Friday, October 1, 2010

October Celebration: GYMBOSS Giveaway!

Happy Friday and Happy October 1st!

October is one of my favorite months~there are so many things to celebrate!

Lola was born on the 6th (two weeks late!) and my little pumpkin baby will be 2!!

Leif Erikson Day is on the 9th! Who is Leif Erikson?? Well it's not that teeny-bop singer from the 70's with big hair and wearing skin-tight pants...

More American History is celebrated with Columbus Day on the 11th and some of you might even have the day off.
It's National Boss Day on the 16th. Mother-in Law Day on the 24th and Halloween on the 31st.
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I also think that October should be National Marathon Month. I am considering petitioning the government to declare every post-race Monday a day off for those who ran a marathon on any Sunday during the month of October!! Just show your race bib to your boss and you get a paid day off on Monday. Is anyone with me on this??

Well to celebrate the beginning of a fabulous month~today I am hosting a GYMBOSS INTERVAL TIMER giveaway!!

When I started working out and my focus was to lose weight (FAT!) I discovered interval training. There is NO better way to sizzle fat, build endurance, get faster and leaner than interval training. I still rely on interval training to build speed, gain strength and get an amazing workout in a short amount of time.

What is interval training? Interval training is a type of physical training that involves bursts of high intensity work. This high intensity work is alternated with periods of rest or low activity (the intervals in interval training).

All cardio benefits are ramped-up by doing interval training and the benefits are huge - your heart rate slows, you use oxygen more efficiently, you get faster - quickly, and you feel great from all those endorphins running around in your bloodstream.

A couple of years ago I heard about the fabulously fit Zuzana at (which is where I also first discovered the Gymboss Interval Timer) from one of the Sexy Mama's in my Mommy's fitness group, W.I.O.S.M. (Work It Out Sexy Mama!). Since then whenever I am looking for a quick, no-nonsense, killer workout I check out what Zuzana has going on.

As my fitness journey progressed I discovered Tabata, HIIT (high intensity interval training) and then more recently started working with Kettlebells and adding in some CrossFit WOD workouts. The Gymboss Interval Timer is the perfect companion to any workout. It allows me to focus on WHAT I AM DOING and not watching the clock. By being able to focus on each exercise and giving it 100%, I can get the results I want faster! Isn't that what we all want?
Having the timer really changed the way I was working out and I WAS seeing results. I was faster. I was leaner. I was stronger. Best of all, I was getting the most of out my workouts in a short amount of time and it was fun.

The Gymboss is small (about the size of a pager) and lightweight so you can clip it anywhere without feeling like it is in the way. I have even clipped it onto my Merrill visor when doing speedwork! You can set it to an audible beep or silent vibration. I found so many ways to use my Gymboss~running, kettlebells, circuit training ~ Then, some jackbutt at the gym stole mine and I have been without my Gymboss for a while.

But no more!! I was in touch with Mark at Gymboss and he hooked me up! and he wants to hook you up too!!

Mark sent me an awesome HOT PINK GYMBOSS INTERVAL TIMER with some Tabata workouts too!

How will Gymboss help YOU and YOUR WORKOUTS??

GYMBOSS will make any workout easier to plan and execute with more accuracy and consistency.

  • 1 or 2 intervals - 2 seconds to 99 minutes
  • Repeat up to 99 times
  • Beep and/or Vibrate alarm
  • Alarm duration 1, 5, or 10 seconds
  • Stopwatch function
  • Secure Belt clip
  • Compact Size (1 ¾ x 2 ¼ x ½ inches)
  • Water and shock resistant
  • AAA battery required

The Gymboss interval timer will give your workout the discipline and structure necessary to take your workout to the next level. This easy to use timer will allow you to control intensity and allow you to focus on the workout to get the best results possible!

  • Muscle strength, size, and endurance
  • Fat loss
  • Anaerobic endurance
  • Cardio endurance
  • Increased VO2max

I am really excited to be sharing a product with you that I love~I know you will LOVE it too!!

There are SO MANY ways to enter for a chance to win one for yourself. Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry!!

  1. (mandatory) Be or become a follower of my blog.
  2. (mandatory) Visit the Gymboss website and take a look around. Tell me how you plan to implement the Gymboss Interval Timer into YOUR workout regime.


  1. Share this giveaway on your blog, FB, Twitter, e-mail a friend and tell me how you are sharing the love!! (get an entry for each way you share!)
  2. Follow Gymboss on Facebook (click here)~leave them a comment or write on their wall!
  3. Follow Gymboss on Twitter (click here)
  4. Tell me how you found out about this giveaway!! Are you a Sexy Mama or Running Mom? Did you find this on Dailymile? Blogger?
  5. Add Miles, Muscles & Mommyhood to your blogroll

Edited to Add: I will acept entries through Oct 6th (Lola's Birthday!!)

Stop by on 10/6 and wish her HAPPY BIRTHDAY by leaving a comment and get an extra chance to win!!

I will select the winner via on the morning of 10/7.


Mary said...

I'm a follower as far as I can tell, and I would use an interval timer for my running. That way I could have actual time intervals for running/walking, instead of guestimating.

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I am a follower

Big Daddy Diesel said...

I do HIIT intervals all the time, I find it very distracting to keep an eye on the clock as it counts down, it does not allow me to fully concentrate on my work.

Plus I listen to a podcast and read an article about this product not too long ago, and thought what a great idea.

Courtney said...

Hey, I saw your blog on Melissa Cunningham's and thought I would check out yours! Great giveaway.
I became a follower.

Lacey Danee said...

Hey jen! Im a follower as well as a HIIT, and Tabata addict =) I use my iphone apps as timers for my workout currently as i havnt been able to order a Gymboss yet.
happy birthday to your little one!! and keep up the blogging i love it!

Lacey Danee said...

I have Joined Gymboss Facebook group and written on their wall =)

Lacey Danee said...

I have Also followed them on Twitter!! =)

Lacey Danee said...

I found out about this blog from you on Work it out Sexy Mama and have been following your blog since =)
I Have also Shared your blog link / give away on my facebook!

Desert Rose said...


Aimee said...

I'm a follower!

Cait said...

I found out about this through WIOSM. :) I would love to have this timer for my garage gym. We recently set up our garage with crossfit equipment and I desperately need a timer to help with my interval workouts (such as Tabata and Fight Gone Bad).

Have a good day Jenn! :)

Aimee said...

This would be perfect for some of my marathon training!

Melissa Cunningham said...

Hey!!! my little "pumpkin baby" will be 7 (gasp) on the 17th!!!
and yup im a follower-i woulddef uise the gymboss during my HIIT and PLYO sessions among other uses i think!!!
i got your link from heather @ run faster mommy! and have been following ever since!!!
about to add you on blogroll now!!!!

Anne said...

I'm a follower (through Google Reader)!

Anne said...

I can think of so many ways to use the gymboss - I just had a baby a week ago so I will soon be starting back up my running. I would definitely use it for interval training - and for strength - my core exercises that I like to do usually say to hold for "x" seconds but I have a really hard time watching my watch or the clock - this would be great for that!

It might also work well for timing timeouts for my two older boys... ;)

Anne said...

I follow gymboss on twitter!

Anne said...

I'm sharing this on Twitter now!

Anne said...

I'm not sure how I found your blog...but I know you from CM Running Moms, I'm IllinoisHawkeye! I might have found your blog from Heather's - then I realized who you were on CM!

Anne said...

I think I'm your friend on DailyMile too - now that I'm going to start training again, I will be on there more.

Melissa Cunningham said...

i added you to my blog roll!

Melissa Cunningham said...

i would use gymboss for my plyo routines!

Melissa Cunningham said...

i would use gymboss for my HIIT sessions!!!

Melissa Cunningham said...

oh,i stumbled across your blog via heather @ run faster mommy!

Lacey Danee said...

Finally added you to my blogroll! =)

Keri said...

Hi! I just found your blog...that pink timer is adorable! I also think that October should be marathon month!

Terry said...

Hey Jen! I became an official follower!

Terry said...

I would use the gymboss to help me with my running and strength training

Terry said...

I found your blog posted on DM:)

Terry said...


melinda said...

Hi Jen! I could totally use this interval timer. Right now it is SOOO difficult for me to run intervals when I'm not on a treadmill, because it's so much easier when I have a clock right in front of me like that. Plus you know I have begun circuit training lately, and I know it would be useful for that!

Lacey Danee said...

Happy Birthday Lola!!!

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Lola! Two is extra fun for you, and also for mom! (except those terrible tantrums, LOL). I've been through it twice and I still came back for more, so it must be worth it :)