About Margo

http://www.brooklynfitchick.com

I am a Brooklyn-based health and fitness Blogger who teaches indoor cycling, core training and bootcamp. I am also a NASM-certified trainer who enjoys my red wine, HGTV, my kitties and a good read (the order of that changes daily.)

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Book Vs Movie Podcast “A Christmas Story” 0

 

 

Book Vs. Movie Podcast “A Christmas Story”

A Christmas Story gets the “Book Vs Movie” treatment and is basically a love fest for the Margos.

In this holiday-themed episode the Margos about the differences between the 1966 book by Jean ShepherdIn God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash” and the beloved classic film directed by Bob Clark.

They also discuss:

  • How to pick a bad episode of “MASH”
  • Heating homes in Southern California
  • The “A Christmas Story” home as a real attraction

So get your BB gun ready and enjoy this episode!

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Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation?we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com
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Book Vs Movie “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” 0

 

 

Book Vs. Movie Podcast

“How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss

The 1957 Children’s Classic Vs. The 1966 TV special & the 2000 Ron Howard-Directed Film

The Margos get into the holiday spirit talking about the all-time holiday favorite “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” by Dr. Seuss. In this episode we explore the differences between 1957 children’s classic book and the two filmed properties of it (the 1966 TV classic and the 2000 rowdy Jim Carey version.

Topics we cover here:

  • The back story of Theodore Seuss Geisel and his less than cheery view of children
  • Figuring out who John Ford, Tom Ford and Glenn Ford really are
  • His San Diego roots
  • Dr. Seuss’s left-leaning politics
  • The thinking behind the story of the Grinch
  • The voice actors in the TV special
  • How Jim Carey won the part
  • The 8-hour grueling makeup sessions
  • The insane art direction in the movie (The Margos are NOT fans)
  • Taylor Momson’s wonderful performance

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Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation?we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com
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Book Vs. Movie Bonus Ep Stephen King’s “The Green Mile” 0

Stephen King Novel

Margo D. and Deana of the excellent podcast Twisted Philly talk about the Stephen King classic “The Green Mile” book to movie. In this ep they discuss:

  • The director Frank Darabont’s history of working on the best Stephen King films so far.
  • The evilness of Doug Hutchison’s character Percy Wetmore
  • The excellent (and really TALL cast)
  • Michael Clarke Duncan & Michael Jeter (RIP)
  • The adorable “Mr. Jingles”

Follow Twisted Philly on Twitter @Twisted_Philly

 

Book Vs. Movie podcast https://www.facebook.com/bookversusmovie/

Twitter @bookversusmovie www.bookversusmovie.com

Email us at bookversusmoviepodcast@gmail.com

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/brooklynfitchik/book-vs-movie-podcast/

Donate to our show at Patreon.com/bookversusmovie

Every $25 donation?we will cover your book/movie of your choosing!

 

Margo D. @BrooklynFitChik www.brooklynfitchick.com brooklynfitchick@gmail.com

Margo P. @ShesNachoMama www.shesnachomamasblog.com
Check out this NEW episode of Book Vs. Movie!

Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “Wicked Game” 50-Minute Ride 14

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

“Wicked Game” Playlist (50 Minute-Ride)

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Send us the ethereal wonder that is Stevie Nicks!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho Ho Ho there! (See what I did there? #clever)

I can’t believe how long it has been since I put one of these together. This year has been kind of a jumble of amazing things and not-so-great things that have been keeping me from Blogging on a regular basis. I hope to fix that in 2017 but in the meantime, I wanted to share my newest playlist that this past weekend earned me lots of shouts of “woot!” and “hell yeah!”

I hope you like the selections listed here and hope one or two may wind up on your iPod soon! Let me know what you think in the comments below. Also—be sure to leave a few of your favorite workout song suggestions as well.

  • Wicked Game (featuring Anna Naklab): Parra for Cuva

This song was suggested by one of my favorite students (a front-row achiever who has been a regular of mine for over 6 years now!) She heard randomly on either Pandora or Spotify and thought it would be perfect as a warmup tune and darn it– she picked a good one!

I love the dreamy vocals and steady beat.

 

  • All the Small Things: blink-182

The video always cracked me up as it spoofed on boy bands of the day though it turns out to be far more of a pop song than a rock one if you ask me.

 

  • Fantastic Voyage: Coolio

I really prefer the mix I have from an old MTV compilation CD but I gave it away in a rare “Marie Kondo-inspired” fit of tidiness. The “real” version is fine and gets people in a fun, 90s mood.

 

  • Jingo: Santana

This is one of my favorite “go-to” songs for running drills as the percussion beat and searing guitars are impossible to resist. You hear Jingo and you want to move faster and longer.

 

  • Hallelujah: The Happy Mondays

I have never heard of this band until viewing the film 24 Hour Party People and fell in love with the music and culture of 80s/90s Britain. This is a longer climb (over 6 minutes) and the beat is perfect for getting people in the mood to load resistance and WORK!

 

  • In Da Club: 50 Cent

This is one of those tunes that makes everyone in the room bob their heads to the beat of the music. Its tres adorable to watch!

 

  • Machinehead: Bush

There are times when I need something that SCREAMS 90s rock and Bush always fits that bill.

 

  • Welcome to Your Life: Grouplove

To keep myself motivated and upbeat in 2017 my plan is to include songs with a positive message which is what I assume is going on here. If you decide to play in your classes be aware that the volume makes BIG changes during the chorus meaning it gets VERY loud then.

 

  • The Pit: Silversun Pickups

I love me some Silervsun Pickups for sprints and this song does the job very nicely.

 

  • Bootylicious: Destiny’s Child

Recently I was getting my bi-weekly pedicure (because I am super fancy like that) when this song came over the headphones of the big, muscular dude sitting next to me (true story!) It made me smile to hear it when he turned to me and said “You have to love Beyoncé and Stevie (Nicks) together in a song!” He is my spirit animal.

 

  • 24K Magic: Bruno Mars

While not his best work, this tune is fun and bouncy which is all most things need to be to make me happy. Truth!

 

  • Bohemian Like You: The Dandy Warhols

(See above about my occasional need for 90s rock)

 

  • Madness: Muse

One of my other favorite regulars shows up every Monday and Friday morning wearing pajamas OVER his workout clothes and he loves Muse—so here they are!

 

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

 

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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New Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast with Bev of @BevCooks 0

Episode 12 with Bev “Bev Cooks” Weidner

The newest ep of the Fit Bottomed Girls podcast is ready to download/stream now!

Bev “Bev Cooks” Weidner is the creator of a popular blog that covers everything from DIY to recipes to “wine talk” and a few rockin’ playlists to make your life so much more colorful and fun. The Arkansas native is now living quite the amazing life in Kansas City with her husband and two kids and we were lucky to get a chance to chat with her for today’s show.  

Be sure to follow  Bev Cooks on Twitter @bevcooks Instagram  Pinterest and Facebook.  

 

http://fitbottomedgirls.com/2016/11/podcast-episode-12-bev-cooks-talks-food-wine-parenting-and-music/

The Fit Bottomed Girls Podcast Ep 10 with Women’s Running Mag 0

Episode 10: Women’s Running Editor in Chief Jessie Sebor

The newest ep of the Fit Bottomed Girls podcast is ready to download/stream now!

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Grab your sneakers and favorite sports bra because in this ep we speak with Women’s Running magazine Editor in Chief Jessie Sebor about all things pertaining to running!  We cover everything from advice on training from couch to ½ marathon, Jessie’s all-time favorite run on the Alaskan trails (which featured porcupines!), as well as nutrition and safety tips.

Topics also covered in this ep:

  • Margo, Jenn and Kristen talk about why they do (or don’t!) love running
  • How to recognize disordered eating while training for races
  • Advice for meal prep and “carb loading”

Be sure to follow Women’s Running onTwitter @WomensRunning, Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram.  Follow Jessie Sebor on Twitter @JessieSebor

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Fit Bottomed Girls www.fitbottomedgirls.com

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Twitter: @FitBottomedGirl @FitBottomedZen @FitBottomedMama @FitBottomedEats

Email us at podcast@fitbottomedgirls.com for questions, feedback and sponsorship options.

http://fitbottomedgirls.com/2016/11/podcast-episode-10-womens-running-editor-in-chief-jessie-sebor/

Brooklyn Fit Chick: “This is What We Came For” 50-Minute Ride 24

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

“This is What We Came For” Playlist (50 Minute-Ride)

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Sorry for the delay everyone. I did not realize how much time has gone by but between work (two jobs,) turning my hobbies into paying gigs (two podcasts) and travel– I have been terrible about keeping up my playlists. When I began teaching I would make the point to create a new one each week. Over time it has turned into maybe once per month that I can curate a new set of tunes that I feel good about.

One of my big lessons in teaching fitness is that quality trumps novelty anytime. Sure some people can churn out new and different with an almost alarming frequency but are they creating anything good? If the  list is contains only 20% good tunes—then who cares if it is all new?

Many of my old playlists (I keep them all on file cards like some kind of a spin maniac) embarrass the hell out of me. I am so much more thoughtful now as to what my students want to hear which is a variety of styles. By getting out of my own iPod and looking at other places to gain new music I have learned how amazing Pink, OneRepublic, Maroon 5 and Justin Timberlake really are. That 80s music (no matter how it makes me) is not everyone’s favorite genre. How amazing and inclusive it is to have all kinds of music represented in one hour and that produces happy students.

So today is a collection I have been trotting lately out that has been getting lots of praise. Let me know what you think in the comments below!

  • This is What We Came For: Calvin Harris with Rhianna

Welcome to the Brooklyn Fit Chick playlist Calvin! It only took you shading Taylor Swift on Instagram to get my attention! (Not really—you make great music and I should have included you ages ago.

 

  • Kid Icarus: Sam Roberts Band

Second songs on my playlist are sometimes the toughest one for me to figure out. They need to gain on the energy from the starter and help set the mood for the workout.  The Sam Roberts Band has lost of great tunes of you are not aware of them. Check them out!

 

  • Uprising: Muse

This song is a uniter not a divider. Everyone loves banging their heads along to this one!

 

  • I Don’t Feel Like Dancing: Scissor Sisters

This is my absolute top song for when I am in a bad mood. Elton John co-wrote which adds to its overall awesomeness.

 

  • No More Drama: Mary J Bloge

Everyone is powerless to this magical power ballad. I have seen straight white boys cheer along to it!

 

  • Tongue Tied: Group Love

I like the overall “boppiness” of this tune and yes, I did make that word up on the fly. You like?

 

  • Monkey Wrench: Foo Fighters

It would not be a Brooklyn Fit Chick ride without my beloved Foos.

 

  • Ride: twenty one pilots

I really enjoy this band but can someone please explain to me why they use all lower case letters in their names? (Coughs) affected (coughs, coughs.)

 

  • Keep the Car Running: Arcade Fire

This is one of the best songs to sprint to so why is it only 3 ½ minutes? Work on that Arcade Fire peeps!

 

  • Sexy Back: Justin Timberlake

A blast from the past and cannot believe it took me so damn long to bring it back.

 

  • Creep: TLC

Supposedly Lisa “Left Eye” Lopez (“Turn on channel 5—she’s burning the house down!”) hated this song as it seems to promote people cheating on one another. Thankfully they talked her into releasing it as it is the dopest jam.

 

  • Baby, You’re the World to Me: David Gray

Can someone please tell me what happened to David Gray? I miss hearing him on the radio!

 

  • Simple Man: Lynrd Skynrd

Never have three guitars dueling it out have sounded so down, dirty and amazing.

 

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

 

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

Brooklyn Fit Chick

Follow me on Twitter: “BrooklynFitChik” (note the spelling!)

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