Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ultimate Body Sculpt & Conditioning With Kettlebells DVD Review & Giveaway!



My love of kettlebells is certainly no secret. And my admiration of a certain kettlebell instructor isn't either. So the fact that the amazing, world renowned Lauren Brooks agreed to let me host a giveaway for her "Ultimate Body Sculpt & Conditioning With Kettlebells" DVD thrills me to pieces. I LOVE preaching about the benefits of incorporating kettlebells into anyone's exercise regime. I've had SO many people asking me about what type of exercise I did to get my abs back after 2 pregnancies in less than 2 years. And the answer is so simple... I did this exact DVD that one of my lucky readers is going to win!!

Honestly, kettlebells, and this DVD specifically, are the only form of exercise I do on a regular basis, and the only exercise I've done in my entire 26 years on Earth that I haven't hated. I mean, come on... if someone like me, a girl who hated all sports with a passion and would hook gym class every single day, can get fast and noticeable results, then there is absolutely no reason you can't, too!! Lauren's instructions are clear and simple, even for someone who has never laid eyes on a kettlebell in their life. The DVD includes an exercise demonstration section where Lauren goes through a step by step instruction of every single kettlebell and body weight exercise that you need to know to turn your body into a lean, fat burning machine! Some of the moves you will quickly learn to love are: 2 handed swing, alternating swing, high pull catch & squat, mountain climbers and many more.

This DVD comes with not one, but TWO fat burning workouts. If you're a busy mom like yours truly, then you will most definitely benefit from the 12 Minute Fat Blast workout. Hard to believe, but you can get an amazing, full body workout in 12 short minutes! Anyone can find 12 minutes in their day, no matter who you are. And don't let the short time frame fool you,-- this is a sweat inducing, heart pounding cardio workout that will leave you feeling completely accomplished. The 12 Minute Fat Blast is also an excellent way to ease yourself into using kettlebells, or any type of physical exercise in general since it is Low to Medium Intensity. Once you master the 12 Minute, you can repeat it back to back for double the fun and double the fat burning!

Also included is my personal favorite, the 40 Minute Sculpt and Conditioning Workout. If you can get through this workout just one time, you will be good to go after that. 40 minutes definitely sounds intimidating, I know. But the way this workout is designed, you get plenty of rest time. For every 2 minutes of intense exercise, you get a 1 minute break. This alternates throughout the entire 40 minutes. So no matter how tough it seems at any given moment, you can always keep in the back of your mind that it is ONLY 2 minutes and then you have a full minute to catch your breath, grab some water, and save up for the next round! Not only that, but the timer on the side of the screen shows you exactly how much time you have til your next rest. And if you're like me, your eyes will stay glued to that timer and you'll be so focused on that, that your body just goes into autopilot!

(for more info on kettlebells in general, check my blog post HERE.)

I just can't say enough good things about this DVD or about Lauren Brooks herself. She is just such an amazing and inspirational woman, and my personal role model. Here is an excerpt from her website:

"Lauren Brooks is the owner of On The Edge Fitness and Co-owner of BuggyBellz. She is the creator of the worldwide selling DVD's “The Ultimate Body Sculpt and Conditioning with Kettlebells" Volume 1 and 2. Her 2nd DVD “Baby Bells, is the first and only Kettlebell video, designed specifically for pregnant woman. Lauren is a full-time working mother of 2 beautiful young girls. Her passion for leading a healthy and active life is an inspiration for mothers, parents, and woman everywhere.

Lauren is a Kettlebell Instructor (RKC) Team Leader, Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and has a degree in Kinesiology. She currently holds private and group sessions at her private indoor and outdoor studio, which is located in the beautiful Encinitas area. Lauren has also published many articles through various online magazines such as bodybuilding.com, performance menu, kettlebellinc, and Dragon Door. Lauren has appeared on NBC and is sought out all over the world for her expertise. Those who are not local are still able to benefit from Lauren’s training and nutrition services. Lauren is available for workshops, currently has clients all all over the world, which she offers services such as personalized online training programs, workouts, and nutrition programs.

In her free time Lauren enjoys snowboarding, wakeboarding, healthy cooking, efficient kettlebell workouts, Krav Maga, and spending precious time with her family and friends."

Lauren is a total sweetheart and has offered one of my lucky readers their own copy of "The Ultimate Body Sculpt & Conditioning With Kettlebells" DVD. A $39.99 value!!



**BUY IT**
Visit the On The Edge Fitness Store to purchase this fabulous DVD!

**WIN IT**
Visit http://www.ontheedgefitness.com/ and tell me something you learned about kettlebell workouts, or about Lauren Brooks herself that I did not mention here. (This entry is MANDATORY and must be done first!)

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES- (Please leave a separate comment for EACH entry. If it says +2, please enter two separate comments!)

* Like Lauren Brooks on Facebook. (+2)
* Like Me on Facebook. (+2)
* Follow my blog.
* Follow Lauren's Blog.
* Grab my pretty little button, post it to your blog & link me to it. (+3)
* Blog about this giveaway & link me to it. (+5)
* Follow me on Twitter. (+2)
* Tweet this giveaway. (You may do this ONCE per day!)
* Make a purchase from Lauren's Online Store (+8)

Contest open to US & Canadian residents, 18 years old and older. Contest ends 6/19/10 at 9 p.m. EST. Winner will be chosen using random.org. Be sure to leave your email address in your comment unless it's visible on your Blogger profile. (If I can't contact you, a new winner will be drawn.) Winner will have 48 hours to respond to my email. If winner does not claim their prize in the 48 hour period, a new winner will be chosen at random.

*I was not financially compensated for this giveaway. I was given a sample of the above product for review. The opinions & views expressed are that of my own and were not impacted by having received merchandise.

131 comments:

♥Cari♥ said...

I learned that a kettlebell is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle.

Thanks for the great giveaway!

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Love comma Ashlee said...

I now know that Lauren Brooks likes to snowboard! Yay.

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I liked Lauren on Facebook. 1

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I still like Lauren on FB. 2

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Jennifer V. said...

She is Certified as a clinical nutritionist! :)
I need this! I gained 7lbs since I started my blog! :(
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Jennifer V. said...

Liked Lauren on facebook - Sweep Tight #1

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HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I learned that Lauren hosts workshops! Too bad I live on the other side of the country!

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I am following you on facebook

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

following Lauren on facebook

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

following you on Twitter (@runfastermommy)

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

I don't follow directions well...so for the +2, lol, again with the twitter (@runfastermommy)

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

and again with the facebook follow for you

HEATHER @ runfastermommy! said...

and the facebook follow for Lauren

Leandrea at Coupons Are Great said...

I had no idea what a kettle bell was. Now I know that it is a traditional Russian cast iron weight that looks like a cannonball with a handle. leandrea246(at)hotmail.com

J and A said...

Fab giveaway! I learned she is a certified nutritionist! :)

Leah said...

oooh I really want the dvd's!!! I learned that Dragon Door kettlebells are the best kind and most comfortable! When i got mine (i'm not sure what brand...) there were a ton out there to choose from and i'm not sure mine are the best.
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I follow your blog :)
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Michelle said...

Lauren recommends using coconut flour

Michelle said...

Lauren posts recipes she uses with coconut flour

Michelle said...

Lauren recommend beginners start with an 18 lb kettle bell

Michelle said...

I liked Lauren on Facebook

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I liked you on Facebook

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I follow Lauren's blog

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I am now following your blog too :)

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J and A said...

I bought her second dvd!

Erica K said...

it's Russian
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friended her on FB #1
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Babes Mami said...

I learned the average woman should start with an 18 pounder.
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Babes Mami said...

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TJsMommy said...

I learned that i LOVE the option of being able to do this while pregnant...i might have to buy the "Baby Bells"!!!

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TJsMommy said...

I've liked you on facebook ;)

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I follow your blog :)

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I'm following Lauren's blog :)

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TJsMommy said...

I just blogged about the giveaway and linked you to it :)

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Aholic said...

I visited the website & found out that kettlebells are from Russia.

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I tweeted this giveaway. @aholicblog

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Rachel C said...

I learned that I should start with 18 lbs - seems like a lot!
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Aholic said...

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Anne J said...

I learned Lauren teaches workshops at the MMA Academy in Sorrento Valley

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Anne J said...

I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of Lauren

Anne J said...

I am a facebook fan (Anne Jolly) of Lauren #2

Anne J said...

I follow on google friend connect

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Anne J said...

I follow Lauren's blog on google friend connect

Anne J said...

I follow you on twitter, lunaj1456

Anne J said...

I follow you on twitter, lunaj1456 #2

Anne J said...

I tweeted
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Tracey said...

I learned that most women can start with a 15-18 lb. kettle bell.

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Aholic said...

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Cathy W said...

She is Certified as a clinical nutritionist
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Cathy W said...

Like Lauren Brooks on Facebook- Cathy Wallace- Entry #1
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Cathy W said...

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♥Yaya's Mommy ♥ said...

NO WAY. I learned Lauren is in my area. She serves La Costa, which is where I live. AHHHHHH I also learned that that I want to look like you and this is the way to do it.

Thank you so much for linking up so I could find ya and enter.

Cindi
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LAURA1877 said...

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