Giveaway! Keeping Fit: Strength, Cardio, Pilates DVD (3-pack) with Andrea Metcalf

Posted 01-5-2011 at 06:47 PM by Ellen

This contest is now closed! The winner has been announced in the last post.

Acacia provided this workout DVD set for this review plus a brand new copy of Keeping Fit: Strength, Cardio, Pilates DVD (3-pack) with Andrea Metcalf for one lucky DiaperSwappers reader!

With the new year upon is, no doubt you’re looking to improve yourself and make 2011 even better than 2010. Increasing your exercise not only will help with weight loss goals, but it will improve your mood, increase your energy, and improve your overall health. Acacia makes it easy to fit more fitness into your life with this complete workout set.

Keeping Fit: Strength, Cardio, Pilates DVD (3-pack) with Andrea Metcalf

Even though this workout DVD set is marketed towards those in their 40s, 50s, and beyond… don’t be fooled! Just because Andrea Metcalf makes it look easy doesn’t mean it is. No matter your age you will find these workouts to be challenging to begin with and very effective. So ignore the marketing and be prepared for a real workout.

Andrea Metcalf is 45 years old (born 1965) and is in incredible shape. You probably know her as a fitness contributor to NBC’s Today show and a writer on I will warn you, you may hate her during this workout. She’s a lovely instructor but she never breaks a sweat so while you’re struggling to tough it out she makes it look like a breeze. Don’t despair. Just remember that she’s teaching you how she keeps in shape. If it works for her it will work for you.

“Building muscle is like a fountain of youth.” – Andrea Metcalf

What you will need:

· Light weights 2-5 pounds

· Mat or Towel for floor work

· Water

DVD has ten 5 minute exercise blasts or you can complete the entire 50 minute workout.

“Keeping healthy from a cardiovascular standpoint is so important as we get into our 40s, 50s, and 60s. The heart is the most important muscle in your body.” – Andrea Metcalf

What you will need:

· Supportive Gym Shoes

· Open Space (Doesn’t have to be large)

· Water

DVD has ten 5 minute exercise blasts or you can complete the entire 50 minute workout.

“Having good alignment is like having money in the bank, it appreciates over time. It helps with easing and preventing joint discomfort, weight gain, and improving balance.” – Andrea Metcalf

What you will need:

· Band or towel

· Mat

· Shoes are optional

DVD has ten 5 minute exercise blasts or you can complete the entire 50 minute workout.


Acacia provided this workout DVD set for this review plus a brand new copy of Keeping Fit: Strength, Cardio, Pilates DVD (3-pack) with Andrea Metcalf for one lucky DiaperSwappers reader!

To enter:
Just leave a comment letting us know why you should win this prize!

The winner will be chosen January 12th and contacted via e-mail or Private Message for their mailing addresses. US entries only, please. Good Luck!

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87 Responses to “Giveaway! Keeping Fit: Strength, Cardio, Pilates DVD (3-pack) with Andrea Metcalf”

  1. schmidtej on January 5th, 2011 6:51 pm

    I’d love to win this…I need to get back in shape!

  2. tashaturservice on January 5th, 2011 7:04 pm

    I should win this prize!

  3. KailaMama on January 5th, 2011 7:32 pm

    I need this.

  4. mommyria2 on January 5th, 2011 7:48 pm

    This sounds like the workout I need to get back in shape after the baby was born. It’s too cold in Ohio to go outside!

  5. mrsgrantis on January 5th, 2011 9:17 pm

    Because I can’t afford a gym membership this year :(

  6. KiltedKingdom on January 5th, 2011 9:21 pm

    After having 6 kids, I really need to lose some weight! My DS called me “fat” the other day! :cry:

  7. analyticalmomma on January 5th, 2011 9:39 pm

    I would love to use this to help me get back to pr-preggo condition!

  8. JJoy on January 5th, 2011 3:55 pm

    I need to get back into shape :) This may be my solution!

  9. tnz2229 on January 5th, 2011 4:06 pm

    I’d love this! I get so bored doing the same couple of workout dvd’s all the time and I desperately need to get into shape!

  10. MamaGlow on January 5th, 2011 4:11 pm

    I would love to win this– I’m 40 and expecting our 4th in Feb and have been carrying around ‘excess’ since the first was born 15 years ago! I think the short ‘blasts’ would be great for squeezing in throughout the day when I can.

  11. Heather Bullock on January 5th, 2011 4:30 pm

    I need this to get in shape so I can keep up with my kids~!!

  12. fernie19 on January 5th, 2011 4:38 pm

    I would love to win.. this is the year I turn 35 and after 3 kids one who is just 4 months old.. I promised my husband to get back into shape by my 35th b-day!!!

  13. hkh0525 on January 5th, 2011 6:09 pm

    Working out at home instead of the gym saves me time- time I can spend with my daughter.

  14. seb1971 on January 5th, 2011 6:27 pm

    I’m going to be 40 this year… I have a 4 year old and a 1 year old and I am a SAHM. There are no gyms close enough to me to warrant a membership and I don’t have enough time to do a full workout with the boys. The 5 minute blasts would be a great opportunity for me to get into shape and to show my children how important it is to take care of our bodies.

  15. majors3 on January 5th, 2011 7:28 pm

    I would love to have this! I broke my pelvis 3 years ago in a motorcycle accident and was just about to start working out again when I found out I was pregnant with DD. When she was 18 months I got pregnant with DS who is now 3 months. I desperately want to get back in shape!

  16. Mama2Trey on January 5th, 2011 7:37 pm

    Getting back down to pre-pregnancy size–would love to win this to use on all the cold rainy days here this winter.

  17. libster on January 5th, 2011 7:45 pm

    I’d love to win this — I can’t afford a gym membership and I need to get in shape!

  18. CharitysCreations on January 5th, 2011 7:47 pm

    I need this!! I have been overweight my whole life and would love to live life to the fullest. I have lost 16lbs in the last three months and this would be a great assent to my workout. Thanks

  19. Virginia90 on January 5th, 2011 8:02 pm

    I need to get back into shape once DD comes! (next month!!)

  20. Celia on January 5th, 2011 10:03 pm

    I’d love to win this! I gained a lot of weight with my son and worked hard to lose the weight! Now that I’m pregant again (3 years later), I’d like to keep it off and stay fit throughout my pregnancy!

  21. hbee on January 6th, 2011 4:04 am

    I would love this. I really need to get it together fitness wise. We are ttc, and I would love to be in better shape before I get pregnant!

  22. blossomgoat on January 6th, 2011 7:46 am

    With our recent move, I have lost the ability to go to the Y or any other facility with childcare, so working out has become nearly impossible. I’d love to be able to work out with the kids in my own home.

  23. aidengraysonmama on January 6th, 2011 7:57 am

    I would love this dvd set, i just had a baby 4 weeks ago and need to be a bridesmaid in a wedding in 2 months!!!

  24. justjacqueline on January 6th, 2011 8:59 am

    I would loveeeee to win this set! I have been good so far (for the last 2 weeks :) ) about doing my elliptical at least every other day for 30 minutes on medium resistance. I desperately want to get back in shape and it’s just about me this time! I’m not happy with my clothes being two tight. I have four children and I’m not happy being such an unfit role model for them. I am looking to add variety to my work out and I believe this would help tremendously. I also like how you can do the segments individually instead of the whole 50 minute block!

  25. momagain on January 6th, 2011 12:27 pm

    I would love to win this.

  26. kikyo on January 6th, 2011 1:35 pm

    I’d love to win this. It would go along well with the other things we are doing to improve ourselves. After having 3 babies within 4 years I need it. :-D

  27. percussionsmith on January 6th, 2011 1:40 pm

    This would be awesome for me. I am doing a well exercising each morning, but I get bored easily with the two videos I have. Learning something new and having some programs to rotate through will keep me engaged in the process. Thanks for the opportunity!

  28. Madysmom on January 6th, 2011 2:35 pm

    I would love this dvd… five minute blasts… I might be able to find five minutes :D

  29. jennklogan on January 6th, 2011 6:27 pm

    I’m a stay-at-home mom with 2 little kids. The only way I can exercise is at home. The closest gym is over 25 miles away and financially impossible. I would LOVE to win this DVD set!!

  30. honey_bee_1979 on January 6th, 2011 7:09 pm

    I totally need a workout like this, after 6 kids my body is flabby!!!

  31. brittains98 on January 6th, 2011 8:52 pm

    I neeg to loose baby weight bad

  32. clothobsessed2010 on January 6th, 2011 9:03 pm

    I would LOVE to win this. I’ve been working hard to stay in shape and this would help spice up my routine.

  33. shetibo on January 6th, 2011 9:24 pm

    this would be awesome! i could use some more energy to keep up with my tot! not to mention feel alot sexier if i was more toned!

  34. andreaw97 on January 7th, 2011 6:10 am

    Hi I woudl like to win to tone up. I am not looking to lose alot of weight. I am trying to be confindent in my body but toneing up so I am not a weakling.

  35. hac1224 on January 7th, 2011 6:29 am

    I’d love to win this. I have 30+ pounds I need to get off by summer.

  36. katielea on January 7th, 2011 10:06 am

    I want a couple of months without looking pregnant before I get pregnant again. I gotta lose this tummy!

  37. cmw1074 on January 7th, 2011 10:59 am

    After baby number 3 my core feels so weak, I would love to get these dvd’s to help me stregthen it.

  38. TiffanySmith on January 7th, 2011 12:46 pm

    I would love to say that I used to be in shape or that I need to fit back into my bikini for summer, but that just isn’t the case. I’m overweight and have been my whole life. This past fall I started jogging and have to stop because of the cold weather. I really need something that I can do indoors. There are days when you just can’t get outside. I know that I have to do something or my body will start deteriorating because of my weight. And, I don’t want a quick fix like surgery. I really need to change my ways and get healthy, not just lose weight. I sure hope I win this! It will definitely help me on my journey.

  39. KateyB on January 7th, 2011 2:08 pm

    My toddler has recently decided to stop napping…leaving me no more time for my longer workout DVDs. HELP!!!

  40. doubledrs on January 7th, 2011 3:18 pm

    My baby is 3 weeks old and it’s about time to get back in shape! Thanks!

  41. Miranda on January 7th, 2011 6:54 pm

    I should win because I want to lose weight in the new year!

  42. Miranda Ward on January 7th, 2011 7:34 pm

    I would love to lose my baby fat that has been hanging on for 3 years now!

  43. kayla__bn on January 7th, 2011 8:43 pm

    I have been struggling with my weight since I had my daughter in Dec 08. I start a plan, and do really well, and then get easily discouraged because it seems everything I join I cant keep up with everyone else (at the gym). Having the option to “do it at home” would be such a blessing since my baby girl is so dependent on me to be home with her. I would so love this opertunity, and would be forever grateful if I was chosen. Thank you!

  44. Lucysmomma on January 7th, 2011 9:57 pm

    I need this! 2 under 2 makes it hard to leave the house for a work out!! I’ll put it to good use. Thanks!

  45. Happi Shopr on January 8th, 2011 5:03 am

    Hubby and I both need to get off our duffs and get in shape – this would give us a great start!

  46. dakbilava on January 8th, 2011 7:19 am

    I need to lose all my extra baby weight!

  47. 2msmom on January 8th, 2011 9:17 am

    Hubby’s schedule changed so I no longer have anyone to watch the kiddo’s while I exercise…the belly flab has to go!

  48. maeus on January 8th, 2011 10:18 am

    A relative made a slideshow of random family photos that we watched on Christmas Eve. After seeing my wedding photos, all I could think about was how thin I used to be! Two kids will do that to ya! Would LOVE to be vale to work out during nap time!

  49. aprilkek on January 8th, 2011 2:20 pm

    I would love to win this because I need to finish losing some baby weight, and I need to be healthier this year!

  50. Sweetmama26 on January 8th, 2011 6:05 pm

    I need this because I can’t afford a gym membership and after having a c-section 2 years ago I am still not at my prepregnancy size, I haven’t been able to tone my belly or get rid of my spare tire and I think this video would help motivate me.

  51. Elizabeth N. on January 8th, 2011 7:51 pm

    I need to get back into the rhythm of working out – and new (and different) DVDs would be a big help! I love working out to DVDs at home – I’m much more consistent with that than trying to go to the gym. Thanks!

  52. txmap on January 9th, 2011 6:19 am

    Four reasons why I would love to win this: 1. I’m 35 and about 30 pounds overweight. 2. My mom was just diagnosed with Type II Diabetes, and her mother had it as well. I know with my “apple” body type that I’m on that same track if I don’t get this weight off.
    3. I tried a gym membership, but my kids got sick with a new cold EVERY time I left them in the nursery, so I only ended up going about every 10 days since I couldn’t go back until they were better.
    4. I think the 5 minute segments are perfect for a busy SAHM. No more excuses for not working out, since there is always 5 minutes here or there throughout the day!

  53. Rachel on January 9th, 2011 5:41 pm

    I need this so that I can become more fit

  54. angie on January 9th, 2011 9:26 pm

    I would like it to tone up.

  55. usnavypride on January 9th, 2011 10:46 pm

    I love working out but just feel so awkward in a gym. I like doing things at home but need a structured instruction to help me know what to do. These dvds would really help me get a handle on what I need to be doing to finally lose the 80 lbs I gained with my daughter… 6 years ago!

  56. vatblack on January 10th, 2011 7:05 am

    Being a stay-at-home mom is a joy, but expensive. My husband and I let go of our YMCA membership and need a new way to stay fit and connect. This video is just the answer for us! We could workout together, reconnect and even involve our toddler. All that in the safe and affordable gym called “Living Room”.

  57. Tarah on January 10th, 2011 9:18 am

    Our first child is due in March and I’m chomping at the bit to start getting this baby weight off as soon as I can! I know getting to the gym will be harder with a newborn so I’d love to be able to do this in between naps!

  58. Suzy on January 10th, 2011 1:05 pm

    Two babies in two years! I need help to get back in shape!

  59. sarahsjhs on January 10th, 2011 1:16 pm

    I would love to win this because I really want to get back into shape now that my daughter is running around.

  60. susykins on January 10th, 2011 1:29 pm

    I should win this prize because at 42 weeks pregnant (yup, I was 2 weeks overdue) I was still riding my bike up and down the block. It felt great. When I had the baby, I had him naturally, free of meds and pain killers. It was also great.

    But unfortunatley there was some scar tissue that didn’t heal and 4 months later, I had to have surgery. It kept me from being active at all.

    Now my son is 13 months old, and I am so out of shape. I’ve gained weight. I can barely make it up the stairs with him without panting.

    I still breastfeed, so fad diets, or pills, are out of the question.

    I have no motivation to go to the gym with a fussy baby, having to drive in the cold and snow, and there’s 2 feet of snow out there, so there’s no way I’m going for a walk in that, with my baby!

    I could sure use the video workout. I’m not expecting miracles. I wasn’t considered skinny to begin with, even before getting pregnant, so I know I’m not going to be model “skinny”. But, I’d at least like to get into shape at least enough to keep up with my 13 month old!

  61. OzarkCountryMomma on January 10th, 2011 1:32 pm

    I’m pretty flabby after DS#3. Also, heart issues are the #1 killer of women in the USA, so cadioo health is very important.

  62. Carrie Baird on January 10th, 2011 2:00 pm

    I need this so I can get in better shape and be healthier. wgbc1446[at]yahoo[dot]com

  63. Heather B on January 10th, 2011 9:45 pm

    I should win because I would put it to great use! I really need to work on getting into shape

  64. Daniel M on January 10th, 2011 9:57 pm

    need a fun way to get some cardio

  65. Shawn Andree on January 11th, 2011 6:28 am

    This is the year I have got to get back into shape. I used to exercise faithfully but got out of the habit and have gained weight. These sound like they would be a great workout.


  66. amy deeter on January 11th, 2011 8:30 am

    i need to lose 50 ibs so bad

  67. Jenn S. on January 11th, 2011 9:15 am

    I love to work out at home and could use something new. This sounds perfect.

  68. paperjam on January 11th, 2011 10:24 am

    I would love to be able to reach my weight loss goal. I just had my second son last month and my husband is deployed. I would love to be able to lose not only the “baby weight” but the extra pounds I had on me before. With the hubby gone its harder to go to the gym and be able to have a set work out routine. Something in home is perfect! I would love to be able to use this to help me!

  69. Erica C. on January 11th, 2011 10:46 am

    I love working out and I like adding new routines so this would be great.

  70. Valeen N on January 11th, 2011 12:03 pm

    I’ve been losing weight but I need to add exercise to my routine. I would love to win these DVDs to help with this goal!

  71. Lorrie (pinklady705) on January 11th, 2011 1:58 pm

    I would like to win this giveaway because I am in need of some external motivation to get me in shape…muscles need to be toned, heart needs to get pumping, jiggles need to firm up, and I have been wanting to try pilates.

  72. sheri on January 11th, 2011 2:00 pm

    I would love to win this to help get back in shape!

  73. Jamie on January 11th, 2011 2:27 pm

    I’m 41 and trying to get back in shape. Thanks!

  74. Jillian on January 11th, 2011 3:30 pm

    This would help save money by working out at home!

  75. Angela on January 11th, 2011 3:38 pm

    This would help me with my goal to lose 15 pounds, thanks!

  76. shawna on January 11th, 2011 4:48 pm

    This could help in my weightlose.

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  78. Joy F on January 11th, 2011 5:18 pm

    I need to lose weight and this seems like something I can do. Thanks.

  79. marilyn on January 11th, 2011 7:28 pm

    I really need to get in shape and would love to win this.

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  80. Priscilla on January 11th, 2011 8:23 pm

    I need to win because I need 20 lbs to lose and this sounds like a wonderful collection of dvds to help me get in shape.


  81. clarinetb on January 11th, 2011 9:13 pm

    I could do with something to loose the ‘baby’ fat from my 4 year old ;)

  82. amber gi on January 11th, 2011 9:22 pm

    because my darn underwear are tight.
    tattgiff at centurytel dot net

  83. Jessica on January 11th, 2011 11:42 pm

    I want to win becuase it’s impossible to go to the gym with 4 kids and one that a newborn. I do light exercise like walking but I need to do more cardio fat burning stuff.

  84. natasha tucker on January 12th, 2011 12:51 am

    I would love to win these dvds! My fiance and I are doing weight watchers and he has lot 50 pounds so far and I’ve lost 44. We don’t have the time to fit the gym into our schedule so we were thinking about trying some DVDs to help with the weight loss process. Hope we win! Thanks!

  85. Jennifer gersch on January 12th, 2011 3:33 am

    i should win to keep my body in good sahpe

  86. Diane Baum on January 12th, 2011 6:41 am

    This would help me reach my New Year’s goal of getting back in shape.

  87. Juan M on January 12th, 2011 7:06 am

    ….and the winner is….

    Jenn S.

    Congratulations to you and thank you to all for participating!!


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