When Your Vision Turns Into a Reality...

About two and a half months ago, when I created this whole "Native in Nashville" thing, I had NO idea what I was getting myself into.  I had no idea how hard bloggers work on getting these informative things done.  I had no idea how many hours I would spend researching places making sure I didn't dare to write incorrect information for the whole world to see.  I had no idea how many connections I would make through this or about any of the events I have had the opportunity to attend, solely because of my blog.  I especially had NO idea how many people I would reach by it.  It has been the most rewarding thing I have ever done for myself.  No, I don't get paid for this, and that's ok.  That is not at all what I mean by rewarding.  I have never been the type to really have any hobbies.  When people have asked me in the past, I almost feel stupid because nothing has ever really interested me enough to give a straight answer.  However, if you ask me now, I will definitely tell you blogging is it.  I love connecting with people and this gives me multiple ways to do that.  It gives me a platform to literally talk about anything I want to talk about and the beauty of it is that no one is being forced to read it.  Gotta love being an adult.  I genuinely want to thank everyone who, in fact, does read it.  It means the world to me when I start to tell someone something, and their first reply is "I read about that in your blog"  I literally LOVE you guys!! When I say it's rewarding for me, I mean that I take pride my posts.  I've never had a lot that I have been super proud of.  This is definitely it.

Speaking of proud, that brings me to my next subject.  Since the first day I created Native in Nashville as my blog name, after about six hours of trying to come up with a name that wasn't already taken, I had a vision for all of this.  When I created my logo I envisioned seeing it on tee-shirts, hats, etc.  I know that I personally have always loved anything that has "Nashville" written anywhere on it, so I thought to myself, this would look really cool on a shirt.  I never dreamed that when I thought those thoughts that I would actually have enough people that supported me to even think twice about it.  Fast forward about two months later and I started getting requests from people, a lot of people, saying "you should make shirts with your logo on them".  I had another friend, Erica, reach out around the same time period asking if I cared if she made me a shirt with my logo on it.  She made me one and I loved it.  I wore it to the Nashville Sounds game and posted about it.  When I posted a picture in it I had twelve people order a shirt from me, when they knew the shirts weren't even made yet.  I even had two people order from out of state.  I am humbled beyond belief.  That day when I went to the Sounds game, I thought to myself how amazing it would be if I was at a game one day in the future, or anywhere for that matter, and looked around to see even one other person wearing something I created on a shirt....five people... ten.  I would be over the moon ecstatic.  

Today I picked up thirty shirts with my logo on them.  It was a surreal feeling.  Ever since I was young I have always been a big fan of t-shirts.  Wearing them, buying them, or thinking of ideas for them.  I think my favorite part of high school was making shirts for pep rallies (those were the days).  Anyways, I never really had a reason to make them, and now I do.  I think they are the perfect way to show your love for Nashville and pride in living in such an amazing city.  Don't be surprised when you see me wearing one everyday.  Nothing wrong with a little shameless self promotion, plus they are SUPER comfy!  I'm so proud to call Nashville HOME.  I'm also proud of myself,  that is a rare thing.  I genuinely appreciate everyone who supports me and my blog!   

If you are interested in purchasing a "Native in Nashville" shirt you can click here http://www.nativeinnashville.com/represent-nashville/ or choose the "Represent Nashville" tab from the dropdown above.  I have put in a lot of time and dedication on these shirts to make sure to provide a good quality and comfortable shirt for everyone.  I have definitely experienced a lot of trial and error through the process, but I couldn't be happier with the result. If you have any questions, please email me at nativeinnashville@gmail.com.  As always, thank you for reading.

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The Grandparent's Guide to Facebook

Anyone over the age of 50, this one's for you.  It's 2016, and Facebook isn't just for twenty-some year olds anymore.  It's for every age, and let's face it, EVERYONE and their mama has it (literally).  I think it's safe to say that not everyone knows how to use it.  Being a self proclaimed Facebook expert, I would like to share some tricks of the trade, some do's and don'ts, with whoever may find this info useful.  You'll be an old pro in no time, no pun intended.

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1)  This is important to know... there is a search bar and a what's on your mind section.  One is for your status, one is to search your grandkids names.  My grandmother was once trying to stalk me on Facebook and made my name her Facebook status.  BUSTED!! Love you Grandma!

2)  My dad's name is Dale.  Dale doesn't even text me on my phone anymore, he messages me on Facebook messenger.  I maybe check that messenger once a week.  Learn from his mistakes guys, Facebook messenger is not the answer, to anything ever.  Don't be a Dale.

3)  Did you know you can like something and not share it?  You don't have to share every single post you come across on Facebook.  There is a like button, there is even a love button.  Like and love everything always. 

4)  Set a profile picture.  Even if it's your Glamour Shot from 1984.  

5)  Chainletter types aren't real.  If you don't share something with 12 people, you aren't actually going to have bad luck for 10 years. 

6)  There is such a thing as too much information.  

7)  Feel free to comment on every single picture us grandchildren share.  We love it.

8)  If you see your sweet angel of a grandchild use a curse word on Facebook, make sure to call them out with a simple "watch your mouth". Let them know you're ashamed and disappointed.  That'll teach them a lesson.  I bet they will think twice before doing it again. 

9)  When you write a comment on something we post, you don't have to sign it "Grandma, Nanna, or Granddaddy" at the end.  We know who you are.  Though, I will have to admit it's the most adorable thing in the world.

10)   Remember when a # was actually called a pound sign?  Not so much anymore.  Nowadays it's called a hashtag.  A hashtag is used on social networking sites to create a tag or a link on a word.  Don't be surprised when you see someone using it in #every #single #word #like #this. #ANNOYING I know. 

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Thank you for reading!  I almost forgot number 11.

11)  Click this link and press the like button  https://www.facebook.com/NativeInNashville/

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Be sure to checkout my Facebook page or Instagram page @nativeinnashville to see how to win a Native in Nashville t-shirt!  More details coming soon on these ❤️ 

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Lady in Red...& Leather & Denim

There is nothing I love more than having a staple in my wardrobe that goes with just about anything or pull any outfit together.  A leather jacket has always been my go to clothing item, and when I go out, I'm almost always wearing one.  I don't have a particular "style" of clothing.  I wear whatever makes me feel good.  This outfit in particular makes me not only feel good, but also like a badass! 

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This outfit is from Revv in Hillsboro Village.  Revv is a trendy boutique where women's grunge fashion and classic style collide.  Step inside or checkout their Instagram @shopRevv or website www.shoprevv.com and you will see what I mean!  I also posted some of my favorite items they have below!! 

First thing's first, let's talk about this studded leather jacket, "The Rambler".  It's AMAZING!  It has become quite a hot commodity since country superstar, Kelsea Ballerini, has been pictured wearing it on more than one occasion. 

Kelsea Ballerini moments before the ACM awards

Kelsea Ballerini moments before the ACM awards

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This Rambler jacket is a rock-n-roll dream, if you ask me!  It's the perfect vegan leather motorcycle jacket which features zip closures at the front opening and pockets, with a belted waist. Did I mention, it's dripping in studs?  Checkout the detail on it. 

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I would rock just about anything with this jacket, but this time I went with a sleeveless shirt, the "Ellie Top", in the most vibrant and pretty shade of red.  It would be perfect to wear with a long necklace without the jacket as well.  It's flowy and the sides have slits that show just the right amount of skin.  The back of it has small section of it cut out with a gold zipper.  Love!!

The jeans Im wearing are the "Mya-Delray"  made by Articles of Society.  They are very comfortable and a jean you would get a lot of wear out of, not to mention very affordable-only $69! I love the wash of them too!  So cute! 

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I paired this outfit with one of my favorite pairs of black fringe booties & they have a great shoe collection at Revv!  I seriously hope fringe never goes out of style, I'll be in trouble. 

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Favorite Items at Revv Currently 

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Now do y'all see why I love this boutique?  Revv is located at 1815 21st Avenue South.  They also have a sister store "The Rage" and you can check them out at www.shoptherage.com or on IG at @therageboutique. You can follow me on Instagram at @nativeinnashville.  Thanks so much for reading!!

Styled// Ally Barrett (Revv) @a.barrettstyling on Instagram

Makeup// Jessica Vaughn (Primp This)  @primpthis on Instagram

Photos of myself// Jennifer Cody @jennifercodyweddings on Instagram

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Spring Vibes

I can't believe how gorgeous it is in Nashville today!! We've been in a crazy, I guess one could say bipolar, weather transition around here lately.  One day it feels like wintertime and the next nearly summer.  There hasn't been much in between, but I think we've finally made it to spring! Yay!  I want to share this adorable outfit, perfect for spring, from Fab'rik Nashville with yall! 

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I'm all about some comfort & this outfit is the perfect combination of comfort & style.  I'm also all about supporting and shopping local and absolutely love Fab'rik!! We have two convenient locations in Cool Springs and Murfreesboro.  These jeans are about as comfortable and soft as you can get.  They are the DL1961 Premium Denim in gray.  I love the fact that they are stretchy and I could fit in a size smaller than I normally wear.  I'm also not a fan of super low rise pants and the rise on these is perfection for my body type.  You can find them in store or here: https://www.fabrikstyle.com/dl1961-margaux-in-faulkner/ .  The shirt I'm wearing is also from Fab'rik.  I absolutely love the pattern on it and how well it goes with the gray jeans.  Super flowy and comfortable.  I paired this outfit with the most amazing shoes from Target .  They have them in four colors that I've seen (taupe, blue, black, and purple) & I could not resist them when I saw them.  I'm completely obsessed with fringe everything these days and have been wanting some shoes like this for awhile.   I love the fact that they go with everything and they are SO affordable.  You can find them in store or here : http://m.target.com/p/women-s-devan-pumps/-/A-50211294 .  I wore this with a simple, almost choker-like necklace from Fab'rik, gold with a darker crystal stone in the middle and it really made the outfit come together nicely.  It was also on sale!  I can't resist a good sale item!  Even if I don't need something, I feel accomplished when I buy anything on sale!  The hat I'm wearing is from FancyFixin' Boutique and you can find it here: http://www.fancyfixin.com/ .  You wouldn't believe how good this hat looks with just about anything! 

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Hair & Makeup // Kalahn Harmon (Faces by Kalahn)  

Photos// Jennifer Cody  

Styled// Kayla Hindman (Fab'rik Nashville) 

For more outfit ideas checkout my Instagram at @NativeInNashville 

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Nashville Fashion Week: Nashville Designer Runway Showcase

Welcome back y'all!  I'm happy you are here.  So last week, I got to attend Nashville Fashion Week as an official Blogger+Influener.  Pretty cool, huh? 

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About Nashville Fashion Week

Nashville Fashion Week was conceived in 2010 to foster Nashville’s heralded community spirit and concentration of creative, fashion-forward and entrepreneurial talent, to create a one-of-a-kind five day event that is uniquely Nashville.

Nashville Fashion Week kicked off in April 2011 with a city-wide celebration of Nashville’s thriving fashion and retail community and its vast array of creative talent and continues to gain momentum year after year. Featuring local, regional and national designers and industry professionals in an array of creative events throughout the city encourages both Nashvillians and visitors to explore the city’s diverse fashion and retail spaces with promotions, partnerships and educational workshops.

Nashville Fashion Week is co-founded and directed by a collaboration of fashion, media and marketing professionals who have partnered to combine their passion and resources to create a completely volunteer-led and run event that spotlights Nashville’s growing fashion community with an ongoing, sustainable focus for philanthropic support of our creative community.

Ticket proceeds from Nashville Fashion Week benefit the Nashville Fashion Forward Fund of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund gives an annual award to advance the career of select local talent with demonstrated experience in a fashion-related field. The Nashville Fashion Forward Fund ensures that Nashville Fashion Week will impact the Nashville fashion community for many years to come. (Source: NFW)

My Experience at NFW

I definitely never realized how awesome our fashion scene was here in Nashville, until now.  I absolutely loved the runway shows, a whole lot more than I ever expected.  I also enjoyed meeting lots of people in the fashion industry and other creatives as well.  Other than the Southern Women's Show when I was a kid, I had never been to a fashion show before and THIS was the real deal.  I was unfortunately sick for night one, but was so happy I made it to the second night, the "Nashville Designer Runway Showcase".  I especially loved that show in particular, because I love supporting anything LOCAL! I also attended night four, which was the "City Lights" runway show.  It was such a nice and fun experience, I don't plan on ever missing it again.  

Nashville Designer Runway Showcase 

This event took place at Track One in Nashville, Tennessee and the setting was absolutely stunning.  They featured Nashville themed drinks, "The Music City Mule" and "The Fashionista", very clever, if you ask me.  You guys already know my favorite part was the food and it was catered by Puckett's Grocery and Restaurant, one of my favorite places to eat.  The models were with AMAX Talent Agency and can we say GORGEOUS!? Gosh I'm still trying to figure out how I can make myself about a foot taller as we speak.  I'm going to share some of my favorite looks from each of these talented designers of Nashville from the Nashville Designer showcase.

 Roxenstone 

Designer: Denise Roxen/ Nashville, TN

Roxenstone inspires confidence that goes against the mainstream. Roxenstone is for men that have a little bit of Rock N Roll in their soul. (Source NFW)

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Sisters of Nature 

Designer: Kimberly Parker/ Nashville, TN

Sisters of Nature is a lifestyle brand for dreamers, adventurers and free spirits. Inspired by the wild beauty of nature with a new bohemian folk aesthetic, each piece embodies the woman who loves to travel the world, soak in life and celebrate her unique individuality.(source NFW)

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Any Old Iron 

Designer: Andrew Clancey/ Nashville, TN

Focusing on tailoring with a twist, Clancey and co-owner, Christopher Melton, aim to establish themselves with musicians and fashionista's alike. (Source NFW) 

 

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Amanda Valentine 

 Designer: Amanda Valentine/ Nashville, TN 

Amanda Valentine is a women's ready-to-wear collection created by designer and stylist Amanda Valentine. Amanda competed on Project Runway (Seasons 11 and 13) and has been voted "Nashville's Best Fashion Designer" by readers of the Nashville Scene for the last four years.  While creating collections, Amanda styles wardrobe for numerous rock bands including Twenty One Pilots and infuses her women’s line with edge - and always ease. Bold prints, dramatic color blocking and exaggerated silhouettes make an appearance each collection. (Source NFW)

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Ona Rex

Designer: Amanda Balding/ Nashville, TN

Ona Rex is the creative endeavor of designer Ashley Balding. It was formed in 2014 with an aim to bring women’s wear to Nashville that is unique, bold, and luxurious. Each piece of the collection is crafted in house with extreme care and attention to detail – whether it’s using custom hand woven textiles, or artfully sculpted accessories. Ona Rex holds its tradition of uniqueness to the highest regard. (Source NFW)

 

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

 Truly Alvarenga 

Designer: Truly Alvarenga/ Nashville, TN

Truly Alvarenga Is known best for her beautiful handmade one-of-a-kind garments that are minimalist, uncluttered and refined in their shaping. Truly pays meticulous attention to detail and has attracted an impressive numbers of admirers, who appreciate the craftsmanship as well as the inspired stories behind the one-of-a-kind collections. (Source NFW)

 

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

Photo: Ryan Mclemore

What is your favorite look from Nashville Fashion Week?  I plan on giving you guys coverage of Friday night's show as well, later on!  Thanks for reading & if you get the chance to attend Nashville Fashion Week next year, I highly recommend it.  Be sure to follow me on Instagram for more footage @nativeinnashville . XOXO- Amber

Hair & Makeup for this showcase by: William Edge Salon

For more information visit www.nashvillefashionweek.com

Do Go Chasin' Waterfalls: Near Nashville

Not only is Tennessee home to a great music scene, amazing food, lots of Southern hospitality and friendly people,  it's also home to plenty of beautiful land, rolling hills, and GORGEOUS waterfalls within driving distance from Nashville.  Even as a native in Nashville of 29 years, it seems like I just can't get enough of exploring our beautiful state!  

Burgess Falls 

Drive time from Nashville:   1 hour & 30 mins

Address:  4000 Burgess Falls Drive, Sparta, TN

Burgess Falls - Pinterest

Burgess Falls - Pinterest

Activities at Burgess Falls include:

  • Hiking with 3 different trails
  1. River Trail  — 0.8 Miles — Natural Surface — Difficult/ strenuous
  2. Trail to base of main falls  — 0.3 Miles — Natural Surface — very strenuous
  3. Ridge Top Trail  — 0.5 Miles — Natural Surface — moderate

*the stairs down to the main falls are currently closed

  • Fishing.  Fishing is good for Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, and bream. The most popular fishing sites are below the dam and the main waterfall along the bank and at the fishing pier. There are no public boat ramps or canoe/kayak access areas on the park. (Source tnstateparks.com)
  • Birdwatching  

Rutledge Falls 

Drive time from Nashville:  1 hour & 15 mins 

Address:  Rutledge Falls Rd, Tullahoma, TN

Rutledge Falls- Pinterest

Rutledge Falls- Pinterest

Activities at Rutledge Falls include:

  • Hiking (easy)
  • Picnicking  
  • Swimming (water remains cold all year)

Rutledge Falls is 40 feet high. 

*please note it's a little difficult to find, but you can park near the church.  This is privately owned, open from dawn until dusk. 

Cummins Falls 

Drive time from Nashville:  1 hour & 45 mins

Address:  1081 Cummins Mill Road, Cookeville, TN

PC: @lostcreekrambler Instagram

PC: @lostcreekrambler Instagram

Activities at Cummins Falls include: 

  • Swimming (life jackets are advised)
  • Hiking.  The hike will be challenging and require you to walk through water. 
  • Rock jumping
  • Day-use park only.  Pets allowed on a leash.  No camping is allowed but available nearby at Standing Stone State Park and Edgar Evins State Park.

Cummins Falls is 75 feet high. 

Cane Creek Falls 

Drive time from Nashville:  2 hours

Address:  2009 Village Camp Road, Pikeville, TN

 PC: Matthew Winn

 PC: Matthew Winn

Activities at Cane Creek Falls include: 

  • Swimming.  The large swimming hole is great for jumping or diving into. 
  • Hiking.  You will want to head down the Cable Trail to get to the bottom of the waterfall. 

Cane Creek Falls is 85 feet high.

Ozone Falls 

Drive time from Nashville: 1 hour & 50 mins

Address: 24 Office Dr. S., Crossville, TN

PC: @jason_a_stanley Instagram

PC: @jason_a_stanley Instagram

My favorite part about Ozone Falls is that certain scenes of "The Jungle Book" were filmed there because of it's easy access and beauty.  Activities include: 

  • Hiking. It is 0.8 miles to get to the falls and described as moderate.  Trails open from April-October and dogs are allowed.  They must be kept on a leash.
  • Swimming.  There is an aqua blue swimming hole. 

Ozone Falls is 110 feet high.

Twin Falls 

Drive time from Nashville:  1 hour & 20 mins

Address:  82 Beach Road, Rock Island, TN

PC: Roadtrippers

PC: Roadtrippers

Activities at Twin Falls include: 

  • Kayaking
  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Camping.  Cabins and tent campground on site at Rock Island State Park
  • Picnicking

Both waterfalls are 80 feet tall. 

Foster Falls 

Drive time from Nashville:  1 hour & 30 mins

Address:  498 Foster Road, Sequatchie, TN

PC: @gjaggear Instagram

PC: @gjaggear Instagram

Activities at Foster Falls include

  • Camping -campsites available
  • Swimming
  • Rock climbing
  • Cliff jumping  
  • Grilling - grills on site

Foster Falls is 60 feet high. 

Fall Creek Falls 

Drive time from Nashville:  2 hours

Address:  10821 Park Road, Spencer, TN

PC: @bendannerphoto Instagram

PC: @bendannerphoto Instagram

Fall Creek Falls is one of the highest waterfalls in the Eastern U.S. at 256 feet.  Activities include:

  • Hiking
  • No jumping!  
  • Campground on site with cabins
  • Eating.  There is a restaurant on site Gaul's Gallery
  • Picnicking with 5 pavilions available for rent  

Greeter Falls 

Drive time from Nashville: 1 hour & 40 mins

Address:  435 Greeter Falls Road, Lower Falls Trail, Altamont, TN

PC: Greeter Falls- Pinterest

PC: Greeter Falls- Pinterest

Activities at Greeter Falls include: 

  •  Swimming in the "Blue Hole" 
  • Hiking:  1/2 mile hike to get to Greeter Falls.  Dogs allowed and must be kept on a leash.

Greeter Falls is 50 feet high.

Contrary to the beliefs of TLC and all of us who have been singing along to "Waterfalls" since 1994, I say you should absolutely go chasin' those waterfalls!   I know, I know, the song has no relation to actual waterfalls, but I couldn't resist.  Have fun & most importantly BE SAFE!!

Be sure to follow Native in Nashville on Instagram at @NativeInNashville and on Facebook here:  https://www.facebook.com/NativeInNashville/

Thank you guys for reading! XOXO- Amber

 

EMBRACE THE SHAKE at Studio Novo

I think I've told you all before, my life is a constant struggle of eating and trying to lose weight.  My body loves me I'm sure (completely sarcastic).   I'm the kind of person who does 100 crunches, and feels like I should have a six-pack.  In other words, I'm not very athletic.  One of my best friends, Brianna, had been telling me, not to mention raving, about a fitness class at Studio Novo.     By the way she talked about it, I was honestly intimidated to try this class.  I'm out of shape and get out of breath just from walking up my steps (embarrassing I know).  I have seen the transformation her body has made since she started taking and teaching this class, so naturally I became more interested.  Studio Novo was hosting an event at Lululemon and had one of their machines, the Megaformer, there to try.  She invited me to come and I'm so happy I did.  I tried about five of the exercises and realized it's not as scary as I thought.  Even the name "Megaformer" was scary to me before I actually tried it.  I've now taken 2 classes at the studio and it's definitely rewarding, not to mention a lot of fun!  I know fear of the unknown is a good excuse not to try something, so I want to tell you about my experience as a first timer taking this class.  These pictures were taken after we completed both classes, and as you can see, there is still a smile on my face.   

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What you need to know. 

  1.  Your first class is FREE!! You can sign up at:   http://www.novonashville.com/#welcome
  2. Bring a bottle of water, your ID & socks with grip on the bottom or you could always go barefoot.  Socks can be purchased there for $12
  3. Wear yoga pants and a tank top (nothing too loose)
  4. Arrive 15 minutes early
  5. Your body will SHAKE with just about every move

About Studio Novo 

Studio Novo is owned by Anna and Santi Tefel and they have two convenient locations, Cool Springs and West Meade.  They are the only two locations in Tennessee that even teach the Lagree Method.  Classes are small, so the instructors can really focus on making sure each person understands as well as making sure their form is correct during each move.  They offer classes as early as 6AM and as late as 6:45PM.

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What is the Lagree Method? 

 The Lagree Fitness training method is taught on an exclusive technology developed by fitness visionary, Sebastien Lagree. Physical fitness is more than being able to run a long distance or lift heavy weights at the gym; or how long you worked out or at what intensity… While these are important measures of fitness, they only address single areas. Physical fitness is made up of five basic elements: Cardio, Strength, Endurance, Body Composition, and Flexibility.  It also focuses on core strength and balance, as well as mental health.  Where many workouts and exercise regimens work to integrate as many of these elements as possible, Lagree Fitness meets all the elements to physical fitness; not just in one session but in every single move. 

Some celebrities who take the Lagree Method are Jennifer Aniston, Kim Kardashian, Sofia Vergara, Michelle Obama, Elizabeth Hurley, Rebecca Romijn, Nicole Kidman, Ali Larter, and Hayden Panettiere.  Can we say BODY GOALS!?  Sofia Vergara believes so highly in the method, she has the Megaformer in her house.

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What is the "Megaformer" ? 

The Megaformer uses springs and cables to create resistance and counter-resistance for a workout that keeps your heart rate up, while toning and stretching muscles.   At first glance it looks similar to a torture device, because it has straps, springs, and pulleys, but I promise it's not scary at all! The best part about this machine to me, is that in just 50 minutes on it, you get a high-intensity full-body workout with no impact on your joints or spine.  I'm not going to tell you it's easy, it's a hard workout, but you will see results quickly and the 50 minutes will fly by!  

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PC: Studio Novo Nashville

PC: Studio Novo Nashville

This class is great for both men and women!  I actually took my big strong man, who takes crossfit classes everyday, and he absolutely loved it.  Beforehand, knowing how much he lifts, I wasn't sure it would be a struggle for him, but it definitely worked muscles I don't even think he knew he had.  He was sweating and shaking throughout the entire class. He actually just told me he is ready to go back.  It's fun, it's free to try, it will make you feel great, and bathing suit weather is right around the corner!! What are you waiting for?  Thanks, as always, for reading! XOXO- Amber

For more information on Studio Novo or to book your first class---> http://www.novonashville.com/#welcome you can also visit my Instagram page @NativeInNashville to watch me trying some moves for my first time on the Megaformer !!  

 Locations

West Meade
99 White Bridge Rd.
Nashville, TN 37205

(615) 679-9962

Cool Springs
9040 Carothers Pkwy #103
Franklin, TN 37067

(615) 236-9167