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In honor of the upcoming Summit celebration in my home state of Louisiana, I am giving a full recap of last year’s Summit celebration in Nashville, TN.
Where’d we stay?
The Gaylord Opryland Hotel. This was not our first choice. Originally, we were going to stay downtown in an AirBnB, but that fell through that at the last minute, so we had to scramble to get a hotel room. Luckily, there were rooms left at this hotel. In the end, I am glad we stayed here – it was a beautiful resort, with fantastic restaurants, bars, and shops!
Where’d we eat?
Upon arrival in Nashville, we had to pick up our bracelets and information from Music City Center. We ate at a restaurant near by, but for the life of me, I cannot remember what it was called, and Google Maps has been NO help! It had an outside patio area – if anyone knows what I am talking about, leave a comment – I would love to give them a shoutout!
It was pretty rainy Thursday, so we tried to eat somewhere close to Music City Center. We walked down Broadway and happened upon Merchants. I decided on soup and salad – we had a workout later that day and I did not want to be over stuffed. The soup was shrimp and corn soup (cream based!! No one EVER has cream based shrimp and corn soup like my mom makes it!) I paired that with a Southwest chicken salad, which was to die for!
What’d we do?
The first day we were there, we had a lot of down time, so we explored Nashville quite a bit! We started with the Country Music Hall of Fame. That was quite an experience – it was awesome seeing the history of many legendary music stars.
Later that night, we went on the Pedal Tavern – thankfully, these are the only pictures I have from that experience! It was SO worth it! You get to see SO many great areas of Nashville on the Pedal Tavern! I would highly recommend this if you are unsure of where you want to go and what you want to see.
On Thursday, we had the opportunity to go shopping at the CORE and workout with Chalene Johnson. We got to the workout pretty early, so we were super close! It was a great experience to workout with the trainer who inspired me to get healthy over three years ago! Instead of meeting actual Jericho McMatthews, we took pictures with cardboard Jericho – this was mainly for my husband, hah!
Thursday night was our opening celebration in Nissan Stadium!
Friday and Saturday were full of personal development opportunities and motivational sessions that inspired and rekindled the fire that I needed to be a better Beachbody coach!
I cannot wait for this years Beachbody Summit to be held in New Orleans, Louisiana! If you are interested in some motivation, and a great party, I have guest tickets available for the closing celebration 🙂 Leave me a comment below.
Have you ever been to Summit? What was your greatest takeaway?
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