Need to Lose a Few? Don't Hop on That Stationary Bike Just Yet

And to think, we just cashed out $34 for our final cycle class in advance of the inevitable holiday binge! Touted by models, celebrities, and fitness freaks alike as the be-all, end-all of cardio workouts, it seems that pricey cycling classes may not actually be the holy health grail we thought it was.   read more

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December 19, 2013  |   7:12 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Holidays' Worst Food Bombs -- and How to Defuse Them

Who wants to diet during the holidays? Thanksgiving, New Year's and every party in between revolves around food (well, okay, family, but food's a close second), so counting calories or carbs during these months feels like a task better suited to the Grinch. Still, no one wants to greet the New Year in pants two sizes too small, either.   read more

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November 22, 2013  |   9:11 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
Holiday Gift Guide: Health & Fitness

For the woman who measures her day in endorphins and antioxidants, these health-minded holiday gift picks will make her positively glow   read more

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November 13, 2013  |   2:11 AM  |  COMMENT
Why Your Lululemon Yoga Pants Cost So Much

Ever wonder how your rather expensive Lululemon yoga pants get made? The yoga pant empire released a new video to promote their new-ish line of pants (the pants actually came out in July), made with a fabric they're lovingly calling Full-On Luon. The collection retails for $72 for ankle-length leggings, and $98 for full-length pants.   read more

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November 6, 2013  |   6:11 AM  |  COMMENT
Find Your Perfect Fall Workout

With September just around the corner, the back to school sales are in full force, the smell of pumpkin spice lattes is in the air, and shopping wish lists start to fill up with long sleeves for the season of sweater weather.   read more

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October 7, 2013  |   9:10 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
How To Work Out During Every Stage Of Your Cycle

For a lot of us, exercising during our periods sounds totally unthinkable. But if you're one of those powerful people who can motor through the cramps, and you're looking for a little guidance on the best moves, we've got your number.   read more

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October 2, 2013  |   5:10 AM  |  3 COMMENTS
8 Crazy-Fun Runs You've Gotta Try

Blame it on my crappy knees or a childhood filled with organized sports that regularly used sprints as punishment, but I hate running. I complain about it on a daily basis, and yet, I drag myself to the treadmill and force myself to run to reap its cardiovascular benefits, to continue to fit into my skinny jeans, and because the gym's TV is my only access to cable (a girl's gotta watch "Breaking Bad" live before the spoilers get tweeted left and right).   read more

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September 30, 2013  |   8:09 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
10 New Workouts That Put Prancercise to Shame

The class list at my gym has more options than a Chinese takeout menu ... and some of the classes, like "Animal Flow" or "IntenSati," seem even more mysterious than the "brown sauce" that covers my usual tofu order.   read more

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August 5, 2013  |   6:08 AM  |  4 COMMENTS
Got 10 Minutes? We've Got Your Perfect Workout

Think about what you actually do with 10 free minutes of your time. I waste at least 10 minutes each morning combing through my closet with seemingly nothing to wear. And then I spend 10 minutes perfecting my cat eye and attempting to tame my beastly hair. Then there are the minutes I waste on non-appearance-related pursuits that are probably even less beneficial: Like the 10 minutes I spend flipping through Netflix until my boyfriend and I agree on the perfect movie. Or the 10 (or more likely, 60) minutes I devote to pictures of cats and corgis on Buzzfeed.   read more

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August 2, 2013  |  11:08 AM  |  1 COMMENT
We Tried It: POUND Rockout Workout

I'm a fiend for the latest dance-inspired workout (blame my ballet training and Gwyneth-like workout obsession), and jumped at the chance to attend a POUND class last week. POUND?, you ask. Sure, you could dismiss it as a bizarre West Coast fitness thing (basically, hardcore air-drumming with weighted drumsticks), but this is a full-body, drenched-in-sweat workout. In a word, awesome.   read more

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July 24, 2013  |   9:07 AM  |  2 COMMENTS

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