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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 79: Ladies Home Journal Closes, Boston Marathon “Sneaks,” Fitbloggin 2014, Plus SparkPeople DVD Giveaway! 23

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #79

Ladies Home Journal Closes, Boston Marathon Bib Sneaks, Tips for Your First Barre Class, Fitbloggin’ Sessions

Plus: Spark People DVD Giveaway!!

Enter to win this 2 DVD set from SparkPeople!

Enter to win this 2 DVD set from SparkPeople!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I was out and having me a grand old time last Sunday with my friend’s annual “Mexican Easter” celebration (there was drinking and piñatas involved) so I decided to wait until this week before posting another Vlog/Giveaway. Figured many of you would have spring breaks and whatnot to deal with but here we are and I am back ladies & gentleman!!  So let’s go through my latest news and then get to gettin with a giveaway featuring one of my favorite instructors in the whole world Coach Nicole of SparkPeople who is expecting a baby this July! (Congrats Nicole!)

  • Ladies Home Journal:  Today I was hoping to celebrate being included as an expert for Ladies Home Journal magazine in their May issue (photo below) but instead I must pass along the news that the 130 year-old magazine is folding due to declining ad sales. So sorry to everyone who worked there and hope they all new work very soon. (I have been through a couple of magazine closings and they are brutal!)
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  • Boston Marathon Bib Sneaks UGH! This story makes me blood boil. Apparently people will buy counterfeit race bibs so they can compete in marathons that they did not qualify for which  is crappy enough but these two entitled creeps (Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley and his Blogger Wife Chelsa) decided that even though she did not qualify this year—they would steal someone else’s number in order for the two of them can run the race together. (They missed out finishing together last year due to the bombing.) I can almost think it is romantic and sweet they wanted to be together that day but the fact is—stealing someone else’s number (and it IS stealing) is just plain wrong.

 

  • Tips for Your First Barre Class: On to a happier topic—here is a little piece I wrote for Fit Bottomed Girls asking the experts on what you need to do before trying out your first barre class. It came out pretty nifty I must say!

 

  • FitBloggin’ Speaking Date: I am once again attending the FitBloggin conference that takes place June 26-29 this year in Savannah, Georgia! I will also be heading up a small group discussion on how to pitch brands for ambassadorships and sponsorships. So it is 8-9 am on Saturday morning but rumor has it that Terry Bicycles will have a special giveaway to one lucky participant. (Hmmm—wonder what it will be?) So if you are attending FitBloggin please consider getting up early Saturday and hanging out with me. I’m funny, informed and will have a prize!

 

  • SparkPeople DVD Giveaway: If you want to win TWO workout DVDs to get a head start on summer—check out my giveaway below. There will be one winner of this double DVD set and they will be contacted by Acacia TV directly to get their prize. Acacia is responsible for the DVD mailing and did not pay for this promotion. (Continental United States only, please!)

 

Now let’s get to this week’s Vlog:

 

Here are more details about this week’s SparkPeople Workout DVD Giveaway:

SPARKPEOPLE WORKOUTS (2-DVD Set)

With Coach Nicole

 Value-priced collection of the #1 health and food website’s best-selling workout DVDs;

7 efficient interval workouts to slim down and tone up, plus several tips and bonus workout plans for all levels

SILVER SPRING, Md – Now is the perfect time to try the hit workout DVDs from SparkPeople, America’s #1 diet and weight loss site with more than 15 million members. The value-priced collection SparkPeople Workouts(2-DVD Set) arrives on DVD on May 13, 2014from Acacia, an RLJ Entertainment, Inc. brand. Every month, millions of people visit SparkPeople.com for help reaching their fitness goals. Now you can join SparkPeople’s popular editor-in-chief and trainer Coach Nicole for these two complete, critically-acclaimed programs (28-Day Boot Camp and Total Body Sculpting), featuring seven incredibly efficient interval workouts. Three trainers demonstrate beginner, intermediate, and advanced versions so you can tailor your workout to your fitness level. You’ll burn calories, trim extra inches, build lean muscle, and gain strength and confidence—with Coach Nicole providing inspiration and support ($24.99; Approx. 153 min., plus several bonus features; AcaciaLifestyle.com). The workouts are also available on Acacia TV, the new fitness streaming channel hosted by Coach Nicole at AcaciaLifestyle.com/tv (press access is available upon request).

INCLUDES TWO FULL-LENGTH PROGRAMS:

28-Day Boot Camp: Coach Nicole leads four fat-blasting, calorie-torching workoutswith her trademark enthusiasm and positive energy. With a clickable, user-friendly 28-day calendar, this four-week plan features high-energy cardio intervals and full-body toning exercises to burn more fat in less time. Pick from 12-, 20-, and 30-minute segments to customize your workout every day.

Total-Body Sculpting: Three workouts—a ballet-inspired barre routine, an equipment-free fat blaster, and a heart-pumping dumbbell workout—provide fat-burning cardio and multi-joint strength exercises to get results quickly. Includes interactive workout calendar.

A certified personal trainer and exercise instructor, Nicole Nichols helps people of all skill levels make fitness a fun part of their daily lives. Her online videos have been viewed more than 20 million times, making her one of the most-watched exercise instructors on the web.

BONUS: 2-week workouts plans for beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels; Three tricks to burn more fat and two must-do moves for a better butt; Seated abs exercises and sneaky leg toners you can do at work; Select recipes from The SparkPeople Cookbook; Access to FREE meal plans and SparkPeople’s online workout club!

Street Date:  May 13, 2014                     SRP: $24.99      Equipment needed: light hand weights, a mat, and a chair

DVD 2-Disc Set: 2 programs – Approx. 153 min., plus bonus – UPC 0-54961-2242-9-6

Here is a clip of Coach Nicole in action.

 

If you want to win this giveaway you must do the following (Continental United States only, please!)

  • Post a comment below (on this post) letting me know you are interested.
  • Post a comment on Twitter that says “I want to win @SparkPeople DVDs with @CoachNicole 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, May 5th 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 64 with @SkinnyCoco @LeslieWalks @authemmie @onionsaregross 26

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 64

Featuring: Authentically Emmie in Ladies Home Journal, Skinny & Co. Coconut Oil Twitter Bash,

Eye Roast Recipes from The Domestic Man.com and a Leslie Sansone Super-Awesome DVD Giveaways!

LS 5 Mega Miles 3DLS Walk Off 30 Days 3D

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How the heck are you all? This past week has been especially busy for me workwise so I have to keep it brief today but get to more Blogging and good times in the days to come. For now I want to get through a bit of news before I announce my first Leslie Sansone giveaways of the month! (You can win two rockin’ DVDs one of which comes with a toning band. Good stuff!)

But first—let me do a little housekeeping and share with you some of my news.

Brooklyn Fit Chick News:

  • My friend Emmie of Authentically Emmie is featured in the December of Ladies Home Journal! That’s right, I know a famous person! Here is a link to her article http://authenticallyemmie.com/2013/11/emily-sandford-ladies-home-journal/. (So proud of this gal…) You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest as well. Do it!
  • I am going to participate in a twitter chat this Wednesday, December 11th at 9 PM EST with Diets in Review and my new favorite brand of coconut oil–Skinny & Co Coconut Oil. OMG! This stuff is totally amazing! I have been cooking with it for a week now and the taste is sweet but not overwhelming plus it isn’t greasy to deal with. Huzzah!  Be sure to follow us on Wednesday evening at the hashtag #SkinnyCoco (their twitter handle is @SkinnyCoco
  • Below you will find details of my Leslie Sansone “Just Walk” DVD giveaways but in the meantime—can you visit The National Fitness Hall of Fame website and be sure to vote her in! She is a phenomenal instructor and deserves the recognition. You can cast your vote anytime between now and December 15th so stuff the ballot box, people!
  • In the Vlog I mention the eye roast recipe from The Domestic Man.com. If you are looking for a yummy roast recipe— this is a pretty damn good one. LOVE IT! (My apologies to my Vegan peeps.)

Okay—now on to my Vlog which has some serious white trash Christmas light action going on!

 

 

Here are the details of the Leslie Sansone DVDs:

 

Walk and Tone for One Mile, Five Miles or Anything in Between with Leslie Sansone’s New “5 Mega Miles” DVD

Beverly Hills, CA – Leslie Sansone’s newest walking DVD provides a virtual fitness walking library in one DVD. “Leslie Sansone: 5 Mega Miles” comes packed with a resistance band and five different one mile walking and strengthening workouts from which to choose.  There’s over an hour and 20 minutes of exercise options. This new DVD will be available in stores and on Amazon beginning September 3, 2013 for a suggested retail price of $16.98. With the help of America’s #1 Walking Expert, anyone can easily start on the road to a healthier life one step at a time.

The DVD begins with a five-minute warm-up. Mile 1 is a 15-minute classic low impact walk, using the most familiar steps at a comfortable pace. For those who want to step it up, boosted walk options are also available. Mile 2 is the Walk and Tone mile. While the feet keep moving at that same 15-minute mile pace, the toning band is added for upper body strength training. Mile 3 is a 13-minute speed interval mile. Here the pace quickens with more opportunities for gentle jogs, also known as boosted walking. Mile 4’s strength intervals bring back the band. Here it is used for standing sculpting intervals in-between brisk walk segments to help firm the entire body in just 13 minutes. Mile 5 is the Ab Walk. The feet never stop even though the focus moves to the core. A five-minute cool-down includes a moment to acknowledge the 140-pound weight loss of one of the many on-camera participants. During each mile the countdown clock appears at the ten-minute mark letting walkers know how much time is left to that mile.

And today’s second DVD to giveaway!

Leslie Sansone’s New “Walk it Off in 30 Days” DVD Gives You a Workout Plan You Can Live With!

Beverly Hills, CA – In just 30 minutes a day, six days a week, America’s #1 Walking Expert Leslie Sansone can get you on a fitness path that can last a lifetime.  Walking is one of the easiest and most popular ways to get moving and stay in shape.  The new “Leslie Sansone: Walk It Off in 30 Days” DVD provides a 30 minute cardio walk and 30 minute strength training session for a complete fitness plan.  Alternate between the Burn 30 workout and Firm 30 workout six days a week for one month and the results will speak for themselves.  The plan is simple and the moves are easy to follow.  This new DVD is available in stores and on Amazon now for a suggested retail price of $14.98

Walking is one of the most beneficial forms of exercise for reducing disease and improving quality of life.  With Leslie Sansone, you can walk inside your home so weather is never an obstacle.  Every day is perfect for getting healthier and more fit.  In addition, her moves don’t take up much space.  With two complete workouts, both cardio and strength, in one DVD there’s no guesswork.  Both workouts feature a large class setting and allow for the use of weights, if desired.  Each workout includes a warm up and cool down stretch for maximum safety.  The programs are designed to build lean muscle, drive the metabolism up and burn calories in a way that’s fun, supportive and so very do-able.

Here is a clip from “5 Mega Miles” so you can see her style for yourself.

 

In order to win these DVDs (Continental U.S. only!) you must do the following:

  1. Post a comment below (on this particular blog post).
  2. Tweet out your interest by saying “I want to win @LeslieWalks DVD @AnchorBayEnt from @BrooklynFitChik”
  3. Subscribe to my You Tube here (let me know if you are already subscribed!) http://www.youtube.com/user/BrooklynFitChick1

I will randomly pick one winner for both DVDs next Monday, December 16th 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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