Thursday, July 31, 2014

Tracie Long Training: Strength in Movement



Tracie Long Training: Strength In Movement
Jen Carmen, 2006

Jen leads this 55 min strength & cardio routine in a brick set with an awesome view of the ocean through the windows. You will need a med ball and dumbbells for this workout. There are 2 background exercisers all performing a different level of intensity. The DVD includes a premix.

After a warm up using the ball, exercises include weighted balance stick & one legged squats w/ overhead press & tri work, bi curl balancing one leg, dip & row, balance glute raise & oblique ball pull, side lunges w/ wiper & diagonal raises, WV & reach down to squat, lunge series, shifting squat series, ball pendulum, tri push-ups, plank & kickbacks, ball cardio routines, side lunge w/ inner & outer thigh sweeps, floor core work, bridge series and a final stretch.

I rate this an intermediate routine following Jen. The pace is quick so I recommend using moderate weights. Jen uses lots of tempo variations to work your muscles in a different way. The TLT set focuses on purposeful movements so the more you focus on each exercise the better results you will get. Jen is a great lead & this dvd has a lot of fun routines. I did not receive this dvd to review.

For more information, visit:
The Tracie Long Fitness website
Tracie Long on Twitter
Tracie Long Fitness on Facebook 

I did not receive this dvd to review, I purchased it many years ago from somewhere I cant recall. 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, July 30, 2014

RECIPE: Strawberry Mint Protein Shake

Strawberry Mint Protein Shake Recipe:


12 medium sized strawberries 
1/2 cup water
1 scoop strawberry protein powder
½ cup rolled oats
4-5 fresh mint leaves

5 ice cubes

*blend & enjoy


Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Energems: Delicious Chocolate Energy Bites!


I love these little chocolate pieces of delicious energy. I love love love love them!!! I cannot get enough of them. Seriously one of my absolute fav items I have had the pleasure of reviewing on my blog! Keep reading and learn more about the delicious, chocolately way to stay energized - full of B vitamins and only 15 calories a piece. 

I have a DELICIOUS way to keep you energized: Energems.  Energems are perfect for people on-the-go, who wants an alternative to liquid energy drinks and shots. Do you want an energy solution that tastes great, is low-calorie, easy to transport? Look no further than Energems!  needed.  Available in three delicious flavors: Chocolate, Mint, and Peanut Butter - they offer something for everyone. I loved all three but I think Peanut Butter is my favorite. Tastes just like a peanut butter cup. Only 15 calories in one yummy Energem and 3 is the equivalent of one cup of coffee. Perfect to cure the mid-afternoon lull, instead of a cup of coffee in the morning, before a tough workout, or before a race! I keep a box in my desk drawer & one in my gym bag, you never know when you'll need a delicious pick me up. 



Energem FACTS I love:

  • Made with real milk chocolate
  • Contains caffeine, B-vitamins and a unique energy blend
  • Only 15 calories each
  • Enhances energy, focus and concentration
  • 1 serving (3 gems) = 1 energy drink
  • 3 servings (9 gems) per box
  • Available in 3 flavors: Chocolate Charge, Mint Fusion & Peanut Butter Blast









Energems are a delicious energy product made with real milk chocolate.Energems are a bite-sized, hard-coated gems made to put an extra pep in your holiday step with a special blend of B-vitaminsreal milk chocolate and caffeine. Each convenient, portable box allows you to control when, where and how much energy you need for the perfect pick me up, every time. Check out the stats below:



 Energems advanced blend of B-vitamins and caffeine provides a burst of explosive energy to dominate your workout, keep you going all day at work, or help you keep up with the kids. No more dragging at the gym (or at home with a video!) Energems convenient portable box allows you to carry your energy with you wherever you go. So ditch those bulky, high calorie protein powders for a hassle free box of Energems. You won’t believe how this delicious gem of real milk chocolate can kick a caffeine craving and fuel your body, all for just 15 calories


For More Information, Visit:
Energems on the web
Energems on Facebook
Energems on Twitter

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, July 28, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Tracie Long Step Forward DVD TWO WINNERS

Tracie Long has long been a renowned trainer in the home workout market. She wasa a favorite as a background exerciser in the original Firm workout videos and it did not take long until she started taking the lead as a FIRM Master Instructor.  She has always been an all time favorite of mine! Building on her background with the FIRM and decades of experience in the fitness industry, Tracie Long founded Tracie Long Fitness and has produced and led so many must-have workouts. Keep reading for a detailed review of Tracie Long Longevity Step Forward DVD and enter to win - TWO winners will each take home one dvd. 

Longevity Series: Step Forward
Tracie Long, 2009

Tracie works out alone in a nice brick studio. You will only need your step for this 53 minute cardio step routine. The dvd is fully chaptered and includes premixes. Tracie offers many power options throughout the workout.

After a warmup exercises include straddle step, kick touch down, repeater, push step, jumps up & off the step, squatting on & off the box with hip extensions, L step, 1/4 turn, jumps on the floor, jacks, squat & knee pulls, trip dips & push-ups off the box, plank knee drops, crunch variations, bicycle and concludes w/ a stretch on the floor.

 I rate this a solid intermediate routine. Tracie uses a 6 inch step and goes a pretty fast pace, so there is no wasted time. Her cuing is excellent and the choreo is not overly complex so I had no problems following along. Fun & unique exercises make this an awesome addition to anyones workout library.  I received this dvd to review.





#enter to #win @tracielongchat Step Forward DVD on @fitnessforus #giveaway http://lindseylu8.blogspot.com/2014/07/giveaway-tracie-long-step-forward-dvd.html

The winner will be selected at random. Contest open to US residents, no PO Boxes! 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.  I can not be held responsible for user errors in entering this contest, shipping errors, postage errors, damage in transit, or undelivered prizes. Please see my disclosures page for full disclaimers. 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. Actual prizes may differ than those above.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Tandoor Chef Presents Indian Cuisine at Home!


We  are huge fans of  Indian food  but we dont have a restaurant really close by so when I was presented with the opportunity to review Tandoor Chef - I was super excited! When I actually tasted Tandoor Chef- I was  in love! No more driving across town for delicious Indian food- just grab one from my freezer and dinner is served. My husband loves Indian food- maybe even more than I do and he was super impressed by just how good the Chicken Tikka Masala was- he compared it to our favorite restaurant and said "save the drive across town, lets have this from now on." More than saving the drive, save money with Tandoor Chef compared to restaurant prices! 


With a full line of nann breads, appetizers, entrees, vegan meals, and vegetarian options, Tandoor Chef brings something for everyone in the convenience of a yummy frozen meal. Perfect for office lunches or a casual weekend lunch with the family. I also love to serve these on rushed weekday nights for dinner. I like to serve them family style so everyone can pick from a few entrees. Here is my menu: One Paneer Tikka Masala - the Chicken Tandoori with Spinach (pictured below) is packed full of absolutely delicious Marinated and tandoori roasted chicken breast, and tons of spinach. 


With that I serve a Chicken Biryani -full of spiced, boneless chicken prepared with Basmati rice and garnished with sautéed onions. Both contain plenty of veggies so you can feel good about eating a balanced meal. Of course I serve an order of Tandoor Chef Naan Bread, which is available in a TON of varieties including various pizzas -which are perfect for the kids or less adventurous eaters in your house. I love their Garlic Naan personally. I have actually tried many varieties of frozen or store bought naan bread and Tandoor Chef Naan is hands down- the best I have tried.


Our dinner starts with an appetizer as well, I love the Tandoor Chef Palak Paneer Samosa: Creamy, spiced spinach and paneer cheese cooked in traditional style; stuffed into crispy pockets. I found all my Tandoor Chef goods at my local Sprouts stores, find a Tandoor Chef distributor near you. They are also available at many Safeway, Kroger, AJ's, and Sunflower markets. Love that they offer plenty of vegetarian and vegan options as well.

For More Information, Visit:
Tandoor Chef on the web
Tandoor Chef on Facebook
Tandoor Chef on Twitter

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, July 24, 2014

FitPrime: The Original Fast Cheetah with Tracie Long Review



The Original Fast Cheetah
Tracie Long, 2004

Tracie leads this mostly cardio workout alone in a small mansion-esque set. You will need light dumbbells, a med ball, ankle weights, and a tall box for this workout. This 55 min DVD is fully chaptered. The DVD combines balance, fun ball work, floor & step cardio, light 4-limb work with a touch of stretching & yoga to create a super unique workout.

After a warmup & yoga inspired stretch, exercises include a fun ball toss routine, hops, pump & jump, 1 leg balance delts, dip & curl, knee pull jump turns, split jumps, frog jumps with your hands on the box, tall box climb, glute raises with your hands on the box, squat holds, step kick & punch, football shuffle, a tall box step routine, squat & bi curls, mambo-kick-ball change, balance ball hold , basketball shoot, lying leg shoots, bridge series using the med ball, pushups, swimmers, plank pikes, floor core and a final stretch.

I rate this an intermediate routine, the more you focus, the more you will feel the work. As with all of the FitPrime workouts this is a very unique blend of exercises that flow together wonderfully. Tracie is as always, an impeccable lead with superb instruction. This is really a must-have in any workout library. Love this one. I did not receive this dvd to review.

For More Information, Visit: 
 Fitness Favorites on the web
Fit Faves on Facebook

I did not receive a sample of this to review. I  bought it many years ago and am just getting around to reviewing it. I have received samples from Fitness Favorites in the past to review I not compensated for my honest review for this workout. All thoughts and ideas expressed are my own.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, July 23, 2014

GIVEAWAY: Omron Alvita Ultimate Pedometer!

Omron Alvita Ultimate Pedometer – HJ-329 Giveaway!!!


Let the Alvita Ultimate Pedometer get your summer into full fitness swing! Get outdoors & get your body moving this summer with Alvita. This pedometer is a great way to push yourself every day- beat your step count, burn more calories, and have fun with it. Keep reading and enter to win an Alvita Ultimate Pedometer HJ-329 of your very own. 
Every step you take is in the direction of a healthier lifestyle, so why not find out how many steps you are taking each day with Omron’s Alvita Ultimate Pedometer. This model is small and lightweight and features Omron’s validated tri-axis technology allowing you to stow it in your pocket or purse and still get an accurate step count, while also offering the traditional option of wearing it on your hip and it includes the holder.

This pedometer works very well and is really accurate even during my workouts. What I really love about it is that you can put it anywhere- on your shoe, in your pocket, in your purse, clipped on your waistband, around your neck- ANYWHERE and it still accurately registers your steps. Its offers a sleek look and is very compact. This is a great alternative to spendy & often inaccurate heart rate monitors- you can gauge which dvds or workouts provide you with more steps. Its really a great easy way to gauge your movement throughout your day and push yourself further the next day. Check out how small it is!!

Features I LOVE:


  • Four Activity Modes: Tracks steps, aerobic steps, distance and calories to keep you motivated to go further each day.
  • Tri-Axis Technology: Counts steps accurately and quietly, whether positioned flat, vertically, or horizontally.
  • Automatic Stride Function: Makes set-up a breeze because the pedometer automatically suggests stride length based on your height and weight inputs; or you can calculate your own and input it yourself.
  • Weekly Log: Stores up to seven days of information in memory; resets to zero at midnight, so you're ready to go every morning.
  • Automatic Reset: The slate gets wiped clean at midnight, so you can easily track your daily steps and distance.
  • Light Weight: This pedometer clocks in at 0.8 oz, and includes a large display and buttons for easy operation.
  • Easy To Replace Battery: No tools required to replace/remove battery, simply slide the lock on the back to remove the battery cover.
  • Includes: pedometer, holder, strap with clip, lithium battery and instruction manual.
  • Limited 1 year warranty.


#enter to #win @omrofitness Altiva Pedometer on @fitnessforus #giveaway  http://lindseylu8.blogspot.com/2014/07/giveaway-omron-alvita-ultimate-pedometer.html

The winner will be selected at random. Contest open to US residents, no PO Boxes! 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.  I can not be held responsible for user errors in entering this contest, technology errors, shipping errors, postage errors, damage in transit, or undelivered prizes. Please see my disclosures page for full disclaimers. 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. Actual prizes may differ than those above.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Acacia Presents Dr. Lisa: Yoga Blast




Dr. Lisa: Yoga Blast
Elise Joan, 2012

This DVD contains three 20 minute workouts. Elise & Dr. Lisa work out in a gorgeous outdoor setting. You wont need any equipment for these workouts. You can play all or select a workout from the menu.

Cardio: After a warm up exercises include strut up & back, side step, knee lifts, hip pop, booty shake, pliet side steps, a few vinyassa flows, squat - curtsy - knee up, mt. climbers, and a yoga cool down & stretch.

Strength: After a warm up exercises include chair pose, pliet hip shifts, standing leg raises & glute work, vinyassa, hip circles, warrior 1, warrior 2, warrior 3 adding glute work, plank hip drops, cat cow, chair prayer series, and a quick stretch.

Power Stretch: After a warm up exercises include sun salutation A, B, & C, hip openers, chair, pigeon, double pigeon, modified bicycle, V ups, single leg stretch and a seated stretch. This routine contains more yoga poses than the previous 2 routines.

I rate these low intermediate workouts. Dr. Lisa provides motivation and health tips while Elise instructs. Each workout contains a few yoga vinyassas interspersed in the routines giving them a unique feel, though containing less yoga than the title indicates. The variety on this dvd makes it a great addition to anyones exercise library. The cardio is a bit dancy but easy to follow and the strength & stretch routines are straight forward. Elise shows the exercise first at a slower pace and then picks up the tempo. I received this dvd to review.

For More Information, Visit:
Acacia on Facebook
Acacia on Twitter

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, July 21, 2014

Bolder Band: The Stay Put Workout Headband & COUPON CODE!



I am super excited to introduce to you Bolder Bands. The stay put, super cute headbands that come in a ton of beautiful and bold styles. Invented by a runner/ crossfit mother, and smart woman that needed a way to keep her hair out of her eyes and off her face while getting her sweat on: enter Bolder Band! Keep reading to learn more. Use code fitness4therest10 to get 10% off your entire Bolder Band order!



I love Bolder Bands obviously because they stay put and keep my hair out of my eyes and the sweat off my face! I also love them because they are wider than other bands on the market. I really like this because they absorb more sweat and they can hide my hair, lol. I have curly hair (as you can see below) and it doesnt lay smooth when I pull it back to exercise so the ability to cover more hair is a great option for me. And of course Bolder Bands are super cute and come in a ton of cute styles.


I like to coordinate my outfits, shoes, & Bolder Bands even though I usually work out at home. I love that Bolder Bands offer so many cute designs. Bolder Bands also come in multiple sizes so if you need a specialty size - they have it for you! You can also fold your Bolder Band in six different ways to create a wider or more narrow band. Customize your Bolder to fit your workout! So I didnt do the best job coordinating in the pic above but you get the jest...

They are even great for housework, gardening, and anyone with an active job! And the best part- they are cute & stylish making them perfect for everyday wear. The fabric is very absorbent so no matter how sweaty your workout is, Bolder Bands have you covered! They even have Bro Bands for the men in your life! 

For More Information, Visit:
Bolder Band on the web
Bolder Band on Facebook
Bolder Band on Twitter

Use code fitness4therest10 to get 10% off your entire Bolder Band order!

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.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Acacia Presents: Ultimate Kettlebell Workout for Beginners



Paul Katami, 2012

This dvd contains these three 25 minute workouts: a tutorial, drills and combos, and a core workout. Paul leads with 2 background exercisers in a beautiful outdoor setting. You will need a kettlebell for these workouts.

Tutorial: Teaches proper form, safety tips, and all of the kettlebell exercises you need to know to do the next two segments.

Drills & Combos: after a warmup each exercise is performed for 30 seconds with little rest in between. Exercises include halo, halo & squat, squat, squat & upright row, swing, swing side step, single arm swing, clean to rack, clean to rack and overhead press, tri extension, progressive lunges, side lunge, side lunge & bi curl, dips, cooldown & stretch.

Core: after a warmup each exercise is performed for 30 seconds with little rest in between. Exercises include halo chops, torso twists, lunge twists, side bend, windmills, bell crunch variations, bell situps, V ups, sit up tuck & twists, a plank series with one hand on the bell, bench press & crunch, fly & crunch, and a stretch.

I rate these solid intermediate routines that are very straight forward and athletic in nature. I think the term beginner in the title is due to the fact that there is a 25 min tutorial included to get you safely started with kettlebells. You can adjust the intensity of the last two routines by adjusting the weight of your kettlebell. I used a dumbbell for these workouts and found it was easy to modify. I received this dvd to review. 

For More Information, Visit:
Acacia on Facebook

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.