Fitness

Float Therapy Will Relax You. Watch Me Float!

Eeeek! It's been a month since I've blogged. How did that happen? My excuse is that I've been FILMING LIKE CRAZY! I'm trying this new thing where I investigate health and wellness trends like a detective. As I get older, I realize how important it is to poke around and get the inside scoop instead of just taking things at face value. So I've whipped out a larger magnifying glass (aka camera and corresponding film team) and started doing a lot more poking around than usual. Please make sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel for my latest work! But enough about poking, let's talk about FLOATING. It's a healing trend that's actually been around a lot longer than most people think. Yes, it's going through it's "boutique salon" stage right now, but people have been "floating" and even installing floating chambers in their homes for the last 20 years. Wellness just wasn't as popular back then as it is now, so of course, floating is now receiving more attention from a larger captive...

Trade Your Sweat for Prizes!

I'm so excited for Round 2 of winter fitness challenges from Booya Fitness! The VDAY challenge in Feb was amazing! Check out the new theme for March by watching the video below: All you have to do is sign up HERE on Booya Fitness to get going. Take the classes you love and follow instruction promps for the current Cardio Blast Challenge to be entered to win these prizes in the video below... Isn't the host so FAB? I mean...look at how she handles those prizes. But seriously, it's hard to decide which one is my favorite prize because quite frankly, I own them all. The prizes I pick for each Booya Fitness challenge are based on my favorite products and gear that I've personally test out for you. Like I say in the video, we're picking 3 winners per prize category, so you have an excellent chance of winning. My advice is sweat your butt off and win yourself some stylish fitness gear. What does entering cost you? Literally, a workout! And that's something you were...

My Road Trip with Ford

The Fall of 2015, I had the most amazing time road tripping throughout the Tri-State area with Ford Motors in a 2015 Ford Escape. We filmed all my fit adventures while on the road and gave away road trips and incredible lease deals to people who entered the #WhereToNow sweepstakes. The concept of the beautifully captured campaign was that an exciting adventure could be as close as your backyard. You don't have to travel far-away to experience something new, healthy and active. We often take for granted the wonderful parks and historical sights within the region we live in. These are great places to work out and find inspiration. So why not make a day trip of it? The #WhereToNow campaign is no longer viewable on YouTube or TV (my road trip was all over the news!) as it came to an end in December 2015. But please check out these 15-second mini-clips and let me know what you think. What kind of fit road trips have you been on lately and what tips do you have to share?...

Is a personal trainer worth it? My experience at NYSC.

Back in the day when you joined a gym, they'd throw in a few personal training sessions with your new membership. It was supposed to wet your appetite for personal training and help you ease into your new gym-life. Every trainer I got was just going through the motions, fully knowing I'd disappear on him or her once my free sessions were up. It was quite the self-fulfilling prophecy. I disappeared. But who wants to invest in personal training when your trainer doesn't give a damn? And can you blame them for not caring when they know new members are taking them for joyride? The world of fitness has changed a lot since those days, and so have gym-goers. People are investing more of their paycheck in health & wellness, and seem to be more committed to their workouts than ever. A few years ago The New York Times reported that some women were studio-hopping, taking more than 1 class a day to get their fix. Wow! Now that's a passion for fitness! It's the kind of enthusiasm...

What Is Waist Training? Is It Safe for Fitness?

You've heard good and bad things about waist training. You've also read my take on it before here. But I'm going back to the basics because this is something I feel strongly about (as a waist training fan) and I realize that many of you might have unanswered questions about the growing trend. What is waist training? Waist training is the process of reducing and correcting your waistline. It's an age old practice from Victorian times that has made a comeback--in a modern way--in recent years. There are all kinds of waist trainers. Like tons! I kid you not...there are waist trainers for wearing under your everyday clothing, for wearing over workout clothes and for wearing to look exceptionally sexy with lingerie. Whatever floats your boat! I'm personally an expert when it comes to waist trainers for shaping and firming your midsection ('cause you know how much I love fitness!) In the video above, you will see me talking about fitness/sport waist trainers that are...

This is Cryotherapy. Brrrrr!

I promised you I would try it. Here's what happened in my cryotherapy session at KryoLife in NYC. Watch the video above or CLICK HERE! I'll be honest, it's f***ing cold! But if you want the benefits of the treatment, it's worth enduring the very looooong 3 minutes. I had a camera on me, so I was working really hard to get through it like a champ. IT WAS NOT EASY. The day I went to film at KryoLife, owned and operated by Joanna Fryben,  I was actually feeling significant shoulder pain. So I was genuinely hoping to reap the benefits of whole body cryo and report back to you on how quickly it worked. It wasn't an overnight kind of relief, but the pain did completely go away about a day and half later. In fact, I felt wonderful all over by that time. Cryotherapy is hailed as a cure-all and people are using it to get rid of all kinds of things like acne, cellulite, unwanted weight, inflammation, depression, libido problems, and body injuries. If you're an athlete or...

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