KEEP YOUR RESOLUTION! Make it stick! Heat up with a membership to the brand-new, ultra-artful Under Armour Performance Center at 10 Light Street. The facility combines the building’s historic character and elegance with a state-of-the-art fitness center. It is an unusual pairing: an Art Deco masterpiece, now with treadmills. The …Read More »
Do the Holiday Hustle! How a quick pre-party workout can prevent bloat and halt holiday weight gain.
THE HOLIDAY SEASON is a time for tenderness, family, thankfulness. OK, and overeating. And hollow resolutions. And stretch pants. Personal trainer Kenny Clemons, a former Marine trainer with more than 12 years of experience, says quick, classic exercises are the best way to battle belly bloat around the holidays. And …Read More »
I’M AN ALL-OR-NOTHING kind of girl. When I set my mind on losing weight as my 2014 New Year’s resolution, I didn’t stop—or cheat—until I reached my goal. I credit part of that success to Nick Fry, behavioral specialist at Medifast, the Owings Mills-based company whose low-carb eating plan helped me …Read More »
Put Your Left Foot In Can positivity-fueled Nia activate your authentic inner dancer even if you’re uncoordinated?
Dance steps intimidate me, so I’m apprehensive about taking my first Nia class— Nia stands for Neuromuscular Integrative Action, by the way, which doesn’t exactly ease my (uncoordinated) mind. As I begin the Sunday morning workout with charismatic instructor Lola Manekin, in her flowing gypsy pants—her long black hair tied …Read More »
As someone who loves the idea of yoga but hates the practice, I’m always searching for a shortcut to inner peace. Labyrinths have been touted as “walking meditation” so I decided to give them a try. The way I understand it, you ask yourself a big question—say, “What’s the meaning …Read More »
Leave it to an MIT grad to implement a fitness membership model we’ve been craving for years. (If only we’d invented it first!) Enter ClassPass, founded by dancer and entrepreneur Payal Kadakia. Launched in NYC in 2013, the innovative offering may make gym memberships—or multiple gym memberships (guilty!)—a thing of …Read More »
“I see spirituality in your eyes.” That observation from Sunlight & Yoga owner Changa Bell lit a fire in me when we met at a Lululemon goal-setting party. I committed to trying yoga one more time—in hopes of reducing stress and feeding my soul. This time, it clicked. For three …Read More »
FLEX APPEAL. To say that I was nervous when I showed up at Reflex Functional Fitness for a 30-minute “Butts + Guts” class that turned out to be a 45-minute “Boxing Plus” class would be an understatement. There I was, eye to eye, with Reese Ashe (Black Belt and four-year NCAA …Read More »
A yoga-averse editor succumbs to the charm of a sleek new studioRead More »
TURN UP THE HEAT WITH CARDIO PILATES I LOVE HOW Pilates strengthens from the inside out—and gives me peace of mind on the mat. But, sometimes, I want to unleash something more primal. Enter Rhythm Reformer, the cardio-minded, small-group class at LifeBridge Health & Fitness, where you can jump, jive …Read More »