Fitcation ’13 Giveaway Winners

What an amazing weekend we saw last weekend! Both for those who were attending Fitcation ’13 in person and those who were watching along on social media, the beauty of Paso Robles and surrounding areas was quite evident. Sure, there were some minor bumps in the road like you’ll have with any big event, but as  moms we’re used to rolling with the punches and just keep going.

This year we had some fantastic sponsors and we also offered giveaways to people who were tweeting about them (open to both those attending Fitcation in person and those who were following along at home), and we had over 2230 entries to these giveaways! So now what you’ve been waiting for, and today we’re announcing the winners of the giveaways! If your name is on this list, please be on the lookout for an email from me (@way2gomom)!

Giveaway Winners

SIP The Good Life – 4 winners will receive a $50 payout via Paypal

1. @bodhi_bear

2. @greenbacksgal

3. @submommy

4. @somedayilllearn

 

Travel Paso – 2 winners will receive a $50 payout via Paypal

1. @AngMBishop

2. @doublechindiary

 

Earth Footwear – 1 winner will receive a pair of Earth Footwear shoes

1. @gamingangel

 

Swerve Sweetener – 2 winners will receive a $50 payout via Paypal

1. @themommyfiles

2. @lydsrich

 

Fitcation At Home – 2 winners will receive a Fitcation ’13 swag bag

1. @lumpytoleandee

2. @ruthemomof

 

Congratulations to each of the winners! You will be receiving an email from me shortly with information.

ShiftCon Announcement

During one of the dinners of Fitcation ’13, our attendees had the privilege of being the first hear the announcement about our newest big adventure for 2014 – ShiftCon.

ShiftCon Announcement

Presented by Bookieboo and Mamavation, ShiftCon is the first international social media conference to focus on wellness, health, and the environment. We are bringing together bloggers and social media professionals to inspire one another, network, and empower one another to create even more effective communications that will help to take their professions to the next level. Attendees will be able to participate in workshops, discuss their niche, learn from professionals, and create plans to collaborate for the following year. This powerful event will help to organize the eco-wellness niche as a powerful online community.

We will be bringing together speakers who will hold workshops and panels on topics such as:

  • Effectively using social media channels to amplify your voice and values
  • Better understanding social media channels, websites, legal issues with each, and developing improved communication tactics
  • Planning ways to collaborate with others in the eco/wellness niche
  • Networking with brands that value and support the health and environment of consumers
  • Learning best practices from industry professionals in the eco/wellness niche
  • Exposing more topics in the realm of wellness and the environment

We are very passionate about this conference and are working to make it one that you will both enjoy and that will be a great value for you to attend. Starting tomorrow, October 15th, we will be offering Early Bird tickets at a discounted rate ($297 for the full blogger pass, including all sessions, fitness activities, swag bag, receptions, breakfasts, and hospitality suite hops!), but we are only able to sell 40 of these tickets, so make sure you get it at this price before they’re gone! The regular price will be $347. Please note: these are subsidized prices for bloggers only, the unsubsidized ticket for representatives of businesses, agencies, corporations, and firms will be sold at $497.

We are also currently accepting applications for speakers – if you have an idea for a workshop or panel that you would like to suggest for the conference, please visit this link to submit your idea to the ShiftCon leadership team.

Picture Yourself at #FitcationAtHome

Fitcation at Home

Over the weekend submit your best photos either through twitpic or instagram (and share on twitter).  Make sure you use the Fitcation at home hashtag #fitcationathome and the hashtag and names listed to give props to our amazing sponsors.

  • Best Organic Wino –Your best selfie with a SIP Certified Vineyard wine.  Check them out at SIPCertified.org. Be sure to  include them in tweets and winstagram @SIPtheGoodLife
  • Most Improved Show Award-Take a picture of your busted up old shoes and then post a photo of the Earth footwear shoe you would most want to be wearing instead.  You can find their shoe selection online at Earthbrands.com.  Be sure to include them in tweets @earthfootwear
  • California Dreaming Photo-Take a selfie of you daydreaming and include in your tweet what would be your dream part of a Travel Paso Vacation.  Check out what they have to offer at TravelPaso.com.  Don’t forget to include @travelpaso and @VisitSLOC in your tweet
  • EVOO at Home-Take a picture of how you use Olive Oil at home.  The ladies are taking a tour of an amazing Olive Oil company.  Clearly describe how you would use their olive oil at home.  Please include @pasolivo in your pics
  • Sweat is Sexy Photo-Our ladies are going on a Hike on Friday.  Show us you know how to move it and look good too.  Send us your sweaty selfie in honor of the ladies trip @halterranch
  • Lovely and Local-On Friday night the group is attending a locally harvested dinner.  Show us what you are using that is local to your area.  Be sure to include what it is and where you found the item.
  • Detoxing Diva-Mamavation is all about detoxifying your life. Show us a selfie either using or displaying your favorite natural product.  It can be anything-food, cleaning product, personal care item.
  • Excuses-Excuses-There is obviously a reason we are home and not at the amazing event that is Fitcation.  Show us the reason you couldn’t attend (maybe its kids, work, or an empty wallet-we all have our reason why we couldn’t be there) .  Share with us w
    why you couldn’t make an in person début.
  • Fun at home photo-Show us a picture of you participating in one of the Fitcation events at home.
  • Just me and my Jammies-Although it is sad we all can’t be at the actual event there is something to say for hanging out in your jammies still having a good time with your Mamavation friends.  Show us a picture of you or your jammies (or even you in your jammies)

Join in the fun! Register for #FitcationAtHome, participate in the #FitcationAtHome #Mamavation5K, and don’t forget to get your entries in for the #Fitcation13 giveaways!

Fitcation at Home: Schedule of Events

Fitcation at Home

 

While our fabulous friends are off enjoying the Fitcation Girlfriend Getaway in Paso Robles & Surrounding areas (check out their schedule here!), those of us who are at home will be joining them in checking out the sponsors, learning about the destinations and travel plans, and even getting our sweat on through Fitcation at Home! And the best part is that YOU are invited to join us!

How to Register for Fitcation At Home

Register – sign up on this form, leave a comment here letting us know you’re attending, and then share your plans on social media! This can be done in the form of a tweet or Facebook update, like:

I’m attending #FitcationAtHome with #mamavation. You can too! http://bit.ly/FitcationAtHome

FYI – on the form, we ask for information like your various social networks and blog URL – you do NOT have to fill all of these out, but they will be used in some of our special plans for the event!

 

How to Participate in Fitcation At Home

  1. #FitcationAtHome #Mamavation5K is a great way to participate! You can complete the 5K any day during Fitcation (Thursday – Saturday, or even Sunday!). Check out our information post about the 5K for details.
  2. Fitcation Giveaways – these are open both to those attending Fitcation and to anyone who is not attending. You do not have to register for Fitcation at Home for these giveaways.
  3. Tweet, tweet, tweet! When you tweet using the #fitcationathome hastag, you’re automatically entered to win one of the swag bags from Fitcation!
  4. You can also participate in any or all of the events we have planned below. Some are only available on certain days, so check your schedule!

 

Fitcation at Home Schedule

ALL DAYS | Thursday October 10 – Saturday October 12

These events will be available for you to participate any and all days of Fitcation!

  • #Fitcation13 #Mamavation5K
  • Get to Know the #FitcationAtHome Attendees with a blog scavenger hunt! Once you RSVP, we’ll be picking something from your blog to use as a hint in a scavenger hunt so we can get to know one another – just like the girls at Fitcation will be. The scavenger hunt details will be posted soon, so make sure you register for #FitcationAtHome ASAP!
  • #FitcationAtHome Wine Country Tour – we want to share in the fun and neat experiences that the girls at Fitcation are having, so we’re preparing a scavenger hunt throughout the websites of the sponsors, destinations, and swag donors! Not only will we be able to check out wine country through their tweets and Instagram photos, we’ll get to check out the awesomeness for ourselves too! The scavenger hunt details will be posted soon.
  • Picture Yourself at #FitcationAtHome – we love to see the beautiful faces of the women in our community, and it’s a great way to get entries for the giveaways as well! We’ll be posting a list on Thursday of different pictures you can take – we can’t let the Fitcation attendees have all the fun, so we’ll be joining them with our own pics too! (Hint: I’ll be finding some SIP wine near me to take pictures with… and DRINK!)
  • Follow Fitcation Friends – once you register for Fitcation at Home, you’ll be added to our list of at home participants! We will be sharing follow lists of the social media links of our at home participants

 

DAY ONE | Thursday October 10

It’s the kick off of Fitcation! Since the girls are only doing afternoon activities on the Fitcation ’13 schedule, we will use this day to make sure everyone gets registered and has time to get started on the event-long fun above!

DAY TWO | Friday October 11

One of the best parts of a girlfriend getaway is the quality girl time! Even if you weren’t able to be an attendee at Fitcation, there’s no reason you can’t still enjoy the girl time! While the attendees are enjoying their complimentary reflexology massages during the Earth Footwear Presentation at Halter Ranch, Lydia will be hosting a Slumber Party Google+ Hangout for the #FitcationAtHome Attendees! She even has slumber party games planned, so grab a bottle of SIP wine and get ready to have a great girlfriend getaway from the comfort of your own computer!

Date: Friday October 11
Time: 9pm EST/6pm PST
Where: Google+ Hangout

We’ll have details on how to find the hangout ready for you on Friday!

 

DAY THREE | Saturday October 12

Part of the fun of attending events with other bloggers is getting to know other people in our niche better – and checking out their blogs to see what they’re doing and talking about! The Fitcation attendees will be having dinner at this super social media savvy restaurant called Eatz (they’ll be able to see a Twitter feed on a screen by the door, let’s make sure it has LOTS of #FitcationAtHome on it so they know we’re partying with them!), and we’ll be hanging out in a Google+ video chat and checking out each others blogs! From the list of people who RSVP’d for #FitcationAtHome, we’ll take turns visiting each person’s blog to leave some love, hosted by yours truly!

Date: Saturday October 12
Time: 9pm EST/6pm PST
Where: Google+ Hangout

We’ll have more details on how to find the hangout ready for you on Saturday! Make sure you RSVP at the top of this post to have your link shared in this chat!

So there you have it – our plan for #FitcationAtHome! Many people put thought and effort into this plan, including Lydia, Erica, Meagan, June, Sarah, and everyone else we bugged about it! It may not be as fun as visiting Paso Robles or San Luis Obispo County, but we’ll have plenty of reasons why we NEED to visit them soon!

So what do you think? Will you join us for #FitcationAtHome? Register and leave a comment here so we know you’re attending!

Fitcation at Home: Giveaways

Fitcation at Home

What’s a party without giveaways, right? This week during Fitcation at Home, we are super excited to be able to offer giveaways! There are a few different ways to enter the giveaways, so pay attention…

#FitcationAtHome #Mamavation5K

Join us for 3.1 miles of healthy movement during Fitcation! Everyone who RSVPs for the 5K, completes the 5K and posts a pic of themselves after they’ve finished it will be entered to win one of our 3 giveaways from Boiron! Check out this post for more information on the 5K.

Special Promotions

These are available BOTH for the people who are attending Fitcation and for those at home:

  • SIP Certified Vineyards: Anyone who makes any reference to wine & fun, creates a picture, RTs a picture, or whatever… and uses the hashtags #SIPtheGoodLife and #Fitcation13 is automatically entered to win a $50 payout. 4 winners
  • Earth Footwear: For every tweet, RT, or picture entered with the hashtags #EarthFootwear and #Fitcation13, you will be entered to win one pair of shoes.
  • Swerve Sweetener: For every time you share about the affiliate opportunity with the hashtags #swervesweetie and #Fitcation13, you will be entered to win a $50 payout. 2 winners
  • Travel Paso: Anyone who tweets, RTs a tweet, RTs a picture, etc with the hashtags #TravelPaso and #Fitcation13, will be entered to win a $50 payout. 2 winners
  • Fitcation At Home Participation

    Have you seen the swag bags that the women who are attending Fitcation will be bringing home? They are VERY impressive! And as part of Fitcation at Home, we have 2 swag bags to give away to those who are participating with us! We have a schedule of events planned that will give you ample opportunity to enter to win the prizes, as well as enjoy the fun and excitement of the event! Check back soon for a detailed schedule on how you can participate with Fitcation at Home!

Fitcation at Home: Let’s Run (or Walk) a 5K!

Fitcation at Home

This week, 30 members of the Mamavation and Bookieboo communities will be gathering together in Paso Robles, California for an amazing girlfriend getaway (with workouts!) in San Luis Obispo County wine country. It will be an amazing time had by all, but because there were limited spots, it is far away from some of us, and we had other events scheduled, not everyone is able to attend. But that doesn’t mean that the rest of us are going to miss out on all the fun! In addition to watching the amazing time that the women are having in wine country on the #Fitcation13 hashtag, we are also going to have a lively and entertaining at home participation conference for those of us who were unable to attend this year! To follow along with our activities, just watch the #fitcationathome hashtag!

The first event that we are announcing for Fitcation at Home is really our favorite way to celebrate anything in Mamavation. We do it when we have a successful bootcamp completion, or an awesome sponsored campaign completion – heck, we even do it just for funsies! So Fitcation at Home must, Must, MUST receive the same treatment! We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting a Mamavation 5K for Fitcation at Home!

Fitcation at Home Mamavation 5K bib
Click here to download your #fitcationathome #mamavation5k race bib!

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join in?

It’s simple really. You don’t need to meet us anywhere. It’s virtual, so we will all be walking together in our own communities, but chatting about it online. All you have to do is go to MAP MY RUN and calculate a 5K in your own neighborhood and run/walk it between October 10th and October 12th with us.

When is it?

Thursday October 10th, Friday October 11th, or Saturday October 12th – pick your favorite!

What time should I start?

It doesn’t really matter, but most of our girls do it in the morning and mid afternoon.

Who should I do it with?

You can do it by yourself, with your family, with some friends, etc. We just want YOU doing it.

What if I can’t run?

No worries. We also are encouraging walkers. It’s really just an excuse for you to get moving.

Is there a special hashtag?

#FitcationAtHome #Mamavation5k

When: Thursday October 10 – Saturday October 12
What: Run/walk/skip/hop/Prancersize for 5K (otherwise known as 3.1 miles)
Where: In your own community – wherever you have room/time/space to do the miles, do it! Some of our ladies run on a treadmill, some walk through the park, some even participate in a race or event in their hometown – those count too! Just get moving and make sure you take a pic of yourself after you complete your miles so you can be entered to win the giveaway!

Giveaway:

That’s right, we said giveaway! For the #FitcationAtHome #Mamavation5K, we will be randomly selecting 3 winners who will each receive a special prize from Boiron.

In order to win, you MUST:

  • RSVP by signing up on the linky below (leave a comment when you do so we can make sure that your signup worked!)
  • Tweet out that you are participating in the race using the #fitcationathome #mamavation5K hashtags
  • AND tweet a picture of yourself after you’ve finished the 5K using the #fitcationathome #mamavation5K hashtags.
  • Sample Tweet

    For your registration tweet, try one like this:

    I’m participating in the #FitcationAtHome #Mamavation5K, wanna join me? http://bit.ly/Fitcation5K

    For your tweet with your picture after your 5K, just let us know that you finished it and make sure you use the hashtags! You don’t have to share your time, but you can if you want!

    Don’t have Twitter? No problem!

    You can also participate using Facebook! You still have to RSVP by signing up on the linky below, but instead of tweeting about your participation and tweeting the post-5K pic, just add them as a status update on Facebook and make sure you tag #fitcationathome and #mamavation5k so that we can find your post!

    Sample Facebook Update

    For your registration Facebook update, try one like this:

    I’m participating in the #FitcationAtHome #Mamavation5K – I’ll be doing a 5K between Thursday and Saturday of this week. Want to join me? http://bit.ly/Fitcation5K

    For your Facebook update with your picture after your 5K, you can use any information you want to share, just make sure you have your picture and the #fitcationathome and #mamavation5k hashtags!

    Race Bib

    What’s a 5K without an official race bib? Download our #fitcationathome #mamavation5k race bib – you can wear it while you’re doing your 5K and add it to your race wall!

Fitcation is Taking Applications–Twitter Party July

Fitcation, a healthy blogger retreat organized by the Mamavation campaign, has just opened up applications. This year our excursion is to Paso Robles, California in October. It’s just in between Santa Barbara and San Francisco and is beautiful wine country. During this weekend bloggers will be doing several activities such as hiking, touring vineyards and farms, wine tasting, kayaking, shopping, doing Crosfit, yoga, and plenty of sight seeing at Hearst Castle and other places. And finally, some amazing swag bags are being assembled with natural food, fitness and parenting products. It’s going to be an amazing journey and only available to bloggers. Half the tickets have already gone to Mamavation members, but the other half will be open to applications. Tickets will be $200 and they include all activities and most meals. You will still need to get yourself to the location and get a hotel room. Each blogger participant is asked to sign a contract promising to post within two weeks and live tweet the event using specified hashtags. You don’t have to be a mom, but you do have to be female and an active blogger. Announcements of who will be cleared to purchase tickets will be after July 15th.

Here is a video from our sponsor with one destination we will be visiting. Halter Ranch is a sustainable vineyard that sources to over 100 different wineries.

And after seeing those sights, I’m sure you are interested in more details about the event:

Fitcation Details

Blogger Retreat Date: October 10-12th
Location: Paso Robles, CA. Beautiful wine country friendly to families.
Schedule: Check this out!
Main Sponsor: SIP Certified Sustainable Vineyards and Wines
Additional Sponsors: Paso Robles Travel Bureau, San Luis Obispo Travel Bureau
How to Apply: Please fill out this form

Help us celebrate with a Twitter Party!!! On Wednesday, June 19th from 7-8pm PST (10-11pm EST) join us on twitter with the #Fitcation13 hashtag and we can chat about healthy traveling, gourmet health food, wine, and wellness. And we will be doing some giveaways with some of our swag bag sponsors for the event.

Twitter Party Details:

Date: Wednesday, June 19th from 7-8pm PST (10-11pm EST)
Hashtag: #Fitcation13

Giveaways:

  1. Sante Makeup Gift Set (3 winners)
  2. New Balance tennis shoes (3 winners)
  3. Bobs Red Mill $50 Gift Certificate (1 winner)
  4. Rock My Run membership (3 winners)
  5. Body Physica Intense with Lisa Johnson HIIT Training DVD (3 winners)
  6. Earth Footwear (3 winners get first pick of fall line in August)

Panelists:

1. @Bookieboo–Hostess
2. @Momma_oz–Co-host in charge of Giveaways, Mamavation ticket holder
3. @SiptheGoodLife–Main Sponsor of event
4. @EarthFootwear–Swag Bag Sponsor
5. @Sante_USA–Swag Bag Sponsor
6. @NewBalance–Swag Bag Sponsor
7. @RockMyRun–Swag Bag Sponsor
8. @LisaJohnson–Swag Bag Sponsor
9. @bodhi_bear–Mamavation ticket holder
10. @monicazyoung–Mamavation ticket holder
11. @littlemamajama–Mamavation ticket holder
12. @ResaMichelle–Mamavation ticket holder
13. @simplyjunebug–Mamavation ticket holder
14. @gfunkified–Mamavation ticket holder
15. @way2gomom–Mamavation ticket holder
16. @insightsbyapril–Mamavation ticket holder
17. @jeanae–Mamavation ticket holder
18. @pamelamkramer–Mamavation ticket holder

To Enter we want some help promoting the party. Please make sure to share this post on two of your favorite platforms like Twitter and Facebook. Then during the party, we will be randomly selecting winners via live tweets. The more you tweet, the more you are entered to win. We are looking forward to a fun time!

Here is a sample tweet for you to use:

Sample tweets:

Join #Fitcation13 Application Party. Healthy blogger retreat in Paso Robles, CA! Celebrate 6/19 7pm PST, http://bit.ly/12ERkUm

OR

BLOGGER VACATION in Paso Robles, CA! Join us to celebrate application for #Fitcation13 6/19 7pm PST, http://bit.ly/12ERkUm

Please RSVP by hitting the Linky below and leaving your twitter name. Thank you!

FITCATION ’13 SPONSOR – HALTER RANCH

tasting_room_photoHalter Ranch is a 2000 acre winery & vineyard located in the heart of the Paso Robles’ Westside Adelaida District. When you enter the property you can enjoy the view of the historic buildings. Then you will see a covered bridge which crosses Las Tablas Creek that connects the the old with the new sections of the winery. After the bridge there is the new gravity flow winery and wine caves.

The winery utilizes gravity flow in all aspects of the winemaking process.  Gravity flow allows the winemaker to handle the fruit in the gentlest way possible, without pumping, creating a variety of very special wines.

The winery counts with green building environmentally friendly features and methods.  The winery has been named and certified as sustainable farming. Farming sustainably means relying whenever possible on organic methods of fertilization, weed removal, pest control and mildew protection. In 2008 Halter Ranch achieved the SIP Certification (Sustainability in Practice), a rigorous, third party review which certifies our commitment to sustainable practices.

The primary wines produced at Halter Ranch are Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Côtes de Paso and Côtes de Paso Blanc (red & white Rhône blends), a Grenache-based Rosé and our Estate Reserve, Ancestor.  They also make small quantities of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, and Grenache Blanc. You can enjoy all of the wines at the tasting room.

Fitcation participants will be able to discover the Halter Ranch and enjoy a tour of the facilities and wine tasting

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Learn more about  Halter Ranch | Twitter/HalterranchFacebook/Halterranch

FITCATION ’13 SPONSOR – PASOLIVO OLIVE OILS

New-Image-9Pasoolivo Olive Oils is located in the beautiful Paso Robles (California’s central Coast). With over 45 acres of trees that are farmed organically and sustainably on the farm, they have been named one of the Top Ten Oils in the World.

Pasolivo Olive Oils have been in business for over 10 years and they have their own on-site olive mill. The olives are hand-picked and pressed within hours which always guarantee freshness.

Pasoolivo Olive Oils is a proud member of the Paso Robles’ wine and food community. They are also proud of making handcrafted American olive oil. From the tree to the table everything is done at their farm.

Pasolivo olives are great for recipes such as vinaigrettes, pesto sauces, and salads and hummus.

Their products include not only olive oils but also a variety of products such as bath and body (soaps, lotions), salts and spices, olives, jams, and even candy almonds

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Thank you Pasolivo Olive Oils for hosting a tasting tour to the farm.

Pasolivo Olive Oil is open daily to visitors from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

Learn more about Pasolivo Olive Oils | Twitter/Pasolivo | Facebook/Pasolivo |Pinterest/Pasolivo

Fitcation ’12 – Sponsor – Leading Lady Bras

Leading Lady is a premiere intimate apparel company dedicated to creating comfortably functional, remarkably affordable, stylish and easy-to-wear bras, camis and sleepwear. A family owned and operated business, Leading Lady has been expertly tailoring nursing and full figure bras for top brands and retailers across North America for more than 70 years.

Leading Lady’s comprehensive line of nursing and full figure intimates – including sexy stretch lace wire-free and underwire bras, supportive and seamless sport and yoga bras, and cozy sleep and leisure bras – can be purchased directly on LeadingLady.com.

Leading Lady is proud to celebrate “Leading Ladies” everywhere through its products, programs and philanthropic activities. Leading Lady is dedicated to arming new moms with the support – physically, intellectually and emotionally – they need to nurture their babies through breastfeeding and committed to supporting a variety of organizations and issues relevant to women across the country.

We are proud to have Leading Lady as a Fitcation ’12 Sponsor.  Thank you for providing each of our attendees with Leading Lady Bras and Dinner Saturday Night!

Learn more about LeadingLady.com | Twitter/LeadingLadyBras | Facebook/LeadingLadyBras | Google+