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Monday, December 23, 2013

Shazzy Fitness: Review and Giveaway

Disclosure:  I was given a DVD of Shazzy Fitness to try out and review.  All opinions and sore muscles are entirely my own.

I like to fancy myself a little athletic.  I wish I went to the gym more than I do - I actually love my gym.  I have made friends there with my Zumba sisters and the 2 hours of childcare ain't bad either!  Let's face it, especially in the winter time it is easier to just snuggle up with some cookies than to venture out into the cold to go sweat it up and work off those cookies.

My one issue with my great classes at the gym is the music.  I love a good beat, but I'm a word girl at heart and cannot escape those lyrics.  You know the ones right?  The ones you wouldn't be caught dead saying out loud.

Shazzy Fitness is different.  They are all about the hip-hop that's going to edify your soul, not make you cringe.  Their story and name kind of say it all:

The story of the Hebrew prophet, Daniel, is a life model for the power of faith.  Despite life threatening circumstances, Daniel never let his fear override his commitment to God. Daniel's Babylonian name was “Belteshazzar.” (Daniel 1:7)

 If Daniel were alive today, we believe his hip-hop name might be... “Shazzy”.

There are two DVDs - beginner and intermediate - with 2- 10 minute workout options that can be shortened or lengthened to suit your needs and time.  The first two songs have cues to follow for the moves, while the third of each workout is an "all out dance party".  There is a "favorite moves" option at the top of the menu to learn the steps individually.  Each move could be replayed 10 times if needed, hypothetically speaking of course.  I wouldn't have to practice a move 10 times to get it... ahem.

The diverse group of men and women on the DVDs cover a range of body types all smiling in their street clothes.  No lycra-clad "hotties" that make you feel more intimidated than encouraged here.  You can also modify the intensity up or down to suit your own fitness needs and goals. 

Now to the good part.  To help you kickstart your fitness in 2014, I am giving away a Shazzy Fitness DVD.  All I want to know is your favorite way to workout.  Maybe this will be it.   Good luck!!

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    1. That's a great way to get in shape and stay that way! Thanks for visiting! Good luck!

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    2. Congratulations!! I'll be in touch with you so you can start getting Shazzy with it in the new year! :)

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  2. Oh, friend! I NEED this!!! So out of all of the giveaways I have entered this year, this would be the best win!!!
    I love kickboxing, but Netflix took away my routine and I am in limbo right now. But since one of my goals will be lose 40 by 40 in the coming year, I need to get MOVING!
    Love you! :)

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    1. You - and your kids - would really enjoy this. I love dance fitness because it is so sneaky. You think you are just having fun, but you end up burning major calories all while smiling! Good luck for this and your goal! Boo on Netflix, too!

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  3. umm, I don't exercise... at all! I'm pathetic! I could use some motivation :)

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    1. You are too funny! You should try a dance fitness program. So much fun. You could do it with your girls. :)

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  4. I generally like to walk....and sort of run. Outside is preferred, but am grateful for our treadmill!!

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    1. We have no real excuses then, do we? :)

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  5. I like to hike in the woods. My daughter is the one who dances and dances ...

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    1. Oh, hiking is great fun. Our family just wrote out our goals for the year and hiking was on there.

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