Posts tagged "working out"

Here’s The Exact Date This Month That You’ll Give Up On The Gym

We're told repeatedly that our New Year's resolutions are doomed to implode sooner rather than later, but naysayers always keep it vague. "Oh, you'll quit the second life gets stressful again," they'll say, but what the hell does that mean? Sometimes it's better to know exactly when to expect our own failure to steel ourselves for a grim…
By: Claire Hannum / February 10, 2015

Nah, I’m Good: Working Out With My Partner Isn’t Really My Thing

Like riding the subway or running out to the corner store to get toilet paper, tampons and seltzer, working out is one of those activities that occurs in public space, but is widely acknowledged as private.  I will work out begrudgingly, but usually prefer to do so in the privacy of my own home, or a…
By: Megan Reynolds / January 21, 2015

To All The New Year’s Fitness Newbies: Find Your Joy

When I went to the gym early-early on Monday morning, I was shocked: Three of the four squat racks were occupied, two personal trainers were working with clients, and people were already on the Stairmaster (I don’t know why the Stairmaster is the first machine to get used at my gym every morning, but there…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / January 7, 2015

8 Lessons I’ve Learned During Marathon Training

In March, I signed up for a 5k called Bacon Chase that took place in June (the lure being that you got unlimited bacon at the end). I figured by the time it rolled around, I’d be ready for it. So, of course, I proceeded to not prepare at all and then run it anyway…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / September 12, 2014

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 much agreement among women who also love to power-lift -- but I was dismayed to see that some of you have had a hard…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / July 7, 2014

Fetish Fitness With A Dominatrix Takes “No Pain, No Gain” Literally (NSFW)

For some fitness-conscious submissives in Australia, working out is synonymous with getting off thanks to dominatrix/personal trainer Mistress Anna. The Sydney dom coaches kinksters who work out in collars and gimp masks, ordering pushups to kiss her black latex  high heels and administering a spank when necessary. She even finds way…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 27, 2014

3 Aerial Workouts That Are Really, Truly, Undeniably Fun

I feel like it’s a complete and total cliché to say things like “We all know your workout routine can get repetitive and boring, so here’s some ways to spice it up!” - So I’m not going to say that. What I am going to say is this: On top of activities you do to…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / June 26, 2014

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 little fitness time at the hotel gym -- and some sneaky bastard filmed him the whole time. The main thing I learned from watching a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 4, 2014

Finally, A Scientific Excuse For Netflix Binges: There Might Be A Couch Potato Gene

There are some people who seem to be physically incapable of sitting still, whose idea of a great Saturday morning is waking up early, running 10 miles, and pumping some iron. There are other people who seem to be physically incapable of leaving the couch, whose idea of a great Saturday is sleeping i…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 24, 2014

The Soapbox: Powerlifting Is For Women, Too

The first time I put a barbell across my back, I was in love. It wasn't like I had never lifted weights before; I had, but never like this. Thanks to the myth that I needed to do high reps with light weights to get  “toned” arms and legs (because, of course, as a…
By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / May 13, 2014

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) I have ADHD.  Therefore, it takes an enormous amount of will power to get myself to leave my apartment in order…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 1, 2014

Found: A Comfortable, Cute, Supportive Sports Bra For DD Boobs

Last week, while contemplating the tattered, limp tangle of spandex and bent underwires that composed my current sports bra collection, I knew it was time to bite the bullet and go shopping for a new one. I have DD boobs, recently started jogging again, and these worn out bras just weren't cutting it anymore. For…
By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / February 12, 2014

Jen Selter, Owner Of The Best Butt On Instagram, Talks Butt Fame

It's the scoop of the year! Jen Selter, proprietress of the world-renowned "best butt on Instagram," has given an interview with some British media company called BarcroftTV. This is their Edward Snowdon, you guys. Barbara Walters dropped the ball on this one.
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2014

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 the lives of the ladies behind the Tone It Up fitness empire, and I've secretly gotten totally hooked. The show follows best friends Karena and Katrina…
By: Claire Hannum / January 16, 2014

Frisky Rant: Actually, I Don’t Find Your “Inspirational” Workout Pics Inspiring At All

Last week, I wrote about Jen Selter, a 20-year-old Long Island woman who supposedly has the "best butt on Instagram." While Jen does indeed have a fantastic derriere, I was more interested in what she told the New York Post about her booty pics: they are inspiring. I quote: "If [my Instagram account]…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 6, 2014

Meet Jen Selter, The Woman With “The Best Butt On Instagram”

We all need something to aspire to in life. Why not the best butt on Instagram? Jen Selter, 20, of Roslyn, Long Island, is the queen bee of butts on the image-based social networking site, where Rihanna is just one awe-inspired follower.
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 3, 2014

Is Sex Exercise? Sorry, It’s Only “Moderate Exercise” & Only Sometimes

Given how more than one huffing and puffing old man has suffered a heart attack underneath his mistress, you might believe a romp is the sack is akin to a SoulCycle session. Your heart rate is going! You sweat! Afterwards you want a Gatorade! Well, The New York Times Magazine is here to burst your…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 5, 2013

Breaking News: Christina Aguilera Prefers Her Child Over Exercise

Shocking! Christina Aguilera cares more about her five-year-old son, Max, than exercise. It seems that we’re supposed to be surprised enough for that statement to be worthy of a headline. Apparently, she's expected to be a veggie-eating robot who delegates the "child" nonsense to nannies in favor of spending extra hours alone on the treadmill.
By: Claire Hannum / October 3, 2013

17 Life Lessons I Learned From Yoga Practice

Life is stressful and chaotic and scary and it doesn't come with a handbook. Day-to-day life can get so crazy that it's hard to remember how beautiful life is. When I moved to New York City for college and life got even crazier, I knew I had to find a way to calm myself down fast.
By: Claire Hannum / September 24, 2013

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 the Golden Gloves for all of Pennsylvania way back in the day. So, you know, boxing is in my blood. Plus, I have a…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 16, 2013
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