The best way for a business to stand out in a crowded space is to be seen as a valuable part of the community. In Newport Beach, California where there are many health and fitness options, one business doing it right with both social good and social media is GRIT Cycle.
The only measures of energy balance I apply to myself are: Do my clothes fit? Can I do the same number of chin-ups and pull-ups as yesterday? I don't care how many calories I ate yesterday, and it doesn't matter if my elliptical erred high, low, or was spot on.
Make a batch on the weekend and stash them in the fridge for convenient, energizing, ready-to-go treats all week long.
Everyone at the studio was so friendly, and Andia encouraged us to go at our own pace throughout class. At no point during class did "I'm not going to live through this" run through my head -- and trust me, that's happened in workout classes before! I left feeling energized and like I'd had a great workout.
Breaking out of bad habits can be a whole lot easier when you leave regular life behind, especially if you chart a course for one of these 10 hotels and resorts with serious health and wellness programs to help. Raw food or wine therapy? Take your pick.
Am I glorifying thin-ness; the hot bod I had in my teens and twenties? I tell myself that this five and half decades old body has absorbed love and adoration that the itsy bitsy one could only dream of. It has survived injuries and illness for which I am grateful.
Through the years, my exercise regimen has changed from running, to cycling, and now to spin classes, workout machines, and lifting. In deference to my advanced years, I no longer do killer workouts, like the now-fashionable CrossFit, or daredevil sports.
Fitness and fatness both matter. Excess weight from muscle, with a lean waist, is not a risk factor for premature death. Excess body fat distributed in the lower extremities, as often prevails in premenopausal women, is also not a marker of risk. Weight around the middle is, however, and its effect on mortality appears in this large analysis to be much the same as the risk of inactivity.
Founded about a year ago, Daybreaker is a dance party series that encourages people to hop on the dance floor -- not treadmills -- to boost their mood, get an intense work out, create a community of camaraderie, and have tons of fun.
The blogosphere has really revolutionized the way we interact online, particularly by allowing us to connect by sharing, liking and commenting through social media. Some bloggers utilize their platform as a kind of personal diary or narrative, while others use it to create posts that enhance or supplement their business.
From the power of rest, to stretching out tension, to building strength in your heart and lungs, to improving your trunk and core and looking after your toes, I have created a simple list of priority areas to focus on for the entire year.
If you lived through enough January firsts, you know that, when it comes to New Year's resolutions, we often set ourselves up for failure. Challenging ourselves to a mother lode of well-intentioned but giant tasks -- losing 40 pounds, changing jobs, moving to a new home -- we often become paralyzed by the enormity of it all and wind up doing nothing.
We've all begun new years in the past with aspiring resolutions, but often haven't been able to see them through. It's probably not because we were...
The "new year, new me" routine has become a bad cliche, but we should be able to put aside our disdain and acknowledge that even if someone doesn't succeed on their first try, thinking about their health, fitness, and eating habits is an admirable thing -- regardless of what time of the year it happens.
What if we refused to allow January to shame us into feelings of inadequacy? What if we took a cue from toddlers everywhere and turned up our noses at what January was serving us?
You're on nobody's timetable but your own. Don't give in to peer pressure, however subtle, and forget those TV ads for instant success. My rule of thumb for progress is this: add a little more only when it gets too easy, not because it's been a week and you feel like it's time to do more.
Habits, good or bad, make us who we are. The key is controlling them.
The highlight of this month's workout music round-up is the balance it strikes between perennial favorites and relative newcomers. By veering between the two, the mix manages to send both familiar and fresh at the same time.
There is no greater an energy sucker in life than negativity. Whether it is your own negative attitude, spending time around negative people or being ...
If one of your New Year's resolutions is to become a runner, here are some tips to help you set off on the right foot. There is a ton of information out there on how to do it the "right way," and I'd argue that you have to find the way that works best for you!