a struggle to not become overwhelmed. My natural reaction when I get overwhelmed is to shut down and literally do nothing that progresses my todo list forward.

As I sit on my laptop to temporarily ignore my responsibilities, I decided to write one last Dallas-themed blog post! At least the last one for a few months.

Dallas is my home, where I was born and raised. There is no doubt that it has left a lasting impression on me throughout the years. I decided it would be fun to create a list of my favorite Dallas spots (and a select few remaining on my bucket list) for different occasions!

Ranging from happy hours, speakeasies and date night spots, I include the top three (or more) in each category. A majority of the photos are mine and some I feature from Instagram. By clicking on the link, you will be directed to the company’s Instagram page or the original poster of the photo. 


 

DALLAS DISTRICTS

 

Deep EllumVictory Park | Bishop Arts District


 

DALLAS LANDMARKS

 

Thanksgiving Square | Reunion Tower | Pegasus | Giant Eyeball


BRUNCH SPOTS

 

Sixty Vines – Uptown | Dolce Riviera – Harwood District | Bread Winner – Uptown


 

THE GREAT OUTDOORS

 

The Katy Trail | Dallas Hall Lawn – SMU Campus | Margaret Hunt Hill Bridge


 

ROOFTOPS WITH A VIEW

 

The StatlerWaterproof | HG Sply Co. | Happiest Hour | Stirr


WINE BARS

 

Leela’s Wine Bar | Mercy Wine Bar | Checkered Past Winery


 

BREWERIES

 

BrainDead Brewing | Deep Ellum Brewery | Bishop Cider Co.


 

BARS

 

The Quarter Bar | Katy Trail Ice House | Billy Can Can | Dot’s Hop House | Moxie’s | Tipsy Alchemist | Laurel Tavern | The Free Man | Truck Yard | Backyard


 

DATE NIGHT SPOTS

 

Common TableTrivia Nights + Live Music Nights | Cinépoois Luxury Theater | Bowlounge


 

ART DESTINATIONS

 

Dallas Museum of Art | Samuel Lynne Galleries | Sweet Tooth Hotel


 

COFFEE SHOPS

 

Ascension | Halcyon | Local Moto + Provisions | Local Press + Brew | Toasted | Davis Street Espresso


 

STUDY + GET WORK DONE

 

Starbucks Reserve | Magnolias Sous Le Pont | Royal Blue Grocery • Highland Park Village


 

RESTAURANTS | HEALTHY EATING

 

 

 Rōti Modern Mediterranian | Pōk the Raw Bar | Nekter Juice Bar 


 

RESTAURANTS | AMERICAN

 

Greenville Avenue Pizza Co. (GAP Co.) | Lazy Dog Restaurant | The Rustic | Mirador


 

RESTAURANTS | BBQ

 

Smokey John’s BBQ | Pecan Lodge | Ferris Wheelers Backyard & BBQ


 

RESTAURANTS | ASAIN

 

Little Katana | Deep Sushi | Sushi Marquee


 

RESTAURANT | ITALIAN

 

Penne Pomodoro | Mille Lire | Sassetta


RESTAURANTS | MEXICAN • TEX-MEX

 

La Ventana | Velvet Taco | Mi Cocina


 

SOMETHING SWEET

 

It’Sugar | Chelles Macarons | Bird Bakery


 

FITNESS STUDIOS

 

Barre Code | District Climb | Barry’s Bootcamp | Orange Theory


 

GIFTS

 

Jade & Clover | All Good Things Paper | Bullzerk


CRAFTY + FUN

 

Painting with a Twist | Jade & Clover | Anger Room

 

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All About… Why I’m Moving to DC

The Story of the Next Chapter of My Life

As a blogger, it’s part of the job to share aspects of my life, the events I attend, restaurants I try, share my opinion on things and more. However, I honestly lean more to the private side when it comes to my life. There have been times when I wanted to share more of my life and publicly answer questions that I typically answer privately. From the books I’m currently reading, bucket list items, my thoughts on post-graduate internships, life after college, working in public relations and even my favorite podcasts I’m currently binging.

There has always been a sense of fear that lures over me and has hindered me from sharing more aspects that make up who I am. Those same thoughts are what keeps me in my little, safe comfort zone of a bubble. I have learned over time, and rather quickly, that those thoughts and the cozy bubble of comfortability are what keeps me from reaching the next level of many areas of my life that I wish to advance in.

My biggest comfort zone is Dallas. It’s my home, it’s where my family is, it’s where my friends are, it’s what I know, it’s where my life resides. But that’s the thing… it’s all I know.

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I first visited DC when I was in the 7th grade (like most American children do) for a leadership program. From the moment I looked out the window and saw the national monuments from the sky before the plane landed, I had a connection and a sense of home. The same feeling I had when I drove on SMU’s campus for the first time.

I was blessed to have the opportunity to visit many times for a multitude of occasions throughout the years. Having the exposure from a young age allowed me to get comfortable urban environment, navigate the metro, explore the neighborhoods and more. Essentially deepening my love for the city of DC.

I have always been a goal oriented person, due to a leadership and one of the larger goals on my list has been to live in DC. Fast rewind to a month ago, I had the opportunity to return to the city and visit Weber Shandwick’s (the PR agency I work for) DC office. While on the tour the multiple floors, I had the same feeling I once had on the plane looking out the window and when I first entered SMU’s campus. That content and unshakable feeling… as if you’re in the right place at the right time.

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As I learned of opportunities in the Weber Shandwick / Powell Tate office, I pursued them further and as fast as I could. I scheduled one-on-one’s, asked questions, conducted research and cultivated the appropriate relationships. On Friday, August 10th, I received a call from the DC office offering me a position in the DC office within the Social Impact practice. Prior to receiving the call, I already had my mind set that I would pack up and move if the offer presents itself. Once it did, it officially did was game on.

The first thought after I received the offer was, “But Dallas…”

Those words were the confirmation I needed. The one thing I loved, lived in and even created a blog about is the one thing that will keep me from reaching the next level. So I accepted the offer and purchased a one-way ticket to Washington, DC.

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I can’t wait for the next chapter of my life and immerse myself in a culturally diverse city. If there was any time in life to do it, it’s definitely now! As my move date quickly approaches, the sadness of leaving my family, friends and Dallas slowly are replaced with excitement for the unknown, something that typically scares everything inside me.

I also can’t wait to bring you all along through my blog and Instagram page! As I start to adjust to DC and work, my content will reflect more lifestyle and life-related posts. All while maintaining the events, reviews and recommendations aspect of my blog.

I look forward to telling you all about it!


I want to hear from you! Hit me with all of you advice, recommendations, thought, comments, etc. I want to hear it all! Leave me a comment below, in the contact page or shoot me an email at allaboutlastnightblog@gmail.com!

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About Last Night… at the Orangetheory Fitness Victory Park Dallas Influencer Preview Event

My Honest Thoughts on My First Time at Orangetheory Fitness!

I was invited to the influencer event at the new Orangetherory Fitness studio in Victory Park leading up to their official grand opening on August 3rd! Last night was my first experience at any of the locations and I must admit, it was an overall amazing workout in their gorgeous new studio. Which is located off Victory Avenue within the new apartment complex The 23! They’re close parking lots within the apartment complex and the garage a block away.

I consider myself as someone who likes to workout and break a good sweat. I’ve been to a few of the fitness studios in Dallas and was a member of the Lifetime Fitness gym in Mockingbird Station for almost a year. Since finals, graduation and starting work, working out hasn’t been as much of a priority I want it to be. So when I was invited to the influencer event at Orangetheory, I took it as a sign to finally get back into fitness.

I walked into the Orangetheory with an open mind. Honestly, I was nervous knowing it was going to be a high-intensity workout. Before the class started we were all given monitor bands to strap around our chest to calculate our average heart rate, zone, calories burned splat points and more throughout the workout. What I loved about the tracking is that you can see your stats as you’re working out, perfect for those like me who like to challenge and compete against myself. Immediate after your class, you get an email from the studio with your results and a bracket calculating your workouts over time.

 I signed up to start on the treadmill to get the “hard” part out of the way. Oh, I was fooled! There is no “easy” part of an Orangetheory workout. Whether I was on the treadmill or doing the floor exercises I was constantly challenged. However, that’s exactly what I look for in a one hour, high-intensity, full body workout. I don’t go to a gym or attend a class to have it easy and not feel the burn afterward.

Our instructor, Rico, was a awesome! He had a great playlist, provided clear instructions, pushed me when I needed to be pushed, encouraged me when I needed encouragement and assisted with my form during the floor portion of the class

Orangetheory Victory Park created a memorable experience beyond the workout. Post-workout we were treated to Cyro facials, gift bags from Tory Burch Sport, The 23 gave out information on the complex, Buda Juice samples, Swell water bottles and more.

Friday (August 3rd)  is the last day to take advantage of Orangetheory Victory Park’s discount membership pricing! The class level Basic is $79 for 4 classes a month (each additional class is $18)., Elite is $109 for 8 classes a month (each additional class is $18) and the Premier is $169 for unlimited classes. Rate return back to normal after the deadline. You can visit their website for an overview of their class schedules.


 

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