Women’s Health magazine

What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with P!nk on the October Cover! 1

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: October 2013

P!nk photographed by Andrew Macpherson.

P!nk photographed by Andrew Macpherson.

Women’s Health Cover Star for October 2013: 

OMG—it is P!nk!!! I love, love, love P!nk’s music and play her in my classes all of the time. I love her attitude. I love her style. I just love HER!

Anyhoo—P!nk is on the cover and inside this issue where she talks about dealing with fame while being a mom to two year-old daughter Willow.

As for her favorite vices, she says “I drink really good wine and high-caliber whiskey. I probably laugh too loud in restaurants” LOVE HER!

Here is a photo of P!nk striking a pretty pose.

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So what else is in the October issue of Women’s Health

“5-Minute Fat Blaster”

I like these exercise ideas from Women’s Health editor Jen Ator that you can find in her new book Shape-Up Shortcuts.

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“Max Your Gym Time”

Check out the gear you SHOULD use at the gym versus the usual boring stuff. (I really want a pink sand bag by the way.)

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“15-Minute Workout”

Melissa Paris (a New York City-based trainer) created this workout which uses a towel. Yes, you can use your towel to get a good sweat going, people!

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Happy Body, Angry Skin” Women’s Health talks about skin afflictions that can happen under intense exercise conditions. (Redness is a problem for me.)
  • “How to Outsmart Breast Cancer” October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Women’s Health talks about the latest research so you can stack the odds in your favor.
  • “I Survived Plunging Into an Icy River” Do me a favor and promise me you will NOT read this story while listening to Season of the Witch by Donovan (like I did at the hair salon!) It will freak you out even more! (Glad you are okay Daniella Overett!)
  • What It’s Like to be Stranded in a Food Desert: Women’s Health takes on the issue of hunger in America and I applaud them for it. We fat-shame people left and right in this country without taking account the lack of affordable produce and really healthy food in many sections of the U.S.. (Stepping off my soap box now…)

Overall Grade:

A! Great workouts along with smart information makes me a very happy fit chick!

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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What Did We Learn This Month! @WomensHealthMag with @ElizabethBanks on the Cover! 3

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: September 2013

Elizabeth Banks photographed by James White

Elizabeth Banks photographed by James White

Women’s Health Cover Star for September 2013: 

Elizabeth Banks is on the cover of both the front and back of the magazine as this is their annual “Fall Fashion Special.” Whoo hoo!

Elizabeth seems like such a warm and nice person who just happens to be a successful actress. She has been with her husband all of her adult life and they have two boys together under the age of three-wow!

Her next film will be The Hunger Games: Catching Fire which comes out in November and the trailer alone is making me giddy. (My inner 12 year-old is dying to see it!)

The interview in this issue lists “23 intriguing things” about the actress including the fact she has 1.2 million followers on Twitter (@ElizabethBanks,) is a big fan of Ruth Bader Ginsberg and stays slender by splitting  one appetizer and one entrée with her husband when they go out to eat (which completely bums me out.)

Here is a photo of Elizabeth in a New wave-inspired from the back cover.

 

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So what else is in the September issue of Women’s Health

“Take the Women’s Health Chin-Up Challenge”

Just today someone in my Bootcamp class asked me if “girls can do chin-ups”—this was from a grown woman. Grrrrr. Anyhoo, Women’s Health is offering their own six-week plan. You can follow the editors on Twitter at the “ChinupChallenge” hashtag.

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 Flour Power”  

Want to learn the difference between almond flour, quinoa flour, barley flour and more? Check out this page!

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“Cardio Redifined”

Whether you love nothing more than a high-intensity aerobics or would rather lift weights—trainer Brett Hoebel has a plan here for you to get your heart beating.

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“15-Minute Workout”

Trainer Alli McKee has a workout here that will get your gams in shape.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Is Aspirin the New Wonder Drug” Women’s Health looks into the benefits taking aspirin.
  • “Diet-Friendly Drive Thrus” Not sure I buy the concept of eating anything from a fast food place. (I worked at one when I was 16!)
  • “I Survived A Shipwreck at Sea” Amazing true story about a woman (Kate Suski) who survived being stranded in the ocean for over 14 hours. Yikes!

Overall Grade:

A-! So much here to enjoy though funnily enough the fashion pages were not my favorite this time. Normally I like their style pages. Oh well, maybe next month?

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

 

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with Maria Menounos on the cover! 5

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: July/August 2013

Maria Menounos photographed by Tom Shirmacher

Maria Menounos photographed by Tom Shirmacher

Women’s Health Cover Star for July/August 2013: 

Maria Menounos who has an UNREAL body!!!! Maria is a host on the TV show EXTRA and is helping to judge the Women’s Health Next Fitness Star (more on that later.) She also has a rather unique laugh that I try to recreate here in this Vlog post.

The one thing that made me sad reading her interview was that she has a cup of hot water every morning to start her day. (Sounds very depressing to me…) Anyhoo, you can see Maria and ace trainer Harley Pasternak featured in the workout inside:

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So what else is in the July/August issue of Women’s Health

Women’s Health Next Fitness Star”

Women’s Health invites you to find the next workout superstar with their very own competition—.The Next Fitness Star.com. You can check out all of the finalists in this issue.

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 Food For Thought”  

Can junk food actually hurt your brain activity?  Learn about the good and bad foods for your brain here.

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“Chilling Effect”

Cool fitness gear that will help you beat the heat. (I  am eyeing a few things on this page!)

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“Soap Smackdown”

It’s the soap bars vs. the soap washes in this beauty smack down!

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Hydrate for Your Health” Women’s Health talks about the importance of staying hydrated and “proper water consumption.”
  • “Go with the Pro” Oh how I probiotics…
  • “Even if You Live at Work, It’s Not Home” I really liked this article about people who overshare every single detail of their lives to everyone around them. (Boundaries, people!)
  • “I Survived Hurricane Sandy” Staten Island resident Kim Joyce survived the storm and has one hell of a harrowing story to tell. (Sorry about your sweet kitties Kim!)

Overall Grade:

B:  I say take this one to the beach (or by the pool) and enjoy this fun summer read. (However, I could have used more workouts.)

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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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…

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealth Sexy Elsa Pataky on the Cover!! #fitbloggin 9

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: June 2013

Elsa Pataky photographed by Jason Ierace

Elsa Pataky photographed by Jason Ierace

 

Women’s Health Cover Star for June 2013: 

Spanish actress Elsa Pataky is starring in the sure-to-be smash Fast & Furious 6 and in real life she is married to hunky actor Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers.) The very fit thespian admits she is essentially “addicted” exercise and loves to keep in top condition with a combination of strength training, martials arts, yoga and Pilates.

When not working out or acting, Elsa is a mom to a toddler daughter, is working on a documentary about children around the world and is planning on writing a book with her trainer Fernando Sartorious. (Whew!)

 

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So what else is in the June issue of Women’s Health

 

“The No-Sweat Zone”

Women’s Health gives us this lunchtime workout that will help you burn calories without looking like a sloppy mess afterwards. This particular one comes from LA-based trainer Holly Perkins and should take 20 minutes tops.

 

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Your Body on Ice Cream”  

This is going to be my first dairy-free summer and articles like this remind me I am going to have moments of loss and regret. (Damn, I love my Softee cones!)

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15 Minute Workout

This month’s “15 Minute Workout” comes from author Nicole Glor (The Slimnastics Workout) which will get your cardio in in record time.

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“Sneaky Places Stress Shows Up”

Is your hair falling out?  Do you have a twitchy eyeball? Does your stomach bother you from time to time? It might be stress trying to get the better of you so watch out!

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“What Grill Master Know”

Summer means bringing out the grill which makes my heart soar. Here we get advice from the grilling masters.

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“6 New Sun Care Secrets”

The best of the new lotions and potions to protect your skin in the summertime are featured in this feature.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “Beauty Awards Winners!” Women’s Health picked the latest and greatest in makeup, skin care, hair care and all that makes me a happy product junkie.
  • “Cut Above the Rest” The swimsuits featured in this story made me want to lay out on the beach and sip on a fruity drink. (So cute!)
  • “I Get a Running Start” I am one of those folks who does not “get” running. Never, EVER enjoyed it and do not understand people who do. Women’s Health asked the running experts out there to give advice to the running-challenged.
  • “Do the Next Best Thing” I enjoyed this beauty/health story that gives you short cuts when you can’t do what you know you SHOULD do every day.  

 

Overall Grade:

A! My favorite read this month so far. Good job Women’s Health!

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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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!)

 

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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!!

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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag with Jessica Alba on the Cover! 6

What Did We Learn This Month?  

Women’s Health: March 2013

Jessica Alba photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Jessica Alba photographed by Jeff Lipsky

Women’s Health Cover Star for March 2013:

Jessica Alba graces the cover and talks about her new book in the March issue. Yes—Jessica is now an author! The insanely beautiful actress has written her first book, The The Honest Life: Living Naturally and True to You filled with her advice on beauty, fashion, food and living the “natural life.”

Jessica is big on being kind to the environment. (Her business, The Honest Company,  sells eco-friendly home items) and she is big on organic beauty products.

Here is a photo of the lovely Jessica and some of her favorite beauty/make-up tips:

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So what else is in the March issue of Women’s Health?

“Women’s Health Fitness Awards”

Women’s Health salutes the best in fitness & health with shout-outs to must-have home gear, the top “hot spots” around the country and the latest and greatest workout gear on the market.

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 “15-Minute Workout”

If your back could use some extra attention—try these moves from trainer Mark Merchant, co-founder of As One studio in New York City.

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“Fire Up Fat Burning”

I love these workout pages! Frank Salzone, group fitness instructor for Equinox in New York, shows how you can maximize your workouts and rev your metabolism into high gear. (Plan on using some of these in my boot camp class soon…)

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“Eat This, Cure That”

All-natural remedies to help all kids of annoying ailments from insomnia to heartburn.

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

• “Balancing Act” Women’s Health beauty editors talk about PH balance and skin type to show how it can affect your appearance.

 “The Secret to Staying Motivated” The five “instant rewards” of exercise to keep up the desire to workout when the benefits seem so far away.

• “Should You Play Doctor?” A look at “at-home medical tests” and when you should (or shouldn’t) rely on them.

• “Lighten Up!” How stress can affect your efforts to lose weight and get fit.  Don’t stress yourself out people—give yourself a break once in a while!

Overall Grade: A-! Loved the workouts and the motivational pages in this issue.

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 23 with a Digital Scale Giveaway! @EatSmartScales 47

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 23

 

The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 23: Featuring Answers to “Random Questions” from a Fit Cheerleader,

Plus My EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Scale Giveaway!!

 

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

How is everybody today? I am having a cuckoo nuts week this week so I apologize in advance if I do not Blog as often as I normally do but I will get in as much as I can. First off today I want to say “hey” to my fellow blogger Janice of Fitness Cheerleader.com. She gave me a little shout out on her Blog and asked me to answer a few questions for her. Here is her link: http://fitnesscheerleader.com/about/an-award-from-wisdom-courage-power/.

I decided that today I would answer all of her questions via My Vlog and then get into this week’s giveaway—an EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Scale!!! This is a $54.95 value and a super-nifty item so pay attention on how you can win one.

Now on to the latest Vlog and the details of the giveaway!

The 11 Random Questions from Janice of FitnessCheerleader.com (@Fitcheerldr) That I Answer in the Video Below:

  1. What was the first sport that you played?
  2. What’s your favourite song to workout to? (Janice is  Canadian so they spell “favorite” that way.)
  3. Are you a cardio or a weight junkie?
  4. What is one thing that you would like to do better?
  5. What is the one thing that you do really well?
  6. Are you a back, side or front sleeper?
  7. Do you workout in the morning? night? or other?
  8. What do you do when you aren’t working out or blogging?
  9. Who is your celebrity crush?  ie: Who would you  like to workout with?
  10. How many burpees can you do in a row? (Yes – you have  to do as many as you can and report back to me).
  11. Can you touch your toes?

Got that? Now here is some more information about this week’s giveaway:

EatSmart Precision GetFit Digital Scale

The EatSmart Precision GetFit is not your ordinary bathroom scale as it can quickly and easily measure weight, body fat, body water, body muscle and bone mass using our new ITO BIA technology. This scale is perfect for individuals who are serious about taking control of their health.

BIA (Bio-Electrical Impedance Analysis) technology allows you to easily calculate your body fitness by imputing information of gender, height, age, activity level and your weight. In bare feet, this technology sends a low-level electrical signal though your body fat and then measures the resistance the signal encounters. This signal is perfectly safe and will not be felt.

The Precision GetFit Scale stores up to 8 different users’ personal profiles and will be able to recognize these users as soon as they step onto the scale. This auto recognition software makes it simple to operate, since all you have to do is stand on the platform barefoot and it identifies who you are based on past weight. Not having to select a user gives it the same functionality as a basic bathroom scale with added benefit of % body fat, % body muscle, % body water and bone mass.

LIKE EatSmart Products on Facebook (link: http://on.fb.me/d3MFHO
Twitter @EatSmartScales (link: http://www.twitter.com/eatsmartscales)
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Follow the EatSmart Blog: http://eatsmartblog.com/

If you are interested in getting a EatSmart Precision Digital Scale (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 @EatSmartScales

I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, February 18th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!

Now I want to know your answers to the questions from above. Feel free to use the comments to answer as little or as many as you like.

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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!!
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What Did We Learn This Month? @WomensHealthMag Emily VanCamp on the Cover! #FitFluential 0

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Women’s Health: January/February 2013

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 (Photograph of Emily VanCamp by Jeff Lipsky)

 

Women’s Health Cover Star for January/February 2013: 

TV’s Emily VanCamp (Revenge) is on the cover of Women’s Health and um…  I read and reread this interview several times and just can’t pull anything out of it that feels noteworthy. Sorry gang, but sometimes I read just too many of these damn things and they all start to sound the same. (Emily does look great if that is helpful to any of you?)

Let’s just move on, shall we?

 

 

So what else is in the January/February issue of Women’s Health

 

“Shop Your Shape–Fitness Looks”

I don’t know about you but Santa gave me lots of new pieces to wear to the gym. (Yay Santa!) If you are still looking to add to your fitness wardrobe, check out the ideas in Women’s Health’s fashion pages.

 

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15-Minute Workout”  

A simple “timing tweak” can help you burn more calories in less time. So, be sure to check out how to do just that with this workout from David Jack of Actv8 Phoenix of Acton, Massachusetts.

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“Your Fittest Year Starts Here!”

Whether you are a busy mom—an overworked businesswoman or you are just looking to undo the damage of this past holiday—the editors of Women’s Health have ideas to get you in your best shape yet no matter what your time constraints might be.

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“Tone Every Inch”

In order to get into your best shape you must identify where your weakness lies. This feature helps you overcome your physical barriers.

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“The Healthiest Cities for Women”

So do you happen to live in one of these super-healthy cities? Women’s Health partnered with Men’s Health and judged American cities as to their healthiness based on nutrition, cost of living and cancer rates.

  1. San Francisco, CA
  2. Salt Lake City. UT
  3. San Jose, CA
  4. Boise, ID
  5. Burlington, VT
  6. Minneapolis, MN
  7. Seattle, WA
  8. Austin, TX
  9. St. Paul, MN
  10. Portland, ME

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And now the rest of the best of this issue of Women’s Health:

  • “9 Ways to Live Your Best Life” Women’s Health shows how just making one lifestyle change can make a big difference in the quality of your life after just one month!
  • “Melanoma” Please stop using tanning beds, people! (Confession time—I use them from time to time and know that I need to stop. Someone out there—please make stop tanning!?)
  • “Sleep Before You’re Dead” A good night’s sleep in essential to good health. Here are some tips to make you get in some zzzz’s.
  • “Be a Fitness Warrior” Women’s Health talked to actress Cynthia Addai-Robinson on how she gets in shape for her rather sexy show (Spartacus.)

 

Overall Grade:

B+ I really enjoyed the articles and features in this issue (just wasn’t too jazzed about the cover interview.) Otherwise, good work Women’s Health!

You can check out Women’s Health online as well: www.WomensHealthMag.com

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