A few weeks ago I got an invite to the Technogym designer preview in SoHo, this looked like equipment I would love to have in my home so I invited my friend Crystal to come with me for the drive into Manhattan for this event. I am a born and raised Long Island girl but my trips into Manhattan have been few and far between until this past year where I think I have gone to the city more times than I have in my entire life!!! Soho is a pain to get to from Penn Station so the plan was for Crystal to drive into the city and for me to drive home which would by my first time driving in Manhattan.
Monday night after work we left Long Island at 4:30 and arrived in the city at exactly 6:00 p.m. thanks to the torrential rain and the GPS taking us through the streets of Brooklyn. We found a parking lot a few blocks away and thankfully the rain had subsided so we had a dry walk to the event.
We arrived around 6:15 p.m. pretty much right after the even started and it had yet to get too crowded. We walked around, had a drink (I had Perrier) and some delicious sushi appetizers. I met up with a few other bloggers: Ashley from Freckles and Spice, Jillian from Sprinkle Massacre and Katie from Healthy Diva Eats. We chatted, grabbed a few pics and got leather bracelets courtesy of A.B.K.
After the bracelets I headed over to meet Josh Holland (Madonna’s personal trainer) who showed us how the Kinesis personal gym worked:
I questioned Josh whether or not this could really give me a good workout and he proved to me it absolutely could, now I need to convince my husband to buy me one. You can read more about kinesis training here. The highlight of my night was when we were taking to Josh and my friend Crystal told him I was a nurse he said, “A hot nurse”. I immediately texted my husband and told him….he appreciates me everyday but it always nice to hear it from someone else, especially someone who trains Madonna!
Josh was awesome!! He was a genuinely nice guy, not that I expected anything else, and he gave us some awesome tips!!! Thanks so much Josh!!!! You can find Josh on his blog, Facebook and Twitter so be sure to check him out!!
I loved all the equipment they had displayed from the bikes to the elliptical trainers to the treadmills!!! They had monitors with internet capability, I mean I could blog and walk on the treadmill…….how much better can you get?!??! The cost of the items were a little out of my price range ranging anywhere from $6,000 and up but if I had the the extra cash I would definitely invest in this equipment.
Technogym has many pluses associated with their equipment:
- Use of renewable materials: Technogym is made of 95% of recyclable materials.
- Reduction/elimination of toxic substances: Technogym uses water based paints with no chromium-plating.
- Built to last: Technogym products have a very long average life.
- Energy efficient: Technogym products are designed to be energy efficient.
- Less and reusable packaging: Technogym delivers products in folding containers which can be reused which reduces the use of new packaging material.
I love that Technogym is an environmentally conscious company that makes quality products that I had the opportunity to see first hand. Here are some of their commercial products that you may see in gyms:
The equipment was awesome and so were the views! I personally have never been to an event in SoHo and am looking forward to going back! Before Crystal and I left to go get some dinner in Chinatown we met another awesome blogger Jocelyn from Peace Love Nutrition and she was awesome, I look forward to meeting up with her again!
After the even Crystal and I headed to Chinatown for an awesome dinner, you haven’t had chinese for until you have eaten in Chinatown!!!!
After we ate I drove home…….my first time driving in the city!!! Yes I know it was 9 p.m. and there was not traffic but it was still a big accomplishment for me, especially driving over the Williamsburg bridge where the lanes are super tiny. Crystal and I survived and were home safely in about an hour!!!
It was an awesome night out and an awesome event. Thanks Michelle for the invite!!!!
What is your favorite type of exercise equipment?