The Day Ronald McDonald Did Yoga With Families & Bloggers

Posted on: August 5th, 2015 by
In full disclosure, Jersey Family Fun was hired by McDonald’s to cohost this event for bloggers and our community. We appreciate their support of Jersey Family Fun and the opportunity to host a fun event with them for our community.

 

Ronald McDonald Yoga event

 

 

Jersey Family Fun, McDonald’s, and Hummingbird Yoga hosted a family-friendly yoga event Thursday, July 9, 2015.

 

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event - Photos by Swiger Photography

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event – Photos by Swiger Photography

I guess it’s been a few weeks now, but the memory is still fresh like the Asian Salad I enjoyed that day and keep going back to enjoy. Jersey Family Fun partnered with McDonald’s and Hummingbird Yoga to cohost a yoga event for bloggers, community members, and their families. Everyone was invited to join us for some free time playing, stretching, and getting to know about McDonald’s newest salad, the Asian Salad.

 

While Ronald McDonald, Karen Traa, local owner of the Somers Point McDonalds, and a bunch of us were ready for our yoga class on the lawn, Mother Nature was not so ready. Unfortunately, the grounds were pretty wet. But all was not lost, our friends over at the Charter Tech opened their doors and inside gym to us. As Ronald McDonald made some new friends we got set up.

 

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event - Photos by Swiger Photography

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event – Photos by Swiger Photography

 

Can I just say for a moment how much I love Ronald McDonald? It’s probably been about 20 years that I have been working with McDonald’s in some capacity either as a volunteer event planner, non profit professional, blogger, and parent teacher organization chairperson. The last few years have given me opportunities to see Ronald in a variety of settings. I am always amazed and touched by the kindness he shows everyone. He is able to connect with everyone regardless of their age or ability. Everyone truly delights in seeing Ronald. As he worked his way around the Somers Point McDonald’s faces lit up. He took the time to speak to everyone, signing autographs, shaking hands, and touching hearts.

 

Ronald McDonald

 

With the room set up with McDonald’s toys and Minions Flying Heroes from The Bridge Direct for kids who didn’t want to do yoga with us, we got started with our yoga lesson. Our Hummingbird Yoga teacher did a great job helping us relax and disconnect from phones, especially us bloggers who are so used to Tweeting, Instagraming, and Facebooking live during events.

 

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event - Photos by Swiger Photography

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event – Photos by Swiger Photography

 

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event - Photos by Swiger Photography

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event – Photos by Swiger Photography

 

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event - Photos by Swiger Photography

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event – Photos by Swiger Photography

 

One of my favorite pictures from our yoga class ~ McDonalds Philly Yoga Event - Photos by Swiger Photography

One of my favorite pictures from our yoga class ~ McDonalds Philly Yoga Event – Photos by Swiger Photography

 

Afterwards we walked back over next door to the Somers Point McDonald’s to enjoy our complimentary Asian Salads.

Better than before McDonald’s Asian salad is enhanced with a colorful mix of its new premium crispy chicken breast filet and a variety of premium greens including crisp chopped romaine, baby spinach and baby kale,  plus a vegetable blend that mixes edamame, red bell peppers, and snow peas. Finally it is topped with sliced almonds, low-fat Sesame Ginger dressing and mandarin oranges for a guaranteed flavorful bite each time you bring the fork to your mouth. The ginger dressing does have a little kick to it, so give it a taste test before drizzling on your salad.

 

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event - Photos by Swiger Photography

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event – Photos by Swiger Photography

 

While the adults and teens enjoyed the Asian Salad, kids were happy to much down on Minion Happy Meals with healthy sides like yogurt and apple slices. As families ate together, some kids also took to completing Minion activity pages. Thanks to The Bridge Direct’s generosity we also sent several kids home with Color ‘N Glow Minions Inkoos that kids can draw on, wash, and then draw on again.

 

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event - Photos by Swiger Photography

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event – Photos by Swiger Photography

 

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event - Photos by Swiger Photography

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event – Photos by Swiger Photography

 

Then the moment came when I stopped eating and ran out of McDonald’s.

I ran out of the McDonald’s to see the moment when the student, Ronald McDonald became the teacher and led the Tierney agency and other bloggers in a yoga class on the front lawn. The summer’s sun had dried the grass and it was a great setting for an impromptu yoga session.

 

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event - Photos by Swiger Photography

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event – Photos by Swiger Photography

 

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event - Photos by Swiger Photography

McDonalds Philly Yoga Event – Photos by Swiger Photography

 

We had a lot of fun and some moments of friendly competition as members of Tierney engaged in a little yoga competition. Yea, we caught it on a video that we shared on Instagram.

 

Tierney Agency team members in a yoga tree pose competition #McDSalad

A video posted by Jersey Family Fun (@jerseyfamilyfun) on Jul 9, 2015 at 8:54am PDT

 

Here’s what bloggers are saying about the McDonald’s Asian Salad and Pop Up Yoga Event

 

You can find more pictures from the McDonald’s Pop Up Yoga event in our Facebook Gallery.

 

Here’s a little more about what was featured

About McDonald’s Asian Salad:

For more information about the newly improved Asian Salad and McDonald’s full line of menu choices including nutrition information visit www.McDonalds.com.

 

About The Bridge Direct’s Minion Toys:

Minions Inkoos: Color ‘N Glow and Color ‘N Go

Color ‘N Glow Stuart and Bob come with three different colored markers and feature glow-in-the-dark fabric – decorate them, then turn off the lights to see their eyes glow! Color ‘N Go Stuart and Bob are available in a smaller size for doodling fun on-the-go!  For Ages 4+, SRP $14.99 for Color ‘N Glow; $7.99 for Color ‘N Go; Available now with The Bridge Direct

 

Minions Flying Heroes

Kids control the action with a simple pull of the cord, it sends exclusive “movie” Minions flying up to 20 feet in the air.  Each Flying Hero features three popular favorite Minions characters: Bob, Kevin and Stuart.  Attach the Minions to the launcher, pull the cord, and watch them zoom into the air, over and over again.  Available in two different launcher sizes and Minions – small and large. For Ages 4+, SRP $9.99 for Small; $19.99 for Large; Available now with The Bridge Direct

 

We had a great time and we hope you’ll be able to join us the next time we host an event. In the meantime go try the McDonald’s Asian Salad. We can’t wait to hear what you think about it.

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Jennifer Auer is the hyperlocal mom blogger who runs Jersey Family Fun. From New Jersey, this mom of 3 boys just can’t sit still! Her husband likes to say she’s a work-at-home mom who never stays home. Jennifer started traveling as a child and hasn’t stopped since. Instead of letting her husband and boys slow her down, she brings them along! Did you know that boys behave better when they are out exploring? As her boys transition from tweens to teens there’s still so many places she wants to discover with them both across the U.S. and internationally. She has been a Jersey Girl for 20+ years, and a Jersey Mom for 8+ years and a New Jersey mom blogger for 10 years, although she'd much rather be referred to as an influencer or just by name. She has a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on Entrepreneurship from Bryant University in Rhode Island.

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