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Brooklyn Fit Chick Wins Cool Yoga Mat from @Reebok & @TaraStiles 32

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes February 2016

Winning a Yoga Mat from Reebok & Tara Stiles!!

Fit Bottomed Girls Latest Articles Talkin’ HIIT Workouts

and Lower Ab Moves

Plus:

 “Book vs Movie” The Perks of Being a Wallflower

 Reebok Yoga

 

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I am one of those people who love to complain how I won exactly one trophy when I was a kid. It was by the local Fire Department and they asked for kids in my grade to paint something that would speak to fire prevention. My family was big into camping at the time so I create a pastiche to forest fires which earned me first place which felt great!

(Here I am with my usual tennis shoes and messy hair.)

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After that sweet win—personal victories have escaped me. I have won on teams and as part of a group effort but those solo prizes have been few and far between.

Never a winner when my Blogger peeps have a giveaway and I have entered almost every sweepstakes from Shape and SELF magazine with no results except SPAM emails from affiliate advertisers.

You know that game where you have to guess the number of jelly beans in a jar in order to win the prize?

What are the odds a person actually picks the actual number of beans and winds up coming in second because it was a two-way tie decided by a coin toss? (Me at the age of ten and I have NEVER played one of those games since then. It still stings to think about it…)

Well my luck change recently when I noticed a tweet from Reebok which had a photo of yoga goddess Tara Stiles signing a yoga mat. The tweet asked “what would you do if you won a yoga mat signed by Tara” and I quickly wrote back that I would finally learn how to perform a crow pose.

Well guess what? My lucky streak is starting to happen in 2016 because I received the following tweet:

Reebok Tweet

 

Yippee! The mat arrived in two days and this cat lady is very happy with the design!

Reebok Yoga Mat Cat

Now I just need to learn how to do the crow pose—LOL! Any advice for a crow pose-fearing yoga newbie– leave them in the comments below and hopefully I will be able to nail it sooner than later! (Will post pictures of my progress!)

Thanks so much Reebok & Tara! You really made me feel special. (My cats are enjoying laying on it, by the way!)

Fit Bottomed Girls Hits:

As some of you know—I am a NYC contributor for the popular fitness Blog Fit Bottomed Girls and this month I have had some articles featured there including:

  • A 30-minute HIIT workout that will rock you like a hurricane! In this one I combine High Intensity Intervals of cardio busts with weight bearing moves to get an intense workout in a short amount of time. In case you are wondering about my credentials—I am a certified personal trainer from the National Academy of Sports Medicine and have my group fitness certification from AFAA and try every workout myself before I hit the publish button. Let me know what you think of it!
  • Lower Ab Movies: I also reach out to my favorite health & fitness peeps with their best advice for different kinds of workouts and in this one they offer their favorite lower abs moves to lose the tummy pooch.

Book Vs Movie Podcast News:

Margo Porras of She’s Nacho Mama’s Blog and I co-host the “Book Vs. Movie” podcast (that you can subscribe to via iTunes at this link) and after being on the over a year our numbers keep going up and up. For example—in December we had the most downloads in our history happen and then in January we went up 50% over that which is totally insane but we are having so much fun with it.

Our newest episode was suggested by a fan—Perks of Being a Wallflower which we both love. I have it here if you want to listen to it but I also want to know what your favorite book to movie adaptions are and what we should cover next. Merci in advance!

 

Oh well, that’s it for me today.  I will be back soon with magazine reviews, playlists, reviews and so much more!!

(If you are reading this on a different site or a different feed than Brooklyn Fit Chick, it has been taken without permission.)

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 95: Wanderlust Yoga Festival, Riding The Runway with Reebok and KT Tape Giveaway 13

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #95

“Book vs. Movie” Podcast Episode 5 The Help,

“Riding the Runway” with Reebok, The Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Brooklyn

Plus: The Super-Groovy KT Tape Giveaway!!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Fall is in the air and at this time of year I find myself in the mood for fresh, new ideas. I actually care about this New York Fashion Week (versus the one that takes place in the middle of winter) and my thoughts turn to settling down in the evenings and snuggling with my kitties.

This week I delved into “The Help,” went to a rather usual fashion show and attended the Wanderlust Yoga Festival in Brooklyn. So much to discuss so let’s get to it shall we?

  • Book vs. Movie Episode 5 “The Help”: The power “Margos” plunged ahead with our fifth episode Book vs. Movie podcast and this time we talked about Kathryn Stockett’s novel The Help which was turned into a movie in 2011. So which did we like more? The novel or the film? Check our podcast to find out. In the meantime we are hoping to have them available on Stitcher and iTunes soon (wish us luck!)

Also—please make sure to ‘like” our Facebook page. (Thank you!)

  • Ride the Runway with Reebok: On assignment for Fit Bottomed Girls I went to the Reebok Riding the Runway which was basically a spin class with a fashion show involved. Cyc Fitness created the spin workout that was held at the Reebok Fithub in Union Square. During the ride we were treated to a fashion show which was pretty damn cool and I will send you the link for the full story as soon as it runs.
  • Wanderlust Yoga Festival Brooklyn: This past Saturday my beloved Brooklyn was home to the first yoga/5 k festival and before the rains came upon us—everyone in attendance was treated to a meditation session by yoga superstar Elena Brower. I will tell you more about my meeting with Elena Brower at the press conference (she is so amazing) in the Vlog below. (Story to also be featured on Fit Bottomed Girls.
  • KT Tape Giveaway: My giveaway this week is in honor of my entire runner and tri-athlete friends who might be feeling dinged up and injured right now–KT Tape (Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape) You can win three rolls of the tape by following the rules below. (Continental United States only, thanks!)

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

 

About KT Tape:

KT TAPE is lightweight, comfortable to wear, and can be used for hundreds of common injuries such as lower back pain, knee pain, shin splints, carpal tunnel syndrome, and tennis elbow.  It is applied along muscles, ligaments, and tendons (soft tissue) to provide a lightweight, external support that helps people remain active while recovering from injuries. It creates neuromuscular feedback (called proprioception) that inhibits (relaxes) or facilitates stronger firing of muscles and tendons. This feedback creates support elements without the bulk and restriction commonly associated with wraps and heavy bracing.

KT Tape Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/kttape    

{Just a note—KT tape is not sponsoring this post and will ship directly to the winner. This giveaway is only available to folks in the Continental United States.}

If you want to win three rolls of KT Tape 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 @KTTape 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, September 22nd at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 47 Featuring “My 5 Favorite Things” @Reebok @StephenColbert @paulscheer @katespade 6

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 47

Featuring the BFC “5 Favorite Things”

Someone please justify why I must buy these pumps for myself!

Someone please justify why I must buy these pumps for myself!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

This has been a fun week for me where I had the chance to connect with some amazing old friends and see a couple I love FINALLY have their relationship recognized legally (it’s the 21st Century, people!) This all made me want to appreciate how wonderful my August is turning out so far and  this week I want to offer the five things that are making me smile. And here they are:

 

  1. The Reebok Sublite 2.0 I received in my goodie bag from the Fitness magazine Meet & Tweet NYC. Reebok gave me the sneakers for free and they are not sponsoring this post so I can say what I want about them and what I want to say is these are the best damn sneakers I have worn in MY ENTIRE LIFE! I run in them, cycle, teach boot camp and walk all over in these puppies and they give great support and look pretty damn spiffy. Free plug for you Reebok!
  2. My love for the site www.jezebel.com just continues to grow because not only are they funny, smart ass feminists but they also love animals and offer adorable clips every day. Here is a video of a sexy Italian guy teaching his dog yoga poses. If there is anything cuter on the net please do not tell me—I could not handle it!
  3. Stephen Colbert really knows how to take a setback and turn it into an opportunity. Earlier this week when Daft Punk rudely dropped out of an appearance on his show and Colbert was clearly NOT happy about it. But in the end he took their song “Get Lucky” and made a star-studded video (featuring Jeff Bridges, The Rocketttes, Matt Damon and more) that made me smile so hard my face started to hurt. How lucky are we to be alive watch him at the top of his game?
  4. The ArScheerio Paul Show which features comedian Paul Scheer who recreates old Arsenio Hall Show interviews featuring himself as “ArScheerio Paul” and his comic friends in the parts of past famous guest. For example Will Arnett as “Bill Clinton” and (my favorite) Alison Brie as “Madonna” and Adam Pally as “Rosie O’Donnell”. I remember these interviews the first time around and thinking they were pretty cray for the time. I will embed clips below of the original interview of Rosie and Madonna as it is an incredible time capsule as one woman is at the top of her fame and her new BFF starting to figure out her way (and dodge the “who are you dating” question.)
  5. The Kate Spade shoes I had the pleasure of trying on at a friends wedding after-party (I will explain in the Vlog.) There is no reason for me to get these shoes except that I just really, REALLY want them. (Must resist temptation…)

Anyhoo—here is this week’s Vlog post:

 

And here is the ArSheerio Hall Show Clip of “Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell”

Now, check out the real interview! (How bitchy is Madonna by the way? I miss this girl.)

 

That’s all for me today. Hope you are all enjoying your August as well! Smooches!

 

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 43 Featuring @Fitbloggin Goodie Bag, Maria Menounos’ Laugh and @Walk theWalk NYC 9

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 43

Featuring: A Fitbloggin’ Goodie Bag Giveaway, Maria Menounos’ Laugh Plus (Maybe) Walking My First Marathon

 

Enter to win this goodie but not the kitty cat. (She is high maintenance anyway!)

Enter to win this goodie but not the kitty cat. (She is high maintenance anyway!)

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

 

How are you guys? I am posting a quick Blog post today because I was out in the sun having too much fun in Prospect Park with my Peeps and forgot to get something ready for my weekly Vlog—oops! So let me just say that you have until Monday, July 15th at Noon to enter to win my goodie bag from this year’s Fitbloggin. (Check the right hand side and look for episode 42 of my Vlog for the full details.)

Contents of this here goodie bag are:

 

Anyhoo—back to this week’s Vlog post (which I filmed after getting in waaaaaaay too much sun) where I talk about the following things:

  • My nest reviews which include Fitness and Women’s Health magazines.
  • Maria Menounos and her distinct laugh.
  • Walking my first marathon Walk the Walk America
  • My upcoming interview with Jennifer Van Allen of Runners World magazine

 

 

Thanks for coming back and I will be back here next week after (possibly) walking my first marathon. (Guess I should have trained more for it?)

 

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 42 Featuring @Fitbloggin Goodie Bag Giveaway! @Reebok @attunefoods 28

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 42

Featuring: My Super-Duper Fitbloggin’ Goodie Bag Giveaway

You can enter to win everything except the cat. She stays with me.

You can enter to win everything except the cat. She stays with me.

 

 Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I am back and self-hosted ladies and gents! That’s right—Brooklyn Fit Chick is now its own thing and I could not be more thrilled—freedom!!! So in the next few weeks you might see some bumps and bruises of this little site exposed to the whole world but I am learning the ropes as I go along. Please forgive any typos or technological hiccups you see along the way. It should like spiffy and clean very soon.

A BIG thank you to Janice Luke-Smith of Borden Lane Solutions who helped me out on a moment’s notice and got me up and running in TWO DAYS—thank you Janice! Seriously, if any of you need help with your web pages—I say check her out first. You will be glad you did!

I also want to give a big shot out to Shelton Koskie of EightyGrit who talked me off the ledge when my old site had issues. He is an expert with WordPress and really knows how to maximize a site’s marketing potential. Thank you Shlton!!

Today I want to offer part of my goodie bag from Fitbloggin as my official giveaway this week. Whoo hoo!

In this goodie bag you could enter to win:

 

This week’s Blog post:

 Link here to the You Tube clip: http://youtu.be/Glmvd8bEBXg

 

 

Okay—got that? So if you want to win this goodie bag you must do the following to be in consideration.

That’s it! I will pick one winner next Monday, July 15th (Continental U.S. only please!) and contact them via e-mail. Good luck!

 

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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What Did We Learn This Month? @FitnessMagazine June Issue Review #FitFluential 2

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Fitness: June 2013

Ford Model Demaris Lewis photographed by Ture Lillegraven

Ford Model Demaris Lewis photographed by Ture Lillegraven

What Do We Learn This Month in Fitness?

“Torch Calories Fast”

Kira Stokes (creator of the Stoked 360 class/Reebok Sports Club/NY) gives us this workout which you perform as a circuit twice in ten minutes 2-3 times per week to help get your heart rate up and burn calories.

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“Lighten Your Stride”

If your sneakers are a bit too light and causing your legs more strain from running—Irene Davis Ph.D., director of Harvard Medical School’s Spaulding National Running Center, can show you how to “lighten” your running stride.

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“Wow Abs Now!”

Mahri Relin (creator of the Body Concepts Method) offers us a few moves guaranteed to work your core to the max.

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And now the rest of this issue of Fitness:

  • “Can You be Fat but Fit?” Can you be considered technically over your ideal weight and still be healthy?
  • “Spring Chicken” Yummy recipes ideas using my favorite protein.
  • “Sunsational” The best of the best new sunscreens on the market that will not leave a “goopy mess.” Sold!
  • “Truth or Bare” Writer Alice Oglethorpe tried out naked yoga and we learn about her experience doing some sun salutations in the buff. Oof!

Overall Grade:

A- Really great workouts throughout the issue plus lots of great recipes make me a happy fit chick!

You can follow Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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Fitness “Meet & Tweet” Recap! @FitnessMagazine @roccodispirito @DrJAshton @FitBottomedMama 10

Fitness “Meet & Tweet” NYC

Highlights of Blogger Extravaganza Including:

Top Editors from Fitness, Dr. Jennifer Ashton and Rocco DiSpirito

Plus, More Fit Bloggers Than You Can Shake a Stick At!

 

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Hey All!

Recently I enjoyed a day of fun, fitness, health and good cheer with some of the most amazing people in the Blogosphere with Fitness magazine’s second annual “Blogger Meet & Tweet” which was held this year at the fancy, schmancy Mercedes Club in New York City.

Throughout the morning we were treated to some interesting panel discussions featuring Fitness editors along with celebrity guests for a variety of topics.

Check out the view!

We were treated to a lovelier than expected day where we sat outside and got our collective learning on.
Fitness editor in chief Betty Wong was on hand to greet all Bloggers plus send us off to collect our loot (more on THAT later.)

Betty Wong

Betty Wong

There was a panel discussion featuring the top Bloggers in health & wellness including:

This panel discussion was moderated by Fitness digital editor Christine Griffin and provided all sorts of inspiration for us would-be money making Bloggers. (Not that I do it for the money…)

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In fact, Erin even though Erin I work for the same company (I am a NYC contributor to Fit Bottomed Girls) this was the first we chance we got to give each other a hug. (Hey again Erin!)

Me and Erin Whitehead FBM

I think my favorite segment was when Fitness health editor Lisa Haney talked about women’s health issues with Jennifer Ashton, M.D., F.A.C.O.G. http://www.jenniferashtonmd.com/ who was ready to discuss everything from Angelina Jolie’s decision to get a double mastectomy to the importance of birth control pills. She was so interesting!

Dr Ashton and Me

So, of course, I had to run over and get my picture taken with her. (Just so you know I am 5’ 7”—this woman is a TALL drink of water!)

Also on hand were The Biggest Loser trainer Brett Hoebel who talked about the latest trends in “extreme fitness” and celebrity makeup artist Sarah Lucero who showed us how to stay gorgeous in the upcoming summer, sweaty months.

My favorite part of the day was watching my friend Mariette of Namaste Mari get totally gaga for Rocco DiSpirito. How cute do they look together by the way?

Mariette and Rocco

The “Meet & Tweet” was the perfect chance to catch up with friends like Jess,  Erica Sara, Patty Aziaga and my home girl Toni of Running Living Loving (below) as we are all too busy running around and never have time to catch up in person.

(Two Long Island chicks just hanging out, know what I mean?)

Toni and Me

So did I mention the goodie bag?

Well here is what it looked like coming home:

Goodie Bag

And this is how it looks when I tried to go through it:

Inside goodie bag

Among the items I received that day:

Whew! It was quite a day and I can NOT wait until next year so I can see what Fitness has in mind for us humble Bloggers.

And remember, you can be sure to check out Fitness magazine at www.fitnessmagazine.com

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