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How To Gift A Man

I've been known to give good gift. But shopping for men is hella hard. Especially when it's for one of the most important men in your life--your dad.  I have 1 rule when I give a present: it has to be healthy or inspire active living. That's what I'm known for so I stick to that. Tip #1  Develop a style or consistent approach to gift giving. Men don't like to be kept in the dark, because they know whatever you give them they'll have to top when it's time to shop for you. If you set a level of expectation, they will ALWAYS look forward to your gifts and rave about them in conversation. It feels good to see the presents I give people being used to move and explore. I knew this year for Father's Day I was going to give my dad a travel bag that would help him do this. Tip #2  Always include a card at the top of your gift. Men are often unaware of thoughts behind actions. Let him know why this gift is special and what he means to you. That way...

Active Summer Skincare that’s gym bag (and purse!) friendly

I’m a year-round skincare fanatic, but when summer hits I completely re-evaluate what I carry around with me. My products have to be effective, easy to apply, fast working and light (on my shoulder, not just my face!). Most importantly they have to feel good on and revitalize my skin, whether I’m running to a workout or freshening up right after one. These 8 skincare products all under $25 cater to the fitness-loving woman on-the-go. My hunch is that’s YOU! Let me guess, you know how to break a sweat but you also look forward to showing off how well you clean up and glow like a pro. If I guessed right, these products are made for you! Find out what I'm spritzing, pumping and spraying RIGHT HERE on Lucy's blog. I'm one of their contributors. Check it out because I go into detail about why these skincare products should be in your summer gym bag STAT! Thanks for hopping over there. Here's the link again on Lucy's Blog :)

Athleta and Lauren Imparato Shine at Yoga Solstice in Times Square

On June 21st, Athleta was the headlining sponsor of Solstice in Times Square put on by Times Square Alliance for it's 13th year. This is the yearly event where yogis come together right smack in the middle of Times Square to celebrate the day the sun is at its highest position in the sky for the longest period of time. I was there front and center at 9am. What sets this year's event apart from the last few, aside from the bearably cooler weather, was yoga-preneur Lauren Imparato leading the highly publicized morning class. I've known Lauren since I founded Mizzfit.com. She was one of my first yoga studio reviews and continues to pioneer athletic style yoga. Her practice of I.AM.YOU. yoga is not easy. It's challenging, modern, music-oriented, and doesn't follow all the yoga rules you're used to. It's simply amazing, so I was thrilled to see her join what has become a yogi cult favorite summer event. Before Lauren jumped on stage to lead hundreds of yoga fans...

Best Bra for Going Sleeveless

Wishing you had a more flattering bra for all your sleeveless tops and dresses this summer? I feel you. I’m a sleeveless-outfit-kind-of-girl and my issue is finding a bra that makes the area where my underarm and side boob meet look shapely. It’s frustrating when you work out as much as I do to maintain an athletic physique, to look in the mirror and spot a bulge protruding from under your arm! What the?! I’ve tried everything possible over the years to shape this area.  But it’s not a muscle…it’s just skin. It’s kind of one of those things I’ve just learned to live with and work around. I’ve even learned how to pose for pictures at certain angles that hide it. After years of dealing with this issue called “sleevage,” I’ve concluded that most bras I’ve worn are actually the real culprits. Yes, they provided support but more often than not, they mobilized parts of my skin in directions it didn’t belong in and didn’t feel comfortable going...

Most Stylish Fitness Tracker - Get 20% Off!

I've never fallen in love with a fitness tracker that could be worn as jewelry until I came across Mira. The tracker itself is a black shiny oval shaped piece that clips into a metal slip-on bracelet. The 2 pieces together are minimal and sleek in away that far out-styles FitBit, UP by Jawbone, Nike+ Fuelband and similar black band trackers. Additionally, Mira was designed exclusively for women. I won't say it's cheap because it's not. Mira retails for $169 online. But what you're paying for is great technology, an app that doesn't baffle you but inspires you and a piece of jewelry that looks good with anything you wear. The 2 metal bracelet finishes--Midnight Purple and Brushed Gold--blend exceptionally well with silver and gold tone jewelry. Most people won't even notice you're wearing a tracker because it looks like a fancy bangle. Here are a few more reasons I love my Mira: To activate the clock, all I have to do is press down on the black screen. The...

The Habits of Go-Getters

I recently participated in a wonderful interview series that's making its debut right now. It's called The Habits of Go-Getters interview summit. A really astounding young lady and go-getter herself, Katya Meyers, created the interview series to share what happens behind the scenes in the lives of successful health & wellness oriented professionals. I'm honored to be a part of her series and my interview is LIVE and ready to be heard by clicking RIGHT HERE. You'll receive a recording link once you're all signed up. And yes, it's FREE! Before you give a listen though, I want to share my thoughts on what Katya Meyers is doing. When Katya first reached out to me and shared a bit of her life with me, I was really impressed with her background and how she left a traditional career path to pursue an endeavor her heart was stuck on (racing). But most of all, I was struck by how Katya took the time to create her Go-Getter Series and visualized something extremely collaborative that...

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