What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with Ashley Greene 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health

November 2014

Ashley Greene photographed by Tom Schirmacher

Ashley Greene photographed by Tom Schirmacher

Women’s Health Cover Star for November 2014: 

Ashley Greene is on the cover and while I only know her from the Twilight films, in reality she has over 25 films to her credit and is also an ambassador for Oakley sunglasses which makes me incredibly jealous.  (Love those shades!)

Anyhoo-Ashely is stunning and has tons of beauty advice for those of us who want to look like a Hollywood starlet but are on a budget.

She keeps in shape by training with Jason Walsh of Rise Movement and prefers little rest between strength moves to keep her cardio up.

 

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

15-Minute Workout “Dynamic Duos”

The idea here is to match two exercises with one another two get maximum benefits and these moves from trainer Nick Rodocoy (whose Twitter photo is great) will help give muscle definition in record time.

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 Your Hidden Fitness Talent”  

The key to increase your fitness level is to develop your proprioception.

What the hell is that?

Basically it’s the ability to get in tune with your sense of balance and coordination and therefore stay upright and balanced when your receptors are being challenged.

For example—working on your core strength can help you maintain your balance on an icy road and prevent you from slipping and falling.

The exercises featured here can help with developing that “sixth sense.”

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“Supermarket Stars”

Let’s be frank—most of us buy our food from the market. But that doesn’t mean that all of the packed foods on the shelves are full of garbage that will kill you.

Nay! Some of it is pretty damn good and good for you. Check out the winners in this issue.

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“Slow Down to Power Up”

Yoga expert Kathryn Budig shows off some cool yoga moves that will help you relax this upcoming crazy holiday season.

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

  • “I Survived Being Kidnapped by My Taxi Driver” Holy crap! A true story of kidnapping and terror in Bali. YIKES!
  • ‘Sick Much?” “Virus-busting” strategies to keep you healthy from your nose-rubbing co-workers.

Overall Grade:

A  Some great workouts are featured here plus my beloved beauty stories are pretty fun to read.

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 Sofia Vergara on the Cover! 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape

November 2014

Sofia Vergara photographed by Marc Baptiste

Sofia Vergara photographed by Marc Baptiste

Shape Cover Star for November 2014:

Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara is on the cover and is showing off her curvy body that she keeps in shape with the help of a MegaFormer machine which I wish I could afford to do more often. (Seriously—it is the toughest workout I have ever done.)

If you want to do your own makeshift version of the MergaFormer workout, grab a set of bands and try the exercises featured below.

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What else is in this issue of Shape?

“Straight Talk”

This past year I have been on a self-improvement kick and have been actively working on getting my posture back in alignment. I really liked this feature on exercises to strengthen your back plus tips for proper form.

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“Take The Chill Off”

This page of cold-weather workout gear gives me a big case of the “I wants”–especially the Patagonia Dimensions Jacket!

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“Meet Your Match”

Just because summer is gone doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a game of tennis. If you are looking to try it out at an indoor court—this article will give you the basics to start. Plus—a complete of all of those tennis terms that I pretend to know when watching the U.S. Open (score!)

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“Road Test: Clean Machines”

I love my beauty stories and am always in the market for a new sonic cleanser so this page gave me inspiration for my next trip to Sephora!

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“Super Sculptors”

Included in the November issue is a workout using the Ugi Ball which is a “squishy” medicine ball and looks really fun.

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“Refresh Your Workout”

I am in the “pro” camp when it comes to the Bosu balance trainer and I am digging this move to kick the “knee-though” move up a notch.

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

  • “Killer Calorie Burner” Personally know that I need to incorporate more pulling exercises than pushing ones to better my posture and the rower would fit the bill perfectly. Here we get a perfect workout to try on your own from trainer Annie Mulgrew of CityRow in NYC.
  • “Talk Turkey” The first time I had to carve up a Thanksgiving bird was kind of a disaster and I wish was able to use this useful guide on how to do just that from Chef Judy Joo on page 112 of this issue.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A The November issue has a variety of good workouts featured plus, I liked the gear pages as well.

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 99: Smug British “Reality Stars,” The Newest Ep of Book Vs Movie Podcast & the Daily Yoga DVD Giveaway 7

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #99

Book vs. Movie Podcast Tackles Stephen King’s Carrie!

Snarky “British Reality Star” Gaining Weight Just to Prove How Smug & Awful People Can Be

Plus: Element: Daily Yoga DVD Giveaway!

You can win this yoga DVD!

You can win this yoga DVD!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I was out of town on business part of last week and missed you all very much but I am now back an in action so get ready to have some fun! Today’s Vlog post (my 99TH!) features a new yoga DVD as a giveaway (perfect for AM & PM workouts), the details of the latest episode of “Book Vs Movie” where we tackle the spooky classic “Carrie” and the news of a total jerkoff who wants to fat-shame the universe. Her name is Katie Hopkins and I absolutely loathe this woman.

  • Book vs. Movie “Carrie” Ep Is Live! Up in iTunes right now and on Stitcher is the next episode of Book vs. Movie podcast where we dive into the 1970s classic (meaning the novel by Stephen King and the movie by Brian ) We are quite proud of it and hope you like it as well. Also, if haven’t done so already feel free to “like” our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. (Namaste!)

And if you want to just listen in right now—I am embedding the player right here. (You’re welcome!)

Check Out Film Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Book VS Movie on BlogTalkRadio
  • Terrible Human Being Alert: There is a person out there named Katie Hopkins who wants to prove once and for a all there are NO excuses for being overweight. So she gained 50 pounds on purpose to prove it is only about food intake and exercise when it comes to being skinny or fat. Nothing else could possibly be the reason and she has such a mean, smug face that she is one of the few people I want to slap in public. No more fat-shaming, people. It literally helps NO ONE!
  • My newest giveaway! Are you looking to fit in a bit more yoga in your day but want a DVD to guide you? Well then you are in luck because I am giving away one copy of Element: Daily Yoga with certified yoga instructor Mia Togo to one lucky person this week. So check out how to win below and good luck to all of you. (Well—the U.S. peeps as they are the only ones who can enter this giveaway!)

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

 

More Information about the Element: Daily Yoga giveaway:

A LITTLE YOGA CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING! TRY IT WITH THE NEW

“ELEMENT: DAILY  YOGA”  DVD

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Los Angeles based yoga instructor Mia Togo believes that a little yoga in the morning and a little yoga in the evening can not only improve one’s day but can actually change their life. The newest DVD in the best-selling Element series offers two 40-minute practices to help people experience the positive changes that yoga can bring about. “Element: Daily Yoga” will be available in stores and on Amazon for $14.98 (suggested retail price) beginning December 2, 2014 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. The morning practice will help users tone, energize and invigorate while the evening practice will stretch, calm and restore body and mind.  As with all Element DVDs, “Daily Yoga” was filmed in a serene garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

The morning sequence begins with an energizing flow to stimulate circulation, build muscle tone and provide an overall energy boost. It progresses to an invigorating stretch to promote flexibility and ends with a grounding savasana to cultivate clarity and focus on what is truly meaningful in the day to come. The evening sequence is designed to release the stress and tension that accrues throughout the day. It will restore energy with a combination of gentle exercises to relieve tension in the neck and shoulders, detoxifying twists to help revitalize the spine and deep stretches to release tight muscles and let that life force flow freely. This sequence will help create peace of mind to prepare for a restful night’s sleep and bring calm focus to navigate through the twists and turns of life.

These yoga practices are appropriate for all levels of fitness and for those who may be new to yoga. Those who already enjoy yoga will also gain from Togo’s unique style. Nothing more than a mat and towel are needed for these programs.

Teaching yoga for over 10 years in the Los Angeles area, Mia Togo is a certified yoga instructor and certified life coach with a degree in Psychology from UCLA. She has led classes at Wanderlust festivals. Before discovering yoga, Toga was a professional dancer and had performed with Paula Abdul, Janet Jackson and Cindy Lauper.

{Just a note—Anchor Bay Entertainment is not sponsoring this post and will ship the DVD directly to the winner. This giveaway is only available in the Continental United States.}

If you want to win Element: Daily Yoga DVD 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 “Daily Yoga” by @anchorbayent 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, November 3, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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Brooklyn Fit Chick: Fitness Magazine “Meet & Tweet” NYC 1

Brooklyn Fit Chick 

Fitness magazine “Meet & Tweet” NYC Event

Look at this goodie bag! (Okay, the cat did not come from Fitness magazine.)

Look at this goodie bag! (Okay, the cat did not come from Fitness magazine.)

Hey There! Hi There Ho There!

Today is quick post going up because I am leaving for a week-long business trip coming up and am not going to be able to Blog very much whilst I am gone.

But fear not–I will be back very soon and will have a super, duper giveaway to offer on the 99th (!) Vlog episode to go live October 26th.

So what’s so great about the next giveaway? Well they will just happen to be a few select items from the goodie bag I received at the Fitness Magazine “Meet & Tweet” NYC Event. Honestly this event kicks ass every year and I always leave completely astonished at how much STUFF we get to take home! Sneakers from Hoka One One, skin care from Dermalogica, gear from Eddie Bauer and so much more.

In fact, there is so much great merchandise here that I am sharing the wealth via my next Vlog post so hang on to your knickers and get ready to win something special!

When I get back from my trip I will give you the lowdown of the “Meet & Tweet” but in the meantime, please enjoy these photos:

Selfie with Fitness Editor in Chief Betty Wong (Hi Betty!)

Selfie with Fitness Editor in Chief Betty Wong (Hi Betty!)

My lovely friend Toni from  "Running, Living, Loving"

My lovely friend Toni from “Running, Living, Loving”

My coolest friend "Namaste Mari" et moi

My coolest friend “Namaste Mari” et moi

I got a hug from Carla Hall of "Top Chef" and "The Chew"

I got a hug from Carla Hall of “Top Chef” and “The Chew”

That’s all I have right now.  I will still be tweeting, Facebooking and Instagramming like a fool and won’t be completely off the  grid. See you all soon! (I am sorry the font is different here, damn WordPress!!!)

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: Canadians and Classic Rock Rule! 0

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

The “Canadians, Hip Hop and Classic Rock” Ride

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Today I am featuring my new favorite playlist which features a nice mix of old favorites and maybe a few new (to you) ones as well. Hope they inspire you on your next workout!!

  • Best Look Lately: Dear Rouge

OMG—new favorite song in the world! Dear Rouge is a Canadian duo that won a bunch of songwriting contest in the last couple of years and I think they will soon gain popularity in the States. (And my little Blog gave them their start!)

  • Ch Check it Out: Beastie Boys

Representin’ Brooklyn!!!

  • Get the Party Started: P!nk

This was written by Linda Perry of 4 Non-Blondes—bet you didn’t know that!

  • You Should Be Dancing: Bee Gees

Not only is this one of my favorite songs of all time but it serves as the soundtrack for my all-time top dance sequence on film. (So much going on here…)

  • Weapon of Choice: Fat Boy Slim

The video is quite simply fantastic. Yes folks, Christopher Walken can cut a rug!

  • In da Club: 50 Cent

(I cannot believe this guy dated Chelsea Handler!)

  • Looking at the World from the Bottom: Mike Doughty

I know most people know Mike Doughty from Soul Coughing but I am all about his solo work and this tune in particular grooves like crazy.

  • Crabbuckit: K-Os

In my continuing work to help Canadian artists get more American fans—I give you K-Os. (You’re welcome!)

  • Level: The Raconteurs

When does Jack White ever sleep? Does anyone know? How the hell can he put out so much music?

  • The Pit: Silversun Pickups

This is my “sprinting” tune where I make my class move as fast as they can for 10-15 seconds at time. It completely motivates them to haul their butts.

  • Comfortably Numb: Pink Floyd

My one big self-indulgence is playing me some kick ass classic rock and Pink Floyd kicks ass the most of all.

  • The Drugs Don’t Work: The Verve

Such a great 90s band—I miss them.

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 Vlog Ep 98: Fitness “Meet & Tweet,” “Tips of the Scales” Podcast, The Skinny Gut Diet Giveaway 10

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #98

Tips of the Scale Podcast, New Tunes for Playlist, Fitness Meet & Tweet, People Who Leave Their Crap by the Stereo in Class

Plus: The Skinny Gut Diet Giveaway!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I had a crazy busy week and will soon be going on a quick business trip but fear not—I am still posting as often as I can and offering a new book giveaway as well. Woo hoo! So let’s all take a deep breath and then dive right into my quick hits this week plus my SkinnyGutDiet.com book giveaway by Brenda Watson C.N.C.

  • Tips of the Scale Podcast: At Fitbloggin this past summer I was lucky enough to meet Sam Lomeli who hosts his own podcast Tips of the Scale. In case you are not familiar with him (and dammit—you should be!) Sam interviews an array of “real” people each episode who are either currently dealing with weight loss issues or have overcome them and want to inspire others. Many of my Fitbloggin pals have been on his show including Brandi of Diets in Review, Martinus of 300 Pounds and Running and Alan of Sweating Until Happy. Sam is a guy who really cares about helping people get healthy and I encourage you to subscribe to his show on iTunes and follow him on Twitter @TipsOfTheScale podcast.
  • Need New Tunes for Playlists! I realize I made this call-out before but I really meant it this time—I am desparate for new music to use in my group fitness classes. (Also on assignment for Fit Bottomed Girls and they are itchin for me to get off my Gluteus Maximus and get a few out to them as well!) So pretty please—just leave me one tune below in the comments section below. One song that makes you feel happy & motivated when working out. I would appreciate it SO much!
  • Fitness Magazine “Meet & Tweet Event” Where are my East Coast fitness Bloggers at? How many of you are going to be at the Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet this week? It’s the THIRD annual event and I am lucky enough to have been invited to attend and I so want to make sure I say “hey” to all of my peeps there. (My friend Namaste Mari teases me for being a notorious bailer of events but I want to say “hi” to YOU so let me know to keep an eye out for ya!)
  • Students Leaving Their Crap by the Teacher’s Area: This is more of a vent/rant than a new post but at one place where I teach I have a student who leaves her purse right by me while I am teaching and it really cheeses me off. Not sure WHY it bothers me so much but she just ASSUMES she can leave anything she wants by me when I am teaching and maybe it will be safe there? I have no idea but no one else does this and it is driving me nuts. I will explain more in the Vlog but any advice you can give me to handle this tactfully will also be appreciated. (I am not kidding—this is a real problem I am having.)
  • The Skinny Gut Diet Book Giveaway: Are you interested in proper digestion and also like to win things? Well get ready to enter to win The Skinny Gut Diet by Brenda Watson who is a certified nutrition counselor and has the most amazing Twitter name @brendapoopscoop. If you are interested in winning your own copy (open to the Continental U.S. only, sorry!) then check out my Vlog below. Good luck and happy pooping!

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

 

The Skinny Gut Diet

By Brenda Watson, C.N.C

In your digestive tract live100 trillion bacteria, which make up 90 percent of the cells in your body and are the real reason you gain or lose weight. Everyone has a unique balance of good and bad bacteria that either keeps them healthy or leaves them susceptible to disease. This same balance contributes to weight gain or to weight loss. By increasing the “be skinny” bacteria and decreasing the “fat” bacteria, you can finally achieve your ideal weight—for good.

In THE SKINNY GUT DIET (on sale 10/7/14, Harmony Books), New York Times bestselling author, certified nutritional consultant, and digestive health expert Brenda Watson offers an insightful perspective on this connection between weight gain and an underlying imbalance of bacteria in the gut, or what she calls the gut factor.  Drawing upon the latest scientific research, Watson illuminates the inner workings of the digestive system and provides instructions for achieving a healthy bacterial ecosystem that initiates weight loss by enabling the body to absorb fewer calories from food, reduce cravings, and store less fat.

The premise is simple: curtail sugar consumption (and its surprising sources) and eat more healthy fats, living foods, and protein to balance the bacteria in your digestive tract. The result? A skinny gut and optimal health.

THE SKINNY GUT DIET centers around an easy-to-follow lifestyle plan. A 14-day eating guide, dozens of delicious and easy to prepare recipes, and sage advice will help you achieve—and maintain—digestive balance and sustained weight loss. With inspiring real-life stories of individuals who transformed their health and their waistlines on the Skinny Gut Diet, Watson empowers you to become your own health advocate.

THE SKINNY GUT DIET is a lifestyle that will transform readers by giving them the tools to eat well for their gut so that they can lose those extra pounds, regain their health, and enjoy the vitality that newfound health brings.

{Just a note—Harmony Books is not sponsoring this post and will send the book directly to the winner.}

If you want to win a copy of The Skinny Gut Diet 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 “The Skinny Gut Diet” by @brendapoopscoop 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, October 27, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness Magazine with Ali Sweeney! 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

October 2014

Alison Sweeney photographed by Justin Stephens

Alison Sweeney photographed by Justin Stephens

Who Is on the Cover of Fitness this Month?

Alison Sweeney is the October cover star and she is celebrating the new Days of Our Lives-less version of her life. The busy mom of two who also stars on The Biggest Loser is continuing her writing career (she is a novelist) and is excited to take on some directing projects in the future. Also on Ali’s “to do” list—yoga!

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Firm, Baby, Firm”

Use this band workout from Alonzo Wilson of Tone House New York studio to get in top shape and create long & lean muscles.

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“Power Play”

Fitness asked exercise physiologist Michelle Lovitt for advice on how to up your plyometric routines to take time off of your runs.

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“2014 Fitness Beauty Awards”

After trying out over 1500 of the best lotions and potions to make your look beautiful –Fitness offers their best bets for hair, skin and more.

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“Slimmer in 7 Days”

Trainers David and Dylan Schenk of Cross Train LA created this week-long plan to help jumpstart that your fitness plans for the fall.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Take it Outside” Just because we are getting cooler weather now doesn’t mean you have to give up the great outdoors. Try these pages to get the latest gear to hike and run safely and in style.
  • “Fitness Healthy Food” The editors of Fitness pick the best packaged foods on the market that are good for you.
  • “Edible Engineering” Finally—a NON-scary story about GMOs that is backed by science. Finally!!!

Overall Grade:

A  Can’t wait to see you all next week at the “Meet & Tweet” event Fitness staff!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 97: The New SELF Magazine, Twitter Chats, Hot Yoga Tips & “Green Smoothie’ eBook Giveaway 0

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #97

Tips for Your First Hot Yoga Class, the New Look of SELF, Book Vs Movie Twitter Chat

Plus: Skinny Green Smoothies eBook Giveaway!

You can win this eBook!

You can win this eBook!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

This week I want to talk about “Hot Yoga Tips,” SELF magazine’s new direction, my first Twitter chat and a cool smoothie eBook that you can win today. Let’s get to it!

  • Hot Yoga Tips Fit Bottomed Girls: I attended my first hot yoga class last year at Modo Yoga NYC and loved how much longer and leaner I felt afterwards. (Though the heat is murder on my frizz-tastic hair!) Anyhoo—the experience gave me the inspiration to write Tips for Your First Hot Yoga Class for Fit Bottomed Girls and I appreciate any Tweets and shares y’all can give me for it. (Thanks in advance!)
  • The New Look of SELF: Last March the editor in chief of SELF was fired which was unpleasant for everyone involved. So the folks at Condé Nast decided that their only fitness-centric pub should go in a whole new direction with former Cosmopolitan Executive Joyce Chang. Chang does not have a health/fitness editorial background so she has given SELF a makeover which you can read about at Fashionista, Jezebel and BET. The October issue features a beautiful model on the cover (Joan Smalls) as they celebrate “The Best Bodies in the World.” It’s very—um, fashion-centric and certainly a glammed-up version of SELF. It looks gorgeous which is a HUGE improvement upon the look of the magazine in the last year which was dog sh*t.

(However, I am reserving judgment on whether I will return to reviewing them monthly (I gave up last November as the editorial went down the “20-something only” crap hole) because this issue is a little too frou-frou and chic for my personal taste. Perhaps Joyce Chang just wants to show her classier direction and will incorporate more workouts in the future issues? I hope so but will wait until the next month before I make my decision. Good luck SELF—you look a HELL OF A LOT better. Now bring on more fitness articles!)

  • Book vs. Movie Twitter Chat: I participated in my very first Twitter chat this week in support of the Book vs. Movie podcast and it was about as much fun as you can have with your clothes on! (I won’t swear I went braless…) The best part of the chat (which you can follow here) was getting suggestions from the Twitter peeps on the books that have been adapted to film that we should cover. Now—let me be clear—no way do I plan to read Great Expectations. But the other suggestions were pretty amazing. SO—if you have been reading all of these bullet points diligently and have not just scanned them—please give me some suggestions below in the comments on what books YOU want Margo P. and me to cover in the future. We are pretty open-minded so fire away! Oh, and we have our own twitter handle so follow us @bookversusmovie Namaste!
  • My newest giveaway! Author Beth Wareham is an eBook expert and a green smoothie fanatic who writes e-mails that make me snort through my nose and laugh like a hyena. This week she is offering one of her Skinny Green Smoothie eBooks as a giveaway to one of you lucky people. And because it is an eBook I can offer it worldwide! YES! If you have a Kindle or something electronic-ish to read things—you can win this book.

Now onto this week’s Vlog and giveaway details!

 

More Information about Skinny Green Smoothies by Beth Wareham:

SKINNY GREEN SMOOTHIES

By Beth Wareham

 “Skinny Green Smoothies” takes smoothie love to a new level using cook’s tricks to create new, deeply satisfying smoothies. We use centuries of flavor pairings as well as new ingredients to make these healthy “milk shakes’ truly sing.

Don’t whirl a smoothie that tastes of front lawn. Here, you’ll discover new ways to get essential nutrients and fatty acids into your body, turning on fat-burning DNA and creating a skinnier, more radiant you. Add sparkling waters, flavored teas, herbal infusions, fresh herbs, toasted seeds and nuts, and spices heated for 30 seconds in a dry pan that come alive and fragrant in a way you’ve never tasted. You can choose your smoothie ingredients based on your health needs on any given day – the information on health is all here – as well as create a drink you truly savor.

Approach “Back-to-School” and cold and flu season? Try the “Almost Every Citrus Green Smoothie” where citrus and spinach together help you absorb more Vitamin C than most any other food you have ever eaten. Been out too late last night? What about the “Grapefruit Parsley Detox Green Smoothie” to chase that sluggish feeling away? Need a new flavor in your Skinny Green Smoothie arsenal? Try “Sparkling Cherry Thyme Green Smoothie” for a new tingle on the tongue. That taxing morning at the office needs a good “Coconut Load Green Smoothie” to get you through.

Besides the convenience for adults, green smoothies are perfect to get vegetables and fruits into those smaller bellies – our kids. Growing developing bodies need lots of nutrients and one of the best gifts you can give your children is good food. No, he or she won’t eat those brussel sprouts but set a “Chocolate Peanut Butter Green Smoothie” down in front of them and you may have a different story.

Convenient, versatile, simple and quick, Skinny Green Smoothies will help you stop cravings and lose weight, clear your skin and head and give you the energy you need to seize the day.”

{Just a note—Beth Wareham is not sponsoring this post and will contact the winner directly and set them up with their eBook.}

If you want to win three rolls of Skinny Green Smoothies 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 “Skinny Green Smoothies” by @GiantSweetTart 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, October 13, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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Until next time…

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What Did We Learn This Month? Shape Magazine with Maria Menounos on the Cover 3

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Shape

October 2014

Maria Menounos photographed by Don Flood

Maria Menounos photographed by Don Flood

Shape Cover Star for October 2014:

One of Howard Stern’s favorite guests is TV personality Maria Menounos who has a fun spirit and a seriously goofy laugh (I mean that in a good way.)

When Maria was in college she gained almost 40 pounds trying to out-eat most of her dude friends (dude friends are always dangerous, by the way) and now she keeps fit with a sane workout schedule and healthy eating habits.

Maria has a new book out called The Everygirl’s Guide to Diet and Fitness and you can catch her in full “band workout” mode inside the magazine.

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What else is in this issue of Shape?

“Form Check: The Squat”

As a trainer I can tell you that if there is one move we observe  to check out the fitness level of a potential client—it’s the squat. I really loved this description on what to look for in a proper squat by Brent Brookbush, D.P.T.

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“Shop for a Cause”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month but you should be shopping for cute pink things all year round. This page features items that will support breast cancer charities.

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 “Transform Your Trouble Zones”

Shape asked trainer Lisa Kinder of the 10-Minute Solution: High Intensity Interval Training DVDs for her favorite muscle-toning moves. Love this page that focuses on abs…,

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“2014 Beauty Awards: Star Power”

The best lotions, potions and fun hair care things to keep you looking gorgeous.

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“Tool Time”

If you are like me—you need to foam roll constantly to help out the knots in your back and tight IT bands. Shape has the best products on the market to do just that.

Tool Time 001

“The Good Fight”

One of the best ways to get healthy and learn self-defense is to learn martial arts. Here we get “Martial Arts 101” and a “Lingo Lesson” from Guillermo Gomez creator of the Martial Fusion workouts.

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“Tune Up Your Yoga Routine”

Lashaun Dale of Equinox gyms teaches a yoga class called “Flow Play” which is a Vinyasa workout with a carefully selected playlist.

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

  • “Step Right Up” Incorporating stairs and bleachers can help ramp up your workout according to Paul Juris of the Cybex Research Institute.

Follow Shape magazine online at: www.Shape.com

Overall Grade:

A I was happy with the workouts featured and the shopping pages were cute and useful.

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 96: Kinky Boots, iTunes Podcasting, EleVen by Venus and “Move Your DNA” Giveaway! 11

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #96

Book vs. Movie Podcast Now in iTunes!

Wanderlust Yoga Festival, Kinky Boots on Broadway, EleVen by Venus

Plus: Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman Giveaway!

Enter to win this book!

Enter to win this book!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Last week I was not feeling well and could not film my regular Vlog but this week I am BACK and with a whole new giveaway. New York has been enjoying a lovely “last gasp of summer’ weather and I have been sure to get out there and enjoy it.

  • Book vs. Movie Is Now on iTunes!! I have been talking about a the podcast that Margo P. and I have created called Book vs. Movie podcast where we talk about books that have been turned into movies and discuss the differences between them. Our past episodes include Midnight in the Garden of Good & Evil, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Forrest GumpThe Help and The Firm.  All are rollicking good chats (though episodes 2 & 6 are haunted by technical issues) and now you can subscribe to us on iTunes! If you don’t mind terribly—please take a moment to subscribe as we are trying to get on to iTunes’ “New & Noteworthy” char. Namaste! Also, if you haven’t done so already feel free to “like” our Facebook page. (Thank you!)
  • So What’s the Next Book for Book vs. Movie podcast? Glad you asked because it is none other than The Princess Bride which was written as a novel by William Goldman back in the 70s and is now the movie classic we all know and love. Podcast to drop in the next couple of weeks!
  • Wanderlust Festival Post in Fit Bottomed Girls: A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to attend the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Brooklyn and my feature is now up on Fit Bottomed Girls with the greatest headline I will ever come up with again: The Om Before The Storm (damn, I am clever!)
  • Kinky Boots on Broadway: I have been hearing for months that the Kinky Boots musical is a must-see but I resisted. Sure, the movie was fun but how would it work on Broadway? Well let me tell you—when you have Harvey Fierstein and music by Cindi Lauper you have a magical experience at hand. I absolutely LOVED this show and recommend you catch it when it comes to your town.
  • My newest giveaway! Author Katy Bowman has a Blog http://www.katysays.com/ which is described as “witty and science-y” (and it is!) so today I am thrilled to offer her latest book Move Your DNA which you can learn more about below on my Blog and lower down this post. Good luck!
  • EleVen By Venus: Recently I joined the ambassador teach for EleVen by Venus (Venus Williams’ new athletic line) and in the Vlog today I am wearing a divine top–the Vintage Floral Hail Mary Tank which you all need to get today. (Let me know if you want a discount code for your first purchase!)

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

 

More Information about Move Your DNA by Katy Bowman, M.S.

MOVE YOUR DNA: Biomechanist’s new book reveals why healthy people don’t just exercise,

they move, why treadmills are movement “junk-food and how natural movements benefit our health right down to our DNA.

Seattle, WA – September 15, 2014: Diseases of captivity aren’t just for orcas. What happens when you take animals out of their biological habitat and stick them into office cubicles, cars and shoes? According to author and biomechanics scientist Katy Bowman, modern humans have manifested so-called “diseases of affluence” for a rather simple reason. We are not moving our bodies in all the ways that nature intended, instead repeating only a few postures and movements with little variation. In her science-based yet easy to understand book, ”Move Your DNA: Restore Your Health Through Natural Movement”, Bowman challenges many of the most widely held beliefs about getting healthy. “Move Your DNA” is available in trade paperback October 1 from Propriometrics Press on Amazon for $24.95 (ISBN: 9780989653947); ebook is $9.99. An audiobook with mileage markers to encourage walking while listening will be out September 15. For more information visit www.moveyourdna.com.

“Groundbreaking information with specific instructions for how to live well in your body. Katy Bowman is a practical genius.” – Christiane Northrup, M.D\

Bowman’s explains our need for natural movement right down to the cellular level. Readers will come to understand why our modern lifestyle doesn’t work for our bodies and how optimal movement can help restore health and reduce pain. Exercise as we know it isn’t always the right answer. “Move Your DNA” contains the corrective exercises, habit modifications, and simple lifestyle changes we need to make in order to free ourselves from disease and discover our naturally healthy, reflex driven selves.

In the book Bowman explores:

Whether Kegels do more harm than good

If standing is just as bad as sitting

The naked truth about barefoot running

Why fit people need the same joint replacements and back surgeries as couch potatoes

The myth that we need cardio exercise

What we can learn from orcas and their floppy dorsal fins (a la documentary “Blackfish”)

Bowman argues that movement is like nutrition, with varied and essential requirements. Every type of natural movement provides essential information right down to the cells, and even influences genetic

expression.

{Just a note—Katy Bowman is not sponsoring this post and her publisher 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 Move Your DNA 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 “Move Your DNA” by @alignedandwell 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, October 6, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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