Yoga

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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Top U.S. Olympic Skier Julia Mancuso Brings Her “Om” to New York

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The Winter 2014 Sochi Olympics are now a memory and one of the most notable athletes from the games (not to mention, she's also a top-notch Instagrammer), Julia Mancuso, took home her fourth Olympic medal (bronze) for Women’s Super-Combined Downhill skiing. She then hightailed it to New York for a …
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The Yoga-Body Cleanse: My Week of Ayurvedic Detox

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This time of year, it seems like everyone's totally revamping their diets. And, I mean, you know how we roll --- moderation is the key, etc., etc., --- but, you know what? Sometimes it takes a week or so of really laying the hammer down to get back to the healthy habits we pushed to the wayside over …
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Exercise for Introverts: A Handy Guide

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Over the last six months or so, the introvert/extrovert discussion has just blown up online. And personally, I love it. The difference between the two isn't just a matter of loving to be at home alone with your books vs. wanting to party all the time. For example, I'm an introvert, but I'm not a …
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Review: Jillian Michaels Yoga Inferno Workout DVD

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Oh, how we love a good Jillian Michaels' workout DVD. And, this new one --- Jillian Michaels Yoga Inferno --- had pretty big (yoga) shoes to fill. After all, her last yoga DVD, Yoga Meltdown, got a whopping four stars from us! We can kind of be a tough crowd to please when it comes to our workout …
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Get Your Om on With These 5 New Yoga Goodies

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Calling all yoga lovers! We have found five new yoga goodies that have us smitten. Whether you do yoga at home, on the go, in the studio, outdoors or, well, anywhere (there's one you don't even need to be doing yoga to rock), we think you'll love 'em! Say it with us now: OM! …
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4 Hot New Group Exercise Classes to Try

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I recently embarked on a fitness “stay-cation” in my hometown of New York City to try out a whole slew of classes and take a peek at the swankiest fitness studios. After sweating and lifting, jumping, banding and attempting poses all over this fine city, I am reporting back my personal favorites. …
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All the Right Moves for Your First Stand Up Paddleboard Workout

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  I'm still pretty psyched about my stand up paddleboarding adventures up north, and although I haven't gotten out on a paddleboard since reentering the U.S., that doesn't mean I'm not planning yet another SUP workout. Only this time, I went to the experts for some tips. I rented …
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Review: Kristin McGee’s Strong Sexy Svelte Workout

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During my internship I tried a wider variety of food and exercises than I have in my whole life (which might be only 24 years, but still!). Swimming was my entire fitness life until I turned 17 and quit (a long story and regrettable decision), so when Jenn had me choose another workout DVD to review …
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