Katrina’s Bridal Shower and Bachelorette

I’m playing more catch up today! Today’s recap is dedicated to my friend Katrina’s bridal shower and bachelorette party. Since both of these festivities took place on the Saturday of Cinco de Mayo weekend, a lot of the day was Mexican themed. Trina loves margaritas and going out for Mexican food, so there couldn’t have been a more perfect theme for her.

The bridal shower was held at the cutest little restaurant called The Corner Stop Eatery in Cohasset, MA. When we walked in, we were instructed to “check the sheet for our seat” and “take some flair for our hair.”

Katrina's Bridal Shower: Seating

Katrina's Bridal Shower

I loved the idea of giving every guest a flower to wear in their hair. Also, how gorgeous is that cake? Katrina’s sister made it herself! Very impressive. Anyways, my seat assignment was with the rest of the Boston Babes, and we had a great view of Katrina’s grand entrance.

Katrina's Bridal Shower: Boston Babes

Katrina's Bridal Shower: Boston babes

Katrina's Bridal Shower: Entrance

Katrina's Bridal Shower: Trina and Geoff

Before our meal, Katrina’s family made sure everyone enjoyed some delicious margaritas and bloody marys. Nothing wrong with having a few of these at 11am!

Katrina's Bridal Shower: Margaritas

I didn’t snap any pictures of the food, but everything was delicious, and I really liked having a menu of a few different options to choose from. We ordered a couple of flatbreads for our table to share, and I got a big salad. While Katrina opened her presents, the guests all played bridal bingo. It was fun trying to listen for different Katrina-isms, and a few different winners won sangria as a prize!

Katrina's Bridal Shower: Bridal Bingo

Here’s Katrina opening an embarrassing present from me, Slesh, and Bridget:

Katrina's Bridal Shower: Presents

And a group shot of the Boston babes with our bride to be!

Katrina's Bridal Shower: Boston Friends

Finally, before we left, we each made sure to grab the cutest little party favors, hot sauce bottles that said “short and spicy, just like the bride.”

Katrina's Bridal Shower: Hot Sauce

After the shower, 25 girls (yes, 25!) headed to Cambridge to regroup at our hotel and get ready for the next part of the day: pole dancing!

Katrina's Bachelorette: Pole Dancing

For anyone looking for pole dancing classes in the Boston area, Gypsy Rose in Allston was really fun and hilarious. When we got there, the owner and instructor had us sit on the floor in a big circle. She opened the class by doing a dance in the middle of the circle for us (so awk!). For the rest of the time, we divided into two groups. Half of us learned how to spin on the pole while the other half learned a chair dance, and then we switched. At the end, Katrina had to get in the middle of the circle and show off all her new moves!

Katrina's Bachelorette: Pole Dancing

Katrina's Bachelorette: Pole Dancing

Here are some other gems:

Katrina's Bachelorette: Pole Dancing 1

Katrina's Bachelorette Party: Pole Dancing

Katrina's Bachelorette: Gypsy Rose

This was a great idea for a bachelorette activity, and I definitely recommend it as long as the bride is okay with being the center of attention. Also, this would actually be a really good workout if you can get more pole and dancing time. It wouldn’t be my go to, but my arms were sore the next day, so I think it would be fun (and funny) to do every once in a while.

After pole dancing, we went back to the hotel again to get ready for the rest of the night. Once we were dolled up, we called cabs and headed to Patrons (formerly Big City) for a Mexican dinner.

Katrina's Bachelorette Party: Cabs

Patrons was one of the only Mexican restaurants in the city that could accommodate a group of our size, and the management did an excellent job making sure we had everything we needed. Mainly, margs!

Katrina's Bachelorette: Patrons

Katrina's Bachelorette: Me and Slesh

Katrina's Bachelorette: Ashley and Bridget

Katrina's Bachelorette Party: Patrons

Katrina's Bachelorette Party: Weymouth

Once dinner was done, it was time for the party bus!

Katrina's Bachelorette: Party Bus

The rest of the night was filled with a lot of dancing and singing, Backstreet Boys music, drinks, pinatas, blow up dolls, beads, straws, sombreros, and more as the party bus drove us up and down the streets of Boston.

Katrina's Bachelorette: party bus

Katrina's Bachelorette: Sisters

Katrina's Bachelorette: Black Rose

Katrina's Bachelorette: Me and Bridget

Katrina's Bachelorette: Family

Katrina's Bachelorette

Katrina's Bachelorette: Party Bus

We only stopped at two bars throughout the night, The Black Rose and The Times. I took a lot more pictures, but Trina will kill me if I share the others in this public space.

All in all, it was a successful shower and bachelorette for our soon to be bride! I can honestly say this was one of the funniest and funnest nights I’ve had in a long, long time. So fun!

Katrina's Bachelorette Party

Can’t wait to party at Trina and Geoff’s wedding in less than two weeks!

–Let’s chat–
Do you prefer margaritas or bloody marys? When’s the last time you went to a bachelorette party? What activities were planned? Have you ever taken a pole dancing class or been on a party bus before?

I hadn’t done either until this bachelorette party. Check and check!

Two A Day Tuesday Fiesta

Can’t believe we are already mid-week!

Last night Liz and I taught our back to back Cinco de Mayo themed classes.  We tried to wear Cinco de Mayo colors, but we kind of just looked like Christmas.  We used our themed playlists (I really just recycled mine from last year) and passed out fun little prizes (some also recycled from last year).  People must think we are either so fun OR the biggest dorks in the world.  Probably a little bit of both.

Cinco De Mayo Workout Class

My playlist:

Cinco De Mayo Playlist

My mom came to both classes too, so that was fun!  She texted me that she is sore today.  We did a lot of balance and unilateral work with true Tabata cardio bursts, so that’s probably why.

After classes, Tim and I ventured to our neighbor’s apartment since he was having some people over and invited us up.  A bunch of his friends there were from his bootcamp class, so I had plenty in common with them and lots to talk about, especially with the instructor!  We know a lot of the same fitness people and places in Boston, which was funny.

For dinner, I continued with my Cinco de Mayo theme and enjoyed some pulled bbq chicken quesadillas with green peppers, mushrooms, and mozzarella cheese.  Topped with plain Chobani yogurt and some homemade guac.

Pulled BBQ Chicken Quesadilla


Did anyone celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year?  How?

Aside from the themed classes last night, I hung out with my home friends on Saturday for some delicious margaritas!  I can never turn down a good marg. 😉

Weekly Workouts

Monday morning after a Sunday holiday usually means that I’m feeling a bit blah.  This holds true today, as I’m feeling SO overly full from all the food I’ve eaten in the past few days.  I’m also feeling a bit scattered, since Greek Easter took priority yesterday over my Sunday relaxing and prepping for the week.  I’m hoping to get caught up on my life and feel a little more “in my routine” over the next couple of days!  Monday morning after a Sunday holiday also means I’m feeling more motivated with my workouts and eating.  Let’s talk fitness for now.

Weekly Workouts

Last Week’s Workouts

Active rest… more walking around North Conway!

North Conway

1 hour walking meeting at work + blogger fitness class at The Studio Empower with trainer Sebastien Lagree.  Full recap post coming soon, but my legs were sore for days from this one!

The Studio Empower

Three A Day Tuesday?  Taught 20 horrifying minutes of barefoot Zumba, took Liz’s Kickboxing class, then taught a stations workout for my class.

Stations Workout

Active rest day.  Did 30 minutes of walking at work… it was such a beautiful day out!


Taught my class with a format inspired by this workout of Monique’s!

3 mile run outside + two rounds of this ab routine

10 Minute Ab Attack

2 mile run outside + upper body strength Tabata (shoulder is feeling good!)

This Week’s Workouts

Here’s what’s on tap for this week:

  • Sunday:  Active rest — went for a 35 minute walk around my grandfather’s neighborhood for Greek Easter
  • Monday:  Still deciding what my workout is going to be tonight.  Probably going to shoot for some H.I.I.T cardio and ab work.
  • Tuesday:  Two A Day Tuesday!  Y folks + local readers, Liz and I are running a back to back theme class in honor of Cinco De Mayo!  Remember when we did our super fun Cinco De Mayo theme classes last year?  Anyone that comes to both classes gets a small prize, so you should come to our fiesta!  I can get anyone a guest pass that needs it.
  • Wednesday:  Off or cardio
  • Thursday:  Teaching my 6am class
  • Friday:  Deck of cards, or a run?
  • Saturday:  Class at The Studio Empower?  For those of you who purchased those classes last week, anyone want to take class Saturday morning?  If I don’t take class, will have a sweat sesh of my own and likely do a lot of strength work.

What about you guys?  What was your best workout last week?  Anybody try anything new?  What’s on the agenda for this week?

Hope everyone’s week is off to a happy start!