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What Did We Learn This Month? April Fitness Magazine @FitnessMagazine #SweatPink #FitFluantial 22

 

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

April 2015

Kate Bock photographed by Matt Hawthorne

Kate Bock photographed by Matt Hawthorne

 

Hey Gang! Just in case you still have not heard the news but very soon Fitness will be digital-only so this will be one of the last times I will be reviewing it in print form. (Sad Panda alert!)  I am most unhappy to see the magazine go away but very grateful that we will still get some excellent content them from them online.

Anyhoo—let’s talk about the April issue which is on newsstands now!

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Built for Speed”

This looks like an excellent strength circuit from As One Fitness (the trainer is George Vafiades) designed to help with muscle imbalances. Perfect for runners & cyclists and it only takes 20 minutes!

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“Ladies Who Crunch”

Did you know that working moms are less likely to workout during the day than working dads because of the primping time it takes after a sweat session? (I can totally relate to being worried about looking a hot mess afterwards.)

Here we get a super quick (5 minutes) circuit developed by Mike Strevel from DavidBartonGym Limelight where you try to do any many reps as possible or AMRAP.

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“Trim in 20”

I am sensing a theme here—quick workouts are better than no workouts at all and this one from Brett Hoebel (The Biggest Loser Season 11) requires just a band to get your heart rate up.

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“Soothe Moves”

If you suffer with tight hamstrings and a general lack of flexibility (meekly raising my hand here) these “four essential stretches for runners” from yoga instructor Tiffany Cruikshank should be added to your stretching repertoire.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Time Flies” I have had the same Polar watch for years now and think it’s time to trade it in for something jazzier. Fitness offers quite a few suggestions here that give me the “I wants.”
  • “Run Stronger Run Longer” Spring has sprung which means it is time to get some new running shoes and there are tons of great options featured here.

Overall Grade:

A  Excellent workout ideas plus some fun shopping pages made me happy this month!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine (Next to last issue edition!) 32

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

March 2015

Sierra Andersen (Wilhelmina Fitness) photographed by Jeff Olson

Sierra Andersen (Wilhelmina Fitness) photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What is Happening with Fitness magazine?

I am not sure if you all have heard but Meredith Publishing bought Shape magazine so Fitness starting in May will be digital-only. That means this will be the next-to-the last issue of Fitness reviewed on this Blog. This is a sad day but let’s be grateful that we will still get new content from the editors in the future—it will just be online.

Anyhoo—let’s talk about the March issue which is on newsstands now!

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Chisel and Zizzle”

I am dying to learn how to use ropes in my classes so I loved this express workout from Gold’s Gym trainer Adam Friedman that give six moves using ropes.

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“Hot Stuff: The Goods We’re Obsessing Over Now”

Fitness has a whole page here filled with cute gear that gets me excited for Spring. The Cole Haan slippers are especially divine!

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“Go Vertical”

If you are looking to kick up your workout—try taking the stairs. Here we get two options (staircase vs. stairclimber) to get in a quick workout that gives fast results from Chris Powell.

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“In the Hot Seat”

Four years ago I attempted a big change in my life by working at a standing desk (plus my wobble board to work on my core!) Sitting for hours a day is KILLING us and we need to act now in order to prepare office workers in the future.

Check out some of these options to make your office healthier!

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Fake Wide Awake” I love lotions and potions and lately my skin has been looking dull so I liked this feature offering ideas to brighten my face.
  • “Get a Fierce Physique” Trainer and author Adam Rosante offers an excellent workout here that you can do very quickly and see results in no time.

Overall Grade:

B+ Some really great workouts are featured here (just wish they had more features!)

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Weekly News & Notes: The Latest on Fitness & Shape magazines 19

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes

                                 “Book Vs. Movie” Podcast Ep. “Gone Girl,” the “Power Rock Climb” Playlist, Fitness Goes Digital-Only and the TipsOfTheScale Weight Loss Conference Announces Dates!!

Fitness Goes Digital

Fitness Goes Digital

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How are you all doing today? I have a whole bunch of news & notes to get you folks today and I will not waste a minute getting it to you. Don’t worry—the Vlog is back next week with a whole new giveaway!

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes

  • Book Vs Movie Podcast: For those of you who are not familiar with it my friend Margo Porras of Shes Nacho Mama’s Blog and I co-host a podcast called “Book Vs. Movie” and you can subscribe to us on iTunes with this link https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/bookvsmovies-podcast/id954110320?mt=2. Our newest episode was all things Gone Girl (have you heard of it?) and boy did we have fun time dissecting both the film and the novel! The player is embedded below for your listening pleasure. Hope you like it!

 

  • Fit Bottomed Girls “Power Rock Climb” Playlist: One of my favorite “jobs” (honestly, I would do it for free cuz I have so much with it!) is coming up with playlists for the Fit Bottomed gals and this week I picked my favorite “Power Rock” songs to get me in the mood to climb a million hills. Let me know what you think of it!
  • Fitness Magazine Goes Digital: About ten years ago I was lucky enough to be in charge of publicity for YM, Fitness and Child It was the best job in the world and I was so proud to work for all of those brands. Well I am sad to say that Fitness magazine has been folded and will now be digital-only. The publisher of the magazine (Meredith publishing) bought Shape magazine (!) and now they will combine their audience. What does this mean? If you have a subscription to Fitness magazine, starting this May you will be getting Shape magazine instead. If you already get both? I have no idea! Fitness will now exist in digital format only at www.fitnessmagazine.com. Very sorry to hear that Fitness is closing but most of the staff will not remain on digital and all of their great content can still be found online. (Whew)

That’s all I have for today—keep checking back for news, reviews and playlists aplenty! Be sure to check back on Sunday, February 8th for my next Vlog post and giveaway!

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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness Magazine with Daphne Oz on the Cover 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

November/December 2014

Daphne Oz photographed by Justin Stephens

Daphne Oz photographed by Justin Stephens

Who Is on the Cover of Fitness this Month?

Daphne Oz who is a co-host of The Chew and author of Relish and in this interview she talks about what is it like to try to bounce back after giving birth to her daughter Philomena in February.

Daphne is not interested in being celebrity magazine cover star that loses her baby weight in two weeks. She would rather eat right, breast feed her daughter and take a healthier approach to living life than worrying about “getting her old body back” thankyouverymuch.

In this issue we also get some of her favorite cooking tips and recipes as well.

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Be a Speed Machine”

If you are planning to keep to treadmill workouts over the holidays you might want to take along this workout from David Silk of Equinox and plan to get a good sweat going.

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Fitness 2014 Gift Guide”

Fitness editors offer their top picks for holiday gift giving and I have my eye on that adorable pizza cutter from UnCommonGoods.

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“Tone Your Trouble Zones”

Lately I have been reading all about this new gym called ModelFit and owner Justin Gelband and now I am curious enough to try his workout featured here which is a “super sculptor.”

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“Express Workout: PiYo”

Do you PiYo? I have so many friends who love these DVDs which are a combo of yoga, Pilates, and body weight strengthening moves that I may have to try this workout as well!

PiYo workout 001

 

And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “The New Nutrition Myths” Fitness talked to the “top nutrition pros” to talk about food fads such as high protein diets, the wonders of coconut oil and the perils of gluten.
  • “Get More Done!” This is me asking—can someone please come to my apartment and teach me how to GET MORE DONE? I sorely need the tips featured in this article.

Overall Grade:

A- There are some pretty great workouts featured here plus healthy recipes for holiday entertaining so go grab this issue.

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 100: Win Some Goodies from a Goodie Bag! (For Real!) 18

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #100

The 100th Vlog Episode Giveaway!

Featuring Yummy Treats from the Fitness Magazine Goodie Bag

You can win these goodies from me!

You can win these goodies from me!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Guess what today is? My 100th Vlog episode—woo hoo!!! And I am here to offer y’all some of the wonderful goodies I received at the Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet to celebrate this momentous occasion. So you know what? That is exactly what I am going to do!

Just as in years past the event came with the MOST insane goodie bag. In fact, it is such a big bag full of cool things that I just knew that I had to share the loot with one of my wonderful readers. (You’re welcome!)

BUT FIRST!

I want to say congratulations to all of the incredible athletes who completed the NYC Marathon on Sunday. It was in the 40 and windy as hell here and I happily cheered thousands on though I must admit you will NEVER see me doing the same. (I am just NOT a runner.)

Here are just a few of my friends who ran yesterday:

Toni C. of Running, Living, Loving, Sheryl of SherylYvette.com and Samantha Shelton of Fitness magazine.

So damn proud of each and every one of you! Next time I will be better about letting people know where to find me on the route…

Okay, so back to this week’s giveaway.

Take a gander at just some some of the yummy treats you can win!

You want to see them up close and personal? Well then check out my Vlog now!

{Just a note—No one is sponsoring this giveaway. I will pick the winner and send to them directly. This giveaway is only available in the Continental United States.}

If you want to win my “Goodie Bag Giveaway” featured in the Vlog above 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 that excellent goodie bag 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, November 10, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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Brooklyn Fit Chick: Fitness Magazine “Meet & Tweet” NYC 1

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Fitness magazine “Meet & Tweet” NYC Event

Look at this goodie bag! (Okay, the cat did not come from Fitness magazine.)

Look at this goodie bag! (Okay, the cat did not come from Fitness magazine.)

Hey There! Hi There Ho There!

Today is quick post going up because I am leaving for a week-long business trip coming up and am not going to be able to Blog very much whilst I am gone.

But fear not–I will be back very soon and will have a super, duper giveaway to offer on the 99th (!) Vlog episode to go live October 26th.

So what’s so great about the next giveaway? Well they will just happen to be a few select items from the goodie bag I received at the Fitness Magazine “Meet & Tweet” NYC Event. Honestly this event kicks ass every year and I always leave completely astonished at how much STUFF we get to take home! Sneakers from Hoka One One, skin care from Dermalogica, gear from Eddie Bauer and so much more.

In fact, there is so much great merchandise here that I am sharing the wealth via my next Vlog post so hang on to your knickers and get ready to win something special!

When I get back from my trip I will give you the lowdown of the “Meet & Tweet” but in the meantime, please enjoy these photos:

Selfie with Fitness Editor in Chief Betty Wong (Hi Betty!)

Selfie with Fitness Editor in Chief Betty Wong (Hi Betty!)

My lovely friend Toni from  "Running, Living, Loving"

My lovely friend Toni from “Running, Living, Loving”

My coolest friend "Namaste Mari" et moi

My coolest friend “Namaste Mari” et moi

I got a hug from Carla Hall of "Top Chef" and "The Chew"

I got a hug from Carla Hall of “Top Chef” and “The Chew”

That’s all I have right now.  I will still be tweeting, Facebooking and Instagramming like a fool and won’t be completely off the  grid. See you all soon! (I am sorry the font is different here, damn WordPress!!!)

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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness Magazine with Ali Sweeney! 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

October 2014

Alison Sweeney photographed by Justin Stephens

Alison Sweeney photographed by Justin Stephens

Who Is on the Cover of Fitness this Month?

Alison Sweeney is the October cover star and she is celebrating the new Days of Our Lives-less version of her life. The busy mom of two who also stars on The Biggest Loser is continuing her writing career (she is a novelist) and is excited to take on some directing projects in the future. Also on Ali’s “to do” list—yoga!

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Firm, Baby, Firm”

Use this band workout from Alonzo Wilson of Tone House New York studio to get in top shape and create long & lean muscles.

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“Power Play”

Fitness asked exercise physiologist Michelle Lovitt for advice on how to up your plyometric routines to take time off of your runs.

Power Play 001

 

“2014 Fitness Beauty Awards”

After trying out over 1500 of the best lotions and potions to make your look beautiful –Fitness offers their best bets for hair, skin and more.

Best Beauty Awards 001

 

“Slimmer in 7 Days”

Trainers David and Dylan Schenk of Cross Train LA created this week-long plan to help jumpstart that your fitness plans for the fall.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Take it Outside” Just because we are getting cooler weather now doesn’t mean you have to give up the great outdoors. Try these pages to get the latest gear to hike and run safely and in style.
  • “Fitness Healthy Food” The editors of Fitness pick the best packaged foods on the market that are good for you.
  • “Edible Engineering” Finally—a NON-scary story about GMOs that is backed by science. Finally!!!

Overall Grade:

A  Can’t wait to see you all next week at the “Meet & Tweet” event Fitness staff!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness magazine September 2014 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

September 2014

Carrie Tivador photographed by Jeff Olson

Carrie Tivador photographed by Jeff Olson

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Om Body”

Yoga guru to the stars Bizzie Gold (honestly—how much do you LOVE her name) demonstrates some of her favorite power yoga moves which you can do just about anywhere.

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“Change Your Terrain”

Fitness had the experts chime in on what changes you need to make for trail running vs. pounding a flat pavement plus, a workout to “boost balance and core strength.”

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“Hot Stuff”

A super fun shopping page filled with bright things that gives me the “I wants.”

Hot Stuff 001

 

“Boost Your Burn”

If you are looking for “full body supermoves” than be sure to check out this workout from the folks at Soho Strength Lab that will help get your heartrate up while several muscle groups at once.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Happy Everest After” Writer Melissa Arnot talks about her world travels (which includes FIVE trips to Mount Everest) and how marriage has affected her view of herself and relationships in general.
  • “Action Figures” Eight women are featured here who get “paid to get fit” including an acrobat, “sweat tester” and a “snow queen.” Really!
  • “Weight Loss Confidential” Think your life will be perfect once you lose the extra weight? Guess again as real peeps talk about what can really happen to your body after a dramatic weight loss.
  • “Toots, Poops and Other Oops” Directly from this article “a woman’s colon is longer and has more twists and turns than a man’s…’ so guess what they are talking about here!!!

 

Overall Grade:

A  The perfect way to welcome new adventures in the fall is to check out the September issue.

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness Magazine July/August Issue 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

July/August 2014

Fitness Magazine/Cover model Kathy Leutner photographed by Jeff Olson

Fitness Magazine/Cover model Kathy Leutner photographed by Jeff Olson

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

 “Game Time”

Trainer Melissa Morin created Adult Summer Camp class for the New York Sports Club and offered a few workouts you can do to mimic “playtime” on your own. (Love the “Surfer’s Paddle” move!)

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“Pump Up Your Run”

Fitness asked DJ Whoo Kid for his picks for a playlist that will help you fun faster and longer.

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“The Fit Girl’s Getaway Time”

Looking for a place to vacay that requires a little more out of you than some sunblock and a fruity cocktail? (That has to be true for someone out there, right?) Check out these ideas for taking your week off with some fun sweat sessions included.

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“Amazing Abs”

Trainer Anna Kaiser is super-hot these days with a reputation for helping her students get long lean frames and here we get a few of her moves that target your abs.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “The Proper Way to a Plank” I teach these several times per week but am always looking for new ways to describe how to actually perform a plank. Check out this guide on page 99.
  • “Ace Your Race” Whether or you’re a hardcore runner looking to up your speed or a beginner looking tackle your first 5K—this guide will help you.
  • “Too Healthy For Your Own Good?” I know some folks have a hard time taking even one day off from their workout or veering from their diet in the slightest—but compulsive behavior can take over your thinking and cause bigger problems later. Signs on accessing how “addicted” you really might be.

 

Overall Grade:

A!  Throw this issue into your beach bag and stay inspired for the summer. (Go ahead and enjoy a fruity cocktail while you are at it!)

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness Magazine with Serena Williams!! 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

May 2014

Serena Williams photographed by Jeff Olson

Serena Williams photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

 

Fitness Cover Star for May:

Serena Williams! I cannot begin to tell you how happy it makes me to see one of the Williams sisters on the cover. Serena is fierce competitor who has overcome illness and injuries that laid her out for over two years to become the number-one world ranking tennis champion.

The secret to her success is pretty simple—she uses of her on-court personae. The Serena that plays tennis is tough, single-minded, focused and in her own words “just not nice.” Which she says is about three hours of her day. The rest of the time she is a self-described “class clown” who enjoys karaoke, silly pranks and is eager to learn Korean in time for the next Summer Olympic games.

Best thing I learned in this interview—one of Serena’s favorite songs is Maneater by Hall & Oats. How great is that?

 

“Express Workout”

You just need a box to work out on for this circuit created by Adam Kant of Intrepid Gym in Hoboken, NJ.

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Fitness Better Body Plan”

Trainer Tiffany Rothe created three 15-minute workouts that utilizes your body weight (and a towel!) to get a quick overall workout you only need to fit in three times per week to get results.

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“Eat Your Water”

If you are looking for tasty ways to get more water in your diet—this chart will help!

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“Data Crunch”

Fitness looks at the latest in portable tech gear to track your workouts to help you decide which one is right for you. (I personally love my SparkPeople Activity Tracker.)

Fit Trackers 001Fit Trackers 001

Fit Trackers 001 Fit Trackers 002

And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Bad Habits Gone Good” Sometimes what seems to be a “vice” can really be good for you such as chocolate—yum!
  • “The New Milky Way” The lowdown on moo juice alternatives including coconut, almond, soy and hemp milk.

Overall Grade:

A!  This issue made me all kinds of happy. Go get it!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

Until next time…

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