Saturday, October 22, 2011

Gymboss Interval timer review and giveaway

I first started following BodyRock.tv the day after Halloween last year.  I have almost been a BodyRocker for a year now.  I have seen improvements in my running as well as more defined arms and abs. Until now I have been using an interval timer I found on the internet, which worked okay but was not always convenient.  No one else could use the computer while I was working out and  it isn't as easy to pack around.  Lucky for me the folks at Gymboss sent me one of their interval timers to review and lucky for one of you, they sent me an extra one to giveaway.


Actual size of the timer is smaller than this
What I love about it:
  • It is small and easy to carry with me
  • I can clip it to my shirt, shorts, etc
  • It is super easy to set and change the intervals
  • It is loud enough to hear over my music but not too loud
  • I can switch it to vibrate if I want
  • It makes it easier to do my BodyRock workouts anywhere
  • It can also be used as a stopwatch

Jeff Galloway even has his name on the green one.

 I was not so impressed that they never once anywhere that I could find mentioned Bodyrock.tv on their website.  But they did list a bunch of other websites I was not so impressed with including a link to a blog that had no posts on it.  If you follow BodyRock at all you know Zuzanna is always mentioning her Gymboss, that ought to be worth a link  in my opinion.

Overall I love my interval timer.  At 19.95 they are pretty affordable and I think reasonably priced.  They come in pink, silver, green, black and camo.  I think the camo is the coolest.  Mine is black  and so is the one I have to give away. 

Want to win one for yourself? Leave a comment for all that you do.

  1. Be a follower of this blog
  2. Like me on FB here or follow me on Twitter
  3. Tweet, blog, or Facebook about the giveaway
  4. Tell me how you would use your Gymboss
  5. Are you a BodyRocker, if you are what is your favorite workout from Zuzanna? 
Giveaway ends 10-29
Although Gymboss sent me this interval timer to review free of charge the opinions expressed in this post are my own.  I was not paid to do this.

    125 comments:

    1. I can't believe I didn't already follow you on twitter!!??! @JennsAdventures is now following @Christyruns =)

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    2. If I win, I'd most likely use it for intervals on the treadmill (sprints) and/or circuit training:)

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    3. I'm not a bodyrocker yet -- in fact I only learned about it last week!! very excited to learn more -- especially from Zuzanna:)

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    4. I would use my 2nd gymboss at work instructing bootcamp classes and be able to keep my other one at home for my own BodyRock workouts.

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    5. I'm getting ready to do the Fitness is Sexy Workout...will it be my favorite? I just don't know...

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    6. I would use the gym boss to work on my speed workouts and maybe tryout some HIT sessions

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    7. I would give the Gymboss to my friend, Paige, who does not have a Garmin. She wants to do interval workouts, but she doesn't have a way of keeping track of time/mileage.

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    8. I would probably try it for speed workouts (which I need to start doing!).

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    9. i'm a follower! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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    10. i like you on fb [username karen r m] runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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    11. i don't own a Garmin so i would find it all kinds of cool to have one of these thingies to use while training for races! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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    12. i'm not a bodyrocker but guess i need to find out what that is! runner_girl5k at yahoo dot com

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    13. I have been wanting to try bodyrock but havent yet!

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    14. I would use for my run/walk program as I come back from injury.

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    15. I could really use it for speed work--that is definitely my weak area!

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    16. I won't enter because I already have one too (secretly obsessed with Zuzanna and want to have her body ONE DAY)!! I use mine for interval skipping all the time. Such an awesome giveaway, Christy! The winner is going to be very lucky!

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    17. I already follow you here, fb and twitter :D one entry is all I need <3 xoxox

      I do a interval boot camp this would really come in handy!

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    18. I would use this timer for the track and the bodytv workouts!

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    19. I love all of her workouts but this leg on is a killer and never gets old. http://www.bodyrock.tv/2010/11/20/one-leg-wall-sit/

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    20. Facebook and Twitter follower, too :)

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    21. I want to start body rocking. It's tough to do it properly without the gymboss

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    22. Just posted about the giveaway on fb!

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    23. I would use this as a I train for my first half marathon...I think it would motivate me like crazy and plus, I've never used one :)

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    24. I would use the Gymboss for my interval running and for bodyrock if I ever got brave enough to try it.

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    25. I haven't done a BodyRock workout, I've watched quite a few and will do one eventually, I'm just lazy ;-)

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    26. I posted the giveaway on my blog

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    27. I would use it for doing more running intervals outside instead of using the treadmill for my interval runs.

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    28. OMG I LOOOOOOVE Body Rock!!!! I create my SPA workouts with a lot of Zuzana's moves- so I would definitely use it for that! (check out my blog every Monday for a new workout) :)

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    29. Did you read the news today? Freddy and Zuzana are breaking up :( my favourite is her squat into a cartwheel move.

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    30. @mwrun6 is now following you on Twitter!!!

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    31. I'd use the timer for interval training and also for doing circuits at the gym!!

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    32. I'm going to need something like this when I'm allowed to start running again because the 5K training program I'm going to use is run-walk intervals.

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    33. I want to use it for interval workouts to get faster at PR at the Myrtle Beach Marathon!

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    34. I am not a Body Rocker, nor do I have a rockin body (I would kill for your abs, seriously), nor do I know what Zuzanna is, but I love Zumba, and it sort of sounds the same.

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    35. Great giveaway! I'm a follower!

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    36. Like you on FB and follow you on Twitter.

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    37. I would use the Gymboss to time my weight training workouts and my stretching (I never stretch long enough, I know).

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    38. I keep trying to follow you but am getting an error page (I think I may already be a follower and that's why)...will keep trying!! :)

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    39. I'd use the gymboss to time boxing round workouts!

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    40. haven't tried bodyrock...but i woudl love to have abs like zuzanna's!!! :)

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    41. I follow you on Twitter @momentsinalife

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    42. I like you on FB and I follow you on twitter

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    43. I would use this for intervalls outside and for my long runs think I will do the Galloway for long runs from now on. since my "cardiac" episode I am a little scared...

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    44. I am not a bodyrocker but I think I should be

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    45. I am linking this post to my blog sidebar.

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    46. I will use the Gymboss for walk/run intervals for starters.

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    47. I have looked at BodyRocktv site but haven't actually tried any yet. Waiting till we move into a house for the winter and I have more room!

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    48. I follow you on facebook! <3

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    49. I would use for my Zuzanna workouts! oh and when running

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    50. I will use the Gymboss in my interval training, I am currently trying to better my 5K PR of 26:48, looking to knock it down into the 25's.....

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    51. I already follow your blog of course!

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    52. I would definitely use it as I focus on speed work in 2012.

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    53. I follow you on the twitter and like you on the fb.

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    54. I would use the GymBoss to help me with speed workouts b/c I want to get speedier over the winter!!

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    55. Following your blog! And thanks for commenting on my blog a lot :) I love the interaction

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    56. I would use my Gymboss for intervals while running and for cross training too

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    57. I haven't heard of BodyRock before...but now I want to check it out!

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    58. I would you it for speed workouts

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    59. I definitely mix bodyrock into my workouts! I love doing some of the challenges to push myself!

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    60. The timer would be great for interval workouts, bodyrock, and lifting!!!!!

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    61. I am a follower of your blog

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    62. I also follow you on twitter!

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    63. I would use this Gymboss for my new found love of the bodyrock.tv workouts and other tabatta workouts I take on

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    64. I just started up following her workouts, and I have tried a variation of the "push it" workout....I need to get more consistent though!

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    65. I also linked this up on the blog :)

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