Hello! Hope you’re having a wonderful day. It may be just me, but I feel like today has flown. I’m hoping for some good news tomorrow…and if it is indeed coming I’ll be sure to share it with you soon. 🙂
Over the past week I was invited to participate in two very cool things.
ONE: Last Sunday my friend Hannah invited Tommy, Ava, me, and several of her other friends to attend a “Behind the Greens” tour at the Sweetgreen location in Bethesda. The tour included a behind the scenes look at the kitchen and prep area, a chance to ask questions about Sweetgreens culinary and customer approach, time to look at some of their chef-special recipes, have numerous tastings and get a free salad for dinner!Background: Sweetgreen is a self-described destination for healthy and delicious food. They pride themselves in serving organic, natural, and local products. I learned some very interesting things about Sweet Green that I didn’t know before:
It was founded by 3 Georgetown students in 2007 who won a business plan competition.
The concept was started by gathering raw goods at the Dupont Circle Farmers Market.
The first Sweetgreen location was in Georgetown, followed by the Dupont location, and then the Bethesda location. There are a total of 30 Sweetgreens in the DMV area. In addition to the DMV area there are Sweetgreens in Massachusetts, California, Illinois, New York, and Pennsylvania.
They pride themselves on only wasting 1/2 of 1℅ of total food prepared utilizing algorithm based procedures and careful management of internal processes to ensure quality and freshness.
- Sweetgreen has their own unique and distinguished core values they proudly display in all of their stores.
Thank you Hannah and Sweetgreen for a lovely afternoon!
TWO: Last night I tried my first solidcore class. Yup, you read that correctly. Up until last night I was one of those passerby folks that walked by people taking a solidcore class thinking “are you crazy”?! Don’t get me wrong, I am still one of those people, I’ve just tried a class now! Solidcore is a high-intensity, low-impact 50-minute workout on a resistance-based machine. The key is controlled movements. If I were asked to describe what a solidcore workout was like I’d say a mixture of a barre and yoga class on a machine.
The reason I went to a class was because a) my friend Nicollete asked me to join her, b) the class location was 5 minutes from my house and c) the class I attended was a freebie because the instructor was doing one of her mock sessions. If a person wishes to become a solidcore instructor they need to complete 12 mock sessions (classes) for training purposes. Our instructor, Jenn, was awesome and was very patient with me as I tried to get the hang of the machine during class.
I’m not sure I love solidcore yet. I think I need to attend a couple more classes now that I’ve had an orientation class. While I am still sore from class last night, I was too concerned with trying not to fall OFF the machine to really feel like I got a good workout in or enjoyed it to the fullest. I will say that the class was hard and sped by, which is always a good sign!