Posts tagged "gyms"

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,…

By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 26, 2010

Blogger Tries To Go To The Gym For A Year—For Free

Columbia University law student Julia Neyman, 24, launched the blog “Buns of Steal” so she could write about her quest to score free gym passes at fitness centers all over New York City for an entire year. She uses a variety of tactics to weasel her way into gyms. She uses free passes that trainer…

By: Nikki Dowling / February 25, 2010

Why Make Saudi Women’s Waistlines Suffer?

Gotta love that Saudi Arabia. Not only do ladies have to fully cover up, now they have to let their bodies go, too. With religious clerics holding so much sway over the government, Saudi gyms are legally segregated by gender—male gyms get licenses from the government, but there is no authority to grant licenses to…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2009

Bad Date Hall Of Fame: Donald Duck, The Swim Instructor

Bad dates suck. But let’s face it, after a certain length of time, they can be pretty funny in retrospect. In honor of the grand tradition of laughing uproariously at disastrous dates, we’re taking submissions for The Bad Date Hall Of Fame. Send yours to tips@thefrisky.com – and if we publish yours, we’ll send you

By: The Frisky / May 7, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Love Leave, Women Working Out, And Gray Hair

Next week, the Finnish Parliament will discuss whether to grant working adults one week of “love leave” a year. This proposal is aimed at helping to reduce the number of divorces (half of all Finnish marriages end in divorce — like the U.S.!) and the number of people suffering from depression. Research there has show…

By: Catherine Strawn / March 7, 2008