Posts tagged "fitness"

Girl Talk: Why I Became Obsessed With Break Dancing

Growing up in Brooklyn, I was a tomboy without any contact with actual boys. I was the youngest of two girls raised by a single mother. My sister and I both went to an all-girls, ultra-Orthodox Jewish day school and neither of us had any male friends. During summer breaks, I went to an all-girl…
By: Dvora Meyers / July 13, 2010

Getting Fit With Hooping

Two years ago, feeling nostalgic for the pink and white, peppermint-striped hula hoop I used to play with as a kid, I decided to sign up for a "hoop dancing" class at a studio near Greenwich Village. I'm not much for conventional exercise, but add "dance" to the end of any noun — table dance,…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 12, 2010

Shake Your Groove Thang At Dance Dance Party Party

A couple of years ago when I was new to New York and looking for a fun way to shed some of the pounds I'd gained after indulging in some of the city's thousands of delicious restaurants, I decided to take a friend's recommendation and give Dance Dance Party Party a try. "It'…
By: Wendy Atterberry / July 8, 2010

5 Forms Of Fitness That Make You Feel Like A Kid Again

It seemed so much easier to exercise when we were kids, right? I mean, I had zero responsibility and got to spend hours playing outside. Getting my heart rate up for 30 minutes was no biggie. I didn't even know I was doing it. Growing up in weather-friendly Arizona, I did a lot of bike…
By: Ami Angelowicz / July 6, 2010

Do You Need A Personal Trainer For Your Vagina?

Living a healthy lifestyle is imperative for a long and happy life. If you work out your off to a good start, but being in good shape is not only beneficial to your health; it is now beneficial to your vagina. That's right, you read correctly. Not only can you now get a personal trainer…
By: Carli Alexa Blau / July 5, 2010

Share Your Most Embarrassing & Ridiculous Workout Stories!

I'll be honest -- I always feel a little ridiculous when I go to the gym. There I am, walking on the treadmill, in between the buff dude pumping iron and the impeccably toned woman running effortlessly on a steep incline; it seems brutally obvious what a workout novice I am. Even in yoga, where…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 1, 2010

McDonald’s In Miniature: Why French People Don’t Get Fat

I snapped a picture of this new McDonald's ad in the Paris metro system a few days ago. Apparently, McDonald's chains in France have added a new dessert to the menu—a frappé, a Frenchisized version of a milkshake—and these advertisements have gone up all over Paris. Despite rising obesity rates in France, here's a…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 29, 2010

In My Next Life I’ll Be A Dancer, In This One I’ll Do Nia

When I was 4 years old I was in my first play. When my big, finale scene came along I was supposed to sweep a moneybag down from a chimney and rejoice. But when the moneybag was not in its place, I was forced to think on my feet and come up with a new…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 22, 2010

Fearlessly Fit: Amelia Tackles Anti-Gravity Yoga Wings

Allow me to give you a little background on my history with fitness. Don't worry, this won't take long. I danced a bit as a kid; I learned how to surf in Costa Rica; I've taken yoga off and on for three years or so, focusing on Bikram yoga in the last six months, although,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2010

Pickle Juice Is The New Powerade

Best news ever for an extreme pickle lover like me! A new study shows that pickle juice is better at relieving muscle cramps than water or other sports drinks. This discovery led to an new amazing product, Pickle Juice Sport, a sports drink loaded with electrolytes, pickle brine, and a little bit of vinegar, the…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 16, 2010

Quiz: What’s Your Fitness Style?

Do your friends marvel at your discipline to be at the gym EVERY morning at 6 a.m.? Or is your favorite exercise move texting? (C’mon it has to burn some calories, right?) Maybe you’ve become addicted to fitness gizmos ever since you tried out your mom’s Thighmaster in the 8th grade ... or you’re nursing…
By: Diana Vilibert / June 15, 2010

I Dragged My Boyfriend To Partner Yoga (And We’re Still Together!)

I love yoga (along with the other 30 million women who practice in the U.S). And when I realized that I could combine my love for yoga and my love for James, my fiance, into a partner yoga session, I was honestly psyched. The day of our lesson, I asked James if he was excited?
By: Alina Berd / June 10, 2010

Girl Talk: Why I Ran A Half-Marathon

In fifth grade I was the new kid in school, which is always hard. But I think it’s hardest in gym class. Especially if you’re the new “chubby” kid with zero athletic ability. Hello locker room spitballs. It was the day before Thanksgiving and, much to my dismay, running day in gym class. Running day…
By: Ami Angelowicz / May 27, 2010

Readers Speak: How To Get Motivated To Exercise

The other day, I announced I'm fat as a house and totally unmotivated to exercise! I asked you, dear Frisky readers, for your advice on how to get my butt in gear. And you had tons of ideas! Frankly, I found it to be rather moving. One, talking about it here reminded me I'm…
By: Susannah Breslin / May 24, 2010

How Do You Get Motivated To Exercise?

Here's a fact: Right now, I am the fattest I've ever been in my whole life. Period. End of story. I have all the respect in the world for Crystal Renn and every woman who can love her body no matter what size it is, but I am not that woman. (Granted, not being…
By: Susannah Breslin / May 21, 2010

10 Ways To Get Bikini-Ready (For Us Non-Celebs, That Is)

It's that annoying time of year when celebs start "flaunting their bikini bods" and we get sick with envy over the kind of physique a team of personal trainers/dieticians/beauticians/stylists can get you. So fine, we'll do it the hard way. After the jump, 10 ways you can get it together yourself. Because, let's face it,…
By: Erin Flaherty / April 5, 2010

Do Yoga And Booze Make A Good Cocktail?

I made a bunch of resolutions for myself for 2010, among them to attend yoga at least three times a week. For a few months last year, I actually made it to class four times a week, but the further we got into the dark season, my winter doldrums set in and I just couldn't…
By: Wendy Atterberry / January 27, 2010

JWoww’s Shocking (And Shockingly Stupid) Beauty Advice

First came Pauly D's hair-gel video session, then the Snook-ster revealed how she gets her "pouf." Now, "Jersey Shore" star JWoww is getting in on the beauty and body advice-giving on her website. And yes, folks, it's CRAZY ...
By: Nina Carbone / January 22, 2010

High Heels Mess With Posh’s Posture?

OK, so maybe all those "high heels can kill you!" stories are a bit extreme, but wearing 4-inch stilettos everyday could potentially do a number on your posture. At least that's what Victoria Beckham claims, although this sounds like a case of paranoia—she's been "concerned" that wearing high heels over all these year…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 14, 2009
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