our ACE symposium personal training event highlights

by purelytwins

Hello friends!

How is everyone? How’s your weekend? Hopefully you are having a wonderful day so far. We are exhausted – mentally and physically. Here are at the ACE symposium we’ve been learning so many new things. New things to think about in terms of fitness and exercise. We’ve got a lot of new things to play around with and to incorporate in our workouts. And some new philosophies  to learn more about.

One great thing about fitness and health is that you can always learn and grow to be better!

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Here is some highlights of our time here.


thursday breakfast

spri event stuff

raw threads booth

be strong tank

Be strong. Every day. We will 🙂

workout shirts

Seriously in LOVE with all these fitness tanks.

more ab class

lori bar abs

spri stuff

lori high plank

michelle abs

Learned some fun ab exercises and how to really engage the whole core while doing them from Phil Ross.

meeting kirsten

Meeting a few blog readers, here we are with Kirsten! Thanks for chatting and it was fun working out with you sweetie. Keep in touch.

thursday lunch

trx equipment

trx exercises

LOVED TRX!!! Definitely thinking of getting one for our home!

chest press trx

Enjoyed two sessions of TRX one TRX training for youth (as we would love to do more with kids one day) and TRX HIIT training with Dan McDonogh. Our favorite sessions of the event.

Seriously loved it!! We can see why TRX is such an amazing piece of equipment. We hope to maybe one day have a set of our own….future goal.

trx towel

Love our TRX towel that they gave us after our sweaty HIIT workout.

thursday party

ACE hosted a welcome reception on Thursday day with delicious food and drinks. YUM – sushi!

dessert thursday brownies

Made some flourless brownies before leaving the house to be enjoyed while we were here. Perfect sweet treat to end our nights.

friday eats

lori eating bread

plantain bread for lunch

Lots of plantain bread.

Friday classes

Friday classes: Using strategic SMR to improve function with Justin Price –> amazing class. We learned so much! Attended Chris Freytag’s class about building your brand. Chris was so sweet and gave such valuable brand building tips! Next was another class with Phil Ross all about push-ups. Loved his technique for doing push-ups; purely fitters we will teach you what we learned! Then it was plyometrics for everyone with Jonathan Ross —> again loved this definition of plyometrics and learned some new moves.

trx speech

Enjoyed a special guest speaker from Chris Frankel the mind behind the TRX movement. Both really enjoyed learning more about how TRX was born and their training techniques!!

breakfast in room

Last day here at the ACE event we enjoyed a lovely breakfast in the room. Little business meeting over lots of coffee.  Today is the last day where we plan to attend a few more classes.

We have so many ideas going through our heads from all the information we learned these past few days. Little overwhelmed as we have so much still to learn. But  we are so honored that we were able to come to this event to be able to learn from some of the best fitness individuals in the field to keep up with current fitness trends and how to better coach our clients.  Stay tuned for more fun fitness related posts and more workouts to come 🙂

Twins question: What fitness trend are you hearing a lot about or liking? Have you tried TRX? How do you stay up-to-date with trends in your field of business?

What are you doing this weekend?


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Sara Smith October 19, 2013 - 11:56 am

I’ve wanted to try trx for awhile now
…perhaps someday I will make the investment. Can’t wait for you to bring what you’ve learned back to us purelyfitters! 🙂

Meg @ A Dash of Meg October 19, 2013 - 5:45 pm

thanks for the update girls 😀 i loved hearing about your weekend! 😀 so action packed! can’t wait to hear more about it 😀 I can only imagine how motivated you’re feeling after attending! so much info to implement 😀

Corinne October 19, 2013 - 5:54 pm

What an awesome weekend! Never heard of TRX but am interested to learn more. It’s amazing how good a workout you can get with just pushups. I love them!!

Maureen October 20, 2013 - 12:21 pm

I do TRX about 3-4 times a week & LOVE it! The trainers at the studio I go to mix it up all the time, so no workout is ever the same!

purelytwins October 20, 2013 - 12:43 pm

love that Maureen 🙂

Kat October 21, 2013 - 11:47 am

Hey girls! TRX seems like alot of expensive equipment that is unattainable for the average person. Aerial yoga rigs are much more economical, I made my own with a single 5 yrd piece of fabric and rock climbing carabiners(must be rock climbing equip) attached to a tree or door frame. Under $50 but if you ordered one online they have some with straps that you could use like trx! Tons of info about aerial yoga out there, its my new obsession

Kirsten October 22, 2013 - 2:02 pm

It was great meeting you too!! Thank you for being so kind and welcoming, it was great to hang out with you.

It really was a fun event and there was so much to learn! I wish I had taken one of the TRX classes, they looked awesome. Hope to see you ladies again some time in the future!

Lori December 8, 2013 - 10:23 am

Fun times!

purelytwins December 8, 2013 - 10:24 am

yes it was!


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