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

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] motivates people to get their butts up and go to the gym, why not?” Jen Selter’s mom echoed the same sentiment.  “I’m very proud of her because this is a girl who didn’t want to go to college, and she was able to build up this social media in such a way that she has become famous and she is an inspiration and motivation for so many people,” her mom said.

There are a few other fitness buffs who’ve called themselves inspirational to other women. A few months ago, Lea-Ann Ellison drew the Internet’s ire for posing for photos doing Crossfit training while eight months pregnant, specifically lifting heavy weights. In a post on Facebook, she wrote:

I can’t believe this photo has caused this much stir but it makes me hopeful that it will inspire other strong healthy moms to continue on doing what they love. Pregnancy is not an illness! Get it Moms!

Then, of course, there is Maria Kang, a mother of three young children who posted a picture of herself in a bikini alongside her kids with the tag line, ‘What’s your excuse?’ “I wanted to inspire people,” Maria told Yahoo Shine. “I wanted to say, ‘I know you think you don’t have time if you have kids. But if I can do it, you can do it, too.’” Keep reading »

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

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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. Keep reading »

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

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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 bubble.  Keep reading »

Breaking News: Christina Aguilera Prefers Her Child Over Exercise

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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. Keep reading »

17 Life Lessons I Learned From Yoga Practice

Annoying Yogis
You'll find at least one in every yoga class. Read More »
Yoga Improves Sex Life
Woman sitting in a seated meditation position.
Five ways yoga can improve your sex life. Read More »
Yogagasm?
What the heck is a yogagasm? Read More »
My Hot Yoga Teacher
Ami pens a love letter to her hot yoga teacher. Read More »

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. Upon stumbling into yoga practice, I knew I’d found my ticket to sanity. Yoga is more than just exercise — it taught me about 1,000 lessons that go way beyond class and into everyday life. The more I go to yoga class, the more I find myself able to handle the little speed bumps life throws my way. Here some 17 life lessons I learned from yoga practice that might make your hectic day a little easier: Keep reading »

Trainer Trials: Amelia & Julie Glove Up And Box

Trainer Trials: Amelia & Julie Glove Up For A Little Boxing
KNOCKOUT!
Trainer Trails: Zumba!
Trainer Trials: Watch Amelia & Jessica Shake Their Tail Feathers At Zumba!
Jess and Amelia shake, shake, shake it! Read More »
Trainer Trials: Spin!
Trainer Trials: Amelia & Ami Pedal It Out At Flywheel Sports
Watch Amelia and Ami pedal -- and sweat -- it out at FlyWheel Sports. Read More »

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 lot of untapped aggression (sometimes you’ll see it come out when I lose my fifth Candy Crush life), so I was psyched to channel some of that energy into boxing. The amazing Albert Russo, an instructor with Real Fitness NYC and a Training Manager with Hype Gym, stopped by The Frisky video studio to show Julie and I some beginner boxing footwork, punches, combinations and drills. I gotta tell you guys, of all the various workouts I’ve tried over the years, boxing was by far the most fun and challenging. Like, I’m obsessed. (And my forearms were sore the next day.) Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee, bitches! Check out our workout above — and if you’re in the NYC area, give Albert a shout to set up your own training session.

How Not To Fall For The Next Fitness Fad

In the fitness and weight-loss industry, serpent lubrication sells like hotcakes. It’s capitalism run amok, and it is not helping. Billions of dollars are at stake to perpetuate the myth of “quick and easy” when it comes to building muscle and/or dropping fat from your frame. If you believe in quick-fix miracle cures for getting in shape, you’re not alone. In 2011, the Federal Trade Commission launched a massive survey of consumer fraud in the U.S. and found people were more likely to be taken in by a weight-loss scam than any other type of fraud. It’s not all “bank inspectors” and pyramid schemes; fraudsters scammed millions of Americans wanting to lose weight by selling pills, powders, machines, wraps, creams and even “weight-loss earrings.”

Are people who believe such things stupid? Not necessarily. Read more at Ask Men…

Trainer Trials: Watch Amelia & Jessica Shake Their Tail Feathers At Zumba!

Trainer Trials: Watch Amelia & Jessica Shake Their Tail Feathers At Zumba!
WTF Are We Doing? We're DANCING!

It’s time for another episode of “Trainer Trials,” our new video series in which I try out various fitness activities in hopes of finding one or more that I don’t hate. (That sounds negative. I’m just really good at finding excuses not to work out, so in order to keep the ol’ ticker healthy, I need a semi-regular fitness routine that is at least half as enjoyable and fun as, say, drinking wine and organizing my sea shell collection.) The amazing Zuta Gilchriest from Crunch Gym came by The Frisky video studio to give me and Jessica some private Zumba tutelage, and, well, booties were poppin’. (Watch above!) Zumba combines dance styles like salsa, merengue and soca, with standard workout moves like lunges and squats, all to the tune of various Latin and world beats. I know, I know, we’re making it look easy – but it’s not. Embodying the spirit of Sasha Fierce works up a sweat, you guys. I don’t know that I feel confident enough yet in my skills, but perhaps after a few more classes, I’ll be bustin’ out that towel move at the clurb. Look out!

Types Of Dancers
You'll always see these people shakin' it at the club. Read More »
Trainer Trials: Spin!
Trainer Trials: Amelia & Ami Pedal It Out At Flywheel Sports
Watch Amelia and Ami pedal -- and sweat -- it out at FlyWheel Sports. Read More »
Take A Dance Class
Six reasons to take a dance class. Read More »

Lululemon Says Larger Sizes Aren’t Part Of Their “Formula”

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Trainer Trials: Amelia & Ami Pedal It Out At Flywheel Sports

Trainer Trials: Amelia & Ami Pedal It Out At Flywheel Sports
Faster! Faster! Faster!

Ready to sweat? For the first episode of Trainer Trials (sponsored by Champion The Show-Off Sports Bra), in which I attempt to discover what there is to love about physical fitness, I dragged Ami along to Flywheel Sports for a little indoor cycling (spinning, if you’re nasty). What I learned: My legs are much stronger than I realized, I should probably wear my bangs back next time, and WOW, I look like I’m giving birth when I’m working out! Also, this was fun! Weird. Watch the episode above and be sure to check back next week, when Jess and I tackle Zumba…

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