Saturday Shakes

My Saturday was eventful to say the least, and I can barely walk today to prove it.  Shaking was the theme to my entire day (unplanned, I promise).  I had a fabulous time and wanted to share this jaunt with my blog readers!

The morning started with some Buti Yoga.  I had no idea what this entailed going into the class, but it sounded fun, so I was excited to try something new.  The class was held at SkyBar in the Southside.  The venue is exactly what it sounds like, it’s a rooftop pool bar and lounge.  I have only ever been to Diesel which is the nightclub underneath Skybar.  Even though I just went there for a yoga class, I want to try to make it back one night this summer!

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Randi Lynn Greene, owner of RLG fitness in Chesapeake, Ohio, instructed the class.  She has so much energy and is the perfect person to lead a class like this one.  So what exactly is Buti Yoga?  Like I said, I had no idea going into the class yesterday morning.  The workouts combine power yoga, plyometrics, and tribal dance.  The part I was most unsure about, the tribal dance and booty shaking, actually ended up being my favorite.  Like regular yoga, during the entire hour, I was able to be mindful and free myself from my day to day worries.  At the same time, I got a great workout and enjoyed “shaking it” to songs like She Knows, Don’t Tell ‘Em, Earned It, and Talking Body.  After about 45 minutes, every time Randi said “downward dog” or “plank” I died a little inside, my legs hurt so bad!  I guess that’s a good thing though.

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I wish Randi had a studio here in Pittsburgh, my butt would be in shape – that’s for sure!  Check out her website at http://www.rlgfitness.com/

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After the class, we headed a block down to Local.  What would a Saturday morning in the Southside be without a cocktail?

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Their pitchers of mimosas were only $8!!!  Although we consumed calories we just had worked so hard to burn, a mimosa (or three) literally hit the spot.

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Saturday night was a night I’ve been waiting for since midnight on October 27, 2014.  For me personally, the 1989 album by Taylor Swift has been life changing (judge away).  Every track truly depicts my love life at one point in time over the past two years.  Like I said before, she is just so relatable, it’s hard not to like her.

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She opened with Welcome to New York which is actually one of my favorite songs on the album.  She performed the entire 1989 album plus We are Never Ever Getting Back Together, I Knew you were Trouble, Love Story, and Enchanted.  Taylor brought out a surprise guest, Little Big Town, in the middle of the set to perform Pontoon.  I’ve seen them live before, and they are awesome.  It was definitely a great, totally unexpected surprise.

My favorite part of the whole show was the light up wrist bands given to each fan upon entry.  They synchronously lit different colors to every song Taylor performed.  The stadium of 55,000 people looked absolutely incredible.

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I sincerely love everything about her.  She is a great role model not only for young girls, but for anyone.  I like that she stands for what she believes in, has good values, and isn’t afraid of what other people think of her.  More people in the limelight should adapt these qualities.  You can also tell she genuinely loves her fans.

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The best part of the entire night (at least for me) was to dance like a complete fool to Shake it Off, which is hands down one of my favorite songs of hers.  From the costumes, choreography, set, and overall feel, it was the perfect song to end the show.

This week should be hectic with some great upcoming jaunts, and it’ll be hard to top the weekend I just had.  Can’t wait to share them with you!

xoxo,

Jess

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