Posts tagged "fitness"

Are Young Female Athletes Eating Enough?

Today in never, ever, ever stop eating: Apparently there’s a syndrome called the female athlete triad that consists of a loss of bone density, irregular periods, and low

Rebecca Vipond Brink | September 1, 2015 - 9:30 am

15 Extremely Convincing Reasons To Take A Walk Today

A radical pedestrian revolution is underway in America! Or at least, that’s what The Guardian is reporting. Acting Surgeon General Boris Lushniak said we should “go retro!” and treat walking…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Absolute Beginners: Absolute Bye-ginners

It occurred to me last week that the only exercise I’m getting right now is the exercise I get while I’m out doing stuff for Absolute Beginners.
That’s not really…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | June 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Lauren Conrad Bans The Word “Skinny” From Her Website

This swimsuit season, Lauren Conrad has banned negative body talk on her website. She writes:
…Our June theme here on is going to be Shape Up. You can expect all

Claire Hannum | June 2, 2015 - 9:30 am

Absolute Beginners: Germs At The Gym

Here are some tips on how to avoid gym-related infections.

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 29, 2015 - 1:30 pm

Workout’s A Drag? Not When You’re Working Out With Drag Queens!

You know you want to work out with Pandora Boxx!

Robyn Pennacchia | May 23, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Absolute Beginners: SoulCycle And What “Community” Means

There’s a SoulCycle-licensed tank top you can buy that describes the phenomenon thusly: “Pack, tribe, crew, posse, cult, gang, community, SoulCycle.” I was told, specifically, that it would be a…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 22, 2015 - 9:45 am

Absolute Beginners: 5 Things I Learned Doing Aerial Fitness

I’ve been out on medical for the last two weeks, which means two things: First, that I haven’t been going to the gym much, and second, that Absolute Beginners took…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | May 15, 2015 - 10:00 am

Absolute Beginners: Exercise Motivation For The Extremely Anxious

So, big question for people who are getting into fitness and are coping with anxiety over it: How do you find exercise motivation when you really, really, really just want…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 24, 2015 - 4:00 pm

Absolute Beginners: Know When To Stop

Right now, I have tendonitis in my left ankle, tenosynovitis in both of my feet (it’s an inflammation of the sheaths that protect tendons), hammer toes, and my marathon-induced avascular…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 17, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Absolute Beginners: A Place For Workout Videos In My Heart

The more I do for Absolute Beginners — the more I try new things — the more I have to re-evaluate my past with sports and fitness. This week, for…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 10, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Absolute Beginners: When I Fall In Love

As soon as I got down from my second climb and untied myself from the rope, during my second visit to Brooklyn Boulders, I texted my fiancé, Michael. “I really…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 3, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Deck Yourself Out For Running: 9 Ways To Spoil Yourself This Spring

It’s spring! That means it’s the time of year when running wusses like me get out of the gym and onto the streets where all the much braver running nutsos…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 31, 2015 - 2:00 pm

Absolute Beginners: Productive Pain

A few weeks ago, I got my hands on a copy of a stretch workout DVD called Lastics (yeah, I still use DVDs, I’m a rube). I’m not super-inflexible –…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 30, 2015 - 9:00 am

Crossfit Couple Does Crossfit Engagement Photo Shoot, Internet Loves It, Writer Pukes

Here’s a story that takes two things I hate and mashes them together: Crossfit and wacky engagement photos! Joe Marttila and Ili Buenrosto, two Crossfit enthusiasts from Florida, decided to…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 27, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Kickass Woman Of The Day: Rebecca Zamolo Trains For A Half-Marathon After Losing Her Colon

When Rebecca Zamolo, a vibrant actress, YouTube star and athlete, began experiencing stomach pain after eating along with other unusual symptoms, she knew something wasn’t quite right. She got the shock of…

Claire Hannum | March 24, 2015 - 4:30 pm

Absolute Beginners: Gym Etiquette 101

After the first installment of Absolute Beginners was posted, I got a few really awesome suggestions for future posts. This one is from reader Cedra, who brought up the point…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Managing Diet And Exercise With My ADHD Brain

I have pretty severe ADHD. That dictates a lot of the way that my life, brain, body, and relationships function, but it’s not something I talk about a lot because…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 19, 2015 - 10:30 am

Lena Dunham Is Having To Defend Her Workouts As “Not Anti-Feminist”

According to Marie Claire (because I don’t watch Letterman), Lena Dunham is having to defend herself as a feminist … because she’s working out.
Let me say from the outset,…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 18, 2015 - 10:30 am

All The Bicycle-Related Knowledge I Have, In Q&A Form

It was 70 degrees out yesterday in Chicago. Seventy, people! That means, of course, that I’ve been riding my bike for the last few weeks, because really, once you hit…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 18, 2015 - 9:00 am
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