Monday, March 28, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Attitude Ballet & Pilates Fusion Review & Giveaway

This giveaway is now over. Please check out other Fitness For The Rest of Us giveaways by clicking on the "giveaways" tab in my header.

This giveaway is courtesy of Bernadette Giorgi who is a certified Pilates Instructor, teacher trainer, and the star of a Pilates video series  AND she has maintained an EIGHTY lb weight loss- can't get more inspiring than that! Keep reading to find out how you can win her Attitude Ballet & Pilates Fusion Workout!

Bernadette is the creator of the just b method, Pilates & Movement Arts. Moving away from intense drill centered workouts; Giorgi's "just b method" uses the ease of movement found in Pilates to motivate her clients toward healthier lifestyle choices. Pilates invigorates the body by drawing from a range of "mind/body" disciplines that offer a workout to heighten body awareness.

Review: Attitude Ballet & Pilates Fusion
Bernadette Giorgi, 2009 ***** (5 of 5 stars)

This dvd offers two 40ish minute ballet & pilates fusion workouts. Bernadette works out with 5 background exercisers in a studio w/ hardwood floors. The dvd is chaptered very well w/in each workout and offers various premixes. a small weighted ball is optional for these workouts.

Bernadette does a fantastic job of creating a unique fusion of standing ballet & pilates with pilates mat work. I love the addition of the weighted ball to amp up the work. This workout is graceful and flows fantastically. Really hits the core & offers some nice balance challenges.

Workout One: (40 min) Starts with a flowing standing ballet series with plenty of pliets and pliet variations that include lots of good upper body movements as well. You then move into a standing series utilizing the ball and she adds in upper body strength work allowing your heartrate to raise. Exercises include: pliet and bicep curl, pliet & shoulder raise, static lunges & tricep extensions, etc. You then move to the mat for focused pilates core work with and without the ball.

Workout Two: (38 min) You begin with a standing ballet series that includes a nice pliet series and lots of standing pilates leg work such as leg circles and heel taps. You then begin the standing ball section where you will perform dips, glute lifts and lots of good balance work. You conclude this workout with pilates mat work to hit your core. You use the ball in many of pilates inspired floor exercises such as pilates bike, leg drops, crunching leg extensions, etc.

I rate this an intermediate workout that is really suitable for most all fitness levels. Bernadette offers wonderful form pointers & her cuing is excellent. These workouts really flow well and will definitely hit your muscles in a new way. Invigorating workout that leaves you well worked and without leaving you wanting to cry. Tons of time options- great in part, in whole, or added on to other workouts! I received this dvd to review.

Want to try this workout for yourself? Head on over to the just b method webiste and pick yourself up a copy! Want to win a copy? Enter here:

Mandatory Entry: Head on over to her website and tell me which (other) dvd you most want to try along with your email address. And remember two entries = two comments so leave seperate comments for each entry. For example- you would leave 10 seperate comments for purchasing something. DONT FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS- IF I CANT CONTACT YOU, YOU CANT WIN :(

Optional Entries (after completing the mandatory entry above):
  • 10 Entries: Purchase something from the just b method THIS WEEK and tell me what you bought
  • 1 Entry: Like Just B Pilates on facebook
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  • 1 Entry: Like Two Belles Fitness (my new joint venture blog) on facebook
  • 1 Entry: Head on over to Two Belles Fitness & leave a comment (dont forget to report back here)
  • 1 Entry: Share this giveaway on Facebook
  • 1 Entry: Follow my blog. Already a follower? Just leave a comment saying so
  • 5 Entries: Re-blog about this giveaway and leave a link 
  • 1 Entry: Follow just b method on twitter
  • 1 Per Tweet: Tweet about this giveaway w/ a link to my blog (up to 3X per day 1 hour apart)
  • 1 Entry: Follow me on twitter
  • 1 Entry Per Giveaway: Enter any of my other current giveaways here.
  • 3 Entries: Grab my button & add it to your blog (leave a link to your blog)
Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on  4/8 and the winner will be selected using random.org random number generator and announced on 4/10. The winner will be selected using random.org random number generator. Contest open to Everyone!

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.

118 comments:

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