About

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

My name is Margo Donohue, and I am the creator of the Brooklyn Fit Chick blog.

I am a longtime Brooklyn resident whose passions include pop culture, history, health and wellness, media, podcasting, writing, movies, and music. (I like to be busy!)

Originally, this blog was a way to talk about fitness and getting healthy in and around Brooklyn. As a teacher of several fitness classes per week, I love getting a good sweat going. But, as I expanded my blog into podcasting, I discovered my love of pop culture and talking about it with others. (I have created five shows so far, and I am not stopping anytime soon.)

When I am not teaching fitness or working on a podcast, I run my own public relations/marketing & social media consultancy. I work with a variety of brands to increase their media awareness and social media presence.

I am also a writer whose work has appeared in Fit Bottomed Girls, and I am currently working on my first book project, “Film in Brooklyn.”

In my free time, you can find me either exploring Brooklyn on my bike or at home reading on my comfy couch with my cats.

Thank you for stopping by. You can find me on social media @BrooklynFitChick and by email at brooklynfitchick at gmail.com.

18 Comments

  • Posted March 28, 2013
    by Alexander J. Federico IV

    Did you ever try crossfit?? I am in Bayridge you should come check out Bayridge Crossfit on 85th and 3rd!!! I think we would get along great as I too am in the process of creating a blog around food, fitness and weightloss….I would love to pick your brain for insight and ideas?!

    • Posted March 28, 2013
      by brooklynfitchick

      Its been a while but I know I want to try it again. Do you own the gym?

  • Posted April 1, 2013
    by Jennie

    I think this is a great idea for a site. Your logo with the bike actually has given me an idea. Here where I live in San Diego, there is currently a push to make parts of the city more Bike Friendly.. Whatever we can do to get out there and be physical can only benefit our lives. Thank you for this site and I look forward to visiting often…

    • Posted April 1, 2013
      by brooklynfitchick

      Thanks Jennie!

  • Posted April 3, 2013
    by Christine

    Have you ever done Pilates? I just opened a studio one block from Atlantic Terminal and the Barclay’s Center. I’d love for you to come check out the space!

    • Posted April 3, 2013
      by brooklynfitchick

      I would love to check it out! E-mail me the details. My contact information is on my landing page. Thanks!

  • Posted May 11, 2013
    by richy1818

    Cool blog and good job…..I am always trying different things and love to help others as well…Cheers….

  • Posted May 21, 2013
    by the10principles

    Hey BFC! I love Brooklyn and also your blog concept of including fitness and pop culture, music, etc. Just like cross-training, it’s important to link interests up too! If you’re looking for a new song to add to your playlist, my new fave is Serena Ryder – here’s a link to one of her songs: http://youtu.be/x-ml6r2aOyE

    • Posted May 24, 2013
      by brooklynfitchick

      I love Serena Ryder and was featuring months ago on my playlist. Thanks for the reply!

  • Posted June 3, 2013
    by Mitchell Hall

    Great blog! Found it through Google. I am going to start studying to become a Personal Trainer. I am between NASM and AFAA. Do you have any recommendations as to which you prefer?

    Thanks,

    Mitch

    • Posted June 4, 2013
      by brooklynfitchick

      Hi Mitch! Are you already teaching Group Fitness? AFAA is a little easier than NASM and I think it is cheaper as well. Good luck!

  • Posted February 10, 2015
    by Artur Macholla

    Hello Margo,
    I’m Artur Macholla, co-founder of Game of Quests – a game + activity tracking app.
    It’s a game where real life action matters. We encourage users to develop their avatars, but also themselves (in 3 areas: FITNESS, CULTURE, ECOLOGY).
    It’s not another TO-DO list. We track and measure users activity so every quest could be verified.
    Our first app is set in a fantasy world of elves, dwarves and humans.
    In our world real actions counts, that’s why our motto is play & progress. We will encourage users to develop their avatars, but also themselves.
    We have launched our beta app (available at google play: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gameofquests.app )
    We’ve also launched our crowdfunding campaign to collect funds for final release of our Andoid app and new iOS and WP apps. Check it out here: http://igg.me/at/GOQ
    Is it a topic that you cover in your blog? Or maybe you could spread the word through your social media? Please let me know, because your support is vital for us.
    If you want to read more about a project, here is a longer story about our project with some in-game screenshots: https://drive.google.com/folderview?id=0BybjqgGRb3u1UllmUGZwWDF3RkE&usp=drive_web
    If you have some questions or could give me some feedback – please let me know.
    If you like our project, it would be huge thing for us if you could back us Emotikon smile
    Best Regards,
    Artur Macholla

    • Posted February 10, 2015
      by brooklynfitchick

      Hi Arthur! Please email me at brooklynfitchick at gmail dot com. Thank you.

  • Posted July 23, 2015
    by Michelle

    I’m wondering if there is a way I can subscribe to your newsletters?
    – Michelle

    • Posted July 23, 2015
      by brooklynfitchick

      Hi Michelle! I need to update my site to bring back the newsletters. Hopefully soon.

  • Posted December 8, 2015
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  • Posted January 4, 2016
    by Isaac HW Joseph

    Hey I have a proposition for you…. I’m thinking about doing a fitness bloggers class this month where I’ll be inviting a handful of bloggers to come try out some classes from my fitness classes from brand @the29now we just settle down in Crown Heights! Trying to bring holistic health and wellness to BK that’s where it’s at ! We do yoga meditation boxing group classes and so much more . I also wanted to know do you teach anywhere ?

    Check out our website the29now.com
    Reach out to me if ur interested

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