Posts tagged "fitness"

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 went on a brief -- very brief -- Bikram yoga kick and then blamed quitting on "the smell." Nothing has ever stuck. Sometimes I throw…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2013

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 lot of movement linking the postures, but adding push-ups and variations of squats. People see the name ‘Broga’ and they think it’…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 22, 2013

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 read about the Orgasmic Meditation (OM) movement or naked yoga or yogasms. They picture the cheesy movie scenes where men watch a sex video and…
By: Steph Auteri / June 9, 2013

Learn The Art Of Prancercise

As a person born in the Year of the Horse, the art of prancercise appeals to every level of my being. My new fitness guru, Joanna Rohrback (who just so happens to be from the great state of Florida), demonstrates how to prancercise in this instructional video. It's a fitness workout, yes.
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 29, 2013

The 9 Most Totally Awesome ’80s Workout Videos

Let's travel back to a time when aerobics was a lifestyle and spandex was a religion. When there was no shame in wearing a fashion belt as an exercising accoutrement, and there was a fine line between working out and making a soft core porn. Man, the '80s were awesome. We've collected of our favorite…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 2, 2013

New Workout Trend Uses … High Heels

It might seem a little more logical for women to slip off their heels to do some dancing, but the Wall Street Journal says a new fitness trend requires precisely the opposite. Called things like "heel hop" or "stiletto fitness," the classes are offered in a handful of spots from LA to Vegas to Kansas City, but…
By: Newser / February 2, 2013

Tracy Anderson Is Half Person, Half Clydesdale

Behold, "trainer to the stars," close friend of Gwyneth Paltrow, and all-around jerk Tracy Anderson! This is the very same Tracy Anderson who believes she can "redesign" every body into a "teeny tiny dancer type" regardless of genetics, blames pregnant women and new mothers for "letting their bodies go," and thinks that they could all…
By: Rachel Krause / January 10, 2013

15 Healthy New Year’s Resolutions (That You Can Actually Keep)

It’s that time of year. New Year’s Day is just a few days away, and that implies that it’s time to start planning for 2013. What do we want in the new year? What are our goals? What will it take to finally reach true happiness? Well, all of those things can include a healthier…
By: BlissTree / December 30, 2012

Exercises To Enhance Your Sex Life

Sex and sports: what do they two have in common?  For starters, both require good performance in order to succeed. You’ve seen the TV advertisements, you’ve browsed the vitamin/pill aisle for a quick fix, and you’ve been subscribing to Cosmo for years. But there still seems to be something missing from your sex life. The…
By: A New Mode / December 15, 2012

Weekend Playlist: Let’s Get Physical!

We're not huge fans of working out, but it definitely helps if you have a good mix on while you're going through your fitness routine. So we created this mix, which will take you straight from warm up to ramp up and cool down. Hope you like it, and hope it makes your workout bananas!
By: Julie Gerstein / December 1, 2012

Reasons Why Saying You’re Going To The Gym Is Far More Fun Than Actually Going

Going to the gym or taking any sort of yoga class is a great way to stay in shape and keep healthy. This is a fact. You can’t argue this, because science has no room for arguments; science is that badass. While there are those who love to workout and actually thrive on it, there…
By: The Gloss / November 20, 2012

5 Hidden Benefits Of Exercise

With more than a third of Americans classified as obese, everyone from first lady Michelle Obama to TV news anchor Katie Couric is advocating exercise to maintain a healthy weight. That’s great, says Dr. Eudene Harry, author of “Live Younger in 8 Simple Steps,” but the benefits of exercise go far beyond fitting into those…
By: A New Mode / November 13, 2012

Girl Talk: Yep, I’m A Fat Yoga Teacher

It usually starts with widened eyes and a slight lift of the eyebrows. As I walk over to greet a new student, they slowly stick out their hand to meet mine. "Hi, I'm Anna. I'm so glad you're here!" "Hi," they say back. “You’re the ... teacher?"…
By: Anne Guest-Jelley / October 25, 2012

What’s Up With Wearing Makeup At The Gym?

We've all seen it. You're huffing and puffing away on the elliptical machine, red-faced, sweat dampening your ampits and hair sticking to your forehead. That girl over there, two machines over, looks cute. She's wearing eyeshadow. And blush. And oh my God, is she wearing lipstick to exercise?!
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2012

The Dirtiest Fitness Video We’ve Ever Seen

Well, this fitness video out of Korea definitely has it all: faux horses, people thrusting, abs.  An infomercial for a "home equestrian system," this commercial is one of the most unintentionally erotic things we've ever seen. Cannot look away! [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 24, 2012

Coregasms Are Officially Our New Motivation To Go To The Gym

I am about to share some very personal information with my fellow Frisky ladies: I had my first orgasm in a playground. No, it wasn’t some fantastic moment of bliss shared with a sexy or dashing incredible hunk while hiding away in a plastic tunnel or something. It was simply a couple of seconds of…
By: Tiffanie Drayton / March 20, 2012

The 7 Jerks You Meet In Every Gym

Serving in my capacity as a chair-bound fitness expert, I'm here to shed some light on the gym experience, and in particular, list some of the awful, awful people you're about to meet on your self-improvement/desalination journey, and how you should deal with them.
By: Cracked / January 13, 2012

An Inner Monologue During My First Spin Class In … Let’s Just Say Many, Many Months

Alright. Back in the saddle. Literally. It's been how long? Shudder. Let's not go there. I'm turning a new leaf. Ew, that sounds like a cheesy ladymag article. Let's just call it what it is: I'm out of shape and suddenly have a desire to live longer. Exercise is the key to hotness and longevity.
By: Leonora Epstein / January 12, 2012

My Sad History With Exercise, Plus A Plea For Advice On How To Motivate To Work Out

There are a lot of things in this world that I am interested in learning how to do. Play my ukulele! Become fluent in Italian! Floral arrangement! Learning to appreciate the music of Phish! I'm generally adventurous. But there has been one thing I just have never been able to get down with. I absolutely…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2012

Guy Purposely Gains Weight — So He Can Take It Off

If you're a guy who's really into fitness, what's the last thing you'd probably do? Try and gain a bunch of weight. But that's exactly what Drew Manning is doing, just so he can prove how easy it is to take the weight back off. Drew! Manning, who is a professional trainer, has helpfully posted…
By: Julie Gerstein / October 21, 2011