July 20, 2011

Giveaway: Set of 10 Workout DVDs!


So Cranky Fitness is just recently back from a long hiatus, and not surprisingly, has lost a bit of its previous readership.  Despite the obvious advantages of a health blog full of cursing, whining, skepticism and laziness, short-sighted readers seem to have found alternative, earnest, upbeat sources of health and fitness information.  What's up with that?!   Also, with perfect timing, Cranky Fitness has started up again in the somnolent depths of the summer season--when most sensible folks flee the fitness blogosphere for actual real-life getting outdoors and exercising. Silly readers!  Wouldn't you rather plop your butts back in your chairs and read about getting in shape?

However, this ill-timed Cranky Fitness re-launch may be excellent news for the 200,000 two folks who still manage to visit Cranky Fitness on a regular basis.  Thing is, I want to bribe welcome people back to the blog, and so I'm working on some giveaway opportunities for the next few weeks. This means if you bother to show up to Cranky Fitness and enter, your chances are pretty darn good of winning something!


So this week, you could win a set of 10 "Top Trainer DVD's valued at $89.95.-- UPDATE: THE CONTEST IS OVER AND THE WINNER HAS ALREADY BEEN CHOSEN. To find out if you won, and enter the next giveaway if you didn't, please visit the New Balance UV Workout Apparel Giveaway.

About the DVD's:

So an email arrived in the Cranky Fitness inbox last week asking: HOW WOULD YOU LIKE TEN TOP PERSONAL FITNESS TRAINERS IN A BOX?

And I thought: "Wow, that sounds cool, but what would I feed them? And if these guys are small enough to fit inside a DVD box, can they use regular indoor plumbing like we do? Or would I have to have a really awkward conversation with the guy at the hardware store trying to fashion facilities small enough so that they couldn't fall into the toilet bowl and drown?"

However, since this a giveaway, the feeding and hygiene needs of 10 four-inch-tall personal trainers will be your concern, not mine. The cool thing about these DVD's is that there are a bunch of different work outs for variety, highlighting Cardio, Thighs, Core, Buns, Abs, Yoga, Ballet, Pilates, Latin Dance Plyometrics, Interval Training, and Kickboxing. You can learn more about these videos at HealthyFitBodies.com (but turn off your audio unless you enjoy the mellifluous sound of an infomercial voiceover accompanying you as you browse).

Sadly, the winner must have a U.S. mailing address to send the DVDs to. But if you don't live in the U.S., you can still enter if you can think of anyone in the U.S. you might like to give the prize to if you win. Someone will be very grateful and it will make a nice deposit in the Good Karma bank.

To enter: just leave a comment below. Winner selected by random drawing, the results of which will be announced next Wednesday the 27th. To claim your prize, email me by the end of day Friday the 29th or I'll draw another winner.

So, want to win a set of workout DVD's, or just say hi on a summer day? All comments welcome.

78 comments:

  1. This sounds great! I love the variety of workouts and options.

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  2. Oooh! Giveaways! We love giveaways!
    Can't talk now -- have to tell all my friends :)

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  3. Oh good, thanks you guys! Right after I posted I had the horrible thought: what if I post a giveaway and nobody comments? Will I ever get to do another giveaway? And what will I do with those ten poor tiny trainers?

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  4. Give aways are always fun. And I like tiny trainers that live in cardboard boxes. They can't be much harder to take care of than say a dog or something.

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  5. I would never use them anyway. Mostly just stopping by to say hello and note that it's good to have you back.

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  6. This would be great!!! A good way to switch up workouts!

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  7. I'm one of the friends Merry told - and I think the variety sounds great. I was just telling some other people that I need to look on the variety of exercise I need to do not as an unmanageable scheduling issue but as a generous buffet of options.

    If food metaphors are acceptable in this context....

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  8. Giveaways are awesome! I am a bit worried about the fate of 10 tiny trainers in a house full of cats, but maybe that will be just the impetus the cats need to start running a bit more!

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  9. Oh I'm always glad to see cranky fitness in my rss feed. AND i love giveaways. Wow. It's a two for one kinda day!

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  10. Woohoo!! But wait...you said you only had 2 readers and I figured, "well my chances are 50% that I'll win this giveaway!" I see now that my odds are not as great, but I'm entering anyway. I love me the free stuff!

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  11. Eeeee! Fun! I'm interested by the variety...

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  12. Ooo! Me! Me me me me me!! (wm_star at hotmail dot com)

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  13. I probably won't use them either but I never win anything way :) I simply love the name of the blog!

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  14. I would love the DVDs! Giveaways are so fun.

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  15. I'm another friend Merry sent. I'd love to win as the DVDs sound fun, but even if I don't I think I'll be back. Thanks for the giveaway and to Merry for the heads up.

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  16. Just so you know, I never left - I have always been here - so I must be one of your two :-)

    Carolyn

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  17. Mini Trainers in a box! Sign me up. I sure hope they have cute little squeeky voices or are the more like Smurfs, 3 apples high?

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  18. Wow, that's a broad range of workouts, count me in.

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  19. Since I don't live in the US I'll just say hi!

    Once, long ago, I did win a pair of 2XL Groove Hanger headphones in one of your giveaways and I will take this opportunity to say that I love them and think they're great! So thanks for doing giveaways! Winning stuff is fun! :)

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  20. I don't need the DVDs but just wanted to tell you I'm so glad you're back! Love your posts!

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  21. Glad you are back! And YAY giveaways!

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  22. Oooh. Me! Me! Pick me jumping up and down with my hand in the air over here.

    And welcome back!

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  23. Awww well.. I'll just continue being an unfit, fat Canadian, then. ;)

    Enter my name anyway, please.. and if it comes up, send the DVDs to The Merry. Since she's busy bring more readers your way, she deserves the extra chance.

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  24. Sometimes being Canadian sucks :(

    But if I were to win, Merry should have them.

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  25. Y'know, Canadians are the nicest people :)

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  26. Count me in, Cranky! Although, if I do win (unlikely, given my track record in these things), I'd have to rehome the kickboxing DVD. Not my cup of tea, although the rest sound doable, if not fun.

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  27. Hey Cranky, I'm still trying to muddle through TurboFire, Zumba and 2 kettlebell DVDs. I have a box full of yoga, walk away the pounds, and TurboJam. But I wont turn down any other DVDs.

    I don't need to add to my box. Just swinging through to say I still read you.

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  28. I'm glad now that I don't generally remove blogs from my feed reader when they go silent - I would have missed the Cranky Fitness Comeback!

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  29. Neat! I will take good care of those tiny, tiny trainers.

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  30. This coincides perfectly with my desire to find a fitness blog that's as crabby about this all as I am!

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  31. I'm glad you're back, I've missed seeing your blog in my mailbox. I usually read it there, and seldom come to your site, but thank you for coming back!

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  32. I am so glad you are back Crabby! Of course I'm always up for a giveaway.

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  33. Please enter this Canadian and if (when) I win I will let you know who to send them to!

    Thanks!!!

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  34. What, you're going to make me work if I hang out here?

    Mary Anne in Kentucky

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  35. I so would love these. Something different, a little strange maybe. Variety is the spice and all that.

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  36. When I saw crankyfitness in my inbox again I got so excited! I'm so glad your back! I feel like I'm reading a blog of me talking to me. Or me talking to myself...whatever makes more sense. Anywho...a giveaway is awesome but the fact that we can read into your realistic thoughts a little (which are held back and toned down a bit for the masses I'm sure) is the true gift! Thank you!

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  37. I would love this set of DVDS!!! I'm always looking for new ways to workout at home with the new baby!

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  38. Welcome back, Crabby! I need to spice up my exercise routine, and 10 new DVDs/10 tiny-but-hard-bodied trainers sounds perfect!

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  39. Awesome! I'm up for the variety! Sign me up! Oh, and welcome back! I actually got fitter by accident while you were away so now I can actually appreciate what you have to share personally! = p

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  40. Just want to pop in to say that this is the most awesome part of being back... getting to read comments from the most awesome gang of readers ever!

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  41. You may be Crabby McSlacker, but you don't own the McSlacker moniker. Many of us are McSlackers--and it plays itself out in numerous ways--like failing to clean out our Google Readers of long since dead blogs. Well, my McSlacking ways pay off occasionally...and the return of Cranky Fitness is one. Thanks for coming back...and thanks for this great giveaway opportunity!!

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  42. That sounds like a great set of DVD's, sadly, my cat is on a strict diet, no little trainers for him.

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  43. Love, love, love giveaways! Maybe I'll actually use these workout DVDs.... hmmmm

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  44. I would love, love ,love this set.

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

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  45. Would love this! I'm so sick of the same 5 or 6 workout dvds I currently have--TEN new ones would surely spice things up.

    catherine(dot)alley(at)gmail(dot)com

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  46. Just started WW and looking for some new workouts! Hope to win :)

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  47. I would love to have a ariety of styles to choose from. Every trainer seems to work a slightly different set of muscles, so this would really keep my muscles from getting complacent.

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  48. Good to see you back and crabby, Crabby. Why do they have those rules about "not available to Canadians" or variations thereon? Sigh. I'm your now 81+11/12 year old fan. I'm still going to the gym three, four, five times a week, still working out once a week with a trainer, still waiting to grow up!

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  49. I really need this set.

    Melody J
    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  50. I'll bite! And I am happy you are back to posting!

    buzibu at gmail dot com

    thanks!

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  51. You know, I was so sad when this went on hiatus last year. I only recently found out that it's back in existence, but I'm so glad it has!

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  52. I need these DVDs! Glad you're back! ;-)

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  53. I'm so glad I left your blog on my Reader so I knew when you came back. :-) I love to workout to DVDs - there are so many good ones out there! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  54. What a stellar giveaway. Welcome back!

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  55. Wow, I so need this! I haven't been running due to an injury. I can do other stuff but been too depressed to do it (love me some running lol). If I'd used these I might get over my funk. :) besides weight control is so much harder when not exercising as we all know!

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  56. What a great giveaway! Count me in too please!

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  57. Great giveaway.

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  58. Welcome back! Oh man this is such a great giveaway! I'm just getting out of a major fitness rut and I don't think a person can go wrong with 10 top personal trainers at their fingertips. So here's to hoping haha.

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  59. Ooh! I've been interested in trying out pilates, and my husband's been looking into kickboxing. Thanks for this giveaway!
    ceevegnashville [at] gmail [dot] com

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  60. Hey Crabby, I'm so happy to see Cranky Fitness back in action. Would love some new DVDs to help me through the days I just can't get my lazy ass to the gym. Judging by the number of comments, I don't think my odds of winning are as good as you anticipated but I'll keep my fingers crossed.

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  61. I would love to win! Great giveaway!

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  62. Love your posts, keep the spirit going. Its time to commit...select me for those freebies!

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  63. Count me in!

    And you know I'd never leave you. : )

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  64. Oooh, sounds like a fantastic giveaway! Love your blog and am happy you're back! :)

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  65. I still read you and would LOVE to get into shape again vs just complaining and reading about it.

    --jodie

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  66. Workout videos are good for people that has no time for a gym. At the comfort of your home you can watch these videos, have fun, and lose weight. You may also buy a machine that can aid you for your exercise.

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  67. You DO realize this makes us hope that Cranky Fitness never regains its readers? This is the first time I've seen one of your giveaways have less than 234902340182340918234 entries :) Maybe I have a shot!

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  68. I think a lot of us (me included) just decided to follow you through twitter when you took a blogging hiatus. I would love some tiny trainers in a box, otherwise I will continue doing the same cardio machines forever. :)

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  69. Would love to win these, I'd like to add to my collection of Workout DVDs!

    xmeliss182x (at) yahoo (dot) com

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