The Pru & You: Free Fitness Classes Plus a Prize [Ended]


Wanna know what sounds like a blast? Taking a fitness class at the Prudential Center — outside.

It’s been a toasty summer which means you’ll be that much more flexible for those downward dogs and warrior poses. Like hot yoga, but outside. With a breeze.

The series is called FIT on the Garden.


Every Wednesday from 6-7 p.m. until August 31st MoveWith and the Pru are hosting these FREE classes for the community. You’ll be led by a variety of talented Boston fit pros with your choice of yoga or pilates: each class is held outside on the South Garden.

So really though, what’s your excuse?

On top of free fitness (whoop, whoop) I’m giving away a ‘Prudential Center FIT prize pack’ valued at $75. It includes gift cards and/or swag …. Hint, hint: retailers may include Sweetgreen, FlyWheel, Lulu, etc.

I mean, come on.

Join ME on August 10th for Laura Mucci‘s Outdoor Power Flow and enter my giveaway so you can do some shopping afterwards 🙂 Details below.

How to enter (Disclaimer: You MUST be local to the Boston area in order to enter this giveaway. Winner will pickup the gift bag AT the Prudential Center customer service desk.)

  1. Comment below telling me YOUR favorite way to stay fit and healthy in the summer.
  2. Bonus point: Tweet about this giveaway (see below) and comment again telling me you did!

“I just entered to win a #FITontheGarden prize pack on @trendytrainer, check it out:”

I will pick a winner at random on Sunday, July 24th 8 p.m. and announce on Monday. 

Good luck!!

The Weekly Report [In GIFs] 11.15.15

Let’s talk about last week. Crazy busy weekend –> insane work week = I feel asleep last night at 9 p.m.


My week consisted of …

Packed cycling and TRX classes:


Waiting on my car to be fixed after I got backed up into by a city police officer:


A first date:


A 4-mile, pain-free run:


A second date:


And a few chocolate chip cookies from Whole Foods:



Happy Monday, y’all! 


I Tried It: Just Add Cooking [a review]


It’s always fun getting snail mail. I mean, who doesn’t love to coming home to a package sitting at your doorstep or even better, hearing the doorbell ring with a delivery — seriously, it’s like Christmas to me.


So when given the opportunity to review Just Add Cooking, I jumped at the opportunity. Also, this meant more food and experimenting with new recipes … double win.

JAC is a Boston-based company that sources their ingredients locally as well as uses local farmers, vendors and and seasonal ingredients whenever possible. And if you live in the ‘burbs, no worries. JAC delivers throughout Eastern Massachusetts as well.

I decided on the 3-meal box for 2-people. The meals I chose were: Shepherd’s Pie, Indian Vegetable Curry and Vegetarian Hash. While I’m not a vegetarian, I traditionally opt for these types of dishes and tend to toss in my own proteins.

1st Meal: Shepherd’s PieIMG_5028

I’m not going to lie to you … I kind of flopped on this one. When selecting this meal I completely glazed over the fact there is ground beef in this recipe (which I’m not a fan of). SO, like a good friend and neighbor, I whipped up this dinner for one of my best friends and her husband to enjoy. And they LOVED it!

I have to say, it was really easy to prepare and was paired with a cabbage slaw that was equally as easy.

2nd Meal: Indian Vegetable Curry

You guys. This was by far my favorite. Savory, hearty and healthy, JAC made this meal a one-pot-wonder and it was as simple as chopping, sautéing and simmering. Served with traditional naan and I was in heaven.

I ate this for about 3 dinners in a row … I was that obsessed.

3rd Meal: Vegetarian Hash

More of a side dish than an entree, the hash was relatively simple to make … unless you’re like me and set your fire alarm off 😉

What?! I’m not used to cooking in a new kitchen … give me a break!

Full of seasonal veggies like brussel sprouts and hearty potatoes, I served thiss hash up alongside a couple of eggs. This meal could have easily been served for breakfast as well!

Overall, JAC was a simple substitution to my traditional weekly meals … many of which include apples and peanut butter, veggies and hummus and popcorn 🙂 Only the finest at Chez Caroline.

This is definitely something I’d toss into my routine to shake up my mundane meals as well as learn some new recipes.

Good news for YOU: JAC is offering boxes starting at $39 (2-person, 3-meal box normally $69) as well as $69 for a 4-person, 3-meal box (normally $109). This is for new customers only and only for your first box. Visit JAC and register by clicking “Get Cooking.”

So, what are you waiting for?! Grab an apron and get cooking.

Oh yea, and don’t set off the fire alarm like I did. Turn on a fan or something.