Monday, August 2, 2010

IntenSati Warrior Challenge Finale!

Today was a bitter sweet day, it was the finale of the IntenSati Warrior Challenge. I can’t believe that it’s already over; this month flew by.
I met up with my friend Jenny in the Subway and then we bumped into Missy on our way to class.
I decided to snap pictures today since it was the last day…
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Missy and Me
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Me, Norn, Tiffany, Jenny, and Missy
Missy, NATALIA!, Me, Tiffany, and Jenny

Today’s class was extra special because it was being led by Natalia, Darbi, And Patricia! They did a tag team session which started off with Natalia
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Then Darbi took over…
And it concluded with Patricia Moreno…
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At the end of the class, we all sat in the a big circle and we each said what this month meant for us.
For me, this month was about stepping out of comfort zone and enjoying the moment and being IN the moment. But the number one thing that I appreciated the most about this month was all the friendships I have made. I met so many incredible people and each one of them has touched my life in a positive way. I even got choked up when it was my time to speak. One girl said something that hit home for all of us. When we speak about IntenSati to other people, they don’t “get” it and it felt great to be a room with people who GET it! I wish EVERYONE could take one class so they could understand why the people who take it, love it so much.
At the end of the class, we all got out shirts which were donated by Lululemon!
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As you all remember, the Challenge was to take 16 classes in the month of July and 2 of the classes had to be at 6:30 in the morning (every time we completed a class, we would get a black bracelet) However I set a personal goal for myself which was to make it to 20 classes since my birthday was July 20th. So how did I do…
Thank you so much Patricia Moreno for creating something so incredible and sharing it with us.

Thank you Natalia for making me feel like I can do anything! AND inspiring me, every single day! You truly are a warrior. Toby is a very lucky boy! and yes your body IS sick! lol

Thank you Darbi for making me laugh and smile at 6:30 in the morning and bringing back the Soul Train Line!

Thank you Lindsay! Even though I never got a chance to take your class, your determination oozes out of you! I remember the first time we met and you were next to me in class and I had to stop to tell you that your “Energy was amazing!” What other girl would go to the grand finale class in a Boot because they just had surgery and followed along while sitting on the floor.

Thank you Erica for always making me feel “sexy” at 11 in the morning on a Sunday! I always left your class with a little extra “swag”.

And thank you Lissette for answering all my endless questions and being so kind.

And a BIG Thank you to my Warrior Family, you guys are all amazing souls and I am so blessed to have met each and every one of you!!!!!!



  1. I've said this over and over but HOW COOL that you were a part of that. I'm sure it is bittersweet :)

  2. Amazing morning and month!! Please get on a guest list every week! I loved seeing you every day!!! Oh and we will continue our Whole Foods sushi trips thanks!

  3. I am so glad that this ended up being such a positive experience for you! I definitely need to be in the moment more myself these days ;-) You are an inspiration!

  4. I'm proud of you for doing this!

    What now? more sleep :)

  5. I didn't get teary-eyed in class, but I did reading your post!
    thank you, Mari!
    You are a wonderful kind-hearted person & your friendship is a blessing!

  6. awwww how beautiful!

    seriously natalia is GORGEOUS!

    glad you had such an amazing experience! it was so awesome hearing all about it :) one of my good friends is a trainer at the tribeca equinox and i totally want her to hook me up with a pass to one of these classes! especially after you and missy rave about them!

  7. Holy shit that's a big class! I am so proud of you!!

    What's your next challenge? :D

    Happy Monday!

  8. This class looks poppin'! I love group energy, and this looks like a great, big group!

  9. im so proud of you.
    FYI i will be coming to your apt at 630 am every morning for Mari and Mo personal IntenSati Training sesh... no? too soon?
    Fine, i will just shove a tomato in my mouth and hush.
    Im thinking of joining a new gym. I have been wanting a gym with CLASSES. not just machines.

  10. congrats on your achievement!!! you even beat out 20! that is an amazing accomplishment, i have no clue how you do it or how you find the motivation for it.. but congrats!! and on to the next goal ;-)

  11. Congratulations MAri, what a fantastic thing to achieve! I don't know that I would have the motivation and drive to do such a thing, but maybe I'm wrong? I guess I haven't had the opportunity, but if it ever comes my way I'd love to do something like this. You're great inspiration. And, you look AMAZING!!! Keep up the good work, even in September. I know you will :)

  12. what an amazing really does so much more than exercise but works mentally as well, doesnt it? it looks os amazing an I love that at the end you all sat arond to talk about what this month meant to THATS a real workout classs!!!

  13. That's so cool Mari! I'm sorry that it's over!

  14. Wow 21 classes! You did an awesome job! It was great to have you there! I hope you come back for more!

  15. Happy post! That last class looks like so much fun and a perfect way to end things.

    What are you going to do now??

  16. I imagine this for you was what Team in Training was like for me, so I think I kind of get it. I'm so glad you got to experience this! Once in a lifetime.

  17. Great job! Congratulations on completing the challenge.

  18. What a beautiful post!!

  19. Congrats on finishing the challenge and making it to 21 classes! What an achievement!

    thanks for giving us an idea about how awesome the intensati classes are!

  20. Congrats on tackling the challenge and completing it! You go girl!!


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