Wednesday, July 29, 2015

REVIEW: Ballet Beautiful Swan Arms Cardio

Ballet Beautiful Swan Arms Cardio
Mary Helen Bowers, 2014

This DVD contains three workout segments that can be played together or individually. You won't need an equipment for this workout. Mary works out alone in an open white space.

Swan Arms Cardio: (32 min) after a warm up, Mary performs a series of exercises and then adds tendu & abduction to them. Mary includes large swan arm movements to keep your heart rate up with no impact. Exercises include: demi pliet, 2nd & 4th position plies, rear leg raises, front leg raises, balance holds, and passe. Each exercise is repeated for 16 reps then built on.

Mat Work: Abs, thighs & Butt: (17 min) Mary adds in large swan arm movements to the exercises. You will do 3-4 sets of each exercise. Exercises include c-curve drops, c-curve with rotation, V drops, side lying outer thigh raise, leg circles and 1/2 circles tapping front & back. Mary intersperses some short stretches.

Elongated Stretch: (6 min) seated stretches for hamstring, calf, chest openers, and spinal twists. Lying stretches include: figure 4 stretch, cross knee pull, and spinal twist.

I rate this an intermediate routine. All exercises are easy to follow and Mary's instruction is great. Love the no impact cardio and I did feel the burn in the mat segment. I found these routines to be unique & fun. I received this DVD to review.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

HUGE Nordic Naturals GIVEAWAY: Swag Bag, Vitamins, Books, & MORE!


Keep reading & enter below to win a huge prize pack from my favorite source for everything Omega 3: Nordic Naturals. They offer something for the whole family, in addition to their extensive line of Omega 3 products they carry vitamins, gummy vitamins, and more. Their awesome Omega 3 line includes gummies, childrens, adults, a line for pets, traditional omega 3 supplements, drink powder omega 3 mixers, and so much more! I highly recommend their products and love the taste of their gummies - what a unique and delicious way to get your omegas and vitamins in!  Nordic Naturals also practices sustainable fishing practices- so important to our eco-system. I try to do my part to create a greener planet- and purchasing Nordic Naturals products is a great easy way to protect our eco-system! Giveaway ends 8/7 at 11:59 pm!

Enter below to win this FAB prize pack (US entrants only please): Omega Boost Junior, Nordic Naturals T-shirt, Swag Bag, the book ‘Brainiacs’by Dr. Heather Manley and the book ‘Amazing Grades’ by Pat Wyman.


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Monday, July 27, 2015

Beachbody REVIEW: 21 Day Fix Extreme Dirty 30 Extreme Workout Featuring Autumn Calabrese


If you have tried the original 21 Day Fix and loved it like I did, and are ready for the next level - 21 Day Fix Extreme is your answer. Same awesome format, same awesome instructor, just bumped up a level. The workouts are short -still around 30 minutes each, but they're extreme. The eating plan is simple, and the program comes complete with color coded food storage containers, nutrition guide, recipes, fitness info & more. This is the EXACT program that Autumn herself uses to get ready for a competition or photo shoot.

Autumn Calabrese, 2015

This is a 32 minute total body strength workout. Autumn works out in a gym set with a group of background exercisers, one providing some easier modifications. You will need dumbbells for this workout. You will perform 3 rounds of 2 one minute exercises, each round is performed 2X. You get a short rest between each exercise.


After a warm up, exercises include: curtsy with weighted half circle arms, squat & military press, puhsup renegade row, side lunge & sword pull, single leg deadlift & upright row, lunge & row, balance stance hammer curl, single arm & leg plank knee to elbow pull and a quick stretch.

I rate this an advanced workout that accomplishes a lot in only 30 min. The weights are a bit lighter as most exercises work both UB & LB at the same time, but you are constantly working for the full 30 minutes so I def felt it in both my UB & LB. Autumn provides great cuing and motivation. I received this DVD to review.


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Sunday, July 26, 2015

Sunday Funny

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

Girls Just Wanna Have Guns!

I saw this shirt on instagram, isnt it awesome? I totally want it! Heres a link 


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Friday, July 24, 2015

WIN a Disney World Family Vacation for Four & NEW Frozen Put Me In The Story Personalized BOOK!


Enter to win a 3-Day/2-Night Vacation for a Family of Four to the most magical place in the world- Disney WorldThis fab prize includes airfare, hotel accommodation, and theme park tickets. Enter here.  Also, anyone who enters the contest will receive an exclusive coupon code for 20% off any order at www.putmeinthestory.com, where you can create a Frozen (or other character) book featuring your own child!!! I created an amazing Frozen book for my niece that features her & has her name on the cover- such a great back to school, back into reading, gift or obviously great for a Christmas gift. Keep reading to learn more about these fun books & enter to win this HOT Orlando prize pack. Save $10 off your book order ($19.99 or more) now using code: SUMMER


To celebrate the release of their new personalized Frozen book: Disney’s Frozen: You Are My Best Friend, you have the opportunity to enter A Frozen Dream Vacation Sweepstakes and win an amazing family vacation. And save 20% on your own Put me in the Story book featuring your little one. Put your child closer and catch up with Anna and Elsa, the two best friends that a royal little one can have! Your child will be thrilled to discover that the sisters have invited them into the castle! Hear from Anna and Elsa to learn about what makes every friendship different and special. Follow proper Princess Elsa and fun-loving Anna and discover that you have been there from the beginning just like a true friend. Join the sisters on a journey to see just how fast a bond can grow and learn that the right companion can bring warmth to the wintriest kingdoms. Your lovely child won’t want to let go of this personalized book with their name, photo and a special dedication message. This book can also be personalized with our special edition just for sisters. 


Put Me In The Story has a ton of fun books to choose from! Disney's Frozen, Hello Kitty, Sesame Street, Marvel Avengers, Mickey Mouse, Sponge Bob & SO MUCH MORE.



Creating your own book is easy, select a category - babies, toddlers, boys, girls, grandchildren, by age, by occasion, or view all and get started. Its super easy. You add your childs name and photo (optional) and answer a few questions: gender, age, hair color and they are IN THE BOOK! Imagine the fun of your child opening a book and seeing their name & image in the book. How fun is that??? 

Creating the book for my niece, took just a few minutes and was SO easy! You can choose to add your childs photo or the book can feature a cartoon version of your little one. Either way, super fun, & super personalized. We all know how popular Frozen is and I cant think of a better way to get your little one in on the Frozen Action than with a Put Me in the Story Book.


I chose a fab Frozen book for my 8 year old niece and you should have seen her face when she opened it and there she was with Elsa and gang, right in the story. She LOVES the book. It got her right back in the swing of reading & in perfect timing- school is right around the corner. They even have fun back to school books.


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