Oh my goodness. Is that what I think it is?
No it’s actually ________ the new official Blogilates Mannequin! (Any suggestions for names?) I just got her today as I was setting up our booth at the IDEA World Health and Fitness Conference at the LA Convention Center! It was always my dream to have a mannequin and a booth at a real big show like this! I always thought having a mannequin would you know, make me legit. And girl, when I got ________ today, I felt all sorts of legit.
A few years ago when I was in college and had just started my yoga bag company oGorgeous, I told myself that one day my bags would be at IDEA. Obviously the booths were way too expensive for me and there was no way I could justify it through the number of sales I was getting at the time. Fast forward to last summer…one day I get an email from a rep of IDEA asking if I’d like to do a talk at their show. I was like what!!??? Are you kidding?
(FYI…IDEA is kinda like a HUGE educational meet-up for fitness instructors, trainers, and all people and things exercise and health related. It happens once a year in Southern CA.)
Anyway! I was like ummm yes yes yes! Please! I felt so honored to have the opportunity to share my knowledge with other fitness professionals in the industry. I’m currently preparing for my talk on “How to be a Social Media Star” on Saturday. Well I mean, I guess I’ve prepared the past couple years already! What I mean is that now I have to take all of that and put it into a powerpoint presentation. An entertaining one. OMG, I think the last time I did that was in college! I was actually going to start outlining some of it now but somehow I ended up here and started writing to you guys :)
So along with the chance to speak, I now get this booth to showcase all what Blogilates and oGorgeous are all about! I was literally walking around today as all these other vendors and huge companies like Reebok, Zumba, TRX, Stott Pilates etc. were setting up and just got the chills in my body. The good kind of chills though…the one that resonates through your heart too. I couldn’t stop smiling. I finally have a booth! Clothes are hanging on racks, rainbow-color coordinated, by size, by style, on hangers! AND THERE’S A MANNEQUIN!!!! AHHH!!!! SO LEGIT!!!!!
My hope is that gym owners, other fitness trainers, and exercise enthusiasts like yourself will like the clothes and bags they see! I really really hope we’re able to sell most of it so I don’t have to take it back home :) It’s kinda scary though because honestly, you never know. You just never know how the public will receive you or your designs. So fingers and toes crossed. Tomorrow is the first day of the expo. We will see what happens then.
Ok it’s 4:30am. What am I doing. I need to go to sleep. Too excited.