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Brooklyn Fit Chick Review: The Tria Hair Removal System @TriaBeauty 28

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Review

The Tria Hair Removal System

Tria Hair Removal System

Tria Hair Removal System

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A few months I was asked to take part in a Blogger review program for Tria Hair Removal Laser Precision which normally I do not participate in unless I find the product useful, intriguing and of real value to my readers. (Trust me—I turn things down all of the time!) But after meeting the Tria reps at the Fitness Magazine Meet & Tweet last year and honing in on the sweet design of their hair remover I eagerly jumped in.

In my first post I talked about my past hair removal disasters which included bleaching creams that turned my upper lip yellow, wax that burned my face and a TV product that left me bruised all over. Hair is a big deal to me. I fuss and fight with those on the top of my head and struggle with the rest of my body getting rid of them.

A few things about the Tria system that made me want to try them out:

  • The Tria Hair Removal Precision is the first FDA-cleared, at home laser hair removal device that uses the exact same diode laser technology used in professional dermatologists’’ offices for permanent results.
  • Clinical studies have shown up to 70% hair reduction after two treatments.
  • The product’s lightweight, ergonomic shape is designed to treat the smaller more sensitive areas like the underarms, bikini line, upper lip, and other curvy areas of the body (like the ankles!)

Today I am offering my own review of the Tria Laser Precision in my latest Vlog below. I was not paid for this post and Tria did provide me the product to try out. Check it out!

 

 

So my big tips for using the Tria effectively:

  • Start at the lower level of intensity to build up to the feeling. Some people think it is akin to a rubber band snap but I found it more like a blast of heat from a hair dryer-ish.
  • You can shave in between treatments but do not pluck or wax (I screwed this up the first time I tried it!)
  • Plan to spend a few minutes on each spot you are treating and don’t rush through it. I would usually just watch the clock on my TV to keep me in line.

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That’s it for this time. I will back soon with my magazine reviews and playlist to keep you motivated!

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Review: The @TriaBeauty Hair Removal System 2

Brooklyn Fit Chick Review: Tria Hair Removal System

My History with Bad Beauty Technology and My Newfound Love for Lasers!

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It’s been a while since I did a gear review so it was a wonderful surprise when the makes of the Tria Hair Removal Laser Precision followed with me after our meeting the Fitness magazine NYC conference. I dropped by their booth to talk about laser hair removal as I have had a few beauty-related mishaps in my life and wondered what made their product more effective and safe than other methods I have used to remove unwanted hair. Here is a brief history of hair removing and my weird/back luck coming into play:

  • Bleaching: I used to bleach my upper lip to this buttery shade which I thought was safer and cheaper than waxing and just as effective. This is without realizing that on my super fair skin a blonde hairy lip would look a bit odd in certain types of light. One day my friend’s adorable 5 year-old boy and I were hanging out at a backyard picnic when he leaned really close to me and said to everyone nearby “Guys—Margo has a mustache and it’s yellow!” Needless to say I dropped bleaching and turned to waxing my upper lip.
  • Waxing: Humiliated by the worthless bleaching I finally got up the nerve to try waxing and was very happy with the results. It became my regular bi-weekly appointment for a couple of years when one day during a treatment the beautician inhaled deeply, put her hand against her mouth and said “Oh my god—so sorry!” as she backed away from me. I had no idea what she was talking about until the next day when I saw that above my lip and under my nose were two horrific burns that made me look like I had a red, scaly mustache.

The real problem? I worked in retail at the time and it was during the holiday season. Let’s just say it I harder to sell high end boots and pumps with a scab-filled face. (Bye bye waxing!)

  • Gels: Back in the 90s there was a popular infomercial touting the benefits of “Nads”—an Australian product which worked as a wax but did not burn your skin. One of the models in the commercial made a point of losing her dreaded “hairy arms” with the use of Nads and that is stayed smooth for weeks afterwards. Voila! I was going to buy me some Nads and get rid of unwanted hair in my home while saving money on beauty salon visits. Win/win, right? Diligently I poured the goopy mess over my arms and proceeded to pull off each strip one at a time with a feeling akin to those “rub burns” mean kids would give each other at school. I mean OW, people.

While my arms looked smooth and hair-free they were also yellow and blue from bruising. I had ugly bruises going up and down each arm causing me to wear long sleeves in the middle of summer for several days which is quite uncomfortable. Lesson learned—no more Nads for me.

  • Threading: A few years I gave threading a try for my upper lip and brow area which is mostly successful except it almost always leaves me with pimples and red dots exactly where the grumpy thread-tition worked on me.

So you can see I was excited to learn about a hair removal system that is easy-to-use and will not cause bruises, burns or zits!

The Tria is amazingly easy to apply and I have been using it on my upper lip, under arms and right around my ankles where I get annoying dark hairs (shaving them has caused more than one awful cut in my lifetime.) The hair in those areas is definitely fading away and I am thrilled with the results so far. It retails for $299 which I know is a big investment but if you regularly pay for waxing or threading you may want to invest in a laser technology that is much more effective in the long run and won’t harm you.

Here is their official video so you can see how they work. You will want to buy one!

Hit me up with any questions you have about his product. I was not paid for this review and Tria did not manage the messaging of my post. (They did send me product for free but did not write or edit this post.)

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Brooklyn Fit Chick News & Notes Plus, Top Workout Songs of 2014! 7

Brooklyn Fit Chick’s New Year’s Workout Goals

Plus:  Top Workout Songs of 2014 (and the Worst!)

This girl is ready for 2015!

This girl is ready for 2015!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I can’t believe this year is finally heading out the window and could not be more grateful to see it go. Not sure what you all have been through in 2014 but I have dealt with health issues, family issues and all sorts of stressful things that have made me feel a little less buoyant than normal. However, I will not allow the past to interfere with my future pleasure so today I am just talking about the good stuff and getting ready for the fabulousness that will be 2015!

First I will do a little housekeeping on the latest BFC things, the Book Vs Movie podcast update, my fitness goals for 2015 and then my picks for the best workout songs of 2014. So let’s do it! (The Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog to return next Sunday with a fantastic New Year’s/New You Giveaway!)

  • Book Vs Movie Podcast: Margo Porras of She’s Nacho Mama’s Blog and I are working our butts off to get our new website off the ground plus we are using a fancy podcast service called “Libsyn” to get it out to y’all without all of the drama of our previous service which shall not be named. To get ready start reading Joe Klein’s Primary Colors which was turned into a movie in 1998 and directed by Mike Nichols whom we sadly lost this past year. Read the book and/or watch the movie to prep and we will post the details on our Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/bookvsmovie?ref=br_tf

 

  • Tria Hair Removal System: Still using my fabulous Tria hair removal system and am so far impressed with the results. There is less hair growing around the back of my ankles and the side of my face which is making me very happy. I am also using it on my upper lip and underarms and will offer a full review in a week or so.

 

  • CrossFit Goal for 2015: As you may know I am a “Fit Bottomed Girl” who contributes to fitbottomedgirls.com. The gals at FBG asked me (BFC) if I had any fitness goals I want to accomplish and the first thing that popped in my mind was the box jump. I am terrified of performing a box jump but know that if I can overcome my fear—it will make me feel like a rock star to land a good one just once. Coincidentally a new CrossFit gym opening in Brooklyn (the largest n the borough) called Crow Hill Cross Fit (http://www.crowhillcrossfit.com/) and they said if I want a real trainer to teach me to box jump—then they have me covered. So THAT is going to my first fitness goal to tackle this year. (Stay tuned for updates on this!)

 

  • The Crow Pose: My second fitness goal is to perform a crow pose. I am not sure how I will manage it but it has been the one pose in yoga that vexes me and I just want do it once to know how great it feels. And then, hopefully, do it many times after that. I will let you know what steps I am taking to make this happen. (Wish me luck!)

 

And now for something completely different—the Brooklyn Fit Chick Top Workout Songs of 2014!

I have been churning out a couple of playlist each month for the last few years and think I have it down to science at this point. Today I am featuring the songs that made me want to work harder and inspired my students to give a little extra effort during class. So here they are in particular order:

KONGOS/ “Come With Me Now”

Technically I am cheating here because this song came out in Africa in 2011 but they were only introduced in the U.S. this past year so I am putting this in the 2014 column. “Come With Me Now’ has a fantastic hard-driving beat and always made people’s heads bop along to the music.

 

Mark Ronson (featuring Bruno Mars)/ “Uptown Funk”

Come on—what better song came out this year? Everything about it says move your butt and have some fun. A funky, modern masterpiece that makes you want to sing along and dance with abandon.

 

Avicii/ “Wake Me Up”

Swedish hotboy Avicii knows how to put together a tune and this one is just about scientifically proven to be THE MOST PERFECT warm-up number for any kind of class you teach. Seriously—I am his biggest fan now.

 

Dear Rouge/ “I Heard I Had”

This band is from Vancouver and they are winning all sorts of radio contest in Canada. “I Heard I Had” is about as great as a “second” song for a playlist as it gets. Download it now!

 

OneRepublic/ “Love Runs Out”

A foot-stomping favorite in my classes that always gets people into the best mood.

 

Taylor Swift/ “Shake It Off”

I don’t care about her dating life nor will I hassle her because she claims to be a New Yorker now (as if!) but damn this woman knows how to write a song that cooks! “Shake it Off’ is just about as perfect of a pop confection as it gets. Brava Taylor!

 

John Legend/ “All of Me” (Tiesto’s Birthday Treatment)

This is another perfect song for a warm-up that puts people in a good mood. Sweet, romantic and dancy—what is not to like about it?

 

And the worst workout song for 2014——-“Fancy” by Iggy Azalia

Someone told me Iggy Azalia would be THE big deal this past summer so I started including this dreadful song in my classes. A tuneless,annoying piece of tripe that make me want to gauge my eyes out with my thumbs. My take on Iggy Aazalia? NO. Thank. You!

But if you must hear it for yourself…

 

That’s all I have for today folks. I am so looking forward to all of the media reviews, playlist, Vlogs, giveaways and gear reviews for the new year. Let’s bring on 2015!!!

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 105: Podcast News, The Word’s Strongest Coffee & a Yoga Kit Giveaway! 23

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #105

“Book vs Movie” Podcast Revamp News,

Tria Hair Removal System Tryout, Death Wish Coffee, “Space Cadets” in the Classroom

Plus: The Element Yoga Kit Giveaway!

Enter to win this yoga kit!

Enter to win this yoga kit!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Can you believe there are only two weeks left in the year? Where did all the time go? I have been thinking about all of the events that happened in my life in 2014 and I am grateful to embark on a new year with so many new possibilities. So what I am I excited about this week? Check out just a few things that are making me happy right now.

  • Book Vs Movie Podcast: If there is someone I am grateful for this year it is Margo Porras of She’s Nacho Mama’s Blog as she had the guts to try and start a podcast with me on a moment’s notice. Well “Book vs. Movie” is now going to a new home and we are going to be producing it ourselves (with a big amount of help from Libsyn.com) with a new logo, website—the whole kit and caboodle. Here is our first properly edited episode, coming up in January (a few short weeks away!) we will begin our first episode of the New Year talking about Joe Klein’s Primary Colors which was turned into a movie in 1998 and directed by Mike Nichols whom we sadly lost this past year. Get ready to get political!

  • Tria Hair Removal System: I will give my full review in two weeks but I so far really like my Tria hair Removal System which is showing signs of working well for me. The places where I had some funky hair issues (including my upper lip—embarrassing!) It is very convenient and does hurt at all. Do any of you remember that horrible product Nads? Where your put that goop on your arms and it hurt like hell? Not true here but as I said I am giving a full review in two weeks.) NOTE: Tria sent me the product for free but the review and opinions are my own.

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  • Death Wish Coffee! Thanks to my new Fitbloggin friend (and Secret Santa!) I have a pound of Death Wish coffee to greet me every morning. This is supposed to be the “world’s strongest coffee” and my 7 am spin class tomorrow will find out if this is truly the case. (Thanks again Danielle!)
  • Space Cadets in The Classroom: I am asking my fellow instructors out there—do you have a space cadet in your classroom. Someone who just zones out and barely pays attention to anything happening in the room? My instinct is to just leave them alone. Have you ever dealt with this issue? Sometimes fellow students remark about it but I have never confronted the person about it. Is that the best thing to do? Let me know what you think!
  • My Newest Giveaway—A Yoga Extravaganza! If you ready to start practicing yoga but not sure how to begin then have I got the giveaway for you! The Element Beginner Yoga Kit which includes three yoga DVDs, a set of yoga blocks and a yoga strap can be yours. But you MUST follow the rules in order to win! (Continental U.S. Only!) Read below for the details.

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

More Information about the Element Yoga Complete Kit Giveaway:

Element: YOGA Complete Kit 

Everything you need to tone your entire body, increase flexibility, melt away stress, boost energy levels and experience the many benefits of yoga. Filmed in a serene garden overlooking the Pacific Ocean, these three DVDs will cultivate strength, flexibility, confidence and clarity.

YOGA BASICS with BONUS POWER YOGA: In Yoga Basics you will experience detailed, step-by-step instruction of 10 basic postures which are the perfect foundation for any yoga practice. Also included as a bonus is a full-length Power Yoga program. This practice will burn calories, tone and firm muscle, improve flexibility and leave you feeling revitalized.

YOGA FOR BEGINNERS: This unique beginner yoga sequence will teach you yoga breathing, show you how to link the breath to movement and make it easy to follow through a full range of yoga poses that will tone, strengthen and stretch your body. You will notice results from your very first practice.

YOGA FOR STRENGTH & FLEXIBILITY: These two complimentary programs are specially designed to build strength and flexibility in the body, mind and spirit. The invigorating Strength practice offers total body conditioning with powerful sequences that tone all major muscle groups, build endurance, cultivate mental focus and increase energy levels. The gentle Flexibility practice unravels tension patterns in both the body and the mind by linking the breath to simple flowing movements that will provide a total body stretch, increase range of motion, enhance agility, help reduce risk of injury and ease all forms of movement.

{Just a note—Anchor Bay Entertainment is not sponsoring this post and will ship the yoga kit directly to the winner. This giveaway is only available in the Continental United States.}

If you want to win the yoga kit 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 the beginner yoga kit by @anchorbayent 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, December 27, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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Ox Ox,

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 104: With @HilaryDuff @TriaBeauty @LeslieWalks Nameste Mari Workout! 21

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #104

Hilary Duff Fans Rule!

Tria Hair Removal System Tryout

A Kick-Ass Metabolic Workout from Namaste Mari

Plus: Leslie Sansone “Walk off the Fat Fast” DVD Giveaway

Enter to win this DVD!

Enter to win this DVD!

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is everyone? I have been terribly busy lately and did not have the proper amount of time to get to my Vlog postings so please accept my apologies for slacking in that area. As I said a couple of weeks ago, life has a way of interrupting our best laid plans. Between work, the Blog, the podcast and then dealing with healthcare (insurance) issues I have not had the downtime to focus on giveaways and newsy things I wish to discuss—but today I am back! I have a few news and notes and then we will get right into this week’s giveaway.

So away we go….

  • Hilary Duff Fans: Up on my Blog right now I have a review of the December Health magazine with Hilary Duff and in it I described a (sort of) meeting I had with the Duffster when she was a teen queen. Well her fans have done me a solid and have been retweeting it like pros. Thanks to all of you Duff fans my numbers went through the roof. Thanks gang! You truly are SUPER fans!
  • Tria Hair Removal System: This past October I met with some of the folks from Tria who had some nifty at-home laser treatments for hair removal. I have spent an embarrassing amount of money on threading treatments and waxes which left my skin red, ruddy and did not seem to help the issue. So guess how excited I was when they picked ME to try out the Tria Hair Removal Laser Precision system on my own. Wee! I have been using it for a few weeks now and I will give a proper review next month but so far I am really impressed it.
  • My Girl Namaste Mari: One of my favorite people in the world is Mari from Nameste Mari and each Wednesday she gives you a kick ass workout. This week’s really made me sweat so I asked if she would let me post it here and she said yes! Check out this video which includes an appearance by none other than her adorable cat Zen (I love that boy.)

  • Leslie Sansone Walk Off Fat Fast: If you are looking for a low impact workout that will help get your heartrate up and shape those muscles then you need try out Leslie Sansone and her Walk at Home fitness program. This week’s giveaway is one copy of her DVD Walk Off Fat Fast and is available to one lucky winner in Continental U.S. (Check out a clip here!)

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

 

More Information about the Leslie Sansone Walk Off Fat Fast DVD giveaway:

Leslie Sansone’s Newest DVD,

 “JUST WALK: WALK OFF FAT FAST”

Offers 20, 30 and 40 Minutes Walks!

Beverly Hills, CA – Got 20, 30 or 40 minutes to invest in your health and happiness?  Follow Leslie Sansone’s easy steps and the fat burning pace in her newest DVD,  “Just Walk: Walk Off Fat Fast”. America’s #1 Walking Expert has created three new, unique fat burning, mood-lifting walks that fit any schedule. This DVD will be available in stores and on Amazon beginning December 2, 2014 for a suggested retail price of $14.98.

The three walks get progressively more challenging making them perfect for beginners while still offering a challenge for more seasoned walkers.  The first walk is The 20 Minute Easy Burn. Classic moves like side steps and taps, and the comfortable pace, make for a solid starting point. The 30 Minute “Big Burn” engages a few more muscles and a slightly quicker, but certainly manageable, pace. The 40 Minute Super Burn includes more upper and lower body toning while maintaining a brisk, fat burning pace. In all three walks Sansone is joined by a lively group ranging from a new mom to a gorgeous 80-year old woman. All three programs are designed to leave walkers energized vs. exhausted.

For 25 years, Leslie Sansone has taught people of all ages how to get fit, stay fit and feel better about life. She has 70 million walk fans, and counting. What started as a few classes in her fitness center, has grown into the #1 walking program in the world, having sold over 15 million DVD’s to date.

About Leslie Sansone

Leslie Sansone is a nationally recognized fitness expert, and creator of the Walk at Home program. She believes that our bodies were made to move and we can walk our way to health and wellness. She contributes her time, her expertise, and financial support to health organizations including the American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, American Diabetic Association, and MDA. She served on the Leadership Council for IDEA and holds eight certifications including the prestigious American College of Sports Medicine and Cooper Institute: Group Exercise Leader. Sansone was chosen to be one of three keynote speakers for the 2008 American College of Sports Medicine National Fitness and Health Summit. This year she was inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame.

{Just a note—Anchor Bay Entertainment is not sponsoring this post and will ship the Leslie Sansone DVD directly to the winner. This giveaway is only available in the Continental United States.}

If you want to win the Leslie Sansone DVD 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 the @LeslieWalks DVD by @anchorbayent 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, December 22, 2014 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck!

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Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Vacay… 4

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Brief Vacay

Plus Latest Book Vs Movie Podcast News, Tria Hair Removal and the Brooklyn Rock N Roll Marathon

This girl is taking a Vlogging/Giveaway break for a few days. Cheers!

This girl is taking a Vlogging/Giveaway break for a few days. Cheers!

Hey there! Hi There! Ho There!

How are you gang? Me? I am fine and dandy but my schedule is just a bit tight right now and I could not get it together for a Vlog post this week. Horrors! I swore when I started this venture that I would never miss a week NO MATTER WHAT. But guess what? Life has a way of moving in on your great plans and throwing them right back into your face while saying “HA!”

However, next week for sure I will be back and up and running. In the meantime I have just a couple of news items for you:

  • Book vs Movie: Our little podcast had our latest episode and here it is Book Vs Movie: Bridget Jones’s Diary. Margo P. and I are launching it on a new website and using a whole new platform to deliver in January so stay tuned for even more fun stuff. Yay!
  • Tria Hair Removal Laser Review: I am in the middle of trying out a new product, the Tria Portable Laser Hair Removal and so far I am loving it. It’s going to be a three-month trial but I will give you more details next week on my Vlog.
  • Running: So I am considering running the Brooklyn Rock & Roll Half Marathon in October and wanted your advice, when should I start training? Please send em your best tips!

Okay–so I will still be here this week for magazine reviews and a possible new playlist. After this week my schedule should hopefully open up and I will be back to Vlogging and giveaways. (Promise!)  Thank you so much for being so understanding.

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Ox Ox,

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