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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

I'm the Biggest Winner Event Recap #ibwexpo #imthebiggestwinner

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I was invited to attend the event free as media, all opinions are my own.


Hey everyone!  Over the weekend, the girls and I took an hour drive to Austell, GA to attend I'm the Biggest Winner event at the Epi Center filled with family fun of learning about fitness, eating healthy, and having a energetic lifestyle.

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The Riverside Epi Center is known for fun, food, and fitness which is a huge epic place with a lot of things to do inside 113,000 sq ft. building.  The center is located close to my girls grandmother's house and we would pass by this building often and we always wonder what this location had to offer, so it was great to be invited to this event and have a peek at what goes on inside.

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For this one day event, there were several different fun interactive activities people in attendance could get into.  There were rock climbing, basketball, vendors, taste testing, bowling, T'ai Chi and defense workshop, raw food and nutrition demonstration, learning about women's health, hip hop cardio, cheerleading dance workshop, zumba class, learning about healthy snacks for kids, arcade room, and more.

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When the girls and I first arrived at the  Epi Center, the girls wanted to first make a stop at the rock climbing wall.  Lauren wasn't properly dressed to do it and Michelle was so she took the chance to try to climb to the top.  Michelle did a pretty good job getting close to the middle of the rock wall but her fingers started to hurt so she kept falling off.  To give her hands and legs some rest, we toured around the event.

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While walking around, the girls eyes lit up when they seen the arcade room.  We walked in and paid $5 each to play the games inside.  I was so impress by all the arcade games available for children to play.  Also there was a big screen tv with Playstation and Xbox- so cool!  It was hard to get my girls out of there, but I had to drag them out so we could see all the other activities.

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Once I finally got them out of the arcade room, we attended a Kids Healthy Snacks presentation.  Shonte Press (Nutrition Consultant) showed us ways to serve healthy snacks to children in a fun way by serving it in a muffin pan.  We got to eat string cheese, tortilla chips, celery sticks with ranch, clementine, all served in a cupcake liner.  I thought that was a neat idea and all the children that were there at the presentation enjoyed eating their snacks that way.  I'll need to try out this idea.

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After the Kids Healthy Snacks presentation, the girls and I walked around checking out the different vendors.  Subway was there serving up free sub sandwiches and ice tea, there were jewelry sales, natural body butters for sale, WNBA's Atlanta Dream had a table, different natural hair products to buy, free massages, clothe sales, and more.

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One presentation I was interested in attending was learning about the Living Foods Institute that is here in Atlanta.  Carla DeRosa was the speaker talking about how you can naturally heal yourself from sicknesses by eating raw foods and colon cleansing.  She shared about a lady named Brenda Cobb who started the institute that was diagnosed with breast and cervical cancer and she refused to do surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation.  Carla healed herself naturally by eating organic raw and living foods, she also detoxified and cleansed her colon.  By her doing this, within six months she was completely healed- incredible!  Carla was a bad eater at first too and was diagnosed with cancer and she too did the same thing as Brenda did and she completely healed herself with a organic raw food diet.  At the institute they provide classes for people to learn about raw foods and how to prepare them, therapies, colon cleansing, how to grow your own foods, etc.

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After the raw foods session, the girls found their way to sway me back into the arcade room and back into the rock climbing wall room.

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Overall, even though I missed a lot of the sessions since I arrived at the event late and the girls kept having me in that darn arcade room, we all had a great time.  I really appreciated that I was invited to such a fun family friendly event.  Too bad I live so far from this center because I would become a member.  I'm trying to talk my girls grandmother to become a member since she lives close by.

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If you're in the Atlanta area, make sure to stop by the Epi Center and check it out, there is something to do for everyone in the family.


 

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24 comments

  1. This looks like such a fun place to be active while staying inside away from the heat! Your girls are so lucky they get to attend so many fun events! I'd probably get stuck in the arcade room too, it was one of S's favorites while we were on our cruise.

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    1. My girls loves attending events with me and I love having them tag along. They get to experience things that they may never get to if it wasn't for me blogging and that is why I love my job!

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  2. Looks like you all had such a fun time. We are near that area every time we visit my son's doctor and will definitely have to check it out sometime soon. Thanks for sharing! I honestly had no idea that was there and can't wait to take the kids!

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    1. You'll love it in there! Such a great place to take the family.

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  3. Looks like you guys had such a fun time! That's really neat!

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  4. Atlanta has so many awesome kid friendly activities... I think we've only driven through it to get to NJ.. Hopefully one day we can stop and go to all these fun places.

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    1. You should make a stop one day Aimee, Atlanta has a lot of kid friendly things to do.

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  5. I run and do boot camp on a regular basis but I would love something like this for my kids. I also recently attended a raw food demonstration and was so in awe!!! I hope to feature her on my blog shortly. Her food was amazing! Thanks for sharing this - I haven't been back to Decatur, GA in AGES!!!!

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    1. Let me know when you feature her, I'm very fascinated about raw food diets.

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    2. Will do Louida. She is supposed to return her responses to me this week. Stay tuned.

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    3. Will do Louida. She is supposed to return her responses to me this week. Stay tuned.

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  6. I recently drove past the EpiCenter and wondered what it was. How cool to have all of those activities!

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    1. That place is amazing Karon!

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  7. Anonymous11:40 AM

    This looks like it was a fun event to check out! I bet your girls love helping you with your blog :)

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  8. Looks like you all had a great time. That place looks like so much fun. I would totally take my kids here.

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    1. You should if you live close Katherine.

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  9. Wow Atlanta has some really awesome opportunities for family fun and activities. Looks like the girls had a wonderful time and your pictures are great. Thanks for hosting this linky party! Enjoy the holiday and I here's to another opportunity to have this much fun with the little ladies again soon.

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    1. Thanks sis! The girls loved it! Everywhere we go they have a great time.

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  10. Looks like you all had a blast! I love the tip about the cupcake liners. That's a great way to trick the kids and myself into thinking it's a sweet treat.

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    1. Using cupcake liners is a very thoughtful idea.

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  11. When I saw Zumba you had my attention lol. It looks like you and the girls had a great time. #ProductReviewParty

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    1. I need to try out Zumba some day.

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