Be a Cupcake

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After the weirdest mini-medical emergency over the weekend (don’t google blocked salivary gland, I’m serious), self-care is the name of the game this week. Boatloads of water, leafy greens galore and this evening, yoga followed by a massage.

When I don’t feel well physically, it nails me emotionally. After a weekend with a massive lump in my neck causing more anxiety than usual through the roof anxiety, I am so happy to be feeling more like myself today and I am back on the wellness train with gusto!

Walking out of Exhale, I spotted this bag and instead of it pissing me off, I thought “Yes! Be a cupcake! I’m a cupcake!”.

Happy Tuesday, friends.

Love, self-care and cupcakes,

ClassPass Chicago + a Giveaway!

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Hi, my name is Nina and I am a workout jumper arounder.

Let me elaborate: being active and working out is a huge part of what keeps me feeling healthy and balanced. A good sweat is my favorite way to start a day, end a day, work through ideas/troubles/stress and…I am about as loyal to specific workouts as Tiger Woods was to his wife. I love Flywheel, Pure Barre was my¬†jam before the wedding (lift/tone/burn, baby!), there are so many great yoga studios in town, and don’t get me started on my love for Exhale Spa.

And, spoiler alert, belonging to every single one of those studios would cost approximately a million dollars.

Enter ClassPass, a monthly membership that gets you into the best boutique fitness facilities in Chicago for $99. All of the studios I mentioned are fair game plus Moksha, PilatesProWorks, Sweat on State and more. You get unlimited classes, can go to each studio up to 3 times and it costs less than a gym membership. AND you won’t get stuck in a workout rut because you’ll be mixing it up so often.

I went to a Core Fusion class at Exhale last night for the Chicago launch of ClassPass and it reminded me why I love working out- packed class, killer instructor, good energy. I am stoked about ClassPass because I think you should have access to sweat where you want to, when you want to. It’s what I want and it’s awesome that ClassPass is making it happen.

In celebration of sweating all over town, I want to gift one of you a month ClassPass so you can try it for yourself! Leave a comment below and tell me your favorite way to sweat. I will choose a winner at random by 5pm on Friday.

Happy sweating, all!