This Friday from 10 AM to 6 PM and Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM we will be participating in an awesome Tent Sale hosted by Shoo Shoo Baby! There will be tons of sale racks with up to 75% off select Spring and Summer styles. You don’t want to miss out on these amazing deals.
Shoo Shoo baby is a beautiful fashion boutique owned by Natalie Galligan here in the Bloomington-Normal community. The shop opened up in 2009 and has continued to grow and prosper. Natalie travels to fashion shows around the U.S. to find new designs and the latest trends that she knows her customers will love. Shoo Shoo baby carries a wide range of styles and designs, so no matter what occasion you are shopping for, they’ve got an outfit decked out with charming accessories for you!
We will be bringing our packed sale rack to the tent event for a wonderful weekend of shopping! What better way to spend your afternoon than treating yourself to some smokin’ hot deals? Get a group of your best gals together and join us for the ultimate Summer sale!
To learn more about Shoo Shoo baby visit: http://www.shooshoobaby.com/
The Sugar Creek Arts Festival is here! This Saturday, June 8th from 10 am to 5 pm and Sunday, June 9th from 11 am to 4 pm 128 extremely talented artists will be showcasing their original creations on the streets of Uptown Normal. Jan Brandt from Jan Brandt Gallery and Melinda Barry from Pomona66 will be setting up shop at OhmFit. They will have completed works for you to shop and will also be accepting custom orders all weekend.
Melinda (Mindy) Barry is the owner of Pomona66, a small online based jewelry business. Mindy’s frustration from not being able to purchase bracelets in stores that fit her dainty wrists pushed her to start making her own, which she has been doing for about 20 years now. While discussing her journey to becoming an entrepreneur she stated, “My mom always loved beaded jewelry too, particularly Native American, so I started making pieces for me and my family. I would sometimes get stopped on the street and asked where I got what I was wearing, and eventually started making jewelry to sell.” As a California native, Mindy draws her inspiration from colors, textures, and shapes in the natural world. Her love for nature and minimalist style are apparent in her rustic, detailed designs. You can shop Pomona66 at The Yoga Studio/Julie Muelemans Gallery (1106 E. Bell St, Bloomington, IL) and Main Gallery 404 (404 N. Main St, Bloomington, IL).
Jan Brandt, the founder of Jan Brandt Gallery (JBG) is a woman of many talents. She is an accomplished fiber artist, printmaker, author, and painter whose work has been printed in multiple publications and shown across the United States. Jan holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts, both from Illinois State University. Her work combines science and art, with biological and intricate aesthetic detailing. JBG is located in the former Coca-Cola Bottling Plant in Bloomington, which houses several other artist studios. We are honored to sell her Art of Where collection in our boutique, which includes leggings, headbands, tops, and shorts with her whimsical paintings printed on them. She will be offering a free gift with every purchase of her work, so don’t miss out on all of the amazing goodies that we will have at OFA this weekend!
This festival is one of the most popular gatherings of arts and crafts vendors in the Midwest, so you don’t want to miss it. There will also be live performances, kids activities, touch-a-truck, a bike safety event, climbing wall, and bounce houses all for free. OhmFit will be open from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and 11 am to 2 pm on Sunday. Join us for a day of family fun, beautiful art, hand crafted works, and of course lots of shopping!
To learn more about Pomona66 visit: https://www.facebook.com/pomona66/
To learn more about JBG and shop Jan Brandt’s apparel collections visit: http://www.janbrandtgallery.com/
OhmFit is excited to participate in the Illinois Heart & Lung Foundation’s 19th Annual Women’s Health Night on Tuesday, April 25 at the Illinois Weslyan Shirk Center. There will be free health screenings and booths from various health vendors who are dedicated to promoting and educating you about living a healthy lifestyle, making smart healthcare choices, and social issues within our community. You can take a sampling of our awesome active wear and play plinko for prizes!
Jackie Joyner Kersee, who was named the Greatest Female Athlete of the 20th Century by Sports Illustrated, will serve as the keynote speaker. Despite her diagnosis of severe asthma when she was 18, Jackie has won six Olympic medals and four World Champion Titles throughout her career as a professional athlete. She will share her inspiring story of overcoming adversity and will also lead the warm-up for the Fun Run/Walk. This event is all about remaining healthy and active, and we would love for you to be a part of the movement for women’s wellness!
3:00 pm The doors will open
5:45 pm Presentation of the Nursing Scholarship
6:00 pm Keynote Speaker
7:00 pm Fun Run/Walk on the outside track
To learn more info about this event visit: http://ihlf.org/events/womens-health-night-2017/
We are excited to present some of our apparel in the Ladies Luncheon & Style Show on Friday April 7th to benefit the Children’s Discovery Museum (CDM)! This event will be held at the Marriott Hotel in the Conference Center Ballroom where you can shop a variety of boutique vendors from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm (the luncheon and style show begin at 12:00 pm). Tickets have sold out, but don’t worry because we will share our outfits live with our OhmFit family on Facebook!
Gina Mandros, the Director of our local Easterseals and a member of the CDM Foundation Board, will be our runway model. As a mother of two who is enthusiastic about fitness and dedicated to serving our community, Gina embodies woman power, so we are thrilled to have her as the face of our brand. We chatted with Gina about juggling her family and business lives, remaining physically active, and some of the work that she has done within the BloNo community.
In regards to finding the correspondence between being a wife, mother, and an executive, Gina states, “Someone recently told me that there is no such thing as “work / life balance”. Instead, we should be working to achieve “work / life harmony”. That struck me as incredibly relative to my life stage at this moment. With a full-time job, a wonderful husband and two awesome kids, plus several community extracurriculars, I find the days start to blend together, never creating a balance. So instead, I have been trying to find harmony in all things that I do and staying active is a key component to this.” She goes on to express that fitness provides her with energy, mental rest, and confidence within herself. Gina finds that strength and health are two components of her life that she has full control over and can improve on with practice and determination.
She gave us insight into the evolution of her workout regimen, stating “I spend my weeks dividing my time between the road (or dreaded treadmill) trying to run a specific pace and The Pit at Four Seasons Health Club, working on strength, performance and technique. I get the most satisfaction out of my workouts at The Pit. Every day that I go there, I walk away feeling as if I can take on the world! Because I just lifted A TON OF WEIGHT (not really) but in my mind – that’s what it feels like. My experience at The Pit this past year has given me the confidence to take on anything – so I’ve actively been seeking sporting or athletic opportunities to keep building my mind, body and soul. I recently took up tennis lessons, a sport I’ve always been interested in but too afraid to try. Why not? What have I got to lose? Doing the same old thing (running), plus something to improve myself (strength training) plus something I’m afraid to do (tennis) allows me to wake up every morning ready to take on the chaos of getting 2 kids dressed, fed, to daycare, then to work and hopefully empowering those around me to change the lives of children with disabilities. At the end of the day, my fitness regime makes me feel as if I am the best possible woman, wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend and community member that I can be – while never achieving perfect harmony, I know this life is the best one I could ever ask for!”