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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog 78: Fit As a Pro DVD Giveaway, Mud Run Tips, Bullets Over Broadway and More 10

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #78

Bullets Over Broadway, 21-Day Sugar Detox Cookbook Review, Top “Mud Run” Tips Plus:

Soccer Star Lauren Sesselmann’s “Fit As a Pro” Workout DVD Giveaway

Fit As a Pro DVD Giveaway (Lauren Sesselmann)

Fit As a Pro DVD Giveaway (Lauren Sesselmann)

Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

I am so happy to check in with all of you but must admit my brain has third degree “Spring Fever” and going outside is my only cure. So today I am keeping everything short & sweet while offer a 2-for DVD giveaway for one of you lucky readers. So let’s get to it!

  • Bullets Over Broadway:  I am a big fan of splashy Broadway shows plus think Bullets Over Broadway is one Woody Allen’s better films from the 90s so I was very eager to check out the musical version his show starring Zach Braff in his Broadway debut. (Never watched Scrubs so I was not too familiar with his work.) I would say that it is a very good (but not great show) with some outstanding performances. I do not predict this one will be around for long which is a shame.

 

 

 

 

  • Ryka: This week I was invited by Ryka to check out their upcoming sneaker collection for Fall 2014 and was very impressed with their use of memory foam and cushioning in their shoes. Ryka has won tons of awards over the years as a top sneaker brand that exclusively serves women as their customer base. Ryka even gave me a pair of “Devotion” sneakers that I have been wearing non-stop and absolutely LOVE. (Thanks Ryka!)

 

  • Fit As a Pro DVD Giveaway: Soccer superstar Lauren Sesselmann has her own series of ten-minute workout DVDs that will get you in awesome shape in no time. This week I am giving away two of latest titles 10 Minute Full Body Workouts and (my favorite!) 10 Minute full Body Workouts for Small Spaces (so you can work out just about anywhere, people!) I will have links to clips below plus details on how you can enter to win. (Continental United States only, please!) Fit As a Pro will send the DVDs directly to the one winner selected and did not pay for this post or promotion.

Now let’s get to this week’s Vlog:

 

Clips from Lauren Sessermann’s DVDs:

 

If you want to win this giveaway you must do the following (Continental United States, 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 Fit As a Pro DVDs @lsesselmann 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, April 21th (Earth Day!) at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck and enter as often as you like!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Ep 73: Unruly Students, Terry Bikes & @jessicasmithtv DVD Giveaway!! #sweatpink 10

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode #73

Dealing with Students, My Fit Bottomed Girl Post and The Terry Bicycles Catalog

Plus: My Jessica Smith DVD Giveaway!

Walk ON

One of two Jessica Smith DVDs you can win!

One of two Jessica Smith DVDs you can win!

 

Hey there! Hi there! Hi there!

You know what they say about the month of March? It comes it like a lion and lout like a lamb. Hopefully that is true (well the leaving quietly part) because we are set to get YET ANOTHER winter storm here. (Wah!!!!!!)  I know I have said this before but this weather is completely unacceptable. Can we veto it somehow? Just vote it out of office so that from now on we have kind of a chilly autumn that gradually turns into Spring?

I am going to work on this but in the meantime-here is my Vlog post for the week featuring the following:

  • I talk about learning to say goodbye to wonderful students and handling the more challenging ones (would love to hear feedback from other instructors out there on how you deal with “rule-breakers.” True story—I had a student today use her cell phone three times in my class this morning! Honestly—where do people learn their manners? However—my day ended today with one student giving me her own “mix CD” because she likes the music I use in my classes. Aw!

 

 

  • The newest Terry Bicycles catalog is out and is filled with pages that give me the “I wants.” Be sure to sign up for their online mailing list to get the latest steals and deals!

 

Jessica Smith Workout DVD Giveaway

I have a fantastic giveaway this week—two brand-new DVDs from ace trainer Jessica Smith! Jessica has been featured in all of the top women’s health magazines and is a You Tube star who lost 40 pounds on her own and is passionate about helping others get healthy. Her latest offerings are: Barre Fitness with Jessica Smith and Walk On with Jessica Smith. Wanna hear more about them?

Newest Fitness DVDs from YouTube Star Jessica Smith Reflect Fans’ Requests

Miami, FL – February 25, 2014 – Ever hear of anyone crowdsourcing their workouts? The two newest DVDs from fitness expert, author and popular YouTube star Jessica Smith came about from the requests she received most often from her social media followers. “Walk On: Strength & Balance” and “Barre Fitness” are available now on DVD or download from Amazon and http://jessicasmithtv.com/shop/.  Because her fans asked, the DVDs were shot in real time; one take each. Just like a live class, there was no stopping to catch a breath or freshen up the makeup. Likewise there was no retouching on the packaging. The DVDs are perfect for all fitness levels. This is Smith’s second walking DVD. Her first, “Walking for Weight Loss, Wellness and Energy” has been her best seller. “Barre Fitness” draws from Smith’s years as a professional dancer and as a student with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre program at Fordham University. The two new DVDs are $14.85 each; downloads are $13.95 each. Smith’s website, http://www.jessicasmithtv.com, has been recognized as one of the best sites for free workouts by Shape.com, Glamour and MoneyCrashers.com.

“Walk On: Strength & Balance” offers the option of walking barefoot or in sneakers. It includes two 30-minute workouts. Strength & Stretch integrates high intensity interval training with strength exercises to burn calories and sculpt the entire body. Light weights are recommended but optional. Fusion Walk is a shoes-optional, endurance walk that weaves ballet, Pilates and kickboxing-inspired moves. It begins with a few minutes of easy footwork to awaken the muscles that are often ignored yet heavily relied upon when walking. Smith is joined in these workouts by her mother and a friend.

“Barre Fitness” offers three 20-minute workouts: Cardio Ballet, Barre Burn and Floor Barre. These graceful, ballet-inspired workouts tone, sculpt, stretch and challenge the whole body. Moves like passé, chasse and even the curtseys at the end of each program will be familiar to those with a ballet background. Smith will bring out the dancer even in those who have never tried ballet before. No barre is needed but light hand weights, a chair, mat and pillow or mini-ball are recommended.

Jessica Smith began her fitness career over 13 years ago after losing over 40 pounds on her own. In addition to her BA in Communications from Fordham University, Jessica has certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the Aerobics and Fitness Association of America, the International Sports and Conditioning Association, Powerhouse Pilates (in both mat & reformer method), Martial Fusion and Johnny G’s SPINNING™ Program. She currently teaches for EQUINOX Fitness Clubs in Miami. She is also the co-author (with esteemed health and fitness writer Liz Neporent) of “The Thin in 10 Weight Loss Plan” (Sunrise River Press, 2012). Recently named one of Sharecare’s “Top 10 Online Influencers,” Jessica is a monthly contributor to SHAPE.com and a regular content contributor for LIVESTRONG.com, SparkPeople.com and ivillage.com. See more at www.jessicasmith.tv, YouTube, @jessicasmithtv and 10 Pounds Down on Facebook.

Got that? So if you want to win this giveaway you must do the following (Continental United States, 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 @jessicasmithtv DVDs from @brooklynfitchick”
  • If you haven’t already—let me know you are subscribing to my You Tube channel

I will pick one winner at random next Monday, March 10, 2013 at NOON Eastern Time and contact them directly. Good luck and enter as often as you like!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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What Did We Learn This Month? Health magazine with Bethenny on the Cover! @goodhealth 6

What Did We Learn This Month?

 Health: December 2013

Bethenny Frankel photograohed by Ruven Afanador

Bethenny Frankel photograohed by Ruven Afanador

Health Cover Star for December: Bethenny Frankel The reality turned talk show star talks about dealing with life after her high profile divorce, the booming ‘Skinnygirl” business and being a single mom in this Health interview. Her newest book Skinnygirl Solutions is on sale now. So what else is inside the December Health? Holiday Gift Guide Health offers an array of ideas for presents you want to see under your tree. (Hint, hint—I would love to see this Chai tank from New Balance!) Yes, I am assuming you are all like me and take the time to buy yourself something nice this time of year! Holiday Gift Ideas Health magazine 001   “Should I Try Barre Classes?’ Yes—you damn well should and here are some cool moves from Marin Van Vleck of The Bar Method in Plano, Texas. (Trust me, the Diamond Thigh exercise will have you screaming for mercy!) Barre Classes Health Magazine 001   “Your Metabolism: A User’s Guide” My metabolism has had its ups and downs so I always appreciate articles like this. Metabolism Health magazine 001 “8 Great Workout DVDs” Say you want to avoid the outdoors but need to workout—try one of the excellent DVDs featured here. Top DVDs 001 And now the rest of the best of this issue of Health:

  • “Top Yogurt Picks” A couple of dozen of the best brands are mentioned on page 112.
  • “Have a Cup of Coffee” (As if I need permission!)
  • “Is Your Smartphone Making You Fat?” Put down the cell once in a while and enjoy the world around you, people!
  • “Yes—The Most Filling Foods” Yummy foods that are healthy and will keep you feeling full.
  • “Stay Flu-Proof This Season” Tips for avoiding much-dreaded flu this year.
  • “Is Weight-Loss Surgery Worth It?” Excellent article about risks of lap band surgery.

Follow Heath online at: www.Health.com Overall Grade: B+ For months I have complained about the lack of workouts in Health and they listened! I counted three pages of them this month which made me happy. Plus, the gift guide is pretty damn nifty! Until next time… Ox Ox, BFC Brooklyn Fit Chick Follow me on Twitter: “BrooklynFitChik” (note the spelling!) Like My Facebook Page Instagram: BrooklynFitChick Pinterest: BrooklynFitChick You Tube: BrooklynFitChick1

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog: Ep 63 New Weight Watchers DVD Giveaway! Plus Movie & Books Recommendations 22

Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 63

Featuring: Latest Book/Movies Reviews, A Christmas Tree

Plus: Weight Watchers DVD Giveaway & Kittens!

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Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!

Now on to this week’s Vlog & My Groovy Giveaway!!

Last week I took off from midday Wednesday until today (Sunday afternoon) with the intention of taking fitness classes in the city, setting up a whole slew of Blog posts for December and cleaning out my office which is a nightmare of disorganization and mess right now. But alas, my little introverted inner self decided instead I needed to REST and RELAX for a few days and just do a whole lot of nuthin’.

First, I decided to put on my Christmas tree because the guys who sell them across the street from my apartment (really!) set up early this year. What do you think?

Christmas Tree 2013

THEN I made sure to relax with the following bits of entertainment.

Books:

  • Friends who know me well are used to my fascination with true crime and Manson: The Life & Times of Charles Manson by Jeff Guinn did not disappoint but it did give me nightmares so beware!
  • Being a fan of spoofs and oral histories (plus believing that J.D. Salinger is completely overrated as a writer This Would Drive Him Crazy: A Phony Oral History of J.D. Salinger was just the tonic I needed to laugh again. The writer is Tom Ruprecht (Thanks for the recommendation Erin!)
  • After that spoof I bummed myself out again with the excellent 27: the 27 Club which is all about the short lives of Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Brian Jones, Amy Winehouse and Janis Joplin and written by Howard Sounes.
  • I finished up with something sad, funny and disturbing August: Osage County by Tracy Letts which I saw on Broadway years ago and am eager to see Meryl Streep put her own touch on the main character who of the crazy mother of all mothers.

As you can see I am in need of some light-hearted books to check out in December so feel free to send me your suggestions. Thanks!

Also this past long weekend I checked out a few movies and here is my quick summary of each:

  • CBGB: If you think it is impossible to make a decent movie about The Ramones—you are correct.
  • Man of Steel: If you think there have been too many Superman movies—you are right. (I love you Amy Adams but Lois Lane you are NOT.)
  • Gravity: If you think that George Clooney and Sandra Bullock are impossibly charismatic and can overcome a weak script based on charm and excellent 3D effects—yup.

Lastly—I am late getting this post up because I played with a pile of kittens today. OMG they were SO CUTE!!!! Here is a picture of one of them with half of this week’s giveaway (and one very sad-looking shoe box.)

Kitten with Video

 

So let’s get to the Vlog now!

 

Now let us get to this week’s giveaway!!!! Here are the details of the Weight Watchers DVDs:

Weight Watchers® Makes it Easy to Get a Workout Right at Home!

Two NEW Workout DVDs Coming to Stores Nationwide in December!

Beverly Hills, CA – Weight Watchers, the world’s leading provider of weight management services, now helps to make home fitness a snap with new workouts for all fitness levels from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Coming to stores, and Amazon, in December are two new DVDs starring Weight Watchers’ fitness spokesperson Jennifer Cohen. These will be the first DVDs sold outside of their centers. Both “Weight Watchers: 15 Minute Boot Camp Series” and “Weight Watchers: Ultimate Belly Series” offer creative, yet easy to follow moves geared to burn calories, strengthen muscles and enhance weight loss efforts whether one is a Weight Watchers member or not. The DVDs will be available beginning December 17, 2013 and will have a suggested retail price of $14.98 each. These DVDs feature three women on camera, each demonstrating moves for beginner, intermediate and advanced exercisers to follow. Each DVD provides menu options for quick, targeted workouts or one complete program.

“Weight Watchers: 15 Minute Boot Camp Series” is finely tuned to help busy people reach their fitness goals. The four 15-minute workout segments target upper body, lower body, core and cardio. Each utilizes compound moves giving the user even more bang for their workout minute. Each segment includes its own warm-up and cool-down. Light hand weights (three to five pounds each) are used for the intermediate and advanced levels.

“Weight Watchers: Ultimate Belly Series” includes three complete abdominal workouts, each with options for each fitness level.  Choose from 10-Minute Ab Toner, 20-Minute Ab Flattening Express, or 30-Minute Standing Tone & Burn. Cohen’s creative exercises work the abs from every angle, front to back and side to side. A strong core isn’t just about flatter abs. It has impact on posture, back health and more.

Jennifer Cohen is a leading fitness authority, TV personality, best-selling author, and entrepreneur known for her signature straight-talking approach to wellness. Jennifer was the featured trainer on The CW’s Shedding for the Wedding, mentoring the contestants’ to lose hundreds of pounds before their big day.  Jennifer appears regularly on NBC’s “Today Show”, “Extra”, “The Doctors” and “Good Morning America”. When not travelling to motivate others, Jennifer spends time training her baby son Dylan at her own fitness studio, Momentum in Santa Monica, California.

In order to win these DVDs (Continental U.S. only!) you must do the following:

  1. Post a comment below (on this particular blog post).
  2. Tweet out your interest by saying “I want to win @weightwatchers DVD @AnchorBayEnt from @BrooklynFitChik”
  3. Subscribe to my You Tube here (let me know if you are already subscribed!) http://www.youtube.com/user/BrooklynFitChick1

I will randomly pick one winner for both DVDs next Monday, December 9th at NOON eastern time and contact them directly. Good luck and enter as often as you like!

Until next time…

Ox Ox,

BFC

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