Archive for the ‘Fitness Facts & Motivation’ Category

  Nearly seven miles of the usually-hectic New York City streets are blocked off for the next three Saturdays, allowing city residents to run, bike, and fitness walk. From the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, rest stops are provided for the brave bikers and runners to rehydrate. There, fitness enthusiasts   Read More ...

Stairs are a great way to slash calories and build gluteal and leg muscles. Taking the stairs to your office or apartment can count towards your daily exercise. Especially with the long elevator wait in the city sky scrapers’, the stairs can also be much faster. New York City Mayor Michael   Read More ...

1. It’s too hot Who says you have to leave your house to workout? You can exercise your whole body with the Full Body Blasts, or focus on your core with the 5-day core challenge. 2. I’m too tired; I’d rather take a nap Naps tend to make us more   Read More ...

We often work out our abs, triceps, quads and hamstrings, but we neglect the smaller muscles that are just as important. Sometimes, it’s the little muscles that make the big ones stand out! The following are just a few of the muscles that we often forget to workout, along with   Read More ...

It’s best to exercise on a light but nutrient-filled stomach. This may sound like an oxymoron, but this can be done through avoiding foods that are high in fat and fiber, and instead consuming high amounts of carbohydrates and moderate amounts of protein. Your pre-workout meal and portions will depend   Read More ...

To be healthy ≠ to be skinny. There are healthy ways to lose weight and there are unhealthy ways to lose weight. Unhealthy ways to lose weight: Stop eating completely Skip a meal Only eat fruits and vegetables Cut out entire food groups (i.e. carbohydrates, fats) Work out excessively without   Read More ...

Today was the first-ever giant master yoga class on a busy street in the heart of White Plains, NY. The class was led by Gwen Lawrence, team yoga instructor for the Giants, Knicks and Rangers. Over 500 people flooded the street with their yoga mats in nearly 100° weather, ready   Read More ...

Wouldn’t it be awesome to be able to burn calories while watching TV, shopping or driving? Well, you can! Here are some ways you can burn calories without breaking your usual routine. Turn these daily activities into a workout! Watching TV: Instead of slouching on the sofa, get up and   Read More ...

Some people are born with high metabolism—the energy our bodies use up at rest—while others aren’t. But no matter your metabolic rate, you can use these tips to boost your metabolism and keep it up as you age.   Eat breakfast: A healthy breakfast consists of carbs and protein. Whole-grain   Read More ...

I figured I’d digress from my usual abs and legs workout and call it a yoga day. Thursdays always get to me. The exhaust of the week builds up, and yoga’s a great way to relax and breathe. I have to be very careful with the workout that I choose   Read More ...

We’ve all promised ourselves that we’ll work out; some of us have even set up a workout schedule. But after a long day of work or a tough day of classes, sometimes we just don’t have the energy to fulfill our promise. So how do we get over the laziness   Read More ...

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