“Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Weight Watchers through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Glowfest, all opinions are my own.”
“When women support each other, incredible things happen”
I recently attended an incredible event put on by POPSUGAR and Weight Watchers called Glowfest, where people gathered to experience a day full of “me time” filled with pampering, exercise, and most importantly GREAT FOOD. Nothing makes me happier than a room full of positive, kind, passionate and supportive women who all are there to help each other live their best lives. Weight Watchers new “Beyond the Scale” program emphasizes taking the time to take care of yourself, making healthy living and exercise easy, accessible and most importantly FUN.
Before this event I have to admit when I heard the words “Weight Watchers” my mind would go back to the mid 90’s, where fat free foods, pre packaged meals and meal replacement shakes were all the rage. I was completely floored to actually see how the Beyond the Scale program actually works in the modern day. Weight Watchers Beyond The Scale is all about a holistic lifestyle. Their program offers a holistic approach to healthy eating and a healthy lifestyle.
At Glowfest there was everything a girl needed to unwind and have fun. There were manicure stations, massage chairs, photo booths, and a killer DJ but what I was most focused on was the beautiful array of fresh, healthy eats! I have to say the food at this event was something uniquely special. As I walked around and saw the endless array of fresh, vibrant fruits, vegetables and other impressive Weight Watchers approved food, I couldn’t help but be inspired.
Each food station featured a different meal, whether it was a colorful salad bar, a whimsical crudite spread, taco bar or dessert bites. The food stations were all demonstrating that with Weight Watchers SmartPoints™ no food is off limits. Their plan nudges you toward a healthier pattern of eating so that over time smart choices become second nature. Each station had a list of ingredients that explained how many SmartPoints™ each dish contained so guests could not only better understand how Weight Watchers functions but also taught guests how to make smart, healthy, flavorful and educated choices about their food. As someone who eats a pretty healthy balanced diet, I walked away learning so much more about food, and how broad the spectrum of healthy eating really is.
Endless colors of fresh produce poured over every table, like eye candy it made me want to eat everything in sight.
I have become quite the food snob, especially at events like this because often times the food has a ton of hype and falls short. This was not the case with Glowfest. Every vegetable and fruit was fresh, crisp and bright, every dressing was perfectly balanced and bursting with flavor. The message was clear, healthy eating can be fun, colorful and exciting.
I was pleasantly surprised to see a few familiar faces in the crowd as well. My good friend Gaby of What’s Gaby Cooking was there doing what she does best, an avocado bar!
One of my favorite parts of the event was the massive dance class they held. Women of all shapes and sizes rushed into the main studio with more than an enthusiastic attitude. Led by three awesome dancers, people danced their butts off and got in a great workout all while having fun. This class was exemplary of what Weight Watchers is all about, FUN AND SUPPORTIVE. With Weight Watchers you are not in it alone, there is always someone within the community who is right there with you.
As if I didn’t take enough “me time” already, after the dance class I hit the rejuvenation stations. The massage stations were divine, and the manicure station was just what my tired chef hands needed.
I walked away feeling super impressed, rejuvenated, pampered and inspired. The Beyond The Scale program takes something daunting like diet and exercise and presented it in a way that was fun, accessible and absolutely delicious! Weight Watchers has become so much more than counting points, it’s now promoting a lifestyle that is super exciting, inspired, delicious, and fun.