Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes: “Less Than Zero” podcast, Fit Bottomed Girls Playlists & the Patricia Friberg DVD Giveaway

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes: Week of July 10th Edition

“Book vs Movie” Podcast News (Less Than Zero & Field of Dreams!)

The Fit Bottomed Girls “Canada Day” & “Fourth of July” Playlists

Plus: The Patricia Friberg Bottom Line & Core Defined DVD Giveaway!

Enter to win this DVD!
Enter to win this DVD!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Thank you for being patient with me while I took some time to be with my family and travel a bit. My father passed away on May 16th and we held his Memorial Service last weekend in Reno where he and mom retired to in 2003. In the 12 years he lived there my dad made such a positive impact on the community it was a packed house and I had the pleasure of meeting dozens of people who promise to carry on my father’s mission on community service and supporting local artists.

It was all so very sad yet inspiring and I am choosing to take his spirit with me as I face the challenges of my life in front of me.

My eating and workout habits have been sliding these last few weeks but I am now on track to get back to my healthiest state and create positive & happy memories in the future. Any advice on how to get back in the saddle of regular workouts because if so—please send them my way.

In the meantime—let’s get to this week’s news, notes, playlists and then on to my newest giveaway!

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes:

Book Vs Movie Podcast News: Margo Porras of Shes Nacho Mama’s Blog co-host the “Book Vs. Movie” podcast (that you can subscribe to via iTunes at this link) recorded our Less Than Zero episode which you can listen to below and we really get our 80s on with this one! (Who doesn’t have a crush on James Spader, by the way?) Margo brings the extra advantage of having been from the Los Angeles area at the time of the filming so she gives some context on what it was really like on the Sunset Strip at the time.

We have the link below to listen and our next episode will continue with the 80s these—Field of Dreams. (Did you know the Kevin Costner classic was a book first? It was called Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella and boy did they make some changes between them!) Drop date for that episode to come soon.

We are planning our next few episodes so if there are any books & movies you want us to cover—feel free to comment below!


Fit Bottomed Girls Playlists: This past week I had two holiday-themed playlist featured on the Fit Bottomed Girls site that may seem a little out of date now but hang out to these suggestions for next year! For my fellow Americans—check out my Independence Day Workout Playlist. And for my lovely Canadian peeps (I always felt like I have a Canadian soul) I created 10 Songs to Celebrate Canada Day—hope you enjoy them.

Also—I am looking for ideas for other playlist so if you can think of anything—let me know!

Patricia Friberg DVD Giveaway: I am back with the giveaways and this week we have a workout DVD from Patricia Friberg titled Bottom Line & A Core Defined and it is designed to get your core in the best shape possible. The giveaway is only open to the Continental U.S. and the rules to enter are below. Good luck! (This is not a sponsored post and the winner will receive the DVD directly from the producers.)




Maximum Booty Lifting & Core Activation Workout

Westlake Village, CA May 5, 2015 –Patricia Friberg’s newest DVD “BOTTOM LINE & A CORE DEFINED (73 minutes, $19.95) is a Pilates and strength based workout that focuses on the bottom half of the body. This step-wise program activates the core including the gluteal and abdominal muscles. The workout advances throughout to provide the necessary challenges for a strong core and lifted bottom. This program helps to improve posture and overall athletic performance. The DVD begins with an introduction from Patricia on how to progress through these exercises. She suggests doing the bottom activation segment a few times before going on to bottom activation 2, and then varying between both, back and forth for maximum results.

The DVD is broken down into sections that include: Introduction; Explanation on how to use the program; An explanation from Physical Therapist, Rebecca Gunn, who gives an expert perspective on core work and why it’s important; A section on alignment set up and proper position to get the most from the workout; Bottom Activation 1 exercises for building endurance in the backside; Bottom Activation 2; and, A Core Defined section. Patricia demonstrates the entire workout as Adam and Trudy show variations with and without a band. Equipment recommended but not included in this DVD are a small fitness ball and loop band.

Physical therapist, Rebecca Gunn, PT, OCS says, “After countless hours spent working in rehab facilities as well as with professional athletes, Patricia has a unique understanding of the importance of moving from a strong core. This program will help you learn how to activate your core and develop gluteal strength. This strength will help prevent injuries and give you the performance edge.”

About Patricia Friberg:

All around Health and Fitness expert, Patricia Friberg is the creator of the award winning Belly Beautiful Workout series and has been motivating students in her private and group fitness classes for over 20 years.  She teaches a variety of formats including: Pilates, Spinning, Kickboxing, Step, BOSU, Body Pump, Circuit, Outdoor Boot Camp, and Yoga.  Patricia is fully certified by Stott Pilates and holds certifications in GYROTONIC, GYROKINESIS, Yoga, Barre, Schwinn Cycling as well as the American Council on Exercise. She teaches in premier clubs and studios across the country including Los Angeles, New York and Chicago, including Harpo Studios, Yoga Works and Equinox. She trains professional athletes including players in the NBA and NFL and is a regular contributor on Fitness Glow. Patricia is ACE certified and a member of IDEA.

Outside of fitness, Patricia is a licensed mental health counselor with a Master’s degree from Pratt Institute. Currently Patricia lives in Southern California with her husband and two boys. Patricia is proud to volunteer her time annually to her “Power for Pink Workout” DVD and workout event that raises money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  She also continues to volunteer as the fitness advisor to the non-profit JAM school program.

If you want to enter to win the Patricia Friberg DVD 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 Patricia Friberg @patricia_fit 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, July 11, 2015 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly via Twitter.

That’s all for me this week. I will be back soon with magazine reviews, playlists, reviews and so much more. (Dare I say I plan to bring my VLOGS back soon?) Stay in touch!

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  • Posted July 5, 2015
    by Apple

    Awesome work – Sound lovely – I like the sound of this audio – it has a New York sound from the 90s.

  • Posted July 5, 2015
    by Soufianeso

    That sound good, keep up (y)

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Becki S

    So sorry to hear about your Dad. I’m sure you will pick things up at the right pace. Thanks for the music mix share, always looking for good tunes.

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Carla S

    I really want to win this ! 🙂

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Carla S

    I subscribe to your youtube channel!

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Bri

    Sorry to hear about your dad’s passing 🙁 But glad he is such an inspiration to you!

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner

    I didn’t know about your dad. So sorry for your loss and I hope the memorial service gave you some closure and allowed you to celebrate his life with your friends and family.

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Elle

    YES! Huge James Spader fan here… for years and years and now loving Blacklist a lot.

    Field of Dreams? It is on my worst movies of all times list. Ugh. I think Kevin Costner has made some good and some very bad movies!

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Nicole @ Fitful Focus

    I’m so sorry about your dad, but so great to hear that he impacted so many people’s lives. I’m happy you’re back to the swing of things!

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Sue @ This Mama Runs for Cupcakes

    I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. I’m glad you were able to get out there and spend the time with your family to remember him! That DVD looks awesome. My core is one of my biggest weaknesses!

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Kathryn @ Dancing to Running

    So sorry to hear about the passing of your dad.

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home

    Glad you’re back! I’m heading over to check out your playlist. I’m always on the hunt for new tunes!

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Kate

    So sorry to hear about your dad! Glad you are back and hope getting back into it helps you heal!

  • Posted July 6, 2015
    by Kate @KateMovingForward

    So sorry for your loss, hope you are on the path to healing.

    Also, the dvd sounds great! I think it’s interesting that a PT designed part of it!

  • Posted July 7, 2015
    by jill conyers

    Sorry to hear about your dad.

  • Posted July 7, 2015
    by Arlinda

    Margo, I’m very sorry to hear about the loss of your father. It sounds like he was well loved by his community. What forms of art did your father support in Reno?

    I would really love to try this DVD because it does focus on both the gluteal and core muscles to help define your core section. I haven’t anyone really advocate for combining the two areas to help define your core section.

  • Posted July 7, 2015
    by Patty @ Reach Your Peak

    So sorry for your loss but it sounds like you are heading in the right direction. I’m sure (obviously) it’s not easy…I can only imagine how hard it has been, but I’m glad your healing process has begun. Keeping you in my thoughts!

  • Posted July 8, 2015
    by paige c

    I would love to win this! I like home workout videos!

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