Seasonal Wellness: How Yoga Can Help You Have a Stress-Free and Healthy Holiday

Nov 18, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

The holidays are some of the most stressful times of the year. Your family is visiting for a week or two, your to-do list keeps getting longer and longer, and the idea of trying to fit into your New Year’s Eve dress with all the sugary temptations around can make life seem impossible.

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Give Your Home Gym a High Tech Upgrade With Life Fitness' Premium Flexstrider

Jun 23, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

If there’s one thing we love about a personal gym it’s the ability to sweat, grunt and curse to our hearts content all in the privacy of our own home. But if your home gym is no longer feeling like your own little ass-kicking oasis due to dated (or non-existent) equipment, it might be time to treat yourself to something new.

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Peloton Connects You to the Best Cycling Classes From Your Living Room

May 26, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

One of the things we hate most about exercising (aside from actually exercising) is that it can be a little intimidating. If you don’t already belong to a Soulcycle, CrossFit or some type of yoga-hybrid group, then trying to jump into a class just before summer might be a little awkward—especially if you’re new to the routine.

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Could Mermaid Workouts Be the Next Big Trend in Fitness?

Jan 13, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Yogalates, Zumba, underwater yoga and even the sexually suggestive shake weight have all been big fitness trends, so it’s safe to say people are more than willing to try out anything for the sake of losing a few pounds. But this new exercise routine might just be the strangest (and coolest) of them all.

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How Slim Belly Can Target Stubborn Abdominal Fat and Help You Keep Those New Years Resolutions

Jan 8, 2015  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

We’re a little more than a week into 2015, and unfortunately we know plenty of people who have abandoned their New Year’s resolutions in favor of a hangover cure Sunday brunch. Not us of course—but people. Most give up on weight loss goals early on when there’s no progress being made and when they’re not seeing any real results.

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Technogym's UNITY System Is the Most Advanced Way To Workout

Jan 10, 2014  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Getting on the treadmill can be one of the most boring exercises in our weight loss regimen. We run without going anywhere, talking to anyone and usually only have a television to keep us entertained—it makes for a thoroughly uninspiring experience. 

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Vacation Fitness: Anywhere, Any Time. No Gear Required.

Dec 27, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

It’s the laziest full week of the year, you’ve got Netflix queued up, a refrigerator stocked with gourmet leftovers, and a treasure trove of sweets demanding your attention. Apart from returning some unfortunate gifts and ordering another round of toddies, nothing much is on your schedule for the next few days. And somewhere around the 10,000th cookie, your body will go, “Okay, this isn’t so much fun anymore.” 

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Personal Trainers Are Amongst the Top Trends in Fitness and Health

Dec 20, 2013  |   Contributor: James Rothaar

What is currently the biggest trend in fitness in America? Well, according to the results from the 17th  IDEA Fitness Programs & Equipment Trends Report, sharing a personal trainer in a group session is currently the most popular movement afoot.

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The Da Vinci Body Board Wants To Give You The Best Post-Holiday Bod

Nov 22, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

At the end of the year it seems like everyone is on the same page—recipes, baking, wondering what to wear so that turkey belly doesn’t show—but just a few days after Christmas and suddenly it’s all about fitness.

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Zaggora Hot Wear Will Change The Way You Workout

Oct 16, 2013  |   Contributor: Marissa Stempien

Exercise is so much fun—said no one ever. It’s a task that most of us dread even if we do (begrudgingly) admit once we hit that runner’s high it feels pretty good. Not to mention the sense of accomplishment we feel after the fact. You do it for your mind, your body, your spirit, or maybe so you can justify the insane amounts of food you know you’ll put away during the holidays.... Read More

Exhale's FusionFest: Free Classes, Spa Services & Giveaways

May 21, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz  |  1 Comment

Beach season is one week away – and if your love handles, thigh jiggle and beer belly are still lurking around, then you’re probably looking for an intensive fitness regimen to start immediately. Which is why it’s so convenien... Read More

Is Hybrid Yoga the Next Big Thing in Trendy Fitness?

Apr 9, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

Yoga these days has gone so far beyond Hatha and Vinyasa. Hybrids are all the rage, as multi-certified instructors figure out how to combine it with other practices like martial arts, dance, swimming and more. Aside from the obvious health and wellness benefits of incorporating yoga into your lifestyle, many of the formerly specialized yoga types are finding a new user base as people look to stretch their bodies and psyches to challenging new places. From hardcore to low-impact, and from tasty to downright silly, this list comprises all of our favorite hybrids that are currently on the market.... Read More

9 Fitness Retreats to Whip You Into Shape for Summer 2013

Mar 15, 2013  |   Contributor: Lena Katz

With less than two months to go till swimsuit season, it’s time to start thinking about working off that winter chub and getting back into trim, fit and fighting form. If it’s hard to force your body back into the standard “fit body” routine of regular five-mile runs and cross-training sessions at the gym, we recommend kick-starting your program with a “pre-vacation” at a luxury fitness retreat. Resorts and fitness companies are coming up with innovative, fun and unique programs that combine strength training, dance, hiking, biking, meditation and more.... Read More

Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness Club Celebrates Opening in Moscow

Jun 29, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  2 Comments

Global luxury fitness brand Hard Candy Fitness will officially acknowledge its new Moscow location with a grand-opening event in early August. Madonna, a business partner in the global health club with New Evolution Ventures, will attend the event and perform with dancers from her MDNA Tour.... Read More

Nike & Microsoft Team to Launch Nike+ Kinect Training

Jun 13, 2012  |   Contributor: James Rothaar  |  1 Comment

Nike and Microsoft introduced Nike+ Kinect Training last week at the Electronic Entertainment Expo. This is a custom training program to help athletes of all levels achieve their fitness goals while training at home. The same trainers from Nike who work with elite athletes of the company are featured in the new program.... Read More

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