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The Next Fitness Star: Body Burn Series {Giveaway}

  • February 15, 2015
  • By Brittany
The Next Fitness Star: Body Burn Series {Giveaway}

Hey there! How is your week going? Hope it is a good one as always! I just got back from Australia and am terribly jet lagged. It is so much harder to travel east than to travel west in my opinion. I had practically no jet lag when we arrived in Australia but have been suffering for days since we got back! I am exhausted all day but can only sleep 3-4 hours at night and then want to sleep all morning long (like until noon!). It’s rough.

Anywho, on to a lighter note… I am super excited to tell you all about The Next Fitness Star: Body Burn Series DVD!  I’m sure a lot of you, like me, read Women’s Health Magazine because it is full of awesome health and fitness information.  If you do, you’ve probably heard of a competition they host called The Next Fitness Star.  Essentially, they search for a real-life person to become the next big thing in fitness.  The 2014 winner, Emily Schromm is a former reality TV star (The Real World DC), full-time personal trainer and CrossFit coach.  She has a killer physique and an empowering attitude that makes you want to workout!

The nice people at Women’s Health sent me a copy of Emily’s DVD to try and out and tell you all about.  And they’re also offering FOUR lucky readers a chance to win a copy of the DVD!  Awesome, I know.

The DVD has three workouts:

  • 25-Minute Body-Weight Bootcamp
  • 20-Minute Flat-Belly Fix
  • 15-Minute Fat Blaster

The Body-Weight Bootcamp offers cardio and strength (yay! I love combining the two) and requires no equipment.  You could totally do this anywhere.  Just bring your laptop and DVD player with you and set up.  Expect to see moves like jumping lunges, jump squats, burpees, squats, lunges and planks.  It’s a serious workout that will get your heart rate up and also help strengthen and tone your body.  The workout is circuit-style with two rounds of each set of exercise.  Emily provides plenty of explanation and demonstration–just like having her as your own trainer.  One of Emily’s workout buddies demos a modification option, so no fear that you won’t be able to complete this workout if you are just starting out or getting back into fitness.

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The Flat-Belly Fix is twenty minutes of intense core work.  This workout uses a set of weights.  It is also done circuit style with 2 circuits of three moves.  I love that the workout focuses on the entire core, not just the abs and the moves are beyond the standard crunch.  I get bored easily working my abs but the advanced moves in this DVD really kept me working.

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The Flat Blaster is perfect when you are short on time and just need a quick workout.  For this workout you need weights and a box step.  The focus of this workout is getting toned muscles through strength training.  Expect to see moves like deadlifts, pushups, burpees and squats with overhead presses.  The best part about this workout is that even though the focus is on strength, there is definitely a cardio component to this workout so you still get great fat blasting benefits!   

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I love that all the workouts are short yet effective.  I have such limited time these days with the little one that I need super quick workouts that actually get results.

And now for the best part…FOUR lucky readers can win a copy of the DVD.  Just enter the giveaway below and I’ll pick a winner on Wednesday! 
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Readers, do you enjoy bodyweight exercises?  What’s your favorite core move?  Do you prefer strength training or cardio?





By Brittany, February 15, 2015
  • Ashlee
    February 15, 2015

    I prefer both cardio and strength training. I think if I had my choice I would be a cardio bunny… however I think the best results come from doing both. I also used to be obsessed with just cardio and injured myself a lot! I also always feel best once I finish a strength training session.

  • Marielle
    February 15, 2015

    How fun! I love body weight exercise because you can do them anywhere. Burped are my favorite- good god arms, core, and legs!

  • Alicyn
    February 15, 2015

    I love doing planks and walking lunges

  • Holly
    February 15, 2015

    The 3 DVDs sound very “practical” and “doable” for those who want/need to get in the workout several times per week but may want to spend less than one hour on a type of workout. Thanks for the tips–yep, body weight workouts are kinda-part-of many routines!

  • Kim
    February 15, 2015

    I think my favorite body weight exercise is the burpee – love that it works so many muscle groups and gets my heart rate way up!!!

  • Julie
    February 15, 2015

    I’m a tennis player and recently got more involved with cross training. We do a lot of body weight exercises in our cardio sessions and in our yoga sessions as well.

  • paige c
    February 15, 2015

    I like planks, pushups, and squats

  • Carla S
    February 16, 2015

    My favorite bodyweight exercises are wall pushups.

  • Sara
    February 16, 2015

    I love bodyweight exercises–great to do anywhere! (Including the office during lunch hour–just close the door to make sure no one barges in to find you randomly doing lunges!) I’ve been trying to incorporate both strength and cardio into my workouts–and have found a nice balance in my spin classes lately, where we’ve been doing lots of light weight work while on the bike!

  • Jessica
    February 16, 2015

    This looks great and I LOVE working out at home. My favorite bodyweight exercise…when I have the energy burpees. I also like walk-down push-ups. I don’t know if that’s the technical name but I enjoy them. And squats, regular, jumping, and static alike!

  • Allie
    February 16, 2015

    You know I love my cardio but this winter (and being snowed in all the time) has me rethinking my DVD collection for workouts! There’s only so many miles I can pedal to no where on my bike trainer. This looks like something I would really enjoy, in the sweatiest way possible šŸ™‚

    That is awful about your jet lag! I hope it gets better as the week progresses. I can’t imagine trying to care for a newborn with all that additional fatigue. Hang in there!!

  • Nicole @ Foodie Loves Fitness
    February 16, 2015

    The DVD sound like it’s full of good workouts! I love a good short workout video focused solely on the core. Oooh I like squats, lunges, planks, burpees… well okay, I don’t love them while I’m doing them, but they definitely get my heart rate pumping quickly!

    Hope that you get over your jet lag soon! It’s the worst when you feel exhausted but just can’t get your body on the right sleep schedule.

  • GiGi Eats
    February 16, 2015

    They have a new casting for the Next Fitness Star going on right now!! I would totally do it but…. I don’t have work out videos! ha ha! They need to make this into a TV show! No more biggest loser or America’s next top model! OVER IT!

  • Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    February 17, 2015

    I entered!! I remember Emily from RWDC I am such a real world junkie lol

  • Morgan
    February 17, 2015

    Burpees! Such a love/hate relationship

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