Posts tagged "working out"

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 lot of untapped…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 16, 2013

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…

Ask Men / August 15, 2013

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

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 12, 2013

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

…. whatever that means? I guess people who want to wear cute workout clothes but need to wear larger sizes are going to shop elsewhere.  [Huffington Post]
On social media, sexual assault, and Steubenville. [The New Yorker]
On sexist attacks against Janet Yellen. [The Atlantic]…

Jessica Wakeman / August 2, 2013

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

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…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / August 2, 2013

Introducing Trainer Trials!

Working out has never really been my thing. I’ve belonged to a few gyms (some of which I never frequented, not even once), I’ve taking a spinning class here and there, I went on a brief — very brief — Bikram yoga kick and then blamed quitting on “the smell.” Nothing has ever stuck. Sometimes I throw…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / July 29, 2013

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Can Drop And Give You 20

Happy belated birthday to Supreme Court Justice Bader Ginsburg!  There are so many reasons to love the two-time cancer survivor Justice: from her stance on reproductive rights, to holding it down as the solo woman on the court for three years (post-Sandra Day O’Connor, pre-Sonia Sotomayor).

Yesterday March 19, The Washington Post revealed another endearing…

Sarah Gray / March 21, 2013

Eye Roll: Parents Sue Over Yoga In Public Schools Because It “Promotes Eastern Religions”

Sometimes I do not have anything deeper to say other than “Shut up.”

And those are my choice words for the California parents who are suing their children’s school district over yoga classes being taught in a class.  That’s not very Zen, is it? …

Jessica Wakeman / February 22, 2013

New Workout Trend Uses … High Heels

It might seem a little more logical for women to slip off their heels to do some dancing, but the Wall Street Journal says a new fitness trend requires precisely the opposite. Called things like “heel hop” or “stiletto fitness,” the classes are offered in a handful of spots from LA to Vegas to Kansas City, but…

Newser / February 2, 2013

Weekend Playlist: Let’s Get Physical!

We’re not huge fans of working out, but it definitely helps if you have a good mix on while you’re going through your fitness routine. So we created this mix, which will take you straight from warm up to ramp up and cool down. Hope you like it, and hope it makes your workout bananas!

Julie Gerstein / December 1, 2012

Reasons Why Saying You’re Going To The Gym Is Far More Fun Than Actually Going

Going to the gym or taking any sort of yoga class is a great way to stay in shape and keep healthy. This is a fact. You can’t argue this, because science has no room for arguments; science is that badass. While there are those who love to workout and actually thrive on it, there…

The Gloss / November 20, 2012

5 Hidden Benefits Of Exercise

With more than a third of Americans classified as obese, everyone from first lady Michelle Obama to TV news anchor Katie Couric is advocating exercise to maintain a healthy weight.
That’s great, says Dr. Eudene Harry, author of “Live Younger in 8 Simple Steps,” but the benefits of exercise go far beyond fitting into those…

A New Mode / November 13, 2012

What’s Up With Wearing Makeup At The Gym?

We’ve all seen it. You’re huffing and puffing away on the elliptical machine, red-faced, sweat dampening your ampits and hair sticking to your forehead. That girl over there, two machines over, looks cute. She’s wearing eyeshadow. And blush. And oh my God, is she wearing lipstick to exercise?!

Jessica Wakeman / August 1, 2012

What Songs Are On Your Workout Playlist?

Ever since I got a glimpse of Michelle Obama’s delightfully funky workout playlist, I’ve been curious to know what’s queued up on the iPods of everybody at the gym. And since most people I know are always in the market for new workout music, I thought it would be good to share our favorite song…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 24, 2012

Shopping Guide: Workout Clothes Cute Enough To Wear Outside The Gym

Fashion magazines are going crazy for athletic-inspired clothes right now. Whether you’re looking to upgrade your workout wardrobe or want to add some athletic flair to your day-to-day outfits, we found 10 sporty pieces that fit the bill. Click through to check ‘em out ……

Winona Dimeo-Ediger / April 30, 2012

Coregasms Are Officially Our New Motivation To Go To The Gym

I am about to share some very personal information with my fellow Frisky ladies: I had my first orgasm in a playground. No, it wasn’t some fantastic moment of bliss shared with a sexy or dashing incredible hunk while hiding away in a plastic tunnel or something. It was simply a couple of seconds of…

Tiffanie Drayton / March 20, 2012

An Inner Monologue During My First Spin Class In … Let’s Just Say Many, Many Months

Alright. Back in the saddle. Literally. It’s been how long? Shudder. Let’s not go there. I’m turning a new leaf. Ew, that sounds like a cheesy ladymag article. Let’s just call it what it is: I’m out of shape and suddenly have a desire to live longer. Exercise is the key to hotness and longevity.

Leonora Epstein / January 12, 2012

My Sad History With Exercise, Plus A Plea For Advice On How To Motivate To Work Out

There are a lot of things in this world that I am interested in learning how to do. Play my ukulele! Become fluent in Italian! Floral arrangement! Learning to appreciate the music of Phish! I’m generally adventurous. But there has been one thing I just have never been able to get down with.

Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 10, 2012

How Social Media Can Help You Get Fit

It’s a pretty well-known fact that telling friends and family about your goals can help you achieve them, and fitness is no exception. While broadcasting your New Year’s resolutions on your Facebook page might not do much to keep you from abandoning those goals a week later, the more you involve others in your ongoing plans, the…

tecca / January 7, 2012

10 Tips For Getting Fit In The New Year

Most people greet the start of the New Year with a vow to get in shape … Every. Year. And every year the gym is crowded with “resolutionaries” who show up, sweat all over everything for a few weeks, and then are never seen again.
The best way to avoid that is to figure out what usually…

The Stir / January 2, 2012