Fitness

This new fitness vertical hopes to change the way you look at your home workout

Workout apps are a great and convenient complement to your normal fitness routine, but can they replace the camaraderie and results you get from your daily gym fix? A New York City based fitness app says its latest development in at-home fitness tech will be more productive — and fun...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 7:52am

Barre, the workout every man should try at least once

In the pantheon of a “man’s workout,” barre would probably rank slightly below yoga but just above Zumba. And until you actually try a barre class, the stereotypical misconception of pirouetting to “Nutcracker”-like music will more than likely remain. But if you have...

Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 2:51pm

Starting yoga and don't want to break the bank? Try these free online yoga programs

There are many different types of yoga: from restorative and power yoga to Yin and the ever-popular hot yoga. But sometimes, all you really want is easy moves that will give you a good stretch (guilty). In other words, yoga for beginners is where you’re at. Yoga doesn’t have a body...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 9:25am

Tough Mudder X champ Hunter McIntyre shares his most-shocking food habits

Hunter McIntyre always loved sports, but it wasn’t until he discovered Spartan Race in 2011 that he knew what he wanted to be when he grew up: a professional at obstacle course racing (OCR). The 29-year-old is now the reigning Tough Mudder X champion who will defend his title on Saturday...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 8:16am

I tried a self-care app for the first time and here’s what I learned

When it comes to self-care activities — exercises to work out your mind and body and promote self-love — you wouldn’t automatically think to turn on your cellphone. In fact, you’d probably want to lock your phone away to escape the politically-charged Twitter rants and...

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 - 4:08pm

Do you have trouble breathing while working out? You might have exercise-induced asthma

Exercise is good for you — that’s a given. It also goes without saying that you can find a way to work out, even if all you have is the living room rug and your iPhone. But, for people who have significant trouble breathing while breaking a sweat, workouts can be rather difficult. This...

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 5:27pm

Would you wear a dress while working out?

Working out isn’t about what you wear — it’s about what you do and how you feel doing it. Being comfortable, though, is also important. Some people enjoy the breathability of loosely fit t-shirts. Others like the support of spandex in lieu of mesh shorts, but would you try a...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 1:49pm

Nail your HIIT at-home workout with these 3 easy tips

They’re quick, intense bona fide fat burners, and they’ve overtaken fitness nation. High-intensity interval training routines — short bursts of all-out exercise with short periods of low-intensity rest — have become the go-to workout for gym rats for good reason. And it...

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 4:29pm

Sweat without breaking bank: the best fitness apps to try at home right now

Working out is sort of like being kind to others: it makes us feel good and it’s good for us, but sometimes we just can’t bring ourselves to commit 100 percent. However, as the great Arnold Schwarzenegger once said, "What I learned is that we are always stronger than we...

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 10:10am

The 20-minute HIIT circuit that will get you fighting fit

For most of us, making it through the workday is deserving of a championship belt, so spending long hours at the gym to get in shape is just not going to happen. But does that mean you have to give up your goal of six-packs abs, boulder shoulders, or bulging biceps — or at least to look good...

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 5:24pm

Should you be drinking protein shakes?

It seems that these days every second personal trainer on Instagram spends their days sipping aesthetically pleasing protein shakes and staring at themselves in the mirror. #Fitnesslyfe   But as it turns out, a protein shake a day doesn’t necessarily keep the doctor away.  ...

Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 10:47am

This new fitness app lets you train like a celeb

When you think of celebrity workouts, it’s hard not to picture Chris Pratt abs engaged in pool-side planks or Michelle Obama arms banging out push-ups at a weekend boot camp. But, in reality, every one of us can kill those HIIT sessions and 30-minute barre classes with equipment we can't...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 10:47am

This one piece of gym equipment is the best for getting a total body workout

Among the countless excuses we give ourselves to skip the gym, the hardest to overcome is probably the time commitment. Muscle growth that refuses to obey an overbooked schedule is the bane of many a city dweller. But science has finally found the most effective and efficient workout — and it...

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 12:36am

Kidney health

March is National Kidney Awareness Month, but kidney health has been in the news in New York for the past few weeks: Former Yankees general manager Bob Watson, known as “The Bull” in his playing days, is battling kidney disease at age 71. He turned down donation offers from two of his...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:29pm

Being in great physical shape is good for your brain, too

Beyond the physical benefits, regular exercise does wonders for your mental health, too. And according to a decades-long study, those benefits may extend to brain health, memory and cognitive function.  Research published in the journal Neurology finds that women who were highly fit at middle...

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:38am

You’re most likely to get injured from these workouts

An unfortunate side-effect of working out regularly is injury. Sometimes, this happens because you’re overdoing it without properly stretching first, cooling down after, giving yourself ample rest days or getting enough sleep the night before. Using weights and other gym equipment...

Thursday, March 8, 2018 - 3:39pm

These popular fitness classes are packed with germs

Say you take workout classes because it’s more fun and motivating than solo treadmill time. But for every sweaty body you align yourself next to at hot yoga or do burpees across from at Crossfit, turns out you’re also exposing yourself to millions of microbes. If you’re wondering...

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 3:53pm

Should you give up your workout for shock therapy?

Are you too busy to get a workout in every day? A new crop of fitness studios are popping up around New York City that promise to give you “three hours of conventional fitness training” in around 30 minutes. Electric Muscle Stimulation (EMS) training uses low-frequency electrical...

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 4:50pm

Renew your resolution to work out at Union Square Sweat Fest

Say you started the new year strong, working out five days a week, being militant about sticking to your diet. But now January, the month that won’t quit, is wearing you down and all you can fathom doing is sitting in the bathtub and streaming (let’s call it Netflix and soak...and mope...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 6:09pm

Social-fitness app reveals secret locations of military bases around the world

The social-fitness app Strava published an interactive heat map that tracks users’ fitness routines, but the Strava heat map also inadvertently revealed the locations of secret military bases around the world. The heat map was first published back in 2015 and it has been accumulating data...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 3:13pm