February like no other

February is the shortest month of the year but it just might be the fittest. Have you honored your New Year’s dietary and exercise resolutions? Whether you have or whether you haven’t, I’ve got just the treat for you! A cool take on “abs are made in the kitchen,” I’m honored to present to you my newest fitness video –a collaboration with Monique Walton and the American Heart Association– Kitchen Workout. If you need encouragement of the daily variety, I’m excited to join new online outfit BK Nation as a wellness blogger and February #BKN28 Fitness Challenge Captain. There you’ll find my blog, “The Write Fit,”  in which I offer exercise tips, workout videos, giveaways and more. And if you prefer TV, I’ll be joining you every Tuesday at noon as a Sports Segment host on BK LIVE.

Why all of the health and sport talk, you ask? Because! On February 2nd, this team from my home town met this other team from my dad’s home town. The result? Seattle Seahawks won the Superbowl for the first time in franchise history! It’s American Heart Month; the 50th Anniversary in fact.  February 5th is National Girls and Women in Sports Day, championed by one of my favorite organizations, the Women’s Sports Foundation. February 7th is National Wear Day  — a day that celebrates heart disease prevention awareness. And February 7th is also the start of the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia. Faster, Higher, Stronger! What a day it will be. RED, white and blue speeding all over the place!

For those of you who recall my time training for the Olympics in the sport of Skeleton, I’ve helped to design an Olympic themed workout with the editors of popular app and website DailyBurn. You can bet it will challenge all of your senses, especially common sense, if you accept the challenge! If you want to work out with me in person in New York City, I’ve developed a dynamic sand and alternative resistance training class called Manhattan Beach Workout. Talk about getting ready for Summer with plenty of time to spare! 

DailyBurn | Expert Contributor, Workout Design | FEB 2014

DailyBurn | Expert Contributor, Workout Design | FEB 2014

 

Oh, one more thing. We’ve been nominated for a Shorty Award in #SocialFitness! This online award recognizes people who “help others make healthy choices in their lives through their influence on social media.” If you’d like to vote, you can do so via Twitter by tweeting: “I nominate @AndiaWinslow  for a Shorty Award in #SocialFitness because…” Be certain to write in your reason after “because…” or the vote won’t count. Thank you for your continued support!

Get it in where you can fit it in! –Andia

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Feel Rich, Go RED!

The Fit Cycle to Partner with Feel Rich, Inc. and the American Heart Association for Go Red For Women® National Campaign: Cinematic wellness endeavor joins forces to celebrate 10th Anniversary of “Go Red” and the fight against heart disease
 
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NEW YORK, NY (January 31, 2013) – Today The Fit Cycle announced that it will partner with the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women® campaign in coordination with Feel Rich, Inc.. February is American Heart Month and official celebrations commence on Friday, February 1, 2013 with the 10th annual National Wear Red Day. Awareness kick-off is on Thursday, January 31st and includes a RED lighting ceremony at the Macy’s Herald Square flagship store in New York City –the first iconic building to turn red.

Heart disease remains the No. 1 killer of women and the month’s fete aims to educate women of all backgrounds about the importance of prevention and care. “An estimated 43 million women in the U.S. are affected by heart disease, yet only one in five women believe heart disease is her greatest health threat,” explains Dr. Jennifer Mieres, Professor of Cardiology and Senior Vice President of Community and Public Health at North Shore – LIJ Health System. “That’s why it’s so important to understand your personal risk factors and often-overlooked common symptoms, and to share that information with the women you love.”

The Fit Cycle team created “Follow Your Heart” a fitness film to spotlight heart health awareness and the efforts of the American Heart Association; the work will be used to headline the #FeelRichGoesRed campaign.  Co-creator Andia Winslow explains, “it’s about following your heart and, most importantly, taking care of your heart. As women, we must take charge of our heart health. As friends of women, we must support our communities in education, prevention and action. Join the movement: Get it in where you can fit it in, Feel Rich and GO RED!”

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About The Fit Cycle Founded in 2010, The Fit Cycle is a multimedia health movement that is defined by resourcefulness. It works to inspire folks to make the most of what they have –however little, be it time, capital or possessions– to live more active and engaged lives. The Fit Cycle is a cinematic wellness endeavor that is inspired by art, music and a culture of collaboration. The Fit Cycle is moving at the rhythm of life.™ www.thefitcycle.com

About Feel Rich, Inc. Feel Rich, Inc. is a groundbreaking health and wellness company co-founded by 40x Platinum, Grammy and Emmy Award winning producer Quincy Jones III (QD3) and digital media entrepreneur Shawn Ullman. Its media and mobile platforms serve diverse communities that total over 400,000 subscribers and five million monthly views. In 2012 Feel Rich was recognized as one the “Most Innovative Health” companies by Entrepreneur Magazine. www.feelrich.com

About the American Heart Association – Go Red For Women® The American Heart Association is devoted to saving people from heart disease and stroke – America’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers. Go Red For Women® is the national movement to end heart disease in women. The Dallas-based association is the nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-888-MY-HEART (1-888-694-3278) or visit GoRedForWomen.org

For press inquiries, please contact: Publicity at TheFitCycle@gmail.com