Welcome to Camp Girl Gains, where fitness and fun collide! We are highlighting our recent fitness summit in our native city, San Diego. At Camp Girl Gains, we gathered together with like-minded individuals and members, ready to challenge ourselves, form lasting friendships, and enhance our fitness journeys. From our goal-setting introduction with Gaby Contreras, followed by an informative and motivating speech on stronglifting led by Brianna Alexander, and a weightlifting circuit-style workout led by Natilee Riordan, our event was a celebration of strength, empowerment, and personal growth. Not to mention the supportive energy that emanated the room from Camp Counselors and Campers combined—this was truly an event to remember!
We kicked off the weekend with a VIP Sunset Social at Mvmt Warehouse! Campers were able to mingle over LMNT and EHPLabs mocktinis, Were Not Really Strangers card game, and a palm reader! Plus, our campers were the first to see the release of our new merch drop! (Coming soon). Everyone left with their workout set from our sponsor, Thick Athletics, to go into day 2 with. 💫
Gaby Contreras, known for her dedication to personal growth, set the tone for the event with a guided intention setting. She encouraged attendees to reflect on their goals, both in fitness and in life, and challenged them to set an intention for the day. Gaby's passion for empowering women to become the best versions of themselves was evident in her words, igniting a fire within each attendee (which was also preceded by a Ring of Fire ginger shot from The Mad Beet Smoothie Bar)! 🔥
“The sooner you accept that fitness will be a part of your life forever, the easier it will be to escape the need for short-term motivation and start trusting the LONG-TERM process.”
Stronglifting 101 by Brianna Alexander
One of the highlights of the fitness summit was Brianna Alexander's speech on stronglifting. As a certified stronglifting coach, Brianna shared her expertise and provided valuable insights on building strength and progressive overloading. She emphasized the importance of proper form and technique, ensuring that participants would not only increase their strength but also prevent injuries. She also touched on the importance of rest and training around your menstrual cycle! Brianna's presentation left everyone feeling empowered and ready to conquer the lifting workshop.
Being hosted at Glute Lab, owned by Bret Contreras (inventor of the barbell hip thrust), we had to pay respect and start our workout off with hip thrusts! This was followed by a group weightlifting circuit where we stationed through both upper and lower body compound and accessory movements. No better way to end the workout than with a banded glute burnout, led by Glute Lab Group Personal Trainer, Natilee Riordan!
Networking and Community Building at the Summit
The Camp Girl Gains fitness summit was not just about the workout; it was also an environment for like-minded individuals to connect and build relationships. Throughout the event, attendees had the opportunity to network with fellow fitness enthusiasts, share their stories, and form lasting friendships. The supportive environment fostered a sense of belonging and camaraderie, creating a network of individuals who could rely on each other for motivation and support on their fitness journeys.
Self-Reflective Journal Prompts by Gaby
Gaby shared a series of self-reflective journal prompts during Camp Girl Gains. These prompts encouraged attendees to dive deep into their thoughts and aspirations, providing a space for introspection and self-discovery. Gaby's thought-provoking prompts allowed participants to explore their motivations, fears, and aspirations, helping them gain clarity and a sense of direction in their fitness journeys and beyond.
- What are you strengths and how can you leverage them to overcome obstacles and achieve your goals?
- What have you learned from stepping out of your comfort zone?
- Think of you now and think of you in 5 years. How can you start acting like her? How can you bridge the gap between where you are now, and where you want to be?
"Such incredible humans inside and out. So helpful and inspirational.”
Goodies from Partners and Friends
Camp Girl Gains partnered with various wellness brands to provide attendees with an array of exciting products and offers. From delicious protein powder from Blessed Protein to adorable ‘strength’ bracelets from Little Words Projects, the attendees were treated to a range of goodies that added an extra touch of excitement to their summit experience. These partnerships not only enhanced the event but also provided attendees with valuable resources to support their fitness goals even after the summit. Thank you to our supporters!
A picture is worth a thousand words, and our photo gallery from the fitness summit speaks volumes about the moments shared by Camp Girl Gains members. Not to mention, each Camper had the opportunity to receive their own photo-op from our professional videographer and photographer.
Don't just take our word for it—here are some testimonials from Camp Girl Gains members who attended the fitness summit:
1. "Girls gains makes me feel seen! The work they do is amazing." - Chiara, Girl Gains member and Camp Girl Gains attendee
2. "You are all doing an amazing job! You make every effort to make everyone feel welcomed and supported at your events. Overall, you represent your organization with so much passion. I’m so happy to have found a community that I can share my journey with." - Jewel, Camp Girl Gains attendee
3. "Everyone just so nice and supportive about all the girls trying to get better in the gym. You all truly created a friendly environment where everyone can be themselves. Camp Girl Gains’ environment contributed to my confidence, and motivation to keep doing better! Also was interesting to be surrounded by many content creators, really inspired me to get my word out there as well!” - Ailly, Camp Girl Gains attendee
How to Join Girl Gains
If you're inspired by the moments shared by Camp Girl Gains attendees, you might be wondering how you can join this empowering community. Becoming a part of Girl Gains is simple—locate your campus chapter on our website, or simply join our national groupchat open to everyone! As a member, you have instant access to a supportive network of individuals who will cheer you on your fitness journey.
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