Last weekend I was at SHAPE Magazines first ever ‘Summer SHAPE UP’ Event with Jillian Michaels and Friends. The event was located right in my town of Hermosa Beach, California. The day consisted of hourly scheduled workouts with some of the nations top trainers. Before the event, tickets were available online for only $5.00 per workout. Naturally, I signed up for most of them. The entire day was set outdoors ON THE BEACH! As I walked up to the event bright and early, the colorful words SHAPE was seen from every angle. I was excited to see what was awaiting.
Bikini Bootcamp & Victoria’s Secrets
The morning started with a Bikini Bootcamp in the sand with Jeanette Jenkins the Hollywood Trainer. She was full of energy and kept our heart rates up! Lots of cardio kickboxing inspired moves, burpees, pushups, squat jumps and lunges. The energy of group of what looked like 50+ people kept me amped for more.
Next up was a Burn and Firm toning class right in the same spot. I decided to take this class since the trainer, Andrea Orbeck also helps keep some of the Victoria’s Secret models looking sexy and ready for the runway. The routine consisted of body weight styles exercises to tone up all those bikini curves.
After that I took some time to walk around to meet some of the vendors. Bare Minerals make-up was giving out free ‘make unders’. I loved this idea, so I sat down and make up artist Jesse gave me a nice natural looking eye color. Just enough to give the eyes a subtle pop and some lipgloss to finish this workout sexy look. Pandora jewelry had a great giveaway; a bracelet with one of their signature charms. I picked the sunglasses charm since it was perfect for the day in the sun. Plus many other vendors with samples like Jergens lotion and Murad skin care
Sweating with Jillian Michaels
I made sure to stay hydrated since my next class was with Jillian Michaels, the Biggest Loser trainer herself teaching her new Hard Body class. I was right upfront and ready to get my butt kicked. If you know Jillian, that’s what you get so you better be ready to use every fiber in your body and work it one hundred percent. I’m always up for a good workout challenge ;).
This class packed the beach with over 300 people signed up to get their workout on with Jillian Michaels. She was great, the same sergeant treatment you see on the Biggest Loser was shared with a sea of people at the SHAPE event. The workout was killer, as expected. It was not for the novice-it was high intensity. My heart rate was pumping, muscles fatiguing but I couldn’t stop. That Jillian voice kept us pushing harder, “Don’t stop now, you knew what you signed up for…”
Oh yes, I did! Awesome day of fitness on the beach. The event is traveling the states this summer; they may be heading to your town.