Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Post 29: My @KINDsnacks giveaway plus @bridalguidemag mention & more! 15

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 29 

Featuring: My Inclusion in Bridal Guide magazine (wee!), Marrilee Wilson & Moksha Yoga Halifax, The Dumbest Ad I Have Seen in a Magazine Yet

Plus–My KIND Snacks Giveaway!!

Preview of coming attractions!

Preview of coming attractions!


Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

We are entering my birthday week (March 29th—mark your calendars!) and I am so pleased to offer a super, duper KIND snacks giveaway on my Blog this very week. Yippee! KIND snacks are not only tasty, gluten-free and chock full of healthy ingredients but also make for the perfect treat in between meals and after workouts. In order to win you must first check out my weekly Vlog and then follow the instructions to the letter. So let us get to gettin’ shall we?

Featured on my Vlog this week:

  • The dumbest ad I have seen in a magazine in quite some time (and THAT is saying something!)

Jamie Pressley quote

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Lolo Jones

  •  My KIND Snacks giveaway and what you need to do in order to win. (Good luck!)


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


Here is more information about KIND snacks (from their web site):

The KIND Brand™ philosophy

In 2003, after many years of working on this passion, the team launched KIND, based on two principles: a) the power of AND, and b) holistic kindness.

The Power of AND:

We pride ourselves on creating new paths that avoid false compromises. Instead of “Or” we Say “And.” We choose healthy and tasty, convenient and wholesome, economically sustainable and socially impactful. KIND Fruit and Nut bars achieve this by ensuring that we don’t sacrifice taste to achieve health, or wholesomeness to achieve portability.

Holistic Kindness:

For us “being KIND,” means to “Be KIND to your body, your taste buds, and the world.”® KIND to Your Body and to your taste buds is manifested through the use of all natural wholesome ingredients you can see and pronounce® like whole nuts and real fruit. The KIND social mission is embodied in the KIND Movement, which inspires unexpected KINDINGS – ie, unexpected acts of kindness. Here too, the act of KINDING someone else makes both the recipient of the kindness, and the person doing the KINDING, just a little happier.

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If you are interested the “KIND Snacks” Giveaway (Continental U.S. only please!) you need to do the following:

  • Post a comment on my Blog below and state how you plan to treat yourself with kindness this upcoming week.
  • Tweet out your interest in this giveaway to both: @BrooklynFitChik and @KINDsnacks

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, April 1st at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Playlist featuring Foo Fighters, Lady Gaga, Sublime, Mumford & Sons, The Pussycat Dolls–Really! 19


“Girlfriend” Playlist (The Four-Hills Ride)


My favorite hill/climb in Prospect Park

My favorite hill/climb in Prospect Park

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I am so behind on posting these damn playlists-sorry gang. I am going to try harder. Promise!

Anyhoo—today we have a 50-minute ride with 4 medium-sized hills. Instead of my yapping about where I got the inspiration –why don’t we just get to getting’ instead, shall we?

  • Girlfriend: Matthew Sweet

I love, love, love this damn song so much and it always puts me in a great mood. Makes for the perfect warm-up tune I say.

  • Use It: The New Pornographers

A fun little ditty from a Canadian band I really enjoy.

  • What Doesn’t Kill You (Stronger): Kelly Clarkson

I am not the biggest pop music fan but dammit if this song doesn’t make me want to sing along at the top of my lungs!

  • I Will Wait: Mumford & Sons

Some people are really sick of this band but I think I am finally coming around to them. Go figure!

  • Apparitions: Matthew Good Band

The first climb in this ride and has a nice slow, steady pace.

  • Americano: Lady Gaga

Now for a slight change in mood…(man is she ever skinny in this video!)

  • Doin’ Time: Sublime

The second climb and it has wee bit of ska punk feel to it.

  • 1979: Smashing Pumpkins

Another tune from the 90s I just love and always makes me long for a long, meaningless drive in my old car.

  • Clint Eastwood: Gorillaz

I am not sure if I love the song because of the video. It’s pretty cool, right?

  • Wait a Minute: The Pussycat Dolls

I heard this at the ECA NY convention and for some reason had to buy it off Shazam right away. It’s just too damn catchy!

  • My Hero: Foo Fighters

Apparently Dave Grohl wrote this in honor of Kurt Cobain.

  • Crank it Up: David Guetta & Akon

I liked to do “heavy sprints” to this song.

  • Pets: Porno for Pyros

I love anything to do with Perry Farrell, but this live performance is not my favorite thing in the world. (Sorry but I could not find the original video!) Guessing he just MIGHT be on something funny here but do not quote me on that.


So what do you think of my list? Remember to send me your favorite tunes in the comments below.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

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What Did We Learn This Month? @BicyclingMag @PreventionMag @MoreMag @MandFHers 3

What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Bicycling, MORE, Muscle & Fitness Hers and Prevention

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How are you all doing today? Me? I am just fine thankyouverymuch. The magazine are piling up around my apartment and I need to just get more of these posts up already so today I bring four of my favorite reads of the past few weeks. Hope you enjoy them!

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Bicycling: April 2013

  • “Bicycling 2013 Buyers Guide” What the hell am I doing working on a Blog post when I should be drooling over the pictures of the bikes featured here instead? (I want everything featured and I wish this damn winter weather would go away so I can actually do some cycling.)
  • “Go the Distance” A page of “must have” gadgets and cool essentials to take on your next long ride.
  • “Good Looks” Really cool items that are not all necessarily for cyclists but the bike rack will look in my new home, someday…
  • “Best in Class” Bikes, bikes and more bikes—I am really missing my rides right now!
  • “Sole Mates” Nine really neat looking shoes including  a pair custom-designed from Riivo Tekna and cost a whopping $825 clams!

Check out Bicycling online here:

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More: March 2013

  •  Connie Britton: I love this woman and have been a fan of hers for ages (though I admit I have yet to check out Nashville—is it good?) Connie started her career as a fitness instructor while studying acting in New York which is one of the reasons she looks completely amaze-balls at 46 years-old. She is also a new mom and quite possibly my new imaginary celebrity best friend.
  •  “Revenge of the Handsome Woman” Women who have “handsome” features rather than culturally accepted “pretty” ones tend to age much better and get their “revenge” in the middle-aged  years.
  • “She Keeps Families Together” Great feature on Jessica Dominguez who is a Los Angeles-based lawyer who at one time an undocumented worker and now works to keep deportees form being separated from their children.
  • “The Life-Extending Diet” The things you need to eat to get healthier including Omega 3 fatty acids (unless you already eat enough meat & dairy) and cutting back on sugar.
  • “5 Top Facialists Confess” I love beauty advice and here we get the best tips from best veauty gals in the business. (Drink your water, people!)
  •  Cyndi Lauper: More talked to pop singer a(nd now Broadway composer) Cyndi Lauper who worked with Harvey Fierstein to get Kinky Boots from film to the stage.

Check out MORE online here:

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Muscle & Fitness Hers: March/April 2013

  • “Must-Try Move: Quads” Expert advice to get your quads looking fierce from IFBB Fitness Pro Oksana Grishina, IFBB Figure Pro Candice Lewis and NPC Bikini Ana Delia Iturrondo.
  • Ali Lee: The singer and dancer prefers to keep strong & fit in order to keep some balance in her life and busy career.
  • “9 Serious Skin Smoothers” All kinds of price points are shown here for the best face & body exfoliators on the market.
  • Vida Guerra: A day in the life of the IFBB Bikini Pro who is seeking a show business career in Los Angeles which includes training with an Olympic sprinter and running with a parachute on her back—really!
  • “Get Short-Circuit Sexy” Cover model Erin Stern (a Figure Olympia Pro) shows how doing a series of 20-second moves can get your body strong & sexy.
  • “Whip Yourself Into Shape” If you want to learn about proper rope training (and I did then this is the article to check out!
  • “The Perfect Gluten-Free Day” Here we get a six-meal plan that help you feel full without a gluten in sight.

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online

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Prevention: March 2013

  • “52 Meals That Heal” Lots and lots of “super foods” are featured here including soba noodles, grapefruit and canned salmon.
  • “Why Morning Walks Give You an Edge” I switched to being a morning workout person simply because that worked best with my schedule but there are real advantages to getting out there before the chickens.
  • “Good Night, Sleep Riught” The latest potions and gadgets to help you get more zzz’s.
  • “What Will You Leave Behind?” Mallika Chopra (daughter of Deepak Chopra) is the founder of and she offers her advice for living a life with purpose.
  • “Get a Leg Up on Diabetes” Turns out prediabates is a very treatable condition with coach-led exercise. So instead of saying “Whew—glad I don’t have that disease!” You need to get your butt in gear.
  • “Your Eyes After 40” Prevention talks about the “six common vision problems of midlife—and what to do about them.”

Check out Prevention online

So that is all I have for today folks. Have you read of these magazines this month? What did you think? Let me know!

Until next time!

Ox ox,

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog & Claire Robinson’s “5 Ingredient Fix” Giveaway Plus, SurfSet Fitness, Trader Joe’s Kale & More! 21

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 28


The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 28: Featuring My Appreciation of Friendship, Indoor Surfing Lessons, Butt Shots on Facebook, Trader Joe’s Kale Shortage in NYC & LA

Plus: Food Network’s Claire Robinson 5 Ingredient Fix Cookbook Giveaway!!


5 Ingredient Fix

5 Ingredient Fix

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is everyone today? I am feeling all gooey and sentimental this week and just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate our virtual friendship. I started this blog almost three years ago with absolutely NO idea what I would write about or who on earth would pay attention to my ramblings. It’s taken a little while but I am really starting to get this whole Blog/Vlog groove going and just wanted to say “thank you” to all of you have shown me support and kindness. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Don’t worry—nothing is changing here. I think it is because this is my birthday month (March 29th—mark it on your calendars!) that I am feeling all kinds of sentimental about people that I love and how lucky I am to have friends all over the world because of the wacky Interwebs. Yes, you are my friends and I just want to let you know that you all rock so freaking hard!

Anyhoo—let’s get back to my Blog/Vlog. Today I am once again giving away a cool prize thanks to the good folks at the Florida Department of Citrus (check out the Vlog to see what it is.) Plus I will talk about…

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


Here is some more information about Claire Robinson’s book which I am giving away:

Claire Robinson, the hot new Food Network star of 5 Ingredient Fix and Food Network Challenge, helps people get dinner on the table with little fuss and a few great ingredients.

The quest for simple, affordable, and fresh, mouthwatering food is over. 5 INGREDIENT FIX helps put delicious and sophisticated meals on the table in a snap. With people struggling to simplify, streamline, and budget, the Food Network’s Claire Robinson is here to help. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to be impressive; simplifying the process with fewer ingredients saves time, frustration, and ultimately, money. From breakfast treats like Brioche French Toast with Strawberries and Cream to no-fuss meals like Grown-up Grilled Cheese and Iceberg Wedges with Buttermilk Dressing to a romantic dinner of Grilled Scallops with Saffron Aioli and Green Goddess Rice, all of Robinson’s recipes have five or fewer ingredients. A quick trip to the supermarket for one bag of groceries, and a delicious, restaurant-quality meal can be on the table in no time.

If you are interested this “Just Add OJ” Sponsored Giveaway (Continental U.S. only please!) you need to do the following:

  • Post a comment on my Blog below.
  • Tweet out your interest in this giveaway to both: @BrooklynFitChik and @JustAddOJ
  • Use the hastag #JustAddOJ

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, March 25th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @SELFmagazine March Issue with New Look! 13

What Did We Learn This Month?


 SELF: March 2013

Julianne Hough photograhed by Dewey Nicks

Julianne Hough photograhed by Dewey Nicks

Hi All!

SELF had a big old redesign and relaunch of its brand recently and according to this article from the New York Times they are aiming for the 20-something reader. This filled my heart with dread but I am giving them the benefit of the doubt that it will still be the fun/smart read I look forward to each month.

Here we go…

SELF Cover Star for March:


Julianne Hough

I am not a big watcher of Dancing With the Stars but I do remember the couple of times I have seen it and thinking Julianne Hough seemed sweet. The dancer turned acrtess has a new movie out called Safe Haven (costarring with Josh Dahumel) and was scared about filming her first love scene (and subsequently needed a shot to get through it.) That’s about as risque she gets apparently. (Oh the fun in life she has to look forward to!)

Julianne is a teeny tiny dancer who claims to gain weight pretty easily so she works hard to keep fit (when not enjoying the occasional splurge day with boyfriend Ryan Seacrest.) You can get a look at an exclusive workout trainer Astrid McGuire (@AstridMcGuire) at this link.

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So What Else is in the March SELF?

30-Minutes Workouts

Love this feature with “5 Cool Cardio Workouts” that are each only 30 minutes long and can fit into any busy person’s schedule.

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Box Jumps

SELF has a new page called “Dying to Try It” and this month they talk about how to perform a well-executed box jump. Trainer Ted Borgerding of Ignition APG gym in Cincinnati gives us the info here.


(I love the tights on this model!)

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“Sexy Arms. Yours.” (The punctuation very strange in the magazine…)

Another new page is titles “Trainer to Go” which features exercise physiologist Pete McCall (@FitExpertPete) who shows how to get sexy arms.

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“The Get-Ahead Drug”

SELF goes into a more serious mode here talking about the dangers of the ADD prescription drug Adderall.

The Rest of the Best of the March SELF:

  • “DIY Facials” Why spend a fortune on beauty things when you can make your own lotions and potions with fresh ingredients you already have at home?
  • “High-Top Sneakers” Sparkly, high-top sneakers are all the fashion rage this year darling!
  • “Surviving a Quart-Life Crisis” Did I mention they are skewering younger at SELF? This piece is about surviving life in your mid 20- mid-30s. (But they really mean surviving 25 which I admit was a sucky age but still…)
  • “I Married the Wrong Guy” What does it say about me that my favorite article in this issue was an anonymously-written essay from a woman claiming to regret her marriage? (Don’t answer that!)

Overall Grade:

B I am not sure about the new direction yet but will give them a couple more issues before I decide whether to keep on reviewing SELF each month.

On the plus side–I love the workouts.  The rest of the sections–not so much right now. Next month…

Have you read the March SELF yet? What do you think of the new look?

You can check out SELF online at:
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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 27: “Blitz” Workout from @RbkSportsClubNY & Kenya Moore DVD Giveaway @AcaciaFitness 13

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 27 

The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 27: Featuring My Ancient Apartment, the “Blitz” Workout from Reebok Sports Club/NY,

Actor Stephen Lang (Avatar) and my Latest DVD Giveaway Kenya Moore: Booty Bootcamp

(Real Housewives of Atlanta!)


Kenya Moore

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How are you beautiful people out there? I am fine and dandy and eager to share with you my latest news. So instead of me jawing about it-why don’t we get right to today’s Vlog and BFC giveaway, shall we?

On today’s Vlog I mention:

  • My apartment situation.
  • The “Blitz” class I took at Reebok Sports Club/NY which I incorrectly say is in Columbus Circle rather than near Lincoln Center but I am not changing it now because I already filmed 20 takes and I am sick of hearing myself speak on camera. (Sorry Reebok Sports Club! I will get it right for my article for Fit Bottomed Girl.)
  • Actor Stephen Lang of Avatar fame and his foxiness.
  • My latest giveaway—Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp DVD.

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


Got that? Now here is more information about Kenya Moore’s DVD:


Get the round stallion booty you’ve always wanted!  Three Fat-Blasting, Total-Body Sculpting workouts

SILVER SPRING, Md – From the breakout star of Bravo’s hit show The Real Housewives of Atlanta and former Miss USA comes the secret for looking fit and fine with Kenya Moore: Booty Boot Camp debuting on DVD from award-winning distributor Acacia on March 5, 2013 ($16.99, 78 min.).

A triple threat with beauty, brains and talent, Kenya, alongside instructor Nikki Veal, offers three 20-minute workouts that will sculpt your lower body, shrink your waistline, flatten and define your abs, and, most importantly, lift and firm your backside. Get ready to sweat with these energizing fat-blasting workouts, and you’ll be in red-carpet shape in no time! The DVD also includes a bonus ab-flattening workout.

Kenya adds, “I’ve had a passion for fitness since I was twelve years old while working out to an aerobics television show several times a week. Since then, fitness and staying active have been a huge part of my life. Whether I was competing in Miss USA or trying out for a new acting role, it’s always been important to me to look and feel good and staying red carpet ready. I’m excited to share my fitness plan with the Booty Boot Camp workout so that everyone can be Gone With The Wind Fabulous!”

Since joining this season, Kenya quickly became the newest breakout star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta. The series averages nearly 4 million viewers each week and is a top-rated cable show in its Sunday time slot. Season five marks Kenya’s debut as a cast member and it is also the most-watched season in the show’s history thus far. (Source: Nielsen Media Research, L7 data through 2/03/13.)


A former Miss USA, Kenya’s monikers include actress, author, producer, director, singer, and CEO of her own production company, Moore Vision Media who also produces her Booty Boot Camp video. The popular actress has starred in more than 14 movies, including the blockbuster Waiting to Exhale, and over 20 television shows. She’s the author of Game, Get Some, published in 2007, and her second book, Invisible, will be coming out later this year. Moore also released her hit single, “Gone With The Wind Fabulous” debuting at #30 on the iTunes charts. For more information on Kenya, please visit and follow her on Twitter @KenyaMoore.

If you are interested this giveaway (Continental U.S. only please!) you need to do the following:

  • Post a comment on my Blog below.
  • Tweet out your interest in this giveaway to both: @BrooklynFitChik and @AcaciaFitness

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, March 18th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!

Ox Ox,


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What Did We Learn This Month? @Shape_Magazine with Jennifer Love Hewitt on the Cover! 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

Shape: March 2013

Jennifer Love Hewitt photographed by Don Flood

Jennifer Love Hewitt photographed by Don Flood

Shape Cover Star for March:
Jennifer Love Hewitt and her insane curves are featured on the cover the March issue. In her interview Jennifer addresses the rotten things the media has said about her body over the years (which makes me insane—THIS woman was considered fat? Sheesh!)

Jennifer admits the hyper-focus on her weight made her self-conscious for a while but success is the best revenge of all as they say and she is flying high now with her Lifetime show The Client List.

If you are curious how she stays in shape—check out her routine based on her “Buti” classes from trainer Bizzie Gold (you read that correctly!) Check out her site here: (Link for Bizzie!)

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So what else is inside the March Shape?

“Workout of the Month”
So excited about these workout pages from the March issue! The moves here are from trainer Simone De LaRue whom I have written about for Fit Bottomed Girls a few months ago: (Fit Bottomed Girls link.)

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“Show Stopping Ads”
Shape’s Janet Lee offers great advice on how to get your core in tip top condition from what to eat, to the best workouts to try and finally—the steps to getting more zzz’s in your life.
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“Yoga, Our Way”
If you are looking to add more yoga to your life but were not sure which practice was best for you—well check out page 72 to find out!

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“Triple Play”
Jessica Matthews developed this routine based on using three different cardio machines at the gym that will help you burn more calories in less time.

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“Wacky, But it Works!”
Feel funny about using walking poles while walking outdoors or trying your hand at dribbling a basketball? Well don’t feel silly because these activities will help make your workout even more complete.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Shape:
• “Shop Once, Eat All Week” Shape shows us what you can make with just 20 ingredients on your shopping list. Really yummy recipes from author Melissa Lanz: The Fresh 20: ( link.)
“Love Your Now Body” TLC’s Stacy London (What Not to Wear) is new to the Shape fashion team and I for one could not be more excited! And she is a fellow Brooklynite which makes her extra cool IMHO.
“Coolest Clubs in America” Did your fancy gym make the list?
“Head Off Headaches” I get some real pounders between my eyes sometime so this article will be most helpful.
“Medicine Cabinet: A Checkup” Most helpful guide for what to keep and what to toss from my bathroom cabinets. (Yikes—it was scary in there!)

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Overall Grade:
A! Once again they bring a really useful issue. Good job Shape!

Have you read the March Shape yet? What was your favorite article? Let me know!

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Post 26 with @JustAddOJ Giveaway Claire Robinson Cookbook #JustAddOJ ST 9

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 26

The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 26: Featuring My “Just Add OJ” Ambassadorship
Plus: Food Network’s Claire Robinson 5 Ingredient Fix Cookbook Giveaway!!

5 Ingredient Fix

5 Ingredient Fix

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Hello there! A few weeks ago I wrote a piece for Fit Bottomed Girl & Fit Bottomed Eats about the “Just Add OJ” culinary competition (Link) that took place in New York and featured TV chef Claire Robinson (The Food Network’s 5 Ingredient Fix) and nutritional expert Heidi Skolnik. Well the good folks at the Florida Department of Citrus offered me the opportunity to be an ambassador for their “Just Add OJ” campaign for the month of March and I immediately said “yes!”

So that means I will be posting some yummy recipes you can find at including this one for a Zesty Citrus Dark Milkshake (link) that sounds amazing!

In the spirit of full disclosure I want to tell you that I am being compensated for my ambassadorship but let me state that I do indeed add 100% OJ to some of my favorite recipes and feel very good about this partnership. I will make this clear in all of my upcoming tweets on the topic which will go under the hashtag #JustAddOJ and will be indicated by the letters “ST” (sponsored tweet.) Cool?

On my Vlog today I talk about this sponsorship plus:
• My pal Toni Church of the Running, Living, Loving Blog ( and the video I will post on her site describing what I carry in my gym bags. (Yes, I carry two of them wherever I teach and the video is not as boring as it sounds like it should be.)
• The online course I took at NASM (link) to get my “Weight Loss Specialist” certification. (Online is the way to go, people!)
• My latest giveaway which includes a $20 gift card from Williams-Sonoma, a measuring cup plus a copy of Claire Robinson’s cookbook 5 Ingredient Fix link

Now let’s check out today’s Vlog post! (Hopefully the thumnail photo is not the scary one of me!)

If you are interested this “Just Add OJ” Sponsored Giveaway (Continental U.S. only please!) you need to do the following:
• Post a comment on my Blog below.
• Tweet out your interest in this giveaway to both: @BrooklynFitChik and @JustAddOJ
• Use the hastag #JustAddOJ

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, March 11th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine March Issue with Lucy Liu! 13

What Did We Learn This Month?

Fitness: March 2013

Lucy Liu photographed by Brian Bowen Smith.

Lucy Liu photographed by Brian Bowen Smith.

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

Lucy Liu
How much do I love Lucy Liu? THIS MUCH!! The star of some of my favorite movies ever (Charlie’s Angels & Kill Bill) talks about how she keeps in amazing shape for her 16-hour shoots on Elementary. Turns out she is a big fan of both Pilates and running on her treadmill.

Check out Lucy’s at-home routine here:

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“Burn & Firm”
Are you looking for some CrossFit, people?! Well check out this routine from head trainer Megan May. Me likey!

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“Rev Up Your Reps”
Fitness asked one of my all-time heroes Jackie Mother F***in’ Warner to offer her advice on how to amp up your cardio to make amp up the calorie burn.

Also features some cute t-shirts on the bottom which give me the “I Wants.” (My birthday is March 29th for anyone BFC fans who want to get me a little something…)

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“Wanna Lift”
Something must be happening to me because I am really starting like high heel sneakers. (March 29th folks!)

I like the Nike Dunk Sky High Kicks (second from left.)

I like the Nike Dunk Sky High Kicks (second from left.)

“Ready, Set, Run!”
I love this feature though I am not a runner at all. If you are looking to train for a 5k, 10k or half-marathon—this is the best guide I have seen yet this year.

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“Buddy Up”
Another great workout (are you paying attention Health magazine link here) which features partner-based exercises and brought to us by Astrid McGuire of Barry’s Bootcamp.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:
“Running Saved My Marriage” I loved this personal story about Danielle Murphy of Windermere, Florida who lost over 90 pounds by setting up running goals with her husband.
“Grin and Bare It” Fun beauty story about how to get rid of unwanted body hair.
“Break the Headache Curse” If you have headache issues (as I do from time to time) then check out this feature.
“Souper Stars” Juno DeMelo tried out a whole slew of canned soups to find the healthiest options available on the market.

Overall Grade:
A- My favorite “March” fitness & health magazine I have read so far. Good work Fitness!!

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