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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 76: Bike Spring Cleaning, SELF & A Warning for Bloggers, Plus Giveaway of Functional Cross Training 19

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #76

Spring Cleaning for Your Bike, SELF magazine’s “Tutu” Kerfuffle and My Brand-New

 Functional Cross-Training Book Giveaway!

Functional Cross Training

Functional Cross Training

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

It’s the day after my birthday when I post this and no I will NOT tell how many spanks I should have received but let’s just say I remember the 80s–mmmkay?

My mood is a little better this week than last which might be because the temperature is above 40 degrees or maybe I was just in a bit of a funk. Let’s just say I am trying to embrace the new season that is finally arriving and ready to kick some ass again. So let’s get to it, shall we?

Today I want to talk about getting your bike ready for the spring, the “inadvertent” mess-up that is the April issue of SELF magazine and my groovy new book giveaway Functional Cross Training (three copies folks—your odds are good to win!)

  • Terry Bikes/Bicycling Magazine: As the fitness ambassador for Terry Bicycles (their first!) I am happy to forward along my latest Blog post for them which talks about Spring Cleaning for Your Bike. Leah Flickinger from Bicycling magazine gave me the tips and I cannot WAIT to get out on the road again. Be sure to follow Leah on Twitter as well as @BicyclingMag.

Also—you can enter to win a $500 Cycling Wardrobe from Terry Bicycles now until April 16th and you need to do is fill out one easy form, so go for it!

  • SELF magazine had the ‘Worst Week Ever!” Oy vey. Where do I even BEGIN here? In case you have not heard about this debacle (all of the best links are here by the way) SELF magazine asked Monika Allen if they could print a photo of her and her friend running in a race wearing tutus as they story was about running with tutus. Monika is a running coach who raises funds for Girls on The Run of San Diego with her own tutu business Glam Runner. Well it turned into a slam piece where SELF essentially mocked Monika and her friend Tara Baize for wearing tutus while running because, um– they think it is a “lame” trend.

The comment was/is juvenile, myopic and out-of-date with what is actually happening in the running world. “How dare you be different from me? We are SERIOUS about running here!”

Here’s the rub—Monika had brain cancer at the time of the run. She was in the middle of chemotherapy treatments and the photo they used of her in the Los Angeles marathon was the first time she felt healthy enough in about a year to run a full marathon. That’s right, she had a tumor in her head and she ran a marathon. Suck on that haters!

Monika asked the editors to explain their actions. After getting no response from them she did the wise thing and went to her local press. Let me tell you—the word “tutu” took off all over the Twitter and Facebook right afterwards.

Long story short (honestly—the link I sent before will give you a fuller picture) SELF’s editor in chief Lucy Danziger did the right thing by offering a heartfelt apology. (Though it is certainly not worse because Monika had cancer. It’s bad all on its own because it was a mean comment—period.)

I have not done a full post on SELF in several months because frankly, there was not enough content that deserved a full review. What I will do with my April 2014 issue is toss it directly into the recycling bin unread. I will feature SELF again when they prove themselves worthy of the trust of all of the women working hard to get healthy.

 

  • My Functional Cross Training Giveaway: This week I have three copies of Functional Cross Training from Brett Stewart & Jason Werner which is published by Ulysses Press. Whoo hoo! Scroll down below for all of the details on how you can win. (Note—Ulysses Press will send the book directly to each winner and they did not pay for this promotion!)

Now let’s get to this week’s Vlog where I talk all about this plus my warning to Bloggers everywhere when dealing with the media.

 

Whew! Are you ready to hear more about Functional Cross Training? (Three copies are being given away, people!)

The Revolutionary, Routine-Busting Approach to Total-Body Fitness

Introducing Functional Cross Training, a new step-by-step guide that brings together a wide range of cutting-edge techniques, including plyometrics, intense circuit training, weight lifting, and gym-free bodyweight exercises.

Whether your goal is to drop a few pounds, build muscle, increase your running speed, or a little bit of everything, Functional Cross Training offers six progressive programs that will push you to your full potential and get you the body you’ve always wanted.

With 100 unique exercises (plus easy-to-follow photos!), you’ll transform your body and perform like you never thought possible.

“This book is the workout partner that you’ve always wanted,” explains author Brett Stewart. “The only thing that’s between you and achieving your fitness goals is taking the first step and getting started!”

About the Authors

Brett Stewart is a certified personal trainer, a running and triathlon coach, and an endurance athlete who lives in Phoenix, Arizona. An avid multisport athlete, Brett has completed dozens of triathlons, marathons, ultra-marathons, and obstacle races. His books and fitness tips can be found at 7weekstofitness.com. Jason Warner is an ISSA Certified Strength Trainer, fitness and sports enthusiast, ultra-marathoner, triathlete, CrossFitter, and overall Olympic-lifting nut. Jason coauthored Ultimate Jump Rope Workouts and 7 Weeks to 10 Pounds of Muscle. He lives in Victoria, British Columbia, with his wife and three kids.

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 Functional Cross Training @triphx and @ulyssespress from @brooklynfitchik”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

I will pick three winners at random on Monday, April 7th 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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 Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

There is a crispness in the air that says “Hey Honey, how about a little autumn for ya?” Love it! Every year at this time I feel some sadness about summer leaving us all behind and then I remember that Septmeber is one of the raddest months of the year. You can still walk around without a jacket most of the time and yummy foods like pumpkin and acorn squash come into season. What’s not to love about it?

Anyhoo—I have a batch of new magazines to recap today so let us get to it now, shall we?

 

Photograph by Brian O'Hara

Photograph by Brian O’Hara

Bicycling: October 2013

  • “Powered by Plants” As a primal/Paleo eater I know I am the natural enemy of vegans everywhere so wanting to demonstrate that I can listen to the other side and consider what those veggie heads consume every day instead of animal products. Not sold on “fortified breakfast cereals” however.
  • “Go Back in Time” Super-tweedy rides are popping all over the country this time of the year and I for one applaud that. Go you chic bike riders!
  • “While You Were Out Riding, Bike Advocacy Became Cool” “Eight Innovators” who are helping cycling be more safe (and cool.) Yay them!
  • “’Cross Wise” Super cute gear for your next cyclocross race.
  • “10-Minute Bone-Boosting Workout” Really great core moves from exercise physiologist Allison Westfahl.

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

 

Karina Smirnoff photograph by Per Bernal

Karina Smirnoff photograph by Per Bernal

FitnessRX for Women: October 2013

  • Karina Smirnoff: The Dancing With the Stars celeb offers her own diet & fitness routine that makes her look as stunning as she does on the cover of this issue.
  • “Get on Track” IFBB Champions Ashley Kaltwasser and Justine Munro are photographed for the “stadium” workout you can take to the track.
  • “Flat Abs and Shapely, Sexy Legs: Prague Bikini Champion Vladka Krasnova is the model for this workout you can tear out and take to the gym.
  • “Armed for Fall” IFBB Bikini pro Juliana Daniell shows us a high intensity resistance training program meant to define the upper body.

Check out FitnessRX for Women online www.fitnessrxwomen.com

 

Mona Muresan photograph by Tom Corbett

Mona Muresan photograph by Tom Corbett

Muscle & Fitness Hers: September/October 2013

  • “Must-Try Move…Gorgeous Hamstrings” Advice on how to make your hammies look awesome from Nicole Wilkins (IFBB Figure Pro,) Jessie Hilgenberg (IFBB Figure Pro) and Ariella Palumbo (NPC Physique Competitor.)
  • Mona Muresan: The Muscle & Fitness Hers editor in chief not only graces the cover but also is in side this issue with a kick butt workout. Color me happy!
  • “Fit for the Fast Lane” Unbelievably cute gear with pink trim—bring it on!
  • “12 Turbocharged Fat-Fighting Secrets” Three top pros give their best advice for dropping extra pounds in a hurry.
  • “The Ultimate Arm Assault” If you are looking to up your arm routine—try this routine from IFBB Bikini Pro Juliana Daniell. (She is very popular this month!)
  • Coco Austin: Ice-T’s wife is interviewed for her newest venture Peepshow. Gaw—I love Coco!

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online here: www.muscleandfitnessher.com

 

That’s all for me today. Let me know what you are reading this month!

Until next time!

Ox Ox,

BFC

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 Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

We are right in the middle of summer here and I am experiencing magazine doldrums here. Most produce July/August issues so it might be a little light on the review and recap side on my blog for the next couple of weeks. (Oh when do those September issues arrive already?)

Anyhoo—I did find a few that I enjoyed this month so let’s just dive into them today and have some fun, shall we?

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Bicycling: September 2013

  • “Sugar Shock” According to the New York Times food editor Matt Bittman sugar being added to our foods is “the biggest public health challenge facing the developed world.”  Bicycling magazine talks about how the sweet stuff will affect your rides and how to keep an eye on sugar and carbs.
  • “Take a Look” Loved this photo spread here which features cute bicycling fashions.  (Yes, they CAN be cute fashion creators!)
  • “City Guide: New York City” Now you know I have check out the “Brooklyn Ramble” section which featured in this article!
  • “Southern Comforts” Have you ever heard of the “Tour d’Epicure” which takes place in the Blue Ridge Mountains? It sounds totally amazing!
  • “The Basics of Shifting” Honestly, I wish someone would have given me this advice on how to shift into gears properly when I first began to ride!

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

 

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MORE: July/August 2013

  • Charlotte Rampling: One of my biggest style icons talks about dancing in Mary Quant skirts (sigh!) in the 60s and her “not getting married” code of freedom. (LOVE this woman!)
  • “Foods that Age-Proof Your Brain” The things you need to eat and drink every day in order to stay mentally sharp.
  • Melissa McCarthy: Have any of you seen The Heat yet? I need to check it out but loved this interview with the actress in the meantime.
  • “Summer of Self-Discovery” If you are looking for books to dive into this summer—this article had some great ideas!
  • “She Got Rich Doing What?” MORE features incredible women who have made their bones doing everything from creating stylish fanny packs to making theater backdrops. Go Ladies!  

Check out MORE online www.more.com

 

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Muscle & Fitness Hers: July/August 2013

  • “Must-Try Move…Great Glutes” Advice on how to make your backside higher and tighter from Nathalia Melo (IFBB Bikini Pro,) Essence Monet (IFBB Figure Pro) and Bella Falconi (Fitness Model.)
  • Terry Crews: The smoking hot actor from HBO’s The Newsroom talks about his fitness motivators and the secrets to his 24-year marriage. (Does he have a brother?)
  • “Shortcut to Amazing Abs” Excellent moves from IFBB Bikini Pro Talia Terese.
  • “8-Minute Metabolism Booster” Five different moves from Icelandic CrossFit star Annie Thorisdottir.
  • Rutina Wesley: Tara from True Blood is played by an actress with arms I am working my tail off to get. Rutina avoids sugar and junk food when filming her sexy vampire series.

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online here: www.muscleandfitnessher.com

That’s all for me today. Let me know what you are reading this month!

Until next time!

 

Ox ox,

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is your June coming along so far? Me? I have been busier than a one-armed paper hanger but I am determined to get these recaps out to you.  So without further adieu–I bring you my latest batch of favorite reads.

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Bicycling: July 2013

  • “Bring the Heat” Bicycling offers tips to ride outside in this god forsaken heat and perform even better.
  • “Get Hooked” I am not much of a fish person (Salmon? No thank you!)  However—this handy guide might me rethink my ideas on this food group.
  • “Sunscreen” Here we get all sorts of tips on how better use sunscreen while enjoying the great outdoors.
  • “Make Your Own Charity Ride” I know several friends who will refer to this article soon! Great information here.
  • “2013 Guide to Riding Everywhere” My neighborhood is about a thousand times more bike-friendly than when I first moved here which is pretty amazing. The same holds true across the U.S. and Bicycling’s editors find out who is riding out there, what they ride and how to survive the weather all year round.
  • “Revenge of the Nerds” The nerds are taking over the cycling world by using their smarts to outwit their competitors. Read here how Team ViaSat won last year’s Race Across America (RAAM.)
  • “Stunning Rides” The 2013 ‘Best Mountain Bikes” are featured in the July issue.

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

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Fitness RX for Women: June 2013

  • “Flat Abs for Bikini Season” June cover model Juliana Daniell (IFBB Bikini Pro) is featured in this workout/food program from Fitness RX for Women that will help strengthen your core.
  • Tracey Anderson: Gwyneth Paltrow’s BFF and fitness buddy shows off some moves from her own “Tracey Anderson Method.”
  • “Rear View” Top bikini models India Paulino, Nathalia Melo and Nicole Nagarini talk about what they eat and how often they work out to get a shapely backside.
  • “Get a Knee Up on ACL Injury” With proper training you can enjoy high impact sports without injuring your knees.
  • “Summer’s Greatest HIIT for Fat Loss” The secret to a fast calorie burn are High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT.) Word.

Check out Fitness RX for Women online here: www.fitnessrxwomen.com

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Prevention: June 2013

  • “Who’s Happier?” Commuters? Night Owls? Older people? You have to find out by reading this article for yourself. (I did suspect Bronze finishers were happier than Silver medalists before…)
  • “10 Ways to Chill Out” Inexpensive ways to keep cool this summer.
  • “I Lost 45 Pounds and Improved My Golf Game” Busy golf pro Karen Stupples talks about how she lost weight after making a few simple changes to her diet and lifestyle.
  • “The Metabolism Miracle for 40+” Prevention shows how you can keep the extra pounds away over the age of 40 (when most people start to experience a slower metabolism.) Also includes a workout to help build muscle tone.
  • “Her Second Perfect Storm” Honestly—this was my favorite read this month. Linda Greenlaw survived the real life Perfect Storm (the sailing tragedy was made into a movie in 1997) but this tough-as-nails swordfish-boat skipper (the only female in the U.S. to have that honor) found out adopting a teenager would be the hardest challenge of her life. Check out her books here: http://www.lindagreenlawbooks.com/
  • “My Year of Aging Backward” Writer Lauren Kessler decided to take a year of her life and devote it to trying to become younger through exercise and science. The result is her book My Year of Hypnosis, Hormones, Dark Chocolate, and Other Adventures in the World of Anti-Aging which I just might have to get. (Here is Lauren’s web site: http://laurenkessler.com/)

Check out Prevention online www.prevention.com

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 Ep 40: Talking about @BexLife @CavegirlConfections @CanyonRanch & Facing Fears! 8

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog

Episode 40

Featuring: Overcoming Fear, Bex Life, Cavegirl Confections, Happy Feet and Prezi Presentations

 

"Me afraid? Ha!"

“Me afraid? Ha!”

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How are you my lovelies? Good? Glad to hear that. This week I have been busy with getting my presentation all sorted out for my portion of the “Writing the Perfect Pitch” workshop for this year’s Fitbloggin and I must admit—I have the case of the nerves! This isn’t my first time speaking in front of people but it IS my first time using a program called Prezi and I just want to be worthy of sharing the stage with the superb Alexandra Williams and Kymberly Williams-Evans of Fun & Fit.org and the sublime Jamie Walker of Fit Approach. (Biting my nails in anticipation!)

I know it will be a great presentation and I am so excited to get a chance to help my fellow Fit Bloggers get their message out there. So I guess you can call these the “good” kind of nerves to have because it means I care and will give it my all?

However– I am having old feelings returning to my life and I do not think it has anything to do with what could be an immediate “unknown” in my life (presenting at Fitbloggin.). Rather, on a much deeper level I am incredibly anxious about the my uncertainty of my future. Don’t be alarmed—I am not sick or in dire straits (thank goodness!) but the last time I woke up every day feeling the way I do I quit my high powered job, went freelance and started teaching spin classes in my “free time.”

Hang on to your knickers everyone because I feel changes coming my way—big time!

These past few months my life has been twisting and turning in new directions with old stuff falling away and new things trying to make their way in and for some reason I have felt very “stuck.” Do you ever get like that? Like on the one hand you know you need to shake things up in your life in order to get where you need to be but are just so damn afraid of anything “new?” I really need to “unstuck” myself and embrace the wild and wooly aspects of living without fear.

Do you know about Bex of the fabulous Bex Life.com? (Of course you do—she is a goddess!) Anyhoo—Bex recently posted on her site Learn to Fall In Love With Fear and that is the motto I am going to use to get me through the next few months. I am going to learn to embrace uncertainty and anticipate good things coming into my life.

Who is with me? Let’s do this thing together dammit!

Now with that sorted out I wanted to take a moment and congratulate my good friend Marrilee Wilson of Halifax, Nova Scotia for becoming a certified yoga instructor through Moksha Yoga Halifax. (So happy you are finally making it to NYC this week!)

And now for this week’s Blog post:

  • I talk about dealing with fear about the future.
  • My ongoing love for Cavegirl Confections—seriously you people need to try this stuff. (http://www.cavegirlconfections.com/)
  • The “Happy Feet” program that is starting up soon at the Canyon Ranch spa and includes a groovy new item call Sole Engergizers.
  • My latest magazine reviews of Bicycling, Prevention, Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health and Men’s Journal.

That’s it for me this week folks. Talk to you all next week!!

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

My magazine stacks are getting sky high but I am determined to get these out to you people so hang on to your knickers everyone and let’s get to it!

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Bicycling: June 2013

  • “Eat to Ride” Bicycling editors offer tips on how to survive all of those summer rides by fueling properly.
  • “Aprés Ride” French for ‘after’ ride and this page is all full of fun items for guys and gals after a day on the road.
  • “Feed Your Thirst” Foods that are “water-rich” and will help you stay hydrated all day.
  • “City Guide: Washington DC” Oooh, I have had a yen to travel to our nation’s capital lately and this guide made me all kinds of curious about riding there.
  • “Senseless” I feel very strongly about everyone wearing their helmets wherever they ride (even on grass!) but I was not aware of the fact they do not protect you from concussions. Ruh oh! Get on that safer helmet makers!!
  • “Lift Off” Have you heard about biking trips where they take you up a mountain and you basically live the high life the whole time? Anyone want to take me along? I will be a quiet roommate—I promise!
  • “Up to Me” As an instructor I am all about getting my students to climb and strength train on the bike and this article reminds me why I love heading up the hills outside the classroom as well.
  • “The Gold Standard” The eight “Extraordinary Bikes” of the year as chosen by the editors of Bicycling.

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

Muscle and Fitness Hers

Muscle & Fitness Hers: May/June 2013

  • “Must-Try Move… Strong, Beautiful Back” Advice on how to make your back sex-ay and strong from Alicia Harris Ross (IFBB Figure Pro,) Dana Linn Bailey (IFBB Physique Pro) and Jelena Abbou (IFBB Figure Pro.)
  • “Pear-Shaped Peril” Being pear-shaped can be dangerous to your health if you do not watch what you eat. (Check out page 34 for more information.)
  • Yeshaira Robles: Here we get a day-in-the-life of the IFBB Bikini Competitor who has an adorable daughter and a boyfriend with guns the size of watermelons.
  • “The Secret to a Killer Core” IFBB Bikini Pro Jessica Plaxson is the star of the pull-out workout for your abs and back. (She is also on the cover suckas!)
  • “Ridiculously Healthy Burgers” These recipes made me go ‘nom nom’ out loud.
  • “Hello Gorgeous Glutes” You want to raise your booty a little higher? Try out these moves from IFBB Figure Pro Larissa Reis.
  • Drita D-Avanzo: Thank you Muscle & Fitness Magazine Hers for featuring my favorite “Mob Wife” in your publication. She is a shoe-throwing badass and I love her!

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online here: www.muscleandfitnessher.com

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Prevention: May 2013

  • “The Unexpected Face of Depression” Men’s depression can be misdiagnosed as an anger management issue. The signs of depression to look for with the men in your life.
  • “In Her Right Mind” Holy sh*t! This article about a Harvard scientist who came back from an almost completely debilitating stroke. A must read!
  • “New Ways to Beat Osteoperosis” It takes more than calcium to make strong bones—check out this feature to find out what you need to do to stay healthy and strong in your bones.
  • “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Skin Care” Advice on how to keep your skin safe in the summer season.
  • “Your Transformation Challenge” Prevention gives you a 4-week (28-day) plan to get you as healthy as possible with trainer Chris Freytag as their resident expert.
  • “Is This What is Eating You?” The South Beach Diet creator Dr. Arthur Agaston talks about gluten intolerance and the “hidden danger of grains.” (His newest book is called The South Beach Diet: Gluten Solution)
  • “Get Moving, Get Better” When your joints are aching it can be easy to tell yourself to slow down and not work out so hard. However, experts are finding out that your ailing knees could benefit from a tough workout.

Check out Prevention online www.prevention.com

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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What Did We Learn This Month?

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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: www.bicycling.com

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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: www.more.com

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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 www.muscleandfitnesshers.com

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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 intent.com 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 www.prevention.com

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!

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What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Bicycling, MORE, and Prevention

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

The East Coast is gearing up for some kind of a super storm (or just some rain/snow bull sh*t which always makes me crazier) so let’s call this our Pre-Nor Easter magazine extravaganza—yes?

I have a few titles today that will keep you motivated during the winter doldrums so let’s get to it shall we?

Photograph by Chris Hinkle

Photograph by Chris Hinkle

Bicycling: March 2013
“Safety Flair” Who’s gear couldn’t use just a bit more bits of flair, eh? I liked this page of bright-colored safety-type things that made me think spring is around the corner.
“Take it Inside” OOOOH I get jealous reading about indoor cycling tracks. Do you have one near you? Is it as awesome as I think it is?
“Balancing Act” I am a BIG fan of probiotics and so is Bicycling apparently—read all about it here.
• “Winter Warriors” And now for some gear that will inspire me more to get outdoors in the winter.
“Home Remedies” What every cyclist should keep at home to handle common cycling issues.
“The 2013 Reader’s Choice Awards” 5,000 readers answered the annual Bicycling survey and offer their opinions on a variety of topics from favorite pro cyclists (no one names Armstrong in case you are wondering) to whether or not they would cycle naked if they could. (Read it for yourself to find out!)

Check out Bicycling online here: www.bicycling.com

Katie Couric photographed by Peggy Sitora

Katie Couric photographed by Peggy Sitora

More: February 2013
Katie Couric: The star of the new hit talk show Katie admitted to having a pretty easy going life for her first 40 years and then she turned 41. Her husband Jay Monahan died of cancer in 1998 and then a few years later her sister did as well. Her time as the anchor of the CBS Evening News was troublesome and she was becoming more known for dating younger men than her news chops which would be irritating for anyone to deal with. Good interview with Couric and she looks fabulous in the magazine.
“Make Over Your Metabolism” More asked four women their secrets for managing their metabolism ranging in age from 35-53 years old.
“How to be Employable Ten Years from Now” I love this topic and appreciate the advice here for keeping relevant in your career. .
“Cancer: A Huge Leap Forward” There is an “unreported revolution” happening in the world of cancer research and treatments that could be a saving grace for most of us in the future.
“Boredom Busting Workouts” If you are looking to add a little oomph to your workouts—try some of these suggestions including: TRX, CrossFit, Barre Classes and Dahn Yoga.
“The Best Superfoods of 2013” Honestly—some of these foods that are being nominated by a variety of experts I have never heard of but I am willing to now give them a try. (Do any of you know about black garlic?)

Check out MORE online here: www.more.com

Photograph by Jenny Acheson

Photograph by Jenny Acheson

Prevention: February 2013
“4 Foods for a Longer Life” One of them is coffee so I love this list for sure!
“Walk off 10, 20 30+ Pounds” Three different “fat-burning” walks are featured here and will help you lose any extra weight with jarring your joints.
“Happiness is 10 Friends” Studies prove that women with 10 or more friends are much happier than those with five or less. Will you add to my friendship circle?
“A Crazy, Sexy Anniversary” Kris Carr is a ten years survivor of cancer and a New York Times best-selling author (Crazy, Sexy Cancer Tips which I bought for my friend Jude when she was dealing with breast cancer surgeries and recovery.) Kris is also on the cover and gives an inspiring interview to Prevention in this issue.
“Hot Yoga Changed My Life—And Helped Me Drop 30 Pounds!” This is the true story of Johnni Southerland who lives in Evansville, IN and looks amazing. My friend Marrilee loves hot yoga. Have any of you done it. Is it really that cool?
“30 Days to a Healthier Heart” A Prevention special on how to get your ticker into its best shape possible.

Check out Prevention online www.prevention.com

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,
Brooklyn Fit Chick
(BFC)
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