WIN! “The Great Fitness Experiment” by Charlotte Hilton Andersen – DG Sell Out Day 5

The Dietgirl 10th Birthday Sell Out The prize:  One lucky winner will receive a copy of The Great Fitness Experiment: One Year of Trying Everything by Charlotte Hilton Andersen.

Available to readers from:  Worldwide

What the heck is it?
The Great Fitness Experiment is a new book inspired by Charlotte's mega popular blog of the same name. Here's the synopsis of the book:

Body image and fitness are hot topics for both men and women. The Great Fitness Experiment is a funny and informative guide through the morass of contradictory claims and information in today’s health- and fitness-obsessed world. Charlotte Hilton Andersen tries a new workout each month for a year in an attempt to discover what works, what doesn't, and what’s just plain weird. She delves into such subjects as the Action Hero Workout, Cross Fit Training, Going Vegan, Double Cardio, and others.

Interspersed between the chapters on the monthly experiments, Andersen offers personal essays on everything from her past experiences with eating disorders to testing the ugliest fitness shoes on the planet to lesson about, as she puts it "what I’ve learned from being a girl in our body-obsessed culture."

She writes candidly about her history of anorexia, orthorexia, and "general-low-self-esteem-exia," including anecdotes about the effects of the health craze on her students, friends, and gym buddies.

The Great Fitness Experiment Why I dig it
I love Charlotte's writing, from her Huffington Post contributions to her amazing five posts a week on her own blog. Whether she's writing about fitness, topical issues or her own life, she moves from hilarious to poignant to utterly heartbreaking with great style.

Her book is fitness reference meets memoir, combining tales of her monthly fitness experiments (kettlebells, HIIT, Crossfit to name a few) with personal essays that explore her struggles with compulsive overexercising and disordered eating. The personal essays were my favourite part of the book – some were hilarious and some moved me to tears. It's about fitness with real heart and humanity behind it.

There is one copy of The Great Fitness Experiment to be won. Simply leave a comment on this blog entry to enter. Entries close Monday 31 January 2011 at 12PM GMT. Winners will be drawn at random. Click here to view terms and conditions of the Sell Out.

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171 thoughts on “WIN! “The Great Fitness Experiment” by Charlotte Hilton Andersen – DG Sell Out Day 5

  1. I want this book Shauna!!!! Happy 10th anniversary!!! 12lbs off in last 2 weeks!!! THE BEAST IS BACK!!! YAY!! X

  2. I love Charlotte’s blog. I’m very curious about her book but have a tight budget right now, so I’d love to have a copy.

  3. Uh huh uh huh uh huh! Now if only I could overexercise. So far from my sloth like nature….

  4. Ohhhh – this would be great! Thanks for the opportunity!

    Congratulaions on your 10 years of awesomeness!

    As my Nana would have said:
    Slainte mhor agus a h-uile beannachd duibh
    (Gaelic to English translation: Good health and every good blessing to you!)

  5. Happy Anniversary Shauna! This is the first I’ve heard of Charlotte, her blog and book – I’m intrigued and of course I’d love to win!

  6. Sounds like an awesome idea and can’t wait to read it. Will definitely buy the book (if I don’t win it!).

  7. This sounds like it’s not only a great read, but if I pay attention I may actually learn something :).

  8. Thanks to Facebook and a (now) mutual friend I’ve found your lovely blog! This book sounds really awesome! After surviving cancer twice, I’m on a mission to improve my health and I bet this book would be quite helpful. Looking forward to reading up your blog!

  9. Want! So very very much. Especially as someone who has discovered the joy of exercise (finally).

  10. I’m going to have to check out Charlotte’s blog. This is the first time I have heard about her.

  11. since I exercise a lot and struggle(d) with an eating disorder, this book has to be read by me… so- I wish I coud WIN

  12. This one sounds just fabulous. Followed your links and am now subscribing to ‘Experience Life’ magazine in electronic format – very excited. I hope to find some much needed weight loss lifestyle stories there to help with motivation. Thanks so much Shauna!

  13. As someone who struggled with an ED and compulsive exercising for over 12 years, I am dying to read this book!

  14. I recently just discovered her blog, and I agree, her writing is great. I hope I win this book!

  15. I love Charlotte’s blog and her witty sense of humour! I would love to win this book!

  16. I’ve been trying to figure out how to get this book in Australia without paying more for the actual shipping! I’m an avid follower and would love to read this.

  17. I gave this book to my mom and SIL and still haven’t gotten one for myself. I want to read it too!

  18. I’ve been following the Great Fitness Experiment blog for ages, I’d so love to win a copy of this book.

  19. Oh, this sounds bad but not sure if I already posted for this one or not. working with limited computer access so not up to scratch. if I did it twice, sorry.

  20. I love her blog and would love to win a copy of the book. Thanks for the opportunity. I read about your blog on her site. I enjoyed your post and will become a reader! Have a good day, Tess

  21. This sounds like a great prize. It’s definitely something I’ve been interested in trying out, but I’ve had no clue how to go about choosing a good coach.

  22. If her book is as comical, informative and thought provoking as her blog then I want to read.

  23. I would be interested to learn if Charlotte actually found something that worked for her! I hope the year of experimentation was not in vain, but I have to have the book to find out!

  24. This has hit a cord with me! I joined a new gym a few weeks a go and have having a go at every fitness class they do, then will move on to ice skating and the climbing wall!

  25. Looks fun. Will prob buy anyway, although a freebie is never turned down in this household….

    Big props to you for organising such a good giveaway.

    Lesley x

  26. Would love a go at his book. Wow a 100 and one comments. Guess people like you (couldn’t be because of your fabulous gifts ;-).

  27. Please enter me into the contest to win this book. I have really enjoyed your site. Great stories and pictures. Thank you for all your efforts and supporting ours.

  28. If this book inspires in the same way that Shauna’s book did then I will be massively inspired (but not actually massive) lady (and if I don’t win, I think I’m going to buy it anyway.)

  29. Oh, and congrats on the TEN years Shauna – that’s an awesome effort.
    (And I would like to win this book please)

  30. This book sounds really great. Will head over and check out her blog. Putting out good vibes I win this one πŸ™‚ Great giveaways thanks.

  31. I follow Charlotte’s blog and love how open and honest she has been about her diet/exercise addictions. I would love to have a copy of her book!

  32. Well if you are having her as a guest on Two Fit Chicks, she must be great. I would love to take a gander!