Total Gym Total Mom Challenge-Total Gym XLS Giveaway!

policy

Back on September 9th, I decided to embark on a fitness journey by joining the  “Total Mom Challenge”  were I would try and lose the extra pounds I gained three years ago from having my son by eating healthy and working out on the blogfriendlypr.com.

About The Total Gym XLS

The Total Gym XLS is an ultimate fat busting machine that gives you a thorough workout in the privacy of your own home on every major muscle group in your body.  I LOVE IT!  It helps you strengthen and sculpt  your body using a single glide board and attachments by making you lift a percentage of your body weight against gravity and offers OVER 80 different exercises.  The Total Gym gives resistance training, cardio training and stretching – everything your body needs on just ONE machine.  PLUS, it’s  perfect for busy moms who don’t have tons of time to dedicate to an exercise routine, because you get a complete workout in just 10-20 minutes a day. OH and the best part–IT”S EASY TO USE!

I WON!

I’m very excited to be able to say I was able to lose 9 pounds and a total of 10 inches off my body during the course of the campaign!  I’m still using the Total Gym XLS and have managed to lose an additional 3 pounds, since my last progress report. YEAH!   What does all this mean to you?  Well it means I get to help a lucky reader get on the road to fitness this upcoming year with a new TOTAL GYM XLS!  I’m hoping the individual who wins this wonderful machine can achieve the results they have been dreaming about and unable to do prior to owning the Total Gym.  You can have a terrific family, money, and a perfect job, but if you don’t have your health plus strength you can’t enjoy it right? LETS DO THIS!

Buy it!

Save 50% off  the retail price of The Total Gym XLS and purchase it for only $974!  Not sure if it’s right for you?  Test it out and get the 30 day trail for $1!

ENTER TO WIN A TOTAL GYM XLS ($1948.00 Value)!

To enter the giveaway please leave me a comment sharing your dream fitness goal.  If you already own a Total Gym,  enter for someone who needs one too and let me know who you would like to give the machine to if your chosen as the winner.

EXTRA ENTRIES

1. Read any other review (WITHOUT A GIVEAWAY) and leave me a comment there.  Then come back here letting me know which review you did. Make sure you leave five separate comments  (example: Left a comment at review extra entry 1, Left a comment at review extra entry 2, Left a comment at review extra entry 3, ect.).   This is worth 10 extra entries

2. Mention the giveaway on your own blog linking back to this post  and  TOTAL GYM.  Leave an additional comment with a link to where you blogged about the giveaway. This is worth 5 extra entries.  Make sure you leave five separate comments. (example blogged extra entry #1, blogged extra entry #2, blogged extra entry #3, ect…)

3.Place my button on your blog and then leave an additional comment with a link to the page where you put the button. If you already have my button leave a comment letting me know you already have it.

4. Follow my blog and leave me an additional comment. ( There is a little widget on my sidebar that shows my followers. Just click follow). If you already follow leave me a comment letting me know you already do.

5. Follow ahappyhippymom and Total Gym on Twitter and tweet about the giveaway. Please make sure you leave the link where you tweeted in your comment. TO INCREASE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING I AM ALLOWING 1 TWEETS PER PERSON DAILY.  USE THE RETWEET BUTTON AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR EASY ENTRY.

6. Subscribe to my feed and leave a comment. If you already subscribe leave a comment telling me you are already a subscriber.

7. Like Total Gym on Facebook.  This is worth 2 extra entries.

8. Like ahappyhippymom on Facebook. Worth 2 extra entries

9. Enter any of my other ACTIVE giveaways.  Leave a separate comment for each one entered.

A winner will be chosen at random via Random.org. Upon notification the winner has 72 hours to send me their contact information.  Information will be forwarded to sponsor for prize fulfillment.

Open To US Residents Only- age 18 +
The contest ends Jan. 19th,  11:59 PM eastern

[ad#Google Adsense-1]

show me some ♥ and grab my badge

ahappyhippymom

Comments

  1. says

    My ultimate fitness goal is to get my body fat percentage down to a healthy level!

    mattschmunk at gmail dot com

  2. Tawnda says

    my dream is greater endurance and control… (I have MS & hubby had a stroke a few years ago…) Hopeful that this will help us both… and I’m sure our teens will not be able to resist long with this in the house… ☺

  3. Mellissa C says

    My dream fitness goal is to be toned and fit. I would love to lose my belly fat and tone my arms.

  4. Cathy says

    My dream fitness goal would be to lose the extra weight I’ve been carrying around for years. Also, for my plantar fasciitis to go away – I was actually doing pretty well until it derailed me! Thank you for the giveaway, and congratulations on your awesome success!

  5. Ellen says

    ~http://twitter.com/#!/tannawings/status/16665427769823232
    12/19 tweety

  6. Ellen says

    Mandatory entry:
    My fitness goal is to get my bones stronger- getting older and being female, I dont think I use weights enough (well OK I never do) I do walk my dog, but now in the winter thats even shorter times :/
    So, I would like to tone up, and be more fit in general. I have seen some amazing reviews about this product- and amazing results from lots of bloggers!

    Sorry my mandatory got a bit mixed up, hubby had surgery and was calling for me.

  7. Amanda Starr says

    Well I’ve already lost about 60lbs this year but would like to lose another 20-30 I’d love to be really fit and in great health to be a role model for my daughter (and self). This would be awesome to win since my treadmill died this summer :( and can’t afford anything else now. I’ve also followed a lot of the bloggers that have used the Total Gym and it seems like a great machine.

  8. courtney says

    my dream fitness goal is to have a 6 pack! lol i know, will never happen

  9. Paula C. says

    I want to lose 30 pounds and get in shape and feel better!! Fingers Crossed! Thank you!!!

  10. mary ocallaghan says

    ive always had a weight issue and would to love to be a fit granny

  11. says

    My dream fitness goal is to shave 10 points off my BMI, so that I can be within normal limits. I am currently at a 35, and want to drop to at least a 25. That, and to be able to slide down the slide with my son without getting skin burn from the sides of the slide.

  12. Donna B. says

    My dream fitness goal is to no longer be considered morbidly obese, and this would really help me in my quest to live a healthier lifestyle.

  13. Sue E says

    My dream fitness goal would be to lose the excess weight I’ve been carrying around for way too long, plus to be toned and have more energy.

  14. ria says

    My fitness goal is to tone up and strengthen my body so I can look and feel healthier
    rmartinclarke at gmail dot com

  15. Kathy Luman says

    My goal is to loose weight and exercise more. I would love to have this Total Gym I have been wanting this forever so if I should win I would be keeping it for myself but sharing with any of my family or friends that would like to come over and use it.

  16. Theresa Jenkins says

    I bought a Total Gym when it first came out and LOVE,LOVE,LOVE it!…But my youngest daughter has decided to go back to school while working full time and teaching dance part time, So ,she now has my Total Gym. I would like to win this one for me and let her keep my 1st one.I really do miss using it,especially now that winter has set in

  17. Adrienne Gordon says

    My ultimate goal is to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight from 10 years ago.

  18. 216amyc says

    My ultimate fitness goal is to work on my eating habits and get back down into single digit clothing sizes!

  19. says

    My fitness goal would be to get down to about 120 lbs. and have cut arms. I want to be able to pick up my son and see muscles in them!
    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

  20. Julie says

    My dream fitness Goal is to be able to lose the pregnancy weight from my first son.

    bthe84 at yahoo dot com

  21. Michael says

    have been nursing foot surgery for the last year. Really need to work out and get back in shape

  22. Jessie D says

    I’d like to loose half my current weight. That’s approximately 160 lbs. I’d love to weigh little enough to bike again.

  23. Marla Y says

    My gym fitness goal is to lost weight and firm up. I would love to win this. I’ve been doing physical therapy for knee surgery and my physical therapist has a Total Gym. I love it. I really believe if I had it in my home I would actually use it. Thank you for the great opportunity to win one. Merry Christmas!!

    koinonia572001@yahoo.com

  24. says

    I’d sure keep this for myself! I was a chubby teen, got in shape for my wedding, had a baby and gained weight, lost some of the weight, had baby number two, gained weight, lost weight again, quit smoking, gained weight. I’m so tired of the roller coaster! I wanna get in shape and stay in shape!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  25. mframe says

    My goal is to loose weight and keep cancer from coming back. This summer I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The chemo has made me gain weight and my doctor said if I didn’t want the cancer to come back I needed to start working out. I want to outlive my children so I need to start exercising.

  26. mframe says

    I commented on the Kenmore Progressive Glide Upright Swivel Vacuum Review #1

  27. mframe says

    I commented on the Kenmore Progressive Glide Upright Swivel Vacuum Review #2

  28. mframe says

    I commented on the Kenmore Progressive Glide Upright Swivel Vacuum Review #3

  29. mframe says

    I commented on the Kenmore Progressive Glide Upright Swivel Vacuum Review #4

  30. mframe says

    I commented on the Kenmore Progressive Glide Upright Swivel Vacuum Review #5

  31. mframe says

    I commented on the Kenmore Progressive Glide Upright Swivel Vacuum Review #6

  32. mframe says

    I commented on the Kenmore Progressive Glide Upright Swivel Vacuum Review #7

  33. mframe says

    I commented on the Kenmore Progressive Glide Upright Swivel Vacuum Review #8

  34. mframe says

    I commented on the Kenmore Progressive Glide Upright Swivel Vacuum Review #9

  35. mframe says

    I commented on the Kenmore Progressive Glide Upright Swivel Vacuum Review #10

  36. Courtney S says

    I dream fitness goal is to tone up my flabby parts! I just lost over 85 lbs so I have so many places I need to tone up.

  37. Cathy W says

    I have about 40 pounds I need to get off and this would really help!
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com

  38. Cathy W says

    Like Total Gym on Facebook. (Friend request sent Cathy Wallace)
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com
    #1

  39. Cathy W says

    Like Total Gym on Facebook. (Friend request sent Cathy Wallace)
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com
    #2

  40. Cathy W says

    Like ahappyhippymom on Facebook.(Friend request sent Cathy Wallace)
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com
    #1

  41. Cathy W says

    Like ahappyhippymom on Facebook.(Friend request sent Cathy Wallace)
    cjwallace43 at gmail dot com
    #2

  42. Fawn H says

    My fitness goal is to get down to a healthy weight and reduce my body fat percentage. I also would love to improve my endurance level.
    alsmalu at hotmail.com

  43. Vanessa says

    Dream fitness goal is to lose ten pounds more than my pre-pregnancy weight!

  44. says

    I’d like to get into better shape than I was before I got pregnant. I want to be a hot momma!

  45. Sharon Harmon says

    I lost 67 pounds this year on Weight Watchers and exercising. 3 months ago I stopped doing it and have gained back 40 pounds. My goal is to get back on WW and exercise and lose that weight plus 50 more! This awesome gym would definitely help me reach my goal! 😉

  46. says

    I neeeeeed to get back into shape, I seem to have forgotten to exercise since I lost my job and now that I am going on interviews, my dress clothes are not quite fitting the same.

  47. Linda Kish says

    Lose 25lbs, improve strength and improve cardiac health.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  48. Linda Kish says

    I entered the My Pillow Pets giveaway.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  49. addrienne mertens says

    im not overweight at all, im just flabby. i hate the gym..i dont like people watching me. i have a membership but never go..ugh

  50. Lori S says

    I would love to win this for myself. I had a baby 10 months ago and have about 20 lbs to lose.

    Thanks!

  51. Anita Yancey says

    My dream fitness goal is to lose 80 pounds and get healthier. I have wanted on of these Total Gyms for a long time. Please enter me. Thanks!

    ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

  52. Heather R says

    I entered the My Pillow Pets Plush Animals & Dreamland Board Games giveaway

  53. Jessica says

    My ultimate fitness goal would be to fit into my skinny jeans again and have perfectly toned arms and stomach

  54. Elizabeth says

    This would be a great prize and much needed for the New Year! Happy Holidays!

  55. Amanda Starr says

    Commented on your Total Gym Total Mom Challenge – FINAL Results! post

  56. Amanda Starr says

    Commented on your Total Gym Total Mom Challenge – FINAL Results! post 2

  57. Amanda Starr says

    Commented on your Total Gym Total Mom Challenge – FINAL Results! post 3

  58. Amanda Starr says

    Commented on your Total Gym Total Mom Challenge – FINAL Results! post 4

  59. Amanda Starr says

    Commented on your Total Gym Total Mom Challenge – FINAL Results! post 5

  60. Amanda Starr says

    Commented on your Total Gym Total Mom Challenge – FINAL Results! post 6

  61. Amanda Starr says

    Commented on your Total Gym Total Mom Challenge – FINAL Results! post 7

  62. Amanda Starr says

    Commented on your Total Gym Total Mom Challenge – FINAL Results! post 8

  63. Amanda Starr says

    Commented on your Total Gym Total Mom Challenge – FINAL Results! post 9

  64. Amanda Starr says

    Commented on your Total Gym Total Mom Challenge – FINAL Results! post 10

  65. Shanda J says

    My dream fitness goal is to get back down to my high school weight with more toned abs.
    diamond42377{at}gmail{dot}com

  66. erin says

    My fitness goal is to win a Figure Competition and gain 5 more pounds of muscle.

  67. Alisha Kostiuk says

    I would love to win this for my husband he is always talking about getting more fit but really needs the motivation and I think this would really do the trick.
    megankayden@yahoo.com

  68. Debbie Criss says

    My fitness goal is to eat fit, excercise, and lose 50 lbs. Would love to win. Please enter me, thank you

  69. Mike Bulin says

    I gotta lose the spare tire. I’ve used a total gym before, and they’re great.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

  70. Ronda says

    I would love to get back to my pre-pregnacy weight. My last child is now 5 and I am still having problems reaching my goal. I would love to win this. I am hoping this will help. Thank you for such a wonderful giveaway.

    rrudnick@netnet.net

  71. Candie L says

    My fitness goal is to firm up and do something with my gut that has suddely appeared. THank you

  72. Summer Bonner says

    My own fitness goal is to get some of this baby weight off and start shedding the pounds to get healthy for me and my child. Have a Merry Christmas and keep up the good work, I am also a fan of both the Total Gym and your site on Facebook!!

  73. Cath says

    I’d like to lose 35 lbs, and more importantly, improve my overall muscle tone and strength, and my endurance. Looks like a great machine. My DH could use it, too, bigtime.
    cat.naps@yahoo.com

  74. Lisa says

    I would love to win this fitness machine for myself as I have lost about 40 pounds so far through diet changes, but would love to tighten up a lot of the flabby areas I have.
    I want to lost another 40 pounds this year and finally be able to wear clothes and be proud of my body and myself.

  75. Jennifer Miller says

    My ultimate fitness goal is to lose enough weight and bring my body fat percentage to a manageable weight and percentage proportionate to my height as well as get out of the pre-diabetic stage. Thank you!

  76. Anne L. says

    I’d love to tighten up my core and arms so that I’d look younger and all my clothes would fit.

  77. Tracey Byram says

    After an extended illness, I’ve lost alot of weight along with my muscle tone. I’d like to rebuild the muscles in my arms and legs and generally get myself back into shape.

  78. Wendi P says

    My dream fitness goal is to run a 10K and tone up all of my muscles so that I can keep up with my kids. thanks so much for the chance to win!

  79. says

    My dream is to not have to go back to the local gym. I joined this gym when it originally opened 14 years ago. I moved away for almost a decade and came back. I moved back and found this is now a 24 hr fitness gym. I bought a 2 year membership via Costco and was shocked to find not a single thing has been updated in this gym since. I just want to stay home and work-out.

  80. says

    I would love to drop 15-18 lbs. Improve flexibility and increase endurance. I want to fit in my old clothes that fit 3 yrs ago
    imnotarunner {at}{gmail}{com}

  81. Marilyn Wons says

    My dream fitness goal is to be able to maintain my ideal weight for decades.

  82. Chad K says

    Our ultimate fitness goal is to continue our own journey toward being fit while convincing those around us to do the same. We really want members of our families to commit to fitness goals, this would be an EXCELLENT way to help convince us convince them. All we want is happy healthy family who can enjoy the way they look and the way they feel as they get older. THANK YOU

  83. Carrie says

    My ultimate fitness goal is to lose twenty pounds by the end of this summer. I have struggled with meeting my goal before because of accessibility.

  84. Sylvia says

    I need and want to loose about 100 lbs. I’ve shed 10 so far, but have a long way to go!

  85. bookworm says

    I’d like to lose the extra baby weight I can’t seem to lose since having my daughter last year.

  86. Sammi says

    My fitness goal is just to look like I did before the holidays started!

  87. joni says

    I so need help in losing weight and toning up and this would do it. Right now I just do floor exercises.

  88. Thao says

    My goal is to strengthen my midsection. After having twins, my stomach muscles are shot

    member(dot)thao(at)gmail.com

  89. Amy Brewer says

    My fitness dream would be to lose around 50 pounds and get the fatty flab off me. I know it would take time and wouldn’t happen overnight but I still would work hard at it. This would be a godsend for me. Something to give me that extra kick I need. Trust me when I say it would be used everyday!!

  90. Amy Brewer says

    I am already a GFC follower of yours with my google name makeetis

  91. says

    My ultimate fitness goal is to develop healthy eating and exercise habits for the rest of my life (and not just for a year or so).

  92. krutboo says

    For so long I have not taken care of myself physically. I want to lose about 30 pounds and start to feel better about myself

  93. says

    My dream fitness goal is to get stronger arm and back muscles. I have been getting weaker as I age. I would keep this for myself for sure!
    smchester at gmail dot com

  94. Valencia says

    My ultimate fitness goal is not a specific number or a specific dress size. I just want to look and feel healthy.

  95. Michelle S says

    My fitness goal is to lose some inches off of my middle (Which is the worst area to carry extra weight). After 2 children under 2 years I am in need of exercise. I am working on being healthier. I need to eat healthier and exercise. I have been wanting a Total Gym badly for some time, but we are on a tight budget and do not have credit cards so this is my chance.
    Sticemichelle@aol.com

  96. Jess says

    After having 5 kids in the last 7 years, my fitness goal is to lose some weight! I want to grow old with my children and I’m afraid that I won’t be around. Maybe then I will feel better about myself, too. Thank you so much for this chance!

  97. JODI LEVIN says

    I really need to just tone up a bit, the total gym would be an alli. not to mention also being a space saver.

  98. Rebecca says

    I just turned 40 and I want to get in shape and just start living a healthier life.

  99. lilshuga2001 says

    My dream goal is to lose 25 lbs :) By July 2010. Im pretty sure if I won, that would be accomplished :)

  100. Denise B. says

    I would like to get into walking again to get rid of pregnancy weight.

  101. says

    Congrats on your weight loss. My ultimate fitness goal would be to be able to do any sport I wanted at any given time without having to train for it. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

  102. says

    I need to lose about 30 pounds to get to my pre-pregnancy weight. I’d also like to not feel winded after carrying my kids around.

  103. Lisa says

    A couple years back, I lost about 80 lbs. while working out at a gym near my house. I could never afford my own fitness equipment at home aside from fitness DVD’s. This past year, I developed Grave’s disease (a hyperactive thyroid condition). Through treatment and pills, it’s finally been regulated this past year; however, I’ve gained ALL of the weight back. I would love to win this for myself so I could not only lose the weight but use the gym as a stress reliever as well. I feel so much better when I work out. In addition, my husband, a recent army veteran would love to have this so he could continue his workouts he was used to in the army.

    Thank you for giving me the opportunity to enter.

  104. Shelly Cox says

    my fitness goal this year is to get more toned and more aerobic exercise. My energy is lagging lately and I know it is because Im not working out as much as I used to.

  105. kate dunn says

    I have 65lbs to lose in 2011 so this would be extremely helpful!

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

  106. kate dunn says

    i liked total gym on facebook (kate dunn) #1

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

  107. kate dunn says

    i liked total gym on facebook (kate dunn) #2

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

  108. kate dunn says

    i liked you on facebook (kate dunn) #1

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

  109. kate dunn says

    i liked you on facebook (kate dunn) #2

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

  110. kate dunn says

    i also entered your my pillow pets giveaway

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

  111. kate dunn says

    i also entered the L’Occitane Hand Indulgence giveaway

    kylie8cake (at) gmail (dot) com

  112. lisa kay says

    I really need to get back in shape..I have been out of commission for a year now and am feeling well enough to start up a exercise routine. This would be Great to have in my basement so I wont have Gym fees.=)

  113. Heather McDonough says

    I would like to get back into shape after I give birth to our new baby in March.

  114. says

    My ultimate goal is to be healthy in mind and body, I would love to lose the post baby fat that I haven’t lost yet and I want to be healthy also by changing my diet
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  115. Susan Craig says

    I would like to lose my “baby” weight before my baby goes to high school next year.

  116. OlyveOyl says

    With the first two kids getting married three weeks apart next summer, I am determined (with very low will power :() to be the 2nds best looking femail at the weddings (the brides will be the best – right?). Anyway, I would appreciate the chance to work out in my home/privacy and build the necessary will power (behind closed doors) to be successful at this much needed challenge. HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  117. mineolas says

    I need to counteract my mouse potato tendencies… I’m good about walking, but inclement weather & well- winter! – interferes with my motivation. I’ve also noticed morning is the best time to get official exercise out of the way & if I fail to do it, I chastise myself all day- not productive. I’m attracted to the reformer-like Pilates routine you can do with the Total Gym. I have two pretty big public appearances to do this spring- I’d like to feel better, be toned & wouldn’t mind looking better (but mostly, it’s a feel thing).

    I don’t have a pound, or inch goal as much as a level of weekly activity I want to consistently hit. Being able to hit that in the house conveniently beats the gym any day!

  118. Cee says

    I have lost 80 lbs to date, and my goal now is building muscle and toning overall. I still have about 60 lbs to lose, but am confident that I can do so. I have a good cardio program, but I have difficulty with strength training. Thank you for this great giveaway!

  119. says

    At 56 years old, I’ve gotten very lazy and have gained over 25 lbs. in the past 4 or 5 years and stopped exercising. I need to get those 25 lbs off and get myself into shape again. I actually have a physical disability that is impacted by the fact that I’m not exercising at all. 2011 is MY YEAR and I’d LOVE to have a Total Gym to work out with everyday.

  120. says

    I am entering for myself. Blogging has caused me to actually GAIN weight. I run my blog at night, and it takes up the bulk of my evening, so after cooking dinner, finishing any work I’ve brought home and running my blog, I’ve been rewarding myself with midnight snacks, which has of course been to my detriment. And I live on a Fifth Floor walkup and don’t drive so it’s super hard motivating myself to go to the gym. But with this, I could set it in front of my computer and when I hear it dinging me an alert, I won’t let myself answer until I’ve completed a full 1/2 hour on the Total Gym XLS, bet I’d lose the extra pounds before my (major) birthday this Spring! :-)

  121. Angie B. says

    My dream fitness goal would be to lose about 50 pounds and lots of inches not only for appearance but for health issues that I have as well. I’d love to win this to help me achieve that goal. My boyfriend also wants to lose about 30 pounds. We want to try to do this together. This would be great to have. Our kids could use it as well. My step daughter is getting more and more into fitness and trying to tone her body after losing her baby fat.

  122. CrystalGB says

    I would like to lose 50 or more pounds and have a stronger back and arms.

  123. Jennifer gersch says

    my dream fitness goal is to have strong tones arms and belly

  124. Katie says

    I really want to work out to help me lose 50 pounds. This would sure help!

  125. Jennifer Still says

    My fitness goal is to lose 40 lbs, and 3 dress sizes. I want to do this so I can keep up with my kids and alleviate most of the pain I have in my joints and back. Thanks for the chance to win!

  126. Mike says

    I’ve been slowly, but surely getting myself into shape. My basic goal is to get myself into excellent physical shape and stay that way for a very long time. The ultimate goal is to be able to be competitive in a triathalon.

  127. Judy Oelsen says

    I would love to win this for my husband. He works out every day to keep his heart healthy. This would be a great asset for our fitness goal of maintaining a healthy balance in our retirement years.

  128. Julie D. says

    My dream fitness goal is to be able to run a significant distance without getting winded for feeling pain.