A photo of a young man with lung cancer is inspiring people on the internet to conquer their fitness goals — and to think twice before passing judgment.
For most women, lifting is a practice shrouded in myth and mystery, keeping us confined to cardio machines. But weightlifting has benefits you won’t get from cardio. Here’s how to put the fears behind you and take your place at the weight rack.
Equipment review site Fitrated collected samples from 27 pieces of gym equipment from three different gyms. Samples from a treadmill, exercise bike, and free weights were taken — and it turns out they are all teeming with germs. Avoiding going barefoot, touching your face, and always immediately changing out of gym clothes can help to protect you.
A San Francisco man has filed a lawsuit against Equinox, alleging sexual assault by a yoga teacher, as well as retaliation by the gym, which has banned him for life.
Fifteen-year-old Vincent was sneaking into XSport Fitness in Skokie, Ill., bypassing the front desk and hiding in the bathroom. A nationally ranked basketball player, he only wanted to shoot hoops on the facility’s basketball court, but he didn't have a membership.
If you’re lacking the motivation to hit the gym or reach your health and fitness goals, we definitely just found the inspiration you need. Janice Lorraine is a 74-year-old former school counselor who recently retired and needed something to fill her days and give her purpose. “I had no one telling me when to go to work, when to stay at home, no praise,” she said on the Today show. Lorraine found her purpose where she had least expected it: the gym. Check out more of Lorraine’s story, and meet other superfit grandmas who are taking life’s second act by storm.
It’s no secret that athleisure — that modern portmanteau dedicated athletic leisurewear — has reached a fever pitch (the word was even entered into the dictionary). In 2004, the Stella McCartney for Adidas line was launched, the first time that workout clothes were given a stylish twist. Nike soon followed suit, doing highly popular collabs with the likes of Pedro Lourenço and Sacai. ...
Everybody’s been a newbie at the gym at some point, so if you made it past that awkward stage and wished you could give the new batch of newbies some friendly instruction, we’re with you. We’re breaking the silence on gym etiquette once and for all. We spoke to seven pros that spend all day in the gym — here’s what they deem the biggest no-nos.
Related: Why Yogis Need Their Own Beauty Products We know that we should spend time in the yoga studio focused on our own practice. Related: Video: The Desert Yogi (1) Michael DeCorte, founder of Jock Yoga and Equinox yoga instructor in Toronto Pose: Astavakrasana (eight-angle pose or elephant trunk) “It’s such an intense-looking pose I had a hard time believing I had the flexibility or movement ability to achieve it. This process helps me relate to my students better, because I can describe, step-by-step, my own frustrations, growth and realizations about following cues, and in turn, they might just try listening to mine!” (2) Gradiva Ciani, Equinox yoga instructor in Miami Pose: Visvamitrasana (twisting and soaring Visvamitra’s pose) “When I first started practicing this complex asana, which involves arm balancing, hip and shoulder opener and hamstring stretch, it felt awkward. The bad ones give me the opportunity to work on patience, acceptance and compassion.” Related: The 5 Arm Balances You Must Master (3) Dylan Werner, Equinox yoga instructor in LA Pose: Padmasana (lotus pose) “It took me over two years to get.
“Muffin top” is a deceptively adorable name for a fiendishly difficult area of the body to tone: the lower abdominal muscles. To approach the belly pouch head-on, the Cut worked with Pure Barre instructor Sarah Wingo, who demonstrated five different moves that isolate the lower abdominal muscles to make them stronger and more defined. If your back is arched, you could strain it, and you won’t engage your lower abdomen as much.
Here, we’ve sifted through some of the coolest new designer activewear lines, including the latest from Tory Burch and Derek Lam, out there right now and highlighted a few that you’re going to want to have on your radar. Tory Burch’s latest addition to her empire is this athleisurewear line, Tory Sport. Think: Tory Burch’s ready-to-wear line, but made with Lycra and reflective elements.
We all try our best to live healthfully and do right by ourselves, but sometimes we’re our own worst enemy. At the end of the day, most of us aren’t personal trainers, just well-meaning people, and the world of fitness can feel daunting. That’s why we brought in the big guns (literally) and reached out to personal trainer Dallas Jay.
There was a day not so long ago when the message T-shirt was corny: a staple for sports fans, high school girls, or bachelorette parties. But as with most fashion trends, it’s returned—and this time, it’s much improved
Jessica Ennis, Cameron Diaz and Vanessa Hudgens have them, but are high definition abs realistically achievable? From Jessica Ennis to Cameron Diaz, Vanessa Hudgens to Serena Williams, the flat stomach has been given a makeover of its own and the trend doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere soon. We asked personal trainer Christina Howells of www.thatgirllondon.com for her weight loss tips and nutritional therapist Emma Olliff for her favourite flat stomach foods to provide a comprehensive masterclass in stomach sculpting. As Christina points out, “There is a big difference between being fit and healthy with a flat midriff and being shredded enough to see your abs.” She adds, “The bottom line is you need to hugely reduce your body fat whilst building lean muscle.” Here are the six pack facts you need to know… 1.
In the spirit of spring cleaning, carry your workout gear in one of these upgraded options. by Kevin Aeh , Q by Equinox In our Unzipped series , we’ve shown you the best gear and products to carry in your gym bag, but now it’s time to talk about the actual bag. Whether you’re looking for a simple tote or a chic carryall that works for the rest of the day, these bags will help you take your gym gear game to the next level. Check out our picks for this season’s best backpacks, duffels and more. VC Signature Wright tote, $448 This leather bag is big enough for your gym clothes, laptop and everything else you need to get through the day.
Unfortunately, a lot of guys’ faces, backs, and chests revert back to puberty when they man up in the gym, says Jeremy S. Fenton, M.D., a board-certified dermatologist with the Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City. See more: How to Get the Perfect Shave That’s because your pores are entirely different than your sweat glands, which can be split up into apocrine and eccrine glands.