HIIT It book review

by purelytwins

We have been looking forward to sharing this post as it means a lot to share that our friend Gina, the Fitnessista, has a new book out!! We are so proud and excited for her and her book!!

Thank you Gina for sending us a book to review. We are honored.


HIIT it! book review

We are very lucky and blessed to have Gina in our life as a friend. She has been a huge inspiration for us. I (Michelle) remember the first time meeting Gina (which I was totally nervous about and felt like a big goof, but she is the sweetest thing ever!) We both took the raw chef course at 105 degrees in Oklahoma City back in the day…and have been friends ever since.

Like Gina, we love a good quick sweaty workout, a good glass of wine, yummy food, and spending time with family!

In the book Gina shares her story and how HIIT has helped her life. And we totally relate as we are the same #wethinkGinaisaourtriplet 🙂 She is a busy mom, personal trainer, runs an amazing blog and knows how precious times is. HIIT workouts are simply the best.

Love the name of the book too! HIIT IT!

The book has two parts: HIIT it Fitness and HIIT it diet.


Gina gives your workouts, workout schedules and a glossary of the moves. The book and schedules are easy to follow!

Basically everything you need to have for a complete workout program is in this book. Gina does a great job with helping you find your workout groove through HIIT workouts.


For the diet part Gina provides awesome tips and tools you need to make better choices in the kitchen.

Then the recipes…oh my. We knew Gina was talented in the kitchen! These recipes will blow you away!!

There are savory recipes and sweet ones! We beat you can guess which ones we are excited about 🙂 When our #21dsd is over we will be making macaroons!! Aka #thebestthingever

As we dream about macaroons we made the savory butternut squash bites.


Which was a good decision!

Simple to make and taste amazing. We loved the spices Gina used over the squash. Perfect dinner side dish!

We love the approach Gina has to her workouts and nutrition. It’s about balance. Keeping things simple. Focus on making positive lifestyle changes. We completely agree.Gina does a great job in explaining all about HIIT and why it’s important. How to do it right and make it work for  you! She shows you can have a busy life but you can still fit workouts in and eat balance meals to complement your training.

For those that need a little push to make better food choices or a kick in the butt to workout, YOU need this book – HIIT It!

We are offering the chance for YOU to win a copy!! GIVEAWAY CLOSED

HIIT It! Giveaway!

To enter, simply leave a comment on this post about why you’d like to win a copy of the book.

U.S. addresses only please — and the giveaway closes  on January 19th. We will announce the winner on Monday.

Thank you again Gina!! We are so proud of you!!



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Michelle January 16, 2015 - 9:17 am

I would love to incorporate more HIIT workouts since getting to the gym is difficult with such a busy schedule!!!

Lindsay @ A Runnaroundd Life January 16, 2015 - 9:28 am

Every blogger who has reviewed this book just raved about it. I would love to win it to get new workout and meal ideas!

Kristy E. January 16, 2015 - 9:32 am

I would love to win this to learn more about HIIT workouts and try out the recipes. Thank you for the giveaway!

Hannah Hurley January 16, 2015 - 9:55 am

That savory butternut squash looks so good. I would love to win this book because I am becoming short on time for my workouts and running is getting harder now that my daughter is getting older. I also really love The Fitnessista. I think she really knows her stuff! Thanks for the review ladies.

Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine January 16, 2015 - 10:22 am

Totally want to see how the book finally came together!

RH January 16, 2015 - 10:39 am

I’m getting bored with my current lifting routine and need some inspiration. Would love to win that book!

Barb Mc January 16, 2015 - 11:05 am

I’m interested in HIIT workouts and the food ideas are definitely needed!

Beth January 16, 2015 - 11:45 am

I would love to win this book because I love Gina and her blog!

sarah January 16, 2015 - 12:04 pm

Having a toddler and a set of 4 month twins, I don’t always have time to get on a computer to pull up workouts. Having it in book format would be so much easier and wouldn’t have to deal with my toddler pushing buttons.

Danielle Perrotta January 16, 2015 - 12:08 pm

Busy mom – Home with my three year old son. ‘HIIT IT’ seems like the perfect tool for people who are always on the go and want to maximize their workouts and burn calories!!

Ashley Orillion January 16, 2015 - 12:10 pm

I would love to win this book, as a busy PhD student , avid amateur chef and a fitness instructor of Capoeira I have been incorporating more and more hiit workouts into my day. I really appreciate the difference they have made in my training and my teaching methods. This book would help me with my purely fit life goals and healthy eating!! It would also help my students 🙂

Victoria Pierini January 16, 2015 - 12:16 pm

I AM A VERY MOTIVATING FITNESS Trainer at an All Womens Gym & Always looking for new exercises & LOVE to
“HEALTHAFIE” recipes 🙂 Have a Healthy Day

kate January 16, 2015 - 12:44 pm

The second gym I belong to has also closed in a period of less than two years I am beginning to believe I am not meant to get a good workout. With this book I would have ZERO excuses.

Tori L January 16, 2015 - 1:12 pm

I’d love to win to help me get back in shape after my baby is due in March!

Chatelaine January 16, 2015 - 1:51 pm

I’ve just recently discovered the beauty of HIIT workouts with Orange Theory. I’d love to learn more on how I can do this at home too 🙂

Paige c January 16, 2015 - 2:24 pm

I would love to win to have easy access to all her recipes and workouts, what she shares on her blog is awesome!

Kate January 16, 2015 - 2:59 pm

This book will help me keep my workouts diverse and exciting. Thanks for the giveaway!!

Kerry January 16, 2015 - 3:26 pm

I would love to win a copy because I love Gina’s blog and have heard SO many amazing things about this book!

Anna January 16, 2015 - 3:33 pm

I love planning workouts and am always keeping my eyes and ears open for new creative workouts that add variety! This book would be a perfect way to step up the intensity when we need some ideas!

Beverly Aragon January 16, 2015 - 3:57 pm

I just adore Gina, her blog and her lovely little family!! So incredibly proud of her latest accomplishment, and would love to get my hands on this book. HIIT workouts and macaroon recipes…be still, my heart 🙂

Sadie Sanborn January 16, 2015 - 5:39 pm

I would love to have this book as a resource after my baby makes her appearance! I’ll be adjusting to working out at home instead of the gym, and this would be an awesome tool in that transition process!

Audra January 16, 2015 - 6:00 pm

I love Gina’s blog and have tried many of her recipes and workouts and love them all!

Leah January 16, 2015 - 6:00 pm

I love Gina! I want to win the book for my sister. She travels a lot and I think the workouts would be perfect for her. I have my own copy and want to let others know how great it is!

melissa January 16, 2015 - 6:32 pm

I’d love to win b/c I bought the book and want one to give to a co-worker!!!

Brenda January 16, 2015 - 7:48 pm

I would like the book for the recipes. I need healthier foods in my life.

abbydumont January 16, 2015 - 8:09 pm

Love Gina and have been reading her blog forever too! I actually found you guys through her blog — I think it was a post on planking from way way back!

Lindsey F January 16, 2015 - 8:12 pm

I need a workout re-vamp to re-motivate me. The winter always slows me down and I want to take it up a notch.

Nik January 16, 2015 - 8:20 pm

I have been dying to try HIIT and am not sure where to start! I hope to win this and get some insight! Thank you for to giveaway opportunity!

Aimee January 16, 2015 - 8:28 pm

50lbs overweight, 3 kids, full time job and much more = desperate need for a workout that works in a short time and HIIT fits that bill!

Carissa Hall January 16, 2015 - 9:12 pm

To be honest, this last month has been terrible. I made new year’s resolutions to get healthy and lose weight. Nothing has worked. Unhealthy food addictions are truly hard to break. Maybe this book would inspire and give me the guidelines necessary to reach my goals.

Katie January 16, 2015 - 9:58 pm

I really enjoy making her recipes!

Kristin January 16, 2015 - 10:23 pm

I’d love to incorporate more HIIT workouts since my schedule is limited for workouts. Also, have recipes/meal plans to help with the added workouts with be nice.

Hayley January 16, 2015 - 11:09 pm

Would love to read this book- I could really use some new ideas and insight in this area. I love HIIT but am having trouble incorporating it into my schedule effectively.

Brittany @ Barr & Table January 16, 2015 - 11:13 pm

I’d love to win Gina’s new book because I’ve fallen into the “more is more” trap of working out and would love to really give a shot to working out less and getting better results. No need to give into all of the cardio!

Piper January 16, 2015 - 11:17 pm

i would love to win! Always looking for new ways to change up my HIIT!

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priya January 17, 2015 - 12:47 am

I would really love this book for the workout plans! I love her recipes and workouts already!

mayacook January 17, 2015 - 7:12 am

As a mum of three (7 year old twin boys and a two year old princess), working out at home is the best (if not only) solution for me, and thanks to people like you I do love it but a book would be the perfect thing to complete my workout ‘equipment’!

Liz S. January 17, 2015 - 7:23 am

I would like to win a copy of the book because I really appreciate Gina’s balanced approach to fitness and wellness.

Debbie January 17, 2015 - 8:25 am

i have been a long time follower of Gina and was very excited when i saw she came out with a book! i am already a fan of her famous breakfast cookie so I would love to have more of her recipes!

Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves January 17, 2015 - 10:02 am

I would love to win HIIT it because I am a huge fan of quick yet effective workouts, and I love Gina’s recipes!!

Chris January 17, 2015 - 12:02 pm

I’d love to win this book because is like to learn about the HIIT workouts and great recipes.

Niki Hall January 17, 2015 - 9:26 pm

I would love to learn more about diet. My food is my weakness!

Leslie Paquette January 17, 2015 - 10:43 pm

Great giveaway. I love reading both blogs and would love this book as a help to guide me in the right direction after baby number 2.

Bianca @ Sweet Dreaming January 17, 2015 - 11:18 pm

i’ve been reading gina’s blog for years! such a fan!

Nicole Spruiell January 17, 2015 - 11:47 pm

I would love the Hitt book because I am a trainer and always need new ideas to keep my clients on their toes!! I also always think of everyone else’s workouts and it would be great to not have to think on my own! I would also love some of the recipes because I am always trying to think of new ways to make healthy meals for my husband to enjoy.. He is a hard one to please when cooking healthy 🙂

Heather January 18, 2015 - 10:06 pm

I’d love to try some new HIIT workouts. I don’t feel like I incorporate enough of them into my training.

stacey January 19, 2015 - 9:45 am

love HIIT workouts, always looking for new ideas.

Stephanie January 19, 2015 - 2:09 pm

This book would be a great resource for this busy mom.

Rebecca January 20, 2015 - 12:13 am

First off, I absolutely love all three of you. You are all so inspiring. I wish I could meet all of you and pick apart your brains for wisdom. Your healing journey had inspired me to do one of my own. I have crohns disease and have been trying to fight back as naturally with food and lifestyle changes as much as possible. Getting healthy requires a massive commitment, but I’m taking it one day at a time. My next step is fitness. I have been super the last six months, so I will have to take it slow, but am ready to get my strength back. This book would help me get back on track. I love Gina and her blog. All three of your outlooks on health and fitness has inspired me so much. I am ready to support you guys more and rake the next step in my healing journey. Thank you too all the of you, I know it’s hard to share sometimes, but you make this all human. Humans live and learn. Thanks for keeping it real.

purelytwins January 20, 2015 - 9:01 am

Rebecca we wish we could hang out and chat too!! And yes healing requires a lot of commitment! Wishing you all the best sweetie! xoxo


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