Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog: @SweatPink Ambassadorship, Fighting My Inner “Grumpy Old Man” plus an Amazing @LisaJohnson DVD Giveaway

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 48

Featuring: “Sweat Pink” Ambassadorship, Iris Higgins Essay from Huffington Post, Overcoming My Inner “Grumpy Old Man” Plus the Lisa Johnson Workout DVD Giveaway!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is everyone this week? Good? Glad to hear it!

First of all I am beyond thrilled to announce that I have been accepted as “Sweat Pink” ambassador for Fit Approach wee! Thanks so much to all of the gals there and I promise to work hard to help our community grow. Now that is out of the way—I am ready to dive in. Let’s get to getiin’!

This week I went through my typical “What the hell am I going to talk about on my next Vlog post?” when I came across an incredible essay on Huffington Post written by Iris Higgins An Open Apology to All of My Weight Loss Clients who in essence regrets how she spoke and treated her former clients from a “popular weight-loss company.” Higgins realizes now that many of them might have felt like failures for not losing weight after following her strict advice when in fact they could very well have had real health issues that would prevent anyone from losing weight. Plus, she now realizes 1200 per day calorie plan was far too little for most folks to follow. (Yikes!) and that people can gain and lose weight for a whole myriad of reasons. A great piece I must say

As a health & wellness professional I find it very enlightening when I hear one of my peers humble themselves to new lessons and pass them along to help out others. My good friend Marrilee is a yoga instructor and one of the first things she realized when she first began teaching  was that putting yourself out there to the world as a so-called “expert” could bring up old issues you normally could ignore your whole life. You have to showyour best self when teaching and literally have someone’s health in your hands. It’s easy to forget the power of that and act as if every class and student were the same.

Have you ever taken a class and felt like the instructor behaved as if they were the only ones who counted in the room? Or ignored everyone and just watched themselves in the mirror? Or (and I really HATE this) when they appear to only appreciate the suck-ups and fans in the classroom (evil!)

Part of becoming a good instructor is learning to bring energy and wisdom to every single class you teach. In spite of the air conditioning breaking, or the sound system not working, or feeling like garbage because you didn’t get enough sleep the night before or dealing with folks who will NOT put down their cell phone down (what is wrong with those people?)

In this week’s Vlog post I talk about my own struggle to overcome my inner “Grumpy Old Man” (or more accurately—my inner a**hole) and how I deal with it when it rears its head. Plus, we have a Lisa Johnson DVD giveaway (In fact, I am giving away FIVE of her DVDs this week!)

Lisa is someone I have followed for years on Twitter (@LisaJohnson) and was thrilled to finally make her acquaintance at this year’s Fitbloggin’ convention. This Boston gal is just about as nice and down-to-earth as one can be and still be a total badass. You can follow her on her on You Tube here; and here is the link for her excellent web site.


Now onto this week’s Vlog post:


Here is more information he DVDs you can win:

August 1, 2013 – Boston, MA – New from fitness professional and Pilates studio owner, Lisa Johnson ( comes two new DVDs. Body Physica: INTENSE (42 minutes, $19.95) features four High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts that get the entire body in shape in just 10 minutes! Participants can do one routine or all four to see immediate results. It doesn’t matter what experience or fitness levels — beginner, intermediate, or advanced — viewers get an energizing, body sculpting workout every time they press play! The Modern Pilates DVD (51 minutes, $19.95) is a mat workout that makes one “tighter, higher, and smaller,” in all the right places. Featuring a 50-minute routine for all levels — beginner, intermediate, and advanced — this DVD provides a workout to strengthen and tone the entire body. Following Lisa’s expert instruction one will tone arms, get fabulous abs, tighten the ‘tuchas’ and get glorious legs in no time. Both DVDs are available at

Lisa Johnson is a fitness professional striving to get “real” fitness information to others who want to achieve a healthy and fit lifestyle. She is highly regarded in the American fitness industry, as a personal trainer, motivational speaker and has established a huge following on her daily blog. Lisa runs an award-winning Pilates studio in Boston, and has quickly established herself as a writer of integrity on all things fitness. As a trainer who is “in the trenches” working daily with people, Lisa brings a unique perspective to fitness, knowing how to translate even the most complex movements to the average person. She has appeared as a fitness expert in numerous publications including The New York Times, Glamour, Family Circle, The Boston Globe, Entrepreneur and Inc. As a writer, Lisa was a columnist for Pilates Style magazine and writes extensively at her blog, Lisa Johnson Fitness: Everything for a Healthy Body. She is also a brand ambassador for FitStudio by Sears and shares exercise routines in online videos for both FitStudio and Her credentials include: Harvard University Graduate with Bachelor of Science Degree, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Pilates Instructor, and the only Pilates instructor accepted as an educational affiliate member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecologists (ACOG.)

Both DVDs are available for purchase and as digital download for $19.95 each at

Got that? Now, in order to win one of Lisa Johnson’s DVDs you must do the following:

  1. Post a comment below stating which DVD you would like to win.
  2. Tweet out your interest to me (@brooklynfitchik) and Lisa Johnson (@LisaJohnson)

I will pick 5 random winners next Monday, August 26th at NOON eastern time and contact them directly. Good luck!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,


Brooklyn Fit Chick

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19 thoughts on “Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog: @SweatPink Ambassadorship, Fighting My Inner “Grumpy Old Man” plus an Amazing @LisaJohnson DVD Giveaway

  1. Well anytime anyone calls me a badass I pretty much love them forever and that was an awesome evening on the deck of that swanky hotel … 🙂

    But I totally LOL’d over the “instructor who just looks at themselves in the mirror” I’ve totally had that happen to me. Do they really think they’re so wonderful they don’t need to look at anyone else or I don’t know … correct form maybe? But that’s just me being silly …

    And thanks chica, you are amazing.


  2. I don’t care to win the Lisa Johnson DVD. She personally attacks groups of people on her fitness FB page and I unfriended her. I will never endorse anything of hers and give her one red cent.

  3. Congrats on being a Sweat Pink ambassador! Love their site and can’t wait to hear more.
    I have a “grumpy old man” side to me too. Especially with an office job where every one asks the same tedious questions all the time. AHHHHHHHH! 🙂 I’ll try your secret shopper approach next time I’m stressed. Have a great week! 🙂

  4. First – CONGRATS!!!!! Second – a great vlog!!! I think so many people can get this & understand this – we are all young & we don’t always know the best way to act when we are younger – always a learning process…. 🙂

    I really don’t need the DVDs but will tweet away for you!!! 🙂 And yes, I have a grumpy old self – heck I am a grumpy old self! 😉

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