A month or so ago I got an invite in my inbox from Sport Chek to come take a tour of their newly renovated store at Halifax Shopping Centre and a “Sweat Sesh”. It sounded fun and we don’t get too many fitness blogger events around here so I was eager to go and have some fun. I figured there would be a bunch of us bloggers there and when I found out Zoe also was invited all the better as she is my go-to travel buddy for blogger “things” and it’s always a plus when you can bring someone with you so you don’t feel lost and alone. That was you can just feel lost, haha.
The day before, we found out our friend Kayla was going to make it even better! Zoe and I headed to the city, picked up Kayla (after some issues which included my signal lights deciding to stop working while we were in a round about) and made it to the store just in time.
To our surprise, there were only three other influencers there, so right off the bat we felt pretty special! We had a tour of the awesome new store which has so much technology running through it there is something like 35km of digital cables running in the floors! They have all these new built-in touch screens where you can look up sizes online (if your size is sold out in store), and they can even email you the link to your smart phone so you can place an order for the item that was sold out while standing there. It’s clear the customer experience is important to them, and the store itself is an experience of its own.
With a Boston Marathon Treadmill they can use to analyze your running gait to find the right shoes for your foot, to interactive technology in the floors to amuse kids, to an indoor driving range to help determine what type of golf clubs you need – they’ve got it.
I had never been in a limo before. It was pretty darn cool.
We headed down to Cyclone Group Fitness for a private spin + yin yoga class.
When we walked in they had decorated the studio with balloons that said #GOALS and had set up a little cubby filled with goodies for each of us – so sweet!
I might be the fitness instructor, but I don’t do spin. My first (and only) spin experience was at my first CanFitPro conference in 2008, where Geoff Bagshaw legit tried to kill me.
So I was a bit nervous, but this was a much more pleasant experience. First of all it was like 25 minutes (not 90!) and a much less hardcore class. And yet my but still hurt from that seat for two days afterwards, haha.
The yoga portion was of course well appreciated. After driving over an hour into the city, then spinning, a nice stretch was much appreciated.
Then the hooked us up with more juice, and we hopped back in the limo and back to Halifax Shopping Centre.
We had planned to go to the food court for supper (hello Poutine!) but it was 8:55 when we got back and we didn’t know if they would feed us. Luckily we had Kayla with us who is so adorable she can get anyone to do anything, and the NY Fries man did make us poutine but you could tell he wasn’t happy about it, haha.
After stuffing our faces and talking we took Kayla back home and headed back to the valley ourselves. It was a long but amazing night, and one I won’t soon forget. Because how often do you get to take a limo to spin class?
I documented the night in my Instagram Stories but since only a few people would have seen those I downloaded my whole story for that day and uploaded it here so you can come along with me on my adventure from that night!
Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post for Sport Chek. They invited me to this event but I was not asked or required to write about it, I chose to do so because it was super cool and acts as a diary for me in years to come when I forget all the cool things this job has allowed me to do!