On Tuesday night, I went to a yoga class. Truth be told, I really enjoyed it. But on the way out of the studio, I couldn’t help but overhear another student in the class say to her friend, “I feel so connected to the universe after that.” As someone who recoils at new agey expressions, I instantly felt turned off. I mean, yes, it felt lovely to exercise, breathe, and stretch—even though people speak of it in these terms, it never feels that spiritual to me.
So imagine what I thought when I read a Daily Beast piece this morning about the “yogasm”—the phenomenon of women having orgasms during a yoga class.
Apparently, this is a thing.
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I admitted last week that after several months of no exercise, I’ve gotten a little flabby. Since I’m not the most creative person when it comes to fitness, I asked you to give me your easy, fuss-free exercise tips. Many of you suggested I begin running or walking, instead of working out in the small inside space I have available. You’ve definitely convinced me to use the several-miles long park that is right across the street from my home. But what were some of Frisky readers’ other creative tips? Keep reading »
Earlier this year, I decided that my personal trainer wasn’t a necessity. I told myself that I could save the money I paid him, while employing the exercises he taught me and taking advantage of BeFitNYC, NYC’s free or low-cost fitness program. But you know what? I got lazy … big surprise right? So, now I’ve got a tricycle tire around my mid-section, a droopy butt, and fat knees. I need help! Please reveal your easy, fuss-free, and dare I say fun at home/free exercise tips in the comments. Hopefully, these exercises can be performed in a 3′ x 5′ floor space because that’s all the room I have. And look out for a post of all the good tips next week. Keep reading »
If you thought pole-dancing died when Miley Cyrus got on the pole, you were wrong. The true death knell is Pole Fitness For Jesus, a pole-dancing class for good Christian ladies in the sleepy town of Old Spring Town, Texas. The women in the Pole Fitness For Jesus class strut in high heels and body roll to uplifting Christian music — not because they’re trying to be sexy, mind you, but because they are honoring their body as a temple. “God gives us these bodies and they are suppose to be our temples and we are suppose to take care of them and that’s what we are doing,” explained Crystal Dean, a pole-dancing instructor, who rightfully points out that judging others for pole dancing is not very Christian. In fact, the few students in the free classes, which meets two Sundays a month, attest they feel a “spiritual connection” on the pole. Hey, whatever makes you feel closer to God — as long as you’re not hurting anybody — is fine with this Christian. Just ask yourself: what would Mary Magdalene do? [KTRK] Keep reading »
“We’re really normal. We just like to watch movies. We work out a lot. We love to work out. We do stuff together like that. We take walks. … [He's] definitely ripped.”
—Britney Spears opens up to Ryan Seacrest about her relationship with agent Jason Trawick. I’m kinda hoping that the “working out” she’s referring to is sexercise, but I doubt it. [People] Keep reading »
If you are too lazy to eat right and drag your ass to the gym, then you may want to consider a pair of turbocell bulge-busting leggings available at Bliss. For $149, these stylish pants will melt away cellulite when worn eight hours a day for eight weeks. That breaks down to every day at work or every night when you sleep. That’s a lot. But how do these magic leggings work? The three layers of cotton, latex, and spandex micro-massage your thighs while upping your body temperature and circulation. My thighs started shaking just reading the product description. “Please let me be free,” they pleaded. “Don’t put me in those hot pants eight hours a day! I’ll work hard at the gym, I promise!” Well, my thighs have spoken. It’s a no. How about your thighs? Would they accept being stuffed into these leg condoms 24/7? [The Hairpin] Keep reading »
Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino
has a beefcake workout video for sale — you knew
that was coming — and the bloopers reel is more entertaining than Deena in panties and a cowboy hat. There’s nothing quite as fun as watching “Jersey Shore”
‘s biggest ego mess up his lines and get ragged on by the super-hot chick in his exercise video. Maybe he was just hungover? [YouTube
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What do you get when you combine exercise and hysterical laughing? This extremely frightening workout video. [YouTube
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“Simulation of sex is a real workout. We must have done a hundred takes. There was an oxygen take at one point. It took two days. Simulated sex is really fun, but it’s not easy.
—Emma Stone goes against the grain and tells W that filming sex scenes is fun, rather than awkward and uncomfortable as every other actor in Hollywood tells us. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
Between Thanksgiving and all of the holiday dinners that will be going down this month, a few extra pounds will probably be hiding under our belts. And as tried and true as diet and exercise can be to limit the extra poundage we put on, a faster, more immediate “cure” sounds better. There are Spanx, there are creams, there are pills, and now there are clothes that supposedly work you out — get this — without working out! Sure, you could wear them while working out, but isn’t the whole point to not have to?! I want to believe that these pricey workout clothes can turn my fine but flabby body into the perfect celeb figure of my dreams, all without changing my normal (and minimal) exercise regime. If they don’t work, though, I’ll have just wasted enough money to make an entire second Thanksgiving dinner. Boo. So what do you think — would you try this fad out? [$55-$80, Reebok] Keep reading »