Blogfest, IDEA World, and Team Eleven by Venus


Blogfest and the IDEA World Fitness Convention


There are only four weeks until the innaugural IDEA WORLD Fitness Blogfest with Sweat Pink and I’m getting so excited! It seemed so far away when I first wrote about it back in December, but now it’s almost here! Blogfest is a health and fitness blogging conference that takes place during the IDEA World Fitness Convention, August 14-17, in Anaheim, California. I’m extra excited about it all because I was part of a team of IDEA Inspired Advisors who brainstormed the event at the IDEA Convention in 2013.


Part of the IDEA Inspired Advisor team: Me, Alyse, Tiffany, Kasey, and Gina.

I think that one of the most thrilling aspects of Blogfest to me is that I will be finally able to meet some of the bloggers that I have been “friends” with for a long time! After years of reading and commenting on each others blogs, it will be nice to finally put a face and voice to everyone.

In addition to the social and networking aspect of Blogfest, it is, of course, designed for bloggers who write about health and fitness, so there will be a lot of workouts to try, some taught by celebrity instructors like Tara Stiles and Tony Horton, a keynote speech by Jillian Michaels, the opportunity to shop (and network some more) at the IDEA World Fitness and Nutrition Expo, plus exclusive access to the last two days of the IDEA World Fitness Convention. Fitness bloggers heaven. You can get a free pass to the expo here.

Sessions will be led by a variety of popular fitness bloggers, including Gina Harney from. Fitnessista, Katy Widrick, Monica Olivas from Run Eat Repeat, Cassey Ho from Blogilates, and Julie Fagen from Peanut Butter Fingers. I am equally as excited to (hopefully) meet Kelly Olexa, CEO and founder of Fitfluential, who will also be speaking. I’ve been an ambassador for a couple years and have yet to have the pleasure. My favorite blog designer and guru (as well as my Blog School instructor) Rita Barry, from Blog Genie, will also be speaking.


This will be my first blogging conference, so excuse me if I seem a little over-the-top excited. If you are interested in being a part of the fun, there is still time to register. And, if you use the discount code BLOGFEST100 you will save a $100 on your registration! I hope to see you there.


Eleven by Venus will be at IDEA World!

I am also excited to announce that Eleven by Venus will be at the IDEA World Fitness Convention too! I am a member of Team Eleven and thrilled to represent this great brand. Our team is headed up by Carla Birnberg, who I hope to finally get to meet, and we are proud to be Venus’ β€œvoice on the street.”

Aurora Top

Being an EleVen is how Venus Williams strives to live her life. She says that 10 is just a number, while EleVen is a lifestyle. Always known for her fashion flair on the courts, Venus now makes her unique style available to all of us. EleVen by Venus goes beyond clothing and encompasses a healthy, fit, and confident lifestyle.

We will be at the expo, so stop by to say hi, see the beautiful clothing line, and learn a little more about Eleven! If you are an influencer who is passionate about health and fitness, ask about becoming a member of Team Eleven!

If you just can’t wait to try on some of this beautiful clothing line, you can save 10% on the purchase of any new collection or full price item by using the code Team11DebbieW. Ready to shop? Click here.

So, can I expect to see you at Blogfest?

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  1. says

    Ah, I so wish I could go to BlogFest but it’s just not an option right now. I would love to meet so many of you that will be there!

    And, might I say you look adorable in the EleVen gear! I could never get my application to go through; the site always crashed and we couldn’t figure out why. But I really am glad you are on the team. I think you’re a great model and spokesperson πŸ˜€
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  2. says

    I still have yet to order any EleVen outfits and I NEED TO!!! Ah! LOL. Although, I am a tad resistant because I just have so many fitness outfits. I have a feeling if I order another, my friends will put me in fitness clothing rehab. LOL

    Oh and I will be at IDEA but just the EXPO and I think just for one day! I don’t really know which day yet though, maybe Thursday? Ugh, I will keep you posted! πŸ™‚
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  3. says

    SIGH – I WISH that I could go, but it’s just not feasible for me to fly to California! Since that would be a cross country trip for me! BUT I wish you the best time there πŸ˜› I love that outfit you’re wearing! And I think it will be so special for you to meet some of your blogger friends in real life πŸ™‚
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  4. says

    I am loving all the EleVen gear that I’ve been seeing. I follow a few bloggers who are ambassadors and the gear is totally stylish and looks comfy. I can’t wait to test it out for myself.
    I wish I could go to Blogfest, but airlines have rules against women flying this late in their pregnancy, and that’s a little far for this Florida girl to travel by automobile.
    Have fun!!!
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