The Nerd Fitness Academy Will Open TOMORROW (Tuesday)!

Happy NF Academy Day Eve! Yeah, weird holiday name, right?  I have a bit of bad news, and a lot of great news. With yesterday being Breaking Bad’s finale, I spent my evening nervously twitching, then crying profusely for hours after.  As a result of this unexpected emotional breakdown, I’ve decided to push back the ...

Cheat Sheet: What healthy chefs really eat

Celeb chef Jamie Oliver is a force for healthy cooking in the food world.   The restaurant scene, once an unflinchingly bastion of bread and butter, has a gone a lot more green, with rooftop-raised produce to Meatless Mondays becoming increasingly frequent on a dinner menus. A handful of celebrity chefs from Jamie Oliver and ...

My Studio Style: Kara Griffin

Don’t let this fitness instructor’s smiley disposition fool you. Kara Griffin is a serious shark in The Bari Studio, where she whips her New York clients into shape with fun, upbeat dance cardio classes (plus some resistance bands that dangle from the ceiling, ab-attacking sliding discs, and calf-toning trampolines). So what does the master body-sculptor ...

Why Cameron Shayne says sex with his yoga students is okay

A workshop with Cameron Shayne at Wanderlust (Photo: Well+Good)   In an essay-style post published last week on the blog Rebelle Society, Budokon creator and renowned yoga teacher Cameron Shayne presented a New Yorker-length argument (especially including the comments) on why yoga teachers having sex with students is not unethical. To kick it off, Miami-based ...

Class Action: B|X at Brick New York

(Photo: Brick New York) The utterly massive Brick New York (sister gym to Los Angeles’ Brick) joined New York City’s CrossFit scene in August. And unlike most boxes, it doesn’t exclusively offer CrossFit. B|X is basically “CrossFit lite”—a boot-camp style interval class that dumbs down CrossFit for the noncommittal. After a heated warm-up (ours included ...

Gwyneth Paltrow’s workout style

Today Gwyneth Paltrow—actor, cookbook author, and the goddess of Goop (which just turned five)—celebrates her 41st birthday. And the wellness-lifestyle guru has never looked better. Sure, she takes great of care of her skin, swigs green juice, and has a swat team of talented makeup and hair stylists. But the Tracy Anderson devotee (and business partner) ...

Score $500 of positive energy (and super cute) jewelry from Alex & Ani!

SPONSORED   Sponsored post Feeling bored with your jewelry box? Then it’s time for an update. Our friends at SHEfinds have teamed up with Alex and Ani, maker of the perfect-for-stacking, positive-energy-emitting bangles, to give one lucky reader a $500 gift card to spend on the jewelry of her choice. And just so no one feels left out, ...

Nutritionists spill their favorite snacks

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD, CPT She’s known as “the plant-based dietitian,” and worked with Dr. T. Colin Campbell, the author of The China Study, so it’s no surprise that Hever’s favorite snack is dairy-free, homemade hummus. The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Plant-Based Nutrition author likes to eat it with raw veggies, roll it up in nori ...

Link Love: After-school savasana, fall running, and more

(Photo: dailycandy.com)   The shocking truth about 9 foods you thought were vegetarian  Could your favorites be sneaking in some meat-based ingredients? –Huffington Post How to get shiny hair The three secret strategies the pros haven’t told you. –Self  The kids classes that rock These are not your average after-school programs. –Daily Candy  The crazy way olive oil ...

An Update With Staci: OUR Powerlifting Superhero (Plus Academy Scholarships)!

You know Staci, right? Yeah, THAT Staci.  The woman who transformed herself a few years back after finding Nerd Fitness.  The one that can deadlift 385 lbs and squat 255 lbs ? That one After Staci transformed a few years back, she started helping with the Nerd Fitness Community, soon after with Nerd Fitness itself, ...