At DPR we are always on the go, but we still find time to work on our fitness, especially with summer around the corner. Whether we are gearing up for a press trip to one of our amazing resorts or bustling around the M-I-A, staying fit is always top of mind for our crew.
When I’m not on the road, my personal fave… boot camp. A glutton for punishment, I love the high-energy workouts with Trainer Manning Sumner at Legacy Fit. One day he can have us pushing a Hummer and the next day running army drills on the grass… you never know. Intensity, that’s what keeps my interest.
Here are some of the ways the rest of our team stay fit, on and off the road:
What do you feel when you look at this magazine cover?
Compassion? Grief? A feeling of belonging?
To me, this cover humanizes the unity of Boston and depicts the strength of this resilient city. Just eight days before the senseless acts at the Boston Marathon, I was visiting the city for the first time. Every person I met in the city was kind, personable and respectful of each other, which was humbling coming from the transient city of Miami.
As a social media “ultra” and a PR professional, I spend a lot of time trying to figure out who people are based on what they share about themselves online. With the takeover of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, our online profiles usually make our first impressions for us, whether we like it or not. For the last five years, I can’t think of a time when I didn’t look someone up on Facebook before meeting them. I’ve even used social media to roommate match college students by analyzing their profiles, ultimately judging what kind of lifestyle they live and what kind of person they are by their photos and posts. After I noticed a stranger giggle at me photographing my plate a few weeks ago, it made me pause and examine why I post what I post, as well as how I’m perceived by the people who follow me.
We can handle anything!
I’ve never been one to travel with a plan. For me, the only item on my itinerary was the time of arrival and departure. Once I arrived to whatever destination I was going to, I’d just sort of wing it. Of course, I’d have a list of the things I wanted to see and do, but I always managed to figure everything out once I arrived.
My favorite part about travel is the opportunity to experience “ah ha” moments. Sometimes these “ah ha” moments teach me something about the world. Other times I learn something about myself. But most times, they remind me of the value of just living in the moment, and most importantly, being grateful for it. Having experienced many of these moments during a recent trip to Casa Palopo in Guatemala, I realize that the only thing more amazing than experiencing a moment is capturing it. Here are my favorites:
(Disclaimer – some of these photos were taken by Jody Diamond, queen of capturing the “National Geographic” moments.)
Perplexed on what to do on a dull Tuesday night, I remembered seeing a flyer for a local comedy show at a small dive bar around the corner from my apartment. Never one to shy away from a night of laughs, drink specials and an all around good time with friends, I was hooked. As the lights started to dim and the crowd-heckling began, I was gearing up for a perfect night. My own sense of humor is somewhat dry and sarcastic, so I had no issue laughing along with the crowd. Then the heckling turned to my table. Gulp, here we go…