Fitness Fashion

Tone Like A Model

The model lifestyle is now more accessible to common folk thanks to Amazon Fashion and ModelFIT. Amazon Fashion is essentially a department within the online shopping world of Amazon. They've recently amped up their athletic offerings, especially on designer sportswear. So now you can dress like a model...and even work out like one behind this door, at ModelFIT. 212 Bowery (2nd floor), formerly the studio of model photographer Terry Richardson, is now home to ModelFIT.  It's the new boutique fitness studio in New York City that has everyone talking, where Taylor Swift and models Kate Upton and Karlie Kloss drop in to break a sweat. As you can imagine, these beauties are a huge draw. So how exactly do they work out? I got a preview of ModelFIT during the #NewYearNewYou event hosted by Amazon Fashion. I took the Sculpt class which uses resistance bands and light to medium ankle weights. In Sculpt, you focus on smaller muscles around your hips, butt,...

Got Resolutions? There's a BOX for that.

Just like there's an app for your every need, there's a box, too! My Style Up 2 Shape Up box with Quarterly Co. has been in the fast lane since it's inception, and my has it grown! The last box, themed "Endurance + Holiday Mastery" completely SOLD OUT! You can watch my unboxing video about it above. I drop hints midway through about #MIZ06...but they're just spoilers....'cause I have to keep you guessing a little :)  Watch me unbox my Holiday Quarterly Box here! I must say, I survived the holidaze without much downward spiraling on account of food, drink and pure laziness. I went to lots of yoga and Shred415 classes in my hometown. I even ran outside! The "Endurance + Holiday Mastery" box really helped me to stay focused. I design these boxes for myself, too (as much as I love all of you!). My Yoo Tracker, which I clipped to my purse and gym bag, was the "Big Brother" looming over my every choice. So I took the stairs more, hailed less cabs and grunted out...

My Favorite Winter Workout is Flex Pilates

I’m all about outdoor workouts but lately it’s been TOO COLD. Check out my favorite winter workout that lets you skip the cold and will instantly heat up your muscles. It’s Pilates but a different kind of Pilates approach than you’re used to seeing at the gym. The workout is called Flex Pilates and it's taught at Flex Studios in New York City. Flex Pilates uses the Pilates reformer to combine classic Pilates and strength training for 55 minutes that don’t go by too quickly (sorry, clock watchers). Let’s just say you feel every minute of this workout because the motions are often pace-­controlled and require you to activate your core while pulling it up and in. Some moves happen slowly and some quick depending on how you’re using the reformer. To show you several of my favorite moves, I asked Jenn Seracuse, director and instructor at Flex Studios, to guide me through a session. As much as I love this workout, I’m not advanced enough to do it on my own....

I'm In Lucy's New Campaign Called Childspose

Having a bad day? Things just not going your way? Tell me about it! The past week of my life has been a Groundhog Day of mishaps. I missed an incredibly important meeting last Thursday, then lost my phone and keys (which were eventually retrieved) and then yesterday somone important that I was supposed to interview for my Mizzfit YouTube channel cancelled at the last minute (just as my makeup artist and videographer were arriving to set up). Ughhhhhh! I blame no one but myself and the universe for these things. Because sometimes things just don't work out...and the worst thing you could do is get upset or blame someone else for the mishap. It's also bad to beat yourself up over an event that cannot be changed. All you can do is learn from it, focus on what's ahead and realize that it's not the end of the world. With that said, when I was asked to be a part of Lucy's #CHILDSPOSE campaign, I was like HELL YES! For me, it was a nice way to find humor in all the things that go...

CALIA by Carrie Underwood Coming Next Spring!

There’s no turning down the lights on Carrie Underwood’s bright stardom because she just beat Beyonce to the punch of launching her own fitness line. The trend in activewear these days seems to be famous musicians starting their own fit collection. Makes perfect sense to me! I can only imagine how much these super stars have to workout to look so incredible, and a true diva likes to do things her own way. On Wednesday, December 10th 2014 in New York City, I listened to Carrie Underwood talk about what inspired her to launch her CALIA by Carrie Underwood collection with DICK’S Sporting Goods where it will be exclusively available for purchase starting March 2015.  She had needs—just like all women do—and she felt like many brands of fitness clothing weren’t being designed with the feminine fit and accents that women want to see when they look in the mirror. The collection is soft, feminine and versatile. The boldest print is a dark wild...

Fit 'n Fancy Holiday Gifts + GIVEAWAY!

Are you last minute holiday shopping? Here's my go-to gift list if you're looking to win the best gifter award. The first 6 are larger presents that require wrapping, the last 6 are stocking stuffers that pack a big bite for being so small. I'm giving away 3 of the stocking stuffers so make sure to enter the GIVEAWAY at the end. Harley Pasternak's Power Blender + 5 Pounds Book - A gift for him or her (blender $250 / book $19) Harley Pasternak is Hollywood's exercises & nutrition guru who has become a huge celebrity himself. His blender and latest book came out of his own need to slim down for TV and press appearances. The blender and book duo make a nice gift for someone on a mission to lose weight in the healthiest way in 2015. What I love about this blender is that it's pretty close to a Vitamix for half the price. It blends, crushes, emulsifies, chops, purées, liquifies whole fruits and veggies, ice, frozen fruit & nuts. It also prepares hot foods,...

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