Real-Life Pinterest Gathering to Feature Recipes, Fitness Tips, and Beauty Trends

November 28, 2012, Pittsburgh, PA – Pinterest is now the third most-popular social network in the U.S., barely trailing behind Facebook and Twitter. X Shadyside 24-Hour Health & Fitness has taken notice, and is planning a “Pinterest Party” for members and the public on December 1st at 12:00PM to bring the site’s crowd-sourced recipes, workouts, and beauty tips to life.

The party will be held in the gym’s group fitness room, and will feature different Pinterest stations manned by X Shadyside’s personal trainers and staff. Guests will be able to sample healthy recipes, enjoy nutrient-packed “mock-tails,” and watch fitness demonstrations. Guests can check out a preview of the stations on the event’s Pinterest Party board located Guests are also invited to pin their own suggestions for what they want to see at the party using the hashtag “#XShadyside.”

“As a trainer, I’m always pulling fitness inspiration from Pinterest,” said Kiley Freshwater, a personal trainer at X as well as an avid Pinterest user and health blogger. “I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to bring some of the ideas I’ve been pinning to life.”

Pinterest Parties have been popping up all over the country over the past few months. The unique concept has showcased the power of social media to bring friends and strangers together around common interests.

X Shadyside already has a strong social media presence on Facebook and Twitter that is used to share health and wellness tips, healthy recipes, and to communicate with members. The boutique gym launched their Pinterest page early this year.

Pinterest is a wildly popular online community where users “pin” visually-appealing photos that link to recipes, craft blogs, and fashion inspirations.  The site first launched in 2010 and experienced exponential growth in 2012, reaching nearly 12 million users in January, according to comScore. The site is gaining in popularity with marketers especially, since the site’s female-dominated user base now drives more online purchases than Facebook.

To learn more or to RSVP to the event, visit the X Shadyside Facebook event page located at

About X Shadyside:
X Shadyside 24 Hour Health and Fitness is an upscale boutique gym located in Pittsburgh, PA. The fitness center offers top of the line cardio and strength training equipment and provides individualized personal training, as well as group fitness classes. Learn more or


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