Bethenny has a baby, wants to help you get a Body by Bethenny (win the workout DVD)

On Saturday, Real Housewives of New York City star Bethenny Frankel had her and Jason Hoppy’s baby, Bryn. Naturally, that came with some drama, as Jill posted on Facebook that Bethenny had a boy–well before Bethenny actually delivered a girl. (More on that, and Jill’s explanation, from The New York Daily News.)

Body by BethennyA few days earlier, Bethenny gave birth to her first workout DVD, Body by Bethenny, adding that to her line of advice books. (It’s only available on Amazon until Aug. 24, when it’ll be in stores.) The DVD is a workout that takes just about an hour, but comes in three parts: a 40-minute strength-focused yoga session, 10 minutes of strength training, and a five-minute ass-sculpting workout. There are also extras, including Bethenny cooking and two workout segments from other DVDs.

The title of the DVD is slightly misleading, because Bethenny doesn’t actually teach; yoga instructor Kristin McGee does, so you’re basically watching Bethenny go through a session with a personal trainer. However, Bethenny offers actual feedback (reminding you to breathe, or commenting on form) and also a lot of typical smart-ass Bethenny comments (“that’s so evil”). That’s actually a nice change for a workout DVD to have realistic in-the-moment commentary, and it also gives Bethenny fans what they presumably want. I’m a huge fan of Jillian Michaels’ 30 Day Shred, which has quick 20-minute workouts that totally kick my ass, but I’m always disappointed that Jillian isn’t in her Biggest Loser mode and screaming at me to keep going.

I’ve been given two copies of Bethenny’s workout DVD to give away to two randomly selected readers, so if you want a Body By Bethenny–or just a new workout to vary your routine–say so in the comments below, and make sure you have a working e.mail address associated with your profile. (If it’s your first time commenting, follow the instructions so your real name shows up, or else your comment won’t be posted and you won’t be entered. Sadface.) I’ll randomly pick two winners at noon ET on Sunday; no purchase necessary, et cetera.

In the meantime, here’s a clip from the DVD:

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.