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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 91: Book vs Movie Podcast News, Venus Williams, & More 0

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog: Episode #91

“Book vs. Movie” Podcast Ep 1 (&2!), “Blonde Vegan” Goes Rogue, Venus Williams and The Greatest Dance Clip of the Week

Plus: Jennifer Cohen Strong is the New Skinny Preview

Giveaway arriving soon!

Giveaway arriving soon!

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How are you all doing today? I have so much news to talk about today that I can hardly contain myself so I will just dive right in with the highlights and then preview for my next giveaway—Strong is the New Skinny by awesome trainer Jennifer Cohen. Wee!

  • Book vs. Movie Episode 1: So excited to announce that Margo of She’s Nacho Mama Podcast and I have launched our first podcast Book vs Movie. Last Friday we aired our first episode talking about both the film & movie version of Midnight In the Garden of Good & Evil (Kevin Spacey played him in the utterly forgettable Clint Eastwood film.)  We had a total blast and lost all track of time so we are recording part 2 this very week. Our hope is to get a few episodes in the can so we can have them available in iTunes. If you are our friend—please listen to us online at Blog talk radio in the meantime and please ‘like” our Facebook page. Check out my Vlog below to find out our next book/movie choice. (Hint, hint—get your little black dress ready for fun!)

 

  • The Blonde Vegan Changes Her Tune: I am NOT a vegan and happily get my protein from sustainable responsible meat vendors but I also follow a great many Vegan people on Facebook & Twitter as they are usually animal lovers and I am a fan of the furry critters.  Anyhoo—I was fascinated by the following post by Blogger Jordan of The Blonde Vegan who is absconding from the meat-free/pro-juicer lifestyle as it is causing her to suffer from Orthorexia which is a type of eating disorder where a person has an obsession with being “healthy.” To the point that they are not living happiest lives. I am not doing her justice (sorry Jordan!) please just read her post!

 

  • Eleven by Venus: So last week I had a very cool thing happen where I got to meet many of my fellow ambassadors for Venus Williams’ fashion/fitness line EleVen by Venus via a conference call and guess who was on the line with us—VENUS!!! I was so gaga when she greeted us that I squealed like a child. We had a special advanced look at their upcoming winter and spring collections and let’s just say my bank account is going to take a hit from it!

 

  • Jennifer Cohen Skinny is the New Strong Giveaway: Check out the Vlog below to get a gander at this week’s giveaway which will go live tomorrow. Skinny is the New Strong is a fitness book from rock-star trainer Jennifer Cohen and it does not even go on sale until September but you can win a copy from me—stay tuned for the details coming tomorrow.

 

  • The Greatest Dance Video of the Week:  I don’t know about you guys but I love me some Buzzfeed.com to check out the latest silly clips on the Internet that I should nto miss and this one featuring a “90s” tribute dancer is one of the best things I have seen in a long time. Pump up the jams people!!

Now on to this week’s Vlog!

 

Got that? So tomorrow I will post the full details of the book giveaway—good luck! Thanks so much for checking back here!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 88: She’s Nacho Mama Podcast, Fit Bottomed Girls Spin Tips, Manhattanhenge & Momentum Giveaway! 19

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #88

She’s Nacho Mama Podcast, Tips for Indoor Cycling Classes, “Manhattanhenge”

Plus: Motivate Wrap and Foot Notes Shoe Charm from Momentum Giveaway

 Momentum Motivate Wrap

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

It has been quite a hot week in New York and I have been busier than usual in both my work life and “real” life but as always I am happy to do my weekly check-in with all of you. So instead of babbling on and on—let’s dive right in to this week’s news bits (which includes a giveaway & discount code from Momentum workout jewelry) and then head into this week’s Vlog (my 88th!)

  • She’s Nacho Mama’s Podcast: Power to the Margos! The lovely Margo of She’s Nacho Mama Podcast had me once again as a guest on her show to talk all about Fitbloggin in Savannah and it was a hoot! First of all we were both obsessed with The Pink House and Jim Williams who was the main subject featured in the non-fiction book Midnight In the Garden of Good & Evil (Kevin Spacey played him in the utterly forgettable Clint Eastwood film.) The two Margos talk about our daily exploits during the convention, our favorite meals, the hot weather, my messy hair, her ice cream-stained outfit and more in this rollicking hour. Thank you so much Margo for having me on your show!
  • Manhattanhenge: What is Manhattanhenge? Well basically there are only two nights each year where the sun sets along New York City and the sun aligns perfectly between the buildings. My awesome big brother Joe suggested we go together and we started at the Tudor City Bridge overpass on 42nd street which quickly became too crowded so he suggested we watch from the street. At first I played the role of his mother and scolded him for walking into traffic to get a better look. But soon enough we were both standing in the middle of the street getting our shot in. See!

 

Look, up in the sky! It's a sunset!

Look, up in the sky! It’s a sunset!

 

I have a video of the moment as well where you can hear me squealing with delight. It was just so cool!!!

 

  • Motivate Giveaway: Motivate was created by Amy Cochrane who wanted to offer workout lovers wearable jewelry to the gym (or on the road) to both inspire and look cool. Motivate has dozens of options for both colors and slogans you want to wear on your wrist (the Motivate Wrap) or shoe laces (Foot Notes shoe charm) and all of the work is top notch. Even better than looking great—they are SO comfortable to wear. You will not have something that feels scratchy or binding on your wrist and it will give just that hint of extra awesome when you need a little extra motivation.
  • I am hosting a giveaway on my Blog this week but if you are looking to order one on your own be sure to visit their website http://www.designsthatmoveyou.com/ and use the code GGS 158 to get an extra 15% off up until September 15, 2014. Score!

Motivate will send the Motivate Wrap and Foot Notes to the winner directly and did not pay for this post. They will handle all shipping and details about the winning items.

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

Be sure to follow Motivate at the following places:

facebook:  /designsthatmoveyou

twitter: @MomentumJewelry

pinterest: /momentumjewelry

instagram: momentumjewelry

 

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 the Motivate Wrap and shoe charm @momentumjewelry 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, July 21st at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck and enter as often as you like! (I suggest you use all social media outlets to up your chances!)

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 46 Talking about Forgiveness, “Barbra” and (Not) Getting Old #SweatPink 8

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 46

Featuring: “She’s Nacho MamaPodcast Shout Out, Learning to Forgive Yourself and

My “GI Jayne” Kickboxing DVD

GI Jayne

 

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How are you all? Things have been pretty good by me but I have been thinking quite a bit lately on the topic of forgiveness. How, for me, it is so much easier to forgive someone who has hurt me than for me to forgive myself when I make a mistake. Are any of you like that? Do you beat yourself up emotionally when you fail to reach a goal or make a totally dumb error of judgment? Lately I have noticed many of my friends on Twitter and Facebook castigating themselves for bot ordering the “right” thing for lunch or not running long enough even though the weather is nice. Why do we do that?

This past week I made an error of judgment with a client which I could have avoided if I had just asked a question at the beginning versus trying to find the answer on my own (long, boring story.) And honestly—it has bothered me for the last 3 days straight. The only time I feel good about myself completely is when I am teaching and can shut out the voices in my head. Does this sound familiar to any of you? How do you handle it? I would love to get your tips!

 

Anyhoo—let’s get to the short list of what I am covering on this week’s Vlog:

  • The Power of Margos! Thanks so much to my good friend Margo who included me in her amazing Blog and Podcast and giving a shout to my Vlogs. (I am in such great company by the way!)
  • The Power of Forgetting the Past: My good friend Marrilee Wilson and her story of forgiving a former coworker.
  • Forgiving Myself: My difficulty in forgetting my mess-ups and seeing the same thing in many of my online friends.
  • The Fantastic “Old is the New Fat Talk” post by Miz Fit Online (Carla Birnberg)
  • Buyer & CellarA terrific play that is a fictional account of Barbra Streisand’s home mall. Really!
  • My good friend Alicia of Poise in Parma who helped me with this week’s groovy DVD giveaway.

 

Here is this week’s Vlog post:

 

Here is more information about this week’s giveaway:

Cleveland-area Fitness Trainer “GI” Jayne Engeman Delivers a Punch With Kickboxing DVD Release

Reach for your goals. Experience the fulfillment of treating your body right.

CLEVELAND, May 14, 2013 /—GIJAYNEFITNESS (gijaynefitness.com) and trainer-entrepreneur Jayne Engeman debut first home workout DVD –GIJAYNEFITNESS Kickboxing – on May 28, 2013. GI Jayne Engeman harnesses over 25 years of fitness teaching experience in this 30-minute high impact kickboxing boot camp, designed with your body in mind, and challenges you to kick it with GIJAYNE.

The Workout
Kick start your day with GIJAYNEFITNESS Kickboxing. What began as GI Jayne’s outdoor boot camp for local Clevelanders now moves the high energy training indoors and into your living room. Engeman invites you to challenge yourself with, “Straight forward moves with a lot of intensity! Nothing fancy, nothing complicated—just hard work!” The 30-minute total body kickboxing workout is designed specifically to target your arms, legs, core and butt.

The DVD

The Motivation
Full body fitness is a way of life for Engeman, and it can be for you too. GI Jayne Engeman was voted Best Group Fitness Instructor 2012 by readers of Northeastern Ohio’s Cleveland Magazine. She’s an ISSA Certified Personal Trainer and was the Featured Instructor at the Cleveland Clinic Annual Health Fair (2012). She teaches a variety of fitness courses including boot camps, kickboxing, barbell, weight training, core training and indoor cycling.

Engeman has been delivering her fitness expertise to Cleveland-area participants for over two decades, but now you can experience her motivating spirit, encouragement and energy right in your home. She draws her motivation from helping her students experience personal growth and progress toward their fitness goals. She focuses on the journey – not the end result – and expects hard work along the way.

Engeman also understands how hectic life can become. “Make time for yourself and your body’s fitness, no matter how busy you are. You can’t continue to use your commitments to family or kids as excuses. You can set aside an hour for yourself and your lifestyle,” says Engeman. Jayne also has a unique message for participants in their 40s and 50s, “It’s not about how you look, but how you feel.” She considers it her personal goal to help each student incorporate daily fitness into their lives. GIJAYNEFITNESS Kickboxing producer, Christopher Harris explains, “Jayne has the gift of being able to bring people of different fitness levels together as one. Her intensity seems to bring out the best in people, and that’s why we’ve continued to support her and come back for more.”

Get Started Now! Find more information at:
www.gijaynefitness.com
http://twitter.com/GIJAYNEFITNESS
https://www.facebook.com/jayne.gijaynefitness.9
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jayne-engeman/29/362/15

About GIJAYNEFITNESS LLC
GIJAYNEFITNESS LLC, founded in 2009, offers fitness courses and merchandise by ISSA Certified Personal Trainer Jayne Engeman. Visit online at gijaynefitness.com

Disclaimer: Consult with your doctor before beginning this or any exercise program. The creators, producers, participants, and partners of this program do not assume liability for injury or loss in connection with this exercise program or instructions therein.

 

Go that? Okay—if you want to win a copy of this DVD, please do the following:

  • Post a comment in the section below.
  • Tweet out your interest to me @BrooklynFitChik and @GOJAYNEFITNESS

I will pick a winner at random (Continental U.S. only please) next Monday, August 12th. Thanks so much in advance and good luck!

 

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

Brooklyn Fit Chick

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Check out @ShesNachoMama Podcast This Week! (Thanks Margo!) #fitbloggin 4

BROOKLYN FIT CHICK RECOMMENDS

She’s Nacho Mama Podcast

The Power of Margos!

The Power of Margos!

 

A big THANK YOU to my pal Margo of  This is Not You Mama’s Blog who mentioned moi on her podcast as among one of her favorite You Tube channels.  (Aw shucks!)

Check it out here!

http://www.nachomamasblog.com/2013/08/podcast-episode-50-youtube-playlist-and.html?m=1

All of you out there will bow to Margo Power!

Until next time…

BFC