{Giveaway} FitKit 50+

Amie Hoff is giving away a FitKit50+ — a portable fitness kit designed to help FOFs gain confidence and control of their bodies. It includes a fitness band, ID tag, pedometer, reflective armband, resistance tube, exercise band, stability attachment, and access to Amie’s specialized online video library of exercise routines.  Enter to win by answering this question in the comments below: What’s your favorite way to workout?

Amie Hoff, a 49-year-old trainer, first made a name for herself in New York City gyms, and then in national media outlets. After being featured in major magazines such as Fitness, Women’s Health, and Allure magazine and appearing on ABC, NBC and CBS segments, she set her sights even higher hoping to reach a wider audience with her fitness routines. “I wanted to develop a product where I could really help everybody,” says Amie, “because I could only work one-on-one with so many people, and I could only reach so many people during a TV segment.”

Amie and her sister, Beth Wieczorek, an entrepreneur with a background in business development, put their heads together to develop an on-the-go fitness kit that could be used anywhere. Amie came up with a list of exercises that she wanted to include, and 13 major muscle groups that she wanted her kit to target. Her original fitness kit, the FitKit, contained a pedometer and jump rope for cardio workouts, an exercise band and resistance tubing with handles for sculpting and toning muscles, a reflective arm band for late night or early morning workouts, and an ID tag that lists your name, emergency contact, and any medications you may be on. When you purchase a FitKit, you automatically gain access to Amie’s online video fitness library, which has over 250 exercise videos.

After launching the FitKit in December of 2010, both Amie and her sister started experiencing symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. Amie found that age and perimenopause was really affecting her balance, perception and agility. “I really started to think about the issues that the 50+ population were facing,” says Amie, “and I thought, here’s our next FitKit!”

Left: Co-founder and fitness expert, Amie Hoff.  Right: Amie and Beth (left) pose for a picture at the finish line of the Nautica New York City Triathlon.

Amie modified the original FitKit and created the FitKit50+. She swapped the jump rope for floor markers to be used in exercises addressing stability, agility, coordination, and balance. The exercise library for the 50+ kit incorporates balance exercises, as well as all of the same strength and cardio exercises from the original FitKit.

Amie recommends using the FitKit50+ 2-3 days per week. For the best results, she tells FitKit users to split up their workouts into cardio and strength training segments, spending about 20 minutes on each. “The great thing about the FitKit is that people can take it on the road with them or do it right in their own living room,” says Amie.  “If people are especially time crunched and can’t get to the gym they have it right on hand. You can even take it to the office!”

Enter to win a FitKit50+ by answering this question in the comments below: What’s your favorite way to workout?

Like Amie on Facebook and follow her on Twitter for an extra chance to win!

One FOF will win. (See all our past winners, here.) (See official rules, here.) Contest closes January 17th, 2013 at midnight E.S.T. Contest limited to residents of the continental U.S.

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  • Madeline

    I like Amie on Facebook and follow her on Twitter (@shala_darkstone).

  • Madeline

    My favorite workout is yoga.

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  • Diane Sloan

    I love walking, yoga, weights, resistance bands and tubes, my balance ball and floor exercises. Who knew I’d ever overcome inertia?

  • Sunn ymay

    My easiest and favorite way to workout is to go for a walk. I’ve read that the recommendation for exercise is now 2.5 hours a week. The sneakers I had fitted for me in January have inspired me to go on more frequent and longer walks.

  • Sherry Ann Abrams

    Fitness mobility on the go with this unique kit! I love yoga, walking, swimming, and resistance floor exercise! Wonderful product idea for keeping fit and agile.

  • Linda

    Riding my bike.

  • nascarblue

    in my first years of school i always joined gymnastics, i was on the team thoughtout high school, loved loved it, after graduating i started again with weights, i have free weights and just sold my machine, it did not give me the same feeling as weights. that is how i still work out, i wake up every morning in the middle of the night, usually around 1 or 2 am, do stretches, then do some weights, before my day and after weights i take my dog and do a run around my neighborhood, this is the best therapy for me, no matter what i am going through i find after lifting and running i feel alot better. also being 58 years young it is very important as a woman to make sure i keep my body strong, no i am not the type of lifter that ends up with very large muscels, jsut tone and feeling great.

  • Janice Medawar

    I walk the hills outside,treadmill when cold and weights.

  • Janice Medawar

    I do walks , tread mill and weights.

  • JudyJones fitzgerald

    My favorite is walk in the woods with my dog, I also do recumbent bike and weight machines.

  • michele

    I just lost over 2olbs due to my husbands classic midlife crisis…I could use this for firming up.

  • susan

    I like walking the best, be it on a treadmill, with a dvd, or outside…but i really need to motivate myself, as i am a diabetic…and need to move every day!!!

  • LeeAnn

    I like to take my dog on long walks through our local park. Lots of hills. Riding my horse and working around the barn keeps me outside and moving. Bales of hay weigh 40+ lbs! When the weather is nasty, I jog on the treadmill, but I prefer being outdoors.

  • Linda Jones

    I get into house cleaning until I sweat, especially after the grandkids leave.

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  • shootingstar

    I walk 3 miles a day with my Toby……could use more strength training for sure ……(using the FitKit50+ 2-3 days per week would be a huge benefit) maybe I should invest in it ………

  • Martilu

    My favorite exercises arid stretching and strengthening

  • Janie Swanson

    My favorite way to work out is swimming!

  • Paula Pile

    I like any kind of strength training!

  • mintjulie

    walking, hiking, yoga

  • Angela Virgin

    My favorite way to work out is walking, with my faithful companion (dog). He helps me maintain a brisk walk. I enjoy dancing as I cook.

  • Katie Smith

    I’m now following your twitter account. Thanks again for a chance to win the kit. It’s my big year. I turn 50 in March and I am excited. I’m embracing not bemoaning. BUT I want to to everything I can do to help myself. Fifty is going to be Fabulous!!!

  • Katie Smith

    I walk with interval jogging. I bike some and do strength training using the stability ball. Thanks for the chance.

  • PKW

    I walk every where i can, and take frequent walk breaks at work. I also do yoga with my wii fit or an on line barre 3 class every day!

  • Lisa Sapiro

    I just did the standard process purfication system and now I have the energy to expand my work outs. I know with these items that I would be able to lose my last 20lbs.

  • Marian

    I enjoy taking long walks with my dog. In addition, watching
    Doctor Who episodes on my iPad while walking on my treadmill is a fun way to make the time fly while exercising.

  • mintjulie

    Walk, yoga, pop a dvd in.

  • MJean Jackson

    Walking, walking, walking and if I can’t do that I dance!

  • Jeanne T

    Take a DANCE CLASS! It feels great to move and you also have the wonderful kinesthesia. Its hard work but doesn’t feel like working!

  • Jan Wright

    I love a great dance class work out and walking

  • Amie Olson

    I now follow Amie Hoff on Twitter.

  • Amie Olson

    My favorite way to work out is walking and doing strength training and fitness workouts at home. I also enjoy dancing. I want to start doing yoga.
    Love her name, by the way!
    Amie Olson

  • Vorsatti

    Incorporating the outdoors with body building exercises brings invigorating energy to my enthusiasm for working on my body. Bringing along easy to use equipment to enhance the workout is a must for my desired results!

  • travelgirl

    I love my treadmill! It is very convenient being right next to my office. (I work from home) I do not have to go anywhere to do it, and it does not matter what the weather is like outside.

  • thomas rusinak

    i want anthing that works

  • Patricia

    I love walking and biking.

  • Diane H

    I do cardio, light weights, and yoga

  • Gianna


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  • Julie Jones

    I do zumba and turbo jam. I’m a cardio junkie but always looking for ways to break it up

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  • bamr07

    My your favorite way to workout is walking, Pilates and Yoga.

  • kathy pease

    I love to walk on the treadmill

  • Holly

    I like to walk when it’s warmer.

  • Kendra

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  • Kendra

    Treadmill in this cold weather

  • nickie

    I like walking, yoga, pilates or swimming


  • susan smoaks

    i love to walk or ride bikes

  • Beth C


  • Anita

    My favorite way to workout is outdoor walking or bicycling. When I am outside, I never fixate on “How much longer do I have to go?”

  • Andrea Liss

    I like to do yoga in the mornings and take my dog out or a walk

  • mary reynolds

    I take brisk walks, dance, and do palates

  • margaracantu

    love the idea! o usually work out at home and go out jogging so this would be ideal for me! thank you!

  • margaracantu

    love the idea! o usuallu work out at home and go out jogging so this would be ideal for me! thank you!

  • Dawn Reid

    I walk and swim

  • Kathleen

    Love to go to the gym and take Body Combat classes and work out with light weights.

  • Deborah Moens


  • jarrod

    playing with my kids

  • Sonya

    I love to walk with a friend!

  • Lisa Rossi

    I love this!!! Just got back to the gym. What a perfect bunch of things to have!!

  • Coriander Warren

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  • Coriander Warren

    My favorite way to exercise is to walk my dogs, swim with my children, or (if I had one) use a stairclimber

  • Alison Wood

    I have a walk route that takes me by the lake and works out to be about 1.2 miles.

  • Mel Reardon

    Treadmill at home, every morning!

  • jen gersch

    I like yoga

  • James Beck

    pushups, situps, jumping jacks, mountain climbers, squats

  • L. Rose

    I walk to a lot of places and could use a new pedometer

  • Jaque R.

    Power walking. 🙂 Thank you.

  • Charlene Shaver

    My favorite is walking, outside when the weather is nice & the treadmill when I can’t walk outside 🙂

  • Sandra Warren

    Gardening is my favorite way to work out. I try to expand my garden every year and I use a shovel to break up the ground instead of a tiller and I feel better mentally with the peace that comes with working the land.

  • Taryn T.

    Walking outside on a beautiful day.

  • amber

    looks interesting. good luck everyone

  • Anthony Malaschak

    I still work full time and get all the exercise I need that way.

  • kelley c

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  • kelley c

    I love doing zumba.


  • kimberly helton

    jumping on the trampoline with my daughters.

  • Paula Tavernie

    My fave is to work out with friends!!!
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  • Melanie Montgomery

    I like cardio workouts!

  • Jennifer

    I love to go on bicycle rides with my family!

  • Jessica B

    I don’t have a favorite because I like to change things up – but i find Zumba fun because I love to dance (and it feels more like fun and less like work)

  • JMeidel

    I enjoy walking.

  • Melissa

    I enjoy lifting weights … I’ve just learned a new method of using muscles to the point of failure. I get sore but so far it seems to be working!

  • Kathy Searcy

    Stationary Bike Trainer in the morning with my husband, followed by stretching with yoga……..that’s my favorite part!

  • Brittney House

    I love my spinning class

  • maria smith

    Started working out last year and it is a slow process. I am still sticking with it.

  • Flybabymom

    My favorite way to work out is to walk! Fast, slow, flat, hills, stairs…

  • Pam

    I love to workout at home with my The Firm videos. I’ve been using them for years and although I go to the gym plus have other workout dvds, these are still my favorites.

  • Marie Amsden

    I love circuit training class – But they quit the class at our
    fitness center. I need a trainer!!

  • mimi

    I like bootcamp class.

  • Erica C.

    I like bicycling.

  • Susan Broughton

    What I do to exercise is to walk. I have had a total of 4 neck and low back surgeries so I have to go easy so walking seems to be best. I sometimes lift hand weights when I have them……seems that my college daughter likes them too!

  • Jason McDermott


  • Denise

    Going for a walk during my lunch break. And, playing Kinect games.

  • Christine


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  • Rich Hicks

    I work out by doing situps, pushups, jogging etc

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  • Kelly Britton

    I love to swim, exercise isn’t my favorite thing to do, but as I age it seems that more and more I need to get up and move. I’ve gained a lot of weight since losing my husband three years ago and giving up chain smoking.

  • Patty

    Zumba…..it’s fun, exciting and makes me feel good all over. I love music and dancing so this hits the target.

  • lindawwww

    I don’t have a specific workout schedule but I try to walk for exercise as often as I can.

  • Delores Kenyon

    Play tennis, do yoga, free weights, classes @ the gym like spinning & step

  • Jennifer B.

    Following Amie on Twitter. @fangirljen

  • Jennifer B.

    I adopted 2 puppies, so I like to take them on long walks.

  • azdesertlotus

    I Love hiking! Nothing better than the great outdoors when getting some exercise.

  • Susan

    can always use the help

  • Jill Myrick

    I am following Annie via Twitter as jlsc123.


  • Jill Myrick

    I am a fan of Annie via Facebook as Jill Myrick.


  • Jill Myrick

    My favorite way to workout is Cardio. Running, speed walking and repetitions.


  • Elizabeth Ray

    I take classes from a good friend who is also a personal trainer. Yipes! Of course, I slso let her talk me into other “fun” activities. Around here, the “F-word” is spelled F-U-N! That said, I now look forward to her “activities.” I’ve done Warrior Dash and mud runs because of her, and plan to do a 10K this year. (I know it will be slow, but speed is ot my concern.)

  • Terri

    I run a diet/health web site and strongly recommend home workouts…doesn’t have to be complicated. In fact the easier the better! But walking never fails anyone! It’s the single best exercise there is..and I also have a staircase workout I share with those who live in two stories!

  • Lori hart

    walking and light weight lifting is what I do

  • michelle

    I am 54 and I am quite overweight. I hit menopause at 50 after being perimenopausal since my early 40’s. I still have hot flashes :(. I want to be normal weight and debt free by my 60th birthday. I like walking as exercise. I am doing the Leslie Sansone walking tapes and I love them. I have been doing them on and off for over 25 years.

  • KIM H

    I alternate my routines but do half strength training and half run walk combo

  • Tonya Hickerson

    Having lost my job this would be great as there is no money for extras such as this!

  • Merri matalon

    I walk a lot.I do a stationery bike as well.

    • Merri matalon

      I also liked Amie on Facebook for an extra entry! Thanks for your consideration!

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  • edq143

    Great prize

  • Carly

    I love working out by walking around the neighborhood.

  • Karen

    I like to go for a run along the bayou. Thanks for the giveaway.

  • Deb

    I’ve been into TRX for the past year. It’s easy to do, portable (as I split my time in two states, it goes where I go) and gives me a tremendous full body workout. The problem is, I don’t always have a suitable door to hang the TRX. I like FitKit because it looks as portable, but without the constraints and would also get me outdoors for more cardio!! Great kit for women over 50! (and where can I get that trampoline??)

  • Tari Lawson

    I like to workout outside. I like running or hiking so I can take in the scenes and get my mind off the work :).

  • April V.

    I like to work out by myself and in between everything else, I don’t like to make a substantial part of my day into fitness, I’d rather change the way I do everything else so that whatever I’m doing, I’m doing it for my body as well.

  • dani marie

    i love pilates and hiking.

  • Carol B

    I am turning 50 in March….this would motivate me

  • Ashley Morrissey

    Liked on FB and Twitter follower @ashmo90 for an extra entry 🙂

  • Ashley Morrissey

    I like to put my 4 month old in his baby carrier on my chest and do squats!

  • janet lindsey


  • Deed

    Making it a family event … with music. Feel the beat? Move your feet!

  • Tess Villarreal

    Really working on improving my life this year are started with diet now I’m ready to rock and roll with exercise would love to add this to my exercise routine.

  • Darlene Ysaguirre

    I love zumba its a fun weightless method that works and is tons of fun

  • Thelma Roe

    walking in the country

  • Candis Binkley


  • bettymuniz


  • kenfrt

    this wouldbe good to keep toned…

  • Ann Fantom

    My favorite workouts are bike rides

  • james davis

    lifting weights

  • Jannet Tseng

    I like to do daily walking.

  • Tamar

    I love taking brisk walks with the baby.

  • S Kay DeGroot

    We love walking, and so do our two dogs, who are great motivators!

  • deborahf2

    Walking is my go to exercise, but love yoga, too..

  • Adrienne gordon

    I like to swim


    I run on the treadmill 5 days a week for 45 minutes. I also do light weights.

  • Jayne Cameron

    This would be a great kit for me because I like to exercise and because I am just turning 50 in a couple of weeks I need to maintain my fitness

  • MAS

    I use DVDs at home to do kickboxing and light weight-training exercises. However, would love a kit like this for times out on the road when I can’t take my DVDs along!

  • ACeeKayWa

    Definitely walking! I try to go 5 days a week for at least 5 miles. But sometimes it’s hard to get myself out there when the rain is just pouring down. This kit would be a great option on those too-frequent days.

  • Connie Williamson

    Sitting down.

  • janis

    playing soccer

  • Sherry F

    I like working out with my wii

  • joyzkim

    just walking is my best exercise

  • jackie morris

    since i have some disablities i have to become creative-walking several times around stores-parks-light housework keep moving !!

  • JudyYacker

    By far, my favorite way to exercise is Zumba. They are not kidding when they say, “Ditch the workout, join the party”. Even my facial muscles get a workout because I’m smiling so much!

  • Linda Huizenga

    I like riding the stationary bike first thing in the morning and lifting some light weights for my arms. Also love taking pilates classes.

  • daypfeifer

    I need a variety to keep intested.

  • Catherine Lindley

    I prefer walks to help with my weight control.

  • Laura Borud


  • Jennifer Jackson

    I am just getting back to exercising and try to walk every day. I would love to try the new FitKit50+ to help me get back on track. Please consider me.


    i love to take brisk walk up and downs do lots of house work till iam exersised



  • alleesyi

    with a great workout music segment

  • sarah woods

    Pool areobics/Exercises

  • bedford1tom1

    Daily Cardio and lots of dance; Of course shopping in comfy cute shoes and riding the bicycle when temps permit.

  • Jayne Moy

    I REALLY need to get back to classes at the leisure centre! Maybe this would help! New toy! Cool! Xxxx

  • travelgirl

    Currently I use my treadmill, and walking in the community when I can. I would love to take a Zumba class, and I am looking for on during the day that would be near to my home. This is like finding a needle in a haystack though 🙂

  • Kai W.

    I usually go running or cycling. I would love to do a dance exercise class just to get better orientation.

  • Linda Letto

    yoga for me!

  • cathylwood

    My favorite way to exercise is with DVDs at home. I love the time-saving element of simply changing clothes, popping in a DVD and hitting “play”as well as the never-gets-boring variety of workouts — cardio, dance, weights, yoga, Pilates — at my fingertips.

  • dm

    Walking the boardwalk (before losing both my beach home and the boardwalk in Hurricane Sandy)

  • disgusted

    anything is better then nothing, would love this!

  • soulfood529

    Interval walking. Just starting to look for a program to help me lose weight need to get on track

  • Rebecca

    I have fibromyalgia and heart disease so my options are limited. My favorite form of exercise is walking, and I am interested in starting yoga this year.

  • Deborah Heath

    I belong to Lifetime Fitness but since I travel often for business, this kit would be fantastic to have available!
    Would love to try it out!

  • bison61

    walk, ride my bike and cross country ski

  • Megan Parsons

    I love to play basketball!

  • Karen

    I like to take my dog on walks.

  • Leah Allen

    Doing Zumba because it’s fun and doesn’t feel like a workout.

  • meredlp

    My favoriteworkout is the one I do first thing in the morningwithout even getting out of bed. I do all kinds of leg, torso and rear-end exercises so that when I get up 15 minutes later I feel strong and balanced and much less creeky. I think it sets my metabolism up for the day.

  • carrie obrien

    I don’t like to work out but this might change my mind–it’s crucial I start!

  • Edy Lynn George

    I live in Colorado where being out in nature skiing, hiking, bicycling, etc are all done regularly. I have, however discovered Zumba and love the energy! Definatly my new favorite exercise!

  • Stillwater Sue

    My favorite workout is walking on the treadmill. The 30 minutes fly by since the TV is visible!!

  • Deanne H.

    I love working out to dance videos or any video that can be done at home. Right now I am attempting to learn pilates on a video at home.

  • Soledad

    Walking and dancing.

  • mary


  • jacque

    This would be great!

  • carol roberts

    well i like to act like im going to do a back flip and then i do squats and do the salsa

  • Janell

    We do a form of Martial Arts that is a great workout and has taught me great self defense.

  • Carol Myers

    I love this time of year when I can take long walks while listening to my favorite music!

  • linda

    Really, all I do is walk now, and I love it…unless it’s dark out, or raining, or too hot, or….The excuses are myriadd, so I love the thought of trying this new indoor
    fitness kit.

  • Carrie McCandless

    My favorite workouts incorporate a dance element, like Zumba, where I can crank up some good music and focus on the fun rather that the work.

  • Linda Bradley

    I like the treadmill and using weights

  • Cathy McMann

    My favorite workout is walking while listening to music on my iPod.

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  • Cheryl Lee

    I live on a ranch and my favorite way to work out is to walk the ranch during the day and to lift weights in the evening. I am 20 miles from the closest gym so this program would be a great way to work out without having to drive 20 minutes! I would love to try it!

  • CLC

    I love walking both indoors and out.

  • Susan

    I like the elliptical machine,taking classes such as dance, and using the machines.

  • Susan

    I like going to the gym and using the elliptical machine, free weights,machines, and taking dance classes.

  • Gaye

    Anything for a better body!

  • marthabp

    I love to take my dog,blitzi a walk with me daily .

  • mell

    Walking and zumba.

  • Diane

    I like to do Yoga

  • Annamarie Gallo

    I do various group exercise classes but my favorite is zumba. It is high energy, I am using every part of my body and it is a lot of fun.

  • MARY S

    My goal for 2013 is to exercise more! This would be Great to Win!

  • Onehsancare

    I have been wanting to do this!

  • yyoerger

    My favorite way is a good power walk of 45 minutes to an hour, followed by 20 minutes or so of stretching. I like low impact aerobics/fitness too, but am not currently part of a gym or center where they’re offered. I used to run but post-50 knee problems have put the kibosh on that.

  • elizabeth

    I like weight training and running (not jogging, real running). Weights really firm up the body. Most women are afraid to look bulky, but that is hard to achieve even if you want it. I find that using weights sculpts the body and makes it more tone.

  • jnelson230

    Zumba, definitely

  • Rebecca Garcia

    My favorite way to work out is to do an aerobic DVD and also to ride my stationary bike every day. Plus I like to use hand weights to help tone my arms.

  • Violette Chef

    Nothing relaxes me and gets me ready to start the day like an early morning run. I love running along the river
    early in the morning. The city is just waking up, and I feel like I own it.

  • Connie

    I am 53 and this winter I have put on a few pounds. I need help

  • starsmom

    at home…..by myself…..exercise videos and dancing!

  • Stephanie Moore

    I walk about 4k every day and do yoga exercises every day also

  • Corinne

    I’ve found gyms intimidating, so I use exercise DVDs or TV programs at home. I need help!

  • Robin

    I love to bike. I have to wait until at least March to get back outside though. I have a difficult enough time with avoiding being hit by a car in the warm months. I can’t begin to imagine avoiding cars AND snow mounds!

  • ndg1

    My favorite way to exercise is in my sweats in front of the TV in my bedroom. Don’t even remember that I’m exercising – but my muscles do!



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  • beth

    walk my dog. and I think it is his favorite workout of mine too!!

  • Nancy

    My favorite way to work out is a walk in the Nature Center! I walk for an hour and it feels so good and refreshing! On the terrible cold days I do exercise DVD’s.

  • kim

    I like doing the treadmill in the morning.

  • pat

    I walk daily and do weights 5 days a week. Also swim laps when I have the chance.

  • Debi Frederick

    I prefer to work out by myself, at home. Just need to do more of it and find a good routine

  • Gingygirl

    I work out at home 5 days a week, but as I age, it gets harder and harder to maintain/lose weight – when needed after holidays.

  • joyce

    Hiking and hill walking.

  • Darnell

    Since I have a bad back/neck, trick left knee (from trying to dance) and arithritis in the right knee the only exercise I can do or handle is walking. I join my 10 year old granddaughter when she is practicing track & field. I want to be able to do the duck walk and all the other exercises she does before they start running. Right now I walk and watch her run around me.

  • Margarida

    My favourite way to work out is to walk my dogs.

  • Loesje Shema

    I like to do yoga and go for walks. I am becoming more aware of bouncing or twisting repetitive movements on my knees and hips causing me to ache, so anything which gives great results without damaging my flexibility, etc. is welcome.



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  • AJB

    I love Spinning (indoor cycling) classes at the gym. I also do long, strenuous hikes on the weekends and enjoy the scenic views.

  • smfsprout

    I love to run and do circut training, but haven’t had the time lately. I need to get back into shape and this would be a great help.

  • Felina M

    I walk, walk, walk.

  • Ellen Falkenberry

    Yes! I need this!

  • Cindy

    I am a longtime member of my local Y and especially like group exercise to help stay motivated. Truthfully, the group dynamic keeps me from being lazy! Favorite classes are BodyPump, spin, yoga, and Zumba.

  • Terri Sacco

    My absolute favorite is hiking but weather and time does always permit so I various options – zumba, strength and resistance routines, eliptical, and a good strenuous walk.

  • Tammy Allen

    I’m an at home workout person. Gyms intimindate me (at least for now) this would be perfect.

  • Tonya Hickerson

    Usually like to walk, and use some light weights.

  • Janet Keyser

    I like to ride my Townie bike. It is so much better on the joints!

  • Sandy

    I like a good ol’ workout tape or DVD to do at home. I don’t have to dress up or drive anywhere, I can work out in my rattiest clothing, and I can shower right there without lugging anything around.

    I ‘liked’ her on Facebook and am ‘following’ on Twitter!

  • mandrada

    Dancing, dancing and more dancing beats all odds, it fun and a rewarding fabulous work out.

  • Catherine

    Sitting on the couch in my pj’s watching the Zumba Fitness infomercials on the weekend!!!!!

  • mary ann

    I like to do water aerobics.

  • Zenaida

    My favorite way of working out is with exercise videos.

  • Marta

    I love to workout with friends. We have fun, laugh, gossip, etc. & the time working out goes by much faster.

  • Barb

    I workout by using various exercise programs on TV. I also have downloaded some exercise apps on my Ipad. I get bored easily so would really like something else to keep me motivated.

  • Ianete

    I love aqua aerobics and aqua jogging. Zumba is a blast as well.

  • janet

    I love to row–the resistance of the water is great for the legs and arms.

  • mary nell

    I try to exercise four days a week. I do cardio for two and strength training for two. Usually the session lasts for about forty five minutes. This makes me sound like I like to exercise. I don’t I just go to the Y and do it and think about it as little as possible because if I thought about it I would remember how much I dislike exercise.

  • donnarp1

    I love taking a class with my good friend. It motivates me to go when I get lazy.

  • Brenda Leon

    I have a bad back so I am attempting yoga. I need something, since I am gaining 10 pound a year since surgery. I hate this excess weight!!

  • Faith

    I do need to work out, more then ever before. My health may change for the worse if I don’t get busy. So…all help is

  • Barb

    I love to dance!

  • Geralyn

    Right now, in my basement on the elliptical at 5am (alright, so it’s really not my favorite). But if I had the time, I think I would love Zumba!

  • Kat Emerick

    Like Amie on Facebook

  • Kat Emerick

    Well i can’t walk to far due to health reasons but I try to use the steps most of the day.

  • kmariem18

    My favorite workouts involve walking and water activities, e.g. swimming, canoeing, etc.

  • Donna Vanderschoot

    My very favorite way to work out is with my personal trainer, but when I’m on my own, I like to plug in some good music and hit the weights.

  • Merry

    I love pilates on the reformer but I travel so much that it’s hard to keep up. This would be perfect!

  • Barbra Battista

    I have a few favorites. I love yoga, dancing, walking, kyaking, and many other forms of exercise. I have a bad back, so I reach for consistency, as the benefits become a part of our daily lives.

  • Linda Bailey

    Walking & water aerobics

  • Vicky D

    I like to walk.

  • ktpotat

    Pilates(core),Strenght,Walking and i just tried an ariel class(rings and trapeaze)which is way cool.

  • Gizella

    This would be great

  • Fab55

    i love the noise and incentive of the gym: for the elliptical + bike and then I do a circuit of machines….however, my BMI is still nearing the danger level and I need to tweak my work out for better results!!

  • Susan

    I just invested in a water rowing machine and I LOVE IT!!!

  • harriet h

    Walking and hiking. I get more aerobic exercise when I do the stairs

  • Regena Carney

    Believe it or not, my favorite way to work out is alone. I actually do better on my own, competing against myself. I am more disciplined to work out on my own than attending a gym. I prefer to do some type of aerobics; step, Tae Bo, and mix it up w/ weights. Right now my right arm is bothering me and I can’t put weight on it so I am walking the treadmill like a hamster while it heals!

  • Michelle H

    Skating and Dance Fusion classes

  • debra

    walking and gardening

  • Debra Barber

    My favorite workout is to walk.

  • Kaye

    Walking briskly in the park – especially when I am alone and can only hear birds, breezes, and my own footsteps – is my most favorite way to exercise.

  • Amy Gill

    Using a workout tape in the comfort (and privacy) of our family room.

  • Mary Pirmorac

    Walking when the weather is suitable. Elliptical in the gym.

  • Patricia Ransom

    I just began a weight loss/exercise plan (again!) making a point to stick to it this time. 2013 is the year of change

  • Beth W.

    I need motivation…I don’t workout.

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  • Beth W

    I don’t work out….I need some motivation…this kit could be the answer.

  • Maggi Bosse

    I thank my stars that my two schnauzers walk me for 20 minutes around the neighbourhood every day.

  • Marsha

    In the summer i go cycling for couple of hours. Hands down my favorite thing to do. In the winter it is the gym but not my favorite thing to do 🙂

  • Sondra Brady

    Annie looks great. I’m 60, as of last week. I would love to have some of her strength and energy.
    I’m shopping for a treadmill but this little gem looks like exactly what I need. My husband Rex would appreciate my not walking in the dark and maybe he would try the equipment out too.

  • Christine

    various exercise dvds

  • susan s.

    I exercise nearly every day so at times my routine becomes boring. I would love to try something new to add a new dimension to my workouts.

  • dorothy borgese

    I found the love of zumba because my husband don’t dance. The latin music keeps everything up beat and moving.

  • Marilyn

    My favorite way to work out is Yoga and walking.

  • Robin Stanfield

    I like to walk because it can relax and clear my mind from everything going on that day. It also gets me out in the fresh air and lets me spend time with my chihuahua, Lexi.

  • Deborah

    I just recently went back yo the gym to hit the free weights again. I just love it I feel revived

  • Nancy

    I am in the process of looking for my favorite way to work out. Walking has become boring and I need something fresh! I would love this kit.

  • Jana

    My favorite way to work out is to walk or hike with friends

  • mink

    I like dancing.

  • Lea

    A strenuous hike in the hills with my dog.

  • Beth F

    I walk however, this year I want to add some type of weight/resistance program.

  • Diana Prewitt

    I very fortunately have a personal trainer come to my workplace gym two times a week. My challenge is to do more on my own!!

  • Becky

    I walk and have a weight program that works very well. I’ve started to mix it up with video game workouts as well because I really, really, really, REALLY HATE to exercise! 🙂

  • Beth Lowe

    Walking my dog everyday about a mile, riding my horse and working in the garden.

  • JoVonn Rochester

    In gym – elliptical machine, out of gym walking! Have to do low impact cardio due to foot condition of plantars fasciitis.

  • Lynn Doescher

    I love to run! Unfortunately with our lovely winter weather in the northeast that is not always possible. Since hitting the lovely 50 my body has taken a serious hit and in order to get my tone back I HAVE TO take the next steps to serious strength and fitness training. This Kit would really be a great start for 2013. Pick ME!

  • Tanya

    Walking, yoga, horseback riding…

  • Lynn Dobriko

    I like to go to the gym where I lift weights and do spinning and Zumba classes.

  • Lenore

    I do not have a favorite workout anything.I am 50 years old and just quit smoking this week. My goal is and to avoid the urge to smoke is to take a walk.Wanting to loose the 15 lbs I have gained the last 2 years and whatever weight I gain in this non smoker stage. I have that horrible mid age tummy that hangs over and is not tight by any means! So any kit would get me started in the right direction!

  • Lisa Stroud

    I ride my bike and walk.

  • Sande

    Yoga is my favorite way to workout, but due to a serious injury, I cannot practice yoga as a workout. I also love a good walk with my music in my headphones:)

  • Camilla Wilson

    I walk

  • Greg

    Running on the beach!

  • Martha du Plessis

    Walking the best for my age.

  • Ruth

    I could really use this. I was injured and hadn’t been able to work out; my muscles have really gone to mush.

  • wizardewu

    I like to walk and hike. In the gym, I use the elliptical and rowing machines.

  • karen transue

    my favorite way is right in my house with on demand fit tv I can do it when I want and really works, would love to win this to help me!!

  • Gwen

    Honestly don’t have a favorite workout. Did martial arts in my younger days, but bad knees and lower back problems mean I do very little these days. New Years Resolution is to start moving. This kit sounds fab! And no need to join a gym!

  • Jennifer Sitz

    I love to walk

  • Naheed

    I workout five days a week mostly with workout DVDs at home. I also like to walk when weather is not so bad outside.

  • Rose Holloway

    I love Yoga 🙂
    Strength with hand weights

  • Marsha Crain

    My favorite way to work out is in the pool. But first I work with weights.

  • Sacha Schroeder

    I am just starting to workout again. My favorite way is with friends or doing something fun with family that doesn’t feel like working out!

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  • Mary Jo

    I just started working out at Kokofit Club about 4 months ago – using a weight lift machine and doing cardio. I’ve never “loved” working out, but I can definitely say I don’t hate going to do my workouts at kokofit and it’s been a great motivator for me.

  • annulla

    I walk in my neighborhood all year ’round.

  • Sabrina

    Change it up! I find that doing a lot of different things: running, lifting weights, walking, xc skiing, biking — is the best way for me to stay super fit!

  • LindyBelle

    I cycle a minimum of 30 minutes at a time, a minimum of 5 times a week on my Schwinn Airdyne stationary bicycle. I do a series of pulleys attached to my door that simulate weights four times a week, and use hand weights for my arms almost every day.

  • Elyse

    Weights seem to produce the best results. I’d love to try the FitKit! I’m following on FB and Twitter.

  • S Kay DeGroot

    Love walking!

  • sandra

    my favorite right now is zumba

  • Sandie Aliprantis

    I like to read a book while using my exercise bike. I also take the stairs instead of the elevator.

  • jaylene

    really like to use bands and walking is also very good

  • Karyn

    Chasing after my 3 year old is my favorite workout.

  • Liz

    I have a blast using Wii Fit – the visual is sometimes silly but keeps my attention and makes the workout fun! I also workout to a Jenny McCarthy DVD which puts me in the video so I can make sure I”m keeping up and doing what I’m supposed to do. If it’s fun and imaginative, I look forward to it!

  • Cathy Lipsman

    Just to walk along the river path, an hour goes by quickly!

  • Lisa R

    well as I attemp to lose 75lbs all i can really do is walk,walk walk right now

    sibabe64 at ptd dot net

  • Karen james

    I walk 25,000 steps a day.

  • akiss50

    My favorite way to work out is to take long walks daily. I feel better because it gives me time to enjoy the outdoors and clear my head. I can feel my body enjoying the physical movement when I walk.

  • tlo

    I have bad knees so I am a big fan of water aerobics and weight training.

  • Gigi

    Spinning! I did this at the gym for years and recently bought a bike for home. Such a convenient, efficient workout!

  • lynda

    walking, yoga, interval training, dancing – anything with a little variety and fun

  • Pam Flynn

    I love to workout by walking my neighborhood and breathing deeply the beautiful air of the morning.

  • eddyrobey

    Walking with Wagsy and Poochy, who get me up and moving several times a day.

  • tarheel4ever

    My favorite way to workout is a trip to the local YMCA where I do cardio for thirty minutes and then strength/muscle building machines for about 15 minutes. It’s like brushing my teeth – part of my daily routine. Gotta get the body moving after sitting at a desk on my job all day! 🙂

  • Fran Herzig

    I am addicted to running and average 4-6 miles 5 days a week. I also do situps. I need to incorporate more weight training and yoga into my routine. I’ve been intrigued by the fitness bands for some time and would love to try them out. I’ll do anything to try and get that body!!!

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  • rosiey60

    With friends!

  • Dave

    Road and off road Biking!!!! 1000 cal. an hour

  • shellrobin

    My New Year’s resolution is 3-4 workouts a week and my two new favorites: Bar Sculpt and Warm Yoga Flow (working my way into hot yoga)!

  • rosiey60

    With friends!


    Because of many health problems, walking is the best for me. I try to walk around my park twice a day

  • auntaud

    elliptical machine

  • amy rouse

    Like Amie on Facebook

    done Amy Rouse

  • amy rouse

    I’m a runner

  • Jerrilynn Atherton

    My favorite way to work out is to participate in charity walks. Not only do I get a great 5k walk…I support worthy causes at the same time!

  • Inky Wine

    This looks like a great workout “kit!” I love the ability to take it on the road with me. Crossing my fingers that I’m the winner. My favorite workout is Zumba and walking. I really need to add strength now but I’m not sure where to start. I’ve lost 107 pounds 🙂

    • Kitty

      Congratulations! How did you do it?

  • vic

    I love to work out with work out DVDs

  • Carole Lehr Johnson

    I alternate days using a treadmill and weights.

  • Deb

    walking and running

  • Yvonne Tabaracci

    I love working with weights…

  • Donna lundberg

    I workout on the treadmill on mornings I am not commuting 2 hours to work!