It’s that time of year again!

What time of year? You may ask.

Oh right,  it’s the time of year to get simultaneously sweaty, pretty, and well-fed in a park.

I go to the Self Workout in the Park almost every year. It combines a few of my favorite things: exercise (instruction provided by my favorite chain of gyms: Crunch), beauty and fashion swag, and snacks.

This year the magic will by Dolvett Quince (the super-hot trainer from The Biggest Loser—Swoon!) and Louis Van Amstel (dance coach on Dancing with the Stars—I don’t watch Dancing with the Stars so I have no idea who this is). Tickets are on-sale right now for $20 at

Now, I don’t plug just anything on my blog—but I LOVE the workout in the park, and highly recommend hitting it up if you live near one of the three locations hosting one this year:

San Francisco (Little Marina Green): May 5, 2012
New York (Rumsey Playfield, Central Park): May 12, 2012
Chicago (Butler Field, Grant Park): June 2, 2012

To make it even more awesome, SELF will be donating a portion of proceeds from the event to participating charities: Cancer and Careers and The Conservation Fund.

AND they’re donating a super awesome Fit Kit to one lucky Kim Challenge reader. The Fit Kit includes ear buds, an official WIP water bottle, fitness DVDs, month-long membership to CRUNCH and all sorts of freebees from event sponsors like: Garnier, Calvin Klein, La Roche-Posay, and lucy.

To win all you need to do is head to the comments section and tell me your favorite way to keep fit in the summer months. I’ll be choosing a winner by random number generator on Friday at noon (EST)!