working out

What is the Vertical Diet, and should you give it a try?

Why is it that we treat diets like scarves when they’re really like jeans? There’s no one-size-fits-all diet. In fact, finding the right diet for you can be just as long of a process as finding the perfect pair of jeans because it’s all about what works best with your body. On...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 3:57pm

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 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

This NYC gym wants you to work out naked

Many people start working out every January to look better in their birthday suits, but a new fitness class at a Lower East Side gym wants you to actually work out naked. That's right, in your birthday suit. “These naked personal training sessions are all about creating a ‘new (...

Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 1:15pm

You really can be allergic to exercise

Flushed skin. Heavy breathing. Profuse sweating. These are all things that happen with intense exercise or an allergic reaction, but having an allergy to exercise? That’s just what people say to get out of a workout… or is it? While it’s true that some people might fake a...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:19pm

This piece of equipment at your gym has 300 times more germs than a toilet seat

Hit the gym to pick up some weights, and you just might come down with the flu. City dwellers are well aware of the grime that lives on just about everything — good luck, kid who licked the pole in a subway car — but gyms, those paragons of human health, aren’t the exception we...

Friday, May 26, 2017 - 1:36pm

Can marijuana help your workouts? This gym thinks so

Smoking anything before hitting the gym might seem like a bad choice, but a new California gym is betting on marijuana as a performance enhancer for its members. San Francisco-based trainer Jim McAlpine is set to open Power Plant Fitness this fall, a gym that will allow people to consume cannabis...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 10:14pm

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

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

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

Catching a workout

Though I am a lover of the ocean, I’ve never surfed before. That’s partly because I haven’t had access — while plenty of folks surf in the city, you kind of have to seek it out — and partly because it feels a little daunting.But when Good Thins, Nabisco’s new line of healthful chips, invited me to...

Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 12:54am

3 Fun Workout Options in Philly

Working out doesn’t have to be a chore. There are plenty of creative ways to exercise and energize yourself in and around Center City. You can be gym rat or just wanting to try out something new — here are three places we’ve found to get you moving.12th Street Gym204 South 12th StreetPhiladelphia,...

Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 10:05pm

Equinox just announced an amazing partnership

It's no secret that Equinox is more luxe (read: pricey) than the average gym, but then again, it's more than just a place to jump on the treadmill. There's the spa, the long list of classes, personal training and now, a new way to treat yourself post-workout.Related: Equinox set to open 5 new NYC...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - 3:00pm

Workouts to get you into music festival shape

If pulling out the crop tops and denim cut-offs has you wishing you started working on your summer body earlier, listen up. There are music festival-inspired workouts going on all over the city right now. We asked FitReserve founder and CEO Megan Smyth for the ones she is loving right now.Related:...

Monday, April 18, 2016 - 11:08pm

Sign up for a 5K and get a craft beer festival, too

Craft beer and a 5K might go hand-in-hand for some, and for others, you may be wondering what took you so long to discover this miraculous pairing. The folks at Craft Brew Races are from the first camp. Their 5k road races are immediately followed with 3-hours of small shop boozing from...

Saturday, April 9, 2016 - 3:46am

David Barton opens NYC’s first 'smart' gym, TMPL

David Barton made a name for himself with his chain of nightclub-like gyms equipped with live D.J.s, dim lighting and the “look better naked” tagline. “I learned early on I’m selling something most people don’t like and trying to make it really fun,” Barton tells us.His upscale gym-as-hotspot...

Monday, March 21, 2016 - 10:34pm

YMCA launches new fitness app for NYC teens

If you ask a teen what one thing he or she would want while stranded on a desert island with, the answer will almost inevitably be their phone. Knowing teens' phones are pretty much an extension of themselves, the YMCA of Greater New York has developed an app for teens to get fit without parting...

Monday, March 7, 2016 - 10:35pm

This yoga mat will actually motivate you do to yoga

If you started 2016 off with the best intentions of doing more yoga but have failed to live up to it, cut yourself some slack and blame it on not having the right tools to keep you motivated. But be warned, after we introduce you to Yoga Design Lab's new collection of yoga mats, you are no longer...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:26pm

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

VIDEO: The first music interactive treadmill is here

Mark Zuckerberg declared 2016 his "Year of Running," with the aim to log 365 miles this year, and over 85,000 people have joined his Facebook group devoted to the cause. But let's be real: Jogging on the treadmill can get a little boring. Fitness equipment company Technogym is hoping to make...

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 12:57pm