fitness

The IMAXShift workout entertains riders as they spin

SoulCycle is so 2016. At IMAX Shift, the spinning trend goes to the big screen.I’m a runner who takes the occasional yoga class, but when I heard about a new workout pairing indoor cycling with IMAX, I was too curious not to try it out.On a recent Monday night, I headed toIMAXShift, a gym in DUMBO...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 - 4:43pm

Exercise while traveling down the Seine in this floating gym

Can you imagine how incredible it could be to workout while enjoying a voyage on the Parisian river Seine? Italian architect Carlo Ratti is trying to turn that idea into reality with his new design dubbed "The Paris Navigating Gym." The eco-friendly vessel is able to sail down theriver by...

Friday, January 6, 2017 - 4:03pm

Guy's plan to lose weight: eat only ice cream for 100 days

Fitness season is in full swing this month, but one diet plan skips the kale and heads straight for the cookie dough.The ice cream diet, promoted by stunt dieter Anthony Howard-Crow, calls for eating more than 50 percent of your daily calories straight from the pint.Howard-Crow launched a YouTube...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 2:54pm

How to work out during your commute

We all spend several idle minutes — sometimes hours — daily waiting for the train or the bus on the way to and from work. Reading, listening to music or a favorite podcast can help you stay occupied, but there’s another way to optimize your time in transit. From stretching on the subway platform to...

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 3:00pm

Sweat, sip and stick to your New Year’s Resolutions

You can chaturanga right into a glass of Pinot with the UnWINEd and unCORKed yoga sessions at Andover’s Oxygen Mind & Body. The in-studio session feature 60 minutes of relaxing flow — unCORK with gentle pilates or unWINE with vinyasa yoga — followed by an hour-long wine tasting. Oxygen founder...

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 5:00am

Members enraged after David Barton Gyms close without warning

Nearly 25 years after opening its first clublike location in New York, the David Barton Gym abruptly closed its doors Wednesday, leaving countless members in the lurch.“DavidBartonGym has discontinued operations at its locations in New York, Boston, Miami, Chicago and Bellevue, Wash., effective...

Thursday, December 22, 2016 - 9:10am

IMAX and Spin for as little as $2

Come January, we will all be looking for fitness motivation. But we'll also be transitioning from vacation, do-nothing mode, andtightening our belts after we've all spent way too much on travel, presents and good times. Good news: here's a workout that won't cost you too much and will entertain you...

Wednesday, December 21, 2016 - 10:52am

New Jersey Devils create workout to fend off winter weight

If getting fit is part of your New Year’s resolutions or you're preparing to work off grandma’s holiday cookies, the New Jersey Devils have created a workout bound to kick your butt into gear.The 30-minute “One Jersey Workout” is a high-intensity regimen that combines strength and cardio training....

Friday, December 16, 2016 - 3:30pm

LA Fitness adjusts access policy for clients with disabilities: NY AG

Patrons of LA Fitness who have disabilities will no longer need to pay a guest fee for aides required to accompany them while they workout, New York state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Wednesday.Fitness International, LLC, which owns LA Fitness, agreed to make the change at its 29...

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 9:36pm

Pregnant fitness star banned from Instagram after posting workout video

A popular Instagram fitness star has gotten her account reinstated after the social media app apparently banned her for a skin-baring workout video that she made while pregnant.Personal trainer Brittany Perille Yobe is known on Instagram for her workout videos — where she often shows off her rock...

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 7:34pm

Richard Simmons closing LA fitness studio after 42 years

Known for his quirky personality, flamboyant short shorts and infectious enthusiasm for exercise, Richard Simmons has confirmed that his Los Angeles fitness studio, Slimmons, is closing its doors next month.Simmons’ reclusiveness was a large factor in the closure, TMZ reported. The fitness guru...

Saturday, October 22, 2016 - 10:13pm

You can finally learn the 'Thriller' dance over Halloween weekend

If you ever wish your “Thriller” dance moves could transcend what you’ve learned from watching the video at home, this Halloween weekend may finally hold you chance. Equinox will host its 9th annual Heroes and Villains party at the Dartmouth Street location on Saturday, Oct. 29 with this year’s...

Friday, October 14, 2016 - 11:57pm

Go ice skating this weekend because air conditioning is really expensive

Sick of the beach this summer? Over your alarmingly high electricity bills?Declare Christmas in July at the Skating Club of Boston! While it’s normally reserved only for figure skaters, the institution opens its rink to the public on select days throughout the year for a small fee.In July and...

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 11:33am

Stand up for yoga with SUP

Looking to shake up your routine? There may be no better way to regain your zen than finding yourself one with nature. Yoga classes get amplified when they come with a coastal view and a fresh breeze ... just don't forget your anchor.What?SUP Yoga hosts a few outdoor events, including early evening...

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 5:41pm

Reinventing the wheel

Bikes are great, but have you ever tried commuting on one? Does your commute happen to have an incline, or many? Are you not fond of sweating through your button down shirts?TheCopenhagenWheel might be for you, sweaty July commuter; or, for that matter, anyone who's route is a little too long or...

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 3:15pm

Three top CrossFit coaches attempt to sway us to join

While gyms swell with eager beachgoers during the summer months, many revert to more sedentary habits come fall.So how do you pick up a warm-weather workout that sticks? Well, CrossFit is not just a summer fling.We asked top CrossFit coaches about what makes this cult-like fitness craze so...

Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 1:15am

The 6 a.m. sober rave you won't want to miss

Worlds collide at DAYBREAKER when yoga, live music and a Beach Party-inspired rave take over the Foundation Room on Tuesday morning. The dynamic blend of wellness, energy and fun begins at 6 a.m. for a three-hour wake-up call you definitely won't snooze through.Conceived as a way to begin the day...

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 10:50pm

Here are all the Five Boro Bike Tour street closures

The annualTD Five Boro Bike Tour is scheduled to take place this Sunday.Not only does that mean thousands of cyclists (about 32,000 of them) will be riding around the city on May 1, but there will also be street closures so they can "roll through every borough" free of cars."For one day, the roads...

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 2:51am

Where to do a Prince themed workout this weekend

Prince's untimely death has fans all over the city mourning. It's a sad, sad weekend. While you may want to park it on the couch, turn off all the lights and drink heavily, that isn't going to make you feel better. What will make you feel better is getting together with other Prince fans and...

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 9:23pm

Physique 57 and NYC Ballet partner to hold a free barre class

Normally, Physique 57's barre classes cost $36 per class, but next week you can attend one that's 100 percent free. The fitness studio is partnering with the New York City Ballet and the Central Park Conservancy in celebration of International Dance Day.Related: Equinox just announced an amazing...

Wednesday, April 20, 2016 - 8:08pm