Pure Power Boot Camp (PPBC). The name is intimidating, but this is the real deal in boot camps (short of joining the military, of course). All classes consist of 10 or 16-person platoons and are taught by former U.S. Marines. The facility boasts the only indoor obstacle course in the country complete with the “barbed <... >
Pure Protein Need a boost of protein after a workout or to stay full through a long morning at work? Well, in flavors like Cooke Dough, Chocolate Peanut Better and Chocolate Cherry Almond, LUNA protein delivers, and satisfies your sweet tooth! These bars contain all-natural and organic ingredients, have 12g protein, 3g fiber, are under <... >
My fitness history boasts more twists and turns than the script of a daytime soap opera (and three times as many plot holes).
Even I – the girl who holds a permanent bid for Least Graceful Human Being On The Planet – watch figure skaters and ballerinas with a mixture of awe and I-can-do-that-too gusto.
Hard Core: NYC’s beloved Exhale Spa is definitely the go-to place for mind and body wellbeing as after all, their philosophy is centered on the belief that the mind and body are connected and that the best approach to wellbeing is through holistic means. The Exhale experience encompasses relaxation, wellness, and fitness through yoga, spa <... >
Did you ever wish that your health club could be an oasis of wellness, healing and spiritual cleansing? It can, if you are willing to throw away the usual notions of a gym.
Broadway Dance Center is a dance studio in the heart of Times Square that offers over 225 classes a week in multiple styles of dance.
To many, diet books are beyond boring, that is, until now! I promise you that this new diet book is interesting, insightful and gives you a regimen that is easy (and fun to follow!)
Got soul? The city’s latest and greatest in luxe spinning facilities is SoulCycle’s new Tribeca studio, opened just a few months ago.
Off of busy West 14th street, a small orange sign marks the way into CLAY, a unique, innovative fitness experience.
I’m a huge fan of LUNA Bars and have been known to eat them before working out, as an afternoon snack and sometimes even for dessert.
By the time February rolls around, many of your nutrition and fitness-focused resolutions may not be going as planned. Instead of beating yourself up about the lack of times you’ve visited the gym this week, start making some conscious nutrition changes that will be a part of and benefit your lifestyle. Luckily, for all of <... >
The YogaWorks SoHo studio opened this summer, right at the corner of Broadway and Grand St, a convenient spot for those who live in the area or like myself, frequently shop there and seek a retreat from the crowded streets and stores. This studio is unique in that you pay a monthly fee to join <... >
Looking for a unique, playful, gym that actually makes you want to work out? Look no further than David Barton’s newest location in Astor Place. The building, a former Barnes and Noble space, is pure East Village, from the electric colors, velvet sofas, and tattooed walls, to the spot lighting that resembles a nightclub. Truly <... >
Humidifiers in NYC are a definite must; the dry heat that pumps from your radiators may feel nice at first, but it can certainly wreck havoc on your skin and immune system. Instead of waking up with a sore throat and dry skin, try the new Vicks GermFree Cool Mist Humidifier. This compact device adds <... >
Crunch gyms all over Manhattan are known for their eclectic range of classes. From boxing to bhangra, these gyms have something for everyone. For those of us looking for a 60-minute mixed bag, the S.T.A.R. workout is the perfect complement to our busy lifestyles. S.T.A.R. stands for: Spinning, Toning, Abs and Relaxing Stretches and goes <... >
Lets face it, sometimes no matter how many miles you run or crucnhes you do, you still need a bit of help getting that form fitting pencil skirt on in the morning for work. For that flawless, Joan Holloway (“Mad Men”) shape, try an amzing new line called Sliminizer™, created by intimate apparel designer to <... >
This past summer, I had the pleasure of becoming absolutely addicted to Manhattan-based Physique 57, the thigh-burning, ab-tightening, high-energy workout class responsible for the toned tushies of celebs like Kelly Ripa and Christy Turlington. This torturous workout managed to keep my body in check despite my margarita and tortilla chip habit, giving me muscles I <... >
Recently, I had the chance to workout with former Mr. America, Rich Barretta, at his eponymous NYC Studio, Rich Barretta Private Training (RBPT). On 22nd Street off of 5th Avenue, it’s not easy to find RBPT as it’s in a rather unassuming building, with no signs or lights and on the 2nd floor. I walked <... >
It’s not often as a BN Health and Fitness writer that you have the opportunity to cover an event that combines after work cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, shopping, designer shoes, nutrition, fitness, and sex all in one night. So, when BN discovered that Single Edition Media was holding their second “Live the Life You Love” event <... >