Guys, I cannot tell you about the incredible week I’ve had. It involved flying to New York the day before this event, hanging out for less than 24 hours and then hopping right back on a plane to Dallas and straight to Bandier to host this amazing event. I thank the travel gods for a trouble free trip back. Not making it was not an option. More about that trip later.
I was first introduced to Bandier last year and fell in love with the uniqueness of the store. It intersects fashion, fitness, and music with edgy, athletic and fashion forward pieces. Their crew of girls live and breathe the brand. Originally from New York, they opened their first Dallas store in the Highland Park Village.
We finally connected to host the perfect event for Bandier. This would be a charity event featuring one of my newest favorite workout formats Pound, that I discovered at Jam Box Fitness Lounge in Addison. You can read my review here and I’ve been back plenty for that endorphin inducing workout.
Jam Box owner Dominique LaShae is also a fashion forward, dance queen. Her sneaker game is always on point and thought this would be the perfect event bringing together two very unique partners. We brought together Fashion, Fitness, and Music through a super fun, rhythmic Pound workout. I can’t stop gushing about how fun it was!
This was a ticketed event that benefitted the Movemeant Foundation and their mission to promote positive body image. One hundred percent of proceeds and this sold out event raised $600 for the cause. Pretty cool stuff. Everyone who got a ticket were invited to Bandier in HP Village for a fun workout, followed by refreshments, treats, shopping an a special gift from Dior.
Pound is a group fitness class inspired by drumming. You get to use these cool green light weight drum sticks to make music while moving your body. It’s SO fun and you do it to the beat of the song as well.
We used out entire bodies to make noise in the middle of Highland Park Village. So funny to see onlookers stop to check out what all the fuss was about. We hit arms, back, legs, butt, and lots of core. After that ab segment, I did check for abs. It’s such an energizing cardio workout, you almost forget you’re working out. Almost.
The beauty of this format is that it’s easy to pick up and is the perfect gateway class into dance fitness. With it’s repetitive movements, the class stops being intimidating and just fun. I loved that most of the girls had never tried Pound before and only heard of it through the viral videos on social media.
There was lots of laughing and giggling and surprise at the challenge. I get all the feels when I’m able to bring people together to try new things. Their expressions showing that they accomplished something new is priceless to me. It makes me want to host 100s of events just like this.
After a quick cool down, which by the way is a slow dance instead of your typical stretches, we took some photos and headed into the store.
Freshii provided some delicious light bites and juice samples for everyone. By the time I got to them, it was almost all gone. Ha! They just opened a handful of locations downtown, with their newest one in Victory Park. It’s a healthy food concept aimed at people who need a healthy food option on the go. I can’t wait to stop in for a visit. That ginger zinger was my favorite juice!
Society Bakery also hooked it up with these mini cupcakes. They were SO adorable. When everyone left, I inhaled almost have a carton, no lie. Two workouts in a one day had me running on fumes. They recently opened a new location on Preston and Royal too!
Last but not least, a huge thank you to Dior, Poundfit Corporate, Movemeant Foundation, and Bandier for donating so many prizes for the raffle. Almost half the girls were able to win something. Dior totally hooked it up by providing complimentary 45 minute facials to everyone who came. If you saw my Fleming’s post, they really glammed me up a red-carpet event.
I cannot wait to do this again! I know it won’t be the last. The response from everyone was amazing and Dallas needs to know about Pound. If you weren’t able to attend, you can always visit Jam Box in Addison. Your first class is freeeee. Otherwise, make sure to follow me on Instagram or Facebook to learn about the next event!