fitness

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

MBTA Marathon Monday passes will make it easier to cheer on runners this year

It’s almost Marathon Monday and that means Bostonians are planning their routes to the best places along the race course to cheer runners on. This year, spectators will be able to move around the course via Boston’s commuter rail for one flat fee. A $20 Marathon Monday ticket will...

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:53am

Maybe you just weren't born to run a marathon, says science

As runners lace up for the Boston Marathon next week, who makes it to the finish line might come down to genetics. Marathon races, at 26.2 miles, are a strenuous exercise for any runner, even with training. "With regard to muscle demands, completing a marathon requires approximately 30,000...

Sunday, April 9, 2017 - 8:23pm

Tracy Anderson Method, Body by Simone and more of the best online workouts

Welcome to the world of online fitness. Whether you’re new to working out — and the thought of squatting and lunging in a room filled with three dozen svelte athleisure-wearing pseudo-athletes is daunting — or you’re just too busy to make time to attend classes IRL, there are now a number of ways...

Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 3:35pm

You're probably stretching wrong

With our hectic schedules, making the time for regular exercise can be challenging. But even if you’ve found a way to fit in that after work spin class or wake up early for that morning run several days a week, if you’re not properly warming up and cooling down, your efforts might be self-defeating...

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 1:04am

Are you overdoing it in spin class?

The music is pumping, the sweat pouring down your forehead, and you're dead set on reaching the finish line. Legions of men and women swear by indoor cycling classes, thanks to the calorie-torching intensity and addictive rush of endorphins. But while hitting the bike is often praised for its low...

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 10:13pm

Now you can get fit like Teyana Taylor

Teyana Taylor has the kind of body that makes you want to ditch your desk and head straight to the gym — that is, an empty, 1980s era gymnasium where you can strip down and make up your own dance routine. Well, now you can dance with her, via her new subscription-based online workout program “...

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 - 5:20pm

Biggest Loser's Bob Harper says he suffered heart attack for this reason

Longtime trainer and current "Biggest Loser" host Bob Harper has reportedly suffered a heart attack.The cardiac event took place two weeks ago when Harper was at the gym in New York City, according to TMZ, which just broke the story. He was left unconscious for two days and hospitalized for eight....

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 2:27pm

Guys, gear up for your best spring workout

Spring vacation is nearing which means there are only months left to hit the gym and prepare your body for the summer. Get the best gear to help you through your workout.1.) Pro Dri-FIT Fitted Performance T-Shirt : $35, NikeThis will soon to be your favorite gym t-shirt. The fitted design and Dri-...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 4:09pm

Ladies, gear up for your best spring workout

Spring vacation is closing in and the time to get a beach-ready body is shrinking. Jumpstart your workouts with the best fitness gear so you'll be confortable, look great and have no excuse to skip the gym. These top five products might even leave you wanting to go.1.)Align Pant II: $98, Lulu...

Monday, February 20, 2017 - 12:55pm

WATCH: Athletes break 44 Guinness World Records in 24 hours to launch new Reebok sneaker

On the day Beyoncé announced that she and husband Jay Z were expecting twins and subsequently broke the internet, more than two dozen athletes quietly shattered something of their own: 44 fitness-based Guinness World Records.The attempts took place on Feb. 1 in New York, Los Angeles, London and...

Sunday, February 12, 2017 - 1:54am

Lady Gaga shuts down Super Bowl body shamers: 'I'm proud of my body'

Lady Gaga literally does not have time for her haters. A handful of people on social media critiqued her supposedly unflattering appearance during her Super Bowl halftime show — particularly her midsection, with some horribles going so far as to call it a “beer belly.”Related: Lady Gaga soars over...

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 - 10:52pm

FYI: Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon registration is now open

If you're need of a distraction and a healthy way to channel your rage into something besides scrolling Twitter and feeling panicked, here's an idea: training for a half-marathon. Registration for the annual Airbnb Brooklyn Half opened today at noon, and you should sign up ASAP, as it's known to...

Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:44am

Get your Amazon packages delivered to the gym

Now you can pick up your package while working on your package.Blink Fitness is offering a new service for its gym members called Amazon Locker.The new self-service delivery location will allow members to pick up and return Amazon.com packages as they are working out or happen to just be around the...

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 3:16pm

Learn to fly at one of Somerville's circus studios

Just because Ringling Bros. Circus is shutting down doesn't mean your circus dreams are dashed. Somerville is home to a thriving circus community, and you (yes you!) can join.Just outside of Union Square, you’ll find two aerial studios serving more than 1,000 students in the greater Boston area,...

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 1:11pm