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What Did We Learn This Month? Fitness magazine April issue @FitnessMagazine 5

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness

April 2014

Model Carolinne Rosso photographed by Jeff Olson

Model Carolinne Rosso photographed by Jeff Olson

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

 “Express Workout”

One of my favorite classes I tried out for Fit Bottomed Girls was at the Simone De La Rue studio “Body by Simone.” Check out Simone’s killer moves here that will get your legs into strong & sexy shape.

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“The Ultimate Lean Routine”

I have been hearing all about the Pure Yoga and the “sweaty mix” of their PXT classes and in this issue they feature moves from PXT that utilizes gliding disks and hand weights to make you strong and lean. Me likey!

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“Fit to be Tied”

Spring means outdoor running again (yay!) so check out this guide on the best sneakers for all kinds of activities.

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“Play Dirty!”

Personally I have yet to try a mud run but apparently most of the participants are women (go figure!) Muderella trainer Miriam Wasmund offers tips on surviving your first time running with the muddy folks.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Juice It Up” Juicing is a trend that refuses to go away so writer Jessica Girdwain looked into how to get the most out of those popular drinks.
  • “Crank Up the Cardio” Jim Karas’ newest book The Ultimate Diet Revolution will give you great ideas on how to use High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) that will get you healthy in record time.
  • “Pretty Amazing” The latest beauty gear that will help troublesome skin woes, whiten teeth, and more.

Overall Grade:

A  This issue has good workouts, excellent information and a few great beauty stories. Me likey!

 

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Blog: The Sad Optimist and the Mitt Documentary 1

Brooklyn Fit Chick

Tales of An Occasionally Bummed Out Optimist & the Mitt Romney Documentary

“The optimist sees good advance, though progress oft is slow; and if he is, by any chance immersed in tears of woe, he soon emerges from his trance, his teardrops cease to flow”

“The Sad Optimist” by Walt Mason (1921)

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How are you all?

I will be honest—I have felt better in my life. It could just be this seemingly endless winter season (we are supposed to get ANOTHER snow storm this week!) that is giving me a case of the SADs or perhaps it is just a phase that needs to sort itself out but my mood has not been very fun lately. Not “can’t get out of bed” bad but “eh, why even bother with (insert task here)” kind of energy and malaise that has been weaving its way into my thought process. I do not want to go out very much or have long talks on the phone with anyone.  I am a little too into my Netflix queue.

I do have moments of pure joy in my life and still love teaching but there is an edge of sadness that has appeared and I think I need to just knuckle down and deal with it. As an eternal optimist—assuming things will always work out as they should is my “go-to” but lately I can’t seem to will myself happy. That’s okay. I get it, No one is supposed to be positive all of the time but my own downer feelings of late have me rethinking what I want from my life & expect of myself.

 

“Are you one of those people who are always in a good mood?”

Ugh—that question! It’s been a while but every so often someone who knows me only from teaching or cycling will ask me where I get my energy and why I always seem “happy.” I have NO idea why they think this. The answer is no—I am not always happy. People really get on my damn nerves sometimes. I am impatient with my laptop and am thankful living in NYC prevents me from driving because no one with a license knows what the hell they are doing on the road!

However, there has to be something I sending out to the world that many folks assume I have a sunny disposition so the world doesn’t bother me.

Let me be clear—I know exactly what is really happening in the big bad world out there. How horrible some people are, how hopeless some situations may actually be and/or my lack of being able to do anything to change any of them.

But I am in my nature—an optimist. The glass is half full. My home team will win that championship next year. Stephen King will read something I write one day and say “hey—nice work!”  And dammit—someday I will OWN A HOME and not be a renter my whole life.

Lately I have come to the realization that there just may be more sacrifices to make and I am NOT at the starting point of my next adventure yet.

And when I am confronted with hard truths and know that goals I have set for myself will take longer (much, much longer) to appear in my life—it really hurts. If a good attitude and hard work are not enough—what the hell else will it take? (A life of crime gives me the willies so that isn’t an option.)

 

A funny happened while watching the Mitt Romney documentary…

My Blog is not about politics and I try like hell to keep mine to myself so let me just say that I am a documentary enthusiast and do not consider the political bent of a non-fiction film when I decide to give them a looksee on my Roku.

Mitt is a behind the scenes look at Mitt Romney’s failed bid for the Presidency from 2008 & 2012. We never see his campaign managers or PR folks and only get a brief glimpse of his Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan. What the films uses as a framing device is Mitt with his family (I think there are about 100 immediate family members) who are not only encouraging him to run but KNOW IN THEIR HEARTS he will win. If there have ever been a more pep-worthy group people—I have yet to see them. They close ranks and fight like prize fighters for Romney throughout the entire film.

No one ever talks about polls or the latest Times OP-ED. You never hear about the infamous 47% comment. The Romneys constantly serve as a source of inspiration and positivity.

As the film starts a visibly shaken Romney asks if they have the President’s phone number. He knows he has lost but cannot seem to understand why it is happening. It never seemed to occur to him he could possibly lose.

 

I kind of relate to Mitt…

No—I do not want to be all-powerful or have as much responsibility as the President of the United States. But I know what it is like to lose and wonder what the hell happened. Sometimes I am so damn optimistic that I forget to really look at the small details or fail to remember that fallbacks and letdowns are a part of a successful journey. You don’t always get what you want when you want it.

That it is okay to be scared and anxious about the future. And just because you can manifest something into your life it doesn’t mean it will guarantee happiness.

Mitt frets that people will forever view him as a loser and so do I. Positive people feel the sting of rejection in a way that cynics can’t understand. It’s more than a physical pain—it leaves a scar. We feel embarrassed for letting people down. We hate ourselves for messing up.

This is not about perfectionism (for the life of me I do NOT understand those folks!) It’s not even about “winning” so much as goal-reaching. Positive energy and a good mental attitude are supposed to be so powerful. It can cure people of ailments and make the impossible happen.

Except when it doesn’t.

That’s how I can relate to Mitt.

Truthfully—If I were him I would take some of the money from that big old bank account, wipe my tears and get a hobby stat. But that’s just me.

 

Life like is a marathon (or a century ride) and the journey itself is the reward.

So I am taking this downtime to reflect and pause. Allow a few tears to flow and remember to take a dance break once each day until I get my full-on groove back. My bike will soon go to the shop to be refreshed and dust-free.  My dreams are just starting to take hold in my life.

I am a sad little optimist right now but don’t you fret. My smile will be back soon!

 

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Twitter Party Time! @FitApproach @LornaJaneActive #uniquelyLJ 0

Fit Approach & Uniquely Lorna Jane Twitter Party!

Thursday, March 20 5 PM PST/8 PM PST

#uniquelyLJ 

Let’s Talk Fitness & Fashion for Spring 2014!!

(You Might Win a $150 Shopping Spree As Well!)

 

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Hey Gang!

Are you ready for spring? If you are dealing with a winter like we have had here on the East Coast then I bet your answer will be “Yes!”

So how about we all get in the mood by talking about spring fashion and wearing another color other than black to the gym?

Well you are in luck because there will be a twitter chat today talking about those very things with the fabulous people at Lorna Jane activewear and their brand-new spring collection–Uniquely Lorna Jane.

Fit Approach is co-hosting this online party and I was lucky enough to be chosen to try out a couple of their latest items—wee! My favorite is the Ziva Excel tank which you can see me wearing right here:

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Best part about this Twitter party—the person who participates the most in the discussion will win a $150 shopping spree at Lorna Jane—win/win people!

So be sure to follow Fit Approach on Twitter @FitApproach, Lorna Jane @LornaJaneActiver and follow the hashtag #uniquelyLJ

RSVP for Twitter party here!

 

 

I Wrote About @SuperStarGym for @FitBottomedGirl! 0

 

Christian Castano of Super Star Gym

Christian Castano of Superstar Gym

Hey All!

Be sure to check out my newest article for Fit Bottomed Girls http://fitbottomedgirls.com/2014/02/superstar-gyms-fitwalker-off-grid-treadmill-class/

It’s almost spring-like weather here. Hope it is warming up wherever you are as well. If not, well take a look at Christian’s picture  above and see if that doesn’t heat things up for ya!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Giveaway! “Next Fitness Star” DVD from @WomensHealthMag @StacieJClark 7

Brooklyn Fit Chick DVD Giveaway!

WOMEN’S HEALTH MAGAZINE’S FIRST EVER FITNESS DVD SERIES

Tighten + Tone Your Entire Body with “Next Fitness Star” Competition Winner Stacie Clark

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

It’s a snow day here in New York City and I (like many people out there I am guessing) will choose to workout at home tonight rather than deal with the ice & snow. So if you are in the market to try out a new DVD (or how about winning one?) then check out my giveaway for this week.

I am giving away to one random winner (who follows my rules below) the Women’s Health The Next Fitness Star: Power Sculpt Series with the magazine’s first winner of their annual “The Next Fitness Star” competition–Stacie Clark. (Disclaimer: Women’s Health is providing the giveaway item and this is not a paid sponsorship.)

Here are the details of the DVD:

WOMEN’S HEALTH MAGAZINE’S FIRST EVER FITNESS DVD SERIES ON SALE NOW

HTTP://WWW.DVD.THENEXTFITNESSSTAR.COM/PR

Tighten + Tone Your Entire Body with “Next Fitness Star” Competition Winner Stacie Clark

January 8, 2014—New York, NY—Women’s Health Magazine, the fastest-growing international women’s lifestyle and wellness magazine, today announces the launch of the NEXT FITNESS STAR:  POWER SCULPT DVD SERIES with certified trainer Stacie Clark ($27.95, http://www.dvd.thenextfitnessstar.com/pr).

The NEXT FITNESS STAR: POWER SCULPT SERIES, produced by parent company Rodale Inc., will feature four original workouts developed by Stacie Clark designed to combine strength training and cardio into a super-efficient routine that doesn’t leave one second wasted.  Each method is proven to not only rev up your metabolism, but it will keep you elevated and burning calories throughout the day. The POWER SCULPT method is based on timed intervals, with the goal to improve and expand upon each workout—increasing one or two more reps of an exercise, using heavier weights, or moving to the harder modification on a move.

Stacie Clark was discovered by Women’s Health through a nationwide search for “The Next Fitness Star.” Among thousands of applicants, she was awarded the title live on NBC’s TODAY to develop this original DVD series appear in the Jan/Feb issue of Women’s Health and be a new face of fitness for the brand.

The POWER SCULPT SERIES includes:

  • 10-Minute Belly Melt: Designed to target your entire core, this workout consists of 10 exercises performed for 60 seconds each. You’ll get the “six-pack” effect, and you’ll feel great.
  • 15-Minute Speed Shred: Tighten, tone and torch your entire body.
  • 20-Minute Metabolic Boost: It’s all about timed-interval supersets. The result? Maximize your time, burn fat and tone all over.
  • 30-Minute Total-Body Blast: We’ll alternate between upper and lower body moves, keeping your heart rate up to maximize calorie burn and build lean muscle. Bonus for you? A strong core & butt burner to complete the workout.

 

“It won’t be easy. You’ll work hard. You’ll push yourself to your limit,” says Women’s Health Fitness Star, Stacie Clark. “But we’re in it together and when done with POWER SCULPT, you will feel stronger, more confident and be one step closer to having the body you’ve always wanted.” Fashion director-turned-certified athletic trainer, Stacie Clark, 40, knows exactly what it takes to work toward a goal and succeed. With over 15 years of experience in fitness and athletic development from youth to adult, Clark’s focus is on individual and group training, encompassing the fundamentals of functional bodyweight training and athleticism  including agility, balance, coordination, strength, speed, stamina, power, and flexibility.

WOMEN’S HEALTH NEXT FITNESS STAR: POWER SCUPLT DVD SERIES

Available at www.thenextfitnessstar.com; TWITTER/Facebook @womenshealthmag

 About Women’s Health: (www.womenshealthmag.com) Women’s Health propels 22 million consumers into action, providing the motivation and the inspiration for them to make instant, positive changes in their lives.  Launched in October 2005 and published 10 times a year by Rodale Inc., Women’s Health has quickly grown into a multimedia brand that includes branded books, mobile applications, and renowned events. The magazine has received numerous industry accolades including the 2011 ASME National Magazine Award in the category of General Excellence in Fashion, Service, and Lifestyle and was also nominated for the ASME of General Excellence again in 2013; included on Adweek’s annual Hot List two times and is nominated for a third in 2013; and was named Advertising Age’s 2009 Magazine of the Year and also listed among their 2013 A-List winners. For more up-to-the-minute information, visit www.womenshealthmag.com and get instant updates via Twitter (@WomensHealthMag) and Facebook (Women’s Health Magazine).

 

Here is a clip where you can learn more about Stacie:


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In order to win this DVDs (Continental U.S. only!) you must do the following:

  1. Post a comment below (on this particular blog post).
  2. Tweet out your interest by saying “I want to win @StacieJClark @WomensHealthMag DVD from @BrooklynFitChik”

I will randomly pick one winner on Monday, January 27th at NOON eastern time and contact them directly. Good luck and enter as often as you like!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist: “New Year’s Day” Ride U2, Pompeii, Foos, The Sheepdogs & More 2

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

“New Year’s Day” (50-minute Ride)

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

It might seem by the title of this week’s playlist that I was celebrating the arrival of 2014 and therefore it is special for the New Year’s holiday. No! The first track (one of U2’s best IMHO) just happens to be an excellent song to start off a class. The beat is strong, consistent and helps everyone get into the mood to ride. Therefore–you can use this playlist any time of year for a kick ass workout.

 

  • New Year’s Day: U2

Great warm-up song that can be played any time of year. Really!

 

  • Welcome to Paradise: Green Day

I always like to think of this song as THE perfect second tune to play in a spin class as it ramps up the energy and gets everyone in a good mood.

  • Gettin’ Jiggy With It: Will Smith

Is there anyone more charming and likable than Will Smith?

 

  • But if You Close Your Eyes: Pompeii

This could be my new favorite band as they write some of the best songs for working out and getting motivated to move.

 

  • No More Drama: Mary J. Blige

I have talked about this tune before but it truly  is fantastic for hills and climbs.

 

  • Modern Love: David Bowie

I like to do strength intervals here with 15-seconds of hard work and 30-second rests in between.

 

  • Feeling Good: The Sheepdogs

This is another song I have talked about before but it is just too damn catchy for words!

 

  • Times Like These: Foo Fighters

One of my students recently told me “every time I hear the Foo Fighters– I feel like doing sprints.”  The Foos know how to get people excited!

 

  • White Rabbit: Jefferson Airplane

“Remember what the door mouse said …feed your head!”

 

  • The Hardest Button to Push: The White Stripes

Bump, bump, bump—I love the beat of this song.

 

  • Ghosts: Ladytron

My students climb to this with gradually increasing resistance with the last minute being the toughest part. I tell them to work at their top level until they hear the gong. If you listen to this song you will know what I mean.

 

  • The Impression I Get: The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

I am not sure what a “bosstone” is but I do love this 90s tune.

 

  • That’s the Way: Led Zeppelin

Throwing in a little Zep gives me the happies.

 

That’s all I have today folks. Let me know about some of your favorite songs and radio stations. I am always looking for good tunes.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 67: NYC Blogger Brunch Deets, 21-Day Sugar Detox, & More 5

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 67

Featuring: The Brooklyn Fit Chick NYC Bloggers Brunch, 21 Day Sugar Detox, Fitbloggin’, Diets in Review Article, & The Cutest Video of the Week

Plus: My Brand-New Super-Secret Ambassadorship

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I have had a rather hellish week dealing with getting my health insurance to kick in and will not besmirch this post with the negativity it has brought into my life. That I will save for its own post tomorrow! In this week’s Vlog post I will discuss:

The New York City Health & Fitness Bloggers Brunch! Park Slope, Brooklyn// Saturday, January 25th

Attention all health & wellness Bloggers because I am hosting a bunch at chez moi and I want to meet you all in person. The invite details are up top and I am getting together a fantastic goodie bag together so PLEASE RSVP me at brooklynfitchick at gmail dot come for all of the deets.

 

21-Day Sugar Detox:

Clowns to the left of me—jokers to the right and I am smack dab in the middle of this 21-Day Sugar Detox from the amazing Diane Sanfilippo, BS NC who is the author of not only the 21-Sugar Detox Cookbook but also my favorite cookbook of all time Practical Paleo. Wish I could say it was easy and I have been perfect but alas, my candy cravings (brought on by excessive stress) were so strong the other day I chowed down on a few tic tacs from my purse as if my life depended on them. Oh, and I may have had a glass of red wine or two (or three…)

However, I am sticking to it as closely as possible and am enjoying the results so far (skin clear, gut feels fine, no bloating—score!)

Here is a photo of the “Beef & Bacon Cottage Pie” I made last weekend that rocked my socks off. Deeeeee-liscious!

 

Outstanding!

Outstanding!

FitBloggin 2014:

Once again this year I am going to be a speaker at Fitboggin! Whoopee! If you are curious about the annual convention check out the details here http://fitbloggin.com/. Can’t wait to see all of my peeps in Savannah!

 

Diets in Review:

I was thrilled to be included in this article from Diets in Review talking about the sheer number of e-mail subscriptions that overwhelm my inbox each day. (For the record I subscribe to Fit Bottomed Girls, Fit Sugar, Cracked.com and Mental Floss.)

 

Cutest Video in the Whole Wide World (This Week)

If you are wondering what it would look like for the most adorable baby in the world to meet her uncle for the first time who just so happens to be her dad’s identical twin check it out here. You’re welcome!

 

My New Super-Secret Ambassadorship:

I was hoping to make the official announcement today but I have a new ambassadorship that I am DYING to talk to you all about but my lips have to be sealed a few more days. It should all be sorted out soon but here is a hint: it’s a company that is about cycling and women. More to come soon!

In the meantime—here is this week’s Vlog post:

 

Love y’all! Talk soon.

 

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist “Wake Me Up” 50-Minute Ride Avicii, Lorde, Jack White & More 7

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK’S PLAYLIST

“Wake Me Up” (50-minute Ride)

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

My playlist this week features a mixture of new tunes and few classic gems for a true interval ride. The energy level goes up and down so it is perfect for Tabata and sprint drills. Enjoy!

 

  • Wake Me Up: Avicii

This Swedish DJ’s real name is Tim Bergling and he has possibly the most gorgeous face I have ever seen on a man or woman. Just look at those blue eyes and high cheekbones…sorry, what were we talking about?

 

  • Pompeii: Bastille

Quoting directly from Wikipedia here: “Lyrically, the song is inspired by the Roman town known by the same name, which met its fate with the eruption of Mount Vesuvius.”

  • All the Small Things: blink-182

The one and only blink-182 song I know. Love it.

 

  • Dancing With Myself: Billy Idol

I think Billy Idol is one of the sexiest rock & roll singers of all time and this song has long been a “dancing around my bedroom like a fool” staple in my life.

 

  • Sunday Morning: k-os

A really fun tune for running sprints.

 

  • Apparitions: Matthew Good Band

For the first “climb” in this set I like this one from the Matthew Good Band.

 

  • Dog Days Are Over: Florence & the Machine

This was one of my favorite songs from her first album and is perfect for when you want your class to work harder and give more energy.

 

  • My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark: Fall Out Boy

Kind of, sort of THE perfect workout tune which makes everyone helpless against its charms.

 

  • Love Interruption: Jack White

I have a thing for pasty white guys who croon for love.

 

  • Do What U Want: Lady Gaga (with R. Kelly)

Gaga was just so damn charming on the Howard Stern Show that she can do no wrong in my eyes.

 

  • The Perfect Life: Moby (featuring Wayne Coyne)

I am not sure if everyone is aware of this but MOBY HAS A NEW SONG YOU NEED TO CHECK OUT NOW!

 

  • Pump It: The Black Eyed Peas

If you want to get a group to move hard just one last time, this is what you need to play for them.

 

  • XO: Beyoncé

This is my absolute favorite song on her new album.

 

That’s all I have today folks. Let me know about some of your favorite songs and radio stations. I am always looking for good tunes.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Named in @DietsInReview “Best of 2013” #sweatpink #fitapproach 8

Brooklyn Fit Chick Featured in Diets in Review “Best of 2013”

Whoo hoo!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

So sorry for the delay but I went down a holiday shopping & then shipping rabbit hole and am just starting to get back into gear. Then what happens—I get sick! So whilst I fight off my annual December cold (the Vlog will have to wait until next week my friends!) let me take a moment to say THANK YOU to my friends at Diets in Review for featuring little ole me in their “Best of 2013” post. I am beyond thrilled to be included with such an amazing crew of online health & fitness peeps.

Check it out here! The Best of 2013: From Fearless Selfies to Fitness Leaders the 26 Must-Follow Names in Fitness

Congrats to so many of fellow “Besties” including Josie, Martinus, Jamie, Alan, Carla, Jenn, Emily, Ronnie and Leah.

I will be back soon with magazine reviews, giveaways and more starting tomorrow.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

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Brooklyn Fit Chick News! The Launch of SweatGuru #sweatpink @TheSweatGuru 0

Brooklyn Fit Chick News!!!

SweatGuru Launches in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Whether you are a gym goer looking to find (and book online) classes around the city OR you are a trainer looking to boost your clientele and need a professional looking system—you need to try out SweatGuru. The idea was created by Sweat Pink founder and CEO Jamie Walker and incorporates her love of fitness along with her entrepreneurial tech acumen. (Full disclosure—I am a Sweat Pink ambassador.)

You can find out more about them on Facebook and Twitter plus I will be speaking soon to Jamie about more details on how you can use SweatGuru to increase your fitness-based business (getting more clients!) and find out new and cool classes in your area.

Be sure to check them out!!

SweatGuru Launches in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles to Make Finding a Workout Easy

San Francisco, CA – October 30, 2013 – SweatGuru, the marketplace that connects consumers with fitness classes, launched today in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles. SweatGuru gives consumers an easy way to discover, book and share fitness classes online. The company offers small and mid-size fitness businesses a free way to market classes online and an easy, affordable solution to manage their business.

 

No matter where a consumer is on their fitness journey, SweatGuru will help them discover groups and services ranging from personal training to spinning to yoga, and manage their fitness profile online. With SweatGuru, people can find local classes, follow instructors or trainers in their area, then reserve and pay for classes with a couple of clicks.

 

For fitness professionals, creating a business profile and listing classes on SweatGuru.com is always free. For a reasonable monthly fee starting at $19 per month, SweatGuru offers a simple, out-of-the-box way to run a small or mid-size fitness business ranging from 1 to 20 employees. Managing instructor schedules, client reservations and collecting payments online are all features of the core product. SweatGuru offers every new fitness professional a 30-day free trial.

 

“SweatGuru was born out of the need for a better way to manage my growing bootcamp business, take reservations and stay in touch with clients,” said Jamie Walker, SweatGuru co-founder and CEO. “As a fitness consumer, I also wanted an easy way to discover, reserve and pay for classes in my neighborhood. SweatGuru is built by fitness pros for fitness pros. We will start by growing our network in San Francisco, New York and Los Angeles, and look forward to expanding to other markets soon.”

 

IBISWorld estimates that fitness is a growing market in the U.S., expected to reach over $26 billion in 2013.

 

“SweatGuru is the only easy, affordable way I have found to manage my dance business and grow my client base,” said Minila Shah, founder of Ajna Dance in New York, New York. “I love that listing classes is always free, but the real value is in the $19 per month package that helps me make more money and save time managing my schedule and payments. The SweatGuru team understand my needs and has built a solution that I rely on every day to run my business.”

 

About SweatGuru:

SweatGuru is the online marketplace for fitness classes and experiences. By allowing anyone to organize, discover, book and share fitness classes online, SweatGuru takes the work out of working out. The company offers the first easy-to-use, affordable online business management solution for marketing, scheduling, payments and more, and allows busy fitness professionals to spend more time teaching and less time behind a desk. SweatGuru is headquartered in San Francisco, CA.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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