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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine March 2014 Issue 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: March 2014

Kathy Leutner (Click Models) photographed by Jeff Olson

Kathy Leutner (Click Models) photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

 “Arms Race”

I love these moves from Andrea Rogers of Xtend Barre that will shape your arms. My shoulders were burning after I tried this circuit

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“Love It!”

I love my beauty stories and the Venus compact razor and Philosophy Mineral Makeup featured here give me the “I Wants.”

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“Hot Stuff”

After weeks of wearing snow boots nonstop this photo of cheerful-looking sneakers made me realize Spring is indeed around the corner.

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“The Flat-Abs Formula”

Fitness asked top trainers to give their favorite moves for abs. This page featuring balance ball moves from Josh Fly of Chelsea Piers made me go “hmmm.” Especially the “Rolling Pin” as it looks super tough. (Just for my advanced core students, I guess?)

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Power Combos” Loved this story about women who made new friendships while trying new workouts.
  • “Quickie Calorie Crushers” Benjamin Hendrickson of Chelsea Piers offers his “get-fit time-savers” including saving your stretching routine for bedtime and a “turbo circuit” you can fit in quickly during your busy day.
  • “Don’t Go There” Paula Derrow takes on the subject of weight gain after getting married and how she learned to speak about touchy subjects with her husband.

Overall Grade:

A-  Lots of good information in the march issue plus lots of pages to rip out and try at the gym!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

Until next time…

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What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: February 2014

Erin Wyatt: Wilhelmina Models photographed by Ari Michelson

Erin Wyatt: Wilhelmina Models photographed by Ari Michelson

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

 

 “Reboot Your Life”

Fitness features 18 apps that will help you improve your fitness regime, healthy eating goals and help “de-clutter” your life. (Love the Nike+ Training Club by the way!)

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Fitness Better Body Plan”

If you let your New Year’s resolutions slide and want to get healthier and more fit now, you can try this four-week workout plan created by Sylwia Wisenberg that looks pretty bad-ass.

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“Watch & Burn”

Okay—it is fa-reezing out there (silence Californians!) so working out with a DVD is sometimes the best option. Fitness picks their “ten best” of the year.

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“Hang Tough”

I love suspension training and TRX is an excellent option if you are interested in trying it out for yourself. (I should disclose that I am TRX certified, by the way!)

 

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Beat The Clock Beauty” How to get even more gorgeous in less time each day.
  • “Make Over Your Metabolism” Over 60% of Americans have challenging metabolisms that can cause weight gain and sluggishness. Try these tips here if yours is not behaving.
  • Fitness Healthy Food” Fitness looks at the best packaged food options at the market to keep you healthy. (Hey, we can’t always be cooking, right?)

Overall Grade:

A- Go out and get your own copy!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

Until next time…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine January Review & Recap #SweatPink 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: January 2014

Andrea Costa (Wilhelmina Models) photographed by Ari Michaelson

Andressa Costa (Wilhelmina Models) photographed by Ari Michaelson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

It’s time for the January issues to come in and we are starting my first review of the year with Fitness. I am a fan of this magazine as it is less interested in celebrities and focuses on giving great workouts in each issue.  So let’s get started, shall we?

 

 “Tone All Over”

Michelle Dozois who created the BodyFit 360 DVD offers this workout that will help develop muscles with a boot camp class intensity along with yoga poses.

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“Fast Belly Blast”

Loved this workout from Shaun T. (who created the popular workout DVD series Insanity) as it works your entire core in just 25-minutes and you can take just about anywhere.

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“Mix it Up!”

So we are all stuck indoors for the foreseeable future (damn you cold weather) but that does not mean your workouts on cardio equipment have to be boring. Nay! Just try out these 30-minute suggestion from trainer Annette Comerchero who teaches group elliptical classes.

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“Hot Stuff”

This is a whole page of cool stuff on the market now including a Salt-N-Pepa snowboard. You read that correctly!

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Love It!” A whole page of beauty thingies that make me smile. (Love my beauty stories!)
  • “Your New Anti-Aging Arsenal” (Did I mention how much I like beauty stories? I do!)
  • “The Domino Effect” making just one little change in your life can have huge benefits in the long haul. In this feature Fitness had a group of women pick one new goal for just one month (turning off the TV after one hour, brushing and flossing after dinner, easing up on Facebook, etc) and shows how their lives improved overall.

Overall Grade:

A- A great magazine to get you motivated for the new year.

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

Until next time…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine with Padma Lakshmi on the Cover! 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: November/December 2013

Padma Lakshmi photographed by Jeff Olsen

Padma Lakshmi photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

Padma Lakshmi

The impossibly stunning host of Bravo’s Top Chef graces the cover of the November/December issue and she gives fitness the inside dirt on her dining career. While filming episodes of the top-rated culinary series the former model admits that all of the sampling and tasting can cause her to gain 15 pounds per season. So how does she take it off when filming is done? She follows a clean diet meaning “no meats, no sweets, no alcohol, no cheese, no fried foods, no wheat.”

Padma also talks about staying fit for her three year-old daughter and shares her own recipe for spinach and plum salad. (Nom nom!)

 

“Shortcut to a Sexy Back”

The very blonde and very shimmery Tracy Anderson (trainer of Gwyneth Paltrow among other glamazons) offers this pretty cool workout to help get your back and rear get in shape. (Be prepared to use light weights and do high reps!)

 

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“Bright Ideas”

Is everyone ready for a fun, colorful holiday gift guide? Me, me me! (I want that “Queen of the Mountain Jacket” from Athleta if anyone out there cares to know. Anyone, anyone?)

 

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“Go With the Flow”

Celebrity trainer Brett Hoebel (The Biggest Loser, Season 11) is a big fan of the Brazilian martial art Capoeira (I only know that from interviewing him for Fit Bottomed Girls!) Here he offers slight adjustments to those very dance-y/boxer-y moves to help get you in fighting shape.

 

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Outrun Danger” Yikes! Be careful people! You can be a top athlete (like triathlete Jenny Fletcher featured in this story) and have blood clot issues. Here we get tips on the symptoms of blood clots and how to prevent them.
  • “Pay Fit Forward” Awwww, these stories of fit women inspiring one another to get healthy made me really happy.
  • “Rise and Shine!” One year ago I committed to getting more sleep every night and it has changed my life. Fitness offers their own tips and advice on how to get a few more ZZZ’s.

Overall Grade:

A- Can’t wait to see you all in 2014! (Oh no—is it that just around the corner?!)

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

 

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine October issue 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: October2013

Christi Marraccini photographed by Jeff Olson

Christi Marraccini photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Burn 500 Calories”

Bad ass trainer Jeanette Jenkins demonstrates this workout that will torch the calories and get your heart working on these pages. You can also win her newest DVD Sexy Abs Cardio Scuplt with Kelly Rowland and Hollywood trainer Jeanette Jenkins by sending an e-mail to freebie@fitnessmagazine.com with the subject line “Sexy Abs Sweepstakes.”

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“Balance Your Body”

These ‘nine simple drills” from Gray Cook (physical therapist and author of Athletic Body in Balance) will help you build your balance, strength and flexibility.

 

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Fitness Beauty Awards”

You all know I love my beauty stories so this feature made me very happy.

 

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“Tight Abs and Tush”

Fantastic workout with bands from Rachel Piskin (co-founder of ChaiseFitness) that utilizes a band.

 

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Get Out” Tips for enjoying a hike in the great outdoors safely.
  • “Stronger Than Ever” Excellent feature on a group of women who overcome all sorts of big time health issues and have come back to rock the world.
  • “You’re Overthinking It” One of my toughest challenges in life is overcoming negative self-talk and this article addresses that issue.

Overall Grade:

A Plenty of top notch workouts and beauty things to make me happy here!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

 

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What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: September 2013

Model Hannah Davis photographed by Jeff Olson

Model Hannah Davis photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Run Strong”

Darren De Reuck (head of running for Boulder Coaching in Colorado) shows how to master hills on your next run.

 

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“The New Black”

Tired of wearing boring black tights (I know I am!) then take a look at some of these options. (I am really partial to the new Puma gear.)

 

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“Breast Friends”

I know my Double D’s need extra support (not that I am bragging) and these kind of stories always are of personal interest to me.

 

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“Get a Grip”

Here we get an excellent kettlebell workout from Eric Salvador of the Fhitting Room studio in New York City.

 

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“The Cost of Fitness”

Yowza! Some people pay A LOT of money to keep fit. (Not that I am judging.)

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“Look Hot in a Hurry”

If your workout time is rather limited than try some of these ideas from Sonki Hong who created the Bootcamp classes at Sonki Fitness in Los Angeles.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Hormones Gone Haywire” The five indicators that your hormones have gone out of whack.
  • “Find Your Backbone” Wait until you read about how dancer Nicole Marquez recovered from a six story fall—whoa!
  • “Fat Proof Your Life” Ten reasons why you might have trouble staying at a healthy weight.

Overall Grade:

A- Great workouts and fun gear make me a happy gal!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

 

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine July/August 2013 #sweatpink 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: July/August 2013

Model Deborah Mace (Elite Miami) photographed by Jeff Olson

Model Deborah Mace (Elite Miami) photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Firm Up, Slim Down”

Brian Nguyen (owner of Brik Fitness in Redondo Beach, CA) offers this workout which uses free weights to help develop muscles. Me likey!!

 

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“Play it Cool”

The heat—I can NOT take this heat anymore. Now if I had some of these groovy items that promise to cool me off while working out my attitude on it might improve. (Though I can’t guarantee it!)

 

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“White Out”

I am not a big tennis person (I can barely hit the ball back!) However, these skirts make me want to act all preppy and super WASP-y.

 

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“Best Road Trip Ever”

Looking for ideas for the rest of summer to both relax and get a good sweat going? Try this feature which includes a hike I MUST try out near Philly real soon.

 

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“Drive-Through Done Right”

Ever been on a road trip and had to face nonstop, lousy fast food options for your meals? (Yuck!) Fitness offers suggestions for “safe bets” to order from the top ten popular chains.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Running in the Family” Marathoner (and writer) Alyssa Shaffer talks about learning to run with her five-year old twins.
  • “Workouts Gone Wrong” There are tons of people out there doing a particular workout (coughs…CrossFit…coughs) that isn’t particularly a. safe or b. good for you. Get the details on what can go wrong  (with the aforementioned one as well as others) and how to avoid injury.
  • “Pool It” Are you one of those lucky so-and-sos who has access to a pool? I hate you! Kidding! Look at this feature for moves you can do while hanging out in your pool. (Your pool? I hate you!)
  • “Pour it On” If you love juice but worry about empty calories—here are some healthy options.
  • “Ditch the Sugar Habit” Tips on how to ditch the sweet stuff from your life.

Overall Grade:

A- Excellent read to get you through those hot summer days.

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

 

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine June Issue Review #FitFluential 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: June 2013

Ford Model Demaris Lewis photographed by Ture Lillegraven

Ford Model Demaris Lewis photographed by Ture Lillegraven

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Torch Calories Fast”

Kira Stokes (creator of the Stoked 360 class/Reebok Sports Club/NY) gives us this workout which you perform as a circuit twice in ten minutes 2-3 times per week to help get your heart rate up and burn calories.

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“Lighten Your Stride”

If your sneakers are a bit too light and causing your legs more strain from running—Irene Davis Ph.D., director of Harvard Medical School’s Spaulding National Running Center, can show you how to “lighten” your running stride.

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“Wow Abs Now!”

Mahri Relin (creator of the Body Concepts Method) offers us a few moves guaranteed to work your core to the max.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Can You be Fat but Fit?” Can you be considered technically over your ideal weight and still be healthy?
  • “Spring Chicken” Yummy recipes ideas using my favorite protein.
  • “Sunsational” The best of the best new sunscreens on the market that will not leave a “goopy mess.” Sold!
  • “Truth or Bare” Writer Alice Oglethorpe tried out naked yoga and we learn about her experience doing some sun salutations in the buff. Oof!

Overall Grade:

A- Really great workouts throughout the issue plus lots of great recipes make me a happy fit chick!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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Fitness “Meet & Tweet” Recap! @FitnessMagazine @roccodispirito @DrJAshton @FitBottomedMama 10

Fitness “Meet & Tweet” NYC

Highlights of Blogger Extravaganza Including:

Top Editors from Fitness, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Rocco DiSpirito

Plus, More Fit Bloggers Than You Can Shake a Stick At!

 

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Hey All!

Recently I enjoyed a day of fun, fitness, health and good cheer with some of the most amazing people in the Blogosphere with Fitness magazine’s second annual “Blogger Meet & Tweet” which was held this year at the fancy, schmancy Mercedes Club in New York City.

Throughout the morning we were treated to some interesting panel discussions featuring Fitness editors along with celebrity guests for a variety of topics.

Check out the view!

We were treated to a lovelier than expected day where we sat outside and got our collective learning on.
Fitness editor in chief Betty Wong was on hand to greet all Bloggers plus send us off to collect our loot (more on THAT later.)

Betty Wong

Betty Wong

There was a panel discussion featuring the top Bloggers in health & wellness including:

This panel discussion was moderated by Fitness digital editor Christine Griffin and provided all sorts of inspiration for us would-be money making Bloggers. (Not that I do it for the money…)

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In fact, Erin even though Erin I work for the same company (I am a NYC contributor to Fit Bottomed Girls) this was the first we chance we got to give each other a hug. (Hey again Erin!)

Me and Erin Whitehead FBM

I think my favorite segment was when Fitness health editor Lisa Haney talked about women’s health issues with Jennifer Ashton, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. http://www.jenniferashtonmd.com/ who was ready to discuss everything from Angelina Jolie’s decision to get a double mastectomy to the importance of birth control pills. She was so interesting!

Dr Ashton and Me

So, of course, I had to run over and get my picture taken with her. (Just so you know I am 5’ 7”—this woman is a TALL drink of water!)

Also on hand were The Biggest Loser trainer Brett Hoebel who talked about the latest trends in “extreme fitness” and celebrity makeup artist Sarah Lucero who showed us how to stay gorgeous in the upcoming summer, sweaty months.

My favorite part of the day was watching my friend Mariette of Namaste Mari get totally gaga for Rocco DiSpirito. How cute do they look together by the way?

Mariette and Rocco

The “Meet & Tweet” was the perfect chance to catch up with friends like Jess,  Erica Sara, Patty Aziaga and my home girl Toni of Running Living Loving (below) as we are all too busy running around and never have time to catch up in person.

(Two Long Island chicks just hanging out, know what I mean?)

Toni and Me

So did I mention the goodie bag?

Well here is what it looked like coming home:

Goodie Bag

And this is how it looks when I tried to go through it:

Inside goodie bag

Among the items I received that day:

Whew! It was quite a day and I can NOT wait until next year so I can see what Fitness has in mind for us humble Bloggers.

And remember, you can be sure to check out Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 37: Featuring @FitnessMagazine @KOSSCorporation and @ZaynaBostonBody Giveaway! #fitblognyc #Fit4Life 12

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog: Episode 37

Featuring: Fitness Magazine “Meet & Tweet” Quick Recap, KOSS Headphones for Women and the Boston Body Barre DVD Giveaway

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

This has been an exceptionally fast, busy and fun week for me and I have so much to express that I can’t keep it to just one post. So today I will give you all a brief recap of my latest happenings and then will go into more details throughout the week with separate postings for different topics. Sounds good? Excellent! So let me get right to what I am talking about in my Vlog this week (it includes a nifty giveaway!)

Featured on my Vlog this week:

  • My favorite moments from the Fitness magazine “Meet & Tweet” event which took place this past Thursday at the Mercedes Club in NYC and completely rocked my world. I will go into greater detail later this week with a full recap of my takeaways from the event but my personal favorite moments include:
  • My first week with my new KOSS headphones with two new products (The FitSeries) that are designed by women (including Olympic champion Dara Torres!)

Now let’s check out today’s Vlog post!

Here is the press release for Boston Body Barre Sculpt Express:

BOSTON BODY BARRE: SCULPT EXPRESS…

Reshape Your Body with This Pilates and Barre Fitness Program…

(Boston, MA) Award winning Pilates expert and owner of five Boston Body Pilates studios, Zayna Gold, best known for her ability to engage and connect with her students, has just released her newest DVD in the Boston Barre Series: “BOSTON BODY BARRE: SCULPT EXPRESS” (60 minutes, $20 www.bostonbody.com .) Viewers will reshape their body with this fun and effective workout as they get sculpted, toned and lean. Done two to three times a week, viewers will watch their bodies become stronger and appear leaner and more graceful. Sculpt Express will firm buttocks, flatten the tummy, and create long lean legs, while leaving viewers to feel energized and refreshed.

Boston Body Barre: Sculpt Express is the second in the Boston Body Barre DVD series. Zayna instructs and leads a fun, unique class that combines traditional ballet moves with Pilates, stretching and cardio to tone, lift and sculpt the body. Viewers can do the entire 60 minute workout, or they can isolate shorter segments to concentrate on sculpting the thighs, waist, buttocks, arms, and tummy. Zayna leads the workout as she demonstrates deep toning isometric exercises for conditioning, elongating and firming, to re-sculpt the body. Modifications are shown for all levels.

ABOUT ZAYNA GOLD: Zayna Gold is the founder and co-owner of Boston Body Pilates and Boston Body Barre with five locations in the Boston area. Zayna is the creator of the Balanced Body Barre training program. She travels the world to instruct other Pilates’ professionals in the Balanced Body Barre education program. Zayna was awarded the “Next Pilates Instructor” by Pilates Anytime in 2011 and is a visiting instructor on www.pilatesanytime.com . Since 1989, Boston Body has been known for its relaxed and friendly atmosphere for all fitness levels. Great instructors are the key to Boston Body’s success. For the past 20 years, Zayna has enjoyed teaching them how to inspire and retain clients while maintaining a unique style to elevate their training to the next level. Zayna is certified by Stott Pilates and Power Pilates and is faculty for Balanced Body Education, Anatomy in 3-D and Boston Body Barre. Boston Body has been awarded Top Domestic Site for Balanced Education since 2008. Zayna has been seen on TV and is a contributor to national newspapers and magazines. www.bostonbody.com

Here is clip of Boston Body Barre Sculpt Express:

If you are interested in winning Boston Body Barre Sculpt Express (Continental U.S. Only!) Please do the following:

  • Post a comment on my Blog below (very important!)
  • Tweet out your interest in this giveaway to me at my Twitter handle @BrooklynFitChik (note the spelling!)
  • Also Tweet out to @ZaynaBostonBody

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, May 27th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!

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