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Hip New Jersey & New Jersey Family At SoJo Spa Club

#HipNJ’s Lisa Marie Latino headed to Edgewater’SoJo Spa Club one summer morning to shoot a collaboration with New Jersey Family magazine. She spent the day exploring the beautiful spa, and taking in everything it has to offer!

New Jersey Family magazine included SoJo Spa Club in their Bucket List series. Their readers named SoJo the best spa experience in the state, and we can totally see why!

With their luxe amenities, multiple pampering options, a variety of immune-boosting saunas, and a rooftop infinity pool that looks out to breathtaking NYC views, we can’t think of a better place to relax this side of the Jersey Shore.

For more information on SoJo Spa Club, click here.

TENCEL™ by Lenzing and 3×1 on The New York Denim Days Festival

The New York Denim Days Festival is happening on September 22nd and 23rd, and the excitement is spreading! #HipNJ chatted with Tricia Carey of TENCEL™ by Lenzing and Patrick Gorny of 3×1 about their part in the event!

“With our product, we really like to focus on soft, sustainable clothing that also drapes well on the body,” Gorny states. “TENCEL™ is the perfect fiber for that.”

Carey expressed her excitement for the upcoming Denim Days New York. “We’re so happy that 3×1 is a part of the event, and a part of TENCEL™ Denim.”

3×1 offers TENCEL™ fabrics for both men and women. “The reason why we really love it is because of the stretch,” Gorny says. “When a wearer buys this product, they feel unbelievable in it.”

For more information on New York Denim Days and to purchase tickets, visit Denim-Days.com.

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!