Thursday, February 10, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Rapid Fire: Kick, Box & Core Burn DVD

This giveaway is now over. Please check out other Fitness For The Rest of Us giveaways by clicking on the "giveaways" tab on my left sidebar.
Today's giveaway is courtesy of Susan Chung, creator & instructor of her 1st home fitness dvd: Rapid Fire: Kick, Box & Core Burn, 5th Degree Chung Do Kwan Certififed Tae Kwon Do Master, 4th Degree World Tae Kwon Do Federation Certified, Licensed Official with the National AAU Tae Kwon Do Program Class E, ISCA CertifIed Aerobic Kickboxing Instructor, AFFA certified Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer, USA Gymnastics Safety Certified Instructor, Former black belt women's forms and sparring champion, Triathlete, More Magazine's Half Marathon Competitor, and mother of two Children! 


Susan has generously donated TWO Rapid Fire: Kick, Box & Core dvds! One for this giveaway and one for a future giveaway! Keep reading to find out how you can win your own !

Review: Rapid Fire: Kick, Box & Core Burn
Susan Chung, 2010 ***** (5 of 5 stars)


This is an 83 minute cardio kickboxing workout that has a real cardio kickboxing gym class feel to it.  Its chaptered extremely well so you can choose the length of your workout and includes PLENTY of premixes ranging from 25- 45 minutes. Susan works out in an authentic looking kickboxing gym w/ 3 background exercisers- 1 showing lower impact modifications. Optional equipment includes medicine/ weighted ball, heavy bag, boxing or weighted gloves.


Main sections include: Warmup (8 min), Shadow Boxing (18 min), Aerobic Kickboxing (21 min),  Heavy Bag (13 min), Standing Core/Abs Ball Work (8 min), Floor Core/Abs Ball Work (8 min), and Stretch (6 min). Moves include: punch & kick combos, shuffling, jacks, etc. and lots of great standing and floor core work.

LOVED every section in this workout! I really enjoy boxing and kickboxing but am not into overly choreographed routines- this fits the bill perfectly! This workout is very unique to any other dvd I've tried (thats saying a lot), it reminds me of an authentic cardio kickboxing gym workout. So much variety to keep you interested and the time really flew by. I love that its chaptered so well and has so many premixes- making it super versatile.

I dont have a heavy bag but didnt feel that I was missing anything in the bag work by not having one. If you have a bag- I would say this w/o is a must have! Great core work, great cardio, great toning/slimming work! In the shadow boxing section Susan and crew hold 1 lb weights- WOW great upper body workout! I will def feel it in my lats & shoulders tomorrow. The core sections they use a 6 lb core ball and that really made the work tough, fun, and unique (lots of new moves here!).

I would rate this a high intermediate workout that really got my heartrate up- easy to modify up or down and appropriate for most levels. I was drenched in sweat by the end.  I really like Susan as a lead- loved her energy and demeanor are fantastic and her cuing was spot on! Highly recommend this workout and can't wait for more from Susan. I received a copy of this workout to review.

Want your own copy? Head on over & buy one here. Want to win one? Enter here:

Mandatory Entry: Check out POW (Power Optimizing Workouts) Fitness & tell me something you learned along with your email address. (Remember "five entries" requires leaving five separate comments!)


Bonus Entries:
~One Entry: Check out Susan's blog and tell me something you learned
~Three Entries: Subscribe to Susan's newsletter here (right side)
~One Entry: Tell me why this you want to win this workout
~One Entry: Tell me what you like about the dvd (review above)
~Two Entries: Like Fitness For The Rest of Us on Facebook
~One Entry: Follow my blog via GFC (click follow in the upper left)
~One Entry: Follow me on twitter
~Five Entries: Re-blog about this giveaway and leave a link to your blog post
~One Entry per Tweet: Tweet up to 3X daily (1 hour apart) about this giveaway with a link to this page 
~Two Entries: Enter any of my other current giveaways (2 entries per giveaway)
~One Entry: Vote in my poll (upper right hand corner of my blog)

Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on 2/18 and the winner will be selected using random.org random number generator and annouced on 2/19. Remember 2 entries = 2 comments (so for blogging about this you would leave 5 separate comments). Contest open to EVERYONE! Good Luck!

I received a sample of this product to review. I was in no other way compensated for my honest review. 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 shipping errors, postage errors, damage in transit, or undelivered prizes.

102 comments:

  1. Not an entry but after I was lucky enough to win a Corball from Susan, I traded to get her Rapid Fire and really like the workout and the chaptering. Already had a standing bag :)
    I will be reblogging this contest without entering because the workout is great and I am so thankful to have won the Corball which in turn made me want to try the workout. Susan's standing core work was way different than any other I have tried and I have tried dozens of medball workouts! Also her shadowboxing was easier to follow than others that went too fast and got too complicated.

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  2. Thanks for the awesome comment Barb!! Sounds like we both have the same thoughts on the workout!!! I loved it. And lucky you- you have a standing bag!!!

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  3. I learned that fewer than 100 women in the United States have earned the rank of Fifth Degree Black Belt.

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  4. I would like to win this workout because I like kickboxing workouts.

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  5. I like this dvd because it has a wide variety of premixes.

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  6. I learned that Susan has two kids! koerner77@yahoo.com

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  7. I would like to win because I love to try new workouts.

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  8. I love that the DVD has lots of premix options.

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  9. I also entered your hair giveaway.

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  10. I entered the Costume Squad giveaway.

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  11. I also entered the Costume Squad giveaway.

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  12. I learned Susan Chung is a 5th degree black belt. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  13. I learned from her blog that she had a Cor-ball contest recently. Too bad I missed it!

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  14. I subscribed to Susan's newsletter.

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  15. 2. I subscribed to Susan's newsletter.

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  16. 3. I subscribed to Susan's newsletter.

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  17. I want to win this DVD because I love martial arts and it's hard to find a good martial arts workout!

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  18. I like that this workout has a lot of core work.

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  19. I follow your blog via GFC (mherbruger)

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  20. I entered the Costume Squad giveaway.

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  21. 2. I entered the Costume Squad giveaway.

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  22. I voted in your poll (burpees!). sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  23. I did not know that fewer than 100 women had achieved the rank of fifth-degree black belt. Go, go, Susan!

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  24. I learned that Susan has some serious guns!

    Kristy

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  25. What I like about the workout? Kickboxing, length, chaptering, premixes, and the glowing review!

    Kristy

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  26. Oh, and I just followed your blog and added you to my google feed!

    Kristy

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  27. I learned that Sue began her Tae Kwon Do training 27 years ago and achieved the rank of 1st degree black belt in 1986.

    lithiumchn at gmail dot com

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  28. I learned that the bag segment can easily be done without a bag but use 1lb or 2lb dumbells.

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  29. Why: I always enjoy a kickboxing workout.

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  30. I like the premix feathers ranging from 25- 45 minutes.

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  31. I already like Fitness For The Rest of Us on Facebook

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  32. I already like Fitness For The Rest of Us on Facebook #2

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  33. I learned that she married her husband Bruce in 1993. They operate Bruce Chung's Tae Kwon Do Studio in Harrison, NY. Also that Sue is a graduate of Fordham University with a BA in Communications.

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  34. Sorry I forgot my email above:
    fitkitty1 at gmail dot com.

    From her blog, I learned she recently had a Corball giveaway. Also there are some awesome clips there.

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  35. Why I`d like to win: I like kickboxing and am always up to try new workouts.

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  36. What I like about the workout based on your review is that it`s not overly choreographed.

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  37. I like Fitness for the Rest of Us on Facebook.

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  38. I like Fitness for the Rest of Us on Facebook /2.

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  39. I entered your Cover Your Hair contest.

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  40. I entered your Cover Your Hair contest. /2

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  41. I entered your Costume Squad contest.

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  42. I entered your Costume Squad contest /2.

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  43. I joined Susan`s mailing list. /2

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  44. I joined Susan`s mailing list./3

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  45. I loved learning about her Tae Kwon Do credentials and history! I have a son in Tae Kwon Do and have plans to take it myself. :)

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  46. I would like to win this, because I love kickboxing and the option for abwork that isn't done while lying down.

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  47. I already like you on facebook and beyond!

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  48. the workout includes shadowing boxing- i'd love to learn that
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  49. i want to win b/c i need to tone- i'm losing weight on WW but my skin is starting to sag-ugh
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  50. i follow you gfc
    tcogbill at live dot com

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  51. I learnt that Susan has a Fifth Degree Black Belt. susan1 at cyberone dot com dot au

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  52. I subscribed to Susan's newsletter (1)

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  53. I subscribed to Susan's newsletter (2)

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  54. I subscribed to Susan's newsletter (3)

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  57. I want to win this wotkout because I lurve making my heavy bag tremble in fear!

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  58. I like that this DVD sounds different from all the other kickboxing DVDs out there.

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  59. I already voted in your poll (I chose mountain climbers).

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  60. I entered your Martial Fusion give-away (1).

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  61. I entered your Martial Fusion give-away (2).

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  62. Love boxing and kickboxing workouts. this one looks great!

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  63. I Like Fitness For The Rest of Us on Facebook
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  64. Like Fitness For The Rest of Us on Facebook
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  65. I learned that fewer than 100 women in the United States have earned the rank of Fifth Degree Black Belt.
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

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  66. I want to win because my 2011 goal is to get fit and this would help!
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

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  67. follow this blog on GFC
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

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  68. like fitness for the rest of us on FB - Marianna Sweeper Ballard
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

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  69. follow you on twitter @mannabsn
    mannasweeps (at) gmail DOT com

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  70. I also entered the Martial Fusion Rockin' Body giveaway

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  71. I also entered the Martial Fusion Rockin' Body giveaway #2

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  72. I tweeted today. I would love to try this one. 2/17

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  73. I learned that Susan graduated from Fordham University. marshall04@iowatelecom.net

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  74. I entered ice cream in your poll

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  75. I learned that I wanted Susan's blog to be more active!!! horsemom2@aol.com

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  76. fewer than 100 women in US have earned 5th degree black belt, but Susan Chang has.

    kpieczyn @ yahoo.com

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  77. tweeted this morning about the giveaway

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  78. I just entered your Collage Video Bob Harper DVD giveaway.

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  79. I just entered your Collage Video Bob Harper DVD giveaway #2.

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  80. I just entered your Martial Fusion DVD giveaway.

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  81. I just entered your Martial Fusion DVD giveaway #2.

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  82. I entered the Bob Harper DVD giveaway

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  83. I entered the Bob Harper DVD giveaway #2

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