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5 Year Blog Anniversary WINNERS

My first big giveaway to celebrate the 5 year anniversary of my blog has now come to an end.  Today is the day to announce the winners.  The comments that were written were absolutely inspiring and touching.   Thank you everyone for participating.  Since this was so much fun, I plan on doing many more giveaways with various products and services in the future. After going through roughly 145 comments and doing easy math these are the five lucky winners.  I wish you all could be winners, however there will be many more options in the future!  Below are the winners listed with their blog comment they left so they can claim their prize.  Please email On The Edge Fitness to claim your prize.  Congratulations and thanks to all for participating!

BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS of my new book "Kettlebells for Women: Workouts For Your Strong, Scultped & Sexy Body" AND any Kettlebell Workout DVD of choice. 
The first place winner will also receive a complete personalized NUTRITION PROGRAM 

WINNER 5 Jennifer Denley 

Hello Lauren,

Happy Anniversary!

My name is Jennifer and I am the proud mother of a beautiful 3 year old daughter and will be delivering my second daughter next month!

WIth that said, it is very important to me that I create an enviornment of healthy eating and exercise. The last thing I want is for my daughters to grow up around the word 'diet' and to think of exercise as a means to be 'skinny'. Balance and feeding your body the movement it needs are key.

I want to win your contest so I can learn the fundamentals to living a fit and nutritionally sound lifestlye so I can pass it along to my daughters (and husband by default - poor guy always gets left out LOL).

I went ahead and completed all the bullets for entering the contest besides Twitter.

Thank you for your consideration for this contest but most importantly for being such a great inspiration and role model!

Jennifer Denley

WINNER 4 Kez from Brisbane, Australia

Happy Anniversary Lauren! My partner bought me my first kettlebell last Christmas and since then our little kettlebell "family" has grown to accommodate our increasing strength and fitness while we have trained together with your DVDs. Our inspiring story is still a work-in-progress at this stage. Having tried many different forms of exercise, only kettlebells have held our interest as they are consistently challenging ... and very rewarding!

On behalf of all your fans and followers worldwide, I would like to thank you for your accessible kettlebell instruction and nutrition tools. You've de-stigmatized the macho-manness of resistance training and empowered us mere mortals to greatness!

Cheers to another 5 years from your fan club in Brisbane, Australia!!!

WINNER 3 Rachel D. (Mother of 5 kids)

Rachel D. said...

I've been following your blog for years now. I think it was you posting about getting back into shape after having babies that kept drawing me back.

I'm not always consistent but keep going back to kettlebells because they work so much faster than anything else I've done and I really enjoy it.

I have 5 kids so I pretty much have to work out at home. Your Dvds make it happen! I can't wait to see your new book!

WINNER 2  Kelli (on her way to Sierra Leone, Africa in a year as missionaries)

Kelli said...

I think I first found you on YouTube, and I was impressed with your form while learning to do a kettlebell swing. I followed a link from there, and watched this tiny fit girl (you!) doing a get-up with some huge crazy amount of weight bell, and I became an immediate fan. My story, in a nutshell, is that I feel like an athlete inside my head, but my body and health don't reflect that. It is very hard emotionally to feel like an athlete, tough and strong, and then not have that reflect in my reality. I have four beautiful children, and was a little bigger with each pregnancy. After having my second, I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome. This has been a huge mental struggle, because I'll commit to exercise, and then fatigue would hit, and I'd have to stop. It messes with me mentally, questioning if I am lazy. My husband, God bless him, has been so supportive through all of this. He thinks I am the most beautiful woman in the world, he really makes me feel loved, even though I need to lose about 55 pounds. So I am really not saying "poor me", I have a beautiful life with my husband and children. It is just that that athlete in me wants out! Along with the fact that I need to lose weight for my health. One of your recent blog posts said that you exercise an average of 20 minutes a day. That was a lightbulb moment for me. I have exercise videos that are an hour long. Well, they made me feel defeated before I even began! I have your first two DVDs and I can do a quick workout and feel good about it now. Getting "permission" from you to do short but intense workout has helped my energy levels. I just got your book, so I will be studying that. I recently cut out of my diet grains, dairy, & refined sugar. We went to eat at someone's house, and they had spagetti, garlic bread, and angelfood cake! The next day my stomach hurt, I had broken out on my chin, and my husband said my breathing was bad while I was sleeping. It seemed like I have an allergy. So I did some research, and people with wheat allergies can have chronic fatigue symptoms! I noticed that you eat gluten-free, so I am so interested in getting a nutrition consultation from you, to lose weight, address my allergy, and learn how to eat while traveling. You see, we are moving to Sierra Leone, Africa in a year as missionaries. I feel a sense of urgency to have my health and weight healed before I go. Along with that comes traveling to churches to present the ministry, which means exercising on the road, eating healthy during long car trips, and navigating eating at people's homes. I think I would be a fun change for you to help. I don't think a nutrition plan is something I just want, I feel like it is something I need, and this giveaway is perfect timing given by the person I would want it from most.
Congratulations on 5 years, and more to come!

WINNER #1 "Red headed mama" (mother of a 5 year old girl)

Redheadedmama said...

Hi Lauren,

I already own three of your videos and just bought your book. Thank you for putting such great women-centric KB training out there. I love that my five-year old daughter thinks that moms are supposed to be strong and active (unfortunately, she's also seen me at my worst in hospital at 95 pounds when I was really sick -- I'm glad that now she associates me with strength and sport now!).

I would love to win your nutrition program. After over two decades as a vegetarian, I had to go back to eat meat for some complex and serious health reasons. For moral reasons, I struggle every day with not wanting to eat meat but having to as I recognize my body needs it . I just wanted to let you know that I really appreciated your recent blog when you spoke of your own similar struggles with eating meat as I'd never heard of anyone else going through something similar to what I had to go through (as most vegetarians I know seem to function perfectly well as vegetarians!). Anyway, I'd love to find out more about your nutrition programming as I've had to totally approach eating differently and change my way of thinking about the foods I eat, and I'm still learning.

Keep up with the great blog and congrats on the blogging award!


Jennifer said…
Thank you, Lauren! I am so so excited to have your new book and DVD all ready for me when I can start to exercise again!!!
Redheadedmama said…
Woo hoo! I'm so excited! Thank you so much. I'm looking forward to my personalized nutrition program. I already your book, although if I had another copy I'd be sure to give it to a friend as a gift. I'd love to get your kettlebell Lightning DVD to add to my collection (I own three other DVDs of yours and they are fantastic).
Kez said…
Thank you Lauren! I already feel like a winner for discovering your blog, but I'm so excited to be receiving your book and a DVD!

When friends and family mention how fit and healthy I'm looking I introduce them to my personal hero, Lauren Brooks!

Strong and sexy ... here we come!!!!
Lauren Brooks said…
Congratulations to you all! Really pleased! Thank you for all the kind words. Most of you contact On The Edge Fitness. For those who haven't make sure you do so we know where to send everything out!

Take care,


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