Heart Rate Monitor Giveaway

Posted: May 12, 2011 at 6:13 pm

I told you I had two great giveaways coming your way this week! First, a giveaway for an awesome workout top (winner will be announced with this winner in Saturday's post). Now, a giveaway for a heart rate monitor! Oh yes, my friends. Oh yes.

When Sportline offered me the chance to share my thoughts on the Duo Women’s heart rate monitor, I said HECK TO THE YEA “Sure!”. <--- Trying to act demure, ya know?


I think heart rate monitors are great tools to use for fitness goals. They allow you to more accurately know the intensity level in which you are working. This helps, because you can pace yourself better…or know when to kick it up a notch. 😉

The Duo Women’s heart rate monitor is a great item. It is made for women so it has a slimmer wrist band to not feel so bulky. You can use the heart rate monitor with or without a chest strap. The chest strap allows for a continuous heart rate display, or you can use the sensors on the watch to get a reading. The readings will also let you know the % of your maximum heart rate, a fat burning zone, and if you hit your target heart rate. All in all, it’s a great little gadget.

And you have the chance to win one! You can enter by doing the following:

  • Comment on this post telling me one way you like to workout smarter.
  • Tweet the giveaway – I’m trying to win a free heart rate monitor from @TinaFFF and @SportlineRocks! - http://bit.ly/jN3dgD

The giveaway will end on Saturday morning at 10 am EST. Good luck!!!


151 Comments to “Heart Rate Monitor Giveaway”
  1. Jeannie says:

    I like to workout smarter by alternating high intensity and low intensity cardio workouts to allow time for full recovery. The high intensity workouts boost my max cardio output and endurance as well as increase the metabolic furnace. However, my body needs recover from these workouts with lower intensity but I like to keep moving to keep the blood flowing and fresh oxygen to the muscles and tissues to aide repair. I also strength train at least 2 to 3 days a week to prevent muscle loss from aging, decrease osteoporosis, and keep the metabolism running high.

  2. I like to alternate my running to every other day to make sure that I don’t get overuse injuries. I also like to make sure I pay a good amount of attention to strength training as I do to cardio workouts. Strong muscles are just as important as burning calories and staying fit!

  3. Recently I have made my workouts smarter by finally realizing and understanding that every single workout does not have to be all out, and that rest days are absolutely essential! For the last few months, running has been exhausting and my legs are so heavy and tired. I know it’s because I was not allowing myself a rest day…basically ever… of course my body was screaming to take it down a notch! I am now taking 1-2 rest days a week and only doing high-intensity 2 or 3 days per week 🙂

  4. Danica says:

    I exercise smarter lately by really trying to mix up my workouts each day/week; running, walking, different strength training moves, elliptical, stair master, kickboxing, P90X, yoga, biking/cycling, aerobics, etc…this way I don’t get bored (which happens to me so quickly when exercising), and I get a great variety of workouts!

  5. Delinda (Dee) Clark says:

    I like to work out smarter by listening to my body. How I do that two ways 1) I work out at 5:00 a.m. because I know 100% that after a long day of working in Corporate America, I would never be able to drag my hiney into the gym. 2) I’ve recently started lifting heavy free-weights and when my body tells me it is tired, I simply don’t work-out; it is rare but I know if I push it that is when I will get injured because I’ve done that way too many times. I lift heavy M, W and Friday then I rest, rest and rest some more on the off days, to let my body recover. Now that I’m almost 40 years old, I have to listen to my body and boy do I wish I would have started working out smarter a long time ago!

  6. Trisha says:

    I love monitoring my heart rate, but I haven’t been able to get one with a chest strap for consistent readings. This would be great! When i can train according to my heart rate, i get so much more out of my workout

  7. Chrissi says:

    I would work out smarter with this lovely new heart rate monitor 🙂 It would also help if I had planned my workouts better before I walked into the gym 🙂 Great giveaway, thanks for hosting!

  8. Michelle says:

    I love going to group fitness classes!

  9. Jocelyn says:

    I just started doing HIIT! it’s a great timesaver!

  10. I would LOVE a HR monitor! I think that alone is a great way to workout smarter.. to keep track of my heart rate and know when I can push myself further and also know how to fuel my body with it!

  11. I workout smart by LOVING what I do! Then I put 10x more effort into it! 😀

  12. Lenna says:

    I think the smartest thing I started doing was adding a rest day into my workout routine. It really helped me!

  13. I’ve always wanted a heart rate monitor! One way I workout smarter is by mixing up my cardio-heavy workout routine with a few days of strength training every week.

  14. Kate says:

    I’m try to work out smarter by getting help from people who know what they’re doing, since I’m still pretty new. I just signed up for a month of personal training sessions at my gym!

  15. I work out smarter by fueling my body adequately and making sure I take at least one rest day a week–more if I need it

  16. I work out smart by listening to what my body is capable of on any given day. I like to think I can go all out hard core everyday, but some days I need to just move, not over exert myself.

  17. One way that I am learning to work out smarter is by challenging my body with a new switch up in routines and taking classes!

  18. Genie says:

    I like to work out smarter by resting when I need it! It makes for stronger lifting in the gym! 🙂

  19. i work out smarter by pushing myself, but always listening to my body and taking breaks when i NEED them.

  20. Caitlin says:

    For me- one way to work out smarter is by listening to my body and not over doing it- I need to find my balance of working out enough and not becoming obsessive, because that isn’t helping my body either.

  21. Brooke says:

    call me crazy but i like intervals. i can feel myself getting faster and i also feel like i get more for my “money” out of an interval workout.

  22. Brooke says:

    tweeted ( @smartstrongsexy )

  23. I listen to my body about when I need rest days (or 3!). I also keep track of my shoe mileage to make sure I’m switching when I need to.

  24. Nicole says:

    I am working out smarter by incorporating weight lifting into my cardio workouts. Plus I have increased my cardio workouts by starting to run thanks to your blog.

  25. Emily S. says:

    I work out smarter by doing what I know works best for my body-lifting weights. I do shorter cardio like HIIT and then get right down to lifting because doing cardio for longer, while great for my heart, just does not do much for my waistline.

  26. Holly says:

    Working out smarter…. I’ve been trying to warm up before doing my bodyrock.tv workouts. I used to go into the intense workouts with nothing more than a few seconds of stretching, but by warming up before working out and getting in a good stretch afterwards, my muscles are thanking me 🙂

  27. Emily says:

    I think a heart rate monitor would help me work out smarter, because I have no idea what my heart rate is when I work out now! eek!

  28. Emily says:

    I like to switch up my workouts to keep my body guessing and so that I don’t plateau or get burnout out. That’s one of the ways I work out smarter.

  29. Emily says:

    also, I tweeted 🙂


  30. I’d love to win a heart rate monitor – I have a really old one that only works when its in a good mood.

  31. sami says:

    I work out smarter by doing intervals, rather than spending hours on the treadmill at a time. Bringing my heart rate up and down quickly and repetitively is much more efficient and I save tons of time! 🙂

  32. runblondie26 says:

    I love my HRM! It really helps when I’m working out it the heat and humidity and all all PRE goes out the window. I currently have a Polar and Garmin w/ HRM strap. it would be great to add another one with different features.

  33. Jessie says:

    My son is 14 months old and I’m trying my hardest to lose weight and get healthy so that I can be the best mom to him. I’ve always hated exercise, but I’ve been going on long walks with him every day. A heart rate monitor would be a great asset to me; heart problems run in my family and I’d love to be able to monitor my heart rate during my walks. Thank you for having this giveaway!

  34. i stretch after every run to avoid pulled muscles

  35. Absolutely addicted to Nike+. It talks to me while I’m running, and then I can follow all of my ridiculous self-challenges on their site.

  36. Tania says:

    i love doing cardio intervals and inclines on machines, keeps things interesting and goes by quickly!

    p.s. absolutely love your site Tina!! your kiddos are just adoreable, and your posts are always so well written and full of great content 🙂 keep up the fabulous work !!

  37. Kristen says:

    Awesome! This would be beneficial for me because I know I need to push myself harder, and seeing my stats right in front of me would definitely be a motivator.

  38. I have been working out smarter by using “my fitness pal” online to track workout and what i’m eating! holds me accountable! i have really enjoyed reading your blog and your journey is inspiring!

  39. I would love to win a heart rate monitor. I pretty much cannot work out without an HRM because my heart rate is scary fast, and I have to make sure I don’t let it hit 190. Also, I can set the cardio machines to keep my heart rate at a steady level, so the machine will actually vary the intensity for me. My HRM is on its last leg, and I need to buy a new one soon, but winning one would be even better!!

  40. Cindy says:

    I just started doing Crossfit….that is WAY smarter than the things I have been spinning my wheels with at the gym! I would love this HRM…mine died when I was pregnant with Josh

  41. Flor says:

    I like to workout smarter by buying running shoes, a special bra and a heart rate monitor.

  42. Dena B says:

    I workout daily but I never know how hard or if im in the correct zone so this would really help me understand if im giving enough effort…fun giveaway

  43. Emily says:

    I workout smarter by planning my workouts at the beginning of the week. It’s much easier to stick with them when I have a plan. 🙂

  44. Emily says:


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