#WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: Have Paddle, Will Travel

Here's the good news: it's going to be in the 80's this weekend. Here's the other good news: that's your minimum temperature requirement for hopping on a paddleboard and bending in ways that will test both your balance and your ability to strike a plank pose while floating in the middle of a large body...
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Beauty For Yogis By Yogis: YUNI Launch Event

I went to the YUNI launch event in SoHo to experience the first natural, sustainable, Yoga inspired beauty brand firsthand. Whether you're a serious yogi, or just trying to add some zen to your everday beauty routine, YUNI is a new brand meant to achieve balance, on and off the mat. The collection consists of more than 20...
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Claire’s #WoodLandDreams Press Party

On the rooftop of the Sanctuary Hotel I attended the Claire's #Woodlanddreams press day event. The rooftop lounge was transformed into a wooded wonderland featuring pieces from their Autum/Winter 2015 collection. Known as the masters of accessories, Claire's new collections like Mystic Maven are ideal for fashionistas, where a piece itself can inspire a whole outfit. So...
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Seattle New Day Northwest loves to Fake It!

This week I hit the road on my "Faking It and DIY vs. The Pro" beauty tour. Seattle will be my first stop and seriously not a bad place to spend a summer day. I absolutely love King 5's crew and super excited to share some shortcuts in beauty a la NorCal style. Watch...
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#WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: Summer of Fitness-Meetup 2015

You're not the excitable type. But you do like things. All kinds of things. Ponies. Those are nice. Parks. Beautiful this time of year. Punch bowls filled with rum. Always a crowd pleaser. Free workouts. Certainly. Well, bad news: we're fresh out of ponies and punch. As far as the rest….get excited. Lole Activewear is joining forces with Hudson River...
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#WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: Surf and Turf

Living here has its advantages. Being near the coast...not one of them. Which makes a post-work surf outing almost impossible. So head to where all local thrill-seeking, extreme-sports junkies go to get their fix... I'm talking about SurfSet New York City, an intense indoor workout that simulates surfing atop a landlocked longboard. Here's the thing about surfing. It looks...
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#WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: The Buddy System

Today I want to talk to you about working out. No, wait, come back. I also want to talk to you about making friends. Specifically, friends with benefits. Allow me to explain…. Your best friend. Your confidante. Your co-conspiritor. And now: your Instagram workout buddy. I'm talking about Instagram sensation TwoBadBodies, Jennifer Forrester and Kasia Keranen. The beautiful...
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#WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: Empire State of Mind

New York City mornings in May. Glorious. And glorious-er when the tempo of your heel-toe-heel-toe power walk has a snap to it via a $1,000 donation to add meaning to your miles. [caption id="attachment_5035" align="alignright" width="150"]Team spirit swag from Mederma. Team spirit swag from Mederma.[/caption] Mederma, the...
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#WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: Mom-isms Guide to Mother’s Day

It's not hard to figure out what your mom wants from you--probably because she takes every opportunity to tell you. It can be hard to filter through her complaints, though, so to help guide your Mother's Day efforts I've interviewed 100 of the most disgruntled mothers around in order to gain insight into the most significant...
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#WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: Spring Tune-Up

May's coming. Memorial Day. Beach body. Blah blah blah. Bottom line: It's time to shake things up. As a long time Pilates instructor and fitness professional I have a zero-tolerance policy on half-assed funk. If you've gone through the trouble of suiting up for a workout, you'd best be getting after it hard. In other words, instead of...
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#WORKOUT WEDNESDAY: Berg’s The Word

And….exhale. You did it. Survived an entire class with Core Fusion innovator, Bergen Wheeler at Exhale Mind body Spa. Unfortunately, they don't give out medals for such a thing. But please, accept this complementary detox tea and relax those tired muscles in our changing room sauna (yes this is a real thing they offer)...
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#WORKOUTWEDNESDAY: What Trainers Do Immediately Post-Workout

There's no right or wrong way to workout…. ….is a statement that's false. So with that in mind, Shape wants to make sure your'e not totally blowing it with these tips from top fitness instructors.  

Wash off the germs

Dirty work….

"As soon as I finish my foam rolling session, I head straight to the bathroom to wash...
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