Every Second Counts: 30/60/90 Giveaway

I have a good giveaway for you guys today!

One of my freelance social media clients is Kristi Molinaro, the founder of 30/60/90, a high-intensity interval class. Her class at Equinox is one of my favorite classes in the city (my review from the first time I tried it) because it’s so intense. It’s 45-minutes of weights and plyometric moves broken up into 30-, 60- and 90-second intervals. I’m not a huge sweat-er, but I always walk out drenched in sweat. I plan on completely recommitting to this class after the marathon to get all my other muscles that I don’t use running back into shape.


Although the class is currently only in New York, Kristi does have a DVD–and she’s given me three copies of the DVD and three of her adorable 30-60-90 t-shirts to give away!

I don’t have a photo of the shirt right now, but it says “Every second counts.” Another mantra I’ve heard from Kristi is “you can do anything for 30 seconds.”

To enter to win:

  • leave a comment telling me your favorite mantra that gets you through a tough workout
  • Become a fan of 30/60/90 on Facebook and leave a comment that you’ve done so
  • Follow 30/60/90 on Twitter and leave a comment that you’ve done so
  • Tweet: Every second counts! Enter to win a @306090 prize pack here: http://bit.ly/nVYIGy

This giveaway will be open until noon EST October 25. I will choose three winners and each will receive a DVD and a T-shirt. 

(And if you’re in NYC, but not an Equinox member, send me a note at theodora at losingweightinthecity dot com if you’d like to try out 30/60/90.)


133 comments on “Every Second Counts: 30/60/90 Giveaway

  1. Carina

    I always tell myself “pain is strength”, or something along those lines. I love to picture my muscle tissue tearing and scarring. Yuck, I know.

  2. Jessica

    As a variation on Kristi, when trying to hold a pace while running I often say to myself, “you can do anything for one mile.”

  3. Mary Perkins

    To be really honest: having 2 children and going through natural deliveries with them I tell myself, “You can do anything for a time frame because you know its only _____ minutes left!” It always gets me through those intense times! 🙂 I do not have a twitter account but I will definitely like it on facebook! Thanks for the chance to win a new workout dvd!

  4. Jess

    I would love to try out this DVD! One of my favorites is “no one every said this was going to be easy” from a Jillian Michaels workout.

  5. Marcy S.

    My fave mantra.. is “they are only legs!” My spin instructor always yells it out when she knows we are getting tired.. Reminds me that legs heal even if they hurt at that second.

  6. Kim

    When I’m running and getting tired I will repeat to myself, “just keep running” from the movie Nemo (except in the movie it’s “just keep swimming”).

  7. Nikki

    “Pain is gain” or “push through it- BOOM”

    I became a fan on the facebook page, followed on twitter and tweeted about the contest! I have heard great things about this through your blog and other blogs! I would LOVE to win!

  8. lindsay

    I would love to try this! My mantra is always from my time playing sports (pretty much all through college): ‘you got this’. Simple, yet effective.

  9. Toni

    I always think of one that I read on C&C from Tina, “You never regret a workout.” Plus I remind myself that I get to have coffee and breakfast when I’m done. 🙂

  10. cristina

    When im really tired during a workout and just want to quit I always tell myself “remember how good it feels to finish”

  11. Megan Carmichel

    “Anything is possible” is what gets me through tough times, both in life and in fitness. It was my go-to mantra when I trained for my first full marathon.

  12. Rosalba

    I don’t have an especific mantra to work out to -but I do always get through the wall in the same way: I recount the foods I splurged on the previous day 🙂 so the beginning of my motivational head chorus is always different! But I do always end it with “now, work it off!” so I guess that can pass for a mantra… Half-mantra?
    I have a HUGE sweet tooth, and I LOVE eating, so rationalizing that I get to indulge (within measure [mostly]) as long as I know I will run/bike/swim/etc. it off really helps me stay centered and no succumb to guilt later 🙂

  13. tracey

    No pain, no gain is always a favorite. I heard a new one recently that I’ve started to incorporate into the random thoughts that pop into my head during a run…”One day you will not be able to do this. Today is NOT that day!”

  14. Katie

    One of my favorite exercise mantras is: “If you keep doing what you’ve been doing, you’re going to keep looking how you’ve been looking.” I recently gained some weight back after losing 60 pounds. Part of the reason is because I slacked off of my workouts. I want to be happy with my body, so I know that I need to get moving to shed those pounds. 🙂

  15. Erin

    I tweeted! Also, my favorite mantra would be something out of the ordinary, but … “just one more…think about your butt in those new jeans!” I like to remind myself of how great I will look after working out or how much better I will feel, both physically and mentally.

  16. Rebecca

    Favorite workout mantra – I actually love what you posted the other day: “There will be one day I won’t be able to do this, and today is not that day.” I have been thinking that during workouts lately!

  17. Katherine

    Great giveaway- I have really been getting into at-home DVDs, so this would be a nice addition to my arsenal!

    My mantra when I don’t feel motivated is, ‘you never regret a workout’

  18. Adrienna

    I always tell myself, “You’ve done harder things than this.” And when it’s hills, the ol’ “what goes up must come down” is a favorite. Well, the downhills are a favorite!

  19. Heather H.

    my mantra is “never sacrifice what you want in the long-term for what you want in the short term”. thank you! great giveaway!

  20. Blair

    I workout early in the mornings, so on days when I find it really hard to get out of bed I tell myself “I’ve never regretted a workout.” That (almost) always gets me up because it’s so true 🙂

  21. Elizabeth

    You can do it…you can do it…you can do it… till I am at the end of whatever I was trying to complete. And you know what??? Usually I can do it. LOL

  22. Keeley

    This isn’t exactly a mantra but while training for my first half marathon I would convince myself to keep going by telling myself “you can’t just stop during the race… you have to get those 13.1 miles done somehow”

  23. Jill

    This may be the silliest thing ever, but as a “newbie” to working out, I often find myself chanting in my head, “I think I can, I think I can…” like the Little Engine That Could. haha!!

    Thanks for the great giveaway!!

  24. Sara

    My favorite mantra is: you can do anything for 2 minutes!!! usually, intense activity isn’t sustained for more than that. and it’s SO true!

  25. Jane H.

    I usually think something along the lines of “you can do anything for five minutes!” or “you have less time left than an episode of say yes to the dress!” though my favorite is “you’re doing better than anyone sitting on the couch.”

  26. Katie M.

    My mantra is “my body is ah-mazing”…It’s from “Birth”. Having had 3 kids it’s a reminder of what I’m capable of and it keeps me positive. If I can push out 3 kids I most certainly should be able to run a few miles.

  27. sasha

    Not so much a mantra – but I listen to a lot of Bruce while I run, and as cliche as it is, listening to “Born to Run” at the end of a run is a great way to finish strong 🙂

  28. Michelle

    I’m a fan of “Pain is temporary, pride is forever.” I’m pretty sure I’ll be repeating it over and over again at the end of my 1st marathon!

  29. Melanie

    I always tell myself “You are stronger than you think.” I don’t know if that’s really true, but it helps when I’m struggling through a spin class.

  30. Cheryl

    “Define yourself” has always been a tried and true favorite mantra. By the way, I discovered your site when you guest posted for Beth. Love it!

  31. Rebecca

    Whenever I’m at the end of a crazy long run or of I’m struggling a lot, I’ll say to myself, if this were easy everyone would be doing it…helps g

  32. Rebecca

    Whenever I’m at the end of a crazy long run or of I’m struggling a lot, I’ll say to myself, if this were easy everyone would be doing it…helps give me confidence/perspective 🙂

  33. Maeve

    My Mantra is always “It’s not enough to show up to the gym, you gotta work while you’re here!” This always helps me to not get lazy during a spin class or let the speed on the treadmill go too low. Otherwise, what does your “hour” workout mean??

  34. cindylu

    I don’t really have a tough workout mantra other than telling myself to just do it. I think the closest I would get to a motivational mantra is “Sí se puede!” (yes, you can).

    I liked 30/60/90 on FB.

  35. Lauren

    Hmm… Even when I’m running or biking and not doing a dvd, I still hear Jillian Michaels’ voice in my head — from her dvds — saying “Don’t phone it in!” and “Think about WHY you’re doing working out and all the things you want for yourself” hahaha 🙂

  36. Alex

    I always tell myself that a workout isn’t worth it if I don’t push myself to the next level. This sounds like quite the challenge!

  37. morgan

    I thought I posted yesterday, but I didn’t see it just now…

    I’m a big Kanye West fan when I’m working out, so what I find myself saying over to myself again and again is “Jesus Walks, I run…” It just causes me to smile, laugh and push myself through!

  38. Allison

    It’s funny, “you can do anything for a minute” is actually my mantra. It’s either that, or “look, that tree is so close, you can run to that tree!” then I pick another landmark.

  39. Jennifer Olszowy

    My favorite thought- “Running gives you freedom. When you run, you can go at your own speed. You can go where you want to go and think your own thoughts. Nobody has any claim on you.” Nina Kuscik, marathoner


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