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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

SELF Workout in the Park 2009

SELF magazine is hosting their annual Workout in the Park again in Chicago, New York and San Diego. If you're fortunate enough to live near one of these cities and are able to attend, then I would recommend going. I went to the one in NYC last year and it was a blast! There were tons of ladies and a few gentlemen there who were working out and doing yoga/pilates in the Quiet zone. No previous post available since I started my blog a month after I attended. :)

San Diego- April 25, 2009
New York City- May 9, 2000
Chicago- May, 16 2009

Special guest, Jillian Michaels from NBC's The Biggest Loser, was there (she will be in Chicago this time around) for a meet and greet. We stood in line for almost an hour but it was well worth it! We got to hear her fitness tips, get her autograph and take a picture with her.

The set-up in NYC was constructed to have the sponsor booths placed around the main workout floor/stage and the quiet area behind all the chaos. Since it had rained the day before and I didn't bring my mat so I didn't participate in the Quiet Zone.

Sponsors last year included Physicians Formula (with giveaways, read here) and Asics (giving away workout towels). This year, among the sponsors, we have beauty giants such as Maybelline, Garnier, and Elizabeth Arden. The site doesn't say what goodies/freebies they will be offering, but last year the May issue of SELF magazine promoted them ahead of time by using the "Bring in this ad to the booth" methodology. I didn't see any of this in the current issue, except sponsoring ads encouraging us to check out their booths. I do remember Blue Diamond naturals saying that there will be free samples of almonds/nuts there.

To purchase your tickets for only $15 (recession-friendly pricing) which includes admission AND a one-year subscription to SELF magazine (already a $10 value),
go to: http://www.selfworkoutinthepark.com/tickets.asp
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