Prepping for a Fitness DVD: Help Me Pick My Wardrobe and Win a $100 Gift Card

This past week reinforced the idea that even if things go awry, if you focus on your eating, you’ll be fine. I spent two days sick in bed only to get better and one day later head to the ER when knife met broccoli met finger. Four stitches later I was back home, but now thwarted from doing the High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) workouts I needed to do in preparation to film.

Despite all of this, I still lost another 1/2 pound and 5/8″ more from my body. Food matters, people, food matters.

That was last week and now I’m on to the fun stuff. I’m booked solid talking to photographers for a DVD cover shoot, makeup artists, my hair stylist, my med spa guru, and probably the most fun part, choosing what workout outfits to wear. The generous folks at ActivewearUSA and prAna are donating my wardrobe and I need your help to select the final outfits.

Here’s what you can do for me:

In the comments below, please tell me which two outfits you think look best on me. I’ll be wearing one during the Pilates DVD and another for the HIIT workout. I can’t wait to hear your opinions!  Everyone who leaves a comment will be entered to win a $100 gift card from ActivewearUSA! (Click on the picture below to see each of the outfits.)

I’ve worked with ActivewearUSA as a member of their Advisory Council for over a year now.  They carry more than 110 brands of women’s activewear and one of my favorites that they carry is prAna. It’s a great line that started off as yoga apparel, but quickly morphed into a complete lifestyle wardrobe. Please check them out and see what great outfits they have.

That’s not all, though; the contest gets even better! Check out the video on my Lisa Johnson Fitness YouTube channel where I show off the outfits to see which one moves best on me. You can watch the video below and then click the link in the previous sentence to leave a comment there as well. Then you’ll be entered to win a second $100 gift card from ActivewearUSA! The voting (and contest) ends this Friday the 12th at 5:00 pm ET.  We’ll announce the winner then.

Good luck and thank you for letting me know which two outfits look best!

Cheers,

Lisa

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About Lisa Johnson

Lisa Johnson here. I've been a personal trainer since 1997, a Pilates instructor since 1998 and the owner of Modern Pilates since 1999. I'm hoping to give you some good ideas to get or stay in shape with a healthy dose of humor and reality. Thanks for joining me.

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111 Responses to Prepping for a Fitness DVD: Help Me Pick My Wardrobe and Win a $100 Gift Card

  1. Tricia October 10, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    #4 and #3. Four is my fav!

  2. Luciana October 10, 2012 at 10:39 am #

    #2 for Pilates. #4 for interval training. You’ll fabulous, BTW!

  3. Lindsey October 10, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    I vote for #2 & #3!

  4. Kate October 10, 2012 at 11:02 am #

    #2 and #4 I think will translate best to video…. Break a leg!

  5. Kris October 10, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Number 2!! Best by far – would use for Pilates. Number 4 for HIIT! I KNOW I’m right!

  6. Curlsz October 10, 2012 at 11:38 am #

    I say #3 though I like the length of the pants on #4

  7. Staci October 10, 2012 at 12:10 pm #

    I really like four a lot. It would work for either. I worried about the top in 2 and 3 for the interval work. :) But, if you chose a separate outfit for Pilates, I love how you look in 2.

  8. Kelly October 10, 2012 at 12:57 pm #

    #3 for the HIIT, #4 for the pilates! Good luck!

  9. Michelle October 10, 2012 at 2:23 pm #

    #2 for Pilates (very slimming). #4 for HIIT (looks more active).

  10. MichelleB October 10, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

    #2 and #4 are my favorites!

  11. Vicki October 10, 2012 at 2:57 pm #

    2 for good support and 4 for softer look and LOVE the colors.

  12. Heather October 10, 2012 at 3:02 pm #

    #4 for sure! I went for a run yesterday and we all seemed to have on turquoise and black – twinkie twins all over the trail :) The brown combo works for you…

  13. Lisa Johnson October 10, 2012 at 3:37 pm #

    Thanks so much everyone, keep ‘em coming! :-)

  14. Sabrina October 10, 2012 at 3:54 pm #

    3 and 4 look the most comfy to workout in!!

  15. Jennifer Cortez October 10, 2012 at 4:18 pm #

    #2 and #4 :)

  16. Christopher October 10, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    #3 & #4
    Can’t wait to see the videos!

  17. Linda Keener October 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Like 1 & 4 very nice!!

  18. Erin October 10, 2012 at 6:19 pm #

    Four is by far the best one. Three second best.

  19. Connie Tebyani October 10, 2012 at 7:38 pm #

    My favorites are actually mixing them:
    I LOVE the top in #2 on you, but not with those pants. They’re great pants, but too loose & long for a video shoot. They make you look bottom-heavy – put top #2 w/ pants in #3

    & then set #4 would be the runner up

    (Sorry, it’s the Designer in me ;)
    Can’t wait!

  20. Lisa @ Fit in the Midwest October 10, 2012 at 7:46 pm #

    I like 3 and 4 best!

  21. Laura October 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    If I have to choose … #4 is my favorite – especially the pant length. I also love the top in #3 – such great, bright colors on you.

  22. Sharon October 10, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

    Well, they all look great on you but I’ll chose #3 (HIIT) and #4 (pilates). Love the pant length on #4. The top on #2 looks like you’re going to fall out if you move to much. Just saying.

  23. Janice - The Fitness Cheerleader October 10, 2012 at 8:42 pm #

    I prefer #1 and #4

  24. Nicole October 10, 2012 at 8:49 pm #

    #1 for HIIT and #4 for pilates

  25. Whitney October 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    1 and 4 are definitely my favorites, especially while moving. I think the top on #2 is really flattering but would need to be matched with different pants.

    4 is the winner overall. Lookin’ good!

  26. LMF October 10, 2012 at 9:54 pm #

    #4 for sure! And #2.

  27. Bridget October 10, 2012 at 10:03 pm #

    #2 Great Color for you! #4 Love the fit!

  28. T marron October 10, 2012 at 11:12 pm #

    All look great. Like 3 and 4.

  29. Chel October 11, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    I’d say #2 and 4. Though I’m not a big fan of the top in #2.

  30. Kellie Hosaka October 11, 2012 at 12:36 am #

    Aloha Lisa,
    I like #3 & #4 the best! :)

  31. Jackie October 11, 2012 at 1:09 am #

    4

  32. Mary Saunders October 11, 2012 at 2:24 am #

    I like 3 the best because I like the contrast with your skin. #4 is next because it is the right amount of busy so if you bounce it won’t be distracting. I would select 3 for Pilates.

  33. Cari October 11, 2012 at 7:55 am #

    I like number 2 and number 4 :)

  34. Rachel Winstead October 11, 2012 at 8:43 am #

    #2 & #4 are my favs…they compliment your body well!

  35. Jodi October 11, 2012 at 8:58 am #

    I like 4 the best. Number 3 would be my second choice.

  36. susan October 11, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    I like 3 or 4 best

  37. Lauren @ mostly i run October 11, 2012 at 9:38 am #

    I think #4 and #3 look the best.

  38. Johanna October 11, 2012 at 9:39 am #

    4 is my favorite. I love the soft gentle green color.

  39. Becca October 11, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    4 is the best in my opinion. dont care for 2. like 4.

  40. Sarah Stanley October 11, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    I like #2. Black is always flattering :) Have fun on your shoot!

  41. Danny-J October 11, 2012 at 10:20 am #

    I like #3 and #4

  42. Crystal October 11, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    #2 for Pilates DVD
    #4 HIIT workout

  43. Kara Roessler October 11, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    Number 3 for SURE!!!!!!
    Have fun filming!! <3

  44. Connie October 11, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    #4 for sure

  45. Esther October 11, 2012 at 10:54 am #

    I like 4 best, then 3.

  46. Janna Willoughby-Lohr October 11, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    I love #1 & #4…#4 is my favorite. :)

  47. Lauren October 11, 2012 at 10:55 am #

    #4 is my fav! :)

  48. Rhonda B October 11, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    3 is my favorite and 4 is my second choice!!! Good Luck!

  49. Amber Mohr October 11, 2012 at 10:58 am #

    Four is my absolute favorite. It’s the one that most flatters you and let’s face it . . . we want to look flattering no matter what we are doing! :) I think the cropped pants are made for you! With that said, for outfit number two, I’d go with the top in picture one with another pair (or the same pair) of cropped pants. You go girl!

  50. Melonie October 11, 2012 at 10:59 am #

    #3 and #4….love the colors in #3!

  51. Ashley B October 11, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Definitely #4. First, the color works great with your skin tone and hair coloring. Second, the crop on the pants shows off leg definition.

  52. Sandi October 11, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    #4 I like the colors and the capri’s they seem like they would be much easier to move in.

  53. Carrie October 11, 2012 at 11:00 am #

    Four is definitely my favorite! I would say 3 is my second choice. Good luck with the video!!!

  54. Meghan Burns October 11, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    I like #3 for the Pilates and #2 for the HIIT! :) Good luck and can’t wait to see the outfits in action!

  55. Heather Alwine October 11, 2012 at 11:01 am #

    I like #s 3 and 4! :)

  56. Amanda W. October 11, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    I like #2 and #4, but you great in them all! :)

  57. Danielle October 11, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    #2 and #4 Look the best!

  58. Maggie October 11, 2012 at 11:06 am #

    I like 4. Congratulations on your video!

  59. Erin October 11, 2012 at 11:07 am #

    #4 translates best on camera I think

  60. Melanie October 11, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    I vote for #3 and #4!

  61. Shirie October 11, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Number 4

  62. Erica October 11, 2012 at 11:10 am #

    Top fav #4
    2nd fav #3

  63. Andrea October 11, 2012 at 11:11 am #

    I think #1 top with #3′s bottom would be a nice soft look. Think outfit #4 would be great for your HIIT video. No matter what you wear, enjoy the journey :)

  64. Alyssa Clader October 11, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I like #2 for Pilates and #4 for the HIIT workout!

  65. Lisa October 11, 2012 at 11:18 am #

    I like #4 best and #3 would be my second choice. #4 is nice because it shows off your calves so if the focus of the video goes to your legs, I think showing a bit of leg muscle is a good thing.

  66. Sherry October 11, 2012 at 11:19 am #

    #1 and #4 (love the green in four)

  67. Jody October 11, 2012 at 11:22 am #

    3 for pilates, 4 for HIIT

  68. Alexa October 11, 2012 at 11:23 am #

    Definitely 3 or 4. Like how the top on #3 makes your shoulders look, but the pants are a little too long.

  69. Ticey Green October 11, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    3 & 4, although 3 is my very favorite :)

  70. Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb October 11, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    #3 =)

  71. Beth P October 11, 2012 at 11:28 am #

    Oh dear, I hate to shake the proverbial boat, but I really like the #2 top with #4 pant for HiiT, and pant #3 with top #4 for Pilates. But whatever you choose, I’m sure you’ll look faboo! Can’t wait to see the DVDs!

  72. Georgann October 11, 2012 at 11:31 am #

    Lisa, I like 3 & 4.

  73. Kim October 11, 2012 at 11:37 am #

    #3 is my first choice and then #2

  74. Trina Thome October 11, 2012 at 11:40 am #

    Number 4, I am a capri lentgh girl!

  75. Jenna October 11, 2012 at 11:46 am #

    #4 for HIIT and either 2 or 3 for pilates.

  76. Melissa Burton October 11, 2012 at 12:16 pm #

    I think number 4 is best. They all look great, but number 4 just really works for me.

  77. Pat October 11, 2012 at 12:17 pm #

    #2 and #4 are my picks

  78. Trish October 11, 2012 at 12:18 pm #

    Number 4 is my first choice, then number 3. Good luck with your dvd’s!

  79. Andrea Jones October 11, 2012 at 12:27 pm #

    I like #4 first and #3 second. Have fun making your videos. You will be great!

  80. Melissa Burton October 11, 2012 at 12:33 pm #

    Goofed needed to pick two! I just liked number 4 so much that is all I wrote. So for the other pick, I like 2. :)

  81. Kristen Titus October 11, 2012 at 12:41 pm #

    I like 3 and 4 best. 3 for pilates and 4 for HIIT. Best of luck on your videos – how exciting!

  82. Beth October 11, 2012 at 1:06 pm #

    #4 then #3 – super cute – good luck with the DVD

  83. Shira October 11, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    first of all, I think you look great in all of the outfits. but in terms of fitness videos, the more we can see of your body in order to learn the movements, the better. So my top picks are #2 and #4. While #3 is very pretty, the dramatic print might compete with you for attention while all eyes should be focused on you and what you are trying to teach us. that’s my two cents as a PR person! :)

  84. Laurie n October 11, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    4

  85. Michelle October 11, 2012 at 2:01 pm #

    Number 3&4. Number 4 is my favorite. I like the natural hues & the fitted capri pants!

  86. Lisa October 11, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    4!

  87. Wonder S. October 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    I think #3 and #4 as a second choice. I love the brightness of it and the other 3 choices, seem to make you not stand out as much. You are in the spotlight, so command that attention :)

  88. Britt October 11, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    #1 and #4. Watching the video changed my vote — good idea!

  89. Katrina October 11, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    I like #4 the best!

  90. Alexis October 11, 2012 at 9:15 pm #

    I like #4 the best. Great colors and movement.

  91. Katherine Carty October 11, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    I like 4 for the Pilates, and 3 for HIIT

  92. Marcia October 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm #

    Lisa – you’ll be strong and gorgeous no matter what. But 2 and 4. The others are going to cause you to fuss as they pull down over your hips. And I think (for that same reason – pulling over your hips) they may make it more difficult to see the specifics of your movement. But either way, wear the smile and it will go wonderfully!

  93. Lisa Johnson October 11, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    awh, Marcia, thank you. :-) The answers throughout this thread are so positive, I really appreciate them all! And Keep ‘em coming!

  94. Katie October 12, 2012 at 12:00 am #

    #3!

  95. Jacqui October 12, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    I like no 4 for pilates + no 2 for HIIT.

  96. Anna October 12, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    I love #3! The blue is gorgeous! My second choice is #4 as I also think the capris are great!

    I want to win! I’ve been following you for a while through my own journey. I’ve lost 100 lbs and I could really use some smaller workout clothes!

  97. Lisa Johnson October 12, 2012 at 9:35 am #

    Oh wow Anna, amazing!!! Congrats on the 100 pound weight loss. :-) L–

  98. kia October 12, 2012 at 9:54 am #

    #4 you look great in green

  99. Leslie Doyle October 12, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    3 & 4 best. Good luck!

  100. cindy b October 12, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    #2 is my fav but they are all super cute! thanks for the fun contest! xo

  101. Phil October 12, 2012 at 11:35 am #

    Number 3, please.

  102. Niurka October 12, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

    Its between 2 and 4.

  103. Feather October 12, 2012 at 4:44 pm #

    I love #4 on you. My second choice is #3.

  104. Joe Cascio October 12, 2012 at 5:02 pm #

    #3 and #4. No question. BTW, you look fantastic in the video. I can really see the difference!

  105. Lisa Johnson October 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    Hi everyone!!! We’ve picked a winner! It’s Pat! Pat we have your email and we’ll be contacting you shortly. THANK YOU SO MUCH TO EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED AND LEFT A COMMENT. REALLY APPRECIATE IT!!

  106. Jenn M. October 12, 2012 at 6:06 pm #

    I think I’m still making the cut-off for the contest. I think 1 and 4 go best with your coloring. I say 1 for Pilates and 4 for HIIT.

  107. Miriam October 12, 2012 at 6:41 pm #

    # 4!

  108. Kurt Lao November 15, 2012 at 2:57 am #

    I hope I’m not too late Lisa=) It’s number 3 for me.

  109. Kurt Lao November 15, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    Oh sorry, I just read the last paragraph. I guess I was too late. Anyway I still vote number 3=)

  110. Lisa Johnson November 16, 2012 at 11:33 am #

    No worries Kurt, yes, we’ve actually already shot the video. :-)

  111. Sameer April 3, 2013 at 3:23 pm #

    I would like to go with #4.

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