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Jen Selter, Owner Of The Best Butt On Instagram, Talks Butt Fame

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"I Know My Butt Is Real. It Takes Hard Work!"

It’s the scoop of the year! Jen Selter, proprietress of the world-renowned “best butt on Instagram,” has given an interview with some British media company called BarcroftTV. This is their Edward Snowdon, you guys. Barbara Walters dropped the ball on this one. Keep reading »

9 Reasons That The Workout Reality Show “Toned Up” Is Actually Kind Of Great

I have a confession to make: ”Toned Up” is my new “guilty” pleasure — but I am unashamed.

My friend/workout buddy Kate introduced me to the show, which follows the lives of the ladies behind the Tone It Up fitness empire, and I’ve secretly gotten totally hooked. The show follows best friends Karena and Katrina (yeah, their names are really that similar), who started their exercise business together a few years ago. Yes, they are both model-gorgeous and do things like hold board meetings at the beach. But there’s a whole lot more to the women than that. Anyway, I’d certainly rather watch fitness gurus goof off on TV than angry housewives!

Here are just few reasons “Toned Up” is actually great: Keep reading »

Spotify Teams With Scientists To Create The “Ultimate Workout Playlist”

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Spotify Ultimate Workout Playlist

While many people view their workout music as a deeply personal choice (I’m partial to “Alan Jackson’s Greatest Hits” when I hit the treadmill), there’s a scientific reason that some songs get your blood pumping more than others. In addition to beats per minute (BPM) that match up to a person’s running stride and heart rate, workout jams need to have a steady or subtly escalating tempo, and a truly great workout song will also have lyrics that encourage you to push yourself harder mentally and physically. Spotify brought in a team of London-based sports psychologists to analyze 6.7 million user-created workout playlists, and used their findings to compile what they call the “Ultimate Workout Playlist,” which takes listeners from a warm-up to high intensity to strength training to cool down. Check out the 20 hot pop songs that made the cut, after the jump!  (Spoiler alert: your Ke$ha obsession is probably paying off…) Keep reading »

Ask A Yoga Teacher: 6 “What If” Questions From A Yoga Newbie

Ask A Yoga Teacher

The last time I did yoga was more than a decade ago, when a couple friends and I took a weekly class at the gym for a few months. Even then, I was kind of a slacker who lurked in the back of class muttering obscenities about downward dog (not sure if it’s big boobs or lack of arm strength, but that pose has always been SO uncomfortable for me). Recently, though, I’ve been yearning to give yoga another go and see if my adult self enjoys it more than my teenage self did. There are tons of great studios in my neighborhood. Right now, the only thing holding me back from packing up my yoga mat and actually going to class are a series of “what ifs”: What if everyone in the class is better than me? What if my outfit is dumb? What if I can’t hold the pose?

Luckily for me, my coworker and friend Ami just completed her 200-hour yoga teacher training, and is scheduled to teach her first class next month. She seemed like the perfect person to field my most pressing and ridiculous yoga questions without judgment. Here’s what she had to say about downward dog, baggy Weird Al t-shirts, and, yes, farting during class… Keep reading »

Frisky Rant: Actually, I Don’t Find Your “Inspirational” Workout Pics Inspiring At All

Frisky Rant: Actually, I Don’t Find Your “Inspirational” Workout Pics Inspiring At All

Last week, I wrote about Jen Selter, a 20-year-old Long Island woman who supposedly has the “best butt on Instagram.” While Jen does indeed have a fantastic derriere, I was more interested in what she told the New York Post about her booty pics: they are inspiring. I quote: “If [my Instagram account] motivates people to get their butts up and go to the gym, why not?” Jen Selter’s mom echoed the same sentiment.  “I’m very proud of her because this is a girl who didn’t want to go to college, and she was able to build up this social media in such a way that she has become famous and she is an inspiration and motivation for so many people,” her mom said.

There are a few other fitness buffs who’ve called themselves inspirational to other women. A few months ago, Lea-Ann Ellison drew the Internet’s ire for posing for photos doing Crossfit training while eight months pregnant, specifically lifting heavy weights. In a post on Facebook, she wrote:

I can’t believe this photo has caused this much stir but it makes me hopeful that it will inspire other strong healthy moms to continue on doing what they love. Pregnancy is not an illness! Get it Moms!

Then, of course, there is Maria Kang, a mother of three young children who posted a picture of herself in a bikini alongside her kids with the tag line, ‘What’s your excuse?’ “I wanted to inspire people,” Maria told Yahoo Shine. “I wanted to say, ‘I know you think you don’t have time if you have kids. But if I can do it, you can do it, too.’” Keep reading »

Meet Jen Selter, The Woman With “The Best Butt On Instagram”

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We all need something to aspire to in life. Why not the best butt on Instagram? Jen Selter, 20, of Roslyn, Long Island, is the queen bee of butts on the image-based social networking site, where Rihanna is just one awe-inspired follower. Keep reading »

6 Ways To Burn More Calories When You’re Having Sex

Last week, we learned the sad news that we may not be burning as many calories as we thought we were during an average sex session. And hey, burning about as many calories as a game of doubles tennis is nothing to sneeze at. But if you really want to turn your sexcapades into a bona fide (boner fide?) workout, you’re gonna have to make like Britney Jean and work, bitch. Getting the maximum burn from your sexercise session takes dedication, excellent hand-eye coordination, and a little creativity, but it can be done. Here are some moves we dreamed up for people who want to hit the bedroom instead the gym, who want to pump their hips instead of pumping iron, who want to ditch the exercise balls for actual balls, who — well, you get the idea. [Photo from Shutterstock]

Is Sex Exercise? Sorry, It’s Only “Moderate Exercise” & Only Sometimes

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Given how more than one huffing and puffing old man has suffered a heart attack underneath his mistress, you might believe a romp is the sack is akin to a SoulCycle session. Your heart rate is going! You sweat! Afterwards you want a Gatorade!

Well, The New York Times Magazine is here to burst your bubble.  Keep reading »

Breaking News: Christina Aguilera Prefers Her Child Over Exercise

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Shocking! Christina Aguilera cares more about her five-year-old son, Max, than exercise. It seems that we’re supposed to be surprised enough for that statement to be worthy of a headline. Apparently, she’s expected to be a veggie-eating robot who delegates the “child” nonsense to nannies in favor of spending extra hours alone on the treadmill. Keep reading »

17 Life Lessons I Learned From Yoga Practice

Annoying Yogis
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Yogagasm?
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My Hot Yoga Teacher
Ami pens a love letter to her hot yoga teacher. Read More »

Life is stressful and chaotic and scary and it doesn’t come with a handbook. Day-to-day life can get so crazy that it’s hard to remember how beautiful life is. When I moved to New York City for college and life got even crazier, I knew I had to find a way to calm myself down fast. Upon stumbling into yoga practice, I knew I’d found my ticket to sanity. Yoga is more than just exercise — it taught me about 1,000 lessons that go way beyond class and into everyday life. The more I go to yoga class, the more I find myself able to handle the little speed bumps life throws my way. Here some 17 life lessons I learned from yoga practice that might make your hectic day a little easier: Keep reading »

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