Monday, March 7, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Bernadette Giorgi's Pilates Powerball Sculpt 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 that includes her best selling "Attitude Ballet Pilates Fusion." 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 Pilates Powerball Sculpt dvd!

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: Pilates Powerball Sculpt
Bernadette Giorgi, 2009 ***** (5 of 5 stars)

This is a 53 minute flowing pilates routine that really hits the core. Bernadette works out alone in a cute Asian-esque set w/ great tribal sounding music. You will need a small weighted ball for this workout though you can omit it or sub a light dumbbell for most moves. The dvd is chaptered and includes premixes.

After a 5 min rhythmic dance warmup you go down to the floor to begin the pilates routine. Bernadette works out a good pace and really keeps things moving right along. I really enjoy the addition of the ball (used one of my pink Firm balls) and felt that it really did up the intensity and added a fun, unique element to the exercises. Bernadette uses the ball in her hands, between her knees, between her feet, and behind her knee.

Exercises include: the hundred, double leg circles, ball transfer roll ups, pilates bicycle, criss cross, bridge variations, ball saw, pilates 1st position w/ ball pass, flowing T-stands, pike rollups, bridge spine stretches, donkey & elbow to knee pulls with the ball behind your knee, just b oak tree (ab work), and many more.

Bernadette is a fantastic lead- I really enjoyed her personality and found her cuing fantastic. I would rate this an intermediate pilates routine that really hits the core but includes moves for all body parts. I am not a huge fan of many pilates routines but really enjoyed the flow and unique moves in this routine. Great for a complete 50+ min w/o or broken up into pieces on busy days. 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
  • 1 Entry: Like Fitness For the Rest of Us on facebook
  • 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: Check my Q&A session w/ Bernadette here & tell me something you learned
  • 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
  • 2 Entries Per Giveaway: Enter any of my other current giveaways here.
  • 3 per Friend: Get a friend to enter this giveaway (3 entries per friend referred via facebook, email, twitter, word of mouth- however you can!)
  • 3 Entries: Grab my button & add it to your blog
Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on 3/18 and the winner will be selected using random.org random number generator and announced on 3/19. 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.

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