Fitness Fashion

Cheap Gear That Doesn’t Look It For Summer

I realize that not all of you can afford expensive active wear. Some of the trends I write about are outside your budget for fitness gear, and I completely respect that. Listen…there are things I wouldn’t spend over $50 on either! Money is an issue. I understand this. If I could afford to shop at Whole Foods every week—poppin’ bubbly and makin’ it rain—I would. But my wallet is just not having it…and I don’t actually hang with rappers. We make concessions, right? Then again sometimes you don’t have to compromise anything if you know where to look! I’ve got a stylish solution for your fitness needs and it just so happens you can find it at Target®.  I’ve had Target-itus since I was a kid, way back when I used to get stuffed into the retractable child-seat of their shopping carts. That spot is now reserved for my purse, lol! You can save yourself more than a couple of bucks on fitness gear and look just as good as all your friends shopping at...

Swim Styles & Accessories for Beach Workouts + GIVEAWAY

This summer, when you hit the beach to work out, you can stop worrying about your swim suit top coming off or losing your bottoms. I've got some amazing swim styles that stay put and protect, as well as some healthy-beachy accessories to make a day in the sun a lot more fun. I literally just showcased all these items on Great Day Saint Louis in my hometown this morning. If you like to watch videos, here ya go! Let's start with surf inspired bikinis and 1-pieces from Calavera Swimwear, which by the way are ALL priced under $100. When does that ever happen? I've been wearing Calavera for years now ever since discovering them at Mercedes Benz Swim Fashion Week in Miami. If you've never been, GO! Just prepare to sweat your face off standing in line for fashion shows. Calavera Swimwear won't leave you hanging by strings that come undone. They're made for water sports, designed by founder and avid surfer Anna Jestrom who was on a mission to make suits that could handle...

Followed: Dina Ivas, Yoga Instructor

Dina Ivas is a yoga instructor at Equinox Fitness gyms in NYC. Lucky for me, she teaches at the location I belong to. Her classes are popular for their cardio component and twisty ab work. Dina has an infectious laugh and a penchant for fitness fashion. All of this naturally led me to FOLLOW her on her way to work. She detoured down the Highline and told me a bit about herself. "I grew up in a small town in New Hampshire where the most exciting thing to do was go to the mall, or get scorpion bowls at Grand China.  I knew I needed more, so when I graduated BU and was offered a PR job in Times Square, I took it.  I'd never been to New York but the pull was magnetic.  I love the energy here, and, at least for now, I still love the grind." "Bold, bright, never boring. I truly feel that what you wear can have a direct effect on how you feel, so I try to dress happy." "I always thought you had to be edgy to attract people to your...

What is HIIT? Does it work? Is it Stylish?

A lot changes as you get older. But mostly, you become a creature of habit. You get comfortable doing the same things because you've had good results from them in the past. Ha! Old people are craaaaaazy! It's OK, I can say that because according to most 20-year olds I am ancient. And frankly, I don't care how old you are but we need to put an end to this antiquated way of thinking. Let's take ME for example (it is my website afterall). I am in my 30's and my complacency usally results in one of two things: 1) tubby or 2) chubby. Last summer I had a 4-pack (abs not beer). A year later I have a no-pack. WTF! Okay...so maybe my bewilderment isn't 100% genuine. I just came down with a case of "old-person" thinking. I got too comfortable with my barre, yoga and running routine. I needed something different to spike my results. My no-pack is no-sexy. Enter Focus Integrated Fitness and their transformative class called PT6. It was exactly what I needed to introduce some change...

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