FITBLOGGIN' 2011 RECAP!
The second annual FitBloggin' conference returned to Baltimore this year May 20th-21st!
It was two days of being surrounded with fit and fabulous bloggers from across the country! I arrived late Thursday, so I unfortunately missed the welcome mixer and name tag decoration festivities. On Friday, the official start day, I arrived to the hotel (as I was staying a few blocks away at the Renaissance the first night) just after the 5k around the harbor was wrapping up.
Here is Roni Noone (the event organizer extraordinaire) talking a bit about the conference...
I proceeded to the registration desk to check in and the first item I was given a Poken, a very cool device. It came loaded with my name, e-mail address and twitter information. So, when I met up with other participants and we wanted to exchange information, all we had to do was touch our Pokens and voila! our information was exchanged! How easy is that?!
|Attune Foods Panel|
Lunch was great and got a chance to meet some more great people and a "bragging session" took place while we were eating AKA stand up if you choose to and let everyone know how fabulous you are AKA what have you accomplished that you feel good about and want to share with everyone! It was great hearing what everyone had to share (I even participated). It was a wonderful lunch and so nice to be surrounded by supportive and like-minded group of people. The rest of the afternoon I sat in on some more informative sessions about blogging from several aspects and the keynote panel wrapped up the day!
Saturday was filled with more great panel discussions and networking with other bloggers. The day ended with the keynote presentation led by Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy who were very entertaining and informative. The conference seemed to be a good mixture of seasoned and novice fit bloggers which made it a very well rounded event in my opinion. I found it to be very well organized and all of the event staff (miraculously including Roni) to be helpful and accessible. I met several people who attened last year which speaks volumes. I was also told that last year's conference was only one day, so that too demonstrates how much growth has obviously taken place. I look forward to attending again next year and would highly urge anyone reading to do the same! I thought the conference was a perfect blend of activities and information and I was thoroughly happy and satisfied and I was not the only one...
I look forward to being back next year, I hope to see you there also!
BONUS PICS AND VIDEO..
|Panel Discussion with Andrea Metcalf, Karla Walsh, Kelly A. Olexa, and Liz Neporent|
|FitBloggers in between sessions|
|Dr. Fitness and The Fat Guy|
and one final one opportunities you can take advantage of with Zumba!