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What Did We Learn This Month? @MensHealthMag @MensFitness @MensJournal 6

What Are the “Men’s” Teaching Us This Month?

Recaps of Men’s Fitness, Men’s Health and Men’s Journal

Hi Gang!

It’s been ages since I devoted this space to just the “Men’s” titles so why the hell not break it out again today? If you are ready—I am ready.

Let’s get to this thing!

Hugh Jackman photographed by Ben Watts

Hugh Jackman photographed by Ben Watts

Men’s Fitness: June 2013

  •  Hugh Jackman: Wolverine!! The buff actor follows the “8-Hour Diet” plan which means he eats up to 6000 calories per day in an 8-hour window of time and works out like a madman to get into A-Lister shape.  Honestly—is there anyone more charming than Hugh Jackman? No. Such. Thing.
  • “10 Diets We Won’t Be Trying This Summer” I love how snarky the “men’s” magazines can be and this page made me crack up. For example, about “The Air Diet” –Perfect for guys who love cooking but hate the annoying eating part that inevitably follows… Well done Men’s Fitness!
  • “Fitlandia” Portland, Oregon is declared by Men’s Fitness as the “Fittest City” for men. See how your city ranked here.  (El Paso, TX is the fattest by the way.)
  • “7 Ultimate Guy Getaways” Ideas for dudes who want to take the average week off and make it the experience of a lifetime.
  • “The Fascia and the Furious” If you own a foam roller (and if not, why the hell not?) then you know how important it is to keep your fascia (the tight band around the outside of your legs) in top shape.
  • “6 Week Slimdown” A workout you can take to the outdoors to get in the best shape of your life.
  • “The Wolverine Workout” Hugh Jackman’s trainer David Kingsbury offers his classic strength-building workout. Wolverine!!!!

You can check out Men’s Fitness: www.mensfitness.com

Chris Pine photographed by Ture Lillegraven

Chris Pine photographed by Ture Lillegraven

Men’s Health: June 2013

  • Chris Pine: Kirk!  Chris Pine has survived tough reviews of his work (being called a “chia pet” by one critic for his work in Princess Diaries 2—ouch!) and he is now a hot, in-demand actor who happens to play one of the most famous Captains in history. You can try out his personal workout which is featured in the magazine. (FYI-I would probably have sex with him if he was obliging.)
  • Ed Helms: One of my favorite comedic actors is also a bluegrass musician (who knew?) and is about to embark on a whole new stage of his life after The Office and The Hangover.
  • “Her Sex Lies Exposed” Three women were asked questions while hooked to a polygraph (which are total nonsense by the way) and asked how they really feel about sex and stuff.
  • “Bar Exam” The latest health bars are rated here for best snacking potential that is also healthy.
  • “How to do Everything Better” Men’s Health talks about how to do a whole bunch of things “better” including waging a water balloon wars and getting critters out of your home.
  • “Be a Pop Star” Awwww, here we get advice on men can bet better father’s to their children based on the age and development level of the child.
  • “Win the War in Your Gut” Having fought the “gut” battle in the past—I can personally attest to how important it is to pay attention to the good& bacteria in your belly.

Check out Men’s Health online: www.MensHealth.com

Keith Richards photographed by Peter Lindbergh

Keith Richards photographed by Peter Lindbergh

Men’s Journal: July 2013

  • Keith Richards: True story—once when I was teenager my mother called me into the living room yelling “you need to see this!” Turns out Keith Richards was being interviewed on television and she could not understand “how the dead can talk.” Well Keith is STILL alive and kicking thankyouverymuchmom and he is rather sanguine about getting older and still rockin’.
  • “Attack on Everest” Holy sh*t! Sherpas are starting to attack climbers on Mount Everest. The topic of overcrowding in the famous mountain is explored here.
  • “How to Blow $100 on Fireworks” This is NOT an article you would find in a woman’s magazine!
  • “The Complex Truth About Low Testosterone” Hormone replacement is being talked about with greater frequency in the media as a wonder cure—but there still isn’t any consensus on who actually needs to use it and when.
  • “Paleo Converts” More and more distance athletes are trying out the Paleo meal plan to gain an edge in competitions. But do they actually work?
  • “50 Great American Places” Looking for vacation ideas? Try one of these groovy spots you can find in the good old U.S.A.

Check out Men’s Journal online www.MensJournal.com

 

 

That’s all she wrote for today folks. Be sure to check back for more recaps soon.

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 30: “The Shining,” “Room 237” and “Ballet Body” @AcaciaFitness @LeahSarago 23

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 30

 

Featuring: The film “Room 237”, My Next Magazine Reviews

Plus—the Ballet Body DVD Giveaway!

(This DVD Rules!)

(This DVD Rules!)

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Thank you all so much for my birthday wishes from last week—it made me feel very special! My big brother came out spend the day with me and I have been basically eating out every meal since this past Friday so I will be on strict “Paleo” mode this week to get back into fighting shape. Anyhoo—I have a real shirt & sweet Vlog today talking about the cool documentary I saw on my birthday plus my next giveaway which just happen to be a workout DVD from the “Ballet Body” series. (In fact, two giveaways but you need to see the video to know what I am talking about!) So enough of my yapping and let’s get to it, shall we?

Featured on my Vlog this week:

  • On my birthday I decided to see a movie about a movie–Room 237 which is a documentary about The Shining. You may not know this about me but I am a huge Stephen King fan and love both the film and the novel it is based upon very much. But I had NO idea how much other people thought about this movie or what different things in it symbolize—you have to see it to believe it for yourself! I give it a “thumbs up” and say that you should rent on In Demand right away.
  • My next reviews (too many magazines are in my life people!) including SELF, Health, Women’s Health, Shape, Men’s Health, Oxygen, Men’s Fitness and on and on and on…
  •  My Ballet Body workout DVD giveaway featuring the amazing Leah Sarago.

 

Here is more information the “Ballet Body” DVDs:

BALLET BODY™:

UPPER BODY WORKOUT, LOWER BODY WORKOUT, and CORE WORKOUT with Leah Sarago

SILVER SPRING, Md – As ballet-inspired workouts continue to gain popularity, Acacia is excited to expand the distribution for one of the most popular workouts, the Ballet Body™ series from Leah Sarago. Exercisers can lose inches while building lean muscles with movements inspired by ballet, dance, Pilates, and yoga. Ballet Body™: Upper Body Workout, Ballet Body™: Lower Body Workout and Ballet Body™: Core Workout will be released on DVD from Acacia on April 2, 2013 ($16.99 each, AcaciaLifestyle.com). Designed by certified strength and conditioning specialist Leah Sarago, these workouts provide a long and lean physique by integrating traditional body-weight resistance exercises with muscle-elongating techniques. Suitable for all fitness levels, these workouts draw on isometrics, the stretch-reflex principle, and eccentric muscle-contraction training for optimal results. Each workout is sold separately as a DVD single, so exercisers can choose which section of their body they want to focus on or purchase all three to get a defined upper body, sculpted lower body, and defined abs.

CORE WORKOUT — Flatten your midsection and develop core strength with this dynamic, Pilates-inspired workout. You’ll start with standing balance exercises and movement sequences before progressing into variations on side planks and mat work. Complete the routine with exercises to support the spine and back, along with deep stretches for flexibility. If you want strong abs and a bikini-ready belly, this incredible core workout is for you! Approx. 45 min.

UPPER BODYStrengthen, sculpt, and define your upper body with this dynamic, results-oriented workout. Start with mat exercises for the arms and core, then grab a pair of light hand weights for some dance-inspired movements. You’ll improve your muscle definition, posture, and strength without getting big or bulky. It’s the ultimate workout for a sculpted, sleek, and graceful upper body. Approx. 46 min.

LOWER BODY — Get the dancer’s legs you’ve always wanted with this calorie-torching barre workout. The muscle-sculpting moves lengthen the thighs, lift the backside, and sculpt the backs of the legs for sleek definition and a slim figure. After the workout, relax into a 13-minute yoga- and dance-centered stretch. Approx. 54 min.

Leah Sarago is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist® with a BS in Exercise Science and Dance. She has starred in several top-selling fitness DVDs, trained NFL athletes, and travels the country leading workshops and trainings featuring her Ballet Body™ techniques. Leah previously self-distributed the Ballet Body DVDs in 2012.

 

If you are interested in winning either the “Lower Body” or “Core” DVD (Continental U.S. only please!) you need to do the following:

  • Post a comment on my Blog below (very important!)
  • Plus–Tweet out your interest in this giveaway to: @BrooklynFitChik, @AcaciaFitness and @LeahSarago

I will randomly pick one winner for each DVD mentioned in the Vlog next Monday, April 8th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!

Ox Ox,

BFC

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog & Claire Robinson’s “5 Ingredient Fix” Giveaway Plus, SurfSet Fitness, Trader Joe’s Kale & More! 21

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 28

 

The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 28: Featuring My Appreciation of Friendship, Indoor Surfing Lessons, Butt Shots on Facebook, Trader Joe’s Kale Shortage in NYC & LA

Plus: Food Network’s Claire Robinson 5 Ingredient Fix Cookbook Giveaway!!

 

5 Ingredient Fix

5 Ingredient Fix

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is everyone today? I am feeling all gooey and sentimental this week and just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciate our virtual friendship. I started this blog almost three years ago with absolutely NO idea what I would write about or who on earth would pay attention to my ramblings. It’s taken a little while but I am really starting to get this whole Blog/Vlog groove going and just wanted to say “thank you” to all of you have shown me support and kindness. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Don’t worry—nothing is changing here. I think it is because this is my birthday month (March 29th—mark it on your calendars!) that I am feeling all kinds of sentimental about people that I love and how lucky I am to have friends all over the world because of the wacky Interwebs. Yes, you are my friends and I just want to let you know that you all rock so freaking hard!

Anyhoo—let’s get back to my Blog/Vlog. Today I am once again giving away a cool prize thanks to the good folks at the Florida Department of Citrus (check out the Vlog to see what it is.) Plus I will talk about…

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

 

Here is some more information about Claire Robinson’s book which I am giving away:

Claire Robinson, the hot new Food Network star of 5 Ingredient Fix and Food Network Challenge, helps people get dinner on the table with little fuss and a few great ingredients.

The quest for simple, affordable, and fresh, mouthwatering food is over. 5 INGREDIENT FIX helps put delicious and sophisticated meals on the table in a snap. With people struggling to simplify, streamline, and budget, the Food Network’s Claire Robinson is here to help. Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated to be impressive; simplifying the process with fewer ingredients saves time, frustration, and ultimately, money. From breakfast treats like Brioche French Toast with Strawberries and Cream to no-fuss meals like Grown-up Grilled Cheese and Iceberg Wedges with Buttermilk Dressing to a romantic dinner of Grilled Scallops with Saffron Aioli and Green Goddess Rice, all of Robinson’s recipes have five or fewer ingredients. A quick trip to the supermarket for one bag of groceries, and a delicious, restaurant-quality meal can be on the table in no time.

If you are interested this “Just Add OJ” Sponsored Giveaway (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 @JustAddOJ
  • Use the hastag #JustAddOJ

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

Ox Ox,

BFC

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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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: http://www.fitmapped.com/blog/2013/calling-all-kind-lovers/

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.” http://thenextfitnessstar.com/  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: http://www.merrithew.com/events/25th-anniversary/world-tour/new-york#Details

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!!
Ox Ox,
BFC
Brooklyn Fit Chick
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