Journey Gym {Behind the scenes}

By Tuesday, April 26, 2011 2 No tags Permalink 0

As you might know I am working with Journey Gym on my fitness challenge. Yesterday they gave me the opportunity of sneaking behind the scenes of their workout video shooting! And it was so much fun!

Tyler and I arrived @ the John Ross building in downtown Portland. The day was looking promising as promising as it can get her in Portland, meaning no rain. But our luck soon changed and it poured and hailed! Lucky me I was wearing flip flops! My feet ended soaked and cold.

As we waited for the crew to arrive we decided to walk around the block in search of coffee which was nowhere to be seen! Every single restaurant and coffee shop was closed. So on our way back we met Glen Baggerly, also known as The Bowflex Guy! πŸ˜‰

I also got to meet Kim Lyons from The Biggest Loser!



The crew had just come back from filming down at the park, I am guessing the Waterfront Park but not 100% sure. We all headed to the Penthouse where they would be filming more videos. And let me tell you, the penthouse was amazing!

The crew brought pizza which was not appetizing for everyone so we headed for some sushi. Tyler and I had just had dinner so we simply joined them. Have you ever heard of a restaurant that will up sell you to then take 50% off your total bill? Yeap. We simply had to order a few drinks and got half off the bill!



By the time we got back the crew had gathered all their equipment around the living room and we all helped with staging the room. There were cameras everywhere and they had to figure out where to put the Journey Gyms. The whole idea was to shoot before the sunlight was gone but by the time everything was set it was past beyond that point.



Kim went through her script with her back up workout buddies. And that guy laying on the floor, that’s John, the master mind behind Journey Gym. And I am pretty sure he can be spotted in every single photo I took!

While we waited for the shoot to start I got a chance to snap some photos with both Glen and Kim.



And let me tell you, they are the nicest people ever! Would you believe that Kim has a 10 month old boy?! She looks amazing! And Glen looks great as well. Being at the shoot gave me more self confidence on my challenge. I now know that it won’t be a hard challenge to achieve. I just have to put my all into it. I mean, if Kim can look that good after 10 months of giving birth we all can, right?!

I would have loved to stay a bit longer but it was late and the boys where at Grandma’s house and it was time for them to go to sleep.



Thanks to John and Niton (host) for having us over!! We had a blast!



  • Christa Nolan
    April 26, 2011

    Wow, what an awesome opportunity!

  • tasha
    April 26, 2011

    That is so awesome! And encouraging… 10 month old? Wow. I have a 2 year old and so far to go! πŸ™‚