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Watch A “Fat Jew” Teach Yoga In A NYC Subway Station

Watch A "Fat Jew" Teach A Yoga Class In The Subway Station
Yoga like you never imagined.

Watch what happened when comedian Fabrizio Goldstein, who goes by the stage name “Fat Jew,” taught free yoga in a New York City subway station, which, in hot weather, mimics the exact temperature and humidity in a Bikram class. If you’ve felt it, it’s truly unbearable. Just like hot yoga! Although he’s a funny man, Goldstein, who also taught a spinning on class on NYC’s Citi Bikes, claims that these fitness classes are not part of his act:

“The rate of return for people who do it the first time is like 100 percent. Anyone who thinks it’s exploitative is making a tremendous snap judgement. There’s water, food, and everybody feels good. There’s no obligation to go and the people who do have the most killer time.”

What an awesome way to make yoga accessible to everyone. Let’s just hope he’s extra careful teaching tree pose when a train is barreling into the station. [Jewcy]

How Bikram Yoga Is Making Me One Of “Those People”

Let’s get one thing straight: I am not an “exercise person.” In fact, if I were dating some smart, hilarious, darling and hot dude who was otherwise perfect but had a penchant for enthusing about his early morning gym regimen, I probably wouldn’t call him again. Overtly healthy people annoy me, maybe because they have an irksome way of making me feel guilty that my favorite leisure activities involve a glass of wine and a Parliament Light. OK, OK, I wasn’t always exactly a lazy slouch: I was a serious ballet dancer until the age of 18, and I ran and practiced some yoga in college. But since moving to New York almost a decade ago, let’s just say my workout history can best be summed up as “slightly cloudy with a chance of pizza.”

So how the hell did I become the kind of person who did one of those disturbing-sounding “Hot Yoga for 30 Days” challenges?
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Bikram Yoga Makes Dudes Harder, Stronger, Longer

We’re a little Bikram crazy here at The Frisky. Back in November, I completed my first “30-Day Challenge,” where you do hot yoga every day for a month straight, and since then, I’ve managed to rope Amelia and at least two more girlfriends into the twisted, sweltering world. The health benefits are numerous and almost immediately evident: Not only do you feel better, experience increased energy and, oddly, a craving for fruits and vegetables instead of cheeseburgers, as an off-and-on smoker, I’ve noticed subtle but markedly improved blood flow and circulation in my hands and feet and, yes, even the pelvic region.

Apparently, some guys have too, and it’s even more pronounced. Like, way more. Keep reading »

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