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Flatiron Summer Series returns to offer free fun in shadow of iconic landmark

New Yorkers know summer in the city can be unbearable when the thermometer creeps up, but thankfully, all season long there are free events across the city to help take our mind off the heat, and one of them, the Flatiron Summer Series, gets underway Tuesday. Presented by the Flatiron/23rd Street...

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 3:32pm

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

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

Fitbit wants to keep kids active with new fitness tracker device

Fitbit, the popular company known for its fitness tracker devices, has announced they are releasing a Fitbit for kids device to help children to stay active while having fun at the same time. The Fitbit Ace, the new fitness-tracking device, is specially designed for children ages eight and up....

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 5:35pm

Meet plogging, the perfect fitness trend for city dwellers

The term plogging might sound a little strange — like prancercise — but it’s actually a fitness trend that’ll get you in shape and help save the planet. What is plogging, you ask? Plogging is the combination of the words jogging and “plocka up,” Swedish for...

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 3:09pm

Do you have this secret ClassPass function hiding on your phone?

The popular app that allows members to find the best fitness classes around town just launched a new feature that will allow select ClassPass NYC users to take advantage of a broader range of services. If you already have a membership, there’s a chance you might be able to take advantage of...

Friday, February 23, 2018 - 4:10pm

Chris Pratt (and his abs) star in Michelob ULTRA’s Super Bowl 2018 commercial

Super Bowl Sunday is just days away — can you taste it? Like every year, we’re prepared for some pretty epic commercials. And Michelob ULTRA just released its Super Bowl 2018 ad starring some Chris Pratt abs…oh yeah, and the actor himself. .@prattprattpratt channels...

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:39am

The Obamas' trainer talks post-White House workouts

The Obamas are known for their big voices and big biceps. (OK, maybe more people were lusting after Michelle Obama arms than Barack, but they're both fit.) It's true — audacious and athletic, they made their mark on the nation for two terms.  Cornell McClellan, longtime...

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 5:35pm

Drink beer and work on your golf swing at this luxury fitness club in Boston

Boston golf enthusiasts can work on their swings all year long thanks to a new luxury gym in the Back Bay. Located at Park Plaza, the recently opened Lynx Fitness Club has teamed up with Topgolf for an immersive sports and entertainment experience, the first of its kind in New England. The Topgolf...

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 11:24am

Your personal trainer at the gym is likely a fraud and on steroids

New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner, which means many people who currently aren’t going to the gym will start back up again, and many people who are currently going to the gym — but only go once or twice a week - might sign up for a personal trainer in order to get...

Sunday, November 12, 2017 - 6:12pm

These are the best trails in Central Park for running

If you’re suddenly feeling inspired to start running with all the talk of the New York City Marathon on Sunday, a map created by the Central Park Conservancy will help you get moving. While Central Park no longer serves as the only spot marathon contestants race through as...

Friday, November 3, 2017 - 3:07pm

SLT strengthens, lengthens and tones its way into Boston

It may look like a torture device, but the Megaformer might be the workout of your dreams. That's the mantra of Amanda Freeman, creator of SLT, or Strengthen, Lengthen, and Tone, a 50-minute Megaformer workout that's evolved into a cult favorite for stars like Sofia Vergara and fitness...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:19am

(The big) OYoga worked out my body and my inner vixen

Sex is sometimes (OK, usually) the only exercise I get, so that whole “Oh, boy! I can’t even walk,” sensation pretty much is a given. It’s going to happen. Sorry to burst egos, but it’s not you. It’s me. And my atrophied muscles. One area of the body that is...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 1:39pm

This hike close to NYC will make you feel like you're high

Certain sounds never leave us. Almost 20 years after my family and I sold our house in the Catskill mountains, my dad and I returned. Walking around our neighborhood, the crunch of gravel and distinct way the breeze hits the mountains and rolled into our courtyard felt as nostalgic as tasting your...

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 4:34pm

Jessamyn Stanley says yoga is for every body

Jessamyn Stanley doesn’t have a stereotypical yoga body, but frankly, that’s irrelevant. The 29-year-old self-proclaimed “fat femme” has nearly 300,000 followers on Instagram, where she shares photos of herself mastering the gamut of yoga poses, curves be damned. And...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 11:10am

19-year-olds are as inactive as 60-year-olds, study finds

The millennial generation has a sedentary lifestyle. Not really a shocking statement. Millennials, those born between 1982 and 2004, have a rep for thinking they are entitled to everything, but guys… get it together. A new study found that you’re as inactive as senior citizens. Well,...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 8:55pm

Summer in the city: Fitness, movies, music and more at Union Square

Is there anything better than summertime in New York City? OK, maybe everyone isn’t excited for smotheringly hot subway tunnels, air-conditioned cars set to "tundra" and throngs of tourists. But the city comes alive in the heat, and the Union Square Partnership is bringing back its...

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 1:35pm

Barre class will kick your butt — in a good way

My arms shook and my glasses slipped down my nose as my skin slicked with sweat. Was this plank ever going to end? But just as I was about to collapse into the pool of sweat starting to collect on my yoga mat, I heard my barre instructor, Dani MacNevin of Starr Yoga in Roslindale, start the...

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 - 12:12pm

Will this fitness class help you sleep your way to skinny?

Finding it difficult to get a mid-day workout? Still can’t wrap your brain around the fact that your smug co-worker runs instead of eating during lunch? If sleeping in a roomful of strangers sounds infinitely better than sweating in a roomful of strangers, you might fall in love with this fad...

Friday, April 28, 2017 - 5:36pm

Blogger demolishes major body positivity myth with unexpected before and after photo

Scroll through #BodyPositivity on Instagram and you’ll be met with a lot of wise words and inspiring messages encouraging self love, but you’ll also see a lot of something else: skin. It’s the skin that body image blogger Lexie Louise — @soworthsaving on Instagram —...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:57am