Get that butt in shape before July 4th with Chris Powell and Women’s Health

Starting July 1st (today!) Degree Get Moving Challenge:

Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 3.57.19 PMFor six weeks, Celebrity Trainer, Chris Powell will unveil a set of exclusive endurance, strength, and cardio challenges designed to incrementally increase the level of intensity so participants can maximize fitness results—all with the goal to get people moving and vary workouts all summer long.

Through a custom partnership with MapMyFitness, participants log and track their workouts and each time they complete a challenge, they are entered for a chance to win incredible fitness-related prizes.  At the end of the six-week challenge, one grand prize winner will be named the Ultimate Challenger and receive a one-on-one personalized training session with Powell.

Who’s in?

Sneak Peak!

Skater Longe:


Soybu Peace Jacket Giveaway!

I’ve been searching for the perfect workout jacket for a long long long long time.  The wonderful team at Soybu has offered readers of Chic & Sweaty the opportunity to try one of their pieces and I loved this one:


Soybu workout yoga

To enter (you must do all 3):

1) Leave a comment below saying which color you like best

2) Follow Soybu on FB and Instagram

3) Follow Chic & Sweaty on Instagram

Extra:  Sign up for their e-newsletter here

****Please note: winner must live in the US and the color is subject to availability

2 chances total!

Winner will be chosen July 15th!

What’s in my workout bag?

I’m in a lucky position where I get to try great products all the time— here are a few of my ‘go-to’ ones:

What's in my workout bag?

1) I love Fringe Bags   2) Light weight Reebok sneaker  3) Onzie Bustier Bra Top 4) Nina B Roze Capri leggings  5) kushyfoot socks (extra padding underneath– the best!) You can buy them in Duane Reade 6) Yes to Cucumbers (love the coconut wipes also!) 7) Not your M💚thers Dry Shampoo (my savior) 8) Uma oils  ( essential oils are my new thing!) 9) Maybelline Great Lash mascara — (mascara solves everything and I’ve been using this since 8th grade) 10) Sephora eye brow comb 11) Coco me lip balm (so smooth!) 12) Schmidt deodorant  13) Adora chocolate  14) Gomacro bar (my favorite bar ever!) 15) Glasstic water bottle (glass = better for you than plastic)

My book is out!!! A Healthy You with Carol Alt

I guess I might be a little excited :)


A Healthy You Carol Alt

Working with Carol Alt on A Healthy You was very inspiring.  Carol lives and breathes health and wellness and it radiates out her pores.  She has made it her mission in life to find the best doctors and explore every available option.

In this book, we interviewed and quoted over 50 experts and doctors including Dr. Perlmutter NYTimes best seller “The Grain Brain“, Dr. Mercola #1 Alternative Health website, Brad Gruno “Brad’s Raw Chips”, Joe the Juicer, DIYs from Katie “Wellness Mama” (including Natural Dry Shampoo!) and many more.

I get asked most “What’s Carol’s secret?  How does she look so good at 54?” The truth is there is no one secret– every day she’s conscious about the food she eats, the products she puts on her body, what’s in her house and makes it a priority to exercise daily.

A Healthy you is filled with information and tips she’s tried from her favorite doctors and experts.

Order here! :)



MyYogaWorks Review

My YogaWorks

If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Twitter you already know I’m a fan of MyYogaWork‘s online yoga classes.  I used to be a ‘class only’ type of girl, but let’s face it, classes can be a 2 hour commitment (between getting there, showering after) that I don’t always have time for.

MyYogaWorks is the perfect solution to this (and is also great when you travel!)  Their site is very easy to navigate and lets you choose classes by duration, level, teacher, focus and benefit.  There’s seriously something for everyone.

My Yoga Works

Favorite Class:

30 minute Cardio


Test it out with their 14-Day free trial and after it’s $15/month (or you can pay  $150/ year which offers you two months for free )


Do it! I use it at least 3 days/week

5 Questions with Suzanne Bryant

I’m in a lucky position with my business and blog where I meet and work with smart and inspirational experts in the health field daily.  I decided it would be fun to start a new series ‘5 Questions’ and ask every expert 2 of the same questions (which selfishly, I always wonder about people I admire!) and then 3 questions pertaining to their field of expertise.

Suzanne Bryant Yoga

     1.What is your typical morning routine?
My typical morning starts with a gratitude meditation as I am laying in bed, as soon as I open my eyes. I visualize all those I love and all the things I am grateful for and this vision washes over me to start my day in a positive way. I then get up and have my apples and almond butter and green tea and take some time to reflect before I check in with the world via email or computer. Afterwards, take a walk or do a yoga practice at my house. Then I am ready for the day, to meet all its opportunities & challenges with the ability to focus and create.
     2.What is your favorite health or fitness advice in one sentence?
Do things that make you feel alive!
We are all the energies we intake and surround ourselves with, they nourish and feed us or they take vital energy away from us. So be mindful of what you eat, what stories you tell your mind, who you spend time with and what you put your energy towards in life. Happiness is healthy and so when we are in a state of balance we feel happy, all parts are necessary.
     3.Favorite quote from YOGA IS? 
I love Seane Corn’s quote : “Find your wounds and find your purpose”.
It’s so true! I used to suffer with anxiety and through the many years of yoga and mediation and getting a masters degree in spiritual psychology now I find myself helping others overcome anxiety. Our challenges are great opportunities to help others in their obstacles because we can come from a place of compassion and authenticity. Our wounds are great teachers that open us to our life’s purpose often. Don’t be afraid of your challenges, if you are open they will lead you to places that you could have never dreamed of in the midst of your suffering. Always know there is a reason and have trust in the process.
     4.Why do you think it’s so hard for people to slow down in today’s society?
I think that we are so stimulated by all the pressures and expectations of our lives today, that we feel almost guilty to slow down. Technology adds to that stress psychologically. We have an epidemic of anxiety and we are told that we need to multitask which creates more stress and anxiety. People are looking for stillness and peace and that is why yoga and mediation are such powerful practices to allow us to see our true nature: which is love and peace of mind.
     5. Meditation tips for people who just can’t seem to quiet their mind?
The western mind is one that needs to find something to attach too. That is why I love mantra mediation. Finding a mantra is as simple as Om or a sanskrit mantra allows our mind to be sedated into a mediative state by the repetition, like lullaby dropping our chattering mind into spaces between thoughts and ultimately into silence. I have seen tremendous success in getting the mind into meditative state from chanting a mantra. The mantra is an ancient word that has powerful vibrations that effect the nervous system and also have manifesting powers. My favorite is Ad Such Jugad Such Haibeh Such Nanak Hosee Beh Such
This mantra removes blocks to success, prosperity and inner peace by surrounding you with positive cosmic energies. As you chant and/or listen to Ad Such, you call on the beneficial forces of the universe to work in your best interest and come to your aid, thereby helping you to fulfill your dreams and ambitions. Opportunities begin to come to you in unexpected ways. Ad Such also helps develop the intuition you need to guide you through complex situations.
Bio: Suzanne Bryant is a yoga teacher, wellness expert and filmmaker of Yoga IS: A Transformational Journey as she interviews 25+ leading experts in the world of yoga.