My #BlogFest Buddies!

I’m very excited to be a part of #BlogFest this year as a Lightning Round speaker, and I’m even more excited now that I’ve been “buddied” up with two AMAZING ladies.

The BlogFest organizers have put together a program that pairs up a returning BlogFest attendee with two new attendees. I just wanted to have the opportunity to show off my awesome new buddies – I can’t wait to spend BlogFest hanging out with them!

Jennifer Hellickson,; Fit Approach; SweatGuru

1. Who are you? Tell us in a brief paragraph who you are / what city you live in / what you blog about?

Hey, guys! Jennifer Hellickson here – PR person by day and blogger over at I’m the marketing director for Fit Approach and SweatGuru, working alongside founders Jamie and Alyse to build the Sweat Pink and SweatGuru communities online. I’m a runner, (wannabe) triathlete and workout junkie  who lives in Portland and loves geeking out over fitness trends, bodyhacks and healthy food, along with the latest and greatest gear.

2. What was your favorite part about BlogFest last year?

Hands down, the people! From the informative panel discussions, incredible guest speakers (Jillian Michaels = #girlcrush), high-energy workout leaders and time spent sweating, chatting, eating and laughing with new fit friends…I walked away from the weekend feeling so thankful to have been a part of such a positive, uplifting event.

3. What’s your ultimate workout must-have?

I have a lot of ‘em! I tend to be a gear junkie (likely the result of my early-adopter father), so I’m usually testing out some gadget, piece of clothing or new accessory. Other than that? Comfortable clothing, quality footwear and good music. 

4. If money was no object, where would you travel for vacation and what would you do there?

I’d go straight back to Italy. Travel all around the country, then set up shop in Tuscany in a villa for a month straight and spend my time cooking, walking, eating, shopping and hiking. Not that I’ve put much thought into this or anything 🙂 

5.  What is your spirit animal?

Definitely a meerkat. That was my nickname at my last job because I’d pop my head up over the cubicle walls and crack jokes with my office-mates. I’m a firm believer that you’re a thousand times more productive – and creative – when you’re having fun!

6.  And what makes you blog? And why fitness?

I believe that being active is the key to health and happiness, challenging yourself can take you to places you never dreamed possible, and exercise should be anything but boring! My mission, which I hope I’m accomplishing through my blog, is to inspire, be inspired and ignite a passion for health & fitness in others.

Carleeh, @mamarazza on Instagram;  MamaRazzaOnAMission

1. Who are you? Tell us in a brief paragraph who you are / what city you live in / what you blog about?

My name is Carlia, though I have gone by Carleeh since I was about 10 yrs old. I am the mother of 3, one 14 yr old boy, and two girls; a 12 yr old, and a 5 yrs old redhead!I am 34 and have been married for 15 yrs in June. My husband is a combat wounded veteran with PTSD from multiple deployments to Iraq. Currently,  I am his VA caregiver. I am 30 miles North of Seattle, in a small community called Smokey Point. When my blog is up and running it will be focused on my fitness journey while juggling VA paperwork, kids, and staying centered in Faith and yoga. I am currently studying to be a CPT with NASM and a pound fitness instructor. 

2.  What are you hoping to get out of BlogFest 2015? 

I hope to make friendships and meet with girls I have known on IG for years. I am going to absorb all the bloggy goodness I can to make a legit blog and sweat buckets with the industry’s best.

3. Anything you’re really excited / nervous / anxious about the conference?

I have been dying to get to take a piloxing class especially with my friend Tasha! Nervous about being a newbie in a field and lifestyle that everyone there is accustomed to. I just got into fitness as a passion almost 2 yrs ago to lose weight and just decided to look into it as a lifestyle about 6 months ago. I am so social I am anxious that I will be overly excited and embarrass myself. Lol  

4. What are your favorite healthy snacks?

I am addicted to beverages. I love love love Kevita and I also love infused waters. I typically have a water bottle with fruit or herbs at all times. I do really love to eat chocolate covered strawberries,  fresh mango, and watermelon. I love trail mixes and chia pudding.

5. What type of workout could you not live without? 

Deadlifting and Agility/bootcamp . I love ladders, muscle ropes, lifting weights, and flipping tires. But I adore yoga too. I need them all or I would freak out, I like to mix up my workouts (ClassPass is my dream ticket)

6. If you could close one fast food chain, due to disgusting food, what would you pick?

 I would love to close burger king, just the thought of their food grosses me out. 


I registered for the 2015 IDEA World Fitness BlogFest with Sweat Pink and received a $40 discount to share with my friends!

You have to join me for 4 career-changing days of advanced blogging sessions, celebrity workouts, and exclusive access to the largest fitness event in the world! Register using my personalized link and save!

Plus… I’ll be speaking during this years Lightning Round!

What are you waiting for? Register now!

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