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Emma Stone Says Filming Sex Scenes Is A Workout

“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 »

Self-Toning Clothing: Miracle Or Misrepresentation?

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 »

And The Prize Goes To … The Best Way To Stay Motivated To Exercise During TheWinter

Last week, we asked you to tell us how you’ll stay motivated to exercise during the colder months, in the hopes of winning “Thintervention” workout gear from Shop by Bravo. And the winner is … save_the_empire for the comment after the jump… Keep reading »

Madonna’s Newest Project: Hard Candy Fitness Centers

Madonna‘s arm muscles are still a thing of wonder. So her newest venture sort of almost makes sense. Madonna is opening up a chain of gyms called Hard Candy Fitness Centers, named for her last album, natch. The first gym is opening in Mexico City and branches will also be heading to Russia, Brazil, Argentina, as well as multiple locations in Europe and Asia. What, no US of A? Keep reading »

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’s tough love. Catch the season finale of “Thintervention” on Bravo at 10 p.m. on Monday. [Prices Vary, Shop by Bravo]

WIN THIS! We’re giving away a set of “Thintervention” workout gear, which includes a Nice Abs Sports Bra, a pair of Tough Shorts, a Live with Intensity Water Bottle, and a Chase the Burn Duffle Bag, but you have to work if you want it. In the comments, tell us how you will stay motivated to exercise during the colder months. Enter by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28, 2010. We’ll pick our favorite response and announce the winner Friday, Oct. 29. You must live in the U.S. or Canada to win. (Read the official rules here.) Good luck!

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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 presses will tone the muscles around your breasts and help hold ‘em high. This sounds like a B.S. cross-promotional idea to me, but hey, maybe you have seen soldiers with amazing racks.

Do you believe a “boob camp” could actually tone your ta-tas or is this idea a crock? [AudioFuel] Keep reading »

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 cups that do hold things together are painful, circulation-depriving contraptions that make it hard to breathe, let alone jog. Thank God that “breast biomechanics” — I know, awesome name, right? — at the University of Wollongong in Australia have developed a sports bra prototype that supposedly — gasp! — does its job …
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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 Dove’s Real Beauty campaign, a print advertisement declaring “My butt is big” was pretty groundbreaking at the time. Critics, however, disliked the fact that only a woman’s ass — as opposed to, say, her face — was used in the ad.

Now, five years later, Nike Women is recycling their big butts and, oh joy, the model isn’t just a disembodied bottom. But, personally, I’m not crazy about it. Some of us don’t have an interest in doing “ten thousand lunges” and couldn’t care less about luring “herds of skinny women away from the best deals at clothing sales.” We just rock our big butt for our big butt’s sake!

What do y’all think of Nike Women’s new ad? [Guanabee.com] Keep reading »

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 had I gotten myself into? As a “liberated” 21st century professional woman, what was I doing in a room filled with a bunch of lap dance chairs and stripper poles? I reminded myself that I was there to help my friend Jennifer win a pole, but I was starting to reconsider. I could just leave, duck out quietly. Then I heard the teacher say, “Let’s start on our backs, and feel your breath.” There was no way out now. Keep reading »

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 dancing and are open to both girls and boys.

Be that as it may (and I won’t deny a workout on the pole is athletically rigorous), who do these Up Yer Pole people think they’re fooling? Keep reading »

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