Posts tagged "exercise"

Win This! “Thintervention” Workout Gear

You might not be able to afford celebrity trainer Jackie Warner, but that doesn't mean you can't look like one of her "Thintervention" clients. Show the world that couch potatoes do sometimes get off their rumps, stop watching reality TV, and exercise. "Thintervention"'s exercise gear will help you stay motivated even without Jackie'…
By: Annika Harris / October 22, 2010

What The Hell Is “Boob Camp”?

Giving hope to saggy breasts everywhere, a British bra company, Triumph, has teamed up with a military fitness training school for a "boob camp" workout. How do you tone a body part that's filled with fat (or silicone!)? The UK's No.1 Boot Camp and Triumph claim their "boob camp" push-ups and dumb bell…
By: Jessica Wakeman / September 8, 2010

A Sports Bra That Works = Finally, I Could Jump For Joy

Scientists are finally working to remedy a problem that has plagued us big-chested ladies since we hit puberty: sports bras don't really work for us. Most athletic bras have a shelf that is about as effective at holding the twins in place as a band-aid is on a gaping wound, and the bras with cu…
By: Joanne Hinkel / August 20, 2010

Nike Likes Big Butts And It Cannot Lie

What's the best way to sell running shoes to women? Nike goes with big butts. (Well, "big" by print advertising standards. You're not going to see Gabby Sidibe's ass in any of these Nike Women ads.) In 2005, the company hawked its lady products with a big juicy booty. Similar to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 3, 2010

How Pole Dancing Changed My Life

I sat on a purple mat wearing black yoga pants and a long-sleeved shirt across from 10 other women whose faces I couldn’t quite make out. The studio was dark, except for a few fake flickering candles lining the walls and two red-lit lamps. I looked around and counted four armchairs and fives poles. What…
By: Kimberlee Auerbach / July 30, 2010

Pole Dancing School Begins Offering Classes For Elementary School Kids

And now from the "Things Which Sound Like Something On '30 Rock' But Are Actually Real" files: The Up Yer Pole pole dancing school in Scotland has begun offering classes for elementary schoolers ages six to 12. Up Yer Pole calls the lessons "pole fit" classes, alleging they are gymnastics classes with no sexual…
By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2010

Stomp Mel Gibson To Get In Shape

We're not fans of violence, per se, but this "Stomp Mel Gibson" special is kind of awesome. [Advertising Is Good For You]…
By: Lily Q / July 21, 2010

5 Forms Of Fitness That Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

It seemed so much easier to exercise when we were kids, right? I mean, I had zero responsibility and got to spend hours playing outside. Getting my heart rate up for 30 minutes was no biggie. I didn't even know I was doing it. Growing up in weather-friendly Arizona, I did a lot of bike…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 6, 2010

Crave: Forever 21 Workout Gear

Working out is a necessary part of life, and whether you're a marathon runner or an elliptical pro, one fact remains the same. Everyone has to buy workout gear. We are always on the search for affordable but cute exercise clothes, because though we don't want to spend money on clothes we're just going to…
By: Bianca Posterli / July 5, 2010

Sweat The Kelly Killoren Bensimon Way

Thanks to "The Real Housewives of New York City," everyone has become privy to Kelly Killoren Bensimon's workout habits, which include skimpy exercise gear, running in the middle of traffic, and just the perfect amount of elliptical-ing so that it looks like she's working out, but her hair remains styled just so. Clearly, give…
By: Bianca Posterli / July 1, 2010

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…
By: Erin Flaherty / June 30, 2010

In My Next Life I’ll Be A Dancer, In This One I’ll Do Nia

When I was 4 years old I was in my first play. When my big, finale scene came along I was supposed to sweep a moneybag down from a chimney and rejoice. But when the moneybag was not in its place, I was forced to think on my feet and come up with a new…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 22, 2010

Workout Apparel For Sweating In Style

Working out is a necessary part of life, and whether you're a marathon runner or an elliptical pro, one fact remains the same: You can't exercise in the nude. We're always interested in cute, affordable workout clothes because, though we don't want to spend money on stuff we're just going to sweat in, it's important…
By: Bianca Posterli / June 17, 2010

Pickle Juice Is The New Powerade

Best news ever for an extreme pickle lover like me! A new study shows that pickle juice is better at relieving muscle cramps than water or other sports drinks. This discovery led to an new amazing product, Pickle Juice Sport, a sports drink loaded with electrolytes, pickle brine, and a little bit of vinegar, the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 16, 2010

Can We Please Bring Jazzercise Back?

Exercise trends come and go. Right now it's all about yoga, all 700 variations of it. Yoga is fabulous, but sometimes it's just too serious. Don't you ever want to make a joke while everyone is in Downward Dog? Don't you ever want to hear some music instead of listening to yourself breathe for 90…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 17, 2010

Chanel’s Light Weights For Dumbbells

Sculpt your guns with some Chanel weights? No doubt, the price tag will be heavier than the weights themselves. [KariCruz.com]…
By: Leonora Epstein / May 4, 2010

Men And Women Run For Different Reasons

Before I started training for the New York City marathon a couple years ago, I didn't like running. I hated it. In fact, I didn't even sign myself up to run the marathon -- my mom, who counts exercising as a favorite hobby, thought it would be fun to do the race together, so…
By: Catherine Strawn / April 20, 2010

Girl Talk: My First Pole Dancing Class

I am not sexy. That could be the takeaway if you'd been a fly on the pole — er, the wall — at my first pole dancing class this weekend. There are a great many talents I have in this world. But strutting sexy and swirling around a pole are not some of those…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2010

Metabolic Gym Gives You A Workout Without Moving. Also: We Have A Bridge To Sell You.

Living in France has caused me to be constantly flummoxed by the whole "French Women Don't Get Fat" situation. They don't! And even though exercise has become increasingly à la mode, I can count on one hand the number of times I have seen a Parisian woman running by the Seine (sans sports bra,…
By: Leonora Epstein / March 16, 2010

The New Old Fitness Craze Is Hula-Hooping

Every Monday, I rush to Crunch gym in order to sign up for one of the coveted 24 spots in my favorite gym class ever, Urban Rebounding. It's like a race to make sure I'm there on time to score a position in class. For an hour, I bounce up and down on a mini…
By: Bianca Posterli / March 10, 2010