Tuesday, February 25, 2014


Disclosure: I received the DVD for the express purpose of a review and giveaway. All opinions are my own.

You read that and your thoughts took you here:

(and no I am not saying goodbye- in fact, I have a post coming up this week that I am still working on) :)

or here:

(or maybe to mashed potatoes, those mash-up songs, etc) BUT you would be wrong- LOL!  No- in fact today- I am referring to:

As part of being a part of the Girls Gone Sporty ambassadors I was offered the opportunity to review and giveaway a DVD.  With some snow days; some crazy, busy days; and just general soreness I finally had a chance to pull out the dvd and complete it.

Some general info and then I'll go into the pros/cons/thoughts and then the giveaway details.

  • MASH UP stands for Mind/Body, Agility and Strength, and High Intensity Intervals
  • Each set is only 15 minutes- 5 minutes on each area.
  • Multiple levels and includes a free workout calendar and eating guide.

-It is set up in 15 minute workouts- spending 5 minutes on each area.  You can pick and choose which particular workouts you do on each day.  I did mine in order 2 workouts per day.  You can do as many as you need depending on your time.  

-There is a clock countdown on each workout to show how much time was left.  It was so engaging that I found that we were at the last section and I wondered where the time had gone.

-Constant encouragement- Stacy has an endless stream of encouragement from the countdown to encouraging you at home to encouraging the three with her performing the exercises.

-Differentiation- there were 3 levels of difficulty for each exercise.  Within those levels there were often other modifications to make it easier or harder (and on the beginnings/early exercisers/those with physical limitations the lady was pregnant so it was easy to see how to modify even for that). 

-I wore my heart rate monitor and with these circuits of 30 minutes I consistently burned about 200 calories which I didn't think was bad at all for the exercise I was doing (I burn about 100-120 calories/mile running and in training it takes me about 22-25 minutes to run a couple of miles so not that far off and if I did the advanced I probably would have matched it)

-I wish you could somehow select all of the videos you want to do for the day at one time so you didn't have to go back to the menu screen each time- it would keep a more consistent flow.

-The cost- I wish it were a little cheaper because I truly believe that for someone who doesn't like to exercise, someone who is just starting out, someone who is self-conscious- this is PERFECT.  As I disclosed up above I received my copy to review and host this giveaway.  Is it worth it?  I think it is (and can think of several it's perfect for).  Here is a sample!  

So, on that note- you can win one here!  I can't wait to see who gets to win :)  How?

1. Leave a comment below- tell me one thing that would help you stay motivated with exercising/healthy living!
2. Like MASH UP's FB page (and I will check)
3. Subscribe to MASH Up's Youtube account
4. Follow MASH UP on Twitter

Leave a comment for EACH ONE (Do not put them all in one comment) If you are unable to do one of them please leave a comment telling why (i.e. you don't have a twitter account).  I'm going to run this until Sunday night (March 2) at 9:00.  I'll announce the winner Monday morning!


julie szymanski said...

Forgot to tell you that I dont have a twitter account :)
Step 2 and 3 complete !!

julie szymanski said...

Apparently didnt submit my first comment.....I love the video!! I have been trying other videos and have found them to be too hard for me as a beginner. What keeps me motivated is encouragement from my support system/friends..... couldnt do it without them ;)

Bill (cycleguy) said...

Not entering but wanted to encourage you to keep it up. Love you much.

Caitlin H said...

I'm always a fan of workout videos for days when I don't want to leave the house/can't due to weather or time but still want to move around a little bit! I think the thing that keeps me motivated to keep up my lifestyle is knowing how I feel when I don't. I go nuts when I miss more than one or two runs because that's my me time/time to let it go/time to think. Not so good when that doesn't happen! And in order to stay healthy in running, I have to take care of other parts of my body, too, so that gets me up and strength training/doing yoga to stretch out a few times a week!

Amanda said...

Looks like a good dvd. Thanks for the review on it. Girls Gone Sporty rocks!!!

LibraryLaur said...

Liked on Facebook! Laurie Slagenwhite Walters

LibraryLaur said...

Follows on Twitter. @LibraryLaur

LibraryLaur said...

Subscribed on YouTube