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It’s Time to #MakeFitHappen! Everything You Need to Join the Fun (And Score Prizes!)

Written on April 23, 2014 at 10:05 am , by

Sexy abs, butt and legs—get ‘em while it’s hot! Our May issue (on newsstands now!) has the four-week plan full of moves, foods and swimsuits that will make you look lighter and tighter by Memorial Day. But you know by now that that’s not enough—you need to brag about your hard work, too! Let us show you how:

First things first: sign up for the Slim by Summer Sweepstakes. Not only will you get the Better Body Plan details we talked about above delivered straight to your inbox, but you’ll also be entered to win:

  • A getaway for two to the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. The trip includes airfare vouchers, meals, activities like snorkeling and paddleboarding, and a spa treatment (a $2,000 value). Just start imagining the pure bliss now.
  • A shiny, new Smooth Fitness & Health 9.65LC treadmill (a $1,999 value) with a shock-absorption tread, a heart rate display with a wireless chest strap, and 28 programmed workout.

Now that we’ve got your engines revved, simply click here to sign up.

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But that’s not all (obviously). More fun is coming your way:

MONDAY, APRIL 28 – TWITTER PARTY

Follow @FitnessMagazine and the #makefithappen hashtag on Twitter from 2-4pm EST to score fresh ideas on healthy food and fitness so you can rock that swimsuit like a superstar this season. As if that doesn’t sound fun enough, we’ll also be giving 15 lucky partiers two Sparkly Soul headbands (these things are not only cute, but they stay put while you sweat). See you there!

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APRIL 28 – MAY 26: FACEBOOK

Check out our Facebook page every Monday for weekly burn-and-firm video tips from your trainer, Tiffany Rothe. Hint: there’s a few extra-fun challenges mixed in there, and she’ll be checking in on your progress!

APRIL 28 – MAY 25: PINTEREST 

Gear up for Memorial Day weekend by joining our Make Fit Happen Contest on Pinterest. You’ll be able to find and share healthy recipes, low-cal cocktails and fun workout wear. Bonus: you could score a beach cruiser from Brooklyn Bicycle Co., perfect for making this summer the best one yet. Want deets on how to join? See here.

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MAY 1 – MAY 31: INSTAGRAM 

Surely by now you’re following us, right? If not, hop to it because our prize-a-day photo challenge starts at the beginning of the month, and there is some serious swag to be had. Tune in for your theme of the day and, using #makefithappen, show us your best pics. We’ll regram our faves!

Official Rules 

Want even more so you can really #makefithappen? We’ve got it all right here.

Have You Joined #GetFitParty? You Could Win a Trip to Aruba!

Written on January 20, 2014 at 9:51 am , by

In the beginning of 2014, there are a lot of hopes and dreams. Not only about goals you want to accomplish (and will!), but about trips you want to take, places you’re eager to explore and adventures you’re excited to experience. If you’ve joined the #GetFitParty, you’re already well on your way to crushing those goals (one reader has already dropped 5 pounds!). If you haven’t joined, well, what are you waiting for?! Between the four-week workout plan that sheds unnecessary pounds off your figure, the “I refuse to starve or eat tasteless food” meals that energize your bod, and the digital support that’s waiting for you around every social media corner (with weekly prizes happening on Insta), there’s no reason to miss the fun. But if that’s still not enough, we have one more thing to entice you.

A four-night getaway – on us! – to Aruba, where you’ll stay at the swanky Hotel RIU Palace Aruba. Guys, I’ve seen this place up close and personal, and I can tell you one thing: it’s gorgeous. But that’s not all, of course. The winner of this trip gets to bring a date, and both of you will head off on a snorkel-and-sail excursion (I saw ship wrecks on mine!) and be treated to a blissful spa massage. Because every fit girl deserves a little down time to unwind and boost muscle recovery. And if that’s not enough for your adventurous selves, there’s plenty more to do – you can see our top recommendations here, but I love the idea of taking a jeep ride through the rugged Arikok National Park, swimming in Conchi, the Natural Pool or kayaking in the crystal-clear ocean waters.

After all that, we know you’re ready to get in on the action. So sign up for the Better Body plan here, which enters you to win this fabulous trip (or you could score a StairMaster!). And don’t forget to follow – and use – the #getfitparty hashtag online to keep you motivated on the journey of your “fit in ’14″ goals.

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It’s #GetFitParty Time! All the Details You Need to Join the Fun (And Score Swag!)

Written on January 6, 2014 at 11:42 am , by

Ready to shed 10 pounds and keep them off – for good? In our February issue (on stands now!), we give you the exact moves and foods that helped our testers trim up to 15 pounds from their figures in a mere four weeks. So first things first, go on out and pick up a copy (or download it to your tablet). Don’t worry, we’ll wait.

Got it? Good. Now that you’re ready to sweat in the gym and eat like a queen, we want you to share your journey with everyone. Your friends, fam and followers. Because we know you’re on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, which means that YOU have followers, too. And come on, let’s be real – if you don’t post your hard work online, then it didn’t really happen. So go ahead, brag a little – here’s how:

All month long we’ll be dishing out digital support for you to reach those slim-down goals. Follow the guide below to see where and how you can join the fun, then log in on the respective dates and remember to use the hashtag above so we can brag about you, too.

MONDAY, JANUARY 6th (TODAY!): TWITTER

Follow @FitnessMagazine and the #getfitparty hashtag on Twitter from 2-4pm EST to score fresh ideas on healthy eating and exercise so you can slam-dunk your goals. Bonus: We’ll be giving away boxes of KIND Healthy Grains Bars to 15 lucky participants. Snack happy, friends.

JANUARY 6TH – FEBRUARY 16TH: INSTAGRAM (SWAG ALERT!)

Tune in to @FitnessMagazine every Monday to catch each week’s fresh photo challenge (get creative!), then post your pics with #getfitparty. At the end of each week, we’ll select which one of you will win a bag of sweet fitness prizes (each valued over $250), and highlight your phenom photos in our feed. That gives you six chances to become FITNESS famous and score new workout gear. If that’s not an incentive to start sharing, we don’t know what is. We’re kicking things off by asking for your workout views; one lucky chick will score a pair of sweet hiking boots, jacket, and six months worth of Naturebox goodies!

JANUARY 13 – FEBRUARY 10TH: FACEBOOK

Start every week with a motivational kick in the pants from your drill-seargeant-with-a-heart trainer. Head to our Facebook page every Monday at 4pm EST to catch a video from Sylwia Wiesenberg, when she’ll be spilling her top stick-with-it strategies.

JUST BECAUSE WE LOVE YOU…ENTER TO WIN A TRIP TO ARUBA OR A STAIRMASTER!

To help you stay motivated (and envision yourself in that bikini), the prizes got kicked up a notch. Join the Better Body Plan online and enter to win these suh-weet prizes:

  • A trip for two to the swanky Hotel RIU Palace Aruba, including airfare, meals, a snorkel-and-sail excursion, and a spa massage (a $3,690 value)
  • A StairMaster StepMill 3 with a built-in heart rate monitor and more than 25 programmed workouts (a $3,000 value)

So what are you waiting for? Let’s get this party started!