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Speak Up: How Would You Spend $1000 to Get Beach-Ready?

In this busy modern age, getting in shape and healthy can feel like a luxury. Wouldn't it be great to have a fitness budget? It would be great and that is why I am giving away big bucks to help some lucky winner get ready for the beach. Imagine, if you will, that you had $1000 to spend on getting healthy, fit and beach-body ready. I know how I would spend it: I'd start with a mixture of Pilates privates and personal training sessions. I'd meet with a dietitian to maximize my energy and metabolism. I'd invest in some new sneakers and some home fitness equipment. Or I would go to this awesome bikini boot camp.

But that's me. I want to know how you would spend it. Tell me in the comments section below.

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scmeggiry scmeggiry 9 years
Yoga studio membership, Lululemon clothes, and some protective gear for rollerbading. And of course, a new bikini!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I am in desperate need of new sneakers, then I would stock up on some great organic food and then sign up for a boot camp and yoga. :)
tiff58 tiff58 9 years
Personal training sessions with this AWESOME trainer at my gym, pilates classes, and some new workout clothes to keep me motivated
tiffsniff tiffsniff 9 years
I'm ready for a new pair of shoes and some new springy workout clothes. Then I would rejoin the gym (I had to cancel my membership last fall to save some money). I'd also hire a trainer for a few sessions to make sure I'm getting the most effective workout. And finally - I'd pay for my sister to have a membership at the same gym, so that she and I could keep each other motivated and on track!
avienndha avienndha 9 years
That's tough! It's a tie between a personal trainer and yoga classes that I can't afford...some nice new workout clothing would rock too. Oh, and a treadmill for home. I'm sure I could come up with more. : )
smart-blonde smart-blonde 9 years
I'd hire a running coach, buy some sports bras that fit (I'm a 32DDD so bras that fit are expensive), and with the remaining $5 ;) I'd buy new motivating music.
martiniluver12 martiniluver12 9 years
I would pay off my gym membership and then hire a personal trainer and maybe buy just a few workout clothes to make myself feel cute at the gym. I would then top it all off with a spray on tan before the beach!
TeresaDG TeresaDG 9 years
$330 10 Pilates Reformer Sessions $200 new tank swimsuits, goggles and paddle board $50 New music for iPod $70 New 12, 15, and 20 LB weights $300 BodyBugg system $50 Spray tan to get rid of the pasty whiteness from winter
rgitner rgitner 9 years
Oooh, I would so go on the bikini boot camp! Or, I would augment my home gym to include kettlebells, an adjustable jumping platform, and a pull-up bar! those things would be far more practical, I know, I know.....
Rabmonk006 Rabmonk006 9 years
I'd definitely spend it on a personal trainer - for as long as the $1000 would take me!
tiredmommie tiredmommie 9 years
I would buy some new workout gear, some free wights, a pilates mat, hit 24 hr fitness and join their special membership ($700 bucks for three years plus 5 sessions with a personal trainer). I would also join weightwatchers online to help me stay on track and log what I put in my tummy! Then with whatever left over money, I would finally buy myself some nice swimwear!
brookrene brookrene 9 years
I'd buy new tennis shoes and new workout gear, i need it bad! After that I'd work on getting some personal training to bump up my workout. And i gotta admit, i'd keep some and buy a sexy bikini that i worked out so hard to look good in!!!
laellavita laellavita 9 years
Private trainer, all the way.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
...and i'd also spend it on healthier (i.e., pricier) foods are the supermarket.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
i'd hire someone to sing the karate kid theme song to me while i'm on the treadmill. "you're the best around, nothing's ever gonna keep you down!" my gym shoes are 10 years old (no lie!), so i'd definitely replace those. i know that's horrible for your feet, but i haven't been able to afford new ones. i'd also love to hire a personal trainer for a few sessions, and take some ballet classes for the first time in 6 years. and a nutritionist would be amazing!
Jexxer Jexxer 9 years
I would definitely invest on getting some new fitness equipment and some martial arts lessons. I heard from a friend that taking Pankration not only makes you stronger, but more flexible as well. I've tried yoga and pilates, but my body starts to cramp and give up .
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
Ms Luvy... I have bought those really expensive sports bras for big chests and I still have to double up. (one with underwire, the other compression). The great thing is I look so flat-chested with both of them on.
angelfromlsu angelfromlsu 9 years
Brazillian wax but I do that regularly anyway. I don't need anything else to get beach ready! I can stay fit with running and strength training (I have a personal trainer program). Maybe a bottle of sunscreen since I hate the look of tan skin... Alas, I have naturally olive skin.
Spectra Spectra 9 years
I'd buy a new elliptical machine, new running shoes, new workout clothes, a bikini wax and a spray-on tan. Oh, and a new bikini :)
syako syako 9 years
Private Pilates Reformer sessions. I'd probably also pay for Pilates instructor classes (I think I want to start teaching it!!). And then if there was leftover a totally new workout clothes wardrobe - shorts, pants, tanks, tees, socks, shoes, the whole deal!
iloveana iloveana 9 years
I'd buy tons of diet coke and chewing gum and fast until my bikini looked decent... just kidding, I'd probably go to a spa or buy some workout clothes and running shoes since mine are pretty old
Kazagirl Kazagirl 9 years
I would buy a new pair of shoes, some new gym clothes and get a personal trainer.
I need new running shoes so much !
savy1981 savy1981 9 years
I dont really know much about how to loose weight so I would probably get a personal trainer and a nutritionist to teach me how to get into shape. It is really frustrating to read 800 different things and still feel so overwhelmed about what will actually help. I also would get new sneakers as my current running shoes are falling apart. Im just so bummed about not really knowing what is best so for now I ride my bike.
Ms-Luvy Ms-Luvy 9 years
I would buy an iPod and fill it up with lots of good jogging music. I would also buy some jogging bras (which are really hard to find in my size 36DD), since jogging in a regular sports bra is very painful. I would get some new pilates bands, any resistance bands, definitely some hiking shoes and running shoes. Then I would get a summer membership at the Canton Hall of Fame Fitness and Tennis Center and get some tennis lessons (tennis legs are sexy legs). Oh and something else I've ALWAYS wanted and never could afford is a watch that doubles as a Heart Rate Monitor to make sure I am not pushing myself too hard with the medication I take which can spike my blood pressure. Lastly, some self-tanning and exfoliating products because, while I love the sun, I don't love wrinkling up because of it.
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