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FIT CHICKS Fierce in 8 DVD Box Set Review and Giveaway!

I have a confession to make:  Working out at home doesn’t come naturally for me.  Although I’ve done a TON of different fitness classes, and know a TON of different exercises when I’m at home my mind goes blank on what exercises to do, and how hard to push myself. I usually give up well before I’ve reached failure or fatigue.  I’m really not pushing myself as hard at home as I need to in order to see results.  This is why when I was asked by the FIT CHICKS to review their “Fierce in 8” DVD Box Set I screamed YES!  

FIT CHICKS Fierce in 8 DVD Box Set

Last month I had to say goodbye to my strength coach – I just couldn’t afford his coaching anymore due to some other financial obligations :cry:.  I was scared that I would get “soft” and lose all of the progress I had made with him.  So over the past 4 weeks In addition to my Around the Bay Training, I’ve been following the FIT CHICKS Fierce in 8 program and I quickly learned that with the FIT CHICKS Fierce in 8 DVD Box Set I didn’t have to worry about getting soft!

 From the FIT CHICKS website:

Forget weight loss plateaus, boredom & no time! Using our signature high intensity intervals (HIIT) combined with kick butt cardio, strength training, core work, kick boxing, plyos, bootcamp & more, the “FIERCE IN 8” express series will keep you constantly challenged to transform your body….in less than 30 min / day.

I was a hot sweaty mess after my first workout!

Sweat!

 The DVD Box Set has 4 DVD’s each with 2 different workouts on them for a total of 8 FIT CHICKS Signature workouts.  All of the workouts are high intensity interval training for maximum calorie burn.  The workouts are all about 20 to 30 min long (I got got so caught up in the videos that I didn’t time them) and give easy to follow advanced and beginner options.  I liked that the workouts kept my heart rate up while giving me the benefits of strength training – it was like a one, two punch to my metabolism without taking up too much of my day.

As a bonus the box set also comes with an 8 Day “Chick Approved” Meal Plan online. The meal plan has quite a few nutritious 5 ingredient recipes to try and an awesome guide to green smoothies.  My favourite recipe was the Sexy Mexy Power Bowl that I found to be really easy to make:

Sexy Mexy Power Bowl

Sexy Mexy Power Bowl

 
I also made the Strawberry Vanilla Frozen Fluff recipe but threw in some banana for more flavour:
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Strawberry Banana and Vanilla Frozen Fluff

 
My favourite FIT CHICKS Workout video was the Dirty 30 – Perfect Plyos.  It combines power & strength combos for max results.  At first I thought that the plyo moves were only for the lower body, but I was wrong, there’s also some great plyo moves for the upper body 3(like the plyo pushups).  I would say the plyo pushups was my favourite exercise from the DVD box set because it’s an exercise I would never have done on my own.  I did about the 3 then wanted to give up, but the DVD pushed me to crank out a few more.  
 
PROGRESS:
before
 
According to my FitBit Aria Scale after following the program for only 4 weeks I was:
down 1.8 pounds and 1.1% body fat! 
 
Recommendation:
All in all I highly recommend the FIT CHICKS “Fierce in 8” DVD Box Set.  I found the instructions easy to follow and the exercises challenging enough to get results.  The meal plan is sensible and easy to follow.  I also liked that the workouts were short enough that I could crank them out first thing in the morning before the kids got up, or even in the evenings while the kids played.  On some days when I didn’t also run I was able to two of the workouts back to back.  Sometimes I find the narrative on workout videos annoying – not all of us want to get skinny or a bikini body.  (I’m thin but I’m far from having a perfect bikini body – I know that no amount of exercise I do will ever make my boobs magically grow and my hips to become better balanced with my lack of boobs).  The narrative in these videos focuses instead on getting strong and fierce and seeing results.  They leave the “results” vague so that you can imagine your own results.  I REALLY liked this – the FIT CHICKS fit well with MY goals of living active, eating healthy and enjoying life.  The best part?  The videos were FUN to do!
 
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Happy and sweaty!

 WIN IT!

I have a FIT CHICKS “FIERCE in 8” DVD Box Set and Bonus Meal Plan along with a FIERCE in 8 E-Book to giveaway! To enter complete the giveaway form below before midnight December 17, 2014.  Winner must claim their prize within 48 hours of being notified by email or I will be forced to choose another winner.

FIT CHICKS “Fierce in 8” DVD Box Set Giveaway

Good luck!

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  • LisaE
    December 3, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Janice, I would LOVE to win this!! I’ve been looking for something new to kick up my workout routine, and this sounds perfect! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  • Em F
    December 3, 2014 at 12:35 pm

    looks great! I’ve been looking for something to mix up my routine!

  • Kim
    December 3, 2014 at 12:55 pm

    I think that the Fierce Fighter Chick workout is my #1 pick but they all look awesome!!!

  • Bernie W
    December 3, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    I would like the dirty thirty workout. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Erica G
    December 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    I am a big fail in finding good workout DVD’s for home that I will use more than once or twice but this one does sound good.

  • Bain
    December 3, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I’m always on the lookout for fun home workouts, whether they are one-off workouts or an organized program. Now that I’m training for MS Run the US (more info: http://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/Bain/msruntheus2015relay ) I really can’t be slacking on my cross training.

  • RFC
    December 3, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    oooh I’d like to try I Heart Tabatas! And that Sexy Mexy bowl looks awesome!

  • Deborah @ Confessions of a Mother Runner
    December 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    Love the sweaty pics! I understand how dropping your trainer would make you freak but looks like you ‘ve found something that works well for you. Maybe a change was just what you needed!

  • Maggie C
    December 3, 2014 at 7:19 pm

    “FIERCE IN 8” – DVD Box Set sounds like the one that I’d love to try!

  • Jenn Voss
    December 3, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    looks like fun, I love finding new HIIT routines to change up my routine. Definitely going to check this out!

  • Abby @ BackAtSquareZero
    December 3, 2014 at 8:02 pm

    I want to try the tabata ones.

  • Krysten
    December 3, 2014 at 8:25 pm

    OOOOH this look good! Especially for those cold winter days when you don’t want to venture outside!

  • Juliette
    December 3, 2014 at 8:52 pm

    I can’t get myself to workout at home, the couch is too inviting. Hopefully I can give these videos a try!

  • Lisa A.
    December 3, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    I would love to try the Totally Tabatas! Thanks for the chance!

  • Sandra Laflamme
    December 3, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    I haven’t done a lot of HIIT workouts but the few that I have done I have loved. This sounds like a great collection of workout DVD’s. I sometimes find that when I am at home it is easy to lose my workout motivation.

  • Janelle @ Wholly Healthy
    December 4, 2014 at 2:15 am

    I’ve never done hiit as it intimidates me a bit but this looks great for all levels!

  • Kristen M
    December 4, 2014 at 4:15 pm

    Fierce Fighter or Boxing Babe

    • Kat
      December 4, 2014 at 4:33 pm

      Love the fit chicks! I did their retreat before and it was amazing. I would love the DVD!

  • Courtney B
    December 4, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Thanks for hosting this giveaway! The DVDs sound awesome!

  • Courtney B
    December 4, 2014 at 8:06 pm

    All of these workouts sound exciting. I am a huge kickboxing fan, so the Fierce Fighter Chick and the Dirty 30: Boxing Babes sound amazing!

  • stacey h
    December 4, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    they all look great, but i think the ‘boxing babes’ takes the cake

  • Danielle
    December 6, 2014 at 8:51 pm

    I think I would like the Dirty 30.

  • Jen @ Pretty Little Grub
    December 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    I loved the FIT CHICKS bootcamp and would definitely love the at home workouts for days I can’t get out to the gym. I work out from home occasionally though its typically not my primary place.

  • SueSueper
    December 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm

    DISC 3: FAB & FOCUSED WORKOUTS is the one I would want to try first.

  • Jennpup (@jennpup)
    December 12, 2014 at 8:47 pm

    The Dirty Thirty! 🙂

  • darci
    December 13, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    something with direction would be helpful vs me just trying to do random stuff 🙂

  • Niurka
    December 17, 2014 at 8:58 am

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  • Lucie Palka
    April 1, 2015 at 8:16 pm

    Ha, I just found this now! I just finished a review of this on my blog! I liked it too!

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