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Sunday, February 14, 2010

KettleWorx--A Giveaway!!!


Whoa...do I have a giveaway for YOU!!

The awesome peeps at KettleWorx sent me something to review...and review I did! KettleWorx is a 6 week fitness program designed to work your entire body in 20 minute workouts 3 times a week.

In 20 minute workouts...TWENTY minutes! I mean, gosh...who can't handle that?!!

In return for my review...they are sponsoring a giveaway of the KettleWorx Ultra 5...the same exact "kit" that I have been using since I received it. (For ease and "fairness" to the review...I only did the recommended 6 weeks...I did not try any of the "extra" DVD's, although, I'm gonna start now!)



Yes, you read that right...since. I. received. it.

Never before, have I been so sold on a fitness "program". I used to be a fitness video junkie, but what always tripped me up, was (well...the tripping up for one..why, oh, why do all those other "videos" require so much coordination?!) the boredom!

Ugh...I couldn't take watching the same video over and over and over again. *yawn* *sigh* *hello boredom*

What's awesome about KettleWorx is that there are three main DVD's; "Core", "Cardio", and "Resistance"...and each DVD has 6 separate workouts. For someone like me, that is a HUGE bonus, as I never feel like I am getting bored.

Ever.

Never, ever!!

And, also...no coordination required! No "grapevines" or funky dance-ish moves to get all tangled up in!

Big ol' *sigh of relief* from this uncoordinated chick!

Within a week or two of starting the recommended 6 week routine, I was feeling a difference. My husband started noticing a difference at about that time. (For real?! Yes...for stinkin' real!)

It wasn't long, and I was able to talk him into "trying" it out...lemme just say he has since purchased a heavier weight and is just as sold on it as I am! He has recommended it to his sister, and I to my mom, my bestie and countless co-workers!

My hubby has been dealing with hip pain for awhile (he was certain it was diabetes *huh?* or MS or that he needed a hip replacement), but, since starting KettleWorx, the pain has improved so drastically, that he rarely even notices it anymore!

I am loving it, 'cuz I feel stronger, I stand straighter, my jeans are looser and I don't dread working out!

Sure, some days are more difficult to get motivated than others, but gosh...or 20 minutes, three times a week...who can't do that?! And that is exactly why I am so sold on it!

It's do-able! Even for a busy mama, like myself...it's totally, and completely do-able. It's realistic and results are achievable!

Let's look at some pros and cons, shall we?

Pros:
~Time commitment is small.
~Many workouts to keep your interest.
~It's "mentally" do-able because you know that in 20 (or so) minutes you are good and done with your work out for the day!
~No dance skill/coordination required.
~Your core is strengthed quickly, resulting in less back pain/injury.
~The program is designed to uniformly challenge hundreds of muscles simultaneously...in "3D" is what they call it. (Similar to an athlete, using many muscles at once.)
~Your entire body gets a workout...not just specific areas (although, there are extra videos for those trouble spots!).
~Easily adaptable to your personal fitness level.
~Quick, effective warm ups and cool downs.
~Ryan, the trainer, has a great Canadian accent! ;)

Cons:
~My hubby thinks the upper body is not challenged enough (I thought it was fine).
~I would've like to have seen better results with my pesky saddle bags (my love handles have gotten smaller, tho!)
~There are a few (rare) editing "inconsistencies" that result in an uneven number of reps per side.
~An occasional workout will reach 25 or so minutes...picky much? Yes...but it's a mental thing (*Hey! You told me 20 minutes!!!*...you know?!),

So...I'm telling you...if you've been looking for a workout routine that is "do-able" with results that are "attainable"...KettleWorx is for YOU!

To enter the giveaway for the KettleWorx Ultra 5, just leave me a comment here, on this post!



I'll close comments on this giveaway on Sunday, the 21st...and announce the winner on the morning of the 22nd!

Good luck!


82 comments:

Christy said...

Oooo!!! That would be so awesome! I could give this to my man so he would have a set for the road. He travels so much and doesn't work our when he's away and I don't want to let him borrow my dvds :)
Happy Valentines Day!!!!

Theresa said...

Oh boy.. I need this SO bad! Love that the review is coming from a *real* person (you), rather than some weirdo on TV at 3 am! :)

Kate said...

I think we can agree that I need this more than anyone else!

Mandy Taulman said...

I would LOVE to win this! I'm in need of finding something more manageable for my workout routine...wait...what am I talking about...what workout routine! I meant to say, "I need this to implement a workout routine!"

I'm getting ready to head over to their website to read more about it. Thanks for sharing your honest feelings about it. Like Theresa said, it's nice to hear this review coming from a "real" person.

Karen said...

Definitely sounds like something I need. A short commitment time and a great workout.

thorney said...

I love kettlebells and boy would I love it at home!

Lydia said...

You've sold me on this product!! I'd love to join you! :)

Christy Harris said...

If I BUY anymore exercise equipment, my husband may make me get a personal trainer license and open a gym....and I still need to lose 40 pounds - so WHO ON EARTH WOULD COME??? BUT...If I WON the equipment - well, now....THAT's A different story.

I could work on the 40 pounds and not feel guilty at all!

BTW...adorable blog!

Emily said...

Oooh! I really hope I win this. My post-pregnancy body will definitely need something to get it back into shape once I'm able to work out again! :)

~Emily

www.norrisintexas.blogspot.com

Marchand's Musings said...

Once I have this baby girl, I could definitely use this to get my pre-baby ... umm ... pre-wedding body back. :) I'm hoping to lose 60 pounds this year. We'll see if I can do it! This would DEFINITELY help!

Following HIM said...

Oh my goodness! What a great giveaway! Enter me in :) After spending most of the wee hours watching the exercise commercials, I need something to kick me into high gear. Can't wait to see who wins!
~Elyse

Anonymous said...

Hi! I contacted you a few months ago about natural childbirth, now I'm a happy mama of a 3 month old! I would love to get this workout video to loose the rest of this baby weight!!
Kristin
Chellerz024@yahoo.com

Amy O'Connor said...

I so need this! Baby weight doesn't seem to come off of me easily and I'm not easily motivated to work out. Maybe KettleWorx could whip my flabby butt into shape!

Kerri said...

Woohoo, enter me this second! I was, um, wrestling with my husband last night and I lost so bad...back in the day I gave him a good fight, last night I was just a heavy lump...I need my muscles back.....
;o)

Bellismom said...

ME ME ME!!!!

~*Katie*~ said...

I so need this!! It sounds wonderful! Please enter me!!

Kimberly said...

Sounds like a great at-home workout! Count me in! Thanks!

Mommy P said...

Ooooh, I want this! I've mentioned to my hubby that I have wanted to do a kettlebell workout.

Dondi said...

Ooh! I've been wanting one of these for awhile now. I was skeptical tho b/c, like you, I get so bored doing the same thing over & over. But now I'm all kindsa excited about this one.

The Hill House said...

This would be a great way for me to avoid the dreaded drive to the gym! I hope luck is on my side!!!

Lindy said...

Sounds like a good post baby program. Quick!

Amanda said...

If I don't win this...what am I saying, I don't win anything.

Alison said...

Oh! I love KettleBell workouts. It is one of the main things we do at CrossFit. I love, love, love them!

Anna said...

I want to win! I need to firm and tone at home more. I workout with a trainer two days a week but that will be ending soon and I need something I can do at home.

Harman said...

This looks awesome!

Taiya said...

Wow! Looks great! I love pilates, which I do when I am not pregnant, and I have a Wii Fit, but that gets kind of old when I do it every day. :)

r.a.w. chronicles said...

Pick me! Yes, ME! I really want to try this, but I am a little apprehensive about spending so much money... what if I don't like it???

Tracy said...

Looks interesting. Would be great to win a full workout program!

Wendy said...

Oh I bet this would be a great addition to my elliptical work outs.

Mrs. G said...

I've been doing a lot of workout videos with my sister lately, this would be great to add to our collection!!

Cop Mama said...

Wow, what a cool and healthy giveaway! Count me in!

Murdock's mama said...

1 hour a week? I want them!!! :)

Laura said...

Me me!! Please :)

Michele Ostrander said...

I want it!!! Please be me! Pretty please with sugar on top!!

Melissa said...

Ooh ooh me me!!! Pleaseeeeee!
I want it, i need it! I'd be sooo happy! ;)

P.S. i love your new page background. :)

Erica, Daniel, Emma & Georgia said...

WOW, that is inspiring and sounds seriously doable..I am fighting naptime workouts right now and most things just suck all the time away..so I easily get distracted!

Tina said...

I'm commenting cause I really want it!!! I hope I get it...I could really use the help!!

AubreyTeagan said...

I want a kit! My husband would love it too! Just what I need to get in shape after baby! Pick me :)

Faithful Mali said...

Oh, that sounds great. I think that I can muster up 20 minutes 3 times a week. Fingers and toes crossed :)

Jess :) said...

OOOOHHHHHHH I would love to try this!!! Not only does it sound super interesting, but super fun!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Please, please pick me!! I need this. pandaandtigger at msn.com

Jodie said...

Pick me! Pick me! I need to get rid of my pregnancy weight. Sounds like a GREAT way to do it AND juggle an almost 3 month old.

roadrunner201 said...

Wow. That looks fantastic!

Stephanie said...

Oh that sounds great! I am also a fitness DVD junkie. I love them. But I can never seem to find one that really shows results AND doesn't get boring. I'd love to give this one a try!

nolasteph25@gmail.com

Josey said...

I love kettle bell workouts - I tried it for the first time when I was doing CrossFit for awhile, and I have NEVER before or since found something that works my inner thighs so well. I would love to win this package!

Kaleena said...

oo Pick me! It looks like it could be great fun

Arizona Mamma said...

I have done a few exercises with Kettle Bells. Would love to try this out!

Sara said...

Oh, I love the 20 minutes! That sounds like something I could commit too! (And stick too!!)

UrbanIdeas said...

Very much interested too! I actually JUST started working out, so any help and motivation would be perfect!

Mel said...

I should really come out of workout hibernation. Funny this came up today. I purposefully didn't shower this AM so i could run this afternoon.

Melissa
www.thecorkkums.com

Julia said...

being that i'm a workout-a-holic and i teach weight training and fitness classes, this is right up my alley!! and what better way than to get a work out in at home!!!

Lindsay, another priorfatgirl said...

I would loooove to try this out! I did a kettlebell training class this past summer and I LOVED it, however.. it's too $$ for me to keep up with. This would be awesome! :)

Mindy Skains Independant Scentsy Consultant said...

This would really help me get started on changing my health around. Thank you for doing this.

Anne-Marie @ This Mama Cooks! said...

This looks really cool and something new for me to try out.

Emilymud said...

wow...I would love to win this. I mean I need some extra workout for this wedding thing. Only 130 more days. Love the review too!

*K* said...

Sounds great!! I love workout DVDs, but often get bored with doing the same thing over and over. This sounds like a great solution!

HD said...

Oooh, I would love this! I'm still Shredding (since Jan!) but I would love another video to keep me going. Thanks for hosting this giveaway! (o:

Kasey said...

This is EXACTLY what i need to get ready for my cousin's HUGE wedding coming up this summer!!

Michelle said...

You had me at "love handles have gotten smaller". I would love to be able to say that :) Thank you!

Ayvie said...

i would love to win this!

i did the shred for a while but doing it everyday in a college dorm room is a little difficult. 3 times a week I could manage!

Tiffany said...

I need this. Bad.

tabitha said...

i would love to have this!! It would be awesome to workout at home!

Anonymous said...

Oh I would love this! I have 4 kids 8 and under and I really really need to lose 20 pounds!

Jen E.

Anonymous said...

ohhhh, I love to work out and I would love to win!

Stacey

staceyrkennedy@yahoo.com

Hard Workin' Ma'am said...

I have never heard of this program before, but I sure would love to try it!!!

Anonymous said...

I would looove to try it!

-Jennifer D.
Minnesota

Patty said...

That would be great! Kelsey and I have made a deal that if she looses weight this coming year, she can get "the" prom dress next year for her senior prom.

Kendra said...

OOOHHHH WOW. I have so been wanting to try this forever. It seems really awesome.

Carla S said...

Fat and flabby here in Texas could really use that! And a 20 minute commitment 3 x per week! Seriously with the deployed hubby and 2 very active boys and a job, that's just what I need!

Thanks for the review!

mommyof2sons said...

This looks like a great workout! Would love to give it a try with my hubby!!

Michelle said...

Looks like a good program, loved your review !! This would be something I could do with my 3 busy teenagers !!!!

Sarah said...

Awesome!!!! I'd love to try this out!

Ash said...

I have been a little bored lately with my workouts and would love to give this a try (for free)!

A Lil Story said...

Oh, i need this!!

I almost got sucked into the P90X infommercial last night...(and like 10 others... i'm a sucker) i didn't get it though!

Would love to win one, this sounds awesome =)

Lily

jb said...

I'm always in for a new workout. Sounds exciting.

Garnish said...

You had me at "20 minutes" and sealed the deal at "smaller love handles"!

Kim said...

This sounds like a great workout! Would LOVE to have one!

Mrs. Bushey said...

Looks like a great workout. I could use a great workout, lol.

Shaina N said...

I desperately need to lose my post-baby weight! This would be an AWESOME thing for me to win!

Kari Shotley said...

Sounds like a fun one to try! 20minutes well that sounds do-able!

The Bookworm said...

Sounds really cool! I'd love to try it!

Brandi said...

I've been wanting to try some kind of Kettle 'ball' workout and this would be perfect! I'm game to give it a try! :)