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Fitness Gala 2013: Sweating for a Good Cause

Editor in Chief Betty, Smash star Megan Hilty and Web Editor Colleen hang out before Dasha Libin's Kettlebell Kickboxing workout.

Sure, we love dressing up as much as the next gal–but when we’re asked to go to a red carpet event in our spandex and sneakers, it’s pretty much a fitness editor’s dream come true. And that’s exactly what we did this weekend at the Fitness Gala 2013, benefitting Mariska Hargitay’s charity, the Joyful Hearts Foundation.

Between mingling with stars like Smash‘s Megan Hilty, who hosted the event, celebrity bartender Ryan Serhant of Million Dollar Listing (and yup, he’s as hunky off-screen as he is on) and noshing on healthy and delicious bites from celebrity chef and author of Cook Yourself Sexy Candice Kumai, we were in healthy living heaven.

But let’s not forget about the workout! Dasha Libin, creator of Kettlebell Kickboxing led a 45-minute master class for over 100 women who were excited to squat and swing to take a stand against sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. True story: There was even a Gangnam Style-inspired move. Check out some pictures from the event below.



Dasha Libin teaches her master class of Kettlebell Kickboxing. Check out EIC Betty (first from the left) in the front row! (Photo courtesy Stephen Smith/imaginare co.)


Celebrity chef Candice Kumai hit up Dasha's master class and then went right back to serving her awesome brunch bites, all without missing a beat. (Photo courtesy Stephen Smith/imaginare co.)


Megan Hilty told us no matter how busy her schedule is, she makes time for a session with Dasha to whip her muscles into shape fast. (Photo courtesy Stephen Smith/imaginare co.)

Now tell us: Have you ever tried Kettlebell Kickboxing?