Got 25 minutes to work out? That's all you need at NYLean25 with Robert Brace (NYC)


This is a guest post by Erica Chapman.

Here's something that goes without saying: you're busy. You work hard, play hard and even relax hard....and that doesn't leave much time for working out.  Unfortunately, exercise tends to slip to the bottom of the priorities list during a packed day, and we've all been there, right? No judgment here!

Luckily for us on-the-go chicks who want to stay fit but can't always find the 2 hours in a day that a long run and shower eats up, former professional dancer Robert Brace has invented the NYLean25 class! If you've guessed from the name that the number 25 is involved, you're right: this is 25 minutes--to the second--of some of the most intense intervals you've ever done. Yup, it's hard, but here's the greatest part: it's over in less than half an hour! And Robert promises this is the fastest, most effective way to build muscle tone and cardiovascular fitness.

Check him out. His abs don't lie.

Here's the...

My Body Got Tutored In Food & Fitness Online


MyBodyTutor - What's the point?

My friend Dan from Cornell University's Food Lab emailed me about because he knows I'm a proponent of mindful eating over fad dieting. His email came at the perfect time because my Swedish Fish addiction was spinning out of control.

MyBodyTutor is an online wellness service that keeps you on track with your food and fitness goals. All you need is a computer and no more than 10 minutes a day to log-in to your account and tell your personal tutor about what you ate and how you exercised that day. If you've never exercised before, your tutor will help you with a plan of action. Your tutor is a real person; a professional trainer, nutritionist or life coach. He/she gets to know your health status and goals and then provides feedback on your daily reports. Tutors bring bad habits to your attention and suggest food and exercise modifications. You're asked to set daily goals (because it's too easy to flake-out on long-term...

Earn the right to bare arms with SusieQ Fitlife Arms of a First Lady DVD. I'm giving 2 away!


I hadn't heard of SusieQ until I got an email from her claiming she could give any woman Michelle Obama arms. I was intrigued and asked for proof. The very next day SusieQ Fitlife: Arms Of A First Lady was in my hands. She clearly wanted me to start working out ASAP. So that's what I did.

The Arms of A First Lady DVD is a great, uplifting workout. SusieQ is engaging and positively pigtails. 

Lots of fitness pro's claim their workout will give you Michelle Obama arms but SusieQ's DVD actually delivers...and in more ways than one. She takes the whole presidential theme to the extreme with exercises like The New Bama Swing and Armed Force Raise. Her quirky White House references take the edge off the burn and raise your spirits throughout your workout.

The DVD is 52 minutes long and includes a beginner and advanced workout. Choose between the 2 levels or play the entire DVD from start to end and adjust your weights throughout the workout. 3-5 pound weights...

How 2 Keep Your Fitness Gear Safe From Thieves


I love everything about Wordlock except the boring cable colors on the bike locks. I'm mostly concerned about the locking system but some neon or metallic couldn't hurt.

A word is so much easier to remember than a number, and more fun to keep changing around! Keep things interesting in the gym locker room by constantly updating your 4 or 5 letter password. You never know who's after your Lululemon gear!

Wordlock comes in a SPANISH language lock too!

Shop/Browse Wordlock Bike Locks on Amazon

What word combination would you pick if your first choice (POOP) hadn't been exposed to the world?


Yoga-Pilates-Sculpting with Kristin McGee at Pure East NYC


WHO is Kristin McGee?

Kristin McGee is a yoga & pilates superstar and the reigning queen of mind-body DVD fitness. I adore her because she's smart sweet as can be. And just look at her body--it's seriously aspirational! Kristin teaches yoga and pilates classes for sculpting and toning at NYC's top gyms. She's a very well-respected pro who really knows her craft. That's why everyone in the health & wellness biz wants to collaborate with her, including Bethany Frankel of SkinnyGirl.

WHAT is this workshop all about? WHERE is it? And WHEN?

It's called Trouble Spot Yoga with Kristin McGee and it's a one time only workshop at Pure East NYC this Saturday, June 12, 2010 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm.

You'll indulge in a vinyasa style practice with an emphasis on shaping up the arms, abs and thighs, with some fun Pilates style sculpting without distracting from the yoga sequences. Sounds amazing, right? Well I can assure you it will be...I've taken a few of...


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