Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “Shut Up and Drive” Ride! 4

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

“Shut Up and Drive Ride”

"Yo Margo! Let's hang out at the Barclay Center!"

“Yo Margo! Let’s hang out at the Barclay Center!”

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I love putting together playlists. The ability to be a coach while also indulging in my “secret DJ” side has brought me so much indescribable joy in my life that I could honestly when I hear a student say “I just love your music!” (Heart is beating faster and spirit is now soaring!)

So when I started to post them up on this here Blog I just sort of wanted to place to just PUT them. I honestly did not expect anyone to actually pay attention but have crazily formed relationships with instructors all over the world who have added some of my favorite tunes to their class playlists.

It makes this Fit Chick so happy to introduce Metric and Dear Rouge to other instructors and now I am asking YOU to send me your favorite song suggestions. Bring –em on and let us all dominate the world with one playlist at a time!

Let’s Go!

  • Shut Up and Drive: Rhianna

Rhianna is sort of a new obsession for me. I am just digging her style and grooving to her tunes as often as I can. This is a fun one to play at the top of the class to get their attention and get them focused on a high energy workout.

 

  • I Heard I Had: Dear Rouge

I am sort of obsessed with this duo from Vancouver who won a ton of radio competitions in the Great White North. Now I need to help them break big here in the States!

 

  • Swamp: Talking Heads

This is my opportunity to get just a wee bit self-indulgent and play one of the my favorite songs form one of my favorite concert films (Stop Making Sense) of all time.

 

  • I Will Wait: Mumford & Sons

Normally I am not a “banjo” kind of gal but this song is fun to get people moving their butts faster to keep up to the beat.

 

  • No Church in the Wild: Kanye West & Jay Z

I love, love, love this song so much and appreciate the Frank Ocean singing along with Kanye and Jay Z pretending to be bad asses.

 

  • Jingo: Santana

Okay gang—if you need a song to rev people up and push them—try this one from Santana that features a tribal drum beat that is off the hook!

 

  • Butterfly: Crazy Town

No idea what this song is even about but it is pretty damn great!

 

  • Chelsea Dagger: The Fratellis

I just got turned on t this band from Scotland and this tune makes me want to pump my fist in the air (in a good way, of course.)

 

  • Gold Guns Girls: Metric

This is another Canadian band I am determined to make more famous—one class at a time.

 

  • Poker Face: Lady Gaga

It’s been a while since I featured the shy and bashful LG in a playlist so why not today? (If you get a chance—go to You Tube and look up Christopher Walken reading the lyrics to Poker Face—it’s a gem!)

 

  • Tonight Tonight: Smashing Pumpkins

I like to use this song for a climb that finished with a big flourish—try it and see for yourself!

 

  • Heart is a Drum: Beck

A really dreamy tune and perfect for a cool down from the cooler than ever Beck.

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 102: Amazing Fighters of Sexism, NYC Fit Bloggin Meet Up and More! 0

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #102

The Amazing Erin Brown and The Awesome Karl Stefanovic,

 NYC Fitbloggin Tweet-Up Date!!

Plus: Book vs. Movie Podcast “Wizard of Oz” Is Live!

Me

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is everyone today? I had a crazy busy weekend and could not seem to find the time to get to this post but darn it—I am going to make it happen today. This week I want to present a couple of my favorite news stories and posts from this past week plus I drop a hint about the next NYC Meet-Up for Fitbloggin Peeps. Oh, and we have a new episode of Book Vs Movie where we talk about the Merry Old land of Oz so let’s get to it—shall we!

  • The Fabulous Erin Brown: I am a longtime fan of Erin Brown who is an inspirational gal who describes herself as “ Writer. Lecturer. Wellness junkie. Bad ass mother. Woman. I am Erin Brown.” Erin is a feminist and is a tireless supporter of women and protector of body images. If you want to learn about this fantastic lady and why I worship her…check out this post in particular. Erin is out to bash the body-shamers to bits!

  • The Awesome Aussie Karl Stefanovic: If you don’t know about Karl—he is the host of Australia’s version of the Today Show and this righteous dude was tired of hearing his female co-hosts get criticized for their appearance so he took on the task of wearing the same exact suit every day for a year (he only changed his tie) to prove that men are judges far less harshly for how they look. Well guess what—not ONE person noticed he was wearing the same outfit every day. No one. You can read all about his here from the Buzz Feed article and check out this clip from his colleague Lisa Wilkinson who spoke out about sexism in the media industry.

 

  • NYC-Fitbloggin Meet-Up: I am a little nervous about posting this as the Fitbloggin group on Facebook is “super-secret” but if you are a member—I am setting up a drinks date for Saturday, December 6th at 2 pm for the NYC area fitbloggin peeps. If you want to join us go check out the details on Facebook!

 

  • Book vs. Movie Takes on “The Wizard of Oz” The lovely Margo P. and I had a fun chat last week for our Book vs. Movie podcast talking about the crazy differences between the book and movie The Wizard of Oz which you can listen to by subscribing to us on iTunes! Our next episode will be about the “Rom Com” classic Bridget Jones’ Diary. Can’t wait to dive into that one!

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

 

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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness Magazine with Daphne Oz on the Cover 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

November/December 2014

Daphne Oz photographed by Justin Stephens

Daphne Oz photographed by Justin Stephens

Who Is on the Cover of Fitness this Month?

Daphne Oz who is a co-host of The Chew and author of Relish and in this interview she talks about what is it like to try to bounce back after giving birth to her daughter Philomena in February.

Daphne is not interested in being celebrity magazine cover star that loses her baby weight in two weeks. She would rather eat right, breast feed her daughter and take a healthier approach to living life than worrying about “getting her old body back” thankyouverymuch.

In this issue we also get some of her favorite cooking tips and recipes as well.

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Be a Speed Machine”

If you are planning to keep to treadmill workouts over the holidays you might want to take along this workout from David Silk of Equinox and plan to get a good sweat going.

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Fitness 2014 Gift Guide”

Fitness editors offer their top picks for holiday gift giving and I have my eye on that adorable pizza cutter from UnCommonGoods.

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“Tone Your Trouble Zones”

Lately I have been reading all about this new gym called ModelFit and owner Justin Gelband and now I am curious enough to try his workout featured here which is a “super sculptor.”

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“Express Workout: PiYo”

Do you PiYo? I have so many friends who love these DVDs which are a combo of yoga, Pilates, and body weight strengthening moves that I may have to try this workout as well!

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “The New Nutrition Myths” Fitness talked to the “top nutrition pros” to talk about food fads such as high protein diets, the wonders of coconut oil and the perils of gluten.
  • “Get More Done!” This is me asking—can someone please come to my apartment and teach me how to GET MORE DONE? I sorely need the tips featured in this article.

Overall Grade:

A- There are some pretty great workouts featured here plus healthy recipes for holiday entertaining so go grab this issue.

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 101: “Wobble Board” Challenge, Spin Class Fail, Yoga DVD Giveaway & More! 8

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #101

My Go Fit Wobble Board Challenge, Spin Class Video Fail, Students With Body Dysmorphia (Fellow Instructors—Please Help Me!)

Book Vs Movie Podcast Takes on “Oz”

Plus: Element: 5-Day Yoga DVD Giveaway!

Enter to win this yoga DVD!

Enter to win this yoga DVD!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I am back in the saddle of Blogging and Vlogging and have SO much to tell you all that I think I am going to burst! It’s been a hectic week here and I have much to share (including a new yoga DVD giveaway) so let’s get to it shall we?

  • My Go Fit Wobble Board Self-Challenge: For almost three years now I have been working at a standing desk which I thought would help my core but lately realize that I am still not engaging myself proprioceptively—in other words my sense of balance is hardly ever challenged and my shoulders are showing signs of not-cute stooping. YIKES! So I am challenging myself to try and balance on a Go Fit wobble board whenever I am checking e-mails at my desk. It’s been two days so far and let me tell y’all—standing on a wobble board is hard as hell! So far I have found it to be a humbling experiment but I am going to report back to you all in one month to let you know my progress with it. (Shoot–now I am making myself accountable, huh?)
  • Whoa-This is a Spin Class FAIL: I have seen this video of a super-rowdy spin class all over the place and boy do I hate to be the spoil sport here but this is NOT a regulation indoor cycling class. I have been teaching for almost 10 years now and can spot terrible form all over the room (with WAY too much stress upper back/trapezius muscles) and the moves are just not safe! Okay, yes—they are exercising and having fun. The spirit in the room is truly inspiring, but I have to say that beware of any spin class where you are out of the saddle and doing crazy moves. (And for love of all that is healthy and sane in this world—enough with the damn “push-ups” on handlebars!) I go into more detail in the Vlog below on why this video is a big bucket of NOPE in my book.
  • Students With Possible Body Dysmorphia: Fellow instructors please help me! I have a student who takes my boot camp class who is so upset about wanting to lose five pounds she wants to drop my class because I am not “intense” enough for her. Let me make this clear—if I thought I was the issue I would walk away and wish her well. But this young lady does NOT need to lose weight and I am worried she has body dysmorphia. I am not her therapist but feel a responsibility towards her. Any advice for me on how I should handle this situation? Thank you in advance!!

And now for more fun topics!

  • Book vs. Movie “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz”: Up next on the Book vs. Movie podcast Margo P. (aka “She’s Nacho Mama”) and I are taking on The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (the 1900 book and the 1939 classic film) with the episode to drop on iTunes and Sticher this Friday evening November 14th. Let me say this—if you think the book that was the source for movie The Wizard of Oz was sweet & fun you have NO idea how truly twisted the Frank L. Baum classic is. So hang tight for that episode and if you haven’t done so already feel free to “like” our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter. (Namaste!)
  • 5-Day Yoga DVD Giveaway: Do you promise yourself to make more time for yoga and yet can never seem to fit it into your day? (Hanging my head in shame..) Then this is the giveaway you have been waiting for because today I am giving one copy of Element: 5-Day Yoga to one lucky person this week. Check out how to win from the Vlog below and good luck to all of you. (Well—the Continental 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: 5-Day Yoga DVD giveaway:

NEW “ELEMENT: 5 DAY YOGA” DVD OFFERS LOTS OF YOGA AND LOTS OF OPTIONS!

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The idea of finding 90 minutes for a weekly yoga class is enough to keep many people from going at all. A little yoga every day may work better as a more achievable goal. Los Angeles based yoga and mind/body expert Ashley Turner’s newest DVD, “Element: 5 Day Yoga” is the first in the series to be made up of five easily customizable fifteen-minute sessions. They may be done one per day or strung together in any combination and order. All five segments may be played from start to finish for a thorough 75-minute practice.  “Element: 5 Day Yoga” will be available in stores and on Amazon for $14.98 (suggested retail price) beginning December 2, 2014 from Anchor Bay Entertainment. As with all Element DVDs, “5 Day Yoga” was filmed in a lush, tranquil location overlooking the Pacific Ocean.

There are 5 different 15-minute sessions to choose from:

Strength + Stamina focuses on toning the lower body with a strong series of standing poses.

Energy + Flexibility is an energizing and uplifting sequence designed to increase flexibility, release physical tension.

Core Power fires up the abdominals, hitting them from every angle.

Stretch + Restore targets the whole back side of body to unwind tightness and improve posture. This unique series systematically releases tension commonly held in the upper back, shoulders and neck. It is revitalizing and rejuvenating.

Stress Relief + Meditation is a perfect combination of standing and seated poses to flush out stress followed by a simple, potent breath meditation for calm clarity.

Each segment begins with a short warm up and ends with a brief savasana.

Ashley Turner is a Los Angeles-based yoga instructor with a master’s degree in counseling psychology with a concentration in depth (Jungian) psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She holds a private practice as a Marriage + Family Psychotherapy Registered Intern. Turner was formally trained in classical Ashtanga Yoga by Baba Hari Das (Mt. Madonna). She completed advanced Vinyasa training with Shiva Rea and has studied extensively with Sharon Gannon and David Life of Jivamukti Yoga, Mark Whitwell, Ram Dass and Krishna Das. Turner leads workshops all over the world. Named the “#2 Online Influencer for Stress Relief” by Sharecare.com, Turner’s clients have included Michelle Branch, Tony Horton and Pete Yorn.

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

If you want to win a copy of the 5-Day 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 the ‘5-Day Yoga’ DVD 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 17, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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What Did We Learn this Month? Muscle & Fitness Hers with Jen Widerstorm on the Cover! 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Muscle & Fitness Hers

November/December 2014

Jen Widerstrom photographed by Per Bernal

Jen Widerstrom photographed by Per Bernal

 

So what is going on with the November/December Muscle & Fitness Hers?

“Superfit in a Flash”

IFBB Bikini Pro Talia Terese demonstrates full body moves that will help you rev up your metabolism while gaining lean muscles.

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“Flex Appeal”

Holidays stress you out and leave you feeling tightly wound? Then try some of these dynamic and static stretches from IFBB Bikini Pro Michelle Johnson.

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“Live Fit Holiday Gifts”

Its holiday gift guide time—yippee! Seriously, for a fit girl who likes shopping these pages are wonderful. The pink lifting belt by G-loves.com is especially cute!

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Muscle & Fitness Hers:

  • “Rockin’ Rockettes” Two members of the elite Radio City Christmas Spectacular dance squad talk about their off-season training and how they make those eye-level kicks look so damn perfect.
  • Ryan McDonagh: The New York Rangers defensemen is a fan of the Women’s U.S. Olympic hockey team, eats tons of bison burgers to keep lean and spends the off-season doing charity work with his wife and mother-in-law. So he is pretty much perfect in my eyes.
  • “Kick Up Your Fat Burn” IFBB Bikini Pro Stacey Alexander offers tips on how to up your kick boxing game. .
  • “3 Tips for a Healthier Winter” Once again I am being reminded that I need to get my flu shot!
  • “Winning Big” Brand new Biggest Loser trainer Jen Widerstorm (http://www.teamjennifer.com) was inspired to get fit by her body builder dad and later starred on American Gladiators playing “Pheoenix.” Jen is also on the cover and offers her own butt-kicking workout featured in this issue.

Follow Muscle & Fitness Hers online at: www,muscleandfitnesshers.com

Overall Grade:

A Lots of excellent workouts here featuring women with actual muscles. Hallelujah!!

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What Did We Learn this Month? Health magazine with Jillian Michaels @goodhealth 3

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

November 2014

Jillian Michaels photographed by James white

Jillian Michaels photographed by James white

Health Cover Star for November:

Jillian Michaels is on the cover and inside the magazine she talks about her various controversies with the show The Biggest Loser, her busy life with partner Heidi Rhoades and two kids, her favorite guru (Suze Orman) as well as her struggle to deal with her sexuality.

Her favorite piece of advice comes from Orman who said when you are dealing with confrontation “fight fire with water” which I really kind of like.

Jillian offers her own quick “Total-Body Shred” workout you can on your own over the holidays—see!

 Jillian Michaels Body Shred 001

So what else is inside the November Health?

“You Can Muster a Tough Pose”

The one yoga pose I have yet to figure out is the “Crow” so I love this illustrated “how-to” from Kristin McGee.

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“10 Smart Sweet Swaps”

If you are looking to cut back on sugar & carbs this guide from Cooking Light magazine (who gave them to the good folks at Health) featured here is real helpful.

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

  • “Your Reproductive System: A User’s Manual” The editors of Health talk about your lady parts in a clear and concise way which I totally appreciate.
  • “Activewear to Wear Everywhere” Really cute fashion pages on what you can wear from the gym throughout the day.
  • “Your Gut Can Make You Slim” There are “good gut” foods and those you should avoid if inflammation is a concern. Check out this feature if you have tummy troubles.
  • “Fend Off Any Flu” This reminds me—I need to get my flu shot!
  • “Six Medical Breakthroughs That Matter” The latest technological advances that can help improve your health. .

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B This issue was very slim and did not feature enough workouts for me. Maybe next month?

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 100: Win Some Goodies from a Goodie Bag! (For Real!) 18

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #100

The 100th Vlog Episode Giveaway!

Featuring Yummy Treats from the Fitness Magazine Goodie Bag

You can win these goodies from me!

You can win these goodies from me!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Guess what today is? My 100th Vlog episode—woo hoo!!! And I am here to offer y’all some of the wonderful goodies I received at the Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet to celebrate this momentous occasion. So you know what? That is exactly what I am going to do!

Just as in years past the event came with the MOST insane goodie bag. In fact, it is such a big bag full of cool things that I just knew that I had to share the loot with one of my wonderful readers. (You’re welcome!)

BUT FIRST!

I want to say congratulations to all of the incredible athletes who completed the NYC Marathon on Sunday. It was in the 40 and windy as hell here and I happily cheered thousands on though I must admit you will NEVER see me doing the same. (I am just NOT a runner.)

Here are just a few of my friends who ran yesterday:

Toni C. of Running, Living, Loving, Sheryl of SherylYvette.com and Samantha Shelton of Fitness magazine.

So damn proud of each and every one of you! Next time I will be better about letting people know where to find me on the route…

Okay, so back to this week’s giveaway.

Take a gander at just some some of the yummy treats you can win!

You want to see them up close and personal? Well then check out my Vlog now!

{Just a note—No one is sponsoring this giveaway. I will pick the winner and send to them directly. This giveaway is only available in the Continental United States.}

If you want to win my “Goodie Bag Giveaway” 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 that excellent goodie bag 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 10, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with Ashley Greene 1

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! 1

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 10

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!)

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  • 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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