fitness

$35,000 in fake Fitbits seized at Port of Philadelphia: Feds

Knock-off merchandise isn't an uncommon thing America. Still, those wares are actually a form intellectual property theft.Customers and Border Protection (CBP) agentssaid that's exactly what they thwarted when they intercepted a recent shipment of 350 counterfeit "smart wristbands" used for fitness...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 5:47pm

Free workout classes in NYC: Jan. 7 - 10, 2016

If you want to get fit in 2016 but gym memberships are out of your budget, we hear you. The struggle is real. But luckily, there are a few places offering 100 percent free workout classes. Get the low-down here:Related: Tools to keep your New Year's resolutions on trackThursday, Jan. 7Time: 6:30 -...

Thursday, January 7, 2016 - 11:41am

Did the biggest wellness trends of 2015 make us healthier?

It’s been a year of common sense winning over fad diets or trendy exercises. We look at the big changes in fitness and nutrition this year, and what they mean for the future.Ingredients get a rethinkFood companies, from fast-casual chains like Chipotle and Panera Bread to major brands like General...

Tuesday, December 22, 2015 - 4:30pm

Work out for free all week in Midtown at Blink Fitness

Looking to bank a few virtuous sweat sessions before the holiday binge begins? On Monday, Dec. 14, Blink Fitness is opening its first Midtown East studio at 240 E. 54th St. at Second Avenue, and non-members can test out the no-frills gym with free workouts all week long.The new two-floor space will...

Saturday, December 12, 2015 - 12:51am

Aramis Knight gets into shape for 'Into the Badlands'

Aramis Knight is only 16 years old, but he's already something of a Hollywood veteran, with plenty of titles — like "Ender's Game" and "The Dark Knight Rises" — behind him. But with AMC's new dystopian martial arts drama "Into the Badlands," he had to pick up a whole new set of skills for the role...

Friday, November 13, 2015 - 4:30pm

Find your fall #fitspiration with these Instagram stars

​Instagram:@catmeffanI am...Cat Meffan, a U.K. health and fitness blogger and jewelry designer. As an ex-gymnast and dancer, I have found a new passion for yoga and all things bendy.I am on Instagram because...In the beginning, I used Instagram as a way of motivating myself to eat well, try new...

Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 1:03am

The exercise pill could put an end to working out

Weight loss without the workout is the dream, but a new pill claims to do just that.University of Sydney researchers discovered the exercise "blueprint" for mimicking, through drugs, the approximately 1,000 molecular changes that occur in the body during physical activity.RELATED:How to make a...

Friday, October 16, 2015 - 2:59am

How to make a fitness class subscription like ClassPass and FitReserve worth the money

There are hundreds of gyms and boutique studios in New York City, and class subscription services like ClassPass and FitReserve are capitalizing on giving fitness buffs the chance to sample them all. These services will definitely save money over signing up for individual classes, they still aren’t...

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 9:00am

New fitness craze: Mindful triathlons challenge the mind more than the body

Color Runs are so last year. The latest organized fitness event people are signing up for in droves is mindful triathlons, which combine running, yoga and mediation.The biggest of them all is Wanderlust, which returns to Brooklyn on Sept. 13. (There's also acro yoga, slacklining and a dance party,...

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 9:14pm

Summer Streets offers something for everyone

At 6:45 a.m. 12 eager New Yorkers waited in line for the 270-foot water slide at the Vita Coco Beach at Foley Square at the first day of this year’s Summer Streets. Along with Slide the City, Vita Coco Beach on Saturday offered a number of hammocks and lawn chairs underneath palm trees to relax,...

Sunday, August 2, 2015 - 11:47am

I sweat through Body Conceptions' BroCo, the fitness class for bros

It’s another day and another fitness class has debuted on New York City’s ever-expanding menu of ways to expel sweat. This time it’s BroCo, a class that claims to be designed specifically for men (although women are more than welcome).RELATED:TheRun: The fitness class that made me feel like a...

Wednesday, July 22, 2015 - 12:58pm

Get outside: Five scenic walks in and around Boston

Snowstorms, a broken MBTA, abominable snowmen – it was a long winter, but Boston survived. Now that all that snow – a record high! – has finally melted, it’s time to leave your house and reacquaint yourself with all of the greenery that Boston has to offer. In honor of summer, here’s a sampling of...

Thursday, July 2, 2015 - 10:18pm

How to have a fun, healthy summer without being a buzzkill

If you worked hard to earn your bikini body or are just trying to avoid gaining weight this summer, your social calendar probably feels like self-sabotage. Here are 3 Do’s and Don’ts to have a fun but healthy summer without being a buzzkill.Do's1. Do learn how to order a skinny cocktail without...

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 - 1:27am

Fat Chris Pratt might come back

Chris Pratt wowed fans by getting into ridiculous shape for "Guardians of the Galaxy" and "Jurassic World," but don't expect the abs to stick around that long, he warns. "I can tell that people are motivated by my transformations, and that feels really good," Pratt tells Men's Health.RELATED: Chris...

Thursday, June 25, 2015 - 3:30pm

Hip-hop yoga with a beat hits North Philly

Warrior and downward-facing dog poses sync perfectly with the beats of Tupac Shakur at Diamond Hot Yoga, a North Philly studio in the shadow of Temple’s campus.They hold a vinyasa class on Sunday afternoons, set to the likes of Rakim, Jay-Z and Lauryn Hill. The instructor, Jazmyn Burton, also plays...

Tuesday, June 23, 2015 - 6:00am

Awake Boston parties in the morning

Club music could be heard bouncing out of NAGA in Cambridge. Inside people are dancing as a DJ plays some of the most popular electronic music around and some people are even hula-hooping. It looks like regular night at a club, however, it isn’t. It’s Thursday morning and everyone is dead sober....

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 4:30pm

I took a mail-ordered DNA test to lose weight

I was always the second to last kid picked in gym class - second to last only because I had friends who would begrudgingly save me from being the last kid to join the team.I blamed it on my parents; my mom told me she was also infamous for her lack of athletic talent. When she was five years old,...

Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 4:00pm

How Spotify can make you a better runner

Anyone who has been forced to suffer through a run without music knows how hard it is to keep going when your only soundtrack is your thoughts. Studies have shown that music can help an athlete's endurance by as much as 15 percent.Spotify has spent the past year studying music's effects on running...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 11:02pm

Oh good, more Gwyneth Paltrow parenting quotes

Let it be known that Gwyneth Paltrow has relaxed her attitudes about exactly what her two kids are allowed to ingest, finally ending the embargo on "bad" foods, she tells Women's Health. "My food philosophy is nothing should be ruled out," she tells the magazine. "I don’t believe in saying, 'You're...

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 10:20pm

Two Fit Moms share tips on staying healthy even when you're busy

Health bloggers Two Fit Moms Masumi Goldman and Laura Kasperzak know what it's like to be busy - the fitness gurus maintain a blog, master yoga and keep healthy homes all at once. But Goldman and Kasperzak say it's not as difficult as it seems to make time for some handstands and downward dogs -...

Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 12:31am