Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 86 Terry Bikes & MaxFlowSports Giveaway! 6

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #86

Fitbloggin 2014 & Terry Bikes Giveaway, Fit Bottomed Girls, Crunch B-Method

Plus: MaxFlow Sports “Low-Show” Socks Giveaway

You can win the seat or the socks--find out how!

You can win the seat or the socks–find out how!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Fitbloggin is happening this week and I have a million/jillion things to do before I leave so today’s Blog/Vlog must be brief. (I know I say that every damn week but this week especially so!)

However—that doesn’t mean I am going another week without a giveaway—au contraire! Today I am giving away a pair of super-comfy socks from MaxFlow Sports so let me get through the news items and then give some cool things away. Sounds good? Let’s roll…

  • Fitbloggin Small Group Discussion: Just another reminder that  Fitbloggin takes place this year in Savannah, Georgia from June 26-29th and I am leading a discussion—How to Pitch Brands for Ambassadorships & Sponsorships on Saturday, June 28th from 9:30-10:30 am. I know I am competing with some pretty compelling events including 80s Zumba (can’t believe I am missing that!) but if you drop by —you may just win a gift. (More details in the Vlog…)
  • Nourish Snacks in Fit Bottomed Girls: This past week I had my article about Joy Bauer’s Nourish Snacks post on Fit Bottomed Girls. If you remember from a few weeks ago I was lucky enough to meet Joy at a swanky event and have been getting weekly samples of Nourish Snacks (thank you Joy!) If you like healthy snacks you should check them out!
  • Crunch “B-Method” from Terri Walsh: Also this past week I was lucky enough to take a class from world-class trainer Terri Walsh at Crunch gyms featuring her new workout “B-Method” which applies her Active Resistance Training to one kickass workout. Basically she uses yoga blocks to give your core an extra challenge and I am thrilled to write about this more for Fit Bottomed Girls—stay tuned for that!
  • Terry Bikes Giveaway at Fitbloggin!  Back to Fitbloggin—I am giving away a Butterfly TI Gel Saddle from Terry Bicycles to one lucky participant at the small group discussion which is similar to what I ride.  Whether you cycle for sport or pleasure this seat will get you where you want to go comfortably. This past weekend I took my bike “Trixie” out to Coney Island for the annual Mermaid Parade (not wearing my padded bike shorts) and the Butterfly T1 Gel Saddle was my friend all day. You will definitely want one as well so get to my session if you are in Savannah!
  • My Top 5 Picks from Terry Bicycles: Just in case what other items you need from the Terry catalog you should check out my Top 5 Picks from Terry Bicycles.

Got that? Now on to this week’s Vlog and giveaway:

 

Here is some more information about the MaxFlow Sports “Low-Show” women’s socks:

-They have zone cushioning for comfort and blister prevention
-Mesh top for ventilation
-Superior moisture wicking
-Arch support to reduce foot fatigue and boost circulation
-Contoured Y heel for comfort and perfect fit, eliminating heel slippage
-Ultra-soft feel
-Enhanced stain release material from “sta-cool” yarns
-Single pair per pack

Got that? So if you want to win a pair of these babies you need to do the following:

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

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested.
  • Post a comment on Twitter that says “I want to win the Low-Show Socks from @MaxFlowSports 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 Tuesday, July 1st at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. MaxFlow sports did not pay for this post and will send the winning item to the inner directly. Good luck and enter as often as you like!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “Raging Fire” Ride 10

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

“Raging Fire” 50-Minute Ride

This is a "fancy" playlist y'all!

This is a “fancy” playlist y’all!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Today’s playlist is a true interval ride with the pace & intensity changing every few minutes. It starts with a Philip Phillips song and ends with one of my favorite tunes in the whole wide world by Nelly Furtado. Hope it gets you motivated!

 

  • Raging Fire: Philip Phillips

I understand Phillip Phillips was on American Idol but I have never seen one episode of that show so to me he is just another singer who plays songs that make me say “hmmm—this might work for a warm-up tune.” And it certainly does work so there you go!

 

  • Are You Gonna Be My Girl: Jet

Do you remember the early iPod ads that used this song? Yeah—they were pretty cool.

 

  • I Gotta Feeling: The Black Eyed Peas

This one is just too damn catchy not to enjoy thoroughly.

 

  • Run-Around: Blues Traveler

I am old enough to admit I saw Blues Traveler live when this song came out and thought they would become huge stars. (Could still happen!)

 

  • Clocks: Coldplay

Some people really hate Coldplay and can’t hear one tune from them without making a face. I don’t care about those people.

 

  • Wake Up Call: Maroon 5

My favorite song by Maroon 5—it always puts me in a good mood!

 

  • Times Like These: Foo Fighters

If I added up the number of times I have paid to download the Foos….they just kick too much ass for their own good!

 

  • Fancy: Iggy Azalea

No idea at all why on earth this woman is so freaking popular right now but this is probably going to be the song of the summer because I hear it everywhere.

 

  • Firestarter: The Prodigy

I am also old enough to say I have seen The Prodigy live and they were amazing.

 

  • Natural One: Folk Implosion

The only reason the movie Kids meant anything to me was that they had this song on their soundtrack.

 

  • You Get What You Give: New Radicals

One of the best one-hit wonder tunes—ever.

 

  • I’m Like a Bird: Nelly Furtado

This is another case where I could have sworn she would become a huge star one day. Oh well—she will always have I’m Like a Bird.

 

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

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 85 Venus Williams, Terry Bikes, Fitbloggin & More! 4

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #85

Fitbloggin Updates Including EleVen by Venus & Terry Bikes Giveaway

You can see me wearing this EleVen by Venus top at Fitbloggin!

You can see me wearing this EleVen by Venus top at Fitbloggin!

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

It is less than two weeks away to the annual Fitbloggin convention and I can hardly contain myself—weeee!  I have been in full beauty preparation mode in anticipation for the southern heat & humidity. Hair has been colored and a full keratin treatment was processed this past week. My eyebrows and upper lip are hair-free and I am stocking up on oil-free moisturizers, glopping on sunscreen and am ready to pretend to be scared when we take the Savannah ghost house tour. Bring it on!

I hope to meet as many of you as possible though I want to warn you—I have to leave a bit early (Saturday afternoon) so if you see me—just run over and give me a hug without a second thought.

This week my Blog/Vlog post is super short & sweet in anticipation of Fitbloggin. I will have my usual playlist, reviews and magazine recaps coming up this week as well. So let’s get this week started y’all!

  • Fitbloggin: The annual Fitbloggin takes place this year in Savannah, Georgia from June 26-29th and this year I am leading a discussion—How to Pitch Brands for Ambassadorships & Sponsorships on Saturday, June 28th from 9:30-10:30 am. I know this might be either a bit too early or a conflicting time with another panel—but if you can make it, I would LOVE to see you there. Pencil it in now!

 

  • EleVen by Venus: One of the newer brands I am now an ambassador for is EleVen by Venus which is the creation of tennis superstar Venus Williams. I will talk about what it takes to work for a high-profile label and how you can serve the same capacity for your favorite brand. (Plus, I will be wearing some of their fetching gear which you can check out in the picture above!)

 

  • Terry Bikes Giveaway at Fitbloggin! I will also be talking about how I started working for Terry Bicycles which is one of THE top makers of cycling gear for women. Terry has never had a fitness ambassador before and it  has been such a pleasure for me to raise their awareness throughout the fitness community. Better than that-p-I will be giving away one Butterfly TI Gel Saddle to one lucky participant at the small group discussion. Whether you ride for sport or pleasure this seat will rock your socks off! Check out what it looks like in the video below!

 

 

That’s all I have for this week. Next week I plan to have a new giveaway from another sponsor of mine —MaxFlowSports. Be sure to come back soon ya hear?

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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What Did We Learn This Month? Oxygen Magazine with Sarah Grace on the Cover! 1

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Oxygen

June 2014

Sarah Grace photographed by Robert Reiff

Sarah Grace photographed by Robert Reiff

What Do We Learn This Month in Oxygen?

Sarah Grace

The cover model for the June issue is Sarah Grace who used to be a boxer and fitness competitor and is now a personal trainer. Boxing taught Sarah not to be afraid of confronting a challenge and who now counts CrossFit as her new obsession.

In this issue she knows offers some of her favorite moves for strength and agility.

 V Up in Oxygen Magazine 001

“5 Foods That Boost Your Brain Power”

Does you noggin need some brain food? Be sure to add these to your grocery cart STAT.

5 Superpower Foods in Oxygen Magazine 001

“Post Workout Fast Fixes”

Oxygen put together this list of “go-to” items in your gym bag to make you feel fresh as a daisy after working out. (I need all the help I can get in the summer time—amIright gang?)

 

Post Workout Fast Fixes 001
“Back on Track”

Not to brag or nothin’ but I have worked out with former IFBB Fitness competitor Abbie Appel so imagine how happy I was to see her mentioned as the creator of the back workout in this issue. Yay Abbie! (Below are a series of stretches you should be doing from now on.)

Stretching for Success in Oxygen Magazine 001

And now the rest of this issue of Oxygen:

  • “Fiber on Cylinders” One part of my diet I am trying to figure out better is the amount of fiber I actually need to consume each day so this feature which lists the fiber content from figs to apples to black beans is most helpful.
  • “Hip Check” Tips for building stronger hips (my personal bugaboo) from Molly Galbraith of Girls Gone Strong.com.
  • Be a Power Couple: Heather Farmer (national-level Olympic lifter) designed this program for couples to mimic CrossFit WODs on their own and get into mighty fierce shape.

Overall Grade:

A- Top notch workouts and sound nutritional advice always make me happy!

You can follow Oxygen magazine at www.Oxygenmag.com

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health Magazine June 2014 Issue with Rachel Bilson 3

 

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health

June 2014

Rachel Bilson photographed by Cliff Watts

Rachel Bilson photographed by Cliff Watts

Health Cover Star for June:

Rachel Bilson

Confession time—I have never seen one thing Rachel Bilson has been in including The OC but she seems very sweet. Um—that’s all I have for this one.

So what else is inside the June Health?

“Your Big-Day Checklist”

Health  culled together everything you need to take with you on race including a “bounce-free” bra from Lululemon I need to check out –ASAP.

Race Day Set Up 001

“Tracy Tones You”

While I do not prescribe to all of Tracy Anderson’s training ideas (for example saying that women she never use “heavy” weights) but I do like her core work and these moves are pretty damn cool.

Tracy Anderson Abs workout 001

“A User’s Manual: Your Colon”

This is my favorite feature in every issue where Health examines one part of the human body and gives advice on how to best take care of it. Good stuff on how to keep your colon working at its best.

Your Colon 001

“10 New Sunscreen Finds”

I make it a point of getting all new sunblock every year (the ingredients will lose power over time) and there were some pretty cool finds here.

Sunscreen 001
And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “Yoga for a Flat Belly” Yoga super-stah Kristin McGee gives for perfecting your boat pose which is always the toughest one for me.
  • “7 Vacation Health Hassles, Solved” Tips for surviving your next trip to where ever you are lucky enough to go. (Savanah—I will see June 26th!)
  • “Are You Getting a Great Gyno Exam?” I am in the position of having to find a new gynecologist due to my new health care plan and trying to find a decent doctor to replace her is challenging. This article is making me remember what I need to look for in my next visit.

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com

Overall Grade:

B: Just an okay issue for me this month. I normally like Health but this one lacked a fun takeaway for me.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 84: Tech Issues, Joy Bauer’s New Venture, Terry Bicycles at Fitbloggin and Coppertone Review 2

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #84

Word Press Help, Today’s Joy Bauer Nourish Snacks,

Terry Bikes at Fitbloggin

 

Photograph by Victor Giganti

Photograph by Victor Giganti

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

To know me is to be understanding when I endure one of my many computer issues and talk me off the ledge when I feel hopeless. (Oh technology—how hard it stings when you breakdown!) Currently I am working off of three laptops in various stages of usability but fear not—I am still here for you! So let’s get to this week’s Vlog post which features my Coppertone skin care review and more.

  • Shelton Koskie—Web Site Rock Star: One of the many technical failures of the past week that I have been dealing with was my Word Press site not working (And Go Daddy was less than helpful—thanks for taking my money every month you guys!) However I am fortunate to be acquainted with rock star Word Press God Shelton Koskie of Eighty Grit who helped me get my site back up and running. If you ever need website help—be sure to get in touch with Shelton (and tell him Margo gives him major props for problem solving!)
  • Joy Bauer Nourish Snacks: I have a new post to be featured soon on Fit Bottomed Girls talking about Today Show nutrition expert Joy Bauer and her new venture Nourish Snacks. In a nutshell—it is a home delivery service of yummy (and healthy!) snacks that cost just $12.50 per week (including shipping) and is being curated by Joy herself throughout the summer. Here is a look at what these shipments look like (I will let you know when it posts on FBG—we will have a giveaway!)

 

Nourish Snacks--all alone in the cat tower

Nourish Snacks–all alone in the cat tower

  • Terry Bikes Giveaway at Fitbloggin! Terry Bicycles(the totally fabulous brand that I am lucky enough to be associated with ) has given me on of their top selling T 1 Saddles that will make any bike ride more comfortable to one lucky participant at the talk at the Fitbloggin convention. I will be leading small group discussion How to Pitch Brands for Ambassadorships and Sponsorships”on Saturday, June 28th from 9:30-10:30 am and I want to see you there!

Terry Saddle

  • Coppertone Review (Not Sponsored): The folks at Coppertone asked me to try out their latest summer products and I have my review in the clip below. They did not pay for this review and my opinions are my own.

Coppertone

Now let’s get to this week’s Vlog:

 

That’s all I have for this week. Hopefully with my laptop, website and scanner issues resolved I will be back to giving you the best that I got. Rock on gang!

 

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Bondi Band Review & Giveaway!! 12

Bondi Band Review & Giveaway 

#bondiband #sweatpink

Hey Gang! Are you looking for a headband that will actually stay in place AND take care of that annoying sweat that runs down your forehead? Well the good folks at Bondi Band send me my own pink “crown” to try out as I teach my spin classes and let me just say this—they work!

Bondi Band Margo

Each band is comfortable to wear and will NOT slip while providing great coverage for the top of your head. Bondi Bands are also unisex which means anyone can wear them weather you playing some Frisbee in the sun or taking on a triathlon.

Bondi Band has several styles and logos you can choose from plus you can send them your own personal logo if you want something a little more personal. Yeah! From today until June 28th you can order from Bondi Band and receive a 10% discount by using the discount code SWEATPINK.

But if you want to win one from little old me—here is your chance. I have two from you to choose from (see below.) So whether you want a pop of color (“Suck it Up Cupcake”) or if you prefer the black & white band (“Play Hard or Go Home”) you need to do the following to win one of them.

Bondi 2

Tweet out your interest with the following: “I want to win @bondiband from @fitapproach @brooklynfitchik #sweatpink #bondiband” I will pick one winner this Saturday, June 7th and contact them directly. Bondi Band is sponsoring this post.

That’s it and good luck everyone. Keep sweating!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 83: Latest News Plus New DVD Giveaway! 19

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #83

Fit Bottomed Girls Workout, Comeback Momma’s List, Healthline.com,

Two “T’s” in My Life and My “Terry” Fitbloggin’ Giveaway!

Plus: The “10 Minute Solution: Butt Lift” DVD from Christine Bullock

Enter to Win This DVD!

Enter to Win This DVD!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How are you all doing? I had one heck of a week—not my favorite one in a while but I am soldiering on. Basically my laptop died last Friday before the holiday weekend and I have had to get my backup laptop up to speed so I can work and Blog. Well wouldn’t you know that this computer cannot connect to my printer for scanning and I need to sort that out ASAP. (Sigh) To know me is to know that I occasionally have mild to severe computer issues and I am less than graceful when dealing with them. If you have any loving, positive vibes you want to send my way—go for it!

Anyhoosers and in the meantime—let’s get to this week’s news, Vlog post and new giveaway—the 10 Minute Solution Butt Lift DVD from Christine Bullock so let’s hit it!

  • Fit Bottomed Girls Workout: I am really pleased to be involved with the fabulous Fit Bottomed Girls and happy to contribute my “move” for their 6 Moves, No Equipment Workout—the bear crawl. Why the bear crawl? Because I love to make my boot camp students do that one the entire length of the indoor basketball court where I teach
  • Comeback Momma’s 5 Favorite Blogs: Super-thrilled to be included in this list of amazing Bloggers from my friend Jenn of Comeback Momma. (Thanks so much Jenn!)
  • Healthline.com Top Weight-Loss Blogs of the Year:  Brooklyn Fit Chick.com made the list for Healthline.com’s list of top weight-loss Bloggers here and I want to thank them for the honor!
  • The Amazing Tidbits of “T”: I simply adore Blogger Tara M. who lives in Halifax (some of my favorite people live there!) with her lovely wife Meegan. Their love story and weight loss journeys have inspired me so much over the years and it really made my day to meet them at Fitbloggin a couple of years ago. Tara prefers to refer to herself as T which she explains beautifully in this post about gender identity and weight gain. Y’all that know me very well know that I am very attached to my Tuxedo cat Tennessee who prefers to be called “T” as well so this post was especially moving to me. I think you will enjoy it as well!
  • Terry Bikes Giveaway at Fitbloggin! Terry Bicycles will be putting together a fun giveaway at this year’s Fitbloggin convention and one lucky person who goes to my small group discussion (“How to Pitch Brands for Ambassadorships and Sponsorships”) on Saturday, June 28th from 9:30-10:30 am. You want to win some cute bike gear? Come visit me at Fitbloggin!
  • Ten Minute Solution: Butt Lift: The folks at Anchor Bay Entertainment have offered a new DVD giveaway this week 10 Minute Solution: Butt Lift and you need to scroll down below to see if you are eligible to enter to win a copy. This is open to the Continental U.S. only and Anchor Bay will send the DVD to the winner directly. They did not pay a fee for this post.

Now let’s get to this week’s Vlog (Please forgive my goofiness here. I had to do 20 takes to get it right!)

 

Okay—so here is some information about today’s giveaway.

New “10 Minute Solution: Butt Lift” DVD

Provides The Quickest Workouts for a Bodacious Behind

Beverly Hills, CA – The rear view rescue starts now with the newest release in the best-selling “10 Minute Solution” DVD series. “10 Minute Solution: Butt Lift” delivers five fun, creative and effective approaches to getting a booty that defies gravity. No need to go south of the equator, or even leave one’s own home. These mini workouts are geared to fit into even the busiest of days, just ten minutes at a time. Whether one prefers heart thumping cardio or Pilates-infused matwork, Los Angeles based fitness expert Christine Bullock has put it all together into one jiggle-busting DVD. There’s even a bonus abdominal workout.

Christine Bullock’s inventive workouts include:

Butt Lift – It’ll do just that with standing and floor moves that target the glutes, hamstrings and lower back.

Cardio Booty Camp – Jump, squat and kick that rear view training into high gear Blast calories and solidify those assets.

Upright Booty – This is an all-standing workout is designed to lift those buns as high as they’ll go.

Butt & Thighs – Graceful ballet, yoga and Pilates-inspired moves fuse together to shape a sexy backside and sleek sculpted legs.

HIIT Butt Lift – Torch calories and tone with super-charged, Tabata style intervals.

Amazing Abs –Sculpt a sexy midsection with moves that attack from all angles.

No equipment is needed for this total tush transformation.

Christine Bullock has certifications in Pilates, yoga and Barre. She teaches group fitness including TRX and HIIT at Equinox, Yoga Works and Studio Pilates, all in the Los Angeles area. Bullock is also certified as a nutrition and wellness counselor. Formerly a ballerina with the Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, she is an experienced fitness model, writer and lifestyle host.

Here is a clip of Christine Bullock in action:

If you are interested in this giveaway you must do the following (Continental United States, please!)

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested.
  • Post the following comment on Twitter “I want to win @anchorbayentfit DVD with @Chrissy_Bullock 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, June 9th at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck and enter as often as you like!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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