Workout Wednesday: Virginia Beach Adventure Bootcamp

I wanted to introduce you to a great vendor... one whose sole career is to kick butt day after day!... Meet Adam (and his lovely wife Jen!)

Adam and Jen run the Virginia Beach Adventure Bootcamp: A great, women's only bootcamp held 2 times daily in Virginia Beach. I have personally taken part in their kick-butt work out and absolutely love it!

A bit about the coaches:
Jennifer has devoted her life to finding ways to help others. While attending college she discovered that she could further that devotion by majoring in Elementary Education which she now has obtained a B.S. degree in. Teaching others and leading them to a path of success seemed to be the ideal place for Jennifer to start her career. It was while Jennifer attended Radford University that she began to reminisce about her active days as a child involving swimming, cheerleading, dance, and gymnastics. Wanting to overcome her long time personal struggle with weight concerns, Jennifer, began exploring fitness and nutrition. Since then Jennifer has become a Nationally Certified Advanced Personal Trainer (NCSF) and is passionate about learning and practicing proper health, nutrition, and fitness. Having maintained her weight loss, Jennifer wants to inspire other women to achieve their goals for weight loss and other physical conditioning goals. Combining her love for teaching, helping others, fitness, and nutrition Jennifer is thrilled to be your next motivator and coach!

Adam's life was always geared around sports and fitness. Since the age of five he has been involved in a variety of sports and activities ranging from soccer (his first passion), track, cross-country, basketball, baseball, and BMX racing. At Salem High School in Virginia Beach he was fortunate to be a cross-country state qualifier and varsity soccer captain. He took his love of sports and fitness to Radford University where he graduated with a B.S. in Exercise, Sport and Health Education. Before completed his degree he obtained an Advanced Personal Trainer Certification (NCSF) and began coaching men and woman towards their health and fitness goals. Adam has since worked with over 100 Virginia Beach residents to help them lose weight, get in outstanding shape and improve the quality of their lives. He looks forward to meeting you and pushing you to your ultimate fitness goals!

A bit about the program:
Virginia Beach Adventure Boot Camp is a unique 4-week outdoor group fitness program proven to generate remarkable results in a safe, noncompetitive and fun atmosphere. Our goal is to help Virginia Beach fitness women Jump Start their fitness programs or take their current program to the next level. We will provide the tools and education to keep you feeling confident and looking better with more energy to be your best.

What types of exercises are included in the program?
Exercises include: Core conditioning, short distance running (less than one mile), muscular strength, jumping rope, circuit training, hiking, sport yoga, fitness kick boxing, pilates, sport drills, obstacle courses, surprises, and more!

What can I achieve from camp?
Your body will become more fit and toned, and you will gain more confidence making a dramatic improvement in your physical well-being. The boot camp program includes exercises designed to firm your butt and thighs, flatten your stomach, reduce body fat and increase stamina. By losing fat and gaining muscle, you'll lose inches and gain strength while looking and feeling better. Also, you'll meet great people who share in the same vision of striving to reach their goals for a healthier mind and body. You'll receive a FREE nutrition seminar.

Why should I participate?
You will make a dramatic improvement in your physical and mental well-being. In addition, you will meet great people who share your same passion for acquiring a more healthy body and mind. You will be finished with your training before the rest of the world has even gotten started!

What is the cost (investment in myself)?
Each four-week boot camp has a registration fee of $299. That's twenty hours of instruction! You can look forward to before and after assessments, one hour nutrition seminar and a free t-shirt! It averages out to just $14.95 per hour. Where else can you get premiere or cutting edge fitness instruction for that incredible price? Your Adventure Boot Camp coaches typically charges $80 to $130 per hour for their services - this is a great opportunity to receive motivating fitness instruction by a certified advanced personal trainers for just a fraction of the cost.

Other options:
The Adventure Boot Camp program has proven to provide its campers with dramatic improvements. 5 days per week is hands down the best choice if you want to experience the best results. However, there is a 3 day per week option which is ideal if you already have morning commitments or you are just beginning.

You can also choose to come three days per week for a discount of $100. Total cost is just $199. Note: Even greater results occur when you enroll in the full 5-day per week program. We are now accepting pre-registration for the next camp. You will get your pre-camp evaluation by your coach prior to the start of camp or during the first week. Once we receive your registration you will be notified to make an appointment.

What you can expect:
• One hour a day for 4 weeks
• Monday through Friday 5:30 - 6:30 AM & 9:30AM - 10:30AM
• Nutrition seminar
• Spaces fill quickly for this unique experience!
• Registration is just $299 for a 4-week camp (or $199 for a three-day-per-week program)
• Daily support and inspiration from Adam and Jenn to keep you focused and motivated.

Expected results when you complete camp are:
• 3-5% reduction in body fat
• Greatly improved posture
• Better relaxation
• 5-12 pounds of weight loss
• 1-3 inch decrease in the midsection
• 25% improvement in endurance
• 25% increase in strength
• 100% gain in self-confidence

Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase: Recap

I know, I know...I'm a week behind but I wanted to post a few images of the Uniquely Yours Bridal Showcase held last Sunday at the Marriott Waterside Hotel. This annual showcase which benefits Susan G. Komen for the Cure (my favorite non-profit) had over 3000 guests in attendance and raised over $6,000.

Since Antonia Christianson Events is known for planning, designing, and coordinating weddings it is always imperative for us to call on the vendors that help us create breathtaking events week after week at the bridal shows we attend. (and this event was no different). We showcased images from James Christianson Photography, Stationery from RSVP, Bouquets from Fluttering Flowers and a beautiful centerpiece from Daevid's. We also spruced up our tables with linens from Distinctive Event Rentals and a beautiful cake that usually graces our conference room from the ever talented Patti Cakes.

Let's start out our pictures with a few of our favorite vendors. Remember, we took these images quickly with our non-professional cameras, so we apologize for the quality.

Meet Ms. Mia Byrd from the Chrysler Museum of Art. Notice her floral arrangement (which we love!). I think she made it herself. Such a multi-talented event pro!

These crazy guys make up half of the team at Arch Entertainment and the ever talented photographer Justin Hankins. Rodney Charles and one of his team members are in black. Justin is in white.
I wish I had a better image of the fabulous work at my pal Daevid's booth. His work is phenomenal...and his booth was OUT OF THIS WORLD!
Who doesn't love a beautiful black and white image? And no one does them better than the one and only David Schwartz. (as you can see!). Here I am with David and one of his beautiful brides from last year.
This quick shot definitely doesn't do Patti Cakes' booth any justice... but trust me when I say her cakes are phenomenal and there was at least a 20 minute wait to taste her cakes the entire show.

Now, here is a bit of insight into the Antonia Christianson Events booth:
Here is a small mock table with a beautiful arrangement from my good friend Daevid. This was definitely a "statement" piece.
My beautiful office cake. I LOVE THIS THING!!! Thanks Emily Patti from Patti Cakes, Inc.
"In Lieu Of" cards from RSVP Stationery.
Technically this image should be in the "vendor images"... Let me introduce you to the fabulous James Christianson of James Christianson Photography (aka my handsome hubby). He wasn't there for his business this time...he was there to help me set up. Notice his beautiful images in the background.
Instead of brochures this year, I decided to call on my good friends from RSVP Stationery to create wedding programs that included my information in them. They were an absolute hit!
This image usually graces the walls of my studio and is taken by James Christianson Photography...but our good friend Kelly Lee also gave us a proof book of one of our beautiful Chrysler Weddings from this year.
We always love to have items in our booth that brides can pick up and talk about. This year these items were beautiful bouquets created by Debbie Pence of Fluttering Flowers.
Finally! My team! (minus Rachel). Lindsey (our intern), Myself, and Kelly. Without them I'd be nothing.

Monica and Aric: A Beautiful Chrysler Wedding!

WOW! What a way to start off 2010...with probably the most breathtaking bride i've ever seen. No lie! I've seen a lot of amazingly beautiful brides...but to see a breathtaking bride doesn't happen too often.

I had the opportunity to work with Monica and Aric for an entire year before the big day and I knew that this wedding was definitely one to wait for. Monica was accepted to Law School and moved away during the middle of the planning process and Aric was a great groom that wanted to be hands on. He picked out the event lighting with the help of Jeremy at Blue Steel, came to floral meetings with Fluttering Flowers and of course came to catering meetings at Cuisine & Co. (what guy doesn't like food right?) They are a great pair, with a great personality, and an amazing future ahead of them.

Of course I loved their wedding color scheme. Butter Yellow and Slate Gray. It was AMAZING in the Chrysler. Especially with those beautiful yellow and white flowers lit from above. It ROCKED!

What's my favorite part of their wedding? Monica surprised her dad with an Accordion player for their father/daughter dance. He had no idea what was coming...and we started their dance in a very classy way, with a traditional waltz...only half way through the accordion player came out and started playing a polka. Every guest went crazy! It was so much fun and very unexpected.

Who did I forget? Their stationery was from our good friends at RSVP (completely custom designed from Save the Date to place card). Their delicious cake was from Sweet Dreams by Stephanie. Ceremony music was from the ever helpful Trish Fritz at FritzPro Music (how do you think we found that accordion player), and the party rocked out all night with Rodney Charles of Arch Entertainment. They exited in a great car from the Unique Car Service and their pictures were taken by the Amazing Hayne Photographers!

Brides Choice Awards 2010!

Virginia Beach, Virginia – January 19, 2010 - WeddingWire, the nation’s leading wedding technology company, just announced Antonia Christianson Events has been selected to receive the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™ for Wedding Planning!

The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ recognizes and celebrates excellence in quality and service within the wedding industry, as determined by recent reviews and extensive surveys from over 500,000 newlyweds.

Antonia Christianson Events is among the top five percent of all vendors in the WeddingWire community, which includes over 100,000 wedding professionals across the US and Canada. Awards were given to winners across 19 different service categories, from wedding venues to wedding photographers.

“We are excited to recognize and honor the success of the top wedding professionals within the WeddingWire Community” said Timothy Chi, WeddingWire’s Chief Executive Officer. “The annual Bride’s Choice Awards™ program has given us the unique opportunity to highlight the best wedding professionals in each region as reviewed by brides and grooms who have utilized their services in the past year.”

We are happy to announce that Antonia Christianson Events is among the very best Wedding Planners within the WeddingWire Network, which includes WeddingWire and Martha Stewart Weddings. We would like to thank our past newlyweds for nominating us for the 2010 Bride’s Choice Awards™.

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Jamee and Paul...a winter engagement for a spring wedding!

2010 holds many amazing things for Antonia Christianson of the best opportunities we are looking forward to is working with vendors and venues we have not yet had the chance to work with in years past. Our next wedding is at a great venue in Williamsburg and we will also be traveling out of our market in the fall for a wedding that is sure to be a blast. Of course, one of our most favorite opportunities is when we get to work with beautiful venues right here in our own backyard like the Chrysler Musuem of Art, Half Moone, the Chamberlin on Fort Monroe, and as in the case for this beautiful couple...the Portsmouth Renaissance.

Meet Jamee and Paul. A super cute, super fun couple that met in a bit of an unconvential way. They will be getting married in the spring at the ever beautiful St. Paul's Church in Portsmouth with their reception at the Renaissance Hotel. 2 amazing venues, that I have not yet had the opportunity to work (and the truth is, this year I get double the fun, 2 weddings in both places, ROCK ON!!). Here are just a few images from the ever FABULOUS DelHaven Studios! Christine captured this love struck couple beautifully.

Check back in May for more:


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