Here’s an Inside Look at What Goes Down at BOOTYcamp.

Its been a summer of squats and smiles here in my little world of San Francisco.

My purpose is to help people live FEEL good lives they love, inside and out. So this year, I’ve been working to host monthly fitness events to create a new kind of “night on the town” experience to help active, social people connect with each other and achieve personal fitness goals together.

These events are inspired by doing the things I love — connecting with friends and sharing a night out. My goal is to create unique programs that can fit into participants busy lives so that they can be challenged, rewarded, educated, entertained, pampered, and most importantly, connected, to experience what they enjoy most — fitness and friends.

So far, the most popular events I’ve hosted have been my summer “BOOTYcamp” series, a butt centric workout class and healthy hour in a nightclub. The series kicked off in June and we continued to build the butt momentum in July and August. Our last summer BOOTYcamp was August 17th and it was a booty blow out event. The City Nights club doors opened at 545pm and guests were checked in at the door by the friendly MoveWith events team. Music was bumping as people trickled in and started socializing. Mats were laid out on the floor under neon lights and a bright disco ball. The ambiance of the colorful club was unique and energizing, I could feel the excitement building as everyone settled in.  Our workout started at 6:15pm to the sounds of Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg (you know how I roll ;). Throughout the hour class we did it all: squats, lunges, bridges, butt burpees and more. Everyone got to take it at their own pace and there were lots of breaks for high fives and zico coconut drinks. Throughout the class, I encouraged everyone to say “I love your butt” to fellow BOOTYcampers because as you know, smiling really is the best exercise 🙂

After the class we all spent time hanging out and sampling the post workout healthy treats. Perfect Bar brought us 100 calorie peanut and almond butter snack bars (have you tried them?! so delicious). Kevita supplied us with several of their delicious flavors of kombucha (mint mojito, lemon cayenne, lavender, pineapple, coconut, mango, and more). And Zico coconut water served up watermelon, pineapple, natural, and chocolate bottles.  The energy was so positive and from the sound of it, everyone had a really good time. I loved reading all of the instagram and participant photos from the event, here are a few so you can share in the endorphins with us:

 

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#Reposting @popsugarfitness with @instarepost_app — Gearing up for BOOTYCamp tonight with @carolinejordanfitness … That’s right, boot camp for your booty 🍑 Gonna be soooo sore tomorrow #sendhelp #popsugarlife

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Cheers to your health! Zico coconut water serving up natural, watermelon, and chocolate drinks (gotta rehydrate!)

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Sippin on coconuts and getting a stretch post class

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sweaty and sweet smiles

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Bryce from Perfect Bar serving up peanut and almond butter bliss. Have you tried these yet?! Im obsessed.

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Kevita Mocktails

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#Reposting @poonam_rani with @instarepost_app — Sweaty, sore, and loving it with the person that’s the reason I started (finally) enjoying working out this year! Not only is she a killer instructor, but a great friend and person overall❤️👊🏽 PS: everyone take all of her classes at @equinox Pine St – you won’t regret it!!! #bootycamp #committosomething#doyoueven 🍑 

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‪#‎Reposting‬ @findingsupergirl with @instarepost_app — Post @carolinejordanfitness ‪#‎bootycamp‬ @kevitadrinks ‪#‎tiuteam‬ ‪#‎bootywerk‬

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#Reposting @dymeetworld with @instarepost_app — Booty Bootcamp with @carolinejordanfitness and my beautiful Amiga @dsanturay was awesome tonight!!!! Can’t wait for our next #class together working those glutes 💪🏾😍🍑#fitness#fitnessjourney #workoutwithfriends #babygotback#sanfrancisco #dymeetworld #movewith#bootycamp

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#Reposting @zkaz4 with @instarepost_app — Had a great time at Booty Camp with @carolinejordanfitness !!

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But first…. Let me take a Belfie 💪🏻🍑💪🏻#bootycamp #stillsmiling

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photo repost @Jessica Wolfrom: “Proud of all these 🍑kicking beauties. #squadgoals#gymcrew

I got home at 8pm (party animal) and was hit with a huge smile when I walked in my door. This is what I am meant to do. Host fun events that feel good and share that with others.

I am so thankful to the product sponsors ZICO Coconut WaterPerfect Bar , and Kevita for participating. It’s always nice to work with companies/people who believe in what you’re doing and want to genuinely be a part of a cool experience. It’s a good sign when the only hangover you have from a night out is a sore butt and a happy heart. I’m grateful for the squats that turned into strength and the workouts that have turned into friendships.

My September monthly event is something really special…. a BIRTHDAY BOOTYcamp to celebrate my 31st! Theres nothing I’d rather do than share birthday BOOTY and burpees with you. Join me Thursday, Sept 29, from 6:15pm – 7:45pm to celebrate at City Nights | 715 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA. Its going to be a booty birthday bash and I cant wait to have fun, feel good, and share a great night out with you. Get all the event details and register here: https://www.movewith.com/classes/62828 and join us on facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1778813595672286/

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The cool thing about this blog is it allows me to connect to all of you all over the world. The hard part = you can’t always make it to my events in SF. But don’t worry, I am hosting monthly positive meetups and I hope that we can share one in person together soon.If the schedule stars ever align for us to share an event or class together, I’d love to have you. Lets stay in touch via my weekly email newsletter. 


What does a fun night out involve for you? Let me know in the comments below – I’d love to create a fun event that makes you feel good. And I hope you can make it to celebrate my 31st September 29th in SF!!! Till then, stay strong, stay positive, and keep shining my friends.
Love,
Caroline
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Meditation To Help You Let Go.

Holding on to something heavy that’s been weighing you down? Try this 3 minute meditation to let go and feel lighter.

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“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
―Ann Landers

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go – whether it’s guilt, anger, love or loss.  Change is never easy,  we fight to hold on and fight to let go.  But letting go is oftentimes the healthiest path forward.  It clears out toxic thoughts from the past and paves the way to make the most positive use of the present.

Letting go is a part of life and recently my life has involved a lot of it. The loss of a loved one, the decision to change career obligations, an injury that challenged me in every way…. There’s just a lot of letting go in my world right now. And as hard as it can be at times, it’s created space for other things in my life. I’ve learned that letting go is a constant process of learning to accept change, allowing yourself to refocus, and choosing to emotionally free yourself from the past to make way for the present.

Lately I’ve been using the Insight Timer app to guide me through daily meditations. It’s been a helpful tool with endless resources to discover and a supportive online community of meditators.  The other evening I discovered a meditation called, “She Let Go”. It moved me deeply and I thought to share it with you.

Want to let go of something with me today? Join me in the below meditation. You can choose to read the words to yourself or find a comfortable seat, close your eyes, take a deep breath, and press play on the guided meditation video recording I’ve made for you below.

“She Let Go” a Poem by Rev. Safire Rose.

“She let go. Without a thought or a word, she let go.

She let go of the fear.  She let go of the judgments.  She let go of the confluence of opinions swarming around her head.  She let go of the committee of indecision within her.  She let go of all the ‘right’ reasons. Wholly and completely, without hesitation or worry, she just let go.

She didn’t ask anyone for advice. She didn’t read a book on how to let go.  She didn’t search the scriptures. She just let go.  She let go of all of the memories that held her back.  She let go of all of the anxiety that kept her from moving forward.  She let go of the planning and all of the calculations about how to do it just right.

She didn’t promise to let go. She didn’t journal about it. She didn’t write the projected date in her Day-Timer. She made no public announcement and put no ad in the paper. She didn’t check the weather report or read her daily horoscope. She just let go.

She didn’t analyze whether she should let go. She didn’t call her friends to discuss the matter. She didn’t do a five-step Spiritual Mind Treatment. She didn’t call the prayer line. She didn’t utter one word. She just let go.

No one was around when it happened. There was no applause or congratulations. No one thanked her or praised her. No one noticed a thing. Like a leaf falling from a tree, she just let go.

There was no effort. There was no struggle. It wasn’t good and it wasn’t bad. It was what it was, and it is just that.

In the space of letting go, she let it all be. A small smile came over her face. A light breeze blew through her. And the sun and the moon shone forevermore.” 

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To let go is to be thankful for the experiences that made you laugh, made you cry, and helped you learn and grow.  It’s the acceptance of everything you have, everything you once had, and the possibilities that lie ahead.  It’s all about finding the strength to embrace life’s changes, to trust your intuition, to learn as you go, to realize that every experience has value, and to continue taking positive steps forward.

Whatever is weighing you down, know that you have the strength and the power to let it go. Emotions, fears, hurt, pain, regret, stress…. what ever it is, just let it go. That is just your 40,000 year-old brain doing what it does. It’s time for you to take over and choose to LET IT GO.

What are you holding on to that’s holding you back? What are you ready to let go of? What’s the first step you need to take to let it go?  Share your thoughts with me by leaving a comment below.

Here for you through all of life’s challenges and changes. Stay strong, be brave, and keep shining my friends.

Love,

Caroline

Want to build a balanced body? Check out my book, Balanced Body Breakthrough and get your mind, body, and spirit in great shape so you can love your life.

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The Reasons Why I Like Strong Butts (and can not lie)


Sir Mix A Lot – Baby Got Back (1992) by fantomasdj

Heres my Caroline Jordan Fitness remix of Sir Mix a Lot…. and another reason why I should not be left alone with rap music 😉

“I like Strong Butts and I can not lie

You other fitness friends can’t deny

When a booty walks in with a lot of muscle tone

You get Sprung, wanna say whats up

Cause you notice that butt just rocks

Deep in the lulus their wearing

I’m hooked and I cant stop staring

Oooooh Baby I wanna lift wit cha

And take a picture

My gym friends want one wit me

Cause that butt you got makes me so happy

Ooh, Rump-o’-smooth-skin

You say you want to go to the gym?

Well, take me, take me

‘Cause you ain’t an average cardio junkie

I’ve seen em dancin’

To hell with romancin’

Their sweat, ripped,

Got it goin’ like a turbo ‘Vette

I’m tired of magazines

Sayin’ flat butts are the thing

Take the average fit friend and ask them that

You gotta pack much back

So, friends (yeah) friends (yeah)

Are you ready to work your butt? (hell yeah!)

Well lets shake it (shake it) shake it (shake it)

Shake that healthy butt

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Special thanks to my fit friends for posing for this photo :)

Special thanks to my fit friends for showing off their strong butts for this photo!

Here are a few other reasons why I like strong butts (and can not lie):

  • Helps protect you from injury
  • Improves athletic performance and movement
  • Gives you shape and curve
  • Helps you shake it on the dance floor
  • Keeps your posture on point
  • Makes your joints feel healthy and happy
  • Turns heads and melts hearts (you know Im right 😉

Without a doubt, a strong butt makes you more powerful and capable in life. This applies to both men and women. Everyone deserves a great butt!

But building a strong, firm butt doesn’t happen by accident. You’ve got to love yourself enough to put in the sweat in order to develop a strong, healthy butt.

But you know what? You are worth it. And I want to help you build a butt that makes you feel good inside and out.

Want to get your rear in gear? Join me for my last of 3 special summer BOOTYcamp events. This one of a kind night out creates space for you to make new fitness friends, bond with old ones, and get a strong workout that inspires you to LOVE your healthy butt. Here are the details:

BOOTYcamp: LOVE YOUR BUTT.

Wednesday, Aug 17, 6:15pm – 7:30pm
City Nights | 715 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

BOOTYcamp = A low-impact hour of the most effective total body exercises to define your core and behind. The class is designed for ALL levels, so whether you are an advanced exerciser or beginner, you’ll be able to find your own unique challenge and set the pace. Expect to sweat, get a great workout, and meet other positive people who share your love of fitness.

The workout class will go from 6:15-7:15 with healthy hour socializing to follow (yummy treats included thanks to ZICO coconut water and Perfectbar! )

The only hangover you’ll have from this night out is a sore butt and a happy heart. This event holds the space to share a meaningful connection through a healthy experience. Space is limited. Grab a friend and register now:

REGISTER: http://www.movewith.com/classes/58008

Join on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1146533112074089/

Read the event recap from our June BOOTYcamp here:http://www.carolinejordanfitness.com/bootycamp-june-2016-event-recap/

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Your backside, bum, keister, tush, ass, derriere, caboose, unit, booty, moneymaker, hiney, bum, arse, or fanny…. Whatever you want to call it, if there’s one muscle group that deserves to be made a priority, it’s your booty. I hope to see you August 17th to squat, sweat, smile, and celebrate all things BUTT MUSCLE.

Love and Squats,

Caroline

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BOOTYcamp. A Love Your Butt Event. 8/17/2016 in SF!

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Hi Friends,

Odds are, you ended up in my world because you want to feel better. Maybe you were searching for at home abs workout videos, a new approach to your health, or a way to relieve stress. Or maybe you just really like my spin classes in San Francisco and finally signed up for my email newsletter because you hear me talk about how much I love to write. Those are all amazing reasons to be here (hi!).

But are you also seeking something more fulfilling and meaningful when it comes to the way you socialize and spend time with others? I’ve certainly been there. Once I started to feel better in my body, I wanted that delicious feeling to bleed into all areas of my life, including my relationships.

Many of my closest friendships have come through fitness and health. I have a strong bond with my running buddy, dance friends, and wellness industry colleagues. I believe this is thanks to our time spent enjoying health and bonding over endorphins, sense of accomplishment, and FEEL good, memorable moments. That’s why Ive been working to host fun, uplifting, social fitness events in SF. Its my goal to create events that combine movement and socializing for an experience that has positive life after effects long after the soreness lasts.

That’s also why I’d like to invite you in joining me for my last of 3 Summer BOOTYcamp events. This special night out creates space for you to make new fitness friends, bond with old ones, and get a strong workout that inspires you to LOVE your butt. Here are the details:

BOOTYcamp: LOVE YOUR BUTT.

Wednesday, Aug 17, 6:15pm – 7:30pm
City Nights | 715 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

“It’s your last call for Summer BOOTY ya’ll!

BOOTYcamp is back for one last hot summer night out! Get ready to drop it like a squat and get fit with other positive peeps Wednesday August 17th.

The workout class will go from 6:15-7:15 with healthy hour socializing to follow (yummy treats included thanks to ZICO coconut water and Perfectbar! )

BOOTYcamp = A low-impact hour of the most effective total body exercises to define your core and behind. The class is designed for ALL levels, so whether you are an advanced exerciser or beginner, you’ll be able to find your own unique challenge and set the pace. Expect to sweat, get a great workout, and meet other positive people who share your love of fitness.

The only hangover you’ll have from this night out is a sore butt and a happy heart. This event holds the space to share a meaningful connection through a healthy experience. Space is limited. Grab a friend, register now, and join us:

REGISTER: http://www.movewith.com/classes/58008

Join on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1146533112074089/

Read the event recap from our June BOOTYcamp here:http://www.carolinejordanfitness.com/bootycamp-june-2016-event-recap/

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Please don’t be scared to come. Whether you’re a beginner or you’ve been doing workouts with me for years…doesn’t matter. The energy and happiness you will feel at the event will be something that will invigorate you forever. Not only do I want to hang out with you, I want you to meet other fellow fitness friends. These are the friendships and relationships that will bring so much laughter and joy into your life. I promise. For those of you who know me, you know I’m all about healthy hour and social sweat. Theres nothing better than bonding over something that makes you FEEL fantastic. Grab some friends, register, and join me for a Bootylicious night. Your butt will love you for it.

Questions? Email me at : carolinejordanfitness@gmail.com

Hope to see all you BOOTYful Bootys for a night out Aug 17!

Love and Squats,
Caroline

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