Happy New Year!!

We are now wrapping up the 3rd week of 2020, and already we have planned so many pop-up events, and lined up some new collections for you ladies!
This year as always we will be launching new products to keep you in style and feeling comfortable throughout your fitness and wellness journey. Sharing more inspiring and empowering stories in our monthly inspirational blog posts. And we have a HUGE summer announcement heading your way. Oooh, look at us levelling up.
We wouldn't have been able to take the next step without the continued love and support from you, our amazing followers and customers. In 2018 we set out our goals to build a brand with 100% Squat-proof leggings and sculpting workout staples to support your body. We promised not to make any compromises on quality, craftsmanship, or design and we have done just that!
As we express our gratitude we wanted to take this moment to reflect back at some of the amazing highlight 2019 offered us.


We started the year off with a BANG! Our first big pop up in May 2019 was with Bodypower Expo in Birmingham. This was our first time having a formal expo stall where we were able to fully design with our vision. The vibe we were aiming for was cosy. A place where you could browse and hand out. A lot of DIY went into our stand and we roped in our family to help set up. But we think we executed it quite well. We were the only stand in our area that has a portable changing room and played their own music. This definitely helped create a fun atmosphere at our stall. 
At our stall you could find tasty freebies from the brands Boundless activated snacks and Nouri healthy Truffles. We also ran a competition every hour in collaboration with the amazing girls from Kettleboobs. The competition included an upper body and a squats challenge. Bodypower was such an enlightening and positive experience for us. We gained so many new friends from there and felt so blessed to premiere our new collections to a group of fitness enthusiasts. 


Our next stop on the popup tour was as the first-ever Herts Fit Festival held by My Body Unity. We had built a great relationship with Emma as she had allowed us to join in collaboration with her Health and Wellness day back in 2018. 
Herts fit fest was created to expand her wellness day into a full outdoor festival experience which had an amazing festival vibe combined with fitness, because sometimes the gym environment isn’t for everyone!
This was our first experience ever hosting an outdoor pop up and we had a lot of fun playing around with how to design our tent. The energy was buzzing and again we met so many new friends and small business owners! You can watch our vlog on the day HERE!


Our next stop was the Barbell Brunch Club wellness summit, which was a day full of activities and bottomless brunch. Amongst the classes was something we've never experienced before, Hula Hoop fitness! This class was hosted by Fitness with Shakira we never had a chance to attend the class but Shakira kindly gave us a quick trial at the end.
Watch how we got on over on our Youtube vlog HERE!
Complimentary massages and Henna were also available on the day by the talented @henna_by_asmaali.


As the autumn weather started to settle in and the days got shorter, we attended the amazing Black Girl Fest in London ( @blackgirlfest ) where we met some amazing girl bosses and were so blessed to be amongst other black FEMALE business owners. So many people that shopped with us during this day have become some of our most loyal supporters and we are truly grateful for all of you!


Shortly afterwards we attended the first-ever Peckham wellbeing festival @wellbeingse15, which was such an educational and inspiring day, with talks and pop up market stalls from independent business including yours truly.
The event was held in the Peckham Palms over the course of the weekend. The Palms is a new Afrocentric retail space, that provides exceptional hairstyling and beauty services. theres even a black owned cafe in the palms and event space available for hiring. 
This event we thoroughly enjoyed as we were able to connect with so many new small business owners, which seems to be our favourite part of these types of events. There was live music, performances and even a smoothie making class. We can't wait for W.E.L.L.being to host more events like these, they are definitely one you wont want to miss!


We finished off our pop-up tour in December, just a week before Christmas. We were very blessed to be invited to have a pop up space at the 5th year anniversary celebrations for Hustle & Heels. Owned by Jen and Jay, Hustle & Heels is a network collective group that helps entrepreneurs start, improve and grow a successful business.
On the day the room was filled with women just like us who have different range of businesses. It was such a wonderful experience to connect with women and realise that we are not alone. Theres a huge support group of women who are willing and able to share their knowledge and resources. Talks and seminars were given from a marketing expert from Google. Founder of The Black Magic Awards and a representative from Tide Bank. At the end of the night we even got a chance to talk on the panel and share our brand story. It was such a humbling experience and  enlightening event to be apart of.  
 Watch our behind the scenes vlog of how the event went HERE!
Check out the Vlogs posts on our spectacular 2019 pop up tour over on our YouTube Channel. We are so excited to continue our amazing journey, meet new people, network and grow in 2020. 
Continue to smash your goals ladies, this year is yours to dominate!

Stefanie & Naomie xx


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