Posts tagged "exercise"

Pregnant CrossFit Mom Lea-Ann Ellison Inspires Internet Ire For Lifting Weights At Eight Months

Pregnancy is one of life's beautiful passages. It's also when a pregnant woman can never do anything right, according to some people. The latest mom-to-be to get raked over the coals is Lea-Ann Ellison, 35, of California who was photographed lifting heavy weights as part of her Crossfit training ... while eight-and-a-half months pregnant. I…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 20, 2013

Those Before/After Fitness Pictures Are A Big, Fat Lie

You might have already expected as much, but those before/after picture for the supplements that claim to help you drop 30 pounds in 30 days or give you an overnight six-pack or whatever insane thing they say they'll do are all a bunch of hogwash. Aussie personal trainer and fitness blogger MelVFitne…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 23, 2013

Kickass Woman of The Day: 73-Year-Old Powerlifting Grandma Sandra Foli

With a great-grandmother who lived to be 101 and another grandma turning 99 in December, I’ve had great genes on both sides of the family. But one Illinois grandma has me in awe, especially because she will not let a severe health scare take her life away. Sandra Foli, a 73-year-old powerlifter, knew she had…
By: Daley Quinn / August 17, 2013

How Not To Fall For The Next Fitness Fad

In the fitness and weight-loss industry, serpent lubrication sells like hotcakes. It’s capitalism run amok, and it is not helping. Billions of dollars are at stake to perpetuate the myth of “quick and easy” when it comes to building muscle and/or dropping fat from your frame. If you believe in quick-fix miracle cures for getting…
By: Ask Men / August 15, 2013

5 Very Necessary Lessons I’ve Learned From My Personal Trainer

For the past three weeks, I've been going to a personal trainer. I realize that's not very long, but according to my muscles, it's nigh near forever. I am not entirely averse to exercise. In certain contexts I like it -- like when I'm playing soccer or dancing all up in the clurb. But whe…
By: Julie Gerstein / August 5, 2013

Trainer Trials: Amelia & Ami Pedal It Out At Flywheel Sports

Ready to sweat? For the first episode of Trainer Trials (sponsored by Champion The Show-Off Sports Bra), in which I attempt to discover what there is to love about physical fitness, I dragged Ami along to Flywheel Sports for a little indoor cycling (spinning, if you're nasty). What I learned:…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2013

Yoga Gets The “Bro” Treatment

I was groaning while reading Boston.com's feature on "Broga," yoga geared toward bros (although women are welcome … GEE THANKS!). “This is not a dumbed down version of yoga. There’s a lot of movement linking the postures, but adding push-ups and variations of squats. People see the name ‘Broga’ and they think it’…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 22, 2013

8 Celebs In Really Awkward Workout Poses

Celebrities and their bikini bodies and their trainers and their ridiculous workouts are constantly being shoved in our faces. We get it, your appearance is your business, and while our soft asses are sitting in front of computers hoping to have time to trek to the gym someday, Hilary Duff is Instagramming a picture…
By: The Frisky / July 17, 2013

The Soapbox: On Black Women, Exercise And Our Hair

One day in college, during track practice, I wore a bandanna to my work out. I was having a spectacularly bad hair day and that thin piece of printed cloth made me feel safe from criticism. My coach, who was a hard ass, wasn’t having it and ordered me to take it off immediately. I…
By: Shanelle Matthews / May 29, 2013

The 9 Most Totally Awesome ’80s Workout Videos

Let's travel back to a time when aerobics was a lifestyle and spandex was a religion. When there was no shame in wearing a fashion belt as an exercising accoutrement, and there was a fine line between working out and making a soft core porn. Man, the '80s were awesome. We've collected of our favorite…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 2, 2013

Girl Talk: Why I Love MMA Fighting

The first MMA fight that I saw was by accident. I was visiting a friend at her apartment and her boyfriend and his friends were watching the last battle in a trio of fights between Quinton Jackson and Wanderlei Silva, two notable MMA fighters. I’d always had a healthy respect for the craft of boxing…
By: Courtney Young / March 19, 2013

Eye Roll: Parents Sue Over Yoga In Public Schools Because It “Promotes Eastern Religions”

Sometimes I do not have anything deeper to say other than "Shut up." And those are my choice words for the California parents who are suing their children's school district over yoga classes being taught in a class.  That's not very Zen, is it? …
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2013

Exercises To Enhance Your Sex Life

Sex and sports: what do they two have in common?  For starters, both require good performance in order to succeed. You’ve seen the TV advertisements, you’ve browsed the vitamin/pill aisle for a quick fix, and you’ve been subscribing to Cosmo for years. But there still seems to be something missing from your sex life. The…
By: A New Mode / December 15, 2012

Weekend Playlist: Let’s Get Physical!

We're not huge fans of working out, but it definitely helps if you have a good mix on while you're going through your fitness routine. So we created this mix, which will take you straight from warm up to ramp up and cool down. Hope you like it, and hope it makes your workout bananas!
By: Julie Gerstein / December 1, 2012

Reasons Why Saying You’re Going To The Gym Is Far More Fun Than Actually Going

Going to the gym or taking any sort of yoga class is a great way to stay in shape and keep healthy. This is a fact. You can’t argue this, because science has no room for arguments; science is that badass. While there are those who love to workout and actually thrive on it, there…
By: The Gloss / November 20, 2012

5 Hidden Benefits Of Exercise

With more than a third of Americans classified as obese, everyone from first lady Michelle Obama to TV news anchor Katie Couric is advocating exercise to maintain a healthy weight. That’s great, says Dr. Eudene Harry, author of “Live Younger in 8 Simple Steps,” but the benefits of exercise go far beyond fitting into those…
By: A New Mode / November 13, 2012

How Your Friend’s Body Image Can Impact Your Own

Recently, a friend of mine shared with me how unhappy she is with her body. I had been just fine with the way my body looks but once she suggested how she felt about herself, I began to notice an increase in my self-criticism. I  felt a bit more plump in my yoga pants, watched…
By: Daley Quinn / November 9, 2012

The Soapbox: Does Street Harassment Keep You From Exercising?

When most people think about street harassment, they think about what women wear or about how women should respond to catcalls. But there are other, more subtle, effects of street harassment and how it affects women's existence in public space. Recently, The Wall Street Journal noted that only 11 percent of the participant…
By: Lilit Marcus / October 12, 2012

Rae Cosmetics Brings Some Pretty To Your Early Morning Workout

My favorite sport has long been surfing the web, preferably on a bed or chaise lounge, but rumor has it that such a sedentary lifestyle might not actually be the best thing for your body. So don't laugh, but lately I've been making more of an effort to get off my lazy ass and actually…
By: Rachel Krause / August 2, 2012

What’s Up With Wearing Makeup At The Gym?

We've all seen it. You're huffing and puffing away on the elliptical machine, red-faced, sweat dampening your ampits and hair sticking to your forehead. That girl over there, two machines over, looks cute. She's wearing eyeshadow. And blush. And oh my God, is she wearing lipstick to exercise?!
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2012