Get to know Ashley Nelson – and our wellness morning at Bandier!

Get to know Ashley Nelson – and our wellness morning at Bandier!
Photos by Kathleen O’Neill

Ashley Nelson came into my life during our Valentine’s #LoveYourBody #LoveYourSelf challenge. She entered the challenge full-force, diving into the classes and tackling the method with so much positive energy and enthusiasm. Even with her tiny frame, Ashley saw incredible results and now has the kind of ab definition you can’t help but compliment. She’s a big champion of our challenges and  will be jumping right back into the next one coming up in June.

Ashley authors the blog, Impossibly Imperfect (, a mix of travel, fashion, and lifestyle adventures from around the country and world – capturing images and stories that are exciting, effortless, stylish, and of-the-moment. I was excited when she suggested that we partner together to host a wellness event at Bandier.

Below are moments caught by our photographer, Kathleen O’Neill, at our early-morning event on May 11th. Studio B at Bandier was the perfect location for our class with its huge, light-filled room, plus plenty of space for post-class mingling and eating. We had incredible gift bags, snacks, and life-saving coffee. And the girls at Bandier couldn’t have been sweeter. This was a morning I won’t forget for a long time.

Body Conceptions by Mahri Jump Cardio

Mahri leading a killer class!

Class started with a full-body warmup, pumping music, and lots of jumping.

Body Conceptions Arm Toning Workout

Our guests looking fierce, toning their arms!

Kathleen O'Neill Photography

Time to tone the booty and belly!

It was amazing how much everyone in the room focused and went deeper into their form despite the early hour.

Body Conceptions NYC exercise

Ashley, Nicole, Mahri and co. getting that cardio on!

Our thighs were screaming in our deep lunges and squat jumps.

Body Conceptions Stretch cool down

Cooling down and returning to that zen :)

The class ended with a stretch and breathing series.

Group Fitness Class Manhattan BoCo Nicole Picard

Nicole loves getting her sweat on, upside down!

Our acrobatic Nicole hit her mark after class!

Mahri Relin Body Conceptions Tovita Nutrition Oats

Tovita Nutritionists served delicious overnight oats!

Body Conceptions Fitness Coffee

Brooklyn Cold Brew served refreshing iced coffee!

We were all grateful for the  yummy overnight oatmeal snacks provided by Tovita Nutrition and coffee by Brooklyn Cold Brew.

BoCo Mahri Relin Allegra Cohen Tovita

The crew shares a laugh post-workout

Ashley Nelson Impossibly Imperfect Bandier

Fab, fit, fierce friends getting silly!

We let loose, fueled by caffeine!

Body Conceptions Event Gift Bags Amika

Look at all those goodie bags!

Body Conceptions by Mahri Relin Bandier goodies

Tons of goodies!

Our gift bags were filled with the best from Amika, Hickies, MNDFL, Skin Laundry, BoCo, and Korres.

Allegra Cohen Ashley Nelson Bandier BoCo

Mahri, Allegra, and Ashley!

I couldn’t have been happier, surrounded by great energy, great friends, and my amazing instructors. Shown here with my dear friend, Allegra Cohen, and my new (and also dear!) friend, Ashley Nelson!

Bandier Body Conceptions Event NYC Bloggers Press

Thank you all for coming, we had a blast!

This was quite a group.  I would do it all again any time!

Wanna join our next challenge? Here are the deets!!

BoCo’s #StrongforSummer Express Challenge
a focused, 4-week program designed to help you get healthy, strong and confident for the summer.

What Is It??
• Unlimited classes for 4 weeks — June 1st -June 28th
• Measurement of your progress
• A 90-minute BoCo intensive to kick you into high gear!
• Weekly wellness tips
• Triple points with our favorite local rewards partners
• Weekly featured wellness services and prizes
• A shopping party at Lolë’s Soho store
• Grand Prizes for our winner!

Last season’s winner lost over 13 inches — 5 inches off her waist alone!!

$320 (Only $290 if you sign up by 5/20!)

Sign up here!

Here are some great posts from Ashley documenting her challenge experience:

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