Saturday, August 27, 2016

Getting My Home Gym Put Together

Getting my home gym put back together. Hubby put up shelves in my closet for my DVD addiction, I mean collection. To free up some space in my workout area I cleared out the junk from my closet and put some of my fitness gadgets on the top shelf and on the floor. My plan is to mount the TV on the wall so I can get rid of the TV stand which will also free up some floor space. I will leave the stand pictured below as it fits in the nook there by the door & holds a lot of my DVDs. Im going to need to get more puzzle mats. Im looking for a better flooring option but so far havent found anything better suited than the puzzle mats. If I get enough to fill the room I shouldnt have the separating issues I have now. One thing at a time.



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Friday, August 26, 2016

REVIEW: Red Hot Barre With Christine Gallagher Defilippis

Red Hot Barre Fitness
Christine Gallagher Defilippis, 2015

Christine leads this 57 min barre routine in her Cathe-esque studio with 2 backgrounders, all working at varying intensities. You will need a chair and an optional mat for this routine and the ladies work out barefoot. Workout chapters include: athletic barre, center work, ballet barre, mat work & stretch.

After a warmup exercises include plie pulses, lunge to balance stick, double step touch, squats, squat to dip, chasse, walk down to plank hold-step outs-or plank jacks, squat pulses adding a hop, plie to curtsy, calf raises, plie adding calf raises front leg raise & demi dip, knee pull series, curtsy & front leg raise , plank series adding cross knee pull, elbow to knee pull and cobra, supine leg extensions & drops, reverse crunch, double crunches and mat stretches.

I rate this a solid intermediate routine. Christine keeps the tempo changing to keep you interested and to get the heart rate up. These are easy to follow exercises with just the right amount of reps so you feel the burn but don’t get bored. This is a real lower body burner that also hits the core. Christine provides great instruction & pointers as you go. The modifiers allow you to increase or decrease your intensity and allow you to get the best workout for you. I received this DVD to review.

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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com. 

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Organic Valley: Be Adventurous with Your Workout NOT Your Protein Shake!

Organic Valley recently launched a new campaign that encourages Americans to get weird with their workouts, but not with their nutrition (or recovery protein shakes!). If youre like me, you are always looking for the newest trend in fitness -hey I just may love it! But I know what I want in my nutrition -organic ingredients that I can pronounce from a company I trust. I love protein shakes, they are a quick & easy meal on the go, post-workout recovery, pre-workout energy, or a mid-afternoon snack. But if you have looked at some of the ingredients on protein drinks-yuck. Well Organic Valley Organic Fuel is different. It is a bottled protein drinks that not only taste amazing and have stellar nutritional info -they are also organic! 


More about their awesome campaign: Organic Valley knows the weird workout trend is exploding, at the same time recovery and clean nutrition is important as well. Organic Fuel is the number one organic protein shake, made with real organic milk and no artificial or synthetic ingredients. Fuel is perfect for healthy lifestyles who want organic, high quality ingredients – especially protein – that tastes great. And it is premixed so no shaker cup or blender needed.

Forget the chalky powder. Organic Valley gets our protein straight from the source, the naturally occurring casein and whey found in real, organic milk. Fast-acting whey protein helps promote muscle growth and strength while slow-acting casein inhibits the breakdown of protein and protects muscles. These proteins work together to help you build lean muscle, alleviate soreness, and keep your body performing at its peak.


A challenging workout depletes glycogen stores in your muscles, making you more likely to feel fatigued. Whether you are a crossfit junkie, gym-rat, DVD fanatic, runner, or weekend warrior Organic Fuel will replenish your body with the protein-to-carb ratio it needs to restore glycogen levels post-workout while building and repairing muscle. More of the good stuff means more energy to fuel your life! Chase after those little ones, lead a board meeting, kill your next workout, or walk your dog- Organic Fuel will power you through.

Organic Fuel is made with nine wholesome and organic ingredients, so you know you're getting all the good stuff you need—and nothing else. Their protein comes from real organic milk made by pasture-raised cows on Organic Valley family farms near you! Each bottle is packed full of 26 grams of organic protein. Available in chocolate and vanilla and believe it or not- even my DH loved him! He literally drank almost all of them. But I was happy to share, anything to share the health!


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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

REVIEW: Couples Workout For Health and Happiness: Strength & Tone Together with Gina Guddat



Gina Guddat is a very well rounded lady! Her impressive resume includes B.A., M.A. - Psychology, she is a Licensed Mental Health Therapist - Individuals, Couples, Teenagers and Families, specializing in Life Transitions, Communication Skills, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem & Body Image, Stress Management and Relationship Issues. Her impressive fitness resume includes: Personal Training and Group Fitness expert, teaching in a Seattle club. She holds multiple certifications from ACE, AFAA, Reebok, YMCA and AAAI/ISMA. Gina Guddat is a recent recipient of the Community Leadership Award from the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports in Washington DC. Keep reading on the blog for detailed reviews of her awesome Couples Workout series and maybe Ill score an interview with her!


Couples Workout For Health and Happiness: Strength & Tone Together
Gina Guddat, 2015

Gina & Larry work out together in a nice living room set. You will need dumbbells, a step bench, and med ball for this 43 min strength workout. You can easily do this workout solo (you may have to slightly modify a few exercises) or grab your significant other for a fun tonight workout! The DVD is fully chaptered.

Between exercise sets there is an intro screen that gives you a short rest break. After a warm up & stretch, exercises include: unweighted squats adding weights, overhead press, and calf raises, bicep series, lunge series holding hands for balance, abduction & lat raises, deadlifts & single leg deadlifts, front raises, tri dips & one leg tri dips, standing med ball twist & pass adding a squat, rows, upper back fly, pushup series starting at counter height to full pushups off a step, and bridge & bench press adding kegals & inner thigh squeezes. 
You will need to add on your own cool down/ stretch.

I rate this a solid intermediate routine, that you can easily modify up or down depending on your poundage. The couple offers lots of intensity options & modifications as well as excellent form pointers throughout. Lots of combo moves that get your heart rate up and a great pace that allows for moderate to heavier weights. The couple is fun & encouraging to work out with- the couple that works out together, stays together. 
I received this DVD to review.


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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Restore: Restore Your Gut Health & Improve Your Overall Health



Restore is a unique supplement that I recently had the opportunity to review. It is unlike any supplement on the market. Restore is made in the USA. Restore is a soil-derived, scientifically-backed mineral supplement that has been shown in lab studies to strengthen tight junctions in the gut wall, our firewall against toxins entering the body. Restore helps create a biological environment for good gut bacteria to grow and flourish, to support improvement of overall health. We all know how important good gut health to our OVERALL health and restore is an easy to use liquid supplement and is now available in a TSA approved size, perfect for travel. Keep reading to learn more. Order online or check out your local GNC.


Restore comes with 50+ years of combined research and clinical experience from the world’s leading institutions and the doctors and scientist at Biomic Sciences LLC. All of this experience brings to the market a unique dietary supplement and health products that address basic dietary and health issues about good gut health affecting a large percentage of the U.S. population. Restore supports the return of biodiversity in our gut ecosystem that supports our immune function. Restore is the first supplement on the market that functions as an antidote to glyphosate and gluten toxicity at the tight junction.

“It is important for people to know that RESTORE produces a medically-significant outcome. My patients, who use the product every day, get better. Rather than treating specific diseases, I use RESTORE to allow our immune system to prevent them in the first place,” says Zach Bush, MD, co-founder and Chief Medical Officer for RESTORE. Dr. Bush is Board Certified: Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism, and Hospice Care.



Restore is a plant-derived mineral supplement that creates a protective firewall against toxins entering the gut wall. Restore creates a biological environment for good gut bacteria to grow and flourish to improve good gut health. Even if you eat non-GMO, gluten-free, and organic, you are still susceptible. These herbicides can damage your tight junctions, which are the Velcro-like proteins that allow the body to absorb the nutrients it needs, and block the toxins it doesn’t. RESTORE works by increasing tight junctions to promote a healthy internal firewall, which helps create a more resilient system -- supporting gut health, respiratory wellness, balanced immune function, and enhanced mental clarity in the face of environmental factors.

Now in a convenient TSA-friendly three-ounce travel size, you can pack your bottle of RESTORE in your carry-on and bring it on all of your travels. Three teaspoons daily provide a six-day supply, perfect for shorter trips. It’s also a great size to carry with you, especially when dining out.


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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Moms Into Fitness & Lindsey Brin Present Pretty Fierce Weight Loss Tabata Cardio



Lindsay Brin brings & Moms Into Fitness brings you Pretty Fierce Weight Loss! It comes complete with eight 24-42 minute workouts, workout calendar, running calendar, and meal plans. Available on download or DVD. Pretty Fierce Weight Loss consists of 8 workouts that feature a combination of HIIT, Tabata, Shredding, Flexibility and large/small muscle split training. This program is for everyone- from beginner to advanced because it’s a progressive program broken into 3 stacks. Read all of my Moms into Fitness Reviews here.

Pretty Fierce Weight Loss: Tabata Cardio
Lindsay Brin, 2013

Lindsay leads this 28 min tabata cardio routine with one background exerciser in a brick gym set. You wont need any equipment for this workout. You will perform one exercise, 7 times, 20 seconds on, 10 seconds off followed by a 40 second rest between exercises. The workout concludes with a finale - each exercise done tabata style.

After a warm up, exercises include shuffle jab, hi knee run up & back, speed skater, football run & floor touch, jump rope & tuck jump, finale, and a cool down stretch.

I rate this a low advanced routine done following Lindsay but you can easily adjust the intensity because of the timed intervals. You give it all you have for 20 seconds but get a rest between. The exercises are athletic and easy to follow. This is a great get in, get out and get it done cardio routine. Time went by quickly & my heart was pumping! I received this workout to review.

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I received samples of these products to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest reviews. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. Please see my disclosures page for details. Do not copy, in whole, or in part any portion of any postings on my blog. Do not repost my content on any other site without my explicit consent. All of my postings belong solely to lindsey8.blogspot.com.