Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog Episode 18
The Latest Brooklyn Fit Chick Vlog featuring a Super-Fantastic Beginner Yoga Gear Giveaway, The “Biggest Losers” on The Diet Show, a Groovy Scale from Eat Smart
(Also, Undermining Comments from Well-Meaning Friends)
Hey there! Hi there! Ho there!
I have a really cool beginner yoga
giveaway today that features a "Yoga Beginner's Kit" from Weight Watchers and an Intro to Yoga DVD that I am so excited to offer today.
First, I need to give a shout out to Mark Pinhasovich (follow him on Twitter @BLMark) who was a winner on TV’s The Biggest Loser and is now one of the stars of an amazing show held at Stage 72 in New York called “The Diet Show.” It features funny & entertaining monologues from several BL competitors from the past including Tara Costa, Alfredo “Frado” Dinten and Erik Chopin plus we get a bit of old-school hilarity from comic Jeff "The Fat Rat Bastard" Pirrami (I was lucky enough to hang out with his wife & daughter at the show) as well as a stripped down essay from model Krista Hays (really!)
You can get more information about The Diet Show here: http://stage72.com/?p=394
now—here’s this week’s Vlog which features my new yoga gear & DVDs giveaway,
a groovy new scale from the folks at EatSmart
Products plus the well-meaning but kind of condescending remarks I heard
over a holiday meal about my healthy lifestyle. Oh--and my sister advised me to "show more skin" so I obliged. :)
Got that? Okay here are the details first for the yoga DVD:
New ‘ELEMENT: INTRO TO YOGA” DVD is the Perfect Place to Start!
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – Doesn’t it seem like there are more yoga studios than nail salons lately? In fact, the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association reports that participation in yoga is up 16.8% for the past two years. People who may have previously been afraid to invest the energy, time and money to give it a go, now have a simple option so that they may experience the many benefits of yoga for themselves. The new “Element: Intro to Yoga” DVD will be in stores and on Amazon.com from Anchor Bay Entertainment. Not only does it provide an easy way to begin a yoga practice right at home, it also offers an intermediate practice to grow into. Each practice is about thirty minutes long.
The “Element: Intro to Yoga” DVD is the newest offering from this best-selling mind/body DVD brand. It’s designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to yoga so that one may begin at any level and continually progress. Instructor Tamal Dodge’s fundamentals program moves step-by-step through the basics of yoga breathing, foundation postures, and short vinyasa flows. His intermediate sequence introduces the next stage of postures, offering more challenging versions of fundamental poses, and flowing through a series of full sun salutations. Both of these programs will build strength and tone muscle while they improve balance, increase flexibility, aid in relaxation, and allow anyone to begin realizing the positive impact that yoga can have.
No props are needed for these programs aside from a yoga mat though a yoga block may be helpful. As with all “Element” DVDs, this was filmed in a lush, tranquil location overlooking the ocean.
Raised in Hawaii on his family’s yoga ashram, Tamal Dodge began teaching yoga at the age of 16. He is the co-founder of The Yoga Collective, one of the largest yoga studios in the Los Angeles area, and is the owner/director of the Tamal Yoga School, a national yoga certification program. When he is not teaching at his studio or school, Tamal spends much of his time touring the world to share the benefits of yoga with people of all ages. His goal is not only to help people become physically fit but ultimately happier and more fulfilled. A talented composer and musician, Dodge composed the soundtrack and played most of the instruments on the DVD. He works with several celebrities including Cheryl Hines of “Suburgatory”.
Here is a clip from You Tube so you can see for yourself how great it is:
And here are the details for the Yoga Starter Kit from Weight Watchers:
Introducing Weight Watchers® Fitness Kits!
Beverly Hills, CA – Weight Watchers, the world's leading provider of weight management services, and Anchor Bay Entertainment, a leading provider of fitness videos, are joining forces to make fitness more fun and more accessible to everyone. Three fitness kits will be available in mass merchants and on www.walmart.com beginning December 29, 2012. Each kit includes a workout DVD and all the fitness equipment needed along with a 10-week exercise tracker.
“Yoga Starter Kit” is the perfect way for anyone to dip their toes in and see why yoga has become so popular. The modifications shown for beginner, intermediate and advanced levels allow you to start where you are and try new variations as your experience level advances. The kit includes a comfort-sized yoga block and woven cotton strap along with the tracker and DVD. These props assist in stretching, help modify exercises for varying degrees of flexibility and are used to tone muscle. Sara Ivanhoe has been teaching yoga for over 15 years. According to Ivanhoe, “It can be difficult for someone new to fitness to maneuver a full sun salutation, for example, because you’re moving up, down and back up again. I took that out of the equation by making a standing routine and a floor routine, each 30 minutes long. My goal is to get everyone used to the basics first and build from there. Each practice will leave you feeling strong, energized and balanced.”
Awesomesauce! So what do you need to do in order to win?
If you are interested in getting a copy of this DVD & the Yoga Starter Kit (Continental U.S. only please—sorry to my Canadian Peeps!) 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!) http://www.youtube.com/my_videos?feature=mhee
- Tweet out your interest in this giveaway to @BrooklynFitChik and @AnchorBayEntFit
I will randomly pick a winner next Monday, January 14th at Noon (Eastern) and contact them directly. Good luck!!
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