HLS 2012: Day Three/Sessions


Saturday morning I decided to “sleep in” till 6:00 since the planning team had to be down in the lobby at 7:00 to get ready for the day. A lot of people didn’t make it to registration the night before so we had the tables set up again, plus the sponsors set up and and of course breakfast to get everyone ready for the day.

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Mary and I ready for a long day

It was quite the interesting morning, because ransom hotel guests kept coming over and asking us questions. At one point, an older couple came over to me and asked if we were giving away “free sneakers” I told them no, and went on to explain why we were there, and that attendees had paid for a ticket and that nothing was free. The old man then goes “oooh, free pens!” and took one of our pens and put it in his pocket. Then he did the same with a bottle of water. I really, really, didn’t know what to say. It was so random. So, we ended up having random people we had to keep shoo-ing out of the area where our sponsors were, because they were going in and taking all the free samples! I had to laugh when I saw this sweet old lady in a wheelchair trying to take things from sponsors.

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We got everyone registered and into breakfast, and the day got started. It flew by as I was running around moving items, introduced a speaker, had to get ready for my session, etc. I barely ate lunch, and didn’t have time to talk to all the sponsors (who were amazing by the way!)

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(speaking of sponsors, how cute are these Five Bamboo pants?)

Lunch was served where we had the cocktail party the night before. It was delicious. The Hyatt in Cambridge did a fantastic job with all the food.



After lunch I ran back to my room to go over my speech one last time before my session on Social Media trends. Before I knew it, it was finally time for my presentation! If you would like to check out some things tweeted during my session be sure to check out #HLSmedia. I am still trying to decide if I am going to share my presentation on my blog and what that would entail. Stay tuned! I did however want to post the Google Plus links I promised some of you on Twitter:

—Cheat sheet: http://allgoogleplus.co.uk/2011/07/05/google-plus-cheat-sheet/#.UDo14dZlTYg

—Adding Facebook to your Google+ account: http://crossrider.com/install/519-google+facebook

—Shortening name: http://gplus.to/



I was excited/nervous before the presentation started but as predicted, as soon as I started talking I was fine. If you attended my presentation I hope you enjoyed it and learned something! Like I said please don’t hesitate to ever e mail me with any questions!


(from Meghann)

My session was also live blogged by Kelly and you can check it out on her blog!

After my session, we all headed back into the main room for final thoughts/wrap up. The day was such a whirlwind, I cannot believe it was over so quickly! I enjoyed it so much though. Meghann, Heather and Julie did an awesome job putting the conference on!


It was time to get cleaned up for a special dinner with Chobani, but I will save that for another post on Friday!


check this out:

I am the Next DOer contest, now in its second year, is launching this week on Promax Nutrition’s Facebook page.  They would like to invite you to submit a picture and why he or she should be the next DOer.  I Am the Next DOer contest will be a nationwide search for the next DOer whom embodies everything Promax stands for, and embraces the Life is Go mentality.

In order to enter, one must like the Promax Nutrition Facebook page, submit a picture and explain why he or she should be the next Doer.  Upon liking the Promax Facebook page, one has the ability to vote for whom he or she believes is a true DOer. Promax encourages finalists to “campaign” to win by posting videos/links and share why he or she should be the next DOer.


Winners will receive a once in a lifetime vacation to either Costa Rica, Kona, or Galapagos which includes a 5 day, 4 night stay, one year supply of Promax bars, and will be featured in the 2013 DOer campaign (which includes one professional photo and video shoot in Los Angeles, CA).  Two weekly finalists will be selected throughout entry period and will win a $50 GNC gift card, Promax tee-shirt, and 3 boxes of bars.  Entry begins August 1st and lasts until September 4th, 2012.  Voting period begins September 10th and lasts until September 21th, 2012.

QOTD: So who wants to attend HLS13 after reading these recaps?!?

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32 Responses to HLS 2012: Day Three/Sessions

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    […] Comments 0   Saturday morning I decided to “sleep in” till 6:00 since the planning team had to be down in the lobby at 7:00 to get ready for the day. A lot of people didn’t make it to registration the night … Continue reading → …read more […]

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    Miz says:

    All the posts made the event look so fun.
    all the tweets made me realize how informative it was.
    all the pics make me think Id be the oldest one there :-)

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    Lauren says:

    My husband found your blog by shear accident last night looking for IT band stretches and thought I would love it and I do! You are the first ever run blog I have found! I am so excited!!! We started running about a year and a half ago and just did our first half marathon! Thank you for all your tips and suggestions and sharing your runs!I look forward to reading more!

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      Heather says:

      too funny! I hope the IT band stretches help! Way to go on your half marathon. There are a ton of running blogs out there so thanks for reading mine! :)

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    Those capris are super cute! I had no doubt you would rock your presentation. Way to go!

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    Karen :0) says:

    Whew what a whirlwind of a weekend!! So glad your presentation went well!! :0) That little old lady in the wheel chair is too funny!!

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    Yay, congrats on an awesome job, girlie! How’s the foot doing?

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    Jenna says:

    I most def want to attend next year after all of your posts!!! Congrats on a fabulous presentation!

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    Laura says:

    I am loving all these recaps! Wish I could have been there- I hope Fitbloggin is just as amazing!

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    You look great on stage!

    Congrats and thanks for the share on the contest. I’m gonna have to look into it. Maybe I can bring Mika. LOL.

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    Yoli says:

    I totally want to attend next year! I learned about it a little too late this year. Hopefully next year I can :] Love all the recaps I’m reading.

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    Lesley says:

    Silly question I know but what is the HLS and can anyone go? How did you become involved? I am assuming this is a USA conference and not held in Canada? Thanks for the great pics and info. Love the older people trying to get the freebies.

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      Heather says:

      its the healthy living summit. (healthylivingsummit.com) blog conference and anyone can buy a ticket! it’s held in a different place every year, but yes, in the US. :)

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    Hi Heather,

    Old people stealing stuff, that so reminds me of a Seinfeld episode:) Really great event though, keep up the great work!

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    Hahaha that’s so funny that hotel guests tried to steal things from you!

    Thanks again for your awesome presentation – you did such a great job and I learned so much (aka. that I’m a slacker when it comes to social media and I need to step it up!). :)

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    Theodora says:

    It was so great to see you, and I’m bummed I missed your session! You can use SlideShare to post it here…or just email it to me 😉

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    Tabitha says:

    After reading your and Meghann’s blogs, I really want to try to go next year. It looks like it is fun and informative. I’ll keep my eyes open for next years info.

    Tabitha @ tabadilly.blogspot.com

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    meagan says:

    I loved your session on social media! I had so much fun at HLS, I definitely can’t wait for next year.

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    Rach says:

    Way to go!! So glad the presentation went so well! :)

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    i tried clicking on the cheat sheet and it didn’t work?!

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