Lucky me! I get some pretty, pretty cool perks with my job. One being an endless supply of beauty products and another being able to try out some cool devices, procedures and pro-peels. This Thursday I agreed to banish away dark spots and uneven texture with SkinCeuticals Advanced Corrective...Read more
Football season. Sweater weather. Flannel and plaid. Oh, and Pumpkin Spice Lattes (I see you Starbucks). Yep; fall is pretty great. It is the place where one thing ends and another begins. Now that the "cool front" has rolled in (at a chilling 70 degrees….brrr), and that "autumn" zing is starting to settle in the air,...Read more
This city is one big obstacle course. You dodge cars, bike messengers, dog poo on the sidewalk (horse poo if you're in the park), and tourists daily. You casually stand next to sky scrapers and slap them down with the back of your hand. You're one tough SOB. So...Read more
This weekend you may find yourself stranded Uptown. Cabs: MIA. Your friend: not wearing her power-walking heels. Your move: an exercise to access the full lengthening and tone of the hamstring muscles located in the backside of the upper leg. [embed]https://youtu.be/Sa3KXxdGiL0[/embed]Read more
Suspension BridgeSETUP: Lie down on your back and place the backs of the heels on a...
The best part about a great hike: all that walking around. It's great. Some of the best landscapes inhabit hard-to-reach places. So this past Labor Day weekend I opted for wilderness woman over beach bunny. Harriman State Park, Pine Meadow Lake is the surest way to release your inner Bear Grylls. Without all the fighting-for-your-life stuff. That is unless...Read more
Your skin. Admit it, you've grown pretty attached to it over the years. What with its bang-up job of covering your body an all. So you should probably treat it well starting with these lesser known brands from last weeks Indie Beauty Expo I attended, which had ridiculous amounts of good stuff...Read more
The gym is packed. You lost your sweat bands. There's a Hanky Panky-soaking heat wave outside. Yes, there are many reasons to avoid working out. But starting today, "not enough time" isn't one of them. So let's say the first-ever interoffice strongman/woman competition has been greenlit for October (by you). In order to ensure the beefy new inten from...Read more
I'd like to build a case for why your back needs more love in your workouts. For starters, moves that target your back also work your core, and often your arms, too. Strengthening weak upper-back muscles helps pull your shoulders back to give your girls an instant lift. Plus, regular back workouts help stabilize the...Read more
Spot reducing fat is a myth. Total body workouts are your ticket to get the results you're after. Here are some of my favorite moves (in no particular order) from four of the hottest workouts in the city you can do at home, no equipment required!Read more
PretzelPhysique57 Benefits: Works your seat, hips and waist (fondly known as...
And from her mouth and onto the pages sprung an eloquent remark that's sheer poetry. It's awe-inspiring. Reawkens your sense of all that's right and beautiful in the world... "We should count any and every opportunity to move that exists in the space of our lives as a valid moment worth doing," she wrote... Dr. Michelle Segar,...Read more
Sure you put in your gym time, and pay close attention to the food groups. (Pretty sure there are four--sushi, kobe, coconut milk, vodka.) Still, life in New York requires you to track your fitness more closely…or find a gadget that will do all that for you. When it comes to certain inventions, sometimes less is a...Read more
The New York City Triathlon took place on Sunday. Which means, if you didn't participate, well, it's probably not happening this year. Sorry. The good news: they'll do it all again in 2016. Last time you checked, triathlons were an individual sport. Still, behind every great athlete (of the pro or weekend variety) is a team...Read more
Mari Winsor. No introduction needed. Okay, maybe a few words couldn't hurt... Dubbed the vanguard of the modern Pilates movement, she is credited with making this once obscure workout accessible to the public at-large. Her record-breaking success of the Winsor Pilates workout series became a household name. The former dancer (yes, she danced with Michael Jackson) who owns two...Read more
Nothing wrong with the Hamptons. Really. Except for the traffic. And the fact that you always recognize half the people there. And it's not exactly an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Hmmm. Well, that's nothing Nantucket can't solve. Trade the Jitney for a plane and trip...Read more