February 2016 ClassPass Adventures

I still have a couple of days to take classes this week and have a few February classes I really want to write/think about, so that’s where I’m going to start.

What is ClassPass? It’s a fitness studio membership that includes hundreds of studios (in a bunch of different cities/states/countries) instead of just one. You can take as many classes as you want (use the website or app to sign up for classes) but you are limited to three classes per month per studio/brand. Example: Pure Barre has a few studios in the Seattle area and I’m limited to 3 PB classes per month, even if each class is at a different location. I love it because it means my one membership covers three studios next to my apartment and many others that I would normally not visit because I would have to either pay a drop-in fee (ouch!) or keep track of a bunch of passes good for 5-10 classes. Plus, I enjoy learning about different businesses and love that now I get to check out several new-to-me fitness studios every month without having to pay extra for visiting studios in neighborhoods I don’t normally spend time in.

If you’d like to join ClassPass, my Ambassador link makes your first month $25 cheaper! (Click here. :)) If you have any questions, please feel free to ask me (@innab) on Instagram or Twitter.

On to the fun part… class reflections and reviews!

Class: Joe’s Tower Class
Studio: Nancy Wallace Pilates in Bellevue, WA

I love #Pilates so I'm not sure why it took me such a long time to visit @nancy_wallace_pilates (they're next to #BellevueSquare/@bellevuecollection). Finding the studio door took more time than expected because it is somewhat hidden in a parking lot but I eventually spotted it. The receptionist was on the phone when I walked in so the paperwork and stuff also took longer than expected, but the rest of my first visit was good. I've taken a lot of Pilates classes so I was familiar with most of the exercises we did but the routine was definitely more physically challenging than some other more relaxing Pilates classes I've taken recently. #classpass #classpassSEA #classpassSEATTLE #classpassambassador #nancywallacepilates #bellevue #bellevuewa #downtownbellevue #seattlefitness #seattlelife #groupfitness #fitness #yelpseattle #yelpbellevue

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Class: Apparatus Fundamentals
Studio: Kinesia Pilates
Instructor: Christl Marcontell

Thoughts: I discovered this studio several years ago, when they were in a different location in Pioneer Square and I still lived in Seattle. I fell in love with Pilates thanks to my first mat class and started taking their mat Pilates class three times a week. A few months later I was 20 pounds lighter and still in love, but decided to give up my unlimited pass because I was moving from Seattle to Kirkland. In 2014 or 2015 they moved into the Salt Room Yoga studio and I was able to start occasionally taking their classes again because I joined fitmob/ClassPass. In 2016 they got their own space again and I started taking more apparatus classes because they were available and a better fit for my schedule. I still love the classes and Christl is definitely my favorite instructor. I haven’t seen Jordan in several months but also enjoyed her classes because they felt like a challenge but also like a massage. I also occasionally also take Gay’s class and they’re definitely good, but I feel like I click more with the other instructors (and they don’t intimidate me…).
The studio: Their 2016 studio has a retail section in the front, a couple of curtained off changing areas, and a restroom in the back.

Class: Express Group Training
Studio: Serious About Fitness in Redmond, WA

Thoughts: They don’t have group fitness classes but they always manage to kick my butt with the work-outs they have me do. I also get more done than I would going to a gym by myself because there’s a trainer telling me what to do and occasionally checking up on me. I’ve been here twice and they usually have me do some cardio, some weights, and some ab work. The facility has a bathroom, a locker room, and (thankfully) a shower.

Class: Beginner Pole Dancing Workshop
Studio: Divine Movement in Kirkland, WA
Instructor: Suzannah Calvery? Except the scheduled instructor didn’t show up and we had a (wonderful) last-minute person lead the class…

Thoughts: I was in the mood to step outside my comfort zone and try something new, so I was really happy when I spotted this class on the schedule. I have never taken any kind of pole dancing class, however, so I was nervous. I spent a few minutes looking over their (very positive!) Yelp reviews and eventually decided it was definitely time to stop thinking and click the “reserve class” button in the ClassPass app. The beginning of the experience was a bit weird because of the industrial location, the windows you couldn’t look into, and the missing teacher… but thankfully the other instructor who was able to step in at the last minute turned it all around. I loved the ~40-minute Pilates (they called it yoga) style warm-up in the beginning and all the dancing, crawling, etc. we did during the rest of class. It was all very… body positive. Relaxed atmosphere and all that. I was kind of sad when it had to end and I had to leave! I haven’t had a change to take any more of their classes but I am *really* glad they’re on ClassPass and I convinced myself to check out that workshop.

Class: Warm Vinyasa and Yoga Tune Up
Studio: Be One Yoga in Kirkland, WA
Instructor: Thang Nguyen

A bunch of high school students wanted to study with their tutor (aka my sweetie) this evening so I decided to check out a new-to-me #yoga class/studio. I liked both of the evening class options #BeOneYoga had available on @classpass (60-minute warm vinyasa and 90-minute "tune up" pressure point massage yoga, 30-minute break in between) today so I signed up for both. New experience: Staying for the next class at a studio instead of leaving after one class! The classes: I liked getting introduced to a couple new moves in the #vinyasa class (can't remember them now 😔) and enjoyed the class in general. I love that they had cold lavender(?)-scented towels for students at the end of the heated class (handed out during #shavasana to anyone who didn't decline by placing their hand on their chest). The "tune up" class tested my patience (felt bored and wanted to leave every few minutes for 90 minutes) but I am slowly starting to feel the physical benefits of that class. The studio: Nice and clean. I like the women's locker room! Hooray showers. #classpass #classpassSEA #classpassSEATTLE #classpassambassador #yogaclass #yogastudio #kirkland #kirklandwa #seattlefitness #seattlelife #pnwlife #yogalife #k5winter #seattleyoga #kirklandyoga

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Class: Fly 45
Studio: Flywheel Bellevue
Instructor: Mat Koelsch, Asher Dickson

Thoughts: Mat is probably my favorite Flywheel instructor so far but I also recently enjoyed Asher’s class. I looooove Flywheel because it’s really challenging but not as difficult for me as something like running. I love the dark room, the loud music, the instructor guidance. Sometimes I let the instructor guide me and sometimes I do my own thing. Sometimes I walk out exhausted and sometimes I walk out energized. Every time I walk out super sweaty and ready for a shower.
Studio: Big! I love the retail area and frequently check for sales because the items to be pretty expensive. They have 2 showers and I always shower after class.
Bonus: I love their iPhone app! It’s interesting to be able to look at the numbers from my last class and from every other class I’ve taken at Flywheel. So far this is the only ClassPass partner studio app that I’ve downloaded.

Class: Hot Hatha
Studio: We Yoga Co

Thoughts: I don’t know if I’ll ever love Bikram style classes but I love how I feel after. I think the heat has a lot to do with it but the poses are probably also important. The class I took here flew by unusually quickly and left me wanting to take another one soon. Hope I have a good other/second reason to visit the U-District again soon (this time it was a movie screening with Yelp friends).
Studio: Big! Lockers and showers. Adorable studio puppy!! Next to the U-District Trader Joe’s.

Looking forward to checking out some other new classes and studios in March! Looks like the first new experience will be a Vinyasa Flow class at Metier Racing & Coffee

Life Updates! Engaged, ClassPass Ambassador, iPhone 6S, Tahoe.

I guess life got a little bit crazy in September (last post: 9/1)!

The things that come to mind:

1. Nels and I got engaged!!! Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 10.13.11 AM

2. ClassPass asked me to join their new Ambassador team! (Join now and save $25)Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 10.12.30 AM.png

3. I got the new iPhone 6S! This may seem silly but it’s a big thing for someone who loves her phone. ;)

4. Nels and I visited family near Lake Tahoe!Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 10.12.03 AM.png

WHOA!

A lot of other things have happened since, and the biggest is probably the end of my contract with the mobile advertising company that was my main client for the last two and a half years. I’m very thankful for the experience and love the team I worked with, but I feel like the contract ended at the perfect time for me because I’m ready to focus on other projects. Monday, Feb. 29, was my last day and this past week was absolutely crazy. I’m hoping things get a little more peaceful because I wasn’t expecting things to stay at about the same level of crazy when I said good-bye to one of my jobs!

Anyway… a few goals for this blog:

If you’d like to check out what I’m up to today (and chat!), here are a few places where I’m super active: Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (just started!), and Yelp (mostly check-ins, photos, events… need to start frequently writing reviews again).

August 2015 Popsugar Must Have Box

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Must Have Fashion

American Colors Mediterranean Plaid Scarf: Another scarf?!?! -_- It’s a pretty cute scarf but I didn’t really need/want another one (have received ~5 from Popsugar?), so I wasn’t too happy to see it in the box.

Must Have Beauty

Royal Apothic Tea Balm Firming Eye Treatment: I have quite a few eye creams right now (thanks to subscription boxes) so I’ll have to use the older ones first, but I’m looking forward to trying this treatment!

Must Have Home

Pastel Best Day Ever Mug: Super cute mug! Hope I don’t break it before the day I have an office again comes. ;)

Happy Jackson Yay Lunch! Lunch Box: Another cute item! I work remotely so I don’t really need a lunch box, but I can still use it when I want to work from a coffee shop and eat lunch at a park.

Meri Meri Toot Sweet Pink Stripe Napkins: Another cute item… that I don’t really need. I gave these to my cousin because she likes pink things and hosts way more dinner parties.

Must Have Food

Southern Culture Shortstacks Pancake & Waffle Mix: I like the package but will be giving this item away because my boyfriend can’t eat it (gluten) and I rarely eat pancakes and waffles (recently made my first gluten/flour-free banana pancakes, though… so simple & good!). I wish Popsugar would stop sending mixes like this or at least add a survey question about dietary restrictions, like they do with earrings.

Must Have Fitness

MyYogaWorks 3-Month Trial: I love that they included something in the fitness category but am sad it was this because I don’t like practicing yoga at home. This is a great for some people, though… ended up giving my code to somebody through a local Buy Nothing Facebook group.

Special Extra

Folgers Iced Café™ Caramel Macchiato Flavored Coffee Drink Concentrate: I like iced coffee drinks and coffee that doesn’t require me using a coffee machine, so I’m looking forward to using this sample.

Can’t wait to see the September 2015 box!

If you decide to subscribe, I hope you consider using my referral link (http://popsu.gr/lNeS). Thanks!

Classpass Downtown Bellevue (Part 1)

In late February I started taking a lot of classes at a lot of different fitness studios, so I think it’s time to write some blog posts about my experiences at the different studios. Did I get to take the classes for free? Nope. I joined Classpass.

What is Classpass? It’s a boutique fitness studio membership to a bunch of fitness studios instead of just one. You are limited to 3 visits per month per studio*, but I haven’t had a problem with that yet because they have SO many studio partners. It costs $79 per month in the Seattle area and about $99 in some other markets (like San Francisco). They frequently offer trials like “first week free” so make sure to look for one before you join (if you decide to join). I normally use their iPhone app to find and reserve my spot in classes, but you can also do it on their website. It sounds like they’re also working on an Android app.

*Studios with several locations are a little different. For example: Pure Barre has quite a few locations in the Seattle area, but I can’t take 3 classes at the Bellevue studio and then 3 classes at the Capitol Hill studio. I’m limited to 3 total Pure Barre classes per month.

Pure Barre BellevuePure Barre Equipment!

Pure Barre Bellevue: I’ve taken about 30 classes at this studio because it was one of the most convenient studios for me while I was a fitmobber (Classpass acquired fitmob a few months ago). My favorite teacher is Hannah Tripp and I’m not sure if it’s because she was my first PB teacher or just because she’s awesome. I remember getting my butt kicked at the first class (didn’t feel sore the next day, though) and feeling like this studio was a “fitness factory” (in a good way) because they had another class right after the one I took. I still can’t get myself to be off my knees for the entire plank section, but I’ll keep coming back and trying… maybe it’ll happen someday! One of my favorite things about Pure Barre right now is that while many of the exercises are different each class, I’m familiar with the basic outline and know what to expect. Something else… a few months ago, a yoga teacher mentioned that she doesn’t like barre because in her experience they talk too much about heels and bikini bodies. I said that was interesting because while I’ve heard some things like that, the Pure Barre phrase I’ve heard much more frequently is: “You can do this. You are stronger than you think.”
Do you need to bring anything special? They really want you to wear sticky socks (though sometimes I just wear regular short socks and don’t have problems with slipping). They sell Pure Barre sticky socks for about $12 a pair.
Studio: One changing room. Plenty of storage “baskets.” Bathroom is in the main part of the building (so you have to go outside to reach it). Nice retail area. No windows in the classroom.

 barre3 Bellevue

Barre3 Bellevue: I love the location (+ nice view!) and the one super challenging class I’ve taken so far. My boyfriend’s teaching/tutoring schedule changed around the same time I transitioned to Classpass so I sadly haven’t made it to any more classes here yet. This wasn’t my first barre3 class, though. I first learned about barre3 when they had a Yelp Elite event at their Kirkland location about a year ago. My legs were sore for daaays after that class!
Do you need to bring anything special? Nope!
Studio: I believe there’s a shower in the bathroom. Love all the natural light in the studio. I don’t have kids, but noticed that they have a little daycare play-space area.


Flywheel BellevueFlywheel Bellevue: Their 45-minute cycling class was the first class that I’ve taken that really drained me! I have no idea how I made it to their shower (so glad they have them!) because I wasn’t really able to do much physically or mentally after. Had to eat and take a nap just to get close to feeling normal! I was actually too nervous to take that class again after that experience and only signed up for my second Flywheel class because for some reason fitmob had a different class description that looked “safe” because it wasn’t That Class. I was really glad that happened, though, because I loved (most of) my second class and left feeling fabulous and full of energy. I definitely still have moments of “why did I sign up for this?!?!?” during class but by the end I’m happy I got through it and usually feel fantastic. Note: My total power the first time was about 300 and since then I’ve been hitting ~200. Also, their app is great! Love all the stats.
Do you need to bring anything special? Water is a really good idea, but not something I’d consider “special.” They have a spot to refill your bottle if it’s empty. They also provide cycling shoes, towels, and pretty much everything you’ll need for a quick shower.
Studio: Big! At least 2 showers. Plenty of bathrooms. Plenty of lockers. Nice retail area ($$$).

Pilates Plus

Pilates Plus

Pilates Plus: I have walked by this studio dozens of times and love Pilates, so I was REALLY happy to see them on Classpass. I enjoyed my first class (though the Megaformer still intimidates me!) and got way sweatier than I expected, but the second class… Don’s class… was the one that really got me hooked. I wasn’t sure I’d like him at first because he doesn’t look like the boutique studio teachers I’m used to (first impression was… football coach/HS gym teacher?) but his class was great and very challenging.
Do you need to bring anything special? I don’t think you really need to bring a towel (they suggest it) but something like a small pack of body wipes is a good idea. I am always surprised by how sweaty I get during their classes!
Studio: It’s a room with a small waiting area and about eight Megaformers. They do have a bathroom!

Club Pilates

Club Pilates

Club Pilates: I’ve loved Pilates for a while but apparently considered this location a little more “out of the way” compared to Pilates Plus, so I didn’t sign up for one of their classes until I reached my PS limit. I ended up really enjoying my first class and was excited to sign up for my second! The two classes were very different (including the equipment used) but each was challenging. The one odd thing about this studio is that the reception area, storage cubbies, and bathroom are actually in the back room. I am pretty sure I confused a student or teacher-in-training when I came in and started talking about Classpass and how it was my first time at this studio. ;)
Do you need to bring anything special? Nope.
Studio: Good size. Bathroom is in the back.

Old + new BellevueIn the studio

Shakti Vinyasa Yoga East: This is another one of those studios that I’ve been noticing for years and was really happy to see on fitmob/Classpass. Why didn’t I take a class earlier? I don’t live/work in the area, drop-in classes are usually expensive, and carrying fitness clothes with me almost all the time is a new practice for me. I believe I’ve taken 2 classes here so far and have been pretty happy with the experiences. My first class was a 90-minute class and I was really surprised that it flew by.
Do you need to bring anything special? Yoga mat and towel if you’d like to take a shower after class. They have both available for rent for $2 each. The showers have the basic necessities.
Studio: Bigger than I expected! Natural light in the classroom. Men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers and bathrooms. Good retail area.

The Yoga Element

The Yoga Element: I was surprised when I found out this studio is basically in the same building as Pure Barre Bellevue! I love the location and am happy to have the opportunity to finally check out Bikram type yoga. One of my friends loved the style so much she actually became a Bikram instructor a few years ago (though I think she’s focusing more on her IT day job right now). Anyway… the class had some poses I’m familiar with and a lot of stuff that I’ve never encountered before. It was interesting. The one part of class that drove me nuts was the… sort-of savasana. I’m used to savasana being the nice and relaxing end of class, so I was pretty shocked to discover that it could be the brief break in-between difficult exercises (don’t remember what they were). I’m really looking forward to visiting this studio again.
Do you need to bring anything special?  Yoga mat + shower towel + mat towel. They have each item available for rent (probably about $2 each).
Studio: BIG! Locker rooms. Multiple classrooms. Windows/natural light. Quite a bit of art.

Downtown Bellevue studios that I haven’t made it to yet:
1. 24 Hour Fitness (gym time)
2. David Barton Gym (gym time & classes)
3. FlyBarre
4. CorePower Yoga
5. bFit
6. Sweat Equity

If you’d like to chat and/or see more frequent updates, find me (@innab) on Twitter, Instagram, and/or Yelp. :)

fitmob and Classpass!

I’ve been trying to focus much more on health and fitness in recent years, and I think I’ve finally found an exercise program/membership that works for me!

I heard about fitmob and Classpass when they launched in the Seattle area in late 2014 but for some reason didn’t think about them much until late February 2015 (when I decided to pick one and start a trial). I liked that fitmob had a local Instagram account and seemed like a smaller company than Classpass (cool thing if you love helping small businesses and start-ups!), so I decided to create my fitmob account and sign up for a 7am class the next day.

Fitmob didn’t have as many studio partners as Classpass, but it wasn’t a big deal because we had unlimited access to most of the studios (Flywheel had a “once a week” limit). Immediately I set a “five or more classes per week” goal for myself and I am still hitting my goal most weeks. It’s not that hard to reach 5 if you always at least try to find a way to fit 2-3 classes into one day. ;)

I love how fitness class exploration fits so well with my hobby of checking out different local businesses (the Yelp app is one of my favorite apps… and not just because I was a Yelp intern once upon a time!) and posting about them on social media. Also, the location flexibility makes a lot of sense for me because I work remotely and frequently from coffee shops and libraries in different neighborhoods/cities because I don’t want to sit at home all the time (and a few other reasons). It’s easy to take classes next to my apartment early in the morning, but being able to take classes at studios near wherever I happen to be at noon and 5pm make more sense for the rest of the day. It’s also for some reason fun to sneak in a class between work and an event (my favs: tech, start-up, foodie) in whichever neighborhood the event is in! Also, I really like the variety (cycling! HIIT! yoga! different style of yoga! mat pilates! equipment pilates! barre! boot camp! kickboxing!) because it keeps things a bit more interesting.

Other great things…
– The requirement to sign up for classes and the flake/no-show fee actually really help. My (now old) gym had no registration option for classes, so it was much easier for me to talk myself out of waking up early or showing up even if I got home in time to make it to a class.
– I lost 5-10 pounds in my first 1-2 months! This was SUPER exciting because while I’m not close to my goal yet, those were pounds that I had re-gained when I tried the “full-time yoga studio membership” experiment. Pilates 3x a week was so much better for me than yoga 3-5x a week. I haven’t lost much since then, but I haven’t yet done a great job adjusting what and how much I eat/drink. Also, I just recently introduced HIIT and “boot camp” classes.

ANYWAY… the subject mentions Classpass but I said I picked fitmob. What happened? Classpass acquired fitmob a couple months ago and I switched platforms on June 2nd.

How was my first month as a Classpass member? I miss one thing about the fitmob app’s map view, the local Instagram account, and visiting Pure Barre Bellevue ~4 times a week (in part because they were the first to learn my name… feeling of community)… but it was fantastic!! My favorite things: Having access to even more great studios and stalking #classpass on Instagram and Twitter. The “3x a month” studio limit hasn’t been a problem so far because there are so many studio options and I only have so much time to dedicate to classes.

Next post will be about which studios I’ve visited so far. I don’t want to do one post per studio so I’ll probably split them up a bit by location.

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First class – Bala Yoga in Kirkland, WA

February 2015 Popsugar Must Have Box

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Tarte Cosmetics Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush (True Love) – This looks like a great blush… but I don’t use blush, so it’s going to one of my friends. Hope whoever gets it loves it.

U.S. Apothecary Rose Water Bubble Bath – This is the kind of item I expect from Popsugar!! I usually just take showers, but I will try to take a bath soon so I can use this item!!

Figs & Rouge 100% Natural Balm – I don’t love having to use hands/fingers to apply lip balm, but this balm looks nice. I’m sure it’ll be enjoyed… someday… whenever I’m ready to start using a new balm. I have so many lip products right now…

Extra: Sally Beauty FingerPaints Nail Color in Expressionist Red – I love having red nails, but I can’t really paint my own nails red because they end up a mess. I’m planning to give this one away.

Must Have Home

ACME Party Box Company Bamboo Heart Cutting Board & Cheese Knife – I haven’t gotten a chance to use the cheese knife yet, but I’m happy to have one and loooooove the heart cutting board!! Super cute and useful.

Must Have Food

Chuao Chocolatier Ravishing Rocky Road Bar – This was a bit odd but delicious. I love chocolate!

Must Have Fashion

BaubleBar Mini Arrow Pendant Necklace – I like that it’s a delicate necklace and that the pendant is an arrow! I’m not a huge fan of BaubleBar because for some reason their items feel cheap(ish) and mass-produced, but I still like this piece… especially while my other small and delicate necklace is broken… need to get that one fixed…

Popsugar + Target Special Edition Box

I got one Popsugar Special Edition box last year and decided that would probably be the last one, but then they announced this fitness-themed box that fit in so well with my current focus/goals, so I purchased… and am so glad I did!!

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Must Have Fitness

Fitbit Flex Wireless Activity & Sleep Tracker – I had been using my iPhone 5S as my Fitbit tracker and had actually “purchased” a (different) tracker through an Indiegogo campaign (it’s scheduled to arrive in April), but I was still pretty excited to see the Flex in this box. One of my favorite things is the battery life. I frequently drain my phone battery 2-3 times a day, but it takes quite a few days to drain my Flex. I’ve actually never done it because I end up charging it a couple times a week. I love that I now feel better about leaving my phone on the table when walking around a building (because now my steps are being counted by my “bracelet”). Another thing I love about Fitbit is the social competition aspect… when I’m super busy or not feeling well I don’t really look at the friends tab, but most days I feel inspired to walk several hundred or thousand extra steps to catch up with a friend. The one thing I don’t love is the pink band… so I ordered a black one. Hope it arrives soon!

Gaiam Icy Marrakesh Yoga Mat 3MM – I like the design and am happy to have a second yoga mat! The one bummer is that it’s the same brand and color as my first yoga mat, so it won’t stop me from buying another mat in the near future. I’m thinking I’ll probably get a way thicker mat or a way more portable mat (so I can check out more yoga studios through Fitmob).

Brita Blue Sport Bottle – I love water bottles and LOVE that this one has a filter! I’ll be sad when it stops working in the near future because it’s been quite useful in recent months. The only downside is that I don’t get to use it frequently because I usually drink well water at home (boyfriend’s a fan of visiting an artesian well) and also frequently buy bottled water at Starbucks because I don’t want to use their wifi without buying something.

Must Have Beauty

Laneige Advanced Hydration Trial Kit – I like the hydration idea! I haven’t gotten around to trying this yet, but I’ll try to get around to it in the near future. My skin probably needs something like this…

Burt’s Bees White Tea 10ct wipes – I love wipes!! About a month ago I got a Fitmob class “passport” and added some mid-day Pilates classes and right-after-work Pure Barre classes to my life, so I’ve been going through my collection (thanks, subscription boxes!) of wipes quickly. I didn’t use as many when I was just going to my gym (they have showers), but I still kept a pack in my purse so I could freshen up a bit before evening events. I kind-of wish they would have sent a bigger pack, but I think 10 will be enough for me to figure out if I like these or not. If I like them, I will probably buy more!

Must Have Fashion

C9 by Champion Headband – I like the idea of using a headband to keep some of my hair back during a workout/class, but I wore it to a couple of yoga classes and felt more frustrated than helped by it. I’ll try again, but so far I’m not a fan.

Must Have Food

Simply Balanced Organic Dark Chocolate Trail Mix – I was excited to see this snack in the box because it contained chocolate and nuts, but I didn’t like something about the taste or texture. I don’t know what it was exactly, but I’m not likely to pick up more.

Extra

Target C9 Champion Gift Card ($20) – A Target gift card!! YAY!!! WIN! I ended up buying a few random items and a pair of Champion capri leggings that I now love. I’m tempted to buy more but am going to try to wait a few months because I just changed up my fitness routine and want to see how my body responds.