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Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes

“Book vs Movie” Podcast Breakfast at Tiffany’s Ep is Live!

 Fit Bottomed Girls “Tips for Your First Aerial Class”

Terry Bikes Spring Gear

Tap Genes: “Tips to Make the Gym a Happier Experience”

Something Rotten: A Very, Very Funny Broadway Musical

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How are you all doing today? Today (as I am writing this) it is my birthday and I feeling happy about all things going on in my life right now. (Well, except for the noisy new neighbors who can’t seem to move into a building without shaking every single apartment floor along the way! Sheesh!)

Anyhoo–here are my “news & notes” for the week. Enjoy!

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes:

Book Vs Movie Podcast: This week my good friend Margo Porras of Shes Nacho Mama’s Blog and me posted one of our favorite episodes of “Book Vs. Movie” (which you can subscribe to on iTunes with this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bookvsmovies-podcast/id954110320?mt=2.) wherein talked about Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The original novella by Truman Capote took place in 1943 NYC and the film directed by Blake Edwards (and starring the incandescent Audrey Hepburn) takes place in the swinging early 60s which is just one of many differences between book and film.

Margo and I originally recorded this back in September but had several technical issues at the time that are now thankfully gone (I am something of a wiz at editing it turns out!)  Hope you like the episode. Let me know what you think and if YOU have any ideas for future episodes. (Player embedded below)

 

Tips for Your First Aerial Class: Years of cycling have given me terrible hip and hamstring issues that would certainly be alleviated with aerial yoga of some sort. So I pitched this idea to Fit Bottomed Girls Tips for Your First Aerial Class to help me get inspired to try it out. (Have you ever done aerial workouts? Was it fun? Helpful?)

Terry Bikes Spring Gear: Speaking of cycling—about ten years ago I decided to get my workouts out of a spin room and into the open air (best decision ever!) I still have that bike (named Trixie because she is red & shiny) and quickly became obsessed with Terry Bikes which sells THE best bike gear for women. They have everything from seats that will be comfortable on a century ride to cute spring dresses that won’t expose your knickers (unless that is your thing—no judgment here!).

A couple of years ago I pitched them the idea of having me be their first brand ambassador which means I help promote their sales and specials and then get to try out new gear—score! If you have any interest at all in Terry Bikes then be sure to sign up for their newsletter. They have so many excellent deals and giveaways. You will thank me later!

How to be Happier at The Gym: I know that for some people getting to the gym requires motivation and fighting the “I don’t wanna go today” blues. In this feature I give my advice on how to get happier about the gym. What are your favorite tips?

Something Rotten is Going to take Broadway by Storm: Okay—if you are a fan of big, funny, bawdy musicals (Think The Mormon Musical or The Producers) then you must check out Something Rotten which features two actors from the TV show Smash (which I LOVED) Brian D’arcy James and  Christian Borle. The play is set England when Shakespeare is a huge theater star (a very sexy Borle) and a struggling playwright (a hilariously tense D’Arcy James) yearns to create the first ever musical on stage.

I went  to see a preview show for my birthday and had a total blast. One of the best times I have had as an audience member for sure–the crowd ate it up!

Let’s say you know your fair share of Broadway musicals and love theater humor—this will show will fit the bill. It’s in previews right now but I suspect it will be a big hit. (Dare I say a “smash?” Did you see what I did there?”) Take my word—this show will up for a slew of Tony Awards!

Get your tickets now!

Get your tickets now!

That’s all I have for today—keep checking back for news, reviews and playlists aplenty! Thanks as always for dropping by!

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “The Dude’s Hotel California” 50-Minute #playlist 19

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

“Hotel California” (50-Minute Ride)

The Dude Abides

The Dude Abides

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Today’s playlist was inspired after watching The Big Lebowski for the first time in many years and noticing that there is a super, fantastic version of Hotel California by The Gypsy Kings on the soundtrack. From there I went looking through my “favorites” list to mix in some old and new tunes to create a 50-minute interval playlist that I hope offers some fun & inspiration for your next workout.

  • Hotel California: The Gypsy Kings

A major plot point to The Big Lebowski is “The Dude’s” absolute hatred for all music from The Eagles so it always fun to hear when The Gypsy Kings version of their biggest hit pops up on the soundtrack. I love using this as a warm-up song as it has such a fun buildup.

 

  • Use It: The New Pornographers

I love this Canadian band and this tune in particular gives me “the happies.”

 

  • California Love: 2Pac

Can you believe this tune is 20 years old?! When it first came out I had just moved to NYC from Northern California and it made me miss my old home. The beat still kicks serious butt!

 

  • Every Teardrop is a Waterfall: Coldplay

Some people are divided on whether or not Coldplay is a decent band but I love their melodies and think that Chris Martin writes some of the catchiest lyrics in the business.

 

  • Criminal: Fiona Apple

OMG—I just loved this album back in the day and this song in particular sounds just as amazing now as it did in the 90s.

 

  • E-Pro: Beck

Beck is yet another 90s act who gets better and better with each effort. This is one of my favorites by him.

 

  • Locked Out of Heaven: Bruno Mars

What can I say about Bruno Mars except that he is so damn likeable and his music is just TOO much fun!!

 

  • Keep The Car Running: Arcade Fire

This is one of my “top 5” songs to perform sprints to and love watching my students facing when they peddle their butts off.

 

  • Black Gold: Soul Asylum

Wow—there is a ton of 90s on the playlist today? Not intentional but as I said before—these are some of my favorite tunes to use for workouts.

 

  • Starships: Nicki Minaj

I know she is not to everyone’s taste but I think Nicki Minaj is just so damn enjoyable and if you can find her on Instagram—follow right away!

 

  • Time to Pretend: MGMT

This is one of those bands that released an amazing first record and then “poof” they disappear. Time to Pretend is the standout song.

 

  • Moves Like Jagger: Maroon 5

Maroon 5’s Adam Levine has such a distinctive voice and uses it so well here—“I’ve got the mooooooooooves like Jagger!”

 

  • Weight of Love: The Black Keys

At first I thought this was some long lost Pink Floyd single which I mean as a compliment.

 

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.

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Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes: SCUBA Dive Tips, The Amazing Ashley Judd, “Bricolage” in Brooklyn & More! 25

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes

“Book vs Movie” Podcast — “The Godfather”

 Fit Bottomed Girls “Tips for Your First SCUBA Dive”

The Amazing Ashley Judd Fights Online Trolls

Call-Out for Radio Station Ideas

“Bricolage” in Brooklyn

Hello from Freezing Brooklyn!

Hello from Brooklyn!

 

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How are you all doing today? I have a whole bunch of news & notes to get you folks today and I will not waste a minute getting it to you. So with Spring fever hitting me like a rocket let’s just get to it!

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes

  • Book Vs Movie Podcast: My San Diego bud Margo Porras of Shes Nacho Mama’s Blog and I co-host a podcast called “Book Vs. Movie” and you can subscribe to us on iTunes with this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bookvsmovies-podcast/id954110320?mt=2. After a couple of false starts (and a bout of the stomach flu) we finally got to record The Godfather episode which you can listen to right here—let me know what you think! (Get ready for our next episode–The Outsiders!)

 

  • Tips for Your First SCUBA Dive: I have no idea what the weather is like by you but it is still fah-reeezing in my part of the world and Mama needs a vacation STAT! Recently I posted this article on Tips For Your First SCUBA Dive for Fit Bottomed Girls and I hope to actually use them this year! (Do any of you enjoy SCUBA diving? What are your favorite tips?)
  • Ashley Judd—Internet Troll Fighter: I first became aware of Ashely Judd when she was a TV show I LOVED call Sisters (do any of y’all remember it?) Ashley is an intelligent, caring woman who when she’s not acting or doing showbizzy things prefers to travel the world on humanitarian efforts and actually try to effect positive change. Recently she was cheering on her beloved Kentucky Wildcats at the NCAA via Twitter and was subsequently received dozens of threatening tweets which she is looking to make a crime. Ashley is a feminist who cares how women are treated in our culture and wrote this amazing essay in 2012 talking about how women are devalued based on their appearance and not meeting the impossible expectations from the media. Anyhoo-she is my new hero and I am eager to see how she foghts against those horrible Internet trolls.
  • Need Station Recommendations: Many of you know that I am a certified fitness instructor who loves to put her all into every playlist. The stations in my city are beyond terrible so I usually listen online radio stations around the country (and world!) What are some of YOUR favorite stations? I would love to check them out so feel free to list them below in the comments!
  • Bricoloage in Park Slope: OMG you guys! A few weeks ago Edward and Lien Lin of The Slanted Door restaurant in San Francisco decided to pack their bags and open a new Vietnamese “gastro-pub” on Fifth Avenue and the wait to get a table has been crazy ever since. Like you have to show up at 6:00 pm for dinner or be prepared to wait an hour to sit. My good friend Laura of Vittles Vamp and me decided to check them out and my goodness—what a delight! Check out this review from the New York Daily News and if any of you ever want to meet up for a meal there in the future—I am IN!

That’s all I have for today—keep checking back for news, reviews and playlists aplenty!

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Review: The Tria Hair Removal System @TriaBeauty 28

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Review

The Tria Hair Removal System

Tria Hair Removal System

Tria Hair Removal System

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A few months I was asked to take part in a Blogger review program for Tria Hair Removal Laser Precision which normally I do not participate in unless I find the product useful, intriguing and of real value to my readers. (Trust me—I turn things down all of the time!) But after meeting the Tria reps at the Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet last year and honing in on the sweet design of their hair remover I eagerly jumped in.

In my first post I talked about my past hair removal disasters which included bleaching creams that turned my upper lip yellow, wax that burned my face and a TV product that left me bruised all over. Hair is a big deal to me. I fuss and fight with those on the top of my head and struggle with the rest of my body getting rid of them.

A few things about the Tria system that made me want to try them out:

  • The Tria Hair Removal Precision is the first FDA-cleared, at home laser hair removal device that uses the exact same diode laser technology used in professional dermatologists’’ offices for permanent results.
  • Clinical studies have shown up to 70% hair reduction after two treatments.
  • The product’s lightweight, ergonomic shape is designed to treat the smaller more sensitive areas like the underarms, bikini line, upper lip, and other curvy areas of the body (like the ankles!)

Today I am offering my own review of the Tria Laser Precision in my latest Vlog below. I was not paid for this post and Tria did provide me the product to try out. Check it out!

 

 

So my big tips for using the Tria effectively:

  • Start at the lower level of intensity to build up to the feeling. Some people think it is akin to a rubber band snap but I found it more like a blast of heat from a hair dryer-ish.
  • You can shave in between treatments but do not pluck or wax (I screwed this up the first time I tried it!)
  • Plan to spend a few minutes on each spot you are treating and don’t rush through it. I would usually just watch the clock on my TV to keep me in line.

Follow Tria on social media at Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.

That’s it for this time. I will back soon with my magazine reviews and playlist to keep you motivated!

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What Did We Learn This Month? Women’s Health Magazine with Kate Mara on the Cover! 25

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

March 2015

Kate Mara photographed by Ben Watts

Kate Mara photographed by Ben Watts

Women’s Health Cover Star for March 2015: 

Are you House of Cards fanatic like me? Because if so, then you were happy as I was to see Kate Mara (whose character didn’t quite make it through season two) on the cover.  The 5’2” actress talks more about fashion that fitness here but does admit to being a “maniac about exercise who can six miles before 9 am and then take a barre class later (color me impressed and exhausted by that information.)

So what else is in this issue of Women’s Health

15-Minute Workout “Sculpt a Better Butt”

If you have one of those long rubber bands with handles and are looking for some new moves to work your glutes—check out this routine from Jim Smith of Diesel Strength in Elmira. NY.

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“Race Day Essentials”

I am planning on going on my first race sometime this year so I am keeping this page on file to know what to bring that day.

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“Master This Move”

If you are looking for a strength coach who really knows their stuff—pay attention to Jen Sinkler who is incredibly knowledgeable and relatable.  Here she offers tips for the “just right” deadlift. Good stuff!

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“Really Rad Workout Clothes”

There are a few pages here filled with the cutest most colorful gear ever—really! My workout wardrobe needs an update and these items give me pause.

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

  • “Now This is What We Call Healthy Competition” Looking for ideas to up your workout and have some fun? Women’s Health talks about all kinds of races that are offbeat and cool.
  • “Hot-Bod Weapon” Have you heard of Shaun T’s Insanity workouts? (The answer has to be yes—he is featured everywhere!) He offers some moves based on his newest DVD series Insanity Max 30.

Overall GradeA  Great workouts, cool beauty stories and smart articles in the March issue. Go get it!

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

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What Did We Learn This Month? @Shape_Magazine with Kate Hudson on the Cover @fabletics 24

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape

March 2015

Kate Hudson photographed by Nino Munoz

Kate Hudson photographed by Nino Munoz

Shape Cover Star for March 2015:

OMG—have you checked out Kate Hudson’s abs? Wow! The 35 year-old actress added entrepreneur to her list of titles after creating the incredibly cute workout line Fabletics. Kate is a big fan of exercise and has lately been replacing her Pilates/Yoga routines for TRX and boxing to mix things up.

She also own her own chickens and eats her very own eggs most mornings. Kate also believes in enjoying that glass of wine and life’s little treats in moderation. (Can I switch lives with Kate Hudson?)

What else is in this issue of Shape?

“Look Hot from Every Angle”

I am a core instructor and am always needing different moves to teach my students and keep them engaged. I loved this workout from Madison Doubroff of Bionic Body in Hermosa Beach, CA.

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“Speed Sculpt with Sand”

One of my big goals is to integrate sand bags into my classes and when I finally do (let this be my public statement!) I will steal every single one of these exercises from the Elimin8tor workout from Equinox.

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“Quickie Metabolism Boost”

Who doesn’t want a metabolism boost? Here is a 20-minute workout filled with tough intervals that will torch calories and keep you motivated during this hellishly long winter.

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“Essentials That Make a good Run Great”

I am not much a runner but when I see gear like this GPS watch from Timex IRONMAN ONE GPS which will set you back 400 clams (yikes!) it makes me want to actually, you know–run.

The Asics bra they also feature is so terribly cute but might be a little too low-cut for me. (Does anyone else have an issue with bras that show too much cleavage?)

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“9 Moves to a Knock-Out Body”

To be totally honest—I tried kick boxing several times and always hated it because I never feel like I am having fun with it. However, after reading this article where Shape talked to several experts in the field I am rethinking this whole thing. Plus, the workout featured looks like a total butt-kicker!

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

  • “A Week of Fitness Fashion” Shape puts together a week’s worth of totally cute workout outfits that will keep you inspired to go to the gym.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A- What can I say? I liked this issue–it was good!

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog: Bob Harper, Tidying Up and the Suzanne Bowen DVD Giveaway 35

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes Vlog 109

“Book vs Movie” Podcast The Godfather

“Smoking Hot Bob Harper’s Black Fire Workout”

The Art of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo

Plus: The BarreAmped Cardio Fat Burn DVD Giveaway

 

Enter to win this DVD!

Enter to win this DVD!

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It’s winter here in Brooklyn but my spirits are bright. As some of you may know—my sweet Tuxedo cat “T” has had some behavioral issues which I have had to address. So far she is responding well to her medicine which is a big relief for me. Dealing with the chaos of her health issues has caused me to look at my life in a very direct way (which is not my favorite thing, for sure.)

I have decided that I have been inviting unrest and anxiety into my life and need to shut it down NOW. I will go into it later in the Vlog but let just say—it is never too early to begin “Spring Cleaning!”

So in today’s “News & Notes” a few things happening in my life and in the Vlog I talk about how you can enter to win a very cool DVD. Yes—you have to actually watch the Vlog in order to have a chance to win. I will keep short & sweet—promise!

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes/Vlog 109:

  • Book Vs Movie Podcast News: Margo Porras of Shes Nacho Mama’s Blog and I are having a ball working on our podcast “Book Vs. Movie” and our next episode should be pretty amazing—The Godfather! If you have never read the book from Mario Puzo you need to right away. It is a HOOT and a holler. In the meantime would you be so kind as to like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @bookversusmovie? Also, let us know which books & films you would like us to cover! (Merci!)
  • Smoking Hot Bob Harper: I am lucky to call myself a “Fit Bottomed Girl” who gets to cover special events in New York City on behalf of them (score!) A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend a workout created by Bob Harper for Daily Burn.com and wrote all about it in this post right here. Let me say this—the man is as super sexy in real life as he is on TV. (Swoon!)
  • “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up” by Marie Kondo: Several events in my life over the past year or so have made me terribly stressed and anxious so it was with great interest to me when my good friend recommended this Marie Kondo book as a way to find more peace and serenity in my everyday life. Kondo is a “Japanese Cleaning Consultant” who advises people to surround their homes with things that bring them joy. If you look at any item in your place and it does not give you “joy” (say a pair of ill-fitting jeans or a picture of someone you no longer care about) then you need to just let it go. I took her advice quite literally by giving away over 90% of my CD/Music collection in one fell swoop. I am not working through my bedroom and throwing old socks and crummy yoga pants with absolute glee. I recommend highly you get this book!
  • Barre Amped “Cardio Fat Burn” Giveaway: This week I am giving away a totally amazing DVD from ace instructor Suzanne Bowen (suzannebowenfitness.com) and if you want to win you have to actually view my Vlog post below because I am giving a special instruction that you need to follow in order when you post a comment. This giveaway is not sponsored and is open to the Continental U.S. only (Sorry Canadians!)

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

 

More Information about the Suzanne Bowen “Barre Amped” Giveaway: 

SUZANNE BOWEN FITNESS RELEASES NEW DVD

BarreAmped CARDIO FAT BURN

Panama City Beach, FL, February 4, 2015– Fitness and lifestyle expert Suzanne Bowen, creator of Suzanne Bowen Fitness (#SBF) www.suzannebowenfitness, a top streaming website for workout videos and nutrition advice, has just released her new BarreAmped Cardio Fat Burn workout on DVD (www.barreamped.com 84 minutes $19.99.)  Suzanne’s signature BarreAmped is a proven, results oriented, body shaping barre program that is a combination of dance, Pilates, yoga, and Bowen’s classical Lotte Berk training. It is Classic Barre meets Extreme Results.

BarreAmped Cardio Fat Burn takes participants to a new fitness level, elevating the heart rate to burn fat using high intensity intervals combined with body changing barre exercises. Viewers will do Tabata style workouts, longer cardio intervals, low impact fat blasts, and sculpting exercises to hit every main muscle and #ShakeToChange.

BarreAmped Cardio Fat Burn (84 minutes, $19.99) is divided into sections so viewers can do the entire full workout or mix and match the segments to change it up. The DVD has a two minute introduction; two minute warm up; extreme cardio fat burn (26 minutes); Cardio sculpt (17 minutes); Cardio core (17 minutes); and a twelve minute cool down stretch. The purchase of the DVD includes a free 1 month membership of streaming barre workouts at www.suzannebowenfitness.com.

As with all of her DVDs, Suzanne connects with viewers and leads the workout through a challenging, but doable workout segments in her encouraging and energetic signature style of teaching as she shows modifications and variations.

www.suzannebowenfitness.com, www.barreamped.com

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Twitter @suzannecbowen

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If you want to win the BarreAmped DVD featured in the Vlog you must do the following (Continental United States only, please!)

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested. (Watch the video to know what to write about there!)
  • Send a comment on Twitter and say “I want to win the BarreAmped DVD @suzannecbowen 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, March 9, 2015 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health Magazine with Alison Sweeney @goodhealth @AliSweeney 19

 

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

March 2015

Alison Sweeney photographed by Alexei Hay

Alison Sweeney photographed by Alexei Hay

 

Health Cover Star for March:

Alison Sweeney is on the cover and she talks about body image, life without Days of Our Lives, The Biggest Loser and the insecurity she feels from the contestants, her favorite workouts and how she is trying be a strong example for her daughter.

So what else is inside the March Health?

“Yoga at Your Desk”

Health magazine’s Kristin McGee shows off a few yoga moves you can do at your desk to try and keep your alignment in check. It’s tough with all of the sitting most us do but the “Cow Face Arms” will be one of my new daily moves.

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“30 Days to a Toned Stomach”

Tracy Anderson (who teaches at a SoHo studio that is so exclusive they will NOT sell single-class passes) has created these four alternatives to the basic plank move to get your core toned.

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“Walk This Way”

I loved the cues here on how to get proper workout with your power walk. I tend to hold my arms too close and should swing them a bit more using my core to stabilize.

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“Just Right Jackets”

Is it Spring yet? Because I am so damn tired of wearing my parka every single day and looking at these bright jackets is giving me an intense sense of longing.

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

  • “Your Fat: A User’s Manual” Perhaps one of THE most misunderstood parts of the human body is fat. Hallie Levine dissects what there is to love and loathe it.
  • “7 Surprising Secrets to Eating Out Healthy” Good tips here on how to eat out and stay on a healthy path.
  • “That Pill Can Do What?” New uses for over-the-counter meds that will help what ails you from headaches to muscle soreness to dandruff.

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B A good issue but the cover interview sounded really familiar.

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Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes: “Book Vs Movie” Podcast Ep, New Pre-Workout Recipe from Fit Bottomed Eats and Men’s Journal Dangers of Sitting 25

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes

Book vs Movie Podcast Latest Episode High Fidelity

 Fit Bottomed Eats “Power Balls” Pre-Workout  Recipe

Men’s Journal Talks about the Dangers of Sitting

 Tips of the Scale Weight Loss Conference Details!

 

Hello from Freezing Brooklyn!

Hello from Freezing Brooklyn!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How are you all doing today? I have a whole bunch of news & notes and I will not waste a minute getting it to you. Don’t worry—the Vlog is back next week with a whole new giveaway!

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes

 

 

  • Fit Bottomed Eats “Power Ball for Runners” Recipe: I am lucky enough to be friendly with the amazing dietician Frances Largeman-Roth who sits in the front of my spin class every Sunday morning. (Love my first-row achievers!) Frances contributes this yummy Pre-Workout Powerballs recipe to another Blog I write for—Fit Bottomed Eats. What’s really great about her recipe (if you are a mom) is that they “dairy and nut-free—they pass the school test!”
  • Men’s Journal Talks About the Dangers of Sitting: Almost ten years ago I quit corporate life to work for myself which I assumed would make me healthier but without the travel of the commute every day—in reality, I was sitting even more hours in a row than at a formal office. At first I switched to a standing desk which for sure is helpful but doesn’t challenge my core to be stronger and it made my posture even worse as I just leaned into my laptop. My friend and fitness guru Elizabeth Pongo recommended I try a wobble board to challenge my sense of balance whenever I work at my desk. Wow—what a difference it makes!

 (Elizabeth is one of the experts quoted in this excellent feature in Men’s Journal article all about the health risks of sitting and what you can do to counterbalance them. Good stuff!)

That’s all I have for today—keep checking back for news, reviews and playlists aplenty! Be sure to check back next week for my next Vlog post and giveaway!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine (Next to last issue edition!) 31

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

March 2015

Sierra Andersen (Wilhelmina Fitness) photographed by Jeff Olson

Sierra Andersen (Wilhelmina Fitness) photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What is Happening with Fitness magazine?

I am not sure if you all have heard but Meredith Publishing bought Shape magazine so Fitness starting in May will be digital-only. That means this will be the next-to-the last issue of Fitness reviewed on this Blog. This is a sad day but let’s be grateful that we will still get new content from the editors in the future—it will just be online.

Anyhoo—let’s talk about the March issue which is on newsstands now!

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Chisel and Zizzle”

I am dying to learn how to use ropes in my classes so I loved this express workout from Gold’s Gym trainer Adam Friedman that give six moves using ropes.

Express Workout 001

“Hot Stuff: The Goods We’re Obsessing Over Now”

Fitness has a whole page here filled with cute gear that gets me excited for Spring. The Cole Haan slippers are especially divine!

Hot stuff 001

“Go Vertical”

If you are looking to kick up your workout—try taking the stairs. Here we get two options (staircase vs. stairclimber) to get in a quick workout that gives fast results from Chris Powell.

Vertical Climb 001

“In the Hot Seat”

Four years ago I attempted a big change in my life by working at a standing desk (plus my wobble board to work on my core!) Sitting for hours a day is KILLING us and we need to act now in order to prepare office workers in the future.

Check out some of these options to make your office healthier!

Office gear 001 (1)

And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Fake Wide Awake” I love lotions and potions and lately my skin has been looking dull so I liked this feature offering ideas to brighten my face.
  • “Get a Fierce Physique” Trainer and author Adam Rosante offers an excellent workout here that you can do very quickly and see results in no time.

Overall Grade:

B+ Some really great workouts are featured here (just wish they had more features!)

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Until next time…

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