IDEA 2013 World Fitness Convention

IDEA 2013 World Fitness Convention

 

Another great year at the IDEA World Health & Fitness Convention in Los Angeles.

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It is the best feeling walking into an EXPO to be with all your peers, friends, brands & companies you love, and to also meet and make even more friends. This was my 4th IDEA Weekend and while I did not take part in as many classes as usual, I sure worked the room saying “hello” to all my friends and fitness family. I think I made about a dozen new friends walking around the EXPO as well because I was sporting one of  my fun Lorna Jane shirts that people just loved, (you will see what I mean!).

Let's DO this!

Let’s DO this!

Here is a lil’ recap.

No Way! It is not every day you get to meet the WORLD'S BEST & GNARLIEST Big Wave Rider - Laird Hamilton!

No Way! It is not everyday you get to meet the WORLD’S BEST & GNARLIEST Big Wave Rider – Laird Hamilton!

Aloha! See you out in the water. (Yeah Right!)

Aloha! See you out in the water. (Yeah Right!)

Not only did I get to meet Laird...Right by his side was his beautiful & very inspiring wife - Gabby Reece.  Pro Volley Ball Player, Model, Mom of 3. Wow!  Is it me or do I look short & I am 5' 9'! One of my favorite athletes. (Both of them!)

Not only did I get to meet Laird…Right by his side was his beautiful & very inspiring wife – Gabby Reece.
Pro Volley Ball Player, Model, Mom of 3. Wow!
Is it me or do I look short & I am nearly 5′ 9″! One of my favorite athletes. (Both of them!)

The other fun part about being in a room with other fitness fanatics... is that you run into your online friends too!  I was so happy to meet Kristin from "Stuft Mama!". We have so much in common. :)

The other fun part about being in a room with other fitness fanatics… is that you run into your online friends too!
I was so happy to meet Kristin from “Stuft Mama!”. We have so much in common. 🙂

NOW YOU KNOW I SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST!!

I got to finally meet LORNA JANE CLARKSON!!

As you know I am so excited and thrilled everyday to be apart of the brand Lorna Jane and to be a Lorna Jane Sporty Sister . I am passionate, supportive, and inspired by the brand but also the movement behind LJ. Visit www.movenourishbelieve.com to see what  I mean. It was such a treat for us to finally meet as Australia is her main headquarters.  She is spectacular on so many levels. Lorna Jane Clarkson is real, passionate, lives it, is innovative, and is so refreshing and present. It cracks me up at how excited I was to meet her. For example over the years, I have meet huge A lister Hollywood Movie Stars – (I even train a few big celebs),  but leave it to LJ to get me giddy like a school girl. I was just so thrilled to have the moment! She even gave me a signed copy of her new book  “MOVE” which I have not been able to put down since. A wonferful moment indeed.

Moni and Lorna Jane

Finally we get to meet! We could of talked forever.

RUN OUT AND GET HER NEW BOOK! If you WANT "MORE" from your life!

RUN OUT AND GET HER NEW BOOK! If you WANT “MORE” out of life!

Thanks for the copy and signing your super inspring book Lorna. xx

Thanks for the copy and signing your super inspring book for me LJ! xx

I spy "Moni Treats!" Do you?  You know I love you when you get my baked goddies. And you know this!  Was so happy to give the LJ team some Moni Cookie Balls.

I spy “Moni Treats!” Do you?
You know I love you when you get my baked goodies. This is SO true.
I was so happy to give the LJ team some Moni Cookie Balls. My treats always give you energy!

So excited, grateful, & honored to be apart of such a wonderful BRAND. MNB. xx

THANKS again IDEA and to Lorna Jane Clarkson. <—- (Follow on Twitter!)

Looking forward to next year!

Have you been to IDEA? What is your favorite part?

Moni xx

See you on your your next workout!

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EAT WELL. STAY FIT. FEEL GREAT.

 

Love Monica Nelson

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Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that I am not a Registered Dietitian. While my advice relies on my own personal experience and research, what has been successful for myself and others may be not best for you. You should always consult your doctor when making changes to your diet. If you have any questions or comments please feel free to email me at monica@monicanelsonfitness.com.

6 Comment to “IDEA 2013 World Fitness Convention”

  1. I’m so sorry I missed you! I love your pictures…how fun to meet Lorna Jane! I get much more excited about meeting real life success stories like that than some ol’ Hollywood superstar :-).

    I got a chance to pose with Laird at the last IHRSA Convention (though Gabby wasn’t there, darn it). It was fun because my husband used to surf with Laird’s dad (yes, I just totally dated both of us)!

  2. I went, I went, I went on Saturday! It was a BLAST! I fell on the floor when I walked in because, I was “floored” but all of the fitness and nutrition that was in front of me, MY HEAVEN!!! 😀 I am bummed I didn’t get to see/meet you or any other FitFluential PEEPS, but maybe next year… Or at a later convention this year 😀

  3. Dang, I missed seeing you there!!!!

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