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Review & Giveaway: Nuru Exercise Anywhere Cards

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I’ve been falling short on one of my goals. No, not a weight loss goal, or a fitness goal but a blog goal. I wanted to share some fun workout ideas and I haven’t posted any since November! Yea… I need to get on that! I think I’ll ask my trainer today if he’ll help give me some ideas.

In the mean time I have a product review and giveaway that that may help on the workout front. Crystalee emailed me way back in Jan (see I’m just behind on everything) asking if I’d review the Nuru Exercise Anywhere cards. They are small, take anywhere, exercise instructions on a set of cards that are held together by a key ring. I have to admit for such a tiny package they pack a bunch of information on there. Yet they are still easy to read and use.

Nuru Exercise Anywhere cards

The deck starts out by giving you information on "the basics" and then goes through every muscle group.

  • Chest
  • Back
  • Lower Body
  • Shoulders
  • Arms
  • Abs
  • Even "Cardio Lab"

There is an introduction to each muscle group with illustrations and multiple exercises. Most of the exercises use your own body weight as resistance or simple dumbbells. So you could literally do them anywhere.

Crystalee was nice enough to send me 5 decks for a giveaway so you all could give them a try yourselves. Leave a comment and I’ll randomly pick 5 winners and announce in this weeks Thursday Thoughts post. Note: one packet will be open as I opened one to for the review.

Good luck and happy exercising! :)




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Discussion

There are 188 comments so far.

    Robin

    March 9, 2009

    Pick me! Pick me! :)

    Lacey

    March 9, 2009

    I’m in a total exercise slump, these look like they may do the trick to spruce up my workouts! I can never remember what I am supposed to do, so having these little cards should do the trick!

    LeeAnn

    March 9, 2009

    Ooh, these sound like fun. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Stephanie

    March 9, 2009

    Hi Roni! I was in an exercise slump and then I joined Jazzercise. Jazzercise is aerobic and strength training, it’s awesome! I highly recommend it!

    Mary

    March 9, 2009

    I’m like Lacey…I always forget the stages of an exercise, these might help me with my memory issues!

    Jill

    March 9, 2009

    I bet these are very handy. Seems like a good idea! I followed in your footsteps last night and started running 1 minute- walk 1 1/2 minutes. By the end of the half hour I was running two minutes walking 1 minute. This was a huge step for me. It broke up the monotony of walking and made the time fly. Thanks for your tips!

    Beth

    March 9, 2009

    Oooh! This would really help motivate me to exercise somewhere other than the gym!

    Melissa

    March 9, 2009

    I would love to win!!! Wish Me Luck:)
    Thanks Roni!

    Celia

    March 9, 2009

    They sound neat – I have been looking for cross-training ideas to work in with my running!

    Amy

    March 9, 2009

    this is just what i need.. I’m in a slump…. Help

    Dodi

    March 9, 2009

    They look great. Pick me.

    Emily

    March 9, 2009

    Oh I would love to try these! They would be especially handy since I travel a lot. :D

    Amy

    March 9, 2009

    What a cool giveaway! Hope I win! ;)

    Donna

    March 9, 2009

    They sound perfect. Thanks for the great review. I’m in! :)

    Amy (yet another one...)

    March 9, 2009

    These look really interesting!

    Leah

    March 9, 2009

    Sounds great for our upcoming vacations!

    Jackie

    March 9, 2009

    These look great, I’d love them! : )

    Jennifer

    March 9, 2009

    Oh, I’d love to have these! :)

    Melissa

    March 9, 2009

    Hi Ronnie!! Love your site. Its so motivating and informative. Keep it coming. Thanks!

    Hallie

    March 9, 2009

    I so want these cards! Smart marketing, NURU people….

    Melissa

    March 9, 2009

    Oh, and I would also love to have these cards!! ; )

    Shannon

    March 9, 2009

    ewww, I want some exercise cards!

    Lauren P

    March 9, 2009

    What a great idea!

    Tammy

    March 9, 2009

    I’d like some exercise cards too!

    Kat

    March 9, 2009

    I wouldn’t mind giving these a try. I like that you said they use your own body weight as resistance so that you could do them anywhere.

    Janna

    March 9, 2009

    Hey…why not? I will throw my name in! Glad you had such a fun & productive weekend!

    Amanda

    March 9, 2009

    Oooh cool! What a neat idea!!!

    Please pick me!!! :)

    Racquel

    March 9, 2009

    I would love to have these. Please pick me!

    Ashley

    March 9, 2009

    Yay! I love giveaways and, of course, your blog! The combination is always great!

    Lourdes

    March 9, 2009

    I would love that!

    Marie

    March 9, 2009

    Sounds like a neat tool. Pick me! :)

    Kim

    March 9, 2009

    Pick me!!

    Holly

    March 9, 2009

    These sound cool, I might have to pick some up…that is if I don’t win! :)

    Thanks for having such a awesome blogs. I’m enjoying following you on twitter.

    kellybones

    March 9, 2009

    These are AWESOME! How neat!

    Christine

    March 9, 2009

    Those look awesome! Whoever gets them is super lucky!

    Michelle

    March 9, 2009

    What a great tool to have at your fingertips! or keyring! Thanks Roni.

    Anne Marie

    March 9, 2009

    how awesome are these cards!?

    Kris

    March 9, 2009

    Such a great idea! Seems like great motivation and a way for me to learn more. I am definitely thinking about purchasing these.

    Annalisa

    March 9, 2009

    I would love to use these!

    D.Fine09

    March 9, 2009

    These would be great on the go. Well off to make some banana chocolate chip oatmeal cups.

    I would really love to win these!

    Kate

    March 9, 2009

    Great idea!

    Anne K.

    March 9, 2009

    These look so cool!

    Nicole

    March 9, 2009

    I’d like to enter!
    Thanks!

    Lynn P.

    March 9, 2009

    Thank you for the contest Roni- please pick me, pick me!

    Faith

    March 9, 2009

    I’d love one of these–just the thing to get me motivated!

    Faith

    Great idea!

    Kara

    March 9, 2009

    Please choose me!

    stacey

    March 9, 2009

    Pretty awesome! I’ve been looking for some exercises I could possibly do in my office. These sound like just the thing.

    suzanne

    March 9, 2009

    Ooh i’d love some of these ;)

    kilax

    March 9, 2009

    Oh cool! I saw those in one of my magazines, I think :)

    Bonnie

    March 9, 2009

    Here’s my comment…..thanks!

    Kristy

    March 9, 2009

    Me me me!!

    Christine

    March 9, 2009

    I am feeling lucky!

    Alisha

    March 9, 2009

    Very interesting……why didn’t I come up with that? lol I’d love to have some.

    Megan

    March 9, 2009

    Sounds like a great tool!

    Jill Marie

    March 9, 2009

    pick me pick me! lol :)

    Jill Marie

    March 9, 2009

    Sounds pretty Cool! Pick me Pick Me! :) hehe

    Mary McLain

    March 9, 2009

    Throwing my hat into the ring…. Pick me!

    Christina

    March 9, 2009

    Those look so neat!

    Heidi

    March 9, 2009

    I’d love these! :)

    Abby

    March 9, 2009

    These look like so much fun!

    Smoochiefrog

    March 9, 2009

    I’d love to win these!

    Krista W.

    March 9, 2009

    pick me pick me :)

    Elaine

    March 9, 2009

    Yay! It’s getting warm outside, it would be great to take those to the park or even out in the yard!

    Jennifer

    March 9, 2009

    I hit my scary weight and need motivation. :)

    Allison

    March 9, 2009

    I want one! I’m ALWAYS on the go!

    Paula in Va

    March 9, 2009

    Since I have dumbbells and don’t know what to do with them………….count me in too!

    Alyssa

    March 9, 2009

    These look great for travel! Hope I win!

    Crystal A

    March 9, 2009

    They sound very handy! I woud love some!

    Kate

    March 9, 2009

    Sounds Great!

    Kris

    March 9, 2009

    Cool. We camp almost every weekend during the summer and that might be a fun way to exercise and not carry a bunch of eqt. Cool idea.

    Farrah

    March 9, 2009

    I would love these!

    Skyler Clark

    March 9, 2009

    From a former GNC manager. Please keep it up. Information is key and if you are willing to share you may influence others.

    Mandi

    March 9, 2009

    add me to the list! sounds like a very cool idea!

    Renda

    March 9, 2009

    Very functional idea.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Beth

    March 9, 2009

    These look really user-friendly- good for me!

    BJ

    March 9, 2009

    Help get me started!

    brooks

    March 9, 2009

    Love your site! I’d love to win the cards!

    Michele

    March 9, 2009

    These are really cool! I could totally use them!

    Kim

    March 9, 2009

    Hi Roni!

    Those exercise cards sound great!! :) I’m always looking for new exercises to do!

    Elaina

    March 9, 2009

    These look very cool count me in!

    Katie

    March 9, 2009

    I would love these – they sound perfect for taking to the gym!

    Arlene

    March 9, 2009

    I’d love to finally win something — and exercise anywhere cards would come in handy at work and at the Boyfriend’s! :D

    Tanya

    March 9, 2009

    Very Cool! Count me in!

    Priyanka

    March 9, 2009

    This looks like an interesting giveaway!

    Stacy

    March 9, 2009

    These look like something different I could really use to “shake” things up. I’d love to win them! :)

    Jill

    March 9, 2009

    Count me in!

    Carol

    March 9, 2009

    These sound great!

    Tricia

    March 9, 2009

    These look awesome! I hope I win a deck. Thanks, Roni!

    Alicia

    March 9, 2009

    These sound amazing! I would love to use those at the gym or when I am on the road traveling!

    Chicky

    March 9, 2009

    Count me in!! Should be good for me.

    Paula

    March 9, 2009

    I’d love to try these!

    runnin4fun

    March 9, 2009

    I could really use these! Just starting to try out some strength training and muscle isolation exercises(only run up until now!)

    Tammy

    March 9, 2009

    These sound really helpful and I need the help!!!

    Jessica

    March 9, 2009

    Oooh oooh, I’ve heard of these. Enter me in the drawing please!

    Shannon

    March 9, 2009

    sounds like just the thing!

    Jeanne

    March 10, 2009

    These sound like something I could use!

    Heather

    March 10, 2009

    These look like fun! :)

    Lynette S

    March 10, 2009

    OHHH! I could totally use these, I have begun to bike again and could use some pointers on other exercises. Pick me!

    Hollie

    March 10, 2009

    Yay for exercise! These seem so handy!

    Julie

    March 10, 2009

    These sound awesome!

    Berni

    March 10, 2009

    Sounds perfect for me!

    Jennie

    March 10, 2009

    Ooooh I’d like to enter too:)

    Christy

    March 10, 2009

    These sound great! I would love to try them out too.

    Erin

    March 10, 2009

    I’m in!! :)

    Tina

    March 10, 2009

    these sound great! especially to substitute a personal trainer and make sure you are exercising correctly and effectively. Thanks!!

    Lisa

    March 10, 2009

    This would be great to win!!!! Here’s to crossing my fingers that I win…

    Courtney

    March 10, 2009

    LOOK AT ME! Here I am! The winner of the “Exercise Anywhere” Cards!
    Thanks for all that you do Roni- you’re my inspiration. (I’d say that anyway even if I don’t win the giveaway)
    Keep on Keepin’ on! (love that…)

    Dana

    March 10, 2009

    These cards would be great to have in my purse for an anywhere workout! :-) Please pick me random integar! :-)

    housewifeheather

    March 10, 2009

    I hope I win these!

    Lisa

    March 10, 2009

    Just hoping today will be my lucky day! :)

    Emily

    March 10, 2009

    Sounds great Roni!! =)

    Kelly

    March 10, 2009

    I’m in!

    Jenni

    March 10, 2009

    Great little weight loss extra. Thanks for the give away.

    LaDonna F

    March 10, 2009

    I’m always at a lose when it comes to weights so these would be a big help. Please enter me into the drawing. Thanks :)

    Bethany

    March 10, 2009

    Awesome giveaway! This would save me from getting bored with my strength routine at the gym!

    Karen

    March 10, 2009

    These cards look great. I often cut out workouts from magazines and keep them in a folder for future inspiration. They’re not easily portable though. The cards look like a good idea to keep right in your gym bag!

    Kathy Kru

    March 10, 2009

    Love your site and I’d love to win!

    Jessica

    March 10, 2009

    Awww. I’m so far down here! I’ll take the open one!

    Irina

    March 10, 2009

    Looks awesome. I am sure they would be really helpful

    Chantal

    March 10, 2009

    Hello Roni,

    I would love to get the cards. Count me in :-)

    Chantal

    Jill

    March 10, 2009

    These sound neat! Thank you for giving them away!

    Jessi

    March 10, 2009

    Pick Me! :) These cards sound great!

    Lori L.

    March 10, 2009

    So handy! Pick me!

    jamie

    March 10, 2009

    Curious as to whether these contain common sense stuff we all know or information that can help with exercises I’m currently doing.

    Stacey

    March 10, 2009

    very cool! would love to get my hands on a set of those!!!

    Stacey

    March 10, 2009

    I would love to get my hand on a set of those cards!!

    Kate

    March 10, 2009

    What a cool product! I’d love to win. *fingers crossed*

    Vicki

    March 10, 2009

    Sounds like the help I need to get in shape to be a full time baby sitter for a grandbaby!

    Tracy

    March 10, 2009

    Sign me up…I have to stay in a hotel for 4 days in April and these would be great to work out in my room!

    Krista S.

    March 10, 2009

    Funny how when you (or anyone else) has a give away, the blog comments add up like wild fire. That’s amusing to me. Anyway, I just wanted to say that I laughed out loud when I saw “Crystalee” because my name is the same only separate “Krista Lee” and I would always change the “i” to a “y” in highschool because I thought it looked cool. Haha. Cool cards, btw.

    Brette

    March 10, 2009

    Ooh they sound perfect!!

    Anso

    March 10, 2009

    Hi Roni. I’m new to your blog and have been enjoying your videos a lot. :) Crossing my fingers and hoping I might be lucky in your draw.

    Karen

    March 10, 2009

    Sounds like a fantastic idea.

    Valerie

    March 10, 2009

    Here’s to hoping *fingers crossed*! Those exercise cards look like just the thing to use to kick start an exercise program. Thanks for offering this freebe!

    Vanessa

    March 10, 2009

    Hi Roni. I recently found your site and am now addicted. It is part of my daily reading. Anyway, I started my 80# weight loss journey this past January – doing pretty well so far. Exercise is an issue as I work out of the home with a 2hr commute, have 2 small children and a husband – so maybe 3 children ;-) If there is anyway to get my exercise in, this could just be the ticket – something I can do in my office, with the door closed, at lunch.

    Hope you pick me!
    Vanessa.

    Kelsey

    March 10, 2009

    This sounds fantastic. Having kids, this would really help knowing that exercise is available anytime and anywhere. That’s smart!

    Brianne

    March 10, 2009

    These cards sound great!

    Katie

    March 10, 2009

    I love the idea, very cool!

    Karen

    March 10, 2009

    Hi Roni-

    I hoped you enjoyed the song suggestions I emailed to you last week.
    I enjoy reading your blog everything.

    Please keep us informed on how you like the exercise cards.

    best wishes-

    Karen

    Karen

    March 10, 2009

    oops

    I meant “every day”

    Colleen

    March 10, 2009

    These cards sound great and so are you for doing this Roni! My fingers are crossed.

    Cassie

    March 10, 2009

    I’d like to give these a try.

    ANDI

    March 10, 2009

    i’ve just started following your blog and started my own. i’m new to exercise, maybe 6 weeks and also started weight watchers. i love reading your posts!

    Shelly

    March 10, 2009

    I would love a set of these cards. I have a friend who would benefit greatly from this product.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Shelly

    ps..today is my birthday and I offically have lost 17 pounds only 3 more to go.

    Sue Hirsch

    March 10, 2009

    I would love those. I am diligently trying to keep my weight off and those would be so handy. Thank you.

    linda

    March 10, 2009

    If you ship to Europe – I want to win too :)

    Amy Faber

    March 10, 2009

    These sound great… I love that you can use them anywhere!!

    Anna

    March 10, 2009

    way cool!!

    becci

    March 10, 2009

    I could really use these Roni!!!!

    Rebecca

    March 10, 2009

    Pick me please. I saw these over on some other blogs as well I think I would kke these for circuit training.

    Christie

    March 10, 2009

    I’m in…

    amy

    March 10, 2009

    pick me!!!!

    Amie

    March 10, 2009

    These look great! No more excuses not to exercise :)

    Meg

    March 10, 2009

    I just recieved this awesome new workout machine in the mail yesterday that I ordered from an infomercial, it’s called the “ab circle pro” you may have seen it. It’s so much fun and I really think it’s going to pull me out of this exercise slump! It’s one of those things that you don’t have to do for too long to see results, which is perfect for me.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Courtney

    March 10, 2009

    I like the whole concept of the cards because I can tell you when I’m at the gym and everyone is doing the things I want to be doing, I kinda just do free weights stretch and head home, these cards would be super helpful because you can have a great strength session at the comfort of your home, or even if it’s a nice day you could go to a park and do it…

    I like them a lot. great idea

    kathy

    March 10, 2009

    Count me in…
    WOW there are a lot of names……I wonder what the odds are at being one of the random 5…:-))))

    sraikh

    March 10, 2009

    Sigh I never win but always try to leave comments :)

    Caylyn

    March 10, 2009

    This sounds like it would be very helpful to me!

    Jess' food Coma

    March 10, 2009

    Sounds like a great idea!!

    Linda

    March 10, 2009

    Wish me luck!

    Tiger G

    March 10, 2009

    I don’t even remember how to exercise, I’ve been pregnant so long.

    Amanda

    March 10, 2009

    Awesome idea! I’m looking for something I can grab and do during the day while I’m chasing my boys around!

    Amy

    March 10, 2009

    Looks like the odds are against me, but I DO read your blog every day (like, literally, I’ll check twice or three times if you haven’t updated yet). Can’t hurt to enter, right?

    Kelly Hensley

    March 11, 2009

    Would love to win!

    Maria

    March 11, 2009

    I want to win!!!!

    Joni

    March 11, 2009

    This seems like a pretty solid idea and only $9.95. Not bad. Be good to have at the hospital for the long overnights.

    MaryBe

    March 11, 2009

    My memory is horrible so these would be like flash cards lol!

    Angie D

    March 11, 2009

    I’d love to try the cards. I’m trying everything and anything at this point.

    Janice

    March 11, 2009

    These look really helpful. I would love to try them. I hope I win. Thanks Roni.

    deanna

    March 11, 2009

    ooohhhhhhhhh great giveaway!!! Looks like it would be a great thing to have on hand at the gym!!! Thanks for hosting this contest!

    Courtney

    March 11, 2009

    I’ve been hearing a lot about these lately, and they look pretty neat! Useful too, obviously!

    Inny

    March 11, 2009

    Sounds great! I just started a regular exercise routine, so these will be very useful!

    Toy

    March 11, 2009

    I’d like to try these! :)

    Evilwoman

    March 11, 2009

    Pick me!!! I’d love to try these!!!!!

    Lynn

    March 11, 2009

    Oh pick me! I love your website and those cards look like a good idea!

    Lara

    March 11, 2009

    I’d love to give these cards a try…they look so helpful!!

    Tammy

    March 11, 2009

    Ooo…oooo…pretty, pretty please with Splenda on top! :)

    Heather

    March 12, 2009

    Please pick me!!

    Jane Cameron

    March 12, 2009

    Gee, it would be so nice to have the instructions around when I’m at the gym!!!!

    Jane Cameron

    March 12, 2009

    It’s like having a trainer with you!

    mom

    March 12, 2009

    I say pick your mom and do it fairly. She could really use help in the exercise department.

    Erin

    March 12, 2009

    These look like they’d be very handy for differing workouts using all the muscle groups.

    Lisa

    March 12, 2009

    This is a very cool idea. I’d be interested in winning these!

    Heather

    March 12, 2009

    This sounds great!! I want one!!!

    Cheryl

    March 12, 2009

    these would be great for travel please enter me

    Dawn

    March 17, 2009

    These sounds awesome! Good luck to whomever gets picked!