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5 Very Necessary Lessons I’ve Learned From My Personal Trainer

Awesome '80s Workouts
These work out videos from the '80s will make you sweat. Read More »
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5 Lessons Ive 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 entirely averse to exercise. In certain contexts I like it — like when I’m playing soccer or dancing all up in the clurb. But when given the choice between working out and eating a taco, well, tacos win every time.

A few months ago, I got on the scale for the first time in years and it was traumatizing. I’m one of those people who goes to the doctor and specifically tells the nurse not to tell  how much I weigh, because I’m super neurotic and will just fixate on it. That’s how much this crap bothers me. But this time I looked and discovered I’d gained an undisclosed but alarming amount of weight in the six years that I’ve lived in New York. What’s worse: I felt soft and mushy and lazy and just not comfortable in my own body. (And yeah, I know that’s not a ton, but it is kind of a lot when you’re only 5 feet tall. Oh, how I envy you tall ladies who can evenly distribute weight all over your lanky frames. There is no place for it to go on me.) Keep reading »

Get Decked Out To Work Out (For Less!)

Annoying Yogis
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Hot Yoga Bag
This golden yoga bag is so cute. Read More »
Bikram Yoga Love
Bikram yoga is turning me into one of those women. Read More »

The thing that has been getting me through the winter is hot yoga. But there is one — only one–drawback. My laundry load has quadrupled. There’s so much sweating going on that I need so much more gear than I have. That, or I need to start doing laundry two to three times a week. Not gonna happen! I heard some girls at my yoga studio talking about this service called PV.Body. For $50 a month, stylists pick out a top and bottom, of various brands and styles, customized to your body type and workout needs, and ship them (free of charge) to your doorstep. If you’ve ever shopped at Lululemon, then you know that a new yoga outfit will run you at least $150. Save a $100? Yes, please. Added bonus: if you don’t like your new outfit, you can exchange it for another. If that isn’t motivation to stick with your new workout routine, I don’t know what is. [$50/ month, PV.Body]

Holiday Gift Guide: For The Avid Athlete

We all have a fitness buff friend, right? You know the type. She jogs on her lunch breaks. She has a favorite treadmill at the gym. She never changes out of her yoga pants but somehow it totally works for her. Here are 10 sporty gifts her healthy little heart desires…

The Situation’s Workout Vid Bloopers


Watch Mike “The Situation” Sorrentino make a few oopsies on the set of his workout tape. Best part: while holding another man gently above his badonkadonk, The Sitch lets it slip, “Did I say brother or butter?” Hmm, clearly his mind wandered off into the butt sex scene in “Last Tango In Paris.” Also, please chime in with your opinion on this pressing question: did he stuff his basketball shorts or is he at half-mast the whole time? [The Hairpin] Keep reading »

Lose Weight When You Walk

Ladies! Throw those weight loss resolutions out the window. There is a new piece of workout equipment destined to change your life. It’s a shoe. I know, I was a skeptic too. But The MBT (Massai Barefoot Technology) is being called the world’s smallest gym. It looks like a sneaker but the sole is curved and thick. Initially, when you put them on it almost feels like you might fall backwards because it seems like you’re walking on a springy mass (like a trampoline) or a sandy beach. But once you get comfortable walking in the shoes, it’s like a total body workout without even putting in work. You just walk like you normally do. You can run your errands or go for a walk, only this time you’re getting a serious workout in. The shoe works on firming and toning your abs, thighs, legs and butt muscles. I’m not complaining about trying to drop a couple of holiday pounds. It also helps improve posture and relieves stress on our joints and back. The shoe is so hot reportedly celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Cher and Heidi Klum own a pair. Keep reading »

Poll: Balls Versus Boobs

While my Dolly Parton-esque double D’s provide my sexy-time friends with far, far more than a handful, my breasts prevent me from normal activities. Like crossing my heart to say the Pledge of Allegiance. Like squeezing between tables at restaurants without whacking someone in the face. Like wearing button-up shirts and running at the same time. Still, are my bodacious ta-ta’s any more intrusive than, say, the pair men have — that is: balls? I mean, how do they run with those things dangling between their legs? There’s just no denying it. Ladies and gents have bulky body baggage. Thankfully, some gender-bending reporters over at Time Out New York decided to put their work-out routine to the boobs versus balls test. Their results? Frank and beans are easier to exercise with than a couple of milk jugs. But here at the Frisky, let’s talk about when appendages really matter: the sex act. Which cushion do you think is worse for the pushin’? [Boinkology] Keep reading »

Creepy Gym Makes Working Out A Spectator Sport

Working out sounds good in theory: tighten up your bod, wear comfy, colorful spandex clothes in public guilt -free, and get your endorphins going. But it’s ads like this one for David Barton Gym that reaffirm my commitment to my flabby physique. It makes working out seem like more of a spectator sport than a personal challenge. The creepy tagline, “I’d pay to see you sweat,” sends a chill up my spine even without some pervy lurker staring at me, breathing harder than me trying to work a Stairmaster. Seriously, this gym sounds like the Creepmaster 2000. The ad makes me want to keep my clothes on, save the membership fees and turn the lights off when I get naked. Problem solved! Gee, who would have thought a gym ad would make me feel a strong sense of body acceptance. [Ad Week] Keep reading »

Ladies Love Hot Lesbians

In the past I have said that if I was going to hook up with a woman, she would need to be busty and very womanly because, otherwise, what would be the point? But over the years, the true girl crushes I’ve had (not the “oh my god, isn’t she cool”-girl crushes we write about on The Frisky) have been a lot more masculine than I thought they would be. Like Ellen DeGeneres, who I find very attractive. And the chick who briefly hosted “Queer Eye For The Straight Girl” — I think her name was Honey Labrador or something. Anyway, apparently, I am not alone. The New York Times had an interested article this weekend about how women — from city gals to suburban moms — are totally obsessed with the host of Bravo’s Work Out, Jackie Warner, who’s gay. This makes me happy, mostly because the most mainstream acceptance of lesbianism has been when it’s pornified in Girls Gone Wild videos or at your local bar, where girls make out with each other for the viewing pleasure of men. [New York Times] Keep reading »

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