friday freebie: restore the core DVD set (CLOSED)

Posted on Dec 28, 2012 in Fitness

This giveaway is now CLOSED.

Tune in every other Friday for a new giveaway!


I do a lot of fun foodie giveaways here for Friday Freebies, but this week, I’m switching over to the sweatier side of healthy living thanks to a special fitness giveaway from my friends at Karna Fitness! To all the mamas out there (and anyone else who is interested in trying out mat-based core strengthening), listen up. Karna has been focused on bringing quick, easy, Pilates-based workouts to new (and not-so-new mothers) through their Baby Boot Camp for years, now they’ve released a new DVD that focusing solely on building core strength—Restore the Core. Today, Karna is giving away one copy of Restore the Core plus a two Pilates balls, a pump and resistance band to one lucky BTHR reader. Karna likes to focus on fitness for moms, but this giveaway is open to anyone looking for a good core workout!


  • PRIZE: One Restore the Core DVD, two Pilates balls, one air pump and one resistance band.
  • TO ENTER: Comment on this post and tell me what your favorite core exercise is.
  • GIVEAWAY CLOSES: Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 at Noon (12pm) EST
  • ELIGIBLE FOLKS: This giveaway is open to everyone! Yay! But, international readers, please be aware that you will be responsible for all duty and customs fees.
  • WINNER ANNOUNCED: Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013 on this here post!
  • LEGALESE: To enter you must be 18 or older. Winner will be chosen by random drawing from the pool of comments on this post. To be considered for the prize, you must provide a valid email address. One entry per email address. Once a winner is notified and verified, Karna Fitness will be provided with the contact information of the winner and they will be responsible for  prize fulfillment. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. To enter, leave a comment on this post. No purchase necessary to win. Entries will close on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 at noon (EST). The winner will be contacted by email on or before Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013. If the winner does not claim the prize within seven days, the original winner forfeits the prize and a second random entry will be chosen from the pool. This contest is sponsored by Karna Fitness and is void where prohibited by law.
  • DISCLOSURE: In exchange for this blog post, as well as posting this giveaway, I was compensated with a Restore the Core DVD and ball and band set.

We have a winner! Congrats to Lauren who loves a good old fashioned sit-up to work out her core. Enjoy, Lauren!


  1. I just learned walking planks recently. Whew!

  2. Planks are a tried and true favorite for me. I feel it for days and NOT only in my abs, but my sides, shoulders. There’s also a Pilates crunch exercise that I can’t remember the name of right now, but you lift up like a crunch and stay and push your arms that are straight out on your sides down toward the ground. Love those too.

  3. Though planks always kill my abs and feel good the next day, my favorite ab killer move is called suitcases where you balance on your tailbone and move your legs out while your upper body goes toward the floor as well. Tough to balance and your abs feel it right away.

  4. I like planks !

  5. Big fan of Pilates.

  6. I’ve been loving side planks!

  7. I just started taking a pilates class, but planks are the core workout I love to hate!

  8. I like mountain climbers! I don’t LOVE any core exercise…they’re all evil :)

  9. I like Russian Twists. Thanks for the giveaway :)

  10. My favorite (but only when it’s done) is the suicide press on a bosu.

  11. I love doing planks! Other than that, I tend to loathe core workouts.

  12. I so need this!! My favorite core workout are crunches

  13. Planks!

  14. My favorite core exercise is planks. (And I’m a new mom as of July!)

  15. wahoo! i love pilates–v ups are nice as are planks. this looks fun! thank you!

  16. My favorite core exercise is plank pike on the ball. I can feel it working my entire core! I find it fun because it is challenging and not a crunch.

  17. I LOVE to run, but I am sort of wanting to try out kettlebells sometime soon!

  18. Pilates- specifically toe taps!

  19. Good ol’ fashioned plank.

  20. I like all sorts of Pilates.

  21. My favorite core exercise is a plank on a Swiss Ball.

  22. My favorite core workout is the Dolphin Plank. I recently added it to my routine after watching it preformed on a daytime talk show. One I love the name and two you really feel it work. You start out in plank position and then lift your pelvis into an inverted V!

  23. I am such a newbie at the very idea of healthy living that I had to google to figure out what a “core” was…, I don’t have one yet. I just know that I want to stop being so tired and sitting while my kids run……so I guess I really need to work ALL of my core.

  24. planks! i also like… pretty much anything with a stability ball. :)

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