Thank you @PureWow for Including us in this Top 9 Podcast List!


Thank you Pure for including “Book Vs. Movie” in the “Top 9 Podcast” List!

We are thrilled to be included with “Tell Me Another,” “Freakonimics,” “America’s Test Kitchen,” “Another Round,” “Stuff to Blow Your Mind,”  “BBC Global News” and “Alice Isn’t Dead” for the best podcast to take on your commute!

This kind of recognition keeps our spirits up and make us strive to be better.


Margo D.

Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist with @Beyonce @OneRepublic #Coldplay and more!


“Counting Stars (2016)” Playlist (50 Minute-Ride)

Turns out they know each other!

Turns out they know each other!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I quickly threw together a playlist over the weekend and guess what? I managed to NOT include Avicii in one this time! (I will give you a moment to recover from the shock.)

Instead, I went back to a OneRepublic (their spelling, not mine) song that I love and did my usual “mix the old with the new” and see if magic can happen.  (The initial reviews are looking good so far!)

Let me know what you think and please leave some song suggestions in the comments below or on Twitter @BrooklynFitChik.

Oh! And just wanted to remind you I am co-host of the brand new  Fit Bottomed Girls podcast so come check us out!

Now let’s get to gettin’!

  • Counting Stars: OneRepublic

This song is a uniter not a divider because it makes the whole room happy when they hear it. Perfect for the warmup portion and gets things off to an energetic start.


  • Got Your Number: Serena Ryder

Canadian chanteuse Serena Ryder writes these kick-ass songs that are strong and bold. I really love to play this one as a “second song’ as it builds on the energy of the warmup.


  • Can’t Hold Us: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

This is the Macklemore I love—loud and brash without any sentimentality going on.


  • Promiscuous: Nelly Furtado & Timbaland

Some of my favorite jams comes from Timothy of Timbaland,


  • Waterfalls: TLC

I can’t think of any human being who doesn’t absolutely LOVE this song when I play it. I love using it for slow climbs in my spin classes.


  • Lust for Life: Iggy Pop

For this song I ask the students to perform some running out of the saddle drills but with some punk rock attitude. (Most attempt which is so adorable.)


  • Houdini: Foster the People

This is the most fun and bounciest tune in the whole ride. (LOVE it!)


  • Only: Nine Inch Nails

My inner 90s rock chick needs to hear some Trent Reznor from time to time and this song fits the bill. (Warning—there is a clean and an explicit version of this one!)


  • Hymn for the Weekend: Coldply (with Beyonce!)

I thought their paring at the last Superbowl was a fluke. Turns out Bey recorded with the boys of Coldplay a while ago. Who knew?


  • Starships: Nicki Minaj

Once again—a clean and explicit version exists here!


  • Tearing Me Up: Bob Moses

This is my new favorite, sexy slow jam and I am turning many of my students into Bob Moses fans. (You’re welcome, society at large!)


  • I Feel Love: Blue Man Group

We finish with a faster pace song before the cool down and people seem to dig this version of the Donna Summer classic.


  • Wildflowers: Tom Petty

The world is better because Tom is in it and let’s just all form a prayer circle around him so we do not lose another amazing musician this year!


That’s it for me this time. What are your new favorite tunes you think I should check out?


Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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Our newest Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast has @AprilRossBeach #Olympics2016

Podcast Episode 2: Beach Volleyball Olympian April Ross Gets Real About Body Image – Fit Bottomed Girls

First there was BexLife … and now for episode two of the Fit Bottomed Girls podcast we have April Ross, who is – like Bex – a total freakin’ bad ass. Like, going for gold with Kerri Walsh Jennings in beach volleyball at the Olympics bad ass Besides us totally geeking out (especially Kristen; she’s a big-time beach volleyball fan!)

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes: New Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast and More!


Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes Summer 2016:

The Launch of the Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast!

Best Core Workouts for Summer Sports and More!

Plus: Book Vs Movie 2nd Anniversary!


Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I can’t believe how long it has been since I put up a new blog post but life got a little crazy, busy on the work side. The good news—I am working on a project I pitched to the Fit Bottomed Girls and we are really taking off with it!

A little over two months ago I pitched the idea of producing and co-hosting a podcast for Fit Bottomed Girls and now we are officially a thing which pleases me to no end. It’s been a labor of love that has been taking up a great deal of my time this summer but I must say I am really proud of what we have created to far.

If you want to get more details, check out:

7 Reasons You Need to Subscribe to our Podcast where we go into why we decided to go down this new digital pathway.

For our first episode we spoke to Rebekah “Bex Life” Borucki and discussed with the meditation maven about how to find time  to meditate within a busy life and also what to do when you are feeling like you are in a funk. She was equal parts wise and hilarious—just as you picture her to be!

In upcoming shows, we will have USA Beach Volleyball champ April Ross (!), Shape magazine editor-in-chief Elizabeth Goodman Artis, yoga expert Kristin McGee,  dietitian Frances Largeman-Roth and Refinery 29’s Kelsey Miller (“The Anti-Diet Project.”)

Would love any feedback you have for us and/or if you have any suggestions for guests you want to hear on our new show—let me know in the comments below!

Fit Bottomed Girls Hits:

As some of you know—I am a NYC contributor for Fit Bottomed Girls as well as their new podcast diva and these are some of my favorite stories I have worked on recently for them.

  • If you have ever wondered about taking a DNA test to find out your ancestry plus whatever details your DNA has to do with your health—then check out this piece where I tried three different DNA tests and the results that came in!
  • Do you have any old fitness trackers that you no longer need? Well then you can print out a form linked within this article and help out Recycle Health which is a fabulous non-profit helping to give folks who really need a tracker but perhaps can’t afford one. They will be monitored and researched by the good folks at Tufts University. Win/Win!
  • Okay, so this might be a little dated by now but in June I posted my favorite workout songs of 2016 so far. Some fun tracks are listed if you are looking for inspiration for your playlists.
  • Finally, in this feature I spoke with SUP Yoga expert Chelsea Roller of West Marine to talk about the best core moves you can do to prep for summer water sports such as surfing, kayaking, SUP yoga and water skiing. Check that out here!

Finally, I just wanted to mention that my friend Margo of She’s Nacho Mamas Blog and me just celebrated the two-year anniversary of our podcast with a brand new Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil episode. This is a “do-over” from our first few shows which were not up to our current standards. If you want to check it out—then here you go!


That’s it for me this time. Enjoy the rest of your summer and I will be back with new playlist and more very soon. Promise!

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Until next time…

Ox Ox,


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New episode of Book Vs. Movie “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil!”

Book Vs Movie Podcast 2nd Anniversary Episode!

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil


The Margos decided to do over their very first episode and update it with the latest news and info–John Berendt’s Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

In this ep they discuss:

  • Director Clint Eastwood’s approach to the material plus his latest dust-up in the news.
  • The general “truthiness” of the original material
  • The acting abilities of the real life players in the film
  • The “straightening” of the overall film

Bonus materials we mentioned:

Jim Williams’ sister on C-Span

“Hiding My Candy” by Lady Chablis

“After Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” by Marilyn J. Bardsley

“The Vamp of Savannah” by Nancy Hillis

Intro song “Ac-Cent-Tchu Ate the Positive sung by Clint Eastwood

Outro song “That Old Black Magic” by Kevin Spacey

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The first full ep of the Fit Bottomed Girls podcast is ready for your downloading pleasure!

Podcast Episode 1: BexLife’s Surprising Advice on How to Be Happier and Bust Out of a Funk – Fit Bottomed Girls

The time has come! Our first official podcast episode is live and ready to make your ear holes healthier – and happier. And, guys we are so excited about it. Because we got to chat with Rebekah Borucki of BexLife and meditation guide, author, speaker, TV host … um, GURU!