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Cage Fitness

by Meghann on April 26, 2011

I had my booty handed to me tonight!

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Well, that was pre-booty handing, but – Look! – hair that has been blow dried and real make up. That’s something you don’t see everyday! At least, not lately. πŸ™‚

Back to the booty handing.

It was called Cage Fitness and it hurt. A lot.

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I discovered Cage Fitness through a GroupOn deal a few weeks ago and knew it would be the perfect fitness regiment for an upcoming episode of Meals and Miles. I was right. It. Was. Awesome.

Cage Fitness is a Martial Arts inspired fitness class that revolves around a 40 lb body bag. It’s 30 minutes of straight cardio, strength training, and pounding. This was probably the toughest class I’ve ever done on the show and I can’t wait to see the many faces I’m sure I made on film.

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Want to learn more? Well, you’re just going to have to wait. The Cage Fitness episode will premiere next week on iZonOrlando.com

The drive to Orlando was quick and painless. I had a not-so-tasty Passion Fruit Honest Tea (that was sweetened with stevia) on the way and an Oikos with crumbled pumpkin bread before I left Tampa.

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After filming wrapped I grabbed dinner at Hummus House and headed to my sister’s. She’s letting me crash here tonight and tomorrow we’re heading to my parents before departing to Nashville on Thursday.

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Hummus House is local version of Pita Pit. Only better. Everything tastes fresher and you have a few more options.

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I ordered the falafel pita with chipotle hummus and a side of tahini sauce.

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Oh, yes – much better than Pita Pit. Loved the falafels. They’re made fresh in house and you can tell. They had a nice crunchy crust and a flavorful, doughy center.

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Yum.

Kelly has crazy amounts of chocolate around the house. I found two pieces for dessert.

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That class seriously wore me out. I’m exhausted! Time for bed!

Good Night!

1 Hannah (Running In Freedom) April 26, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Pita pit is the bomb.com for sure!
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2 Jenny @ Fitness Health and Food April 26, 2011 at 10:29 pm

mmmm I need to get some falafel in my life!

I can’t wait to see what Cage Fitness is like, I’ve heard about it! ohh fun! πŸ™‚

3 michelle April 26, 2011 at 10:29 pm

I used to eat at pita pit all the time after late bar nights during my university days. Good times.

4 Holly @ The Runny Egg April 26, 2011 at 10:31 pm

That class sounds super intense. I’m going to have to look into it!
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5 Miranda @ Working Mom Works Out April 26, 2011 at 10:34 pm

Your hair looks so long!!

And glad you got a good workout! You’ll feel it tomorrow.

6 Chelsea April 26, 2011 at 10:36 pm

Sounds crazy..like professional wrestling! lol!! We have a pita pit here but I have yet to try it out! I wonder if I can get falafels like you did at Hummus House?!?!
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7 Ellie @ The Mommyist April 26, 2011 at 10:42 pm

Eek, that class sounds scary. You’re brave, it sounds way to intese for me!
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8 Jessica @ The Process of Healing April 26, 2011 at 10:46 pm

Those chocolates look AMAZIN.

9 Jamie Sometimes Healthy Girl April 26, 2011 at 10:47 pm

I can’t wait to hear about cage fitness. I love learning new workouts πŸ™‚
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10 River April 26, 2011 at 10:48 pm

Yum, I love falafel! I had one recently though and it was pretty gross…very crumbly!
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11 Liv @ The Salty n' Sweet April 26, 2011 at 10:58 pm

OMG falafels and hummus are my 2 favorite things in this world :DDDD

Your hair looks awesome in that picture, too!
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12 Grace April 26, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Love the Hummus House, Pita Pit is a no go! They failed to mention the pita I order would be literally drenched in buffalo sauce and then wouldn’t make me anoher one when I literally could not eat the one they gave me=( I’ve written them off now! The falafels at Hummus House are awesome though and so is the hummus!
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13 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife April 26, 2011 at 10:59 pm

I found some chocolate around my house too πŸ˜‰ that class looks crazy awesome-can’t wait to hear/see more about it!

14 Emily @ Comfortable Home Life April 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm

Ohhhhh I LOVE Pita Pit! I seriously need to get some pitas and make some of my own pita pit creations.
PS. Your hair looks fabulous!
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15 J April 26, 2011 at 11:07 pm

OMG I love Pita Pit! To the point where I will go out of my way to go there. There was one in the lobby of my friends’ dorm senior year, and we went there all.the.time. So I am jealous of this local version that you have!
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16 Rachel @ The Perseverance Diaries April 26, 2011 at 11:16 pm

jeez, that fitness class looks super fun. I love a good workout like that where I leave feeling like a badass!

I miss Pita Pit! None in NYC but I remember those from FL, yum.
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17 Ashley April 26, 2011 at 11:29 pm

I think that class would kill me. I can’t wait to see the new episode!
Is there a set schedule for Meals and Miles, or is it just when they can be made?

18 emily April 26, 2011 at 11:48 pm

Oooh, your hair looks pretty! You’re making it hard for me to keep convincing myself that blow drying is pointless πŸ™‚
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19 Alaina April 27, 2011 at 12:10 am

That class looks like so much fun! Like kickboxing on steroids. πŸ™‚
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20 Kate (What Kate is Cooking) April 27, 2011 at 12:59 am

I can’t wait to hear what class is all about! Sounds intense πŸ™‚
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21 Lauren April 27, 2011 at 6:52 am

Girl, you look GORGEOUS!!!!! I love that look on you! πŸ˜‰ Glad you made it safe and sound. πŸ™‚
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22 Jessica @ dalyauthenticity.blogspot.com April 27, 2011 at 7:06 am

I just was researching Cage Fitness! We have one in our area and I’d love to try it out! I heard it’s INTENSE!
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23 Carly (Swim, Run, Om) April 27, 2011 at 7:34 am

Can I just say you look absolutely gorgeous in that picture? I didn’t realize your hair had gotten so long, but it looks fabulous!
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24 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 27, 2011 at 7:57 am

I don’t think I ever realized how long your hair is! Gorgeous!
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25 Christine @ Burning It Off April 27, 2011 at 8:01 am

Sounds like an intense workout… from what I’ve heard, most martial arts based workouts are tough. I look forward to seeing the video.
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26 Hope April 27, 2011 at 8:30 am

Your hair and makeup look beautiful! I love getting my hair and makeup done. πŸ™‚

That pita place looks awesome! I wish I had a place like that near me! πŸ™‚
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27 Laurie April 27, 2011 at 8:46 am

Your hair looks so awesome! So pretty! That Cage Fitness looks like a hard workout!

28 Silvina April 27, 2011 at 9:38 am

Well hello gorgeous! You look so nice when you’re dolled up πŸ™‚

29 Ash @ Good Taste Healthy Me April 27, 2011 at 9:46 am

Cage fitness is certainly interesting. The picture of that chick trying to look all bad-ass made me laugh. But she could probably whoop my butt…so yea. haha
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30 Paula @ Eat: Watch: Run April 27, 2011 at 10:43 am

Dang girl. Smokin’ pic of you. New profile pic! πŸ™‚ I loooove Hummus House. I work right by one (is it a chain? I know one by UCF) and get it at least 2x a week. BEST salads ever. And the guacamole hummus? THE JAM.
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31 Meghann April 27, 2011 at 10:57 am

there’s only one and it’s the one right by UCF. Same one I went to last night πŸ™‚

32 Cassidy Hogan April 27, 2011 at 10:50 am

I made homemade falafel sandwiches last week and they were way better than any I had ever had at a restaurant. Living in a NY I have tried my fair share. You should try them! Here is a link to the recipe via my blog. http://theframe.org/amodernheraldry/?p=161
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33 Krystina (Organically Me) April 27, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Hummus House is waaaay better than Pita Pit
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34 Jessica @ sushi and sit-ups April 27, 2011 at 3:17 pm

I love Hummus House! And the falafel pita is my favorite pita there by far. Yum!

35 BroccoliHut April 27, 2011 at 8:12 pm

I had no idea your hair was so long! It looks super healthy and lovely–just like you:)

36 Sarah May 1, 2011 at 10:13 am

YOUR HAIR IS SO LONG! looks great!
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