Fabulous Females: Xiomara Gallegos-Bernard

Our current society has been more focused on female empowerment, and success. More women are rising to the top, in the corporate world, or SAH moms are taking a side gig and creating mini empires. No matter the industry, there are positive female role models. Hip New Jersey is featuring some local Fabulous Females over the next several months.

Xiomara Gallegos-Bernard is a SAH mom of three boys. Xiomara’s husband travels frequently, for work, so at most times she’s holding down the fort alone. She used to work in the corporate world. When her first son, Marquez, was 3 months she made the decision to leave the corporate world. It was a difficult decision because she’d been accustomed to making her own money, and she didn’t want to depend on her husband. All she thought was “I have a Bachelor’s Degree and I’m going to be a SAH mom?!”. Thanks to the support of her friends, and family, she took the big leap.

A few years into being a SAH mom, The Inspired Fit Mama was born. Xiomara decided to take her love of fitness and nutrition, and start her own Beachbody business. Being successful in using Beachbody herself it was a seamless transition. She quickly moved up the ranks by helping many women (and men) meet their fitness goals, in the comfort of their own home (whenever it suited them best). The freedom that she finds in being her own boss, she told me, is liberating. “There’s no commuting to deal with, no office politics and no need to ask anyone for permission when I need a vacation day, sick day or want to be present at my child’s school.”

I asked Xiomara what advice she would give to SAHM’s who are struggling with the same decision that she did. In her opinion ; (1) Prepare, plan ahead, vet out all options and talk to someone about your list of pros and cons, (2) Don’t ever let fear get in the way of doing something that can be life changing (3) Be confident about your decision and never apologize for the choice that you’ve made.

You can find Xiomara working out at 6AM, every day, and posting her workouts on @theinspiredfitmama. She also likes to post short tutorials on meal preps to encourage and support others to meet their fitness, and nutrition, goals. She manages her household, runs her own successful business and still manages the time to keep the magic alive with her supportive husband!

DOUBLE DARE Comes To Newark 11/15

DOUBLE DARE Comes To Newark 11/15

Nickelodeon, in partnership with Red Tail Productions, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Red Tail Entertainment, and CB Entertainment, announced today Nickelodeon’s Double Dare Live, the multi-city live stage tour inspired by the iconic TV game show Double Dare. Double Dare Live will play at NJPAC in Newark, N.J. on Thursday, November 15, at 7:30 p.m. featuring original host Marc Summers and his beloved sidekick Robin Russo, the live stage show. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, August 24 at 10:00 a.m.

“Hosting the Double Dare Live tour couldn’t be any more exciting, and I look forward to bringing the fun and messiness of Double Dare to audiences across the country,” said Marc Summers. “Doing the show again with my sidekick Robin will fulfill childhood dreams of the generation that grew up with us and introduce this classic show to the next generation.”

Double Dare Live will feature two teams comprised of selected audience members competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy physical challenges and ultimately facing the legendary obstacle course.

The brand-new Double Dare series premiered this summer and was ranked as one of the top three shows with K6-11 on all TV. Double Dare is hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, with original host Marc Summers providing color commentary on the challenges and lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode.

Double Dare premiered on Oct. 6, 1986, on Nickelodeon, and ran from 1986-1993, making it the network’s longest running game show. Marc Summers served as the show’s original host from 1986-1993. Shortly after its debut, Double Dare became one of the most popular original daily programs on cable television. The series went into syndication in 1988, and was later revived as Super Sloppy Double Dare in 1989. The show also ran on broadcast television as Family Double Dare in 1988, followed by new versions on Nick, including Double Dare 2000.

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HipNJ’s Weekend Recap: August 17 – 19

Miss out on a fully packed weekend? #HipNJ has the scoop on what you missed. Keep reading to see what happened near you!

DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL-STARS WITH SPECIAL GUEST EDMAR CASTAÑEDA

DJANGO FESTIVAL ALL-STARS WITH SPECIAL GUEST EDMAR CASTAÑEDA – August 17

Django Festival All-Stars, who have ushered the music of legendary Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt into the 21st century, revitalizing Reinhardt’s driving, swinging style (often referred to as “hot jazz”). The group’s repertoire combines unique interpretations of Reinhardt classics with original compositions. With a packed crowed, the group definetly didn’t disappoint! The group had fans dancing and singing along to the music.

LUXURY GARAGE SALE POP UP SHOP

LUXURY GARAGE SALE POP UP SHOP – August 17 – 19

With personalized service, Luxury Garage Sale is known for setting new benchmarks in luxury consignment. It offers shoppers a curated luxury shopping experience unparalleled in Westfield, New Jersey, and gives consignors a trusted avenue for re-selling their goods at fair market prices. Luxury Garage Sale’s personalized service included above-and-beyond offerings for women and men such as complimentary one-on-one personal styling consultations, industry-leading commissions and authentication guarantees.

RED BANK FOOD & WINE WALK

RED BANK FOOD & WINE WALK – August 19

Red Bank’s walkable downtown district is home to an array of upscale restaurants and casual eateries that appeal to your palate. Explore picturesque Red Bank on the third Sunday of the month while enjoying food and/or beverage samples from over 20 participating restaurants, bars & eateries. Three hours of top tastings, which guests loved!

RED BANK FOOD & WINE WALK

10th Annual Deb Levy Soccer Tournament – August 18 – 19

7v7, short sided soccer games. This is the 10th year that Chemo Clothes has done the tournament. Raising over $65,000 for families in need from this tournament alone. The money goes directly to paying bills for families impacted by cancers of all kind. The event wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the volunteers, participants and the funding of the generous sponsors!

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney Trip Around The Sun Tour 2018 – August 18

The leader of No Shoes Nation was, in fact, wearing shoes Saturday night as he took the stage in front of a full Metlife Stadium crowd. Kenny Chesney rocked his signature look of a cowboy hat and boots with a tank top and blue jeans.

Before he took the stage, however, there were T-shirt canons and two video packages played on the big screen, the first of Chesney wearing a Steelers helmet and thanking the crowd for coming out and the second of celebrities and others saying welcome to the show.

With people having tailgated for hours, or days on the boats, the crowd was ready for the show and Metlife Stadium was ready for the crowd, too, with 16 ounce beers going for $14 apiece.

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