January 24, 2012 at 7:54 am
Disclosure: I received a free Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set from Yahoo! Shine to complete this review.
Last year I said I’d try a Zumba class as part of a Commit to Fit challenge…and then I didn’t. It wasn’t because of fear of commitment; it was because I developed tendonitis. I’m surprised no one called me out on my failure to Zumba. Seriously, very surprised. I guess all the mean people forgot to read that entry.
My foot is finally better, so I decided to accept an opportunity to review the Zumba Fitness Total Body Transformation System DVD Set which is featured in this month’s Yahoo! Shine Get it Guide along with three other fitness DVDs. A new Get it Guide is published every two weeks and showcases “the things women are searching for and talking about.” The latest one is all about Fitness DVD’s. I chose to review the Zumba DVDs because Zumba’s got a reputation for being a fun aerobics class that is based on Latin dance moves.
I was expecting to get [...]
December 19, 2011 at 8:26 am
Disclosure: I received free samples of FiberPlus products and a $100 American Express gift card to write this post.
I don’t do many giveaways here on JenFul, but I make exceptions for products I actually use and think my readers might like. FiberPlus contacted me recently to see if I was interested in their Plus Up Your Day promotion, so I said yes because I sometimes buy their FiberPlus bars when I’m traveling by plane. I like to cram cereal bars in my suitcase because they’re small, they don’t go bad, and they’re unlikely to trigger a security pat down. Unlike an apple or a pear I don’t have to find a trash can to throw the core out. I can just cram the leftover wrapper in my pocket. Fiber is supposed to fill you up which is good on a long plane trip with only peanuts and Biscoff cookies to sustain you courtesy of Delta airlines. And because they are high in fiber I have incentive not to eat ALL five bars before takeoff unless [...]
August 12, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Disclosure: I was sent a free pair of Skechers Shape-Ups shoes to review.
Update on 5/16/2012: Skechers to pay $40 million over deceptive ads
I don’t intend to do many reviews on JenFul, if any at all, but I had committed to this one when I was still posting at PastaQueen, so I decided to follow through on that. I committed to it because over the years several readers have asked me what I thought of shoes that are advertised as toning your body while you walk.
Shape-Ups are shoes that are promoted as helping you lose weight, tone your muscles and improve your posture. They have a rounded sole that resembles the bottom of a boat which you can see in the picture below. They’re also very cushy, like they lined the bottom with marshmallows. (Mmmmm, marshmallows. There’s a shoe idea for you: shoes that correct your posture and also provide a yummy treat! I bet Lady Gaga would wear them and make a marshmallow dress to match.) The design of the shoe is supposed to activate [...]