Sunday, April 26, 2009

Giveaway & Review: Break Pal! (Closed!)

I spend a lot of time in front of the computer every day. I work full time and also spend a few hours each night answering email, writing for this blog, and working on other projects. So I was very excited when I was contacted by the founders of Break Pal to test out their new product!

Break Pal is an exercise, or rather 'deskercize' program designed to get you up and moving. The program begins by downloading a widget that sits on your desktop. The widget pops up every 15, 30 or 60 minutes (you decide) and you can pick out an exercise to try. According to co-founder Phil Weaver, at the end of a typical 8 hour day of these exercises, you will have accomplished 45 minutes of exercise! (Without stepping foot inside a gym!) :)

The stretches themselves were easy and interesting. And they are adding new exercises all the time! My only complaint was that I had some issues navigating the web site and downloading the widget onto my computer. But after some navigating, the program became easy to use.

Does this sound like something you'd like to try? Phil and Liz Weaver have offered to give away full memberships to 5 Frugal and Fabulous readers! (Memberships typically cost $9.95 a month!)

How do I win?
Just leave me a comment with your name and email address/contact. It's that simple!

For extra entries you can:
1. Become a fan of Break Pal on facebook (click here!)
2. Link to this giveaway from your blog or website or add my button (= 2 additional entries! leave a comment for each!)
3. Subscribe to my blog via email or feedburner (top right hand corner of this site)
4. Twitter about it!

Just leave a separate comment for each!

This contest ends Friday, May 1, @ 7pm EST!

30 gave me some sugar:

Sue said...

There you are!! I think we've BOTH been lost! :o) I'm not sure if a widget would actually download on my work computer??...silly Bank security! lol. :o)

Bethany said...

I love this idea!

Bethany said...

I became a fan on facebook.

Bethany said...

Your button is on my blog.

Tj and Amy said...

I would love to be entered. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

i have your button. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Heidi said...

sounds fun! pick me, pick me!

one6ylady said...

I'm game.

one6ylady(at)aol(dot)com

one6ylady said...

I forgot to put my name in my first comment... it's Donna H.

I subscribe as one6ylady(at)aol(dot)com

Janelle said...

This looks like a very interesting thing. I'd love to win a membership. Thanks for the chance!

Lookfortherainbow at yahoo dot com

Janelle said...

I'm already a subscriber!

Janelle said...

I tweeted: http://twitter.com/JanelleKC/status/1632892747

Janelle said...

I became a fan on facebook; however, your link did not work. I tried several times, but ended up doing a search and finding the fan site that way. :)

Janelle said...

Your button is on my blog! comment #1

Janelle said...

Your button is on my blog! comment #2

Sue said...

Ok, you convinced me. I'm commenting for my chance at this! :o) This is a great idea...

Megan and Erica: MAIN said...

Very cool.
-Megan R.
justformeandyou2 at gmail dot com

sarasophia said...

This prize, plus yoga and I think I'll be set:P

<3 sarasophia

tout_est_des_roses@yahoo.com

janetfaye said...

Thank you!

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I subscribed.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

tulips_and_chimneys said...

I think this is brilliant.


lolly_martin@yahoo.com

Cherry Blossoms said...

Cherry Blossoms

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Cherry Blossoms said...

your buttons on my blog!

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CherryBlossomsDesign at hotmail dot com

Jessica McConaha said...

Oh wow I'd love to win this also cause lord knows when I get on a "computer kick" I tend to become planted to my seat, only getting up for bathroom breaks.

dolls123 said...

I so need this

michelle
luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

dolls123 said...

Break Pal facebook fan

michelle rosborough
luckydolls123[at]verizon[dot]net

ginnn7 said...

i think thgis is great, i spend a lot of time at my computer. thanks
ginnn7[at]yahoo[dot]com

Kyessa said...

Such a cool idea! I hate being sedentary all day.

ginnn7 said...

i love this, great ideal. i spend a lot of time at the computer. thanks

ginnn7[at]yahoo[dot]com

ginnn7 said...

i subscribe email