Push Live LA

Saturday, April 21, 2012

(I can see us to the right of the photo)

Well, I am so grateful for having been able to attend this event (especially since my boss paid for my ticket, AND gave me the day off to attend. It was eye-opening and I actually changed my mind about both my Key goal & my Push goal. My husband reluctantly came with me, mainly because I insisted that he need it more than I, and he actually had an A-ha moment out of it!

I kind of wish I went alone because I missed out on connecting with other women, but I enjoyed seeing Chalene in person and getting something out of it.

However, there were several downsides, and I don't want to knock it in any way - I just think it could have been handled a little differently. . .

I bought a "regular" ticket, meaning Non-VIP. BIG mistake!!!!! This was not a cheap ticket, being almost $200 - I expected some nice perks for attending. When we arrived, we had to stand in line to register & wait for all the VIP’s to register first. Then we got a name tag to stand and wait for all the VIP’s to get seated in the front rows. I felt like I was in a cattle drive & when they opened the doors, everyone rushed in to grab up seats. We got right behind the 60+ VIP’s which wasn’t bad, but I was under the impression the VIP’s were only to be an intimate group of 20. There weren’t more than 200 people in the house. The event went from 4:30-9:30PM and even though we got a bite to eat before-hand, we were really hungry in the middle of it.

I expected to be able to meet Chalene, get a photo-op and have her sign my book, but directly after the event, she was rushed off into the final VIP meet-up where they got all of that treatment. I found out after the fact that they got a buffet dinner before-hand where they did group exercises from the book.

(You can see my husband and I at the right end of this table)

They sent me a link to the photos of the day, which were basically group shots of us “regular” people just standing around - LOL. I found one shot of Tony & I writing on our work-sheets, but one shot they took of me & one of the staff was HORRIFYING!!!!! OMG – WORST picture EVER of me : ( It is so bad that I am filing it in my “before” file, hoping to God this motivates me even more to get my butt in shape!

I am very glad to have gone & at least hear her speak live. She is an amazing speaker & being around all of her energy has given me a real boost. I also felt she was speaking directly to me at several parts of the seminar - she has amazing eye-contact.

So, that’s it. If you have the Push book & wish you could have attended one of these – truth is, you aren’t missing much unless you were willing to pay $300-400 for VIP treatment. If you get the book & love Chalene, keep using her 30 day videos and buy her Car Smart Audio Package – I bought the 12 CD pack there (and it was autographed!!) which is excellent!

A few shots:

(The girl in the blue dress was the hostess & was so sweet. She is one of the directors located in Oregon. I got to meet Holly & Catherine Mykelbust, too.)

Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Sorry it wasn't what you had expected, but hoping you got enough out of it.
    3278 days ago
    You know Chalene's best friend? She and I have been emailing back and forth. She invited me to one of her classes in Irvine. I'm scared, lol I'm sorry to hear the event was not as great as you were hoping for. :(
    3278 days ago
    One of these days (when I KNOW I can keep up with them) :) I would love to attend a Turbo class! It will be a lot of fun & I will be sure to bring a friend or two who would appreciate it! Although it wasn't what I was expecting, I am so glad I got to go!!
    3280 days ago
    Chalene is so popular it would be difficult to meet her at such an event. If you really want to meet her and have a picture taken I suggest taking one of her classes. She's an instructor at 24 Hour Fitness, and they let new members take at least one free class. I know someone who did that. If you're interested let me know; I have to look up which location you need to go too.

    Some people enjoy just being in the same room with a celebrity. But look at the up side - your boss paid for the ticket emoticon
    3280 days ago
    I'm so sorry it wasnt what you were expecting! I cannot believe you paid all that money and werent even able to meet her. BUMMER!!!!! But, I am glad you were able to attend and that hubby got an AHA moment out of it!
    3280 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.