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Pilates Body

February 12, 2013 by


Ladies [and gents] I have discovered one of the best workouts I’ve had in a while. Located on Hillcrest – right next to campus – The Pilates Barre is a toning, kick-butt pilates class using reformer machines, in addition to a bootcamp class offered Tuesday nights. They have specials for SMU students and I, personally, recommend these classes to anyone looking to get in shape and to get long lean muscle. Spring Break is in fact less than a month away. Go to for class times – sign up for an intro class for $15! Hope to see you there.


xx Mackenna

What’s in Her Bag? {Rebecca Marin}

February 6, 2013 by

Say hello to Miss Rebecca Marin. This petite package exemplifies why SMU’s campus is well known for it’s stylish student body who can be seen any day on the Boulevard. Rebecca’s blog  is one of the many among SMU’s fashion entrepreneurs ( if you will) and quite impressive. She is even offering a Valentine’s Day giveaway with a whole bunch of goodies for all her readers! You might see Miss Marin roaming campus (most likely looking adorable), heading up some business for SMU Fashion Week or study her little butt off in the library (once again, probably looking adorable) because not only does Rebecca flip through magazines like Vogue, where she has previously worked [jealous], but through Public Relations, Advertising, or Communications books. That’s right people, this lady is double  triple majoring. Style and smarts, that’s an A+ in our book. Curious as to what this gal carries around in her [ever-so classic] bag? Take a look!

Bag: Phillip Lim Pashli Satchel in Black

1. Her little black book (aka planner, which she got from her boss when she worked at Vogue)

2. Her handy dandy Iphone (Get Rebecca’s cute case!)

3. Kate Spade Card Keeper (for her adorable business cards!)

4. SUGAR Lip Balm

5. ‘Good as Gold’ Essie Nail Polish

6. Kiehl’s Lip Balm

7. Extra Bobbi Pins and Hair Ties

8. Starbucks Very Berry Hibiscus VIA Refresher

 Don’t forget to visit Rebecca’s blog for some extra eye candy!

Fusion Fitness

October 2, 2012 by

Calling all ladies: there’s a new workout in town that has girls on SMU’s campus talking.


Fusion Fitness came to the Trinity Lofts in the design district of Dallas last spring, introduced by workout guru, Lander Peerman. Not only the owner, but also an instructor, Peerman’s workouts combine three workout formats focused on blasting calories and toning specifically for the women’s body.


“Our classes concentrate on pushing the body through intense interval training. By using treadmills, we are able to increase our members’ aerobic capacity and thus, strengthen their heart and entire body,” said Peerman.


Peerman moved to Dallas after living in New York City, where she taught at several different studios. After moving, she decided to combine all the facets of working out she enjoyed – speed, strength, and stretch – in order to create her own 45 minute to one hour sessions. The three concepts come together in her fusion classes, which include Power Pilates, Tabata, Cardio Circuits, Yoga Sweat, Kickboxing, and Sweat N Stretch.


“Every Fusion class incorporates some combination of speed drills to increase aerobic capacity, strength drills to work every muscle group in the body, and stretching drills to keep the body limber, agile, and relaxed,” said Peerman.


So is Fusion Fitness right for you?


“We attract members who want to have a kick butt workout and who appreciate challenging their body and maintaining a healthy lifestyle!” Peerman said.