We hosted our first HOUSE of HARPER meet up earlier this month to kick off my birthday weekend with all of YOU at Equinox.  It was the perfect ‘treat yourself morning’ at Equinox at River Oaks District in Houston — because who doesn’t love to kick off the weekend with a little self love boost.

Our group of around 40 women joined the Equinox instructor who invented The Muse class, Nicole Petitto, for thirty minutes of eight count routines to upbeat music.  (We were so excited and overwhelmed with the response that we promise to do more of these fun meet-ups!  For anyone who got waitlisted and missed this one, stay tuned for more to come!)

The dance training combined with light round weights called “spheres” was the perfect balance of cardio and muscle toning. We loved it! Not to mention the absolutely amazing facilities at Equinox, which make working out feel like a visit to a beautiful wellness retreat in the middle of the city.

My cute mom came and loved the class, as well!

When Equinox asked us to check out their new workout class “The Muse” we were immediately intrigued. This thirty-minute dance-inspired cardio class sounded right up our alley for a quick workout that would get our heart rate up before the day started. But we would be lying if we said we weren’t a little nervous to try it!  But we made it through and felt so good after!  It was a fun class that gets the job done and we LOVED that it is only 30 minutes!

After we all killed it in The Muse class (great job, everyone!), we enjoyed relaxing mini massages and brow treatments from The Spa at Equinox staff. To top it off, everyone who attended left the event with an adorable succulent from The Succulent Bar, and beauty goodies from Glossier. We could seriously get used to kicking off every weekend this way!

The best kind of team bonding, a good workout!  Love these girls that help me keep things running around here!

(L-R): Kathry, (me) and Katelyn!

Photos by Kate Robinson Photography.

This post was created in collaboration with Equinox. Thank you for supporting the products and brands we love at HOUSE of HARPER!