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Brooklyn Fit Chick News” Strong Fitness Magazine, Fit Bottomed Girls Playlist & Book Vs Movie 37

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes:

Strong Fitness Magazine!

“Book vs Movie” Podcast News: The “Dad” in Field of Dreams Tweeted Us!

Fit Bottomed Girls Features: Tips for Your First Personal Training Session & a Classic Rock Playlist

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet photographed by Paul Buceta

Camille Leblanc-Bazinet photographed by Paul Buceta

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How hot is it by you? Today we are sweltering in NYC which is not helping my outdoor workout schedule but I am going to soldier on because that is what a fit chick does, oui?

Today I am going to talk about a few fun things and check in with you at the same time because I am in need of real motivation and advice from y ’all.

My workouts have been so “meh’ lately and I have not followed up on some of my goals for the year including increasing my flexibility and learning how to do a box jump. When my father passed away two months ago I have felt so much sadness that I am letting my health suffer. Not sleeping well and not really pushing myself to work harder. Have any of you experienced this kind of deep lack of motivation? Any advice you can give me?  I would love a fresh perspective on my fitness rut. Thanks in advance!

Now on to more fun things:

First I want to introduce to you all Strong Fitness Magazine which is the best glossy magazine devoted to women who really lift & workout. Their latest cover is up above and features Canadian CrossFit athlete Camille Leblanc-Bazinet looking mighty fierce both there an inside the magazine talking about her workout regimen.

Also in the July/August issue which I just received (as a courtesy from Editor in Chief Kirstyn Brown)

  • These yummy bacon recipes!
  • A feature on surfer Paige Alms
  • And a super tough core workout from Rita Catolino that you are going to have to check out for yourself! (Page 27)

As I said—this is a magazine for women who are serious about upping their PR game so if you are looking for “Flat Abs in Five Minutes” or come nonsense diet article you will not find it here. The pages are gorgeous and they feature top notch workouts. The only drawback is that it is a Canadian publication so you may have to go to Barnes & Noble or one of those fancy magazine shops to find it.

OR— you can order it digitally here!

In the meantime you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Google Plus

Check them out and let me know what you think of Strong Fitness!

Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes:

Book Vs Movie Podcast News: Margo Porras of She’s Nacho Mama’s Blog co-host the “Book Vs. Movie” podcast (that you can subscribe to via iTunes at this link) recorded our Field of Dreams episode last and we have been getting amazing feedback on it. In fact, Dwier Brown who played Ray’s dad (swoon!) even reached out to us on Twitter!

(Well—we kind of reached out to him and he politely responded but STILL!) You can follow him @dwierbrown and he also has a website www.dwierbrown.com.

Here is a photo of Dwier for your eyeball-seeking pleasure (you’re welcome!)

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With our next episode we are going back to the 1950s with Stand By Me from Stephen King (also known as the novella The Body)

Margo and I are also planning our next few episodes so if there are any books & movies you want us to cover—feel free to comment below!

Fit Bottomed Girls Articles: As many of you know I am a proud “Fit Bottomed Girl” and contribute occasionally to the site with interviews, event recaps, playlists, et cetera. This past week I had two (count ‘em two!) featured on the site–What to Expect from Your First Personal Training Session and my top picks for a Classic Rock Workout Playlist.

The former will help gym newbies and the latter will inspire you so much you will want to lighter and hang out at a coliseum. Rock on!

That’s all for me this week. I will be back soon with magazine reviews, playlists, reviews and so much more. Stay in touch!

(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…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @STRONGFitMag Strong Fitness Magazine Debut Issue! 13

What Did We Learn This Month?

 STRONG Fitness Magazine: November/December 2013

Rachel David photographed Paul Buceta

Rachel David photographed Paul Buceta

Hello everyone! There is a new magazine on the block and they aim to appeal to women who are not afraid to lift weights—STRONG fitness magazine! I have a quick recap of their first issue but let me say that the pages and layouts are beautiful. Really looking forward to what they have to say in the future!

 

“Fine Tune Your Overhead Squat”

This is something I could really use help with and I love the description here from trainer Alex Possamai of CrossFit Bolton Mississauga, Ontario. (This is a Canadian publication, by the way!)

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“Post-Sweat SOS”

The best beauty things to use after a sweaty workout picked by the beauty expert Bloggers at Two Chicks and Some Lipstick.

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“Greater Goods”

A whole gorgeous page of gear that will fix your ‘fitness woes” and gives me the “I wants.”

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 “Upper Body Blaster”

A 20-minute workout by coach and trainer Rita Catolino (Just look at those heavy weights! Yay!)

 

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

  • “Rock Your Body” A hybrid workout that will work every muscle group from Tommy Caldwell of Hybrid Training Corp.
  • “Adjust Your Food Attitude” The healthiest foods you should be eating though you may hate the taste (sardines—yuck!)
  • “Uphill Battle” If you work out mainly on a flat terrain—using hills will really up your game.

Follow Strong Fitness magazine http://www.strongfitnessmag.com/

Overall Grade:

A  It’s a gorgeous magazine featuring women with buff bods which is refreshing.

 

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What Did We Learn This Month? Oxygen Magazine is Back! @OxygenMagazine 9

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Oxygen: November 2013

Felicia Romero photographed by Stewart Volland

Felicia Romero photographed by Stewart Volland

It’s back!!! One of my favorite magazines in the world is on newsstands again and I could not be happier so let’s get back to recapping!

 

What Do We Learn This Month in Oxygen?

“Fresh Start”

The November cover star is Felicia Romero (above) who plans to return to figure competing while also continuing her work with the “Fun Fit” workout group for kids in her native Arizona.

 

 “Go the Distance”

So have you been watching your runner friends compete in marathons and think to youself “hmmm—maybe I should give it a go?” Well Oxygen has a 12-Week Half Marathon training plan to help you get inspired for the 2014 season.

 

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“Bring Up the Burn”

Lori Harder’s butt-kicking workout is getting me inspired this month!

 

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“One Workout Two Ways”

Badass trainer Rita Catolino shows how to use more muscle groups during strenuous workouts to make them even more effective in less time.

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“Stair Sprints”

Try out this drill at your local track, park or stadium to get your cardio and body conditioning in while we can all still enjoy the great outdoors. (Winter is just around the corner, people!)

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And now the rest of this issue of Oxygen:

  • “Cause for Celebration” My personal hero, Tosca Reno writes a “welcome back” essay and promises Oxygen will work hard to continue helping fit women of all ages “stay young, purposeful, inspired and driven.” Yay!
  • “Macro Management” If you are looking to calculate your protein, carb and fats and need help with the “right combo of nutrients” then be sure to check out this article.
  • “The Easiest Gluten-Free Meals Ever” Yes, please!
  • “The Silver Linings Playbook” Olympic rower and silver medalist Rachelle Viinberg talks about overcoming injuries plus she explains the difference between training for a sporting event and training for a photo shoot.

Overall Grade:

A So damn happy to have you back Oxygen! You have been missed!

You can follow Oxygen magazine at www.Oxygenmag.com

Until next time…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @OxygenMagazine April Issue! #fitblog Jessica Plaxson 10

What Did We Learn This Month?

 

 Oxygen: April 2013

Jessica Paxson photographed by Paul Buceta

Jessica Paxson photographed by Paul Buceta

What Do We Learn This Month in Oxygen?

“Fresh Starts”

IFBB Bikini star Jessica Paxson talks to Oxygen about her struggle with depression over the last few years and how she found her way to the happy space she is now. (The 30 year-old is engaged to fellow health advocate Blair Mone who looks as if he can crush a Buick with his biceps!)

Jessica counts on her faith in God to keeping her spirits up and keeping her fridge full of clean foods to stay in such great competitive shape.

One regret she does have is not eating enough and over exercising as a teen cared in order to be “as skinny as possible.” Jessica now appreciates a lean and muscular form and most of all—works at being healthy!

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“Get Strong, Lean & Mean”

This is a home “Plyo” workout that was created by J&M strength coach Molly Galbraith and looks like a real butt kicker!

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“Freshen Up!”

Spring might finally be arriving which is a perfect time to consider planting your own kitchen herb garden. Oxygen offers green thumb-type advice plus yummy recipe ideas for oregano, tarragon, basil and dill.

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“Slip On Your Short Shorts”

If you are looking to up your leg workouts here are some fanatic ideas to get your gams “shorts-ready.”

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“Perfection—So Boring!”

A new essay from my hero Tosca Reno on the joys of owning your own quirks and getting rid of those “I have to perfect” pictures from your head. (I really need to heed her advice!)

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And now the rest of this issue of Oxygen:

  • “Play, Explore, Connect!” As soon as the warmer weather arrives (it is coming, right?) I am going to take their advice here and run outside with the joy of a child.
  • “Healthy Back Tighter Tummy” Learning to properly exercise your core (back & abs) can help with preventing injury and pain there later on. So try out some of these moves to work your middle area plus, advice on moves to avoid.
  • “Tighten Up Anywhere” Rita Catolino (Tosca Reno’s trainer) shows some moves you can do at your local park/playground to get into shape.
  • “Is Your Kitchen Safe” Oxygen offers advice on how to keep your kitchen (and everything in it clean & safe.

Overall Grade:

A- Lots of inspiring ideas here for spring and I love how they use strong women with muscles as models in every issue. (Thank you Oxygen!)

You can follow Oxygen magazine at www.Oxygenmag.com

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What Did We Learn This Month? @OxygenMagazine @PreventionMag @MandFHers #Fitblog 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

Recaps of Muscle & Fitness Hers, Oxygen and Prevention

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is your 2013 going so far? I am doing quite well thank you very much. (You are so sweet to ask!)

I have a stack of magazines to recap here and I am itchin’ to get right to it. So why don’t we just dive right in? Here are my latest recaps of the January & February health and wellness magazines.

Amanda Latona photographed by Tom Corbett

Amanda Latona photographed by Tom Corbett

Muscle & Fitness Hers: January/February 2013
“Must-Try Moves for…Serious Calorie Burn” IFBB Bikini Pro Ruthie Harrison, IFBB Fitness Pro Tanji Johnson and IFBB Figure Pro Candice Keene offer their favorite cardio circuit workouts.
Ellen Hollman: The Spartacus actress has to keep in top shape as she does her own stunts (yikes!) Favorite workouts are P90x Ab Ripper, MMA, Bikram yoga and running in the California sunshine. Sundays are her lucky fun-days with one sodium & noodle-rich meal to enjoy.
“Cozy Workout Wear” I still have a shopping bug left over from Christmas and this page is full of outdoor gear that give me the “I Wants.”
“Get an Awe-Inspiring Butt” Can’t say my bask side has ever inspired awe but IFBB Bikini pro (and January/February Muscle & Fitness Hers cover model) Amanda Latona’s routine looks like it might give me the glutes of my dreams. Whoo hoo!
“Yoga for Fit Chicks” Loved this story! IFBB Bikini Pro Bethany Cisternino shows how a few Vinyasa poses will help strengthen and lengthen your muscles.
“Lose Pounds with Plyo” A Tough workout created by IFBB Bikini Pro Tawna Eubanks will help you kick the winter blues and gain muscle.
“12 Health Ways to Wake Up Chicken” Great ideas to jazz up one of my favorite proteins.

Check out Muscle & Fitness Hers online here: www.muscleandfitnesshers.com

Tosca Reno photographed by Stewart Volland

Tosca Reno photographed by Stewart Volland

Oxygen: February 2013
• Tosca Reno: Oxygen puts the awesome and amazing Tosca Reno on the cover and holy wowza! This woman is 53-years old, people! Tosca writes about the importance of taking a day off from the gym once in a while to get your head and body back in line when you start to feel your workouts fail you. (I just love her!)
“Trim Inches All Over!” An excellent allover workout that uses bands.
“Your Muscle Up Meal Plan” The diet part of Oxygen’s ‘Best Body” series features yummy recipes of “clean” foods like Cranberry Breakfast Mug and Scrambled Egg White Pizza.
“Boost Your Heart Health” The latest research on how keeping your relationships healthy will help keep your ticker in shape as well.
“Stronger Than Ever!” Here we get a butt-kicking workout that utilizes kettlebells.
“Shrink Your Belly” Oxygen offers an abs express program will help get your core in top shape.
“The Buddy System” Tosca Reno and Rita Catolino (“Coach Rita”) share their workout (Rita trained Tosca for a competition) that used weighted plates and helped Tosca win first prize (spoiler alert.)

Check out Oxygen online: http://www.oxygenmag.com

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Prevention: January 2013
“3 Cold Treatments That Really Work” Remember when we didn’t have a Stephen King-like flu scaring the crap out of us? Well think back to those days and read this article on how to fight off cold symptoms.
“Get Slim Without the Gym” Prevention reviews a few home workout DVDs: Zumba Gold, Tara Stiles: This is Yoga, Denise Austin: Fit in a Flash and Kettlebell Kickboxing Scorcher Series.
“The Beauty Ingredient to Avoid” Prevention informs us about the potential health hazards. Dibutyl phthalate (DBP) and diethyl phthalate (DEP.)
“I Reversed My Osteopenia with Exercise” Sara Robbins offers her own true story about losing 50 pounds and reversing the bone-weakening disease.
“Problem Solved: Irritable Bowel Syndrome” If you suffer from IBS using everything from hypnosis to antibiotics to “all-natural” ideas.
Prevention: Let’s Outsmart Diabetes” Prevention will devote one story each month in 2013 to little changes you can make to reduce your chances of getting Type 2 Diabetes. Good on them!

Check out Prevention online http://www.prevention.com
So that is all I have for today folks. Have you read of these magazines this month? What did you think? Let me know!

Until next time!

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