Monday, March 21, 2011

GIVEAWAY: Xtend Barre: Lean & Chiseled Review & Giveway

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 Andrea Leigh Rogers of Xtend Barre Andrea is also the lead of the 10 Minute Solutions Dance Yourself Thin Kit (see my review here) and of 10 Minute Solutions Quick Sculpt Pilates Kit. Xtend Barre: Lean & Chiseled is available on the Xtend Barre website, the Acacia website, and of course Collage Video, Total Fitness dvds, and Amazon. 


Review: Xtend Barre: Lean & Chiseled
Andrea Leigh Rogers, 2010 ***** (4.5 stars of 5)

This is a 55 minute ballet inspired workout done at a nice quick tempo. Andrea works out in a large open white room with 2 background exercises. Both backgrounders show modifications- advanced or beginner, with Andrea performing the intermediate level. You will need a chair (or ballet barre), and a light pair of dumbbells (1-3#'s).

The dvd is nicely chaptered- you can play all or select a section. Sections include: a 6 min warmup,11 min upper body, 23 min barre, 10 min core, and a 5 min cooldown Also included are: a tutorial, bonus clips, and more. The warmup is a nice active ballet style movements & the cooldown is a limber stretch segment. A lot of the moves hit the core (love it) and she includes plenty of balance work (need it!) making this a very well rounded workout.

Upper Body: Using 1-3 pound weights you perform standing ballet postures with: arm circles, arm crosses, pliet reach, etc. Then move to the floor for 1 legged tricep pushups, modified pushups, plank shifts, etc.

Barre: Using a chair or ballet barre you perform standing ballet moves such as: pliet heel lifts with an optional hop, pliets from 1st to 2nd position, front attitude, inner thigh sweep to wide pliet, C-curve closed leg squats w/ a heel lift, an active pliet series w/ an optional hop, ballet style lunge series, curtsy to leg extensions, glute raise series, outer thigh lifts. leg circles, etc.

Core: On the mat core focused work includes: ankles crossed leg drops, V-twists, scissor leg drops w/ a twist, oblique leg drops, extended leg situps, side planks, twisting teasers, etc.

I would rate this solid intermediate done following Andrea. Follow a mod and/or adjust your poundage to vary the intensity of your workout. Andrea provides excellent cuing & form pointers & obviously knows her stuff! I love that the pace of this workout- quick enough to get your heart pumping a bit but still controlled movements. I really like Andrea & look forward to more workouts from her. I like that while this is an elegant ballet style workout, its still a bit athletic and very flowing. If you liked Tracey Mallets- Booty Barre, you will also love this!

Mandatory Entry: Head on over to the Xtend Barre website and tell me something you learned along with your email address. And remember two entries = two comments so leave separate comments for each entry. For example- you would leave 5 separate comments for reblogging this. And DONT FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS in your 1st comment.


 Optional Entries (after completing the mandatory entry above):
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  • 1 Entry: Check out Acacia and tell me which dvd you would like to own
  • 1 Entry: Follow my blog publicly via GFC. Already a follower? Just leave a comment saying so
  • 5 Entries: Re-blog about this giveaway and leave a link 
  • 2 Entries: Check out my review of Andrea's 10 MS Dance Your Body Thin, leave a comment there, then come back & tell me what you said.
  • 1 Per Tweet: Tweet about this giveaway w/ a link to this post (up to 3X per day 1 hour apart)
  • 1 Entry: Follow Xtend Barre on Twitter
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  • 1 Entry per giveaway: Enter any of my other current giveaways here.
  • 1 Entry: Vote in my poll (upper right sidebar)
  • 3 Entries: Add my button to your blog & dont forget to leave a link here
Entries will be accepted until 11:59 pm on 4/1 and the winner will be selected using random.org random number generator and announced on 4/3. 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.

169 comments:

  1. I learned that Andrea is a professional dancer and choreographer. koerner77@yahoo.com

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  2. I checked out Acacia and would like to try Weight Loss Cardio Sculpt.

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  3. I entered the Supreme 90 giveaway.

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  4. I entered the Cardio Pump Fusion Giveaway.

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  5. I entered the Tracie Long giveaway.

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  6. I followed Xtend Barre on Twitter.

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  7. The link to your Dance Your Body Thin Review doesn't work:-)

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  8. I learned a very surprising thing. that there is an location about 70 miles from my home (hit the locations tab)

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  9. I like Xtend Barre on facebook

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  10. I visited Acacia. I would love to try Daily Energy: Vinyasa Flow Yoga. The cover is lovely.

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  11. I also entered your Brook Benten Cardio Pump Fusion. kpieczyn @ yahoo.com

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  12. I learned that Xtend Barre sell some awesome exercise clothes on their web site. fitkitty1 at gmail dot com

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  13. I like Xtend Barre on Facebook.

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

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  15. I follow your blog publicly via GFC.

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  16. I follow Xtend Barre on twitter.

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  17. I entered your Supreme 90 giveaway.

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  18. I entered your Brook Benton giveaway.

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  19. I entered your Eden Fantasys giveaway.

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  20. Checked out Acacia - I would like to try Erin O'Brien's Strong Body, Fit Body.

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  21. I checked out your review of 10MS Dance Your Body Thin and I commented as follows: I like that the dance moves are easy to learn.

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  22. Andrea is a professional dancer.

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  23. I wanted to point you to this post: http://escapefromobesity.blogspot.com/2011/03/today-gift.html It would be great to get Win, Lose, or Blog on the memorial blogroll!!!!

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  24. I checked out the Acacia website. I'd like to try the "Yoga to the Rescue: Neck & Shoulder" DVD. I don't get in nearly enough yoga, and I have so much tension in my neck and shoulders that this might be worth a try!

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  25. Whoopss..I missed the mandatory comment, so here it is: I went over to the Xtend Barre website, and I learned what barre is. I've heard alot about various barre dvds on other fitness forums, but never knew what it actually was. It looks interesting. I wasn't into ballet as a child, but would definitely be interested in trying the workout for something different. e-mail: fitgirlatx@gmail.com

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  26. I learned that several studios in Australia provide Xtend barre classes. susan1 @cyberone dot com dot au

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  27. I visited Acacia. I would love to try "Core Fusion: Lean & Toned"

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  28. I voted in your poll for P90, P90X etc etc etc. ;-)

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  29. I already follow your blog publicly via GFC.

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  30. I follow Xtend Barre on Twitter

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  31. I already follow you on Twitter.

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  32. I checked out your review of 10MS Dance Your Body Thin and I commented: "I like that the dance moves are dancy versions of athletic moves - which is about all I can manage dance-wise!"

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  33. I checked out your review of 10MS Dance Your Body Thin and I commented: "I like that the dance moves are dancy versions of athletic moves - which is about all I can manage dance-wise!" (2)

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  34. I already entered your "Supreme 90" giveaway.

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  35. I learned that dance with music was added to Pilates and the results were fun :)

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  36. Already Liked Fitness for the Rest of Us on FB

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  37. I would like to own Joy Bauer’s Slimdown Workout

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  38. Already follower of Fitness for the Rest of Us

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  39. reblogged #1
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  44. This is what I said about your review of Andrea's 10 MS Dance Your Body Thin:
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  45. This is what I said about your review of Andrea's workout: darn it! Am sorry I read this review and how great it was on the rebounder cuz really trying not to buy more workouts :(
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  46. Already entered your Supreme90 giveaway

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  47. Already entered your Cardio Pump Fusion giveaway

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  48. Already entered your Tracie Long Focus: Breakthrough giveaway

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  49. Already entered your Eden Fantasy giveaway

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  50. The exercises can be modified for beginners or those with injuries or increased for the more advanced.

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  51. Entered Supreme 90 giveaway

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  52. Entered Brook Benten Cardio Pump Fusion giveaway

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  53. Entered Tracie Long giveaway

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  54. I learned that she's modified the standard Pilates to a standing position; they can easily be adapted for pregnant women or people with injuries.

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  55. I already like Fitness For the Rest of Us on Facebook

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  56. All three of their videos look interesting, but since I'm a pretty goofy dancer I lean towards Quick Sculpt Pilates. ;)

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  57. Also entered to win Tracie Long Focus: Breakthrough

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  58. Also entered to win Brook Benten Cardio Pump Fusion

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  59. Also entered to win the Supreme 90 collection

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  60. Voted for the FIRM in your poll

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  61. I learned Andrea is the creator and owner of the Xtend Barre workout. sariade at yahoo dot com

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  62. I'd like to own Exhale Core Fusion Body Sculpt. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  63. I follow your blog via GFC (mherbruger). sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  64. I voted on your poll. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  65. I entered the Bernadette Giorgi giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  66. I entered the Collage giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  67. I entered the Eden Fantasy giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  68. I entered the Cardio Pump Fusion giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  69. I entered the Tracie Long giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  70. The Xtend method is best summarized by a long-time client: "If Pilates sculpts your body, Xtend ™ chisels it."

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  71. Like Fitness For the Rest of Us on facebook

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  72. I'd like to own Ageless with Kathy Smith: Staying Strong

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  73. I entered Supreme 90 dvds giveaway

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  74. I entered Brook's CardioPump Fusion dvd giveaway

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  75. I entered Tracies Focus Series, Breakthrough dvd giveaway

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  76. I like "Fitness for the Rest of Us" on Facebook.

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  77. I like Xtend Barre on Facebook.

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  78. On the Xtend Barre website, it says the workout is divided into 3 segments so I can customize my workout.

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  79. I entered the Bios pedometer giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  80. I learned that ANdrea is a pro choreographer!

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  81. I 'liked' on facebook. :-) Would love to get this for myself and my daughter who used to do ballet. And thank you for spelling 'barre' correctly, unlike your competition!!

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  83. Andrea Leigh Rogers has performed with Aaron Carter and Enrique Iglesias.

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  84. I've liked X-tend on Facebook

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  85. I would love to own Core Fusion lean and toned from Acacia.

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  86. I'm following X-tend on twitter

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  87. I read your review for "Dance your body thin" and said:
    I like the sound of this DVD... and your cake looks yuuuuummy!

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  88. If I won I think this would be something I could get my daughter into this summer, she likes ballet but doesn't really want to take classes...anyway they also sell a ton of different music to workout to
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  89. Also entered to win Tracie Long Focus: Longevity: Leaning Out

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  90. I entered Longevity: Leaning Out giveaway

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  91. I learned that she incorporate dance elements and music into her Pilates sessions in order to offer challenges in coordination, rhythm, and cardiovascular fitness
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  92. I entered cardio pump giveaway

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  94. I would like to try Erin O'Brien's Strong Body, Fit Body

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  95. tweeted about the giveaway http://twitter.com/#!/kpieczyn/status/51582878760435712

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  96. I would like Keeping Fit in Your 50s

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  97. I am a GFC follower

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  98. tweeted today about the giveaway

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  99. I learned that Andrea Rogers has been a professional dancer and choreographer since she was 18 years old.

    My email is: arodkitty@gmail.com

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  100. I already liked fitness for the rest of us on facebook!

    My email is: arodkitty@gmail.com

    I am re-entering my email because my first entry (under Ali) I'm not sure if I did it correctly. I'm new to this, sorry :(

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  101. On the Acacia website, I would like to own Duncan Wong's Source Power. Looks fun!

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  102. I already follow your blog publicly.

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  103. I already follow you on twitter :)

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  104. I already voted in your poll (for TurboFire).

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  105. I entered the Traie Long Leaning Out giveaway.

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  106. I entered the Tracie Long giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  107. I entered the Bios giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  108. I entered the Kukuwa giveaway. sariade at yahoo dot com.

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  109. I would like to try Weight loss cardio sculpt
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  110. I follow on GFC
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  111. i like xtend barre on FB
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  112. I like you on FB
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  113. I follow xtend on twitter
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  114. I follow you on twitter
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  115. The Xtend system sculpts the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged.
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  116. I follow you via Google Friend Connect.
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  117. I follow you on twitter.
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  118. I like you on Facebook.
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  119. I learned that Andrea is a professional dancer and started at the age of 18 and that people are getting great results with her workouts.

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  120. I learned Andrea is a professional dancer
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  121. I follow on GFC
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  122. I like you on FB
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  123. I follow you on Twitter
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  124. I like Xtend Barre on Fb
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  125. I follow Xtend Barre on Twitter
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  126. I entered the Leaning Out giveaway
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  127. I entered the Bios Pedometer giveaway
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  128. entered Attitude Ballet & Pilates Fusion giveaway

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  129. i learned there is no location near me.
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  130. I learned "Andrea found greater results by offering Xtend than by maintaining a routine of Pilates alone."

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  131. GFC follower

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  132. I entered the 13 Deals giveaway.

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  133. I entered the Tracie Long giveaway.

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  134. learned: The Xtend system sculpts the body proportionally so that all body parts are equally challenged.
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  135. want to own: core + lower body DVD
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  136. already GFC
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  137. follow xtend barre on twitter
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  139. voted in poll (GO Richard!)
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  140. commented on my review of Andrea's 10 MS Dance Your Body Thin#1
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  141. commented on my review of Andrea's 10 MS Dance Your Body Thin#2
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  142. tweet
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  143. tweet#2
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  144. I like that it's supposed to be better than pilates!

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  145. I learned that Andrea is a professional dancer

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  146. I like you on FB
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  147. I like Xtend barre on FB
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  148. I learned that andrea is a professional dancer #2
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