Being Outdoors is Good for the Soul...and Your Workout!

Gina Redzanic - Thursday, March 10, 2016

We may be biased, but we think the BEST kind of workout happens in the great outdoors! There's just something about being in the sun's natural light, with nature around you and the brisk, fresh air blowing - it's like a (natural!) energy boost for a kick-butt workout!

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Mix that with the gorgeous weather we've been having - and a group of like-minded, motivated individuals - and we are sure you'll see why we're so passionate here at B.E.A.S.T. Fitness!

But don't just take our word for it...here are a few interesting facts that back us up:

- Exposure to the sun increases your Vitamin D intake which is shown to increase bone growth, cellular growth & reduce inflammation. 

- The possibilities are endless when you're outdoors - no limitations here!

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- Also, being outdoors is shown to make us happier & less stressed because of the release of the feel-good brain chemical, serotonin! 

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- And, last but not least, boredom will be blasted because there are no 4 walls out here! Ever-changing scenery keeps you excited and engaged!

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So contact us today so we can share our schedule of amazing classes, our various nutritional programs & our love of the great outdoors with you!

How to Stick to Your New Year's Resolutions!

Gina Redzanic - Wednesday, January 20, 2016

We haven't had a chance to say it yet so Happy New Year, BEASTies!

The holidays have come and gone and we're officially 3 weeks into the new year. How is 2016 treating you so far? We hope amazing!!

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What about your New Year's Resolutions - we want to hear about them! To exercise more, to eat healthier, to have more patience...just to name a few....are some of the most popular resolutions year after year. But wouldn't it be nice to NOT have to make the same resolutions every January 1st? What if you could actually make resolutions that you could stick to, that way you could (a) make real changes in your life and (b) make new, more interesting resolutions the next year? 

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Here are some of our tips for sticking to your New Year's Resolutions (whatever they may be!):

1) Make realistic resolutions.

You know yourself better than you think you do! If you can't run from your front door to your mailbox then expecting to run a full marathon by March may be a stretch. We suggest you make mini-goals that lead up to a bigger goal. For example, make your mini-goals to start a Coach to 5K program. Once you achieve that goal, make your next goal a 10K or a half marathon by the end of summer, and maybe a marathon by Christmas!

2) Write them down.

...and post them somewhere that you can see them every single day! Post them on the fridge, on your desk in your office or on the radio console in your car. You have to see your goals in order to achieve them.

3) Build a support system.

A spouse, a sibling, your best friend or someone across the country that you're friends with on Facebook.....whoever it is, tell your point person(s) about your resolutions so they can hold you accountable with check-ins, pep talks & motivation! More is always accomplished as a team.

4) Remember that life is a journey, not a destination!

A resolution is a great way to change your life and find new focus, but remember that it isn't always about reaching the end goal....it's about the journey that it takes to get there! And life is one great, exciting, unexpected journey!

Comment below with your New Year's Resolutions and tell us what steps you're taking to make 2016 a huge success!

Our tips for surviving the holidays WITHOUT missing a thing!

Gina Redzanic - Saturday, November 14, 2015

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We LOVE this festive time of year! It's all about family, traditions, food, fun....and (we hope) fitness!

So we wanted to share some "holiday survival" tips that will take you all the way to 2016!

1. BALANCE IS KEY!

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Balance in LIFE is so important, especially around the holidays. Stress has terrible side effects like headaches, weight gain, mood swings and more! Try to keep a good balance with what you're eating (enjoy the goodies!), what you're promising (don't commit to hosting 20 people for dinner on a day's notice!) & what your expectations are (not everyone's priorities are the same)! This will help lower your stress level and keep you more balanced during the hectic & exciting holiday season.

2. REALISTIC EXPECTATIONS!

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If you're going to a dessert party, a realistic expectation is that you will probably have a nibble or 2 (or 10)....and that's OK! Realistically you cannot eat clean and be on your best behavior all season long...and that's OK! You will have to try harder to fit in your workouts. Have fun & be realistic in your expectations so you don't set yourself up for disappointment. After all, that's no fun!

3. SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS!

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And we're here to help! If you are local, we have our amazing BEAST Fitness classes, of course. And, whether you're local or out of state, we also have our Nutritional Programs specifically geared towards a REALISTIC approach to surviving the holidays & avoiding weight gain!

We are coaching holiday survival programs in November AND December (the start date is flexible depending on your needs) and you can thoroughly enjoy the holidays while maintaining a structured meal plan in between social/holiday events to keep you on track. 

4. Eat breakfast & lunch!

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Don't skip meals earlier in the day with the idea that you'll "save the calories for later."  That usually just ends in over-indulging at dinner which will lead to MANY more calories in the end. Eat small, healthy meals throughout the day so you keep your metabolism moving & you aren't ravenous at dinner time!

5. Get in your workout!

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Join us for calorie-burning workouts at BEAST during the holiday season! Be sure to check your email, the calendar on our website & our Facebook page to stay informed about our holiday schedule!

**At the end of the day we just want to reiterate that the holidays don't have to be a wash...they DON'T have to be one big binge! You can stay active, enjoy your family & friends and indulge - it's all about BALANCE!  Happy Holidays, BEASTies!**

Upcoming Events That You DON'T Want To Miss!

Gina Redzanic - Monday, September 28, 2015

Hi BEASTies!

We have a bunch of exciting events coming up and we want you all to be the first to hear about them!

1. Our 16 Week Team-Wide Challenge

When you're part of a team you're more likely to succeed, stay motivated & see results! This 16 Week Challenge will help you shed excess weight, feel better from the inside out & manage your fitness & nutrition goals all the way through the New Year!!

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Here is the format of the Challenge: 

PHASE 1 - October 12th to November 7th - Nutritional Cleansing & Fat Burning

PHASE 2 - November 8th to December 5th - Making it a Lifestyle

PHASE 3 - December 6th to January 2nd - Holiday Survival

PHASE 4: January 3rd to January 30th - New Year Transformation

You will get:

* Weekly coaching calls.

* Prizes for the Isabody winners ($2000-$25,000!!) from Isagenix.

* When you complete the Challenge you get $200 in FREE PRODUCTS!

* All you have to purchase are the products -- coaching, support & resources are included at NO COST!

ORDER BY OCTOBER 5th TO JOIN OUR TEAM-WIDE CHALLENGE!!!

2. B.E.A.S.T. Games on November 14th at 6:00PM

The B.E.A.S.T. Games will be a great way to bring the fitness community together!

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Join us for a cool evening under the bright lights to benefit A.C. Delray!

More details will be released soon but, in the meantime, build a team of 4 (preferably 2 males/2 females) and GET EXCITED! We will have competitions between teams covering our ENTIRE 5 acre facility! And don't be intimidated....these competitions will be challenging AND fun! After the BEAST Games we will have fun recreational games, like kickball, and a delicious cook out!

Price will be $25/person. Stay tuned!

3. Battlefield - A Specialty Class

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This awesome new class will be held at the complex on Fridays from 6:00 - 7:15pm starting mid October .

Dee Mesika, seasoned Obstacle Course Racer, who has placed to enter the OCR World Championships, will be training participants on how to conquer any race or course! This specialized training will build skill, strength & endurance in the areas you need most to be a kick-butt weekend warrior.

Price: 

$20 - Drop in

$60 - Non-member Monthly Battlefield Classes

Additional $15/month - Unlimited Battlefield Classes for unlimited BEAST members

Additional $30/month - Unlimited Battlefield Classes for part-time BEAST members

That's it for now!! We hope you'll join us for all of the fun to come at BEAST!!!

Great local deals for B.E.A.S.T. Fitness members!

Gina Redzanic - Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Hi BEASTies!

We hope you're enjoying the beautiful (& HOT) summer! Can you believe it's almost August?

The Complex has been rockin' with some awesome workouts this summer! We love the energy that you bring to each & every workout....even when you're hot & tired!! You are truly motivating!

So today we decided to feature 3 local businesses that we support because they're great....and they support us by offering some GREAT deals for our B.E.A.S.T. members! Check 'em out.....

1) The Sagely Willow Massage & Bodywork offers various types of massage to encourage your body to initiate its own self-healing power. The Sagely Willow Team is excited to offer our members 15% OFF massage therapy sessions! They are now located at 495 NE 4th Street, Suite 9 in Delray Beach! Be sure to check out their website here & stop in for a complimentary Buff & Thai massage session!

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2) AcuSportsTherapy combines the best of western orthopedic evaluation and eastern Chinese medicine for a truly integrated approach to injury recovery, prevention and performance enhancement. Check them out online here. Their summer specials for our clients include: 

* New Clients: $85 initial consultation + treatment (reg. $120) + 2 follow-up treatments for $50 each (reg. $80)

* Returning Patients: $65 tune-up special (reg. $80)

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3) ChefFIT Meal Plans delivers delicious, pre-made meals directly to your door. Their mission is to assist people in losing weight and living a healthier lifestyle via portion controlled meals. They are offering our members 10% OFF ALL PLANS on their website with the PROMO CODE: CHEF10! Check them out online here

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Thank you to these wonderful companies for offering these promotions to our members!! Please take advantage of these awesome deals & let us know what you think!

Tips to Stay Healthy & Fit All Summer Long!

Gina Redzanic - Wednesday, June 24, 2015

We are in full summer-swing around here! Family time, fun in the sun & a more relaxed schedule - all good things!!

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Sometimes, we get so relaxed, and we're having so much fun, we forget to maintain our healthy living lifestyle that we've worked all year to implement into our daily routines!

Have no fear, though - we are here with some important reminders to keep you healthy & fit ALL SUMMER LONG!!

1. Stay Hydrated!

It's VERY hot out, especially in South Florida! Resist the urge to reach for the "chemical waters" like Propel or Gatorade. Those have things like sucrose, sucralose and acesulfame potassium.

We suggest good ole water which is a GREAT source of hydration. We also recommend Replenish, one of the amazing Isagenix products, which is packed with vitamins & electrolytes WITHOUT any harmful additives!

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2. Use Sunscreen!

The sun is hot because it's rays are STRONG! Protect your skin each and every time you leave the house. Sunscreen at the beach or pool is obvious, but you're still exposed to the sun's harmful rays when you're running errands & driving in the car. Make your sunscreen application as routine as putting on your shoes before you leave the house!

3. Continue to Schedule Your Workouts!

Doctors' appointments...check! Haircut....check! Manicure....check! Workout....wait, what...you forgot to schedule it? Well here's your reminder!!

As long as you have a workout or 2 (or 4) scheduled in your planner you are much less likely to miss it! A fit, healthy body doesn't maintain itself!

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4. Keep a Food Journal.

At least during the week - it's the 80/20 rule! Allow yourself to enjoy on the weekends, but keep a record of what you're eating during the week so you can stay on track whether you're in weight loss or maintenance mode.

5. Join a Group Challenge!

A group challenge, like the 16 week IsaBody Challenge, is AMAZING motivation to stay on track!! At B.E.A.S.T. Fitness we coach you through the ENTIRE 16 week challenge so you can successfully meet your goals! If you're not ready to join right now, Isagenix runs these Challenges ALL YEAR LONG! You can contact us at info@beast-fit.com for more info and full Challenge details!

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6. Change up Your Workouts!

Take this "relaxed" time to try new workouts! If you usually do all HIIT workouts or long runs, try weight class or a yoga class. If you usually take an indoor spin class, head to one of our butt-kicking bootcamp classes OUTDOORS in the beautiful South Florida sun! The body loves when you change up your workouts so don't fear trying something new!

7. Do What You Can When You Can!

At the end of the day, if you're happy on the inside it shows on the outside! Enjoy this time with family & friends and try to do #WYCWYC (what you can when you can) - a family walk after dinner, a hike with friends, pick the lean protein over the fatty burger (at least sometimes!).....little steps do add up to big results!

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HAVE A GREAT SUMMER, BEASTIES!! 

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THE COMPLEX FOR A WORKOUT SOON!

8 Week Summer Shred

Gina Redzanic - Tuesday, May 19, 2015

We are SO excited for the summer! The sun, the sand, the family time.....and our 8 week Summer Shred Program!!

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Gina from B.E.A.S.T. Fitness & Sheilla from the Zoo Health Club are hosting a body-altering, life-changing 2 month nutritional program to help you burn fat & gain lean muscle.

This program runs from June 15th - August 8th and you will get COMPLETE guidance, motivation & attention from us! We are here to help you every step of the way!! 

Motivation (from us) + Commitment (from you) = EVERYTHING you need to stay on track to accomplish your goals!

Check out these ACTUAL before & after pics:

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Have we sparked your interest yet?? I'm sure we have!!

We want to fill you in on ALL of the details & answer ALL of your questions so we're having an Information Session!

Information Session for the Summer Shred

at the Zoo Health Club, Boynton Beach

Saturday, June 6th

10:00 am

To RSVP to the info session, contact Gina (561) 445-6853 or Sheilla (561) 374-1383.

Let us just say that this program is valued at OVER $800!! But we are offering special pricing JUST FOR YOU....

For only $399 + shipping you receive:

First Month Nutritional Products, Meal Guide, Weigh In, Body Analysis, 8 FREE Group Training Sessions, DAILY Coaching, Before & After Pictures, Prices & MORE!

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Did we mention that Month 1 is completely RISK FREE with a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE?!?! You will need to reorder some products to last for month 2 (ranges from $150- $299 based on your desired results and budget!

WE WILL EXPLAIN EVERYTHING IN FULL DETAIL ON JUNE 6TH SO WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to register (& pay!) to join our AMAZING Summer Shred is JUNE 7TH!!

It's time for a fitness retreat!

Gina Redzanic - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A fitness retreat is not your traditional vacation....IT'S BETTER!

Yes you're at a beautiful, exotic location with picture-perfect beaches, awesome people, great food & wonderful weather...but there's an added bonus of AWESOME, body-sculpting, fat-burning workouts!

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If this sounds good to you, you won't want to miss the upcoming fitness retreat in Nicaragua THIS SUMMER!

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Grab your friends or come alone....we promise you'll meet other "retreat-ers" that will feel like old friends by the end of the trip! Reserve your spot TODAY!! Click here!

The trip will be July 19 to July 26 in beautiful NICARAGUA!

You will experience CROSSFIT WORKOUTS, BOOT CAMPS & YOGA, amazing excursions, accommodations in an enormous & beautiful vacation home, delicious food & a little time for relaxation, too!

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Remember, this retreat is for men and women of ALL ages & ALL fitness levels!

Click HERE for more information about the upcoming Nicaragua fitness retreat & to SIGN UP!!!

Check out this video from last year's AMAZING trip!

We hope to see you in Nicaragua this summer!!

How to have a well-balanced workout!

Gina Redzanic - Thursday, March 19, 2015

Hi BEASTies!

So today we wanted to touch on the importance of having balance in your workout routine!!  We all have our favorite exercises/workouts, of course, but it is important to remember to include stretching (warm up & cool down), cardiovascular exercise (cardio/aerobic exercise) & weight training (anaerobic exercise) in your regimen.

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Each of these aspects of training are important for different reasons. Stretching is important for flexibility, because better flexibility may improve your performance & decrease your risk of injury. A warm up & cool down do the same, while also preparing your body for a workout by increasing your heart rate (warm up) & bringing your heart rate back down (cool down). When you do both cardio AND weight training you are: strengthening your heart, lowering blood pressure, increasing bone health, losing fat, gaining lean muscle, and so much more!

At B.E.A.S.T. we make it easy for you because we make sure to incorporate all of these aspects into each of our workouts!  Our variety of classes is extensive & our expert trainers guide you step-by-step through each specifically designed workout! There are always modifications to fit your needs if you have any limitations and we guarantee the best results!

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So, speaking of weight training, we have some awesome new classes that we want to highlight....

* BROLIC is a great weight training class focusing on "old school" techniques in order to build strength & lean muscle mass.

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* BARBELL BURNOUT is taught on Saturday mornings at Crossfit Dimensions. It's an intense, 45-minute weight training-focused class with the use of barbells, and occasionally the use of dumbbells, kettlebells & slam balls! We promise you will leave this class feeling strong!!

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And remember we always have our BASIX program on the schedule! If you're a beginner, this is the perfect introduction to B.E.A.S.T. We consider these classes to be "Stage 1", which are also perfect if you're looking for a lower impact workout.  We offer a handful of BASIX classes so make sure to try each of them!

So, take away tips from today:

** Remember, your workout regimen should include: Cardio + Strength + Stretching!

** B.E.A.S.T. has classes for all of your fitness goals & needs - come check us out!!

Hope to see you at the Complex!

SAVE THE DATE for Delray Beach Fit Day & Wellness Expo

Gina Redzanic - Wednesday, February 18, 2015

 SPRING INTO SHAPE WITH US!

We are SO excited for Sunday, March 29, 2015 because we are hosting a FREE, FUN, EXCITING, FITNESS-RELATED, FAMILY-FRIENDLY event at the Seacrest Soccer Complex from 9am - 1pm!

We invite you, your family, your friends, your neighbors, EVERYONE to the

4th Annual Delray Beach Fit Day & Wellness Expo!

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Admission is FREE & it's open to the public! No RSVP is required, but you can check out the event on Facebook here, RSVP & invite your friends to come!!

There will be SO much to do and see!!!!

There will be an AWESOME DJ (brought by one of our sponsors, Fringe & Company) to entertain the crowd!

There will be dozens of vendors giving out samples, discounts & coupons, doing demos, conducting health screenings & more!

Just some of the activities scheduled are: 

* B.E.A.S.T. fitness classes!
* An awesome kids area!
* CrossFit & Yoga classes
* Kids fitness classes! 
* A fun run! 
* Fitness competitions!
* A soccer clinic! 
* AND SO MUCH MORE!!

This is the 4th year that we are hosting Fit Day & we are so thankful to everyone that will be a part of it!  We wanted to spotlight each of our sponsors as a way to thank them for making this Fit Day the BEST ONE YET!!!

THANK YOU TO OUR WONDERFUL SPONSORS:


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Zoo Health Club is the premier fitness facility in Boynton Beach! Our members enjoy 24/7 entry to our gym with access to the newest, top of the line equipment. We have a clean, friendly atmosphere and, to make life a little easier, we have babysitting available! We offer group fitness classes, personal training options & a "silver sneakers" program for older adults looking to live a healthy lifestyle! We hope to see you at the Zoo!


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The Delray Beach Running Company, founded by an endurance athlete with strong roots in Delray Beach, serves the running and fitness community while encompassing a friendly atmosphere where ALL are welcome! The DBRC will be your source for footwear, support, state-of-the-art analysis, nutrition, education, training and a shared passion for living a healthy lifestyle. We warmly invite all fitness inspired individuals at any age or level and will support you every step of the way.


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CORA is an outpatient physical therapy clinic which provides services from preventative stretching/conditioning programming, conservative treatment of shoulder, back, hip, knee, etc. pains, Functional Movement Screenings and pre/post-operative rehabilitation. We have locations in East Boca, Delray and West Boynton and accept nearly all insurances. Please visit one of our therapists or athletic trainers at Delray Beach Fit Day for more information in regards to how we can help keep you Doin' Work! and meeting your wellness goals!


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The biostation, located in Delray Beach, is a comprehensive, individualized, scientific approach to wellness that offers an exciting new approach to age management and total wellness for men and women looking to rejuvenate their bodies, revitalize their minds and reclaim their confidence. Some of our services include hormone replacement therapy, nutraceutical therapy and nutrient IV therapy. 


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Holistic Organic Wellness - also known as the HOW? Center - was founded as a response to the recent trend of cleansing and detox treatments. HOW? wants to curate a select menu of treatments and supplements they favor for being holistic, close to nature, safe, comfortable and reputable. The goal, through detoxification and beautification, is to facilitate inner and outer beauty. The HOW? Center also offers an array of products that can help in anti-aging, weight loss and balancing your hormones. Detoxify and beautify your body from the inside out! 


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On the Hunt provides quality products direct to your doorstep! Our recipes are paleo-inspired, healthy and delicious. We deliver every ingredient that you'll need & our step-by-step recipes teach you how to cook healthy meals that taste great. We give you access to high quality produce and meats from local farms and renowned suppliers. And we offer free delivery on orders over $59.99!


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We are South Florida's premier entertainment facility for kids! We offer gymnastics, cheerleading, open gym, amazing birthday parties, camps and much more! Our mission is to develop happy, healthy, responsible, fit kids! We have locations in Boca Raton and Coconut Creek.


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At BIZ IN THE BAG marketing services we are always looking for new, fresh companies to join in. We supply SWAG bags to events. No tables, no tents, no crazy weather - just supply us with your marketing material! It's the inexpensive way to market your business! We get your giveaway items into the hands of real people!


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Fringe & Company, in Boynton Beach, has been throwing incredible parties for over 25 years! We can connect you with the best vendors in the business for your catering, DJ, entertainment, photography & any other event needs. No job is too big or too small!


WE HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL ON SUNDAY, MARCH 29th!!!