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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 73: Unruly Students, Terry Bikes & @jessicasmithtv DVD Giveaway!! #sweatpink 10

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #73

Dealing with Students, My Fit Bottomed Girl Post and The Terry Bicycles Catalog

Plus: My Jessica Smith DVD Giveaway!

Walk ON

One of two Jessica Smith DVDs you can win!

One of two Jessica Smith DVDs you can win!

 

Hey there! Hi there! Hi there!

You know what they say about the month of March? It comes it like a lion and lout like a lamb. Hopefully that is true (well the leaving quietly part) because we are set to get YET ANOTHER winter storm here. (Wah!!!!!!)  I know I have said this before but this weather is completely unacceptable. Can we veto it somehow? Just vote it out of office so that from now on we have kind of a chilly autumn that gradually turns into Spring?

I am going to work on this but in the meantime-here is my Vlog post for the week featuring the following:

  • I talk about learning to say goodbye to wonderful students and handling the more challenging ones (would love to hear feedback from other instructors out there on how you deal with “rule-breakers.” True story—I had a student today use her cell phone three times in my class this morning! Honestly—where do people learn their manners? However—my day ended today with one student giving me her own “mix CD” because she likes the music I use in my classes. Aw!

 

 

  • The newest Terry Bicycles catalog is out and is filled with pages that give me the “I wants.” Be sure to sign up for their online mailing list to get the latest steals and deals!

 

Jessica Smith Workout DVD Giveaway

I have a fantastic giveaway this week—two brand-new DVDs from ace trainer Jessica Smith! Jessica has been featured in all of the top women’s health magazines and is a You Tube star who lost 40 pounds on her own and is passionate about helping others get healthy. Her latest offerings are: Barre Fitness with Jessica Smith and Walk On with Jessica Smith. Wanna hear more about them?

Newest Fitness DVDs from YouTube Star Jessica Smith Reflect Fans’ Requests

Miami, FL – February 25, 2014 – Ever hear of anyone crowdsourcing their workouts? The two newest DVDs from fitness expert, author and popular YouTube star Jessica Smith came about from the requests she received most often from her social media followers. “Walk On: Strength & Balance” and “Barre Fitness” are available now on DVD or download from Amazon and http://jessicasmithtv.com/shop/.  Because her fans asked, the DVDs were shot in real time; one take each. Just like a live class, there was no stopping to catch a breath or freshen up the makeup. Likewise there was no retouching on the packaging. The DVDs are perfect for all fitness levels. This is Smith’s second walking DVD. Her first, “Walking for Weight Loss, Wellness and Energy” has been her best seller. “Barre Fitness” draws from Smith’s years as a professional dancer and as a student with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre program at Fordham University. The two new DVDs are $14.85 each; downloads are $13.95 each. Smith’s website, http://www.jessicasmithtv.com, has been recognized as one of the best sites for free workouts by Shape.com, Glamour and MoneyCrashers.com.

“Walk On: Strength & Balance” offers the option of walking barefoot or in sneakers. It includes two 30-minute workouts. Strength & Stretch integrates high intensity interval training with strength exercises to burn calories and sculpt the entire body. Light weights are recommended but optional. Fusion Walk is a shoes-optional, endurance walk that weaves ballet, Pilates and kickboxing-inspired moves. It begins with a few minutes of easy footwork to awaken the muscles that are often ignored yet heavily relied upon when walking. Smith is joined in these workouts by her mother and a friend.

“Barre Fitness” offers three 20-minute workouts: Cardio Ballet, Barre Burn and Floor Barre. These graceful, ballet-inspired workouts tone, sculpt, stretch and challenge the whole body. Moves like passé, chasse and even the curtseys at the end of each program will be familiar to those with a ballet background. Smith will bring out the dancer even in those who have never tried ballet before. No barre is needed but light hand weights, a chair, mat and pillow or mini-ball are recommended.

Jessica Smith began her fitness career over 13 years ago after losing over 40 pounds on her own. In addition to her BA in Communications from Fordham University, Jessica has certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, the International Sports and Conditioning Association, Powerhouse Pilates (in both mat & reformer method), Martial Fusion and Johnny G’s SPINNING™ Program. She currently teaches for EQUINOX Fitness Clubs in Miami. She is also the co-author (with esteemed health and fitness writer Liz Neporent) of “The Thin in 10 Weight Loss Plan” (Sunrise River Press, 2012). Recently named one of Sharecare’s “Top 10 Online Influencers,” Jessica is a monthly contributor to SHAPE.com and a regular content contributor for LIVESTRONG.com, SparkPeople.com and ivillage.com. See more at www.jessicasmith.tv, YouTube, @jessicasmithtv and 10 Pounds Down on Facebook.

Got that? So if you want to win this giveaway you must do the following (Continental United States, 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 the @jessicasmithtv DVDs from @brooklynfitchick”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

I will pick one winner at random next Monday, March 10, 2013 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 Vlog Ep 72: @BlueDiamond giveaway plus @JuliaMancuso @ZICO @TerryBikes @SuperStarGym 9

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #72

Julia Mancuso, Human-Powered Treadmills and My First Terry Bicycles Post

Plus: My Blue Diamond Almonds Giveaway!

Almonds WholeNaturalAlmonds Smokehouse

Hey there! Hi there! Hi there!

Hey gang! Guess what happened in New York City? Hold on to your knickers but we have had TWO ENTIRE DAYS (in a row) over 50 degrees & sunny!! Whoo hoo! After several weeks in a row of cold & damp rain, excessive snow, frigid temps and fogginess it feels great to run errands and not have to bundle up to within an inch of my life. In fact, it feels pretty damn terrific though I know spring really not arrive for a few more weeks. (Oh spring–I will see you again, won’t I?)

In the meantime, I have a few fun items to share with you today plus my newest giveaway—Blue Diamond almonds!

So what happened this past week?

  • While on assignment with Fit Bottomed Girls this past week I went to a yoga session & luncheon hosted by ZICO coconut water at Exhale Spa to celebrate Olympic Alpine Skier Julia Mancuso and her return from the Sochi games. The Olympian even brought her bronze medal along and let us all check it out!  I will send you the link for this post as soon as it is live. In the meantime—here is a photo of the lovely (and patient) Julia allowing me to ogle her bronze medal. (Those things are super heavy, by the way!)

Me and the medal

  • Also for Fit Bottomed Girl I wrote this article about Superstar Gym and their “Fitwalker” class which is basically a treadmill workout that uses pure leg power. As in you do not plug it in or turn it on. You just get on it work your little butt off. Anyone want to take a class with me? Let me know! In the meantime enjoy this photo of Christian Castano who teaches at Superstar Gym. (You’re welcome)

 

Christian Castano of Super Star Gym

Christian Castano of Super Star Gym

  • Finally—I have my first article posted at Terry Bicycles talking about my love for the Da Vinci BodyBoard. (I am a fitness ambassador for Terry and am pleased as punch to contribute to their Blog.)

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Now let’s move on to this week’s Vlog:

 

Blue Diamond Almonds Giveaway

This week I am offering a giveaway of two tins of Blue Diamond Almonds courtesy of Blue Diamond who will send the winner their prize directly. (Note: Blue Diamond did not pay to sponsor this giveaway.)

The two flavors you can enter to win  are Whole Natural and (my favorite!) Smokehouse. Check out how to enter this particular giveaway below!

Also, be sure to follow Blue Diamond on the following social media sites:

Facebook.com/BlueDiamond

Instagram.com/BlueDiamond

Twitter.com/BlueDiamond

Pinterest.com/BlueDiamond

So if you want to win you need to 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 @BlueDiamond Almonds from @brooklynfitchick”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

I will pick one winner at random next Monday, March 3, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck and enter as often as you like!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 71: “Ultimate Booty Workout,” The Biggest Loser Kerfuffle, and 5 “Retired” Songs 16

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 71

The “Let’s Giveaway Ultimate Booty Workouts” Edition

Plus: The Biggest Loser Controversy & 5 Songs I Have “Retired”

Booty Book cover

 Hey there! Hi there! Hi there!

ULTIMATE BOOTY WORKOUTS

One of my favorite Blogger buddies is Tamara Grand of Fit Knit Chick. Tamara is busy wife, mother, pet lover (fellow cat lady!) and personal trainer who specializes in helping women in their 40s & 50s get into shape. You have probably deduced from the name of her Blog she is also a bit of a knitter and likes to figure how to make beautiful things with yarn and a little imagination.

Tamara’s first book is the Ultimate Booty Workouts: Exercises to Build, Lift and Sculpt an Amazing Butt from Ulysses Press and I am picking one winner to receive a copy of it (Continental U.S. and Canada only.) You need to check out the clip down below to find out how to win. (I am a little chatty today so jump on down there if you do not have the patience for a little ranting.)

THE BIGGEST LOSER

So, have any of you heard about a certain TV show called The Biggest Loser? Well in case you have been studying the back & forth of the Woody Allen, Dylan Farrow, Mia Farrow, Moses Farrow and Ronan Farrow nightmare instead here is the rundown of the best links for The Biggest Loser Finale/Salute to Disordered Eating & Thinking:

So I guess we should all finally admit that this show is NOT about getting healthy and is in fact a corporate-sponsored spectacle that found a way to make money fat-shaming a willing group of people desperate to save their lives?  See, you create footage of people throwing up into potted plants, stumbling on treadmills and breaking down in tears due to exhaustion and it is okay. Because this is how you cure obesity! And it doesn’t matter if the same things happen each season—because we will keep repackaging it like it is new!

NBC doesn’t care about health & wellness—ratings will always be king to them. Ratings and profit share are of top interest to every network and NBC in particular taking branding of The Biggest Loser to top restaurant chains and getting them to pay millions for the chance to sell to their audience.  The sheer number of sponsors on the program and the lack of high-priced actors make this program a money maker. (I could never get through an episode of The Biggest Loser because of all of the damn commercials throughout the show that already had advertisements!)

And I am sure the winner had dollar signs in her head the whole time. Can you blame her? Who couldn’t use $250,000? Would you willingly lose a quarter million dollars over a few pounds? I would have done the same damn thing if I thought I could get that small. (How the hell doesn’t she have loose skin, by the way? Anyone?)

She certainly isn’t a villain, a victim or a stooge—she is a competitor. I give Rachel a pass. She went on a game show and won the whole shebang.

Let’s just hope we never see it get to this level again. (Shuddering at the very thought of it.)

My point is we cannot find salvation for the obesity epidemic by a profit-driven entertainment company. They will always look to make it sensational and forget about the whole “let’s help people really in dire need right now.”

(Whew! I am done with this one. Let’s move on, shall we?)

FIVE SONGS I HAVE “RETIRED”

Putting together playlists for my classes (and let’s be real—for you guys as well!) is one of the joys of my life. I decided to go back to some older ones to see if maybe I should bring back some songs I have forgotten about over the years. This brought me face to face with several songs that used to appear regularly in my classes that I eventually dropped altogether. I still like them all for listening but for teaching—I am officially done with the following five tunes…

  • Sexy Back: Justin Timberlake (Listened to this one way too many times to appreciate anymore. Love JT but with this one I am dunzo.)
  • Single Ladies: Beyonce (OMG–I loved this song when it first came out but I damn it got annoying. And I am a huge B fan. )
  • Sweet Child of Mine: Guns N Roses (This used to be a song that rocked everyone socks off but I have to admit—it’s classic rock now and some people just can’t take it. I got sick of seeing some of my student’s faces get all grumpy for the whole six minutes. Love it in my personal life but in classes—nope.)
  • Give it Away: Red Hot Chili Peppers (I love most of their music for fast sprints—but this tune is just a tough slog for me. Too repetitive and loooooong. About a minute and half too long.)
  • Freedom 90: George Michael (I did this to myself. I played it so many damn times over the years I lost all of my joy for it. And this was one of my favorite songs of ALL time. So I am letting George go for a while.)

So are there any songs you used to love and now have to retire from your workout playlist? Let me know.

In the meantime– let’s get on to this week’s Vlog post:

 

ULTIMATE BOOTY WORKOUTS:

Exercises to Build, Lift and Sculpt an Amazing Butt

Tamara Grand

Every woman wants a sexy backside. Introducing Ultimate Booty Workouts, a new all-levels fitness program targeted to tone and perk your butt with easy-to-follow exercises and step-by-step pictures!

Strengthen your glutes and feel the burn with the Basic Glute Bridge. Target those pesky inner thigh muscles with Pliés and Goblet Squats.

 

The targeted programs in this book will have your booty toned and perky in no time. Plus, these workouts will help your glutes and hamstrings:

  • Accelerate fat loss
  • Improve posture
  • Decrease, back hip & knee pain
  • Tighten & tone abs

ABOUT TAMARA GRAND

Tamara Grand loves in beautiful British Columbia, Canada with her husband, three children, a ginger cat and a stash of hand-dyed yarn. She works as a BRRPA Certified Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor and is armed with a PhD in Biology.

I insist that you follow Tamara as well. It will do your body good!

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Got that? So if you want to win you need to do the following (Continental United States & Canada 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 the @fitknitchick_1 #bootyworkout from @brooklynfitchick”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

This is my own special giveaway and I am not being paid to offer it. I will pick one winner at random next Monday, February17th at NOON eastern time and contact them directly. Good luck and enter as often as you like!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 70: My Super, Duper 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook Giveaway! #21dsd 29

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 70

Featuring: My Super, Duper 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook Giveaway!

21 DAY COOKBOOK COVER Jan30

 

Hey there! Hi there! Hi there!

It has been a wild and wooly in the fitness blogosphere—whoa! First we had this rather, um—interesting personal essay from Jen Polachek who talked about her internal struggle when facing a “fairly heavy set black woman” who dared to enter her yoga class on the supposedly woman-friendly site XO Jane. I am NOT kidding—read it for yourself here: OX Jane 1.

The first response I noticed came courtesy of the beautiful & talented Erika Nicole Kendall of the Blog The Black Girl’s Guide to Weight Loss. Nicely done, Erika.

If you are looking for the perfect rebuttal in addition to Erika’s than you can hardly do better than to check out the incredible Pia Glen who wrote this on XO Jane. Both managed to peel away the icky layers of pseudo self-awareness of Polachek’s personal essay which for some reason was featured in the “It Happened to Me” page—usually dominated by sad or scary stories.

Anyhoo—this story has been discussed to the nth degree so let’s just move on to a couple of fun news items and then talk about my FAB giveaway—yes?

  • I am going to be speaking at Fitbloggin this year! Tickets are on sale NOW so get them while you can. (We will be in Savannah this year—whoo hoo!)
  • In case you missed it—Terry Bicycles announced my ambassadorship on their site here. Very excited about this partnership!
  • My writing chops are going to get a workout with my soon-to-be regular contributions on SweatGuru.com. (Whoop!)

And now, on to this week’s big giveaway!

21 DAY SUGAR DETOX COOKBOOK

The New York Times best-selling author Diane Sanfilippo, BS. NC has written some of my favorite Paleo books including Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox and is an all-around cool chick (and animal lover!) in addition to being the writer of some kick ass recipes.

If you are looking to find ways to get refined sugars out of your diet without starving yourself or losing your energy—you need to read her newest book The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook.

If you want to win a copy today, keep on reading to find out what you need to do. (Disclaimer alert: I received a copy of The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook for giveaway from Victory Belt publishing and was not paid to offer to my readers.)

I love this cookbook and have been having a ball making some yummy (and healthy) versions of some of my favorite foods including Shepard’s Pie which you can see below. (This is a new favorite recipe for me!)

 

Nom Nom!

Nom Nom!

So, enough of my dawdling and let’s get on to this week’s Vlog post:

 

Here is some information about The 21-Day Sugar Detox Diet Cookbook:

The 21-Day Sugar Detox Companion Cookbook Now Available!

Diane Sanfilippo, Author of the Bestselling books Practical Paleo and the 21 Day Sugar Detox delivers complete cookbook to accompany her highly acclaimed detox program

Essex Fells, NJ (December, 2013)—Diane Sanfilippo has yielded marked success with her revolutionary New York Times bestselling book, The 21-Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally and now she delivers another masterpiece—The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook.  The cookbook is a companion guide to Sanfilippo’s customized program that has helped tens of thousands of men and women naturally break free from the sugar strong hold to help them live a more healthy and balanced life.

The 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook boasts more than 100 new recipes for any program level.  These delectable recipes come straight from the kitchen of Sanfilippo and are all grain, gluten, legume, dairy, and sugar-free. The book also contains 21-day simple and straightforward meal plans, “yes”, “no” and “limited” food lists and tips and tricks that will keep you on the road to success.  Recipes include easy-to-follow breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks and “sweet treats.”  These mouthwatering creations will keep you satisfied as your cravings for sugar and carbs disappear.

Sanfilippo is Certified Nutrition Consultant and has dedicated her life to helping others change their eating habits to achieve optimal health.  Through her extraordinary bestselling books Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox (and now) The 21 Day Sugar Detox Cookbook, Sanfilippo has helped people worldwide become more educated about food choices, take action against sugar dependency and do it in a way that’s not only sustainable, but enjoyable.

Sample Recipes Include:

  • Breakfast Sausage and Biscuit Sandwich
  • Butternut Squash Pancakes
  • Artichoke and Lemon Chicken with Capers
  • Asian Ginger Flank Streak
  • Pizza Frittata
  • Sunbutter Brownies
  • Nutty Cinnamon Crumb Cake and more!

More information on Sanfilippo’s complete 21 Day Sugar Detox program can be found online at http://the21daysugardetox.com/, along supplemental resource guides, continuing online education and informational videos done by Sanfilippo herself.

The 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook can be found in stores nationwide, including at Barnes & Noble, Books A Million, and independent retailers, as well as online at Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

ABOUT DIANE SANFILIPPO

Diane Sanfilippo holds a BS from Syracuse University and is a Certified Nutrition Consultant who specializes in blood sugar regulation and digestive health. She is The New York Times Bestselling author of Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle and The 21 Day Sugar Detox: Bust Sugar & Carb Cravings Naturally and writes for her popular health blog www.balancedbites.com, teaches nutrition seminars nationwide and has a top-rated weekly health podcast in iTunes, “The Balanced Bites Podcast. Practical Paleo and The 21-Day Sugar Detox are published by Victory Belt Publishing.

ABOUT VICTORY BELT

Victory Belt Publishing Inc is the world’s leading publisher in health and fitness books, producing a host of New York Times bestsellers, including The Paleo Solution, Practical Paleo, The 21 Day Sugar Detox, Against All Grain,  It Starts with Food, and Dark World. Started by Erich Krauss, a New York Times bestselling author, Victory Belt Publishing Inc is an author-friendly publisher geared toward producing the highest quality books on the market. Victory Belt Publishing has worldwide distribution, and its titles have been translated into dozens of languages. The company has the highest ratio between books published and New York Times bestsellers. Victory Belt Publishing‘s main office is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. For more information, please visit www.victorybelt.com.

 

Got that? So if you want to win you need to do the following!

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested.
  • Send a comment on Twitter and say “I want to win the @balancedbites #21dsdcookbook from @brooklynfitchick”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

This is my own special giveaway and I am not being paid to offer it. I will pick one winner at random next Monday, February 10th at NOON eastern time and contact them directly. Good luck and enter as often as you like!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 69: “Blogger Brunch” Goodie Bag Giveaway! @SweatGuru @MaxFlowSports #giveaway 28

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 69

Featuring: NYC Healthy Bloggers Fit Brunch, My First Formal Headshot and a “Sweat Guru+” Giveaway

NYC Fit Bloggers Brunch!

NYC Fit Bloggers Brunch!

 

Hey there! Hi there! Hi there!

How are you all doing? Since my incident of vertigo (BPPV) a couple of weeks ago I have been feeling much better (thanks so much to all of you who checked in with me. I really appreciate it.) The key when you are dealing with this type of an ailment is to learn to enjoy life’s little victories. Such as “Hey—I managed to lie back in the washing station chair at the salon and not get dizzy!”  And “Ooh, I can reach down and tie my shoe laces without falling over—cool!”  I have no idea if I will “tumble” again but I if I do—the next time I will not be as scared because and will know what the hell is going and treat the symptoms.

I have not had taken any kind of medicine (over-the-counter or prescribed) in over a week and the exercises I have found on You Tube (particularly this one from As Dr. Jo) have been most helpful. It still makes me nervous to think about teaching core moves on my back (in a supine position)—but I am getting stronger every day and will be back to my old self soon.

Anyhoo—I actually had a fun week starting with my NYC Blogger Brunch held in my apartment-whoo hoo! It’s been hella cold out here and I was worried people would bail out of the schlep to Brooklyn but we had a few brave & hearty souls come by. You can read an excellent recap here from my friend Cassandre of Losing in the City (sorry my cat scared you!) And while our conversation was private (we may have gossiped just a wee bit…) it was fun, light-hearted and full of reciprocated love.

Next time I host I will do a better job of getting the word out on Facebook (I realized I left some pretty groovy friends off of the first invite by accident—dammit!) But if you want to win your own goodie bag form the event just hang on and I will give you the details below.

First I want to thank the following Bloggers for making the trek:

We ate piles of good food, laughed our butts off, tried out the Da Vinci BodyBoard that I reviewed for Fit Bottomed Girls, and I gave away goodie bags! Want to know what they got? Get ready to watch this clio and then find out how you can win!

Also, this past week I had my first official headshot done since…hell I have NO idea when I last sat for a portrait but one of my excellent student is an ace photographer and he managed to “catch my essence” pretty well. His name is Victor Giganti and is based here in Brooklyn. I think this shot is my favorite—what do you think?

 

Photograph by Victor Giganti

Photograph by Victor Giganti

 

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

 

 

You can win this stuff!

You can win this stuff!

 

Got that? So if you want to win a goodie bag featuring the Sweat Guru bag & pink laces, a headband from MaxFlowSports, plus the food stuffs described you need to do the following.

  • Post a comment below on letting me know you are interested.
  • Send a comment on Twitter and say “I want to win the @BrooklynFitChik and @SweatGuru goodie bag!”

This is my own special giveaway and I am not being paid to offer it. I will pick one winner next Monday, February 3rd 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 Vlog Ep 68: Whoa Vertigo! Plus @TerryBikes @MaxFlowSports 10

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog: Episode 68

Featuring: A Vertigo Incident, My New Ambassadorships with Terry Bicycle and MaxFlowSports

Plus Final Reminder: NYC Healthy Blogger Brunch (Saturday, January 25th in Park Slope, Brooklyn)

Image courtesy of Marriette "Namastemari.com"

Image courtesy of Mari “Namastemari.com”

 

Hey there! Hi there! Whoa there!

This past week I had a rather scary incident with vertigo. Well it lasted for almost three days so “incident” might not be the best way to describe what happened to me but on Monday morning I was teaching my usual core class at 8 am. There have been times in the past when I felt some dizziness when lying completely flat on my back (supine) or if I reached to the floor quickly when doing an interval move. Nothing crazy—but just a moment of feeling off balance and having to redirect myself that would happen from time to time.

This past Monday I was demonstrating a move on my back when all of a sudden I felt as if the room was spinning around me and I was completely disoriented. Hoping to just “snap out of it” I kept on talking and trying to reassure myself that everything was fine but after about 30 seconds I realized this was beyond a momentary sensation.

Turning my head to my “good” side I made eye contact with one of my students and said “please come over and help me.” Ten minutes later I was driven home by two friends who told me to make sure I eat something and get some rest. (“Must be your blood pressure!” offered one of my students.)

However deep down I knew differently–this was a BAD incident. It was not going to go away quickly either.

Two hours later I woke up from a nap with the dizziness still hanging on and my nerves completely frayed. Eventually I was able to walk to my pharmacist to get some Dramamine which helped somewhat but the symptoms lasted most of the time every single day until Thursday when I was finally able to see my brand new doctor with my brand new Obama-care insurance. (In fact, my insurance card arrived that very day.)

Turns out my inner ear canal was infected which aggravated the vertigo and ear drops helped alleviate many of my symptoms (along with a prescription for Meclizine.) I was even able to teach my classes on Friday & Saturday morning (off the bike and very much upright without too much motion) and am feeling better every day.

But now I must begin the process of finding out exactly what type of vertigo I have (there are several) and what I need to do (hopefully) prevent future “tumbles.”

Based on my symptoms so far I believe I have the following type of vertigo:

Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)

From the Mayo Clinic Staff:

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) is one of the most common causes of vertigo — the sudden sensation that you’re spinning or that the inside of your head is spinning.

Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo is characterized by brief episodes of mild to intense dizziness. Symptoms of benign paroxysmal positional vertigo are triggered by specific changes in the position of your head, such as tipping your head up or down, and by lying down, turning over or sitting up in bed. You may also feel out of balance when standing or walking.”

What this means is that I will learn to do a series of exercises at home to get the ear crystals back in place that are floating around like freaks on a party boat right now. I am most hopeful this will work and secretly dread it could happen again while I am either driving, on the subway or just out in public and not in a safe place to be helpless.

But I know that I am also a badass and can take on any challenge in front of me. So I will keep you all up-to-date on my progress but if you know anything about vertigo—please reach out and let me know what you experiences have been and what works for you. I want to hear from you!

And now, cat photo time!

The Floof looked out for me every day. (Sarah)

The Floof looked out for me every day. (Sarah)

Now on to this week’s insanely happy news: (Drum roll!)

Terry Bicycles Ambassadors:

After months of reaching out and talking back & forth I can finally announce that I am a Terry Bicycles Ambassador! Whoo hoo! If you are not familiar with them—Terry makes some of the best cycling gear for women and I have been a fan of their for many, many years. I am beyond thrilled to help introduce them to a whole new audience of active chicks who want to look cute while staying safe on their two-wheelers. I will be writing a regular column for their monthly newsletter as well and will be sure to post them on my Facebook and Twitter page.

In the meantime, be sure to follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

 Terry

MaxFlowSports:

Also, I was recently contacted by a new company called MaxFlowSports that creates some of the best (and secure) headbands on the market for men and women to keep you hair back and still look good.

Created by Steve Hines, these headbands are made with a “cross-grip” technology to stay in place on the top of your head no matter what workout your are doing. I cannot tell you how crazy it makes me to keep pulling on my headband into place when I am teaching. These hairbands work great and I am happy to call myself one of their new brand ambassadors.

Be sure to follow them on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

And if you would lie to try one and live in New York City—they will be included in the goodie bag at my Super, Super Brooklyn Blogger Brunch!

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

I have mentioned this a million times already but if you want to attend the bunch set for THIS SATUDAY than please leave a message in the comments and I will get in touch with you.

BFC Brunch Invite

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

 

That’s it for today. Be sure to come back tomorrow as I will have a new giveaway! (Can’t say what it is but it’s pretty damn cool!)

 

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 Vlog Ep 65 Featuring @babnotonadiet @DietsInReview @WomansDay @DVBodyBoard@CindyWhitmarsh 16

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 65 (Workout DVD Giveaway!)

Featuring: My Friend Brooke Birmingham in Woman’s Day magazine, My Twitter Stream Featured on Diets in Review,The Da Vinci Body Board Workout at My Apartment, The Film Love Actually, NO Gwyneth Takedown Interviews on the Horizon

Plus: My Cindy Whitmarsh DVD Giveaway!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

So sorry for the delay but I was completely swamped last Sunday and could not get focused enough to Vlog for you.  So it is TODAY that I finally get my butt in gear  and give you all the latest about what’s going on with me and the people I love.

Annnnd here we go…

Brooklyn Fit Chick Latest News:

  • I seem to only know fabulous people lately because my friend Brooke Birmingham of http://brookenotonadiet.com/ is featured this month in Woman’s Day magazine! Brooke lost over 172 pounds after joining Weight Watchers and writing about her health journey on her Blog. I am SO proud of her and encourage you all to get the January 2014 issue and look for page 95 to read all about her. (Love this gal and my cats regard her very highly, as well!)
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  • This past week I found out I made the “Best to Follow on Twitter in the Best of 2013 from Diets in Review as a top person to follow on Twitter! Yay! (Thank you Brandi!)
  • My cat Tennessee was nominated as “One of the Cutest Cats in Brooklyn” by the Brooklyn Bugle (All those posts on Instagram are paying off people! I am looking for some “Grumpy Cat” money to come in soon…)
  • I had the lovely Floery Mahoney of the super-hot DaVinci Body Board come to my apartment to offer me a personal workout to to try out that amazing piece of equipment. (Which, by the way, is completely AWESOME and I will write a full review for Fit Bottomed Girls soon.)
  • Floery Mahoney demonstrating the Da Vinci Body Board in my messy apartment!

    Floery Mahoney demonstrating the Da Vinci Body Board in my messy apartment!

  • Then I caught a nasty cold that took my all of my energy last week and then capped THAT off by slipping on my bedroom rug Thursday night and bruising my tailbone (coccyx) which let me tell you— hurts like an MF-er!!
  • Also, I finally got around to seeing Love Actually and have to say I agree with this entire review from Jezebel. In short—it stinks like yesterday’s diapers!
  • Lastly I found out from my good friend Stacy that Vanity Fair will NOT be publishing an epic, takedown interview of Gwyneth Paltrow (There is no Santa Clause people!)

 

Okay enough of my crabby writing and please enjoy this week’s Vlog!

Now let us get to this week’s giveaway!!!! Here are the details of the Cindy Whitmarsh Giveaways! 

Get Fit in Six Weeks, Stay Fit for Life with Cindy Whitmarsh’s New U.F.I.T. Weight Loss Program!

SAN DIEGO, CA –Fitness and sports nutrition expert Cindy Whitmarsh has trained everyone from professional athletes to new moms. Her new U.F.I.T. weight loss program asks women to give her six weeks, one minute at a time, for results that will last a lifetime. The three Ultra Focused Interval Training DVDs each include two 20-minute workouts. Each workout is made up of one, two or three minute intervals, alternating cardio and toning. The moves are athletic and uncomplicated. What is U.F.I.T. Training? It’s an intense interval training method consisting of targeted intervals to turn any body into a calorie-burning machine while building a sleek, toned physique! Since no workouts can beat what one eats, the complete downloadable U.F.IT. package ($39.95) also includes a meal plan and a workout calendar. Each DVD is available on line and sells for $14.95 ($39.95 set) http://cindywhitmarshfitness.com. Everything (including meal plan $19.95 and workout calendar $9.95) is available individually or as complete set.

The three DVDs are:

U.F.I.T. Ultra Burn – Calorie Crushing Cardio and Sculpt & Stretch

U.F.I.T.  Ultra Lean – Upper Body Bliss and Lower Body Blast

U.F.I.T Ultra Tight – Hard Body and 6 Pack Abs

Hand weights are used. Modifications are offered for beginners. One can expect sweat will pour but that’s what it takes to make lasting, noticeable changes.

The workout calendar included in the complete set makes it easy to know which workout to do each day. For the first two weeks, one only has to commit to twenty minutes for six consecutive days.

The meal plan includes a first week jump start, grocery list, advice on supplements, eating on the go and more. Week one switches the body into an accelerated change mode. From there it moves into a plan designed to help anyone stay on track to be fit, maintain lean muscle and live healthier. Three meals and two snacks daily provide approximately 1250 calories each day for woman and 1750 for men. Each meal aims for a ratio of 30% protein, 50% carbohydrates and 20% fat.

About Cindy Whitmarsh: Certified by the American Council on Exercise and National Association of Sports Nutrition, Cindy has worked with San Diego Charger football players, Charger girls, pro beach volleyball players and the anchors of Good Morning San Diego where she is the fitness correspondent. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Corporate & Community Fitness/Nutrition from North Dakota State University. She moved to San Diego from North Dakota in 1994 when she was 40 pounds heavier than she is now. She has maintained that weight loss even after having three children ranging in age from 2 to 13.  Follow her on Facebook, Twitter @CindyWhitmarsh, Instragram and www.CindyWhitmarshFitness.com.

Here is a clip from Cindy Whitmarsh so you can see her style for yourself.

 

In order to win these 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 @CindyWhitmarsh from @BrooklynFitChik”
  3. Subscribe to my You Tube here (let me know if you are already subscribed!) http://www.youtube.com/user/BrooklynFitChick1

I will randomly pick one winner for all three DVDs next Monday, December 30th 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 Vlog Ep 64 with @SkinnyCoco @LeslieWalks @authemmie @onionsaregross 26

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 64

Featuring: Authentically Emmie in Ladies Home Journal, Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil Twitter Bash,

Eye Roast Recipes from The Domestic Man.com and a Leslie Sansone Super-Awesome DVD Giveaways!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How the heck are you all? This past week has been especially busy for me workwise so I have to keep it brief today but get to more Blogging and good times in the days to come. For now I want to get through a bit of news before I announce my first Leslie Sansone giveaways of the month! (You can win two rockin’ DVDs one of which comes with a toning band. Good stuff!)

But first—let me do a little housekeeping and share with you some of my news.

Brooklyn Fit Chick News:

  • My friend Emmie of Authentically Emmie is featured in the December of Ladies Home Journal! That’s right, I know a famous person! Here is a link to her article http://authenticallyemmie.com/2013/11/emily-sandford-ladies-home-journal/. (So proud of this gal…) You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well. Do it!
  • I am going to participate in a twitter chat this Wednesday, December 11th at 9 PM EST with Diets in Review and my new favorite brand of coconut oil–Skinny & Co Coconut Oil. OMG! This stuff is totally amazing! I have been cooking with it for a week now and the taste is sweet but not overwhelming plus it isn’t greasy to deal with. Huzzah!  Be sure to follow us on Wednesday evening at the hashtag #SkinnyCoco (their twitter handle is @SkinnyCoco
  • Below you will find details of my Leslie Sansone “Just Walk” DVD giveaways but in the meantime—can you visit The National Fitness Hall of Fame website and be sure to vote her in! She is a phenomenal instructor and deserves the recognition. You can cast your vote anytime between now and December 15th so stuff the ballot box, people!
  • In the Vlog I mention the eye roast recipe from The Domestic Man.com. If you are looking for a yummy roast recipe— this is a pretty damn good one. LOVE IT! (My apologies to my Vegan peeps.)

Okay—now on to my Vlog which has some serious white trash Christmas light action going on!

 

 

Here are the details of the Leslie Sansone DVDs:

 

Walk and Tone for One Mile, Five Miles or Anything in Between with Leslie Sansone’s New “5 Mega Miles” DVD

Beverly Hills, CA – Leslie Sansone’s newest walking DVD provides a virtual fitness walking library in one DVD. “Leslie Sansone: 5 Mega Miles” comes packed with a resistance band and five different one mile walking and strengthening workouts from which to choose.  There’s over an hour and 20 minutes of exercise options. This new DVD will be available in stores and on Amazon beginning September 3, 2013 for a suggested retail price of $16.98. With the help of America’s #1 Walking Expert, anyone can easily start on the road to a healthier life one step at a time.

The DVD begins with a five-minute warm-up. Mile 1 is a 15-minute classic low impact walk, using the most familiar steps at a comfortable pace. For those who want to step it up, boosted walk options are also available. Mile 2 is the Walk and Tone mile. While the feet keep moving at that same 15-minute mile pace, the toning band is added for upper body strength training. Mile 3 is a 13-minute speed interval mile. Here the pace quickens with more opportunities for gentle jogs, also known as boosted walking. Mile 4’s strength intervals bring back the band. Here it is used for standing sculpting intervals in-between brisk walk segments to help firm the entire body in just 13 minutes. Mile 5 is the Ab Walk. The feet never stop even though the focus moves to the core. A five-minute cool-down includes a moment to acknowledge the 140-pound weight loss of one of the many on-camera participants. During each mile the countdown clock appears at the ten-minute mark letting walkers know how much time is left to that mile.

And today’s second DVD to giveaway!

Leslie Sansone’s New “Walk it Off in 30 Days” DVD Gives You a Workout Plan You Can Live With!

Beverly Hills, CA – In just 30 minutes a day, six days a week, America’s #1 Walking Expert Leslie Sansone can get you on a fitness path that can last a lifetime.  Walking is one of the easiest and most popular ways to get moving and stay in shape.  The new “Leslie Sansone: Walk It Off in 30 Days” DVD provides a 30 minute cardio walk and 30 minute strength training session for a complete fitness plan.  Alternate between the Burn 30 workout and Firm 30 workout six days a week for one month and the results will speak for themselves.  The plan is simple and the moves are easy to follow.  This new DVD is available in stores and on Amazon now for a suggested retail price of $14.98

Walking is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise for reducing disease and improving quality of life.  With Leslie Sansone, you can walk inside your home so weather is never an obstacle.  Every day is perfect for getting healthier and more fit.  In addition, her moves don’t take up much space.  With two complete workouts, both cardio and strength, in one DVD there’s no guesswork.  Both workouts feature a large class setting and allow for the use of weights, if desired.  Each workout includes a warm up and cool down stretch for maximum safety.  The programs are designed to build lean muscle, drive the metabolism up and burn calories in a way that’s fun, supportive and so very do-able.

Here is a clip from “5 Mega Miles” so you can see her style for yourself.

 

In order to win these 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 @LeslieWalks DVD @AnchorBayEnt from @BrooklynFitChik”
  3. Subscribe to my You Tube here (let me know if you are already subscribed!) http://www.youtube.com/user/BrooklynFitChick1

I will randomly pick one winner for both DVDs next Monday, December 16th 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 Vlog: Ep 63 New Weight Watchers DVD Giveaway! Plus Movie & Books Recommendations 22

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 63

Featuring: Latest Book/Movies Reviews, A Christmas Tree

Plus: Weight Watchers DVD Giveaway & Kittens!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Now on to this week’s Vlog & My Groovy Giveaway!!

Last week I took off from midday Wednesday until today (Sunday afternoon) with the intention of taking fitness classes in the city, setting up a whole slew of Blog posts for December and cleaning out my office which is a nightmare of disorganization and mess right now. But alas, my little introverted inner self decided instead I needed to REST and RELAX for a few days and just do a whole lot of nuthin’.

First, I decided to put on my Christmas tree because the guys who sell them across the street from my apartment (really!) set up early this year. What do you think?

Christmas Tree 2013

THEN I made sure to relax with the following bits of entertainment.

Books:

  • Friends who know me well are used to my fascination with true crime and Manson: The Life & Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn did not disappoint but it did give me nightmares so beware!
  • Being a fan of spoofs and oral histories (plus believing that J.D. Salinger is completely overrated as a writer This Would Drive Him Crazy: A Phony Oral History of J.D. Salinger was just the tonic I needed to laugh again. The writer is Tom Ruprecht (Thanks for the recommendation Erin!)
  • After that spoof I bummed myself out again with the excellent 27: the 27 Club which is all about the short lives of Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin and written by Howard Sounes.
  • I finished up with something sad, funny and disturbing August: Osage County by Tracy Letts which I saw on Broadway years ago and am eager to see Meryl Streep put her own touch on the main character who of the crazy mother of all mothers.

As you can see I am in need of some light-hearted books to check out in December so feel free to send me your suggestions. Thanks!

Also this past long weekend I checked out a few movies and here is my quick summary of each:

  • CBGB: If you think it is impossible to make a decent movie about The Ramones—you are correct.
  • Man of Steel: If you think there have been too many Superman movies—you are right. (I love you Amy Adams but Lois Lane you are NOT.)
  • Gravity: If you think that George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are impossibly charismatic and can overcome a weak script based on charm and excellent 3D effects—yup.

Lastly—I am late getting this post up because I played with a pile of kittens today. OMG they were SO CUTE!!!! Here is a picture of one of them with half of this week’s giveaway (and one very sad-looking shoe box.)

Kitten with Video

 

So let’s get to the Vlog now!

 

Now let us get to this week’s giveaway!!!! Here are the details of the Weight Watchers DVDs:

Weight Watchers® Makes it Easy to Get a Workout Right at Home!

Two NEW Workout DVDs Coming to Stores Nationwide in December!

Beverly Hills, CA – Weight Watchers, the world’s leading provider of weight management services, now helps to make home fitness a snap with new workouts for all fitness levels from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Coming to stores, and Amazon, in December are two new DVDs starring Weight Watchers’ fitness spokesperson Jennifer Cohen. These will be the first DVDs sold outside of their centers. Both “Weight Watchers: 15 Minute Boot Camp Series” and “Weight Watchers: Ultimate Belly Series” offer creative, yet easy to follow moves geared to burn calories, strengthen muscles and enhance weight loss efforts whether one is a Weight Watchers member or not. The DVDs will be available beginning December 17, 2013 and will have a suggested retail price of $14.98 each. These DVDs feature three women on camera, each demonstrating moves for beginner, intermediate and advanced exercisers to follow. Each DVD provides menu options for quick, targeted workouts or one complete program.

“Weight Watchers: 15 Minute Boot Camp Series” is finely tuned to help busy people reach their fitness goals. The four 15-minute workout segments target upper body, lower body, core and cardio. Each utilizes compound moves giving the user even more bang for their workout minute. Each segment includes its own warm-up and cool-down. Light hand weights (three to five pounds each) are used for the intermediate and advanced levels.

“Weight Watchers: Ultimate Belly Series” includes three complete abdominal workouts, each with options for each fitness level.  Choose from 10-Minute Ab Toner, 20-Minute Ab Flattening Express, or 30-Minute Standing Tone & Burn. Cohen’s creative exercises work the abs from every angle, front to back and side to side. A strong core isn’t just about flatter abs. It has impact on posture, back health and more.

Jennifer Cohen is a leading fitness authority, TV personality, best-selling author, and entrepreneur known for her signature straight-talking approach to wellness. Jennifer was the featured trainer on The CW’s Shedding for the Wedding, mentoring the contestants’ to lose hundreds of pounds before their big day.  Jennifer appears regularly on NBC’s “Today Show”, “Extra”, “The Doctors” and “Good Morning America”. When not travelling to motivate others, Jennifer spends time training her baby son Dylan at her own fitness studio, Momentum in Santa Monica, California.

In order to win these 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 @weightwatchers DVD @AnchorBayEnt from @BrooklynFitChik”
  3. Subscribe to my You Tube here (let me know if you are already subscribed!) http://www.youtube.com/user/BrooklynFitChick1

I will randomly pick one winner for both DVDs next Monday, December 9th 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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