Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 95: Wanderlust Yoga Festival, Riding The Runway with Reebok and KT Tape Giveaway 1

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #95

“Book vs. Movie” Podcast Episode 5 The Help,

“Riding the Runway” with Reebok, The Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Brooklyn

Plus: The Super-Groovy KT Tape Giveaway!!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Fall is in the air and at this time of year I find myself in the mood for fresh, new ideas. I actually care about this New York Fashion Week (versus the one that takes place in the middle of winter) and my thoughts turn to settling down in the evenings and snuggling with my kitties.

This week I delved into “The Help,” went to a rather usual fashion show and attended the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Brooklyn. So much to discuss so let’s get to it shall we?

  • Book vs. Movie Episode 5 “The Help”: The power “Margos” plunged ahead with our fifth episode Book vs. Movie podcast and this time we talked about Kathryn Stockett’s novel The Help which was turned into a movie in 2011. So which did we like more? The novel or the film? Check our podcast to find out. In the meantime we are hoping to have them available on Stitcher and iTunes soon (wish us luck!)

Also—please make sure to ‘like” our Facebook page. (Thank you!)

  • Ride the Runway with Reebok: On assignment for Fit Bottomed Girls I went to the Reebok Riding the Runway which was basically a spin class with a fashion show involved. Cyc Fitness created the spin workout that was held at the Reebok Fithub in Union Square. During the ride we were treated to a fashion show which was pretty damn cool and I will send you the link for the full story as soon as it runs.
  • Wanderlust Yoga Festival Brooklyn: This past Saturday my beloved Brooklyn was home to the first yoga/5 k festival and before the rains came upon us—everyone in attendance was treated to a meditation session by yoga superstar Elena Brower. I will tell you more about my meeting with Elena Brower at the press conference (she is so amazing) in the Vlog below. (Story to also be featured on Fit Bottomed Girls.
  • KT Tape Giveaway: My giveaway this week is in honor of my entire runner and tri-athlete friends who might be feeling dinged up and injured right now–KT Tape (Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape) You can win three rolls of the tape by following the rules below. (Continental United States only, thanks!)

Now on to this week’s Vlog and giveaway details!

 

About KT Tape:

KT TAPE is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and can be used for hundreds of common injuries such as lower back pain, knee pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow.  It is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, external support that helps people remain active while recovering from injuries. It creates neuromuscular feedback (called proprioception) that inhibits (relaxes) or facilitates stronger firing of muscles and tendons. This feedback creates support elements without the bulk and restriction commonly associated with wraps and heavy bracing.

KT Tape Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/kttape    

{Just a note—KT tape is not sponsoring this post and will ship directly to the winner. This giveaway is only available to folks in the Continental United States.}

If you want to win three rolls of KT Tape featured in the Vlog above you must do the following (Continental United States only, please!)

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested.
  • Send a comment on Twitter and say “I want to win @KTTape from @brooklynfitchik”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

I will pick one winner at random on Monday, September 22nd at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

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What Did We Learn This Month? Oxygen Magazine September Issue with Erin Stern!! 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Oxygen

September 2014

Erin Stern photographed by  Robert Reiff

Erin Stern photographed by Robert Reiff

What Did We Learn This Month in Oxygen?

Erin Stern/Glute workout:

Cover star Erin Stern has not competed in figure competitions in several years and is instead focusing on her own E3 brand (Empowering, Educating and Enriching) with ebooks, speaking gigs, fitness camps, and seminars.  In this issue she shows off her best glute moves.

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“Perfect Practice”

Oxygen gives a full page of “om-worthy” items to take to your next yoga session. (The Gaiam Thirsty Yoga Towel looks pretty nifty as a matter of fact!)

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“Fat Loss Food of the Month:Apples”

A few weeks ago I read a very smug tweet where the trainer bragged about never eating apples and would rather have their clients “eat sugar cubes” instead. (Jerk!) I happen to love apples and this guide to the most common types on the market made me happy.

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“Five Moves in Five Minutes”

If you have exactly five minutes for a core workout—check these out from fitness editor Lara McGlashan (CPT.)

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“Crazy Fit Crazy Fast”

TRX Suspension training is a fantastic way to develop muscles and increase your movement. Just make sure to work with a qualified trainer, however to avoid injury!

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And now the rest of this issue of Oxygen:

  • “Hybrid Yoga” Oxygen explores all different types of yoga classes now on the market inlcuing SUP yoga, Core Fusion, “Koga” and YogaHit to name a few.
  • “21 Rules for Clean Eating” My clean-eating hero Tosca Reno gives her best advice.
  • “1 Chicken Breast/6 Ways” The boring protein can now be just a little more exciting if you try these recipes.

Overall Grade:

B+ Good workouts but once again—I was hoping for more content and “news I can use.” Maybe next month?

You can follow Oxygen magazine at www.Oxygenmag.com

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 94: Pongo Power, Wanderlust Yoga Festival & Athleta Gym Bag Giveaway! 32

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #94

Yoga Blocks with Attitude, Book vs. Movie Podcast Episode 4 Forrest Gump,

Pongo Power Training, Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Brooklyn

Plus: My Own Personal Athleta Gym Bag Giveaway!!

 

Enter to win this Athleta Bag!

Enter to win this Athleta Bag!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

She is back and live ladies & gentleman!!  That’s right—after two weeks off I am back to my weekly Vlogs and boy did I miss all of you! There has been some major stress in my life recently both wonderful and terrible but I can honestly say my focus and attitude remains intact and I am committed to being your one-stop shop for fitness news, pop culture snark and best of all—giveaways!

This week you can enter to win an item I received from a totally rad goodie bag from the amazing Athleta fashion show.

Want to hear more? Well, let’s dive into my latest news bits and then we will get right on it. Yay!

  • Yoga Blocks With Attitude/Crunch’s Newest Workout: Several weeks ago I attended a new class offered by Crunch gyms in New York City on behalf of Fit Bottomed Girls called B-Method created by celebrity trainer Terri Walsh that utilizes yoga blocks in an innovative way. You can read all about it here!
  • Book vs. Movie Episode 4: The insane partnership of the “Margos” continues with our latest episode of our Book vs. Movie podcast.  This week in honor of the film’s 20th anniversary we decided to delve into all things “Gump” by talking about the differences between the book and movie version of Forrest Gump by author Winston Groom.  How different are they from each other you ask? Whoo boy—they are worlds apart but each has their own unique charm. If you have some time—click on the link and take a listen. We are hoping to have them available on Stitcher and iTunes soon (fingers crossed!)

Also—please make sure to ‘like” our Facebook page. (Thank you!)

  • Pongo Power! Some of you may be aware that I am a trainer but did you know that I am NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) certified trainer? Well, yes I am and it is with great pleasure to announce that I am now training at the NASM-based only studio– Pongo Power with two locations in Brooklyn—yay!  Pongo Power was started by Elizabeth Pongo who is just about the smartest and funniest person I have met in some time. Elizabeth started with a small studio in Park Slope and has since developed a loyal clientele who wait for weeks to get an appointment with her.

I am now training at her Flatbush Avenue studio so if you are interested in a free movement assessment—be sure to reach out to me on Twitter @BrooklynFitChik!

  • Wanderlust Yoga Festival Brooklyn: Speaking of cool places in Brooklyn—Prospect Park will be a whole day of “Om” goodness with the arrival of the Wanderlust Yoga Festival taking place Saturday, September 13th with a day’s worth of yoga, meditation and music. Tickets can be purchased at http://brooklyn.wanderlustfestival.com and I plan to attend for sure so if you looking are for a “sun salutation” buddy that day—reach out to me on Twitter (again @BrooklynFitChik…)
  • Athleta Fashion Show: This past week I was lucky enough to attend the Athleta “Crush of Adrenaline” fashion show that featured real athletes, dancers and acrobats as models. Honestly, I have lived in New York City for years and have been to my fair share of runway events but this one really knocked my socks off. Read (and see) what I am talking about in this excellent feature from USA Today. Amazing stuff! This week’s giveaway is the gym bag I received from Athleta in my goodie bag so check out the clip below to see how you can win!

Now on to this week’s Vlog and giveaway details!

{Just a note—Athleta is not sponsoring this post and I will ship directly to the winner. This giveaway is only available to folks in the Continental United States and I will contact the winner directly via e-mail.}

If you want to win the Athleta gym bag shown above you must do the following (Continental United States only, please!)

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested.
  • Send a comment on Twitter and say “I want to win @Athleta gym bag from @brooklynfitchik #crushofadrenaline”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

I will pick one winner at random on Monday, September 15th at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health magazine September Issue 1

 

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

September 2014

Erin Andrews photographed by James White

Erin Andrews photographed by James White

Health Cover Star for September:

Erin Andrews

The Fox Sports & Dancing With the Stars celeb has an enviable figure that she works pretty damn hard for thankyouverymuch and the healthy-lifestyle enthusiast  allows Health readers to try her own favorite Physique 57 workout (here!) that you can do in 30 minutes time for overall strengthening.

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So what else is inside the September Health?

“Perk Up Your Posture”

Yoga goddess Kristin McGee shows off a few poses that will give you stronger shoulder & back muscles while helping to fix your posture.

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“Tracy Tones You”

This month the trainer that is Gwyneth “Goopy” Paltrow-approved offers a circuit workout she says you should do six times per week but I will give you permission to do it twice instead. (You’re welcome!)

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“19 Tips for Runners”

Are you looking to get faster while you add the miles on the pavement? Follow these tips including exercise suggestions from Jordan Metzl, MD.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “66 Brilliant Beauty Buys” The editors of Health pick their 2014 Health Beauty Award winners that will help you look even more gorgeous than you already are (how is that even possible?)
  • “Stream Your Way Slim” If you are looking for a streaming workout, Health gives the lowdown on the best online fitness classes.
  • “Surprising Migraine Cures that Work” I know plenty of folks who will find this information helpful.
  • “Is Butter Really Back?” If I miss anything about being dairy-free it’s the butter. (Damn—I miss butter!)
  • “Health Rules You Can Really Break” New ways to look at how many hours a week you should work out, the number of hours you really need to sleep and more, here.

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

A! Last month I was underwhelmed with Health but the September issue gave me the “happies” Yay!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness magazine September 2014 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

September 2014

Carrie Tivador photographed by Jeff Olson

Carrie Tivador photographed by Jeff Olson

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Om Body”

Yoga guru to the stars Bizzie Gold (honestly—how much do you LOVE her name) demonstrates some of her favorite power yoga moves which you can do just about anywhere.

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“Change Your Terrain”

Fitness had the experts chime in on what changes you need to make for trail running vs. pounding a flat pavement plus, a workout to “boost balance and core strength.”

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“Hot Stuff”

A super fun shopping page filled with bright things that gives me the “I wants.”

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“Boost Your Burn”

If you are looking for “full body supermoves” than be sure to check out this workout from the folks at Soho Strength Lab that will help get your heartrate up while several muscle groups at once.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Happy Everest After” Writer Melissa Arnot talks about her world travels (which includes FIVE trips to Mount Everest) and how marriage has affected her view of herself and relationships in general.
  • “Action Figures” Eight women are featured here who get “paid to get fit” including an acrobat, “sweat tester” and a “snow queen.” Really!
  • “Weight Loss Confidential” Think your life will be perfect once you lose the extra weight? Guess again as real peeps talk about what can really happen to your body after a dramatic weight loss.
  • “Toots, Poops and Other Oops” Directly from this article “a woman’s colon is longer and has more twists and turns than a man’s…’ so guess what they are talking about here!!!

 

Overall Grade:

A  The perfect way to welcome new adventures in the fall is to check out the September issue.

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Giveaway: BarreAmped DVDs 17

Brooklyn Fit Chick Giveaway!

BarreAmped and BarreAmped Boot Camp DVD by Suzanne Bowen

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Who out there is in the mood to actually win something today? Woo hoo! Today I have two different workout DVDs from the fabulous Suzanne Bowen who trained at the legendary Lotte Berk Method studios in NYC. Suzanne later took her practice to Nashville creating her own line of studios helping all sorts of women (even a few A-list celebrities) to get into shape by focusing on proper form and alignment.  Today I have two DVDs of her latest work to offer as a giveaway: BarreAmped & BarreAmped Boot Camp (www.barreamped.com.)  This is not a paid post and the DVD will be sent directly to the winner.

Here are the main details:   

Panama City Beach, FL – Fitness expert Suzanne Bowen, creator of Suzanne Bowen Fitness has just released two new signature BarreAmped workouts on DVD. BarreAmped is a proven, results oriented, body shaping barre program that is based on dance, Pilates, yoga, and Bowen’s classical Lotte Berk training. BarreAmped is taught in over 50 studios worldwide with over 330 instructors certified to teach the program around the world. Now, on DVD, Suzanne Bowen, with the help of her two trainers who provide modifications, take viewers through this results oriented program in the privacy of their own home, or on the go, with the help of the streaming workouts on her website www.suzannebowenfitness.com.

In BarreAmped (91 minutes, $19.99) viewers will experience Suzanne Bowen’s motto #ShakeToChange as they follow her along in this powerful, focused program described as classic barre meets extreme results. The DVD is divided into five segments that produce great results with low-impact, mind-body connecting moves. Segments include: Introduction, Warm Up, Light Weight Work, Thigh Work, Seat Work, Mat Work, and Stretch.

BarreAmped BOOT CAMP (80 minutes, $19.99) takes it up a notch with low impact interval fat blasters that have helped hundreds of people worldwide burn fat and lean out as Suzanne combines classic barre with low-impact, non-punishing cardio intervals. Segments include: Introduction, Warm Up, Arm Work, Thigh Work, Seat Work, Core, and, Stretch.

In both DVDs, Suzanne leads viewers through the challenging, but doable workout segments that can be done by segment individually, mixed and matched, or done all together for one complete BarreAmped and/or BarreAmped Bootcamp fat blast to #shaketochange and be the best they can be #yourbestnotperfection.

Both DVDs include a bonus tutorial to help achieve safe and effective results quickly. The DVDs are available at www.suzannebowenfitness.com and each DVD purchase includes a complimentary one-month trial membership to Suzanne Bowen Fitness (#SBF) for Suzanne’s on-demand streaming workouts.

About Suzanne Bowen

Suzanne Bowen is the founder of Suzanne Bowen Fitness (SBF) and the creator of BarreAmped, based on classic technique, a neutral spine, and a solid foundation of alignment. She began her fitness career over thirteen years ago at the original barre studio, New York City’s legendary Lotte Berk Method studios. It was there that she was classically trained as a top instructor.  She moved from New York to Nashville where she opened a studio and expanded her clientele to include top Nashville stars.  Her company, Suzanne Bowen fitness, (SBF) embodies the best of combining mind, body and spirit to live a healthy lifestyle. She helps people build a foundation and encourages them to be their best form of excellence. She currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and maintains her home and studio in Nashville.

If you want to win this giveaway you must do the following (Continental United States, please!)

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested.
  • Send a comment on Twitter and say “I want to win the two BarreAmped DVDs from @suzannecbrown and @brooklynfitchik”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

I will pick one winner at random on Tuesday, September 2nd at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

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New “Ventura Highway” Playlist! 5

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

“Ventura Highway” 50-Minute Ride

Kings of Leon

Kings of Leon

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

This week’s playlist is a mixture of old and new styles of music for a 50-minute cardio workout that works well for indoor cycling, outdoor running and the elliptical. The pace is a mixture of easy resistance and a fast cadence to slower climbs requiring more muscle endurance.

Be sure to keep hydrated while you workout and as always—send me your favorite song suggestions!

  • Venture Highway (Deepsky’s Blizzard in L.A. Remix): America

I have used this song as a warm-up before and it always makes me feel happy. The mixture of dreamy orchestration mixed with the 70s hit makes me want to wear a poncho and stare at the stars at night.

  • Anything, Anything: Dramarama

OMG—I freaking love this song from the early 80s. The band broke up in 1994 but got back together after appearing in VH-1’s Bands Reunited.

  • Rumble and Sway: Jamie N Commons

This cute British boy is just 25 years old but rocks like an old blues artist.

  • Supersoaker: Kings of Leon

This song always makes me want to run faster and work harder. Perfect for sprints or running intervals.

  • Once in a Lifetime: Talking Heads

By far my favorite version of one of the best tunes of all freaking time!

  • Tongue Tied: Group Love

If you need something fun and poppy after a big mean climb.

  • I am One: Smashing Pumpkins

My inner 90s warrior chick luvs this band and this song in particular.

  • Blow Me One Last Kiss: P!nk

I think I have a problem when it comes to P!nk because if I do not hear her every single day—my world seems boring.

  • Tusk: Fleetwood Mac

Fleetwood Mac released a double album after their smash Rumors called Tusk and it contains exactly two decent songs on it. Can you guess the other one?

  • Bodysnatchers: Radiohead

This is a little gem from their In Rainbows CD you were allowed to pay whatever you wanted for it at the time.

  • Use Me (Live): Hootie & The Blowfish

Yes, I picked a Hootie song because this cover of Bill Withers’ hit kicks serious ass!

  • Love Runs Out: OneRepublic

Not sure why they do not have a space between “One” and “Republic” but I do like this tune.

  • That’s the Way: Led Zeppelin

The “Gods of Thunder” could write pretty ballads and this one always puts me in a good mood.

That’s all I have today folks. Let me know about some of your favorite songs and radio stations. I am always looking for good tunes.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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What Did We Learn This Month? Shape magazine’s September issue with Brooke Burke-Charvet 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape

September 2014

Brooke Burke-Charvet photographed by don Flood.

Brooke Burke-Charvet photographed by Don Flood.

 

Shape Cover Star for September 2014:

Brooke Burke-Charvet is on the cover and the 43 year-old mom of four is excited to start her new venture Caelum athletic wear (she teaches “Booty Burn” classes in her hometown of Malibu.) She looks totally amazing by any measure but especially after all of her recent heath and career woes.

First, Brooke was rather rudely dumped by the producers of Dancing with the Stars competition show that she had been a part of for several years (“going in a new direction” is how they explained it to her over the phone while she was carpooling her kids around–sheesh!)

Then the sh*t got real…

In short, Brooke had Hashimoto’s disease for over ten years and took medicine to help her manage her hypothyroidism. Over time she discovered a lump which turned out to be thyroid cancer and she had a thyroidectomy. (Yikes!!)

Brooke is currently feeling better than ever and shows off a few of her favorite “Booty Burn” moves inside this issue of Shape:

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What else is in the September issue of Shape?

“Trail Moves”

Orthopedist John Muyan, M.D., director of sports medicine at Maimonides Medical Center (in Brooklyn!) offers these exercises which help strengthen the muscles that are challenged most when running on “uneven surfaces.”

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“Big Time”

I rarely wear my heart rate watch anymore but the batch featured on this page look pretty damn cool!

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 “Hit The Trail”

Shape picks the best (and cutest) gear to take on your next hike outside.

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“Super-Sculpters”

I really, really liked the band workout featured here by trainer Rachel Piskin of ChaiseFitness.

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“On Your Feet”

Suzanne Bowen of Barre-Amped Boot Camp DVD created this low impact walking workout that takes only 30 minutes to do and will build your leg strength.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Shape (A little lean this month…)

  • “Word of Mouth” The best new products on the market for oral care.
  • Sofia Vergara: Looking smoking hot in the back of the magazine.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

B+ The workouts featured are all great but the fashion pages left me wanting more. Just sort of “meh” for me this month but I set a high bar for Shape so let’s look out for October!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 93: Best Online Workouts, Terry Bikes, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and a Kickboxing DVD Giveaway! 8

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #93

Best Online & Streaming Workouts, “Book vs. Movie” Podcast Episode 3 “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” Terry Bikes Shop-arama

Plus: Martial Fusion Cardio Kickboxing DVD Giveaway

 

Enter to win this DVD today!

Enter to win this DVD today!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

This past week has been filled with bad news, sadness and things that just enrage me but I will not burden you all with any of that ugliness. Instead, I just want to focus on good things and offer you my newest giveaway—Martial Fusion Kickboxing Cardio Blast DVD. So let’s just dive in with the good stuff, shall we?

  • Best Online & Streaming Workouts: I had another article featured on Fit Bottomed Girls this past week–Best Online & Streaming Workouts. I do the research and found all kinds of workouts offered for every budget from free (most of us can afford that one!) all the way up to $500 for a Hollywood Elite-friendly gym that creates some serious hard bodies. When you get a chance—check it out and let me know what you think!
  • Book vs. Movie Episode 3: The incredible Margo P. She’s Nacho Mama Podcast and I have recorded our latest episode of Book vs. Movie podcast where we talk about both the novella and film Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote. Wait—you didn’t know that the famous Audrey Hepburn movie was based on a book? Yes it was and let me tell you something—both are very different from each other. If you have some time—click on the link and take a listen. We are hoping to have them available on Stitcher and iTunes soon (fingers crossed!)

Also—please make sure to ‘like” our Facebook page. (Thank you!)

  • Terry Tent Sale!! As you may know I am a Terry Bikes Fitness Ambassador but what you may not know is that this coming week at their Burlington, Vermont headquarters they are holding a Terry Tent Sale. On Friday, August 22 (10 am – 7 pm) and Saturday, August 23 (10 am – 2pm)  you can shop for “great deals on Samples and Seconds of women’s cycling apparel, bicycle saddles for men and women, dresses, shorts, pants and other cool stuff from major outdoor brands.” And if you really want a good deal spend $10 (to benefit LOCAL MOTION) and catch the Early Bird savings. Wish I could go but I will be there in spirit.
  • Martial Fusion Kickboxing DVDs: Check out the Vlog below to see/hear all of the details for my workout DVD giveaway Martial Fusion Kickboxing Cardio Blast featuring Sensei Guillermo Gomez who is wicked handsome and is a 4th Dan in Aikido with over 25 years of martial arts training in numerous places around the globe, including China’s legendary Shaolin Temple. (Martial Fusion will send the winner their DVD and did not pay to be featured on this blog.)

Now on to this week’s Vlog and giveaway details!

 

Now here is some more information about Martial Fusion: Cardio Blast DVD:

Burn Major Calories, Strengthen Body and Mind With

New “Martial Fusion™ Kickboxing” DVDs

Miami, FL –Fourth degree Aikido black belt Sensei Guillermo Gomez packs about an hour of “Cardio, cardio, cardio, strength and flexibility,” into his new “Martial Fusion Cardio Blast Workout” DVD. Why waste an hour on a treadmill when kickboxing burns more calories, tones the abs from all angles and keeps the mind engaged? Geared to leave the user both relaxed and energized. This fast paced, easy to follow kickboxing routine blasts calories while toning and slimming the whole body. It sells for $14.95 on http://martialfusionfitness.com/ Gomez’s best selling DVD, “Martial Fusion Kickboxing CardioBurn”, is also $14.95 on the site.

“Martial Fusion Cardio Blast Workout” thoroughly covers kickboxing’s foundation moves (the basic punches and kicks) and puts various combinations together so the intensity varies throughout the fast-paced hour. The workout is filmed completely in English and has a little extra Spanish flavor to add spice. Participants are one on one with Gomez in a boxing ring setting. No equipment is needed.

According to Gomez, “Martial arts enable us to reach for higher grounds. One of the main principles of Aikido is to  learn how to flow. My workouts are intended to let users feel what it is to have that sense of flow and connection with what is right for you. Not only does it get you through the workout, it can change your approach to everything. While we’re moving our bodies with kickboxing, we’re also engaging our mind and our spirit. We become more open to finding new ideas and energies that might be more natural for us.”

“Martial Fusion CardioBurn” is the best selling DVD in the Martial Fusion series. This non-stop full hour workout offers more of a fitness studio setting with two women working out along with Gomez. Like “Cardio Blast” it will burn hundreds of calories, build endurance, muscular strength, mental focus and will challenge all the muscles of the core. It also uses no equipment or props.

Sensei Guillermo Gomez is a fourth degree black belt in Aikido certified by Hombu Dojo of Tokyo and the International Aikido Federation. He has over 25 years of experience training in, and teaching, martial arts, all over the world, including the Shaolin Temple.   He has certified over 1000 fitness experts in Martial Fusion Cardio Kickboxing in more then ten countries. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Gomez is based in Miami and teaches Cardio Kickboxing at Equinox, Coral Cables. Gomez also runs Aikodo Miami. He has presented at numerous international events and industry conventions worldwide like Italy’s Rimini Wellness, London’s Multitrax, Washington’s DCAC, New York City’s TSI Summit, Montreal’s CIELO Studios, Mexico’s Acapulco Fitness, Spain’s YPD Camp, AIC Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Mexico City and participated at The World Combat Games in Russia. Gomez’s teachings range from martial arts training, zen meditation, qigong, weight loss, self-discipline, health, wellness, relieving anxiety and stress, conquering fear, overcoming obstacles and challenges, developing focus, balance, awareness and inner-peace. For more information, visit http://martialfusionfitness.com/, https://www.facebook.com/senseiguillermogomez

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If you want to win this giveaway you must do the following (Continental United States only, please!)

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested.
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I will pick one winner at random on Monday, August 25th at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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What Did We Learn This Month? Women’s Health September 2014 Issue! 8

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

September 2014

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Women’s Health Cover Star for September 2014: 

Am I the only person in the world who has never seen one episode of The Big Bang Theory? I guess so because it is one of the most popular sitcoms on TV right and the stars of the show just got HUGE raises according to Entertainment Weekly so what am I missing out on, people? Should I check it out?

Anyhoo— Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting has been on the show for eight seasons and is now married to pro tennis player Ryan Sweeting. Inside the magazine she talks about boosting your self-confidence, making quick decisions, “instant attitude swaps” and her complete devotion to all things pertaining to Jennifer Anniston.

In spite of super-busy the comedienne tells Women’s Health she is ready to get into the mommy-making business as soon as possible while also starring on the hit show (tough life!)

Kaley also stars in the Fall Fashion Guide in the back of the magazine which you can see here.

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So what else is in the September issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “Build a Hotter Body…”

Pat Matheny of SoHo Strength Lab in NYC created this “reverse pyramid” workout where you perform the hardest part of your workout at the beginning in order to build “mental momentum” and “finish strong.”

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 Fire Up Your Hidden Fat Burners”  

Expert trainer BJ Gaddour offers workouts for often neglected muscle groups (hips and shoulders) which can help increase fat burn and intensify your planks, squats and lunges.

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 “Grab a Hold of a Hotter Body”

If you are interested in rock climbing but think you need to get into shape for it—try these moves from expert climber Michelle Pollmeier.

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Fall Style Guide page that gives me the “I Wants!”

Women’s Health has several pages devoted of all of the fall trends and I like just about every damn thing on this page. (Now who is treating me to a shopping spree?)

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “The Untold Dangers of Lyme Disease” Women’s Health takes a deep look at Lyme disease and manages to scare the hell out of. (Yikes!)
  •  “What Wealthy Women Know” Advice from women who know how to earn (and save!) big bucks so we can all get out of debt. (Yes, please!)
  • “I Survived a Violent Attack on Vacation” Once again—this magazine know how to get my attention! (Plus, tips to stay on while on holiday.)

Overall Grade:

A While I am most certainly NOT excited to leave summer behind—this issue has enough to keep me happy until September shows up. (Why, oh why must the summer go?)

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

Until next time…

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