Group Exercise

Les Mills Combat Review: Find the Fighter in You

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It seems as though my reputation of an on-again, off-again workout person holds true most of the time. I've been know to go several months without working out after I try a hardcore DVD series; I guess my thinking is, “Okay, I’m done! Now I can do what whatever workouts I want, whenever I want, and …
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6 Tips for Your First Barre Workout

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Lately it seems like there are ballet-based or barre studios opening all over New York City with promises of creating a dancer's physique (think long, lean muscles and perfect posture). At first, they can seem pretty darn intimidating. You walk into a sparse studio with mirrors everywhere and …
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Fusion Fly: Kicking off the FBG Retreat With a Sweaty Bang

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I've been known to spend a little time on the bike, so when I saw that Jenn had tried out a Spin class with a twist in her hometown of Kansas City, I let her know right away that, should I come to visit, we were going to have to check it out. And that's exactly what we did as a big, sweaty group at …
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Here We Go Round: Trying 9Round Fitness

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Today’s 9Round review is from Jennifer Schlozman, a former Weight Watchers Leader Ambassador who’s a runner and triathlete --- and she completed her first half marathon this year. With enthusiasm for group workouts and finding fit friends, she considers herself a loser when it comes to weight and a …
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Yoga Tune Up: The Day I Heard A Lot of Really Funny Ball Puns

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Not to pull an Oprah and sound super hippity dippity, but I truly believe the universe watches out for us. Whenever we're getting to a scary point of sheer breakdown, ugly hot mess-ness, the universe steps in and throws us bones. Have you ever noticed that? Emotional storms of crazy hit, and then …
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Studio Review: Brooklyn Bodyburn and the MegaFormer

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A little over a year ago Tracy Carlinsky (a former ballet dancer) decided to take her love of the Lagree Fitness system (which she discovered while living in Los Angeles) and bring it to one of the trendiest neighborhoods in New York City: Williamsburg in Brooklyn. Since then, Brooklyn Bodyburn has …
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Les Mills Combat: Let the Fighting Begin…

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Kelsey is at it again! For the next few months, she'll be sharing her thoughts and experience trying Les Mills Combat. Follow her journey with the workout system, post by post! I’ll be honest. When I first looked at the Les Mills Combat DVD and sample video, I was a bit intimidated. I’m not the …
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Road Trip to Vegas for Killer Workouts — and a Fit Fashion Show

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The following is a post sponsored by Les Mills. For our sponsored post policy, click here. Could you use a spring break trip? A fit road trip with your girls? A new rockin' workout outfit? Oh, ladies. Les Mills is BRINGING it this month! We announced a few months ago that Les Mills and Reebok …
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13 Things to Expect in Your First Yoga Class

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The first Internet search I think I ever did, back in the mid 90s, was "yoga." I was a teenage basketball player and even though I wasn't too shabby when it came to running and jumping and pushing people around, I missed the flexibility and strength I'd had when I was a dancer and tumbler. I thought …
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Superstar Gym’s Fitwalker Off-Grid Treadmill Class

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Back in September a brand-new gym called Superstar Gym arrived in New York City’s super trendy Tribeca area. This sleek  new gym was launched by some incredibly fit Italians who wanted to bring a European sensibility to the American fitness scene. Co-founder Joe DiAngelo is a former swim champion …
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