February is synonymous with Valentine's Day… but did you also know it's National Hearth Month? Time for South Bay-Penisula Yelp Elites to give themselves a little TLC at our most recent event, Heart Your Health with Yelp and One Medical Group!
Our event co-host, One Medical Group, recently extended their practice beyond San Francisco to Palo Alto as well as Burlingame. Anything but your typical doctor's office, One Medical offers unique member benefits including same-day appointments, online appointment scheduling (via Web and iPhone app), email access to your doctor, and convenient locations. They wanted to "spread the love" to the best Yelpers in the area, so why not do introduce themselves to the local Elite Squad in a healthy (but fun) way?
Because Yelpers are always down to try new things, Equinox San Mateo seemed like the perfect venue to heart our health. Their fitness club is uniquely designed to provide unprecedented service, innovative fitness programming and restorative wellness treatments all setting the stage for the ultimate in performance and rejuvenation. From personal training to group fitness to the locker rooms, not a single aspect of the member experience is overlooked and our event attendees took notice! "Although I've lived in this area for years," mentioned Jenny L, "I'm glad Yelp shed light on this elite gym. You can tell just by the little things that make life easier even in the restrooms with spacious stalls."
For the first hour, Yelpers had the option of a few group fitness classes: yoga, spinning or Danceation. OR if they weren't into the whole class thing, Equinox allowed them to take advantage of their gym and freestyle it for 45 minutes. Vi L thought, "The cycling class was awesome. The instructor was really helpful with everyone to help set up their bikes. I was a little intimidated because it was only my 2nd time doing a cycling class. The bikes were really clean and easy to handle. The instructor was awesome and the music kept me hyped up and wanting more." Likewise, Denise L felt like "the Danceation class kicked my butt. Heath Hunter is extremely dynamic and energetic, as well as very welcoming. Great characteristics for a teacher — he put us all at ease right away. I wouldn't be surprised if this style becomes a new phenomenon like Zumba. Great for cardio and I was SUPER sweaty during and after the class!" Work it, Denise!
And since every good workout deserved a reward, One Medical and Just Catering were there to greet guests in the Equinox cafe with liquid refreshments and healthy bites. Said Rebecca S,"After a good butt-kicking, I loved that we were immediately served ice cold lemonade, super scrumptious appetizers, and of course, wine." Cat V's favorite was the glazed fig and goat cheese tartlet. "It was like a burst of creamy goodness with hints of sweet and savory (cue balsamic) flavors. I wanted to grab a bunch and stash 'em down my tank but I'm sure many would've noticed since I was wearing a workout top." Other menu items included chicken satay skewers as well as roasted new potatoes stuffed with salmon and celery root.
At the reception, One Medical made themselves available to chat about their services AND, more importantly, made the announcement that everyone in attendance would be privy to a complimentary one year membership! Retail value = $150. Yelpers were encouraged to take advantage of this opportunity and share their experience (along with the discount code) to friends, co-workers and family in the Peninsula. Along with a one-week complimentary membership to Equinox San Mateo, our VIP Yelpers are up to the challenge of spreading the word about these fabulous local services.
Elite Alyx L "had a blast at this yelp event. I thought it was a really unique experience since 1. It wasn't focused on food and 2.There was a defined activity. I really enjoyed getting to explore the fitness club, participate in the cycling class and then get to gorge on some delicious appetizers." Emmalouise B gave the shindig 5-stars because it "Combined two of my favorite things – Working out and hanging out with Yelp buddies." Finally, Allison M "LOVED the goat cheese and fig bites, LOVED the lemonade, plan to LOVE the year membership to One Medical."
Read the 5-star reviews, check out the photos courtesy of Stung Photography and heart your own health this month while there's time.
Blood, sweat and Yelp tears, baby!
Abby S (with Elite Cat V), South Bay-Peninsula Community Manager