Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 104: With @HilaryDuff @TriaBeauty @LeslieWalks Nameste Mari Workout!

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #104

Hilary Duff Fans Rule!

Tria Hair Removal System Tryout

A Kick-Ass Metabolic Workout from Namaste Mari

Plus: Leslie Sansone “Walk off the Fat Fast” DVD Giveaway

Enter to win this DVD!

Enter to win this DVD!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is everyone? I have been terribly busy lately and did not have the proper amount of time to get to my Vlog postings so please accept my apologies for slacking in that area. As I said a couple of weeks ago, life has a way of interrupting our best laid plans. Between work, the Blog, the podcast and then dealing with healthcare (insurance) issues I have not had the downtime to focus on giveaways and newsy things I wish to discuss—but today I am back! I have a few news and notes and then we will get right into this week’s giveaway.

So away we go….

  • Hilary Duff Fans: Up on my Blog right now I have a review of the December Health magazine with Hilary Duff and in it I described a (sort of) meeting I had with the Duffster when she was a teen queen. Well her fans have done me a solid and have been retweeting it like pros. Thanks to all of you Duff fans my numbers went through the roof. Thanks gang! You truly are SUPER fans!
  • Tria Hair Removal System: This past October I met with some of the folks from Tria who had some nifty at-home laser treatments for hair removal. I have spent an embarrassing amount of money on threading treatments and waxes which left my skin red, ruddy and did not seem to help the issue. So guess how excited I was when they picked ME to try out the Tria Hair Removal Laser Precision system on my own. Wee! I have been using it for a few weeks now and I will give a proper review next month but so far I am really impressed it.
  • My Girl Namaste Mari: One of my favorite people in the world is Mari from Nameste Mari and each Wednesday she gives you a kick ass workout. This week’s really made me sweat so I asked if she would let me post it here and she said yes! Check out this video which includes an appearance by none other than her adorable cat Zen (I love that boy.)

  • Leslie Sansone Walk Off Fat Fast: If you are looking for a low impact workout that will help get your heartrate up and shape those muscles then you need try out Leslie Sansone and her Walk at Home fitness program. This week’s giveaway is one copy of her DVD Walk Off Fat Fast and is available to one lucky winner in Continental U.S. (Check out a clip here!)

Now on to this week’s Vlog and giveaway details!


More Information about the Leslie Sansone Walk Off Fat Fast DVD giveaway:

Leslie Sansone’s Newest DVD,


Offers 20, 30 and 40 Minutes Walks!

Beverly Hills, CA – Got 20, 30 or 40 minutes to invest in your health and happiness?  Follow Leslie Sansone’s easy steps and the fat burning pace in her newest DVD,  “Just Walk: Walk Off Fat Fast”. America’s #1 Walking Expert has created three new, unique fat burning, mood-lifting walks that fit any schedule. This DVD will be available in stores and on Amazon beginning December 2, 2014 for a suggested retail price of $14.98.

The three walks get progressively more challenging making them perfect for beginners while still offering a challenge for more seasoned walkers.  The first walk is The 20 Minute Easy Burn. Classic moves like side steps and taps, and the comfortable pace, make for a solid starting point. The 30 Minute “Big Burn” engages a few more muscles and a slightly quicker, but certainly manageable, pace. The 40 Minute Super Burn includes more upper and lower body toning while maintaining a brisk, fat burning pace. In all three walks Sansone is joined by a lively group ranging from a new mom to a gorgeous 80-year old woman. All three programs are designed to leave walkers energized vs. exhausted.

For 25 years, Leslie Sansone has taught people of all ages how to get fit, stay fit and feel better about life. She has 70 million walk fans, and counting. What started as a few classes in her fitness center, has grown into the #1 walking program in the world, having sold over 15 million DVD’s to date.

About Leslie Sansone

Leslie Sansone is a nationally recognized fitness expert, and creator of the Walk at Home program. She believes that our bodies were made to move and we can walk our way to health and wellness. She contributes her time, her expertise, and financial support to health organizations including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetic Association, and MDA. She served on the Leadership Council for IDEA and holds eight certifications including the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine and Cooper Institute: Group Exercise Leader. Sansone was chosen to be one of three keynote speakers for the 2008 American College of Sports Medicine National Fitness and Health Summit. This year she was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame.

{Just a note—Anchor Bay Entertainment is not sponsoring this post and will ship the Leslie Sansone DVD directly to the winner. This giveaway is only available in the Continental United States.}

If you want to win the Leslie Sansone DVD featured in the Vlog above you must 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 the @LeslieWalks DVD by @anchorbayent 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 on Monday, December 22, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @Goodhealth Health Magazine with Hilary Duff!


What Did We Learn This Month?


December 2014

Hilary Duff photographed by Cliff Watts

Hilary Duff photographed by Cliff Watts

Health Cover Star for December:

So have I ever told you guys about my Hilary Duff story? Ten years ago I was working for a teen magazine that is sadly no longer with us (RIP YM!) and once we had the teen queen on our cover.

Hillary was promoting her first album and had a big time CD signing at Virgin Records store in Times Square to celebrate. (Oy, that sentence seems so antiquated now!) Anyhoo– my colleague and I took a stack of magazines over with her smiling face on the cover to see if we could possibly get them autographed for the staff at YM.

I suppose we should have known better than to think we could just show up and say “Hi, we work at a magazine. Can we meet Hillary?” In fact—her security team kept us quite a bit away from the Duffster as she was being greeted by thousands of screaming fans (more than a few crying at the very sight of their teen idol.)

When we were finally able to get a close up look at the star we were told the line was closed and that Hilary had to leave right away. Let’s just say a few young fans were rather heartbroken and the energy changed from super exciting to rather stale and depressing in no time.

The one cool thing that happened though was that a NYC cop yelled out he was a big fan and Hilary leapt over to pose for a few photos with him for the fans who could not get an autograph which I thought was rather sweet.

I will also say my friend and I were worried about the teen star as that up close you could see how tired she was and terribly thin as well. Like scary skinny.

So it makes me so happy to see her now as a fully functioning adult (a mom nonetheless!) looking so happy and healthy inside the magazine.

Anyhoo—Hilary has a new show coming out in January called Younger and it is being produced by Darren Star who only created Sex & the City, people!

So yay Hilary!

Now, what else is inside the December Health?

“Sweat When You’re Sick”

If there is one question I get this time of year as an instructor it’s “hey—can I workout with a cold?” Well I will tell them all to check out the new Health magazine and find out for themselves. You can see it here, however!

Sweat When you Are Sick 001

Health Holiday Gift Guide

Of all of their holiday picks for this season I like this page the most. (And I need to get that trigger point foam roller!)

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“I Want Killer Legs”

Yoga diva Kristin McGee shows us why she has some seriously nice gams.

Killer Legs 001

15 Minutes to a Better Body

Tracy Anderson, official FOG (Friend of Gwyneth), demonstrates some neat core moves you can do just about anywhere when you only have 15 minutes to fit in a workout.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “Your Breathing: A User’s Manual” I have about every single nasal issue you can imagine so I appreciated this article which talks about all sorts of breathing issues.
  • “Thinner by Dinner!” I am a little obsessed with body shapers and some of the brands featured here look good and are affordable. (Win/win)
  • “Too Many Scans?” Know what to ask your doctor the next time you are scheduled for a CT scan.

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Overall Grade:

B + I liked the gift guide very much and the health features but the workouts were lacking for me. See you next month Health!

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