Win-It Wednesday Rochester Friends Local Giveaway

Happy Win-It Wednesday, fellow FIT BFFs! I’m celebrating my 3rd Blogiversary all month with some amazing giveaways.

Today I’m excited to announce some generous prizes for my local reader friends in Rochester, MN. I’m delighted to have more great gifts this week, generously provided by a few of my favorite businesses in town.

1-Hour Session with Health Coach Christy Olson

Christy Olson, health coach at Your Inner Sanctum has walked beside me throughout my weight loss journey. Her wisdom opened my eyes to thoughts I’d never before considered as we navigated our way through the struggles and issues that contributed to my obesity. I think back to my first session with her five years ago and am still using strategies she encouraged me to employ to manage my time back then…they were just that good!

As stated on her website, Christy can help you develop a plan to deal with acute or chronic illness, weight loss, stress, or addiction issues. Health coaching can also help if you are feeling overwhelmed, having trouble making decisions or sticking to goals you’ve set, or are just looking for meaning and purpose in your life.

45-minute Reiki Session with Intuitive Reading by Cody

My Reiki healing sessions with Cody Cooper at A New Beginning have had a profound impact on my ability to see the whole picture, to focus on what’s truly important. I left sessions feeling more relaxed, more energized than I ever imagined, experiencing a glowing kind of radiance within.

I’ve made deep and significant connections in my spiritual life as a direct result of just a few sessions. I found balance I never expected, a new level of enthusiasm for life and others around me. Cody has many outstanding gifts as healer, teacher, psychic and divine channel to list a few. He has strong spiritual connections which allow him to intuitively heal with messages of light, love and energy from higher light beings. Friends, he is the real deal; some of the messages he shared with me have changed my life in ways that can’t be explained any other way but miraculous!

60-minute Massage by Matt

Following massages from Matt Ebeling at A New Beginning, I’ve experienced significant relief from chronic pain associated with injuries I sustained from a car accident. I’ve also utilized his sports specific massage to ease the effects of wear and tear following multiple marathons/half marathons. The reprieve and alleviation of discomfort was such a gift…it all drifted away leaving relaxation and ease in its place.

Matt always asks great questions before massage to determine any specific needs or issues. He is talented in multiple massage modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, sports specific, myofascial release, and hot stone.


Cody and Matt were recently featured in Rochester Woman Magazine for their incredible work at A New Beginning and, incidentally, you might recognize that calm, peaceful gal on the table! Check out their website for the full array of their products and services.

3 One-Day Guest Passes to the RAC

The Rochester Athletic Club is literally my home away from home! I remember feeling so intimidated the day I walked in the door, but that quickly faded away, replaced by empowerment and newfound confidence. I’m grateful to have such a beautiful facility so close to home with an endless list of equipment, classes, ammenities and services…a person could literally walk through that door every day for a year and not do the same thing twice! That’s what keeps me coming back for more, I’m never bored or stuck because there’s always someone with words of encouragement or something new to inspire me. The staff treat you like family which makes a person want to return again and again. Check out the RAC’s website for all the great things they offer!

Many thanks to these generous folks & businesses for providing such great gifts, time and talent!

This giveaway is for local residents of Southeastern Minnesota. If you live close enough to make use of one of these prizes, you are eligible!

To enter, simply leave a comment below with a topic you’d like to read more about in FIT BFFs 4th year between now and midnight Tuesday evening, July 25th.

Want extra entries? You can earn an additional entry for:

Six randomly selected winners with be announced on Win-It Wednesday, July 26th. Thanks for entering and good luck!

28 thoughts on “Win-It Wednesday Rochester Friends Local Giveaway

  1. Your recent ‘travel hacks’ blog was another great one! I love learning new tips/tricks about time saving techniques. I also like hearing about new products that you like. Your stamp of approval saves me lots of research time! Thanks for being an on-going inspiration!:)

  2. I’d love this package! It would be great to hear about ways you fit in a work out when time(or energy) are not on your side. Also, what did you/have you done when your weight plateaus?

  3. Hey Carla! Congratulations on your anniversary and in your amazing journey! Thanks for sharing with others with these great giveaways!

  4. Love reading about your adventures! I would love easy, few ingredient, healthy recipes. I also need ideas of how to find more routine in my work out times. Life is so crazy, I am NOT a morning person, and trying to sneak them in can be tough and especially hard not to feel guilty for taking the me time even though I know it is a necessity.

  5. Hello Carla,
    I am so proud of all that you have accomplished and all that you are still accomplishing. I would love some recipes with healthy alternatives.

  6. I would love more ideas to keep motivated. I’m goal oriented. For example getting that Fitbit per your recommendation was a great way to keep up my daily/weekly steps. Looking for that next ‘thing’ to work towards…

  7. What a cool giveaway! I would love possible family friendly recipes for picky eaters. And always looking for creative new ways to stay motivated 🙂

  8. I love learning about how you fit exercise in to your relaxation/family rejuvenation times! More, more, more!

  9. Congratulations Carla, this is awesome! You do a great job covering health issues from good to activity. I would be interested in learning more about nutrition and exercise for beginners. 😉

  10. Carla, you are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your journey! A topic I would like to hear about is how to stay on track when travelling!

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