A couple weekends ago, I went to the Los Angeles Fit Expo at the downtown Convention Center. Early January I was asked if I had any interest in working one of the nutrition booths. I was really excited for this opportunity, but I would have to wait to find out as there were other girls that were interested. In the meantime, I was asked to join Jeanette Ortega's bootcamp routine that would be modeling in Sherry Goggin's Fashion Show. Without knowing if I was working the booth, I couldn't commit to the bootcamp routine, and both ended up falling through. Regardless, I was excited to see some fitness friends and the energy of the Expo was buzzing!
Every inch of the room was plotted out with performances and equipment.. from trampolines, to sumo wrestling and even "how to roll your own sushi" demonstrations. I visited a number of the booths, including the OhYeah! booth to snap up a yummy sample of those peanut-covered protein bars that taste like PayDay candy bars, the Betoncourt Nutrition booth for some protein "chewies," and the Egg Whites International booth for a protein shake sample. One of my last stops was the BSN Booth to meet fitness model and icon, Alicia Marie. She probably made me blush a little when she told me I was "gorgeous." I think she may be twice my height and she had on a killer pair of heels.
Among the crowds were other celebrities and fitness stars including: Jay Cutler, Jamie Eason, Natalie Minh, Carmen Electra, Mindi Smith, Miryah Scott and Nicole Moneer Guerrero.
Next year I hope to be working one of those booths, but until then I'll be training for the next photoshoot and competition!