FOMO (abbrv.) = Fear Of Missing Out
GOMO (abbrv.) = Going Out More Often
So many abbreviations to remember!
YOLO… GOMO… FOMO… MOFO… 🙂 But GOMO (Going Out More Often) is a new one that I really like.
Last month was the summer holidays and that’s when most people are out and about with their kids and just enjoying life but it’s not really a time to go out for me. Since I started my fitness journey, I have had loads more energy and have come across so many health events last month and for the months ahead on my Eventbrite app.
If you’ve never used Eventbrite before or don’t know what it is, it’s an online events planning platform and app (available on iphones and androids) – a bit like Wahanda, now known as Treatwell, but is for anything related to events. You can find everything from gigs to Knitting workshop to health retreats and business expos. You can even host your own events and post it online which can be seen on their website and app.
In August, I came across HealthFest London 2016 on Eventbrite which was a real eye-opener for me. At HealthFest I was able to get my body fat percentage measured as well as my BMI calculated, my blood glucose level and blood pressure checked and more. It was the start of my GOMO quest.
Then last weekend I went along to the Lorna Jane UK Active Nation Day event. I happened to have just stumbled upon it on Eventbrite by chance when I was looking for one of the other events listed below. It was a free event but I had to register on Eventbrite to book my place and get my ticket.
It was held in Shoreditch Park and luckily the weather behaved itself though it was a little cold and windy at the start. I went along with my friend Coco and we both had a fantastic time. I got into #beastmode and went all out on the Body Burn workout session with LJ from Wildcat Fitness then cooled down with a relaxation yoga sesh. I can tell you now that three days on, I am still feeling the burn in my butt and thighs from those burpees and jump squats! (All of the classes at the event are available at the Lorna Jane Active Living Room in Covent Garden.)
I think these days out have gotten me into the habit of GOMO. However as a mummy of two it can be really tricky to have some me-time. It’s definitely a fine balancing act.
Here’s my list of favourite events in October to help me end my FOMO:
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Marie Claire FitFest 2016
When: Saturday 8th October (9:30am-5pm)
Held by the magazine company, Marie Claire is putting on a fantastic day event. The day will be split into sections depending on the times you pick to attend, your day out will be complete with either a breakfast or brunch. For £49 you get to attend one fitness class (spinning, yoga or high-energy workout), one health/fitness workshop with leading industry professionals and munch on the lovely breakfast (or brunch). Best of all, you also get a goody bag to take home which is worth over £100. Happy days!
Jessica Olie x Active In Style Yoga Event
When: Sunday 9th October (10am-12:30pm)
Jessica Olie is a yogi Instagram sensation (@jessicaolie). She started the #letsstartyoga movement and in her two years of teaching she’s accomplished so much. This exclusive event hosted by sportswear brand, Active In Style is held at a secret location. The day consists of an hour long yoga session lead by Jessica herself and a chance to meet her and ask any questions at the end of the class. To top it off, you’ll also get an Active In Style yoga mat (worth £15), accessories pack (worth £50) and a yummy brunch complete with smoothies and juices. A truly fantastic experience for any yoga-loving gal.
Be:Fit London Takeover at Ethos
When: Wednesday 12th October (6:30pm-8:30pm)
Be:Fit London is an event that Is run by Leigh Fergus over the past couple of years that’s brought people togeher to celebrate health, fitness and well-being. This specific event takes over the modern Ethos studio at London Spitafields. The evening will kick off with a 45mins workout class of your choice (HIIT, hot yoga, or cycle) then you get to refuel with some yummy snacks whilst mingling with likeminded people and get pampered with a mini beauty treatment. The 2hr evening event will end with a Q&A with Leigh Fergus and you leave feeling refreshed with a lovely goody bag worth £50.
Stylist Live 2016
When: Thursday 13th – Sunday 16th October
Price: from £25
This whopping four-day event hosted by Stylist Magazine is a big one that shouldn’t be missed if you’re into fashion, beauty and everything to do with women’s lifestyle. There will be tons of free workshops and talks held by industry experts over the four days as well as being able to get free hair and beauty treatments, free makeovers and more. What’s better is if you can afford the VIP tickets, you’ll also get your hands on a luxury goody bag, complimentary food and drink and exclusive access to the Stylist VIP area. Woop woop!
The OM Yoga Show
When: Friday 21st – Sunday 23rd October
Price: from £10+ (workshops are additional)
If you love yoga, this is the place you want to make sure you’ll be in October. It’s just like a tradeshow with exhibitions from yoga clothing companies, educational institutes, health and fitness professionals, retailers and suppliers, the lot. It’s also a great way of getting to explore the yoga world and seeing what it has to offer. You can book workshops and learn how to fly with acroyoga or lern the art of balance through arm balancing asanas. The Mind, Body and Soul expo is also on at a neighbouring tent so you can also pop in there for free with your ticket. You can purchase entry tickets for one, two or three days it’s completely up to you. Just make sure if you book any workshops that they’re on the same day as your entry ticket!
Well, that’s my list! I think I’ve ended my FOMO and will definitely GOMO… what do you have planned for October? 🙂
*NB. I was inspired to write this post after reading about Eventbrite’s GOMO campaign. All words, opinions and content are my own.