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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog with @JillianMichaels book giveaway! Plus @SELFmagazine @FitnessMagazine @Shape_Magazine 26

The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 24: Featuring My Latest Stack of Magazines to Go Through, My “Lip Threading” Mishap, The Latest Update on my Sexy Coccyx, Plus My Next Groovy Book Giveaway! Jillian Michaels’ SLIM FOR LIFE: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast and Lasting Weight Loss  

Jillian Michales new book

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there! How are you?

Things are good by me but busy, busy, busy on the day today (as I write this post) so I must keep things brief. (Sorry!) But the good news is that not only do I have a fabulous book giveaway (Jillian Michaels’ Slim For Life: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast and Lasting Weight Loss) but I have THREE copies to give away—whoo hoo! So let’s get to the deets.

On today’s Vlog (below) I discuss:

• My most current stack of magazines with some I plan to feature on the Blog soon and the ones I read for fun. (Really!)

• My “lip threading” nightmare and how grotesque my mouth area looks right now.

• The latest news on my coccyx bone bruising.

• The damn book giveaway—so let’s get on with it already, people!

Got that? Now here is some more information about Jillian Michaels’ SLIM FOR LIFE: SLIM FOR LIFE My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss  

Every week, health and wellness expert Jillian Michaels energizes and motivates her millions of fans and followers — via television, her New York Times bestselling books, and her website podcasts — with her invaluable, straight-talk, tell-it-like-it-is guidance on losing weight and getting fit. Now she’s back with the book they have been begging for, SLIM FOR LIFE: My Insider Secrets to Simple, Fast, and Lasting Weight Loss (Harmony Books, on sale February 12).

In SLIM FOR LIFE, Jillian cuts through all the conflicting and complicated information about losing weight. Taking everything she’s learned, she has crafted an easier approach to helping you win your battle with weight so you can slim down for life. She shares her hard-earned secrets made simple — no gimmicks — all strategies and tips on eating, moving, shopping, and living that will transform your body.

Jillian has cracked the weight-loss code, giving you everything you need to personalize the plan and achieve dramatic results. There are calorie-crunching movements that get your burn on, ideas on avoiding self-sabotage, and methods to supercharge your slim. Plus, she offers hundreds of simple ideas and answers to those challenges and situations that might have thrown you off your game in the past. In SLIM FOR LIFE, Jillian reveals her secrets on:

• Optimizing your fat-burning potential

• Handling hunger and cravings, as well as avoiding diet trends that damage your metabolism, making it harder for you to lose

• Cracking the exercise code, because the quality of your workout — more than quantity — holds the key to success

• Inspiration to change course, build support, and cultivate lasting motivation

• Surefire ways to navigate pitfalls presented by those situations you come up against – from “It’s not in my budget” and time constraints to fitting in workouts with kids

• Facts about fasting, and why it is never a good idea

• How to eat, move, work (yes, work) and live in manageable and enjoyable ways that facilitate a slim physique

• How to supplement strategically with easy and tasty slimming foods and substitutions

• Managing stress to help ignite your metabolism

• How to “green your routine,” and remove toxins from your food and home to help you get and stay slim

• Plus, dressing to accentuate your slim, and the beauty products that support your health, not derail it

With savvy tips and actionable advice, Jillian Michaels helps you build a personalized plan that will bring out your inner slim, forever. Her advice is doable, sustainable, fast, and affordable. In SLIM FOR LIFE, Jillian is the advocate you’ve always wanted and the weight-loss coach who helps you taste success by doing what’s manageable for your life, while giving you better results than you imagined possible.

If you are interested winning a copy of Jillian’s new book (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 @JillianMichaels

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

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Registration open for @FitnessMagazine @MoreMag Half-Marathon (Central Park April 14) 0

Hello Half-Marathoners!

The More Magazine/Fitness Magazine 1/2 Marathon Registration Opens Now!

More/Fitness Women's Half Marathon

More/Fitness Women’s Half Marathon

Full deatils are listed here. Good luck all of you wacky runners!

REGISTRATION OPEN FOR MORE MAGAZINE/FITNESS MAGAZINE WOMEN’S HALF-MARATHON Over 10,000 Women Expected for 10th Anniversary Race in Central Park on April 14th

NEW YORK, N.Y., (January 24, 2012) – More and FITNESS magazines announced today that registration is open for the 2013 More Magazine/Fitness Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon, celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the event.

The 13.1-mile race is open to women runners and walkers of all ages. Registration is accepted online at enhance the race-day experience for all, the size of the event will be capped, so participants are encouraged to register early.

“This race started ten years ago with just over 2,000 runners and is now the largest women’s-only half-marathon in the country,” says More Editor-in-Chief, Lesley Jane Seymour.  “This race has become the destination for women from all over the country—first time runners, elite athletes, women who have overcome an illness—to come together to challenge themselves to reach new goals—and cross that finish line!”

More and FITNESS are co-hosting the event with the New York Road Runners and are expecting more than 15,000 runners and spectators in New York’s Central Park on April 14, 2013. Athleta and Skechers are the presenting sponsors, Duane Reade, Oakley and Tonalin are the official product sponsors, Hole in the Wall Gang is the charitable partner, CARE is the Expo sponsor and The Better Show is the official media partner.

“Every year, women from all over the U.S. and the world flock to this race for a fun, empowering run,” says Fitness Editor-in Chief, Betty Wong. “I look forward to sharing the course with these fit and fierce females and having a blast celebrating our tenth anniversary!”

The event weekend will kick off on April 12th and April 13th with a two-day Health & Wellness Expo at the Metropolitan Pavilion (125 West 18th Street between 6th and 7th),  where women can participate in various health-oriented activities, pick up their runners’ bags and bibs and meet magazine editors and running experts. The Expo is free to the public and will feature health screenings, fitness seminars, food and product sampling, shopping, sweepstakes and more. On race day, supporters and spectators are welcome to visit the Sponsor Pavilion to enjoy live music, complimentary samples and sweepstakes.

“The incredible partnership with More magazine and FITNESS magazine is one that we are very thankful for and continually inspired by,” says Mary Wittenberg, President and CEO of New York Road Runners. “Together we have been able to motivate hundreds of thousands of women to run, move and make a meaningful commitment to their health and well-being. We are thrilled to celebrate the tenth running of this extraordinary event and look forward to seeing the excitement of these women as they cross both the start and finish lines in April.”

More and FITNESS also invite all half-marathon participants to raise money for Hole in the Wall Gang, a non-profit, residential summer camp and year-round center serving children and their families coping with cancer and other serious illnesses and conditions. Women will be given the option to make a donation when registering for the event. Registrants can also opt to run on behalf of Team Hole in The Wall to raise money directly for the charity.

Registrants can also donate to CARE, a leading humanitarian organization that empowers women around the world to help end global poverty.

For more race details, free training guides and registration information, please visit:

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine Feb Issue with Top Workout DVDs #fitblog #FitFluential 6

What Did We Learn This Month?


 Fitness: February 2013

Model Annalaina Marks photographed by Terry Doyle

Model Annalaina Marks photographed by Terry Doyle


What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Power Play”

Ooh, I loved these moves that (in my mind) imitate swooshing down the slopes of Chamonix! (A big dream of mine though I admittedly do not know how to ski.) This comes from trainer Stephanie Levinson who created the “Aspen Ascent” class at the Sports Club/LA in New York.

Now I want to hang out in a lodge and sip whiskey, dammit!

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“10 Hottest Workout DVDs”

Fitness compiled a list of their favorite workout DVDs and I have to say that now I need to add a bunch to my collection. Here is the list:

  1. Denise Austin: Shrink Belly Fat
  2.  Pure Barre: Pre Barre Mile High 2
  3. Ellen Barrett: Live Grace & Gusto
  4. Kristin McGee: S3 Strong, Sexy, Svelte
  5. Spark People: Total Body Conditioning
  6. Amy Bento Ross: Kettlebell Power
  7. Jeanette Jenkins: Cardio Kickboxing
  8. Dance Off the Inches: Latin Dance Party
  9. Amy Dixon: Breathless Body Volume 2: The Edge
  10. Jillian Michaels: Body Revolution

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“Dressed to Chill”

Tonight in Brooklyn (as I am drunkenly typing this post) it is fah-reezing and I cannot imagine wearing anything but flannel pajamas in the near future. BUT, this page has some super-cute “get warm” items that give me the “I Wants.”

(Roxy Coral Socks on top--damn cute!)

(Roxy Coral Socks on top–damn cute!)

“Reboot Your Running”

Believe it or not, winter is the perfect time to get your running game reworked and sorted out. Follow this plan by Brad Hudson, co-author of Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon.

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“The Eye-Opening Truth About: Protein”

I am a big believer in a high protein food plan (I do NOT call it a diet) but read this feature first before considering making any changes in your own menu.

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“Sculpt Sexy Arms”

Brynn Jinnett of the Refine Method studio in New York City developed these moves that will make your arms look even more beautiful than they already are!

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Keep on Ticking” Heart disease is responsible for the deaths of 1 in 3 women in the U.S. so please read this article and take better care of your ticker. Please.
  • “ReVealeD: Secrets to Perfect Skin” I love me my beauty stories and my skin is a new obsession because I am getting creaky and old. Liked this article very much!
  • “In the Bag” If you are in the market for a new gym bag—check out page 61 of this issue.
  • “The Perfect Match” Laura Dave writes about discovering her love of Pilates after trying out so many other workouts. Keep at it until you find yours!

Overall Grade:

A- Loved the workout pages and will bust my budget on workout DVDs now.

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Post #20: The “almost tipped the camera over episode” with @Fitmapped @WomensHealthMag @STOTT_PILATES 6

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 20

Fitmapped comes to NY & LA, Women’s Health magazine search for  “The Next Fitness Star” & 

My Giveaway of Stott Pilates: Basic Pilates Volume 2 DVD

Stott Pilates Beginners

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Hi all! How are you? Today I am full of viv & vigor as I get out today’s post for your viewing/reading pleasure. I have my latest Vlog post (where I almost knock the damn iPad off the shelf!) plus details of my newest giveaway. Today I am giving away one copy of Stott Pilates: Basic Pilates Volume 2 that one lucky person can win today.

Anyhoo—today I am presenting episode 20 of my Vlog where I talk about the following things:
Fitmapped: I am a brand-new ambassador for this app which is pretty damn cool. This is a free iPhone app where you can check out the best gyms & studios in NYC and Los Angeles (for now—they are expanding quickly to other markets in the U.S.) If you want to learn how to win a whole box of KIND bars while using Fitmapped—check out the details here:

Women’s Health: One of my favorite healthy lifestyle magazines is looking for the next fit superstar, in fact the contest is called “The Next Fitness Star.”  OMG! You guys have to try out for this!!
My latest Pilates DVD giveaway—Stott Pilates: Basic Pilates Volume 2. Stott Pilates is the premier brand of Merrithew Health & Fitness and has been a leader in Pilates for over 25 years now. They have a special “Mindful Movement” event in New York coming up which you can check out at this link:

So please take a moment to check out my Vlog now:

Here is more information about the DVD I am giving away:

STOTT PILATES: Basic Pilates Volume 2,” is a follow-up to the best-selling Volume 1 addition and is led by Moira Merrithew. The workout is great for beginners and outlines the Five Basic Principles of STOTT PILATES, clearly demonstrating the Merrithews’ contemporary approach to Pilates. This 30-minute routine includes classic moves as well as unique twists like the “Hundred”, done from a kneeling position. Requiring only a mat, the DVD invigorates and energizes while improving one’s muscle tone, strength and flexibility.

Here is a clip from You Tube so you can get an idea about the visual look of Stott Pilates videos:

If you are interested in getting a copy of this DVD (Continental U.S. only please!) you need to do the following three things:
• Post a comment on my Blog below.
• Sign up for my You Tube channel (if you have not done so already!)  • Tweet out your interest in this giveaway to both @BrooklynFitChik and @STOTT_PILATES

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, January 28th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!
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