Fit for Her Minneapolis Event Recap + 30-Minute Barre Strong HIIT Workout

Together we raised $7,000 for The Her Initiative to bring clean water and hygiene education to women in developing countries while empowering women here to feel strong and confident! I’m sharing all the details, photos, and video highlights of Fit for Her MPLS, including the barre strong hiit workout we did at the event.

Fit For Her Event Recap Feature

I’m still in awe of everyone who showed up, supported and contributed to the Fit For Her Minneapolis Event I hosted earlier this month with Fit Foodie Finds and The Real Food Dietitians!

We set out to raise $5,000 for The Her Initiative and we absolutely crushed our goal; raising over $7,000 to benefit The Her Initiative {in partnership with Healing Waters International} and bring clean water and hygiene education to women in developing countries. 

Not to mention the energy that filled 514 Studios on Saturday, February 18th was absolutely infectious. I hope every woman who came left knowing that made an impact that will continue making waves in the lives of women for years to come. To say this has been the highlight of 2017 for me personally and nourish move love as a business is an understatement.

This event truly is an initiative to get women here supporting women around the world, and I firmly believe amazing things can happen when women support and empower other women. So thank you to every single person who showed up and contributed to Fit For Her Minneapolis {see below for our full list of vendors and sponsors}.

Now let’s dive into the event highlight reel!

A huge thank you goes out to Meghan Bakken of Story Bloom who created this beautiful video reel and Brooke Aho of Brooke Alexandra Photography who captured all these amazing images. 

Also, this event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of mine and Lee’s partners in crime, Heidi and Linley. Thank you for all the time you put in behind the scenes to make this event run seamlessly.

Heidi and Linley

fit for her minneapolis small, women-owned business vendors

There are so many amazing minneapolis-makers and female entreprenuers; thank you to all the small, women-owned businesses below who had a table at our event. Please show them some love and check out their online shops!

Fit For Her MPLS Vendors

wholeme
Six notes clothing
Paisley + Sparrow
Haute Barre Studios
Minny & Paul
Willow Tree Jewelry
Isadore Nut Company
I AM Initiative
Projects in Person – PIP
Snail Mail Designs
Spoonful of Faith
Cedar and Cypress Designs

fit for her minneapolis sponsors 

And since no fitness event is complete without coffee, kombucha, healthy snacks and amazing raffle giveaways we are so grateful for all our sponsors, listed below, who contributed to keep us well fueled and hydrated!

Fit For Her MPLS Sponsors

Peace Coffee
Whole Foods
wholeme
Lake State Kombucha
Primal Kitchen
GoMacro
LARABAR and the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition General Mills
Surrender Salmon
Spoon Optional
Athleta
Ova Woman
Get Healthy U & Get Healthy U TV
Switch Minneapolis
Tarana Yoga Studio
Shop Frilloon
Branded By J.Otto
Spoils of Wear
Baubles & Bobbies of North Mankato
NuttySnacks
Shasta Bell Calligraphy
Cherry On Top Confections
TOM & Orrow
Cocoa & Fig
HeadFlyer Brewing
Alter Eco Foods
mai-i am enough
Nuttzo
The Cookie Creative
YogaFit Northeast Minneapolis

trip for her to Dominican republic november 6-10th, 2017

Trip For Her to Dominician

That’s right, we are taking the momentum we’ve gained here in Minneapolis to Dominican Republic November 6-10th. If you’ve always wanted to partake in a service trip I encourage you to consider joining Kayla Founder of The Her InitiativeLee from Fit Foodie Finds, myself and several other awesome ladies as we hit the ground for a 5 day service trip.

We will be staying in Santo Domingo and traveling to different project sites. There are only 6 spots left so if you’re interested in joining us please email [email protected] and [email protected]

If you want a preview of what you can expect to experience on this trip you can watch the video below.

If you’d like to support this trip by contributing financially, you can make a donation here.

fit for her minneapolis 30 minute barre strong hiit workout 

If you’re looking for a challenging bodyweight circuit workout try this 30 minute barre strong HIIT workout we did at the event. It’s a combination of Barre-inspired strength exercises paired with 30 second HIIT cardio intervals.

Complete each exercises for 30 seconds as outlined below and take rests as outlined or needed.

Fit for Her MPLS Workout

Circuit One

Strength

  • 30 second strength move one: walk out to plank
  • 30 second strength move two:  push ups

X 2 Sets

Cardio

  • 30 second cardio move one: 10 mountain climbers + 10 high knees
  • 10 second recovery: rest or plank
  • 30 second cardio move two: 10 plank jacks + 10 jumping jacks
  • 10 second recovery: rest or plank

X 2 Sets

30-60 second recovery

Circuit Two

Strength

  • 30 second strength move three: pliè squat + side leg lift + punch
  • 30 second strength move four: alternating front lunge + punch

X 2 Sets

Cardio 

  • 30 second cardio move three:  squat jacks
  • 10 second recovery: rest or pliè squat pulses
  • 30 second cardio move four: jack + punch
  • 10 second recovery: rest or pliè squat pulses

X 2 Sets

30-60 second recovery

Circuit Three 

Strength

  • 30 second strength move five: warrior 2 lunge + lift {right side first set / left side second set} 
  • 30 second strength move six:  lateral lunge + knee to elbow crunch {right side first set / left side second set}

X 2 Sets

Cardio 

  • 30 second cardio move five: heisman runners
  • 10 second recovery: rest or pliè squat pulse
  • 30 second cardio move six: squat jacks + chest fly
  • 10 second recovery: rest or pliè squat pulse

X 2 Sets 

30-60 second recovery

Circuit Four

Strength

  • 30 second strength move seven: pliè squat + overhead shoulder press
  • 30 second strength move eight: pliè pulses + chest squeeze

X 2 Sets

Cardio

  • 30 second cardio move seven: squat + hop, hop
  • 10 second recovery: rest or pliè squat pulse
  • 30 second cardio move two: runner squats
  • 10 second recovery: rest or pliè squat pulse

X 2 Sets

30-60 second recovery

Bonus Circuit Five

  • 25 Burpees
  • 25 Push Ups
  • 25 Press Jacks
  • 25 Mountain Climbers
  • 25 Second Plank

Because when you give $25 a month for a year to The Her Initiative, you will provide 25 women and children with access to safe, clean water and vital health & hygiene education. That means over the course of a year, you can transform the lives of 25 women!

Fit for Her MPLS Workout Plank

I cannot say thank you enough to everyone who showed up, supported and contributed to Fit For Her MPLS; I’m already looking forward to planning next year’s event! You can learn more about The Her Initiative and how you can contribute here. Thank you! xo-Lindsey

Fit For Her Event Recap Feature

6 comments
  1. So wonderful to be a part this amazing event. Enjoyed learning about the HER Initiative and plan on attending with my daughter next year. Thanks to all who made this event possible. It’s been the highlight of my month! And Lindsey, you’re amazing!

    • Hi Sue! Thank you so much for being part of this event and so glad you enjoyed it! I hope you feel as awesome as I do about the funds we raised for The Her Initiative! And yes, we plan to do this event annually so I look forward to seeing you there next year with your daughter! Thanks again for coming out to support! xo-Lindsey

    • Jessica! Thank you so much for being part of this amazing event! I hope you feel as awesome as I do about the funds we raised for The Her Initiative! And yes, we plan to do this event annually so more to come! Thanks again for coming out to support! xo-Lindsey

  2. This is so awesome and exciting Lindsey! It looks like you had an amazing turnout, and I really love how you had local women businesses + local businesses sponsor the event.

    I can’t wait for you to be able to go to the DR. I’ve heard it’s beautiful there.

    • Emily! Thank you it was absolutely amazing to see all these women gather in one room for such a great cause! And yes I’m so excited about our DR trip; a service trip has been on my heart for some time now! Thanks for checking out the blog! xo-Lindsey