9 stylish gym bags that you’ll actually want to been seen with

The Minimalist Gym Rat’s Go-To Baggu Canvas Weekend Bag This seriously roomy weekender is a solid sling-it-over-your-arm choice for women (or men) who favor minimalism over frill—and who don’t like their gym bags to look like, well, gym bags. Because it’s built for a beach or spa weekend, it can hold loads of workout items ...

7 ways to make your summer buzz last all fall

(photo: huffingtonpost.com)   via Huffingtonpost.com    Sunday, Sept. 22 marks the official start of Fall, meaning it’s once again time to trade in swimsuits for cozy sweaters and iced teas for Pumpkin Spice Lattes. But instead of mourning the end of carefree summer days, triggering a case of the September blues, try taking some of the ...

Where 10 of New York’s top fitness instructors dine out

Cameron Barden, coach at 212 CrossFit Barden, a former gymnast, focuses not only on the food on her plate, but each item’s nutritional composition. “I try to look at my plate and make sure I have a good piece of protein, a lot of vegetables, and some fat. I have occasional starches as well,” says ...

Link Love: Yoga in bed, how to eat pumpkin seeds, and more

(Photo: HuffingtonPost.com)   Yoga poses you can do without leaving your bed Now that’s what I call savasana. –Huffington Post 3 unique ways to eat pumpkin seeds From pesto to soup. –Self 3 ways to make your TV habit way more healthy Exfoliation and hair treatments during Boardwalk Empire? –Birchbox Palestinian women embrace yoga for ...

8 signs you have adrenal fatigue (and what to do about it)

3. Your cycle’s off If you have adrenal fatigue, you’re probably also having issues with your thyroid and your menstrual cycle, says Alisa Vitti, the founder of hormone-regulating practice Flo Living and author of WomanCode. One reason? The endocrine system (of which the adrenal glands are a part) are facing “unprecedented exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals,” she ...

Mind-body movement: New research on how exercise impacts mental health

(photo: 12wbt.com)   By Kelly Gonsalves for Prevention.com You’re gaining much more from your weekly fitness classes than just a slim waistline and a cute butt. According to a new study published in the American Journal of Health Promotion, a huge chunk of the benefits of exercise arises from the social interaction that comes with ...

How to Look Like “Famous Celebrity” in “Big Action Movie!”

“How to look like James Bond in Casino Royale!” “The Taylor Lautner Twilight Workout!” “Exactly how Scarlett Johansson got in shape for the Avengers!” These articles are fun to read.  They sell magazines.  They turn heads, grab your attention, and give you a plan to follow so that you can look just like your favorite ...

Is skyr the next Greek yogurt?

In the past few years, Greek yogurt has become the unofficial ruling breakfast of workout champions. Barre-class lovers to professional triathletes sing its protein-and-probiotic praises, packing their fridges with it, and stopping by yogurt bars to refuel. But can a Nordic rival upset its reign, Vikings-style? Skyr, a traditional Icelandic yogurt that’s been around since ...

My Weekly Workout: The Brooklyn Peaches

(Photo: The Brooklyn Peaches wearing Malia Mills.)   The Brooklyn Peaches, founded by outer-borough beauties Nicole Salm and Nicole Sciarrillo, are a fun-loving, anyone can do it, synchronized swimming club. In summer, they turn every city hotel with a rooftop swimming pool into an Esther Williams spectacular. And the Peaches recently worked with designer Malia Mills ...

On this retreat, you’ll be hurdling obstacles and mud pits

(Photo: As One)   There are tons of retreats where yogis, boot-campers, runners, and triathletes can work on their fitness skills while also getting away to relax, recharge, and socialize. Now, New York City’s As One is hosting an Obstacle Race Training Camp, a weekend for those who want to up their game before hitting ...