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Fit at Mid-Life Book give-away! Three ways to win

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Hi everyone. We’re having a contest! Want to win a copy of Fit at Mid-Life: A Feminist Fitness Journey by Sam and Tracy? It’s officially coming out with Greystone Books on April 14 (Canada) and April 17 (US) and we want to give three of our followers a chance to win an early “sneak peek” copy.

There are three ways to enter.

Facebook: Comment on this post on our Facebook page (Fit Is a Feminist Issue) by telling us your favourite fitness /pursuit activity (one word answers are just fine).

Twitter: Retweet our tweet about this contest post (@FitFeminists).

Instagram: Show us some Instagram love by liking the contest post on Instagram.  [we had a photo issue so we posted a second time on Instagram, which is where this link goes. If you liked the first post, don’t worry, it’s still up and we will consider you eligible.]

We’ll randomly select three winners, one from the Facebook comments and one from our Twitter retweets and one from the Instagram likes.

The contest closes at 11:59 Eastern Time on March 31st and is open to North American residents only. We will get in touch with the winners for North American mailing address and our publisher will send them each a book.

If you aren’t one of the lucky three, the books are already showing up on the shelves in bookstores and are available on-line from our publisher Greystone Books. Or you can pre-order them from Amazon, official release April 14 (Canada), 17 (US) and 19 (UK).

Good luck!

Additional Rules:

One entry per account on each platform.

Maximum of one prize per individual.

Prizes will only be shipped to addresses within North America, which in this case refers to the continental US and Canada.

For the Facebook contest, only original comments will be considered entries (feel free to comment on another’s comment but it won’t count as an entry unless it’s a stand-alone comment).

For Twitter, only retweets of the original post will considered entries.

ergonomics · giveaway

Ergo Challenge Giveaway!

Have you ever had an ergonomic assessment?  I have, and it was a great way to get my workstations (home and office) set up for me after a neck injury following a car accident five years ago. I still suffer from upper back, shoulder and neck fatigue and am always looking for ways to improve my set-up.

So when Kate from Goldtouch approached me to see if I was interested in taking part in their 30-day Ergonomic Challenge, I agreed to participate. I liked Kate. I liked the idea of checking out an ergo keyboard (even though its main purpose isn’t to relieve upper back, shoulder, and neck strain), and I really liked the idea of giving a blog reader a chance at getting a keyboard of their own.

The deal was that I would look over their products and choose something. And then Kate would send me one for myself and one for a blog reader.

I chose the Go!2 Wireless Bluetooth Mobile Keyboard. It works with both a PC and Mac (though this version doesn’t have the special keys on a mac keyboard). I’m still working with, and I like lots of things about it, like the way it folds up and the way you can make both horizontal and vertical adjustments to it.  Here’s mine:

IMG_2342And here’s a youtube video of its features:

If you’d like a chance to win your own, here’s what you do:

1. Follow us on twitter @FitFeminists  (if you don’t already)


2. Retweet our #giveaway #Ergo30 tweet OR send your own tweet that mentions @FitFeminists and our #giveaway and the #Ergo30 challenge.

Deadline: January 31st at noon Eastern Time.

We will pick one winner and contact them via twitter.

I can only ship to Canada or the US, so I apologize in advance if you’re not based in North America. We will try another giveaway at some point in the future and we hope to be able to open it up to the whole wide world.

Meanwhile, you don’t need a Goldtouch Keyboard to incorporate ergonomic fixes as part of your overall approach to health. Here’s a nice set of suggestions from Goldtouch: