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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 85 Venus Williams, Terry Bikes, Fitbloggin & More! 4

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #85

Fitbloggin Updates Including EleVen by Venus & Terry Bikes Giveaway

You can see me wearing this EleVen by Venus top at Fitbloggin!

You can see me wearing this EleVen by Venus top at Fitbloggin!

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

It is less than two weeks away to the annual Fitbloggin convention and I can hardly contain myself—weeee!  I have been in full beauty preparation mode in anticipation for the southern heat & humidity. Hair has been colored and a full keratin treatment was processed this past week. My eyebrows and upper lip are hair-free and I am stocking up on oil-free moisturizers, glopping on sunscreen and am ready to pretend to be scared when we take the Savannah ghost house tour. Bring it on!

I hope to meet as many of you as possible though I want to warn you—I have to leave a bit early (Saturday afternoon) so if you see me—just run over and give me a hug without a second thought.

This week my Blog/Vlog post is super short & sweet in anticipation of Fitbloggin. I will have my usual playlist, reviews and magazine recaps coming up this week as well. So let’s get this week started y’all!

  • Fitbloggin: The annual Fitbloggin takes place this year in Savannah, Georgia from June 26-29th and this year I am leading a discussion—How to Pitch Brands for Ambassadorships & Sponsorships on Saturday, June 28th from 9:30-10:30 am. I know this might be either a bit too early or a conflicting time with another panel—but if you can make it, I would LOVE to see you there. Pencil it in now!

 

  • EleVen by Venus: One of the newer brands I am now an ambassador for is EleVen by Venus which is the creation of tennis superstar Venus Williams. I will talk about what it takes to work for a high-profile label and how you can serve the same capacity for your favorite brand. (Plus, I will be wearing some of their fetching gear which you can check out in the picture above!)

 

  • Terry Bikes Giveaway at Fitbloggin! I will also be talking about how I started working for Terry Bicycles which is one of THE top makers of cycling gear for women. Terry has never had a fitness ambassador before and it  has been such a pleasure for me to raise their awareness throughout the fitness community. Better than that-p-I will be giving away one Butterfly TI Gel Saddle to one lucky participant at the small group discussion. Whether you ride for sport or pleasure this seat will rock your socks off! Check out what it looks like in the video below!

 

 

That’s all I have for this week. Next week I plan to have a new giveaway from another sponsor of mine —MaxFlowSports. Be sure to come back soon ya hear?

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Announcing “EleVen by Venus” Brand Ambassador! Venus Williams!!! 6

EleVen by Venus!

Venus Williams’ Strong & Fit Line

Brand Ambassador Announcement!!!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Can you believe that summer is finally upon us? I for one am just loving the hell out of this hot weather and do not want to even look at my black boots anytime soon (enough wearing layers, too!) Anyhoo, I just wanted to formally announce how super excited I am to partner with the super-amazing EleVen by Venus. Venus Williams is a personal fitness hero and I love how she keeps it fierce both on and off the court.

Last year I was lucky enough to take a spin class with Venus on behalf of Fit Bottomed Girls where she showed off an exclusive collection she created for Flywheel Sports. In the words of her brand team: “We are a fitness line, and a lifestyle brand promoting health, nutrition, motivation, exercise, performance training, healthy recipes – all ways to be fit and reach your goals.”

In the near future I will be able to offer all of my friends and family (and as a reader of mine you count under both!) discounts on upcoming collections plus her best-selling gear. Yay for all of us! So stay tuned for all of the EleVen by Venus news in the future. It is looking so bright here—we gonna have to wear shades, y’all!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 74 with @BKLYNBodyBurn @YumYucky @MaxFlowSports Giveaway! #sweatpink 4

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #74

Daylight Savings Time Survival, Reading About “Network,” Getting My Butt Handed to Me at Brooklyn Body Burn, Yum Yucky & Intermittent Fasting, “Six by Sondheim”

Plus: The MaxFlow Sports Headband Giveaway!!

You can win one of these headbands from MaxFlow Sports!

You can win one of these headbands from MaxFlow Sports!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

So today is Sunday, the day we begin Daylight Savings Time and this past week I wrote a survival guide on Sweat Guru describing my best strategies for fighting the “sleepies” brought on by losing that hour of sleep. Alas, in spite of my best efforts to NOT feel that hour of sleep lost my butt is dragging around today and I am working hard to stay motivated.

But know this—I am HERE for you people today and every day. Pinky swear!

I have a few fun things to chit-chat about this week so let’s not waste any more time and get right to it, shall we?

  • Last night I did go to bed early in order to make up for Daylight Savings Time but made the colossal mistake of starting to read Mad as Hell by Dave Itzkoff. Dave is a reporter for the New York Times and is one of my favorite writers—period. His newest book is all about the making of the film Network which is one of the best films ever made (if not THE best) taking on the sensationalizing of the evening news. I first heard about Mad as Hell on The Fogenest Files podcast (hosted by the amazing Jake Fogelnest.) If you have never seen Network before—do yourself a favor and check it out today! THEN get this amazing book so we can chat about it in the future. Your brain will thank you for it!

 

  • My girl Josie of Yum Yucky recently talked about trying Intermittent Fasting to get through a workout & weight loss plateau. In essence she is breaking down her eating schedule to a few hours during the day to allow her body time to properly digest food and repair itself. I was a little skeptical at first but her results are so amazing that for the next few weeks I will give it a go. Monday-Friday I will eat at 9 am, Noon and 3 pm (Paleo-centric, of course) and over the weekends try to keep it to a 9-hour window (I teach all morning both days and mama needs to fuel up first!) Get back to y’all at the end of the month to let you know how it goes.

 

  • If you have HBO you must see Six by Sondheim which is a documentary about songwriter Stephen Sondheim where they examine his writing process and the creative inspirations for six of his best works including Send in the Clowns and my new theme song—I’m Still Here (Check out the video below by Jarvis Cocker—love!) Not kidding—I cried four times during the film and yes, I am a HUGE sap.

 

MaxFlow Sports Headband Giveaway

For this week’s giveaway I am offering one of two MaxFlow Sports headbands that they sent to me because I am one of their brand ambassadors—yay!

MaxFlow Sports uses a “Cross-Grip” technology so that they actually stay in place the entire time you work out (imagine that?) So while keeping the sweat out of your face they will not slip. Also, they are very comfortable and easy to maintain (machine washable.) The colors I am offering today are solid pink and a black & white print. You will one of them and I will keep the other!

Now, on to this week’s Vlog post (Forgive my sleepy face, please. It’s been a long day.)

 

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 @MaxFlowSports headband from @BrooklynFitChik”
  • 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 17, 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 39 @SweatyBetties @BexLife, Reggie Bush, @BrettHoebel @DosCaminos @OxygenMagazine 15

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 39

Featuring: Fun with Sweaty Betties, The Biggest Loser’s Brett Hoebel, MISSION Endura Cool Gear, Reggie Bush and

Sad News about Oxygen magazine

Sweaty Betties & Social Academy Madison Square Park NYC

Sweaty Betties & Social Academy Madison Square Park NYC

 

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I am back to my regular Blog schedule and happy to be reporting back to all of you. (Woo hoo!) This past week has brought so much unexpected fun that I am not sure where to start. So how about I begin with how my week started, shall I?

This past Monday I woke up to find out via e-mail that Danny J. of The Sweaty Betties (I am an ambassador for them) was not only flying into NYC from Dallas that very afternoon on behalf of The Sweaty Betties business but that she was also planning on staying with me! Yikes! After doing a quick, panicked run around my apartment to make sure it was semi-hospitable for my lovely house guest (this was the first time we met in person) I decided to give up some of my long held phobias about having company over (fearing of judgment is a big deal for me) and embrace the unexpected.

Turns out Danny J. is just about as warm, friendly and fun as a person can possibly be. My cats loved her (which is the BIG test) and I was given the rare privilege to show her how to use the NYC subway system which she took to it right away. Goo Danny!  Follow her on Twitter @SweatyBeitties

While Danny was bopping around New York she brought along with her the tall, gorgeous and immeasurably cool Rebekah Borucki of Bex Life.com who came over and hung out at my place for a spell Tuesday afternoon. (Honestly—Blogging about health & fitness has given me the opportunity to meet the best people in the world!) You can (and really must) follow on Twitter @BexLife.

On Wednesday Danny & Bex set up a get together of women from all over the East Coast (#NextLevelNYC) who have either belonged to the Sweaty Betties in the past or just completed The Social Academy (which I may just have to try out when it starts up again.)

On an unbelievably perfect day we met in Madison Square Park and let me say these are just some of the coolest women I have met in my life (I keep saying that, don’t I?)

Next Level

After a quick yoga/plank competition in the park a group of us had a mighty fine time at Dos Caminos where I sat with a group of Latina women who explained to me the number of names I have mispronounced over the years (I took French—get off my back!)

Outside Dos Caminos

Outside Dos Caminos

(Me with the incredible Danny J. One of us has experience posing effectively on camera. Guess which one?)

Mariette

Madison Square Park #NextLevelNYC

(Me and the lovely Mariette of Namaste Mari with a special photo bomb by Amber of http://exsoycise.com/!)

Now it’s time for me to introduce my Vlog post for this week. Among the highlights:

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

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

Ox Ox,

BFC

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