2013 – The Year of the Blog

2013 – The Year of the Blog
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At a time when just about everyone and their dog is posting an “annual review” or, in recent trends, Flipagram, I thought I’d join in the masses and look back over my past year. 2013 has been, after all, the year of the blog. I started Fitcetera back in September 2012, but it wasn’t really until early 2013 that the real fun started to happen and I started to make more fitness friends.

So, where to begin?

I tried some fun fitness classes…

Ian Waite and Natalie Lowe, of Strictly fame, taught me how to Jive, Tango and Salsa my way to a fit bod with FitSteps.

Georgina meets Ian and NatalieI was pushed to the end of the world and back in Armageddon.


I got my gloves on and boxed like a bitch at GymBox.


I got Whipped at Equinox.


I danced like it was 1999 at the Fitness Freak Rave.


Hollie, aka Pilates PT, showed me the ropes in a reformer class.


and I got the Hollywood movie set treatment with Ramona Braganza’s 321 Method.

I met some pretty inspirational people…

Dan McDonogh’s enthusiasm was almost as fun as the TRX itself!


Olympian Steve Backley taught me how success is simply mind over matter.


Charli Cohen gave me the low down on women in the PT world, as well as letting me in on a sneak preview of her fantastic fitness wear.

Charli Cohen Photo 2

I met the 2012 winners of the USN 12 Week Body Makeover Challenge.

and I got to have a motivational Q&A with the Marvellous Mimi.

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I went to some brilliant events…

The GymBox Bloggers’ Champion Challenge separated the women from the girls…

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The lovely Lunges and Lycra ladies showed us how to have a fun fitness treasure hunt.

L&L Social

and I attended two fantastic Write This Run conferences.

Write This Run

I joined some fantastic groups and causes…

I became a member, and most recently Head of Blogger Relations, of the Fitness Writers’ Association.

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I am a champion of The Sugar Challenge, set up by the amazing Richard Callender.

Sugar Challenge Poster

I was a part of fab What I See Project.

What I See

I became a Sweat Pink Ambassador


I was a MoSista for the second year running.

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I made my very first fitness video for the awesome Zero Calorie Advent Calendar.

Fitness Video

and I submitted my blog for the UK Blog Awards (which I’d really appreciate your support with 🙂 everyone who votes also gets a free blogging ebook!)

Blog AwardsWhat will 2014 bring?

I’m not sure if 2013 can be topped with all the fun stuff I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of, but with the amazing people around me, and the drive to make 2014 AWESOME, it may just be possible.

I hope you’ve had fun reading about the fun things I’ve been up to, and I’d love to know what your year’s been packed with – please feel free to post a link to your blog round up in the comments below, or send them to me via Facebook or Twitter!

Stay fit and happy new year!

Happy New Year

Georgina Spenceley
Georgina Spenceley

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