fitness

What Are You Really Running From?

I have to admit that I’m somewhat of a runner myself, so maybe I’m not supposed to find this video funny, but this Onion ad for a fake fitness tracker…

Claire Hannum | August 13, 2014 - 5:00 pm

This App Will Send Beauty And Fitness Pros Right To Your Door

If you live in Manhattan, a new app called PRIV will send beauty, fitness, or wellness pros right to your apartment within an hour. Through PRIV, you can request a personal…

Claire Hannum | July 29, 2014 - 4:00 pm

Pumping Iron: What To Look For In A Lifting Gym

Back in May, I wrote about my complete and total infatuation with power lifting. I was happy to see that there were so many positive reactions to it, and so…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | July 7, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Let’s Watch The President Of The United States Pump Some Iron, Mmkay?

Can’t the President of a powerful nation get a little private beefcake-ing time? Apparently not! President Obama was in Poland recently for, like, work or something, and decided to squeeze in a…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 4, 2014 - 5:30 pm

Want: This $130 Home Elliptical Machine Is Perfect For Gym-Phobic Hermits With ADHD (Like Me!)

Three things to know about me: 1) I really do not enjoy working out, 2) I’m not really inclined to leave my apartment if I don’t have to and 3)…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 1, 2014 - 1:30 pm

5 Invisible Obstacles I Conquer Every Time I Run

I started running regularly about six months ago, moving slowly from the “Oh My God I Hate This So Much” stage to the “Hey This Is Kind Of Cool” stage…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | March 18, 2014 - 2:00 pm

9 Reasons That The Workout Reality Show “Toned Up” Is Actually Kind Of Great

I have a confession to make: “Toned Up” is my new “guilty” pleasure — but I am unashamed.

My friend/workout buddy Kate introduced me to the show, which follows…

Claire Hannum | January 16, 2014 - 3:00 pm

Ask A Yoga Teacher: 6 “What If” Questions From A Yoga Newbie

The last time I did yoga was more than a decade ago, when a couple friends and I took a weekly class at the gym for a few months. Even…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | January 14, 2014 - 11:00 am

Here’s A Resolution: Stop Complaining About People Taking Over Your Gym, And Encourage Them Instead

It’s safe to say that if you’re a human between the ages of 18 to 65 with a Facebook account, your friends’ New Years Resolutions have been popping up on…

Katie Oldenburg | January 3, 2014 - 4:00 pm

True Story: My Big, Fat, Finished Marathon

About 20 weeks ago, I decided to train to do the Seattle Marathon.  Sunday was the Seattle Marathon.  When I woke up at 5am I told my partner Julianne “It’s going…

Ragen Chastain | December 9, 2013 - 12:00 pm

PC Nation Much? “Just Move” Stamps Are On Hold Because They Display “Unsafe Behavior”

Somebody call the PC Police: the Michelle Obama-inspired “Just Move!” stamp series, which encourages kids to lead more active lifestyles, has been put on hold because it depicts children participating…

Claire Hannum | October 17, 2013 - 12:40 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | August 23, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Trainer Trials: Amelia & Julie Glove Up And Box

I gotta admit, I was especially excited for this episode of Trainer Trials. My grandfather — shout out to Frank Joseph Parry, whut whut! — was a boxer and won…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 16, 2013 - 11:00 am

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…

Ask Men | August 15, 2013 - 3:45 pm

Trainer Trials: Watch Amelia & Jessica Shake Their Tail Feathers At Zumba!

It’s time for another episode of “Trainer Trials,” our new video series in which I try out various fitness activities in hopes of finding one or more that I don’t…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 12, 2013 - 10:00 am

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…

Julie Gerstein | August 5, 2013 - 9:00 am

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 2, 2013 - 10:00 am

Introducing Trainer Trials!

Working out has never really been my thing. I’ve belonged to a few gyms (some of which I never frequented, not even once), I’ve taking a spinning class here and there, I…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | July 29, 2013 - 2:00 pm

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…

Ami Angelowicz | July 22, 2013 - 3:30 pm

5 Ways Yoga Can Improve Your Sex Life

People tend to fixate on very specific mental images when it comes to yoga and sex. They hear Yoga Sutra and think Kama Sutra. They remember that story they once…

Steph Auteri | June 9, 2013 - 12:00 pm