LOVE Amanda Young and Tabata - soooo much fun and SO hard!

Where (gym, studio, etc.): : 
Workout Date: 
Mon, 04/19/2010 (All day)

michlny said "

Amanda is AWESOME!!

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In anticipation of Crossfit

I start Crossfit's Elements class tonight.  It lasts for three weeks and then I should know what all the Crossfit/Paleo enthusiasts are raving about! 

Yesterday's workout:

8 a.m.

3 sets of the following:

60-second plank

Where (gym, studio, etc.): : 
Workout Date: 
Mon, 04/05/2010 (All day)

Gym Hopper

How Far Can You Get On Free Gym Passes?

You may remember her "caught double dipping at Equinox" exploits. We were so charmed by her gym-hopping adventures we asked her to be Social Workout's newest contributor. A warm Social Workout welcome to Julia Neyman! ~ the Eds.

The Subject: 24 year old female law student in New York City. Fitness enthusiast. Desperately impoverished, but equally resourceful (we hope).

The Objective: Get through 2010, working out regularly, without ever paying for a gym membership.

dumbbells (via <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/adrianclarkmbbs/2793076156/">a.drian</a>)

New York

Julia N. said "

Thank you guys for the comments! To answer a few:

Michny: I ..." More comments...


Lee Anne Loves Dry Shampoo and Reading Vanity Fair on the Elliptical

Every day, we give you a snapshot of one fellow striver in fitness. We ask personal questions, he or she boldly answers. Today's snapshot: Lee Anne, aka rahree.

  • What's the best thing in your gym bag? Three things: the iPod of Inspiration, my trusty sneakers, and the dry shampoo that makes the aftermath of midday workouts less nasty.
  • What's the healthiest thing you eat? I'm a big fan of oven-roasted kale —and this from a girl who doesn't so much eat salads. Oven roasted veggies are great, and now that berries are in season I'm stuffing them into my cheeks like a squirrel.
Lee Anne!

Gym Deals

What It Feels Like to Get Caught Double-Dipping at Equinox

Free passes can get you pretty far in this town. Fellow gym-blogger Julie Neyman of "Buns of Steal" is attempting to work out all year at gyms around NYC without spending a cent, courtesy of day-passes, week-passes, whatever she can eke out of the promotional system. But she recently got busted by Equinox:

Equinox (via <a href="http://www.equinox.com/">equinox</a>)

New York

mariposa_3676 said "

It's true, Equinox employees can be very snotty.  Reminds me of ..." More comments...


All Elizabeth Wants is a Yoga Top That Stays Put During Inversions

Every day, we give you a snapshot of one fellow striver in fitness. We ask personal questions, they boldly answer. Today's snapshot: Elizabeth, aka joesgirl. 

  • What's your number one workout spot? Virayoga in Soho. I've been a member of the kula (sanskrit for "community of the heart") at Vira for years. It is the best yoga studio in New York, in my opinion, and not just because it is a wonderful place to practice — some of my closest friends in life are people who I've met there over the years. It just seems to attract the most wonderful souls. Equinox, to which I have an all-access membership through work, is a distant second. I will candidly admit that there are times when I have routinely used Equinox for nothing more than access to the steamroom (LOL). In recent years, however, and as I get older, it's become more obvious to me that a little additional cardio and weight training doesn't hurt a person. So, I'm now also exploring spinning and various other brutal experiences at a variety of the downtown/Brooklyn-based Equinoxes (Equini?) 


Fitness Pampering for the Preggers Set

Knocked up? Not afraid to show your pregnant self in your high end gym? Good news! Equinox is offering a three-week prenatal pampering series:

  • What: Six prenatal yoga classes, a spa treatment, a prenatal nutrition group consultation, and a "baby fair" with speakers, baby clothes, and other stuff pregnant ladies might potentially want 
  • Who: Equinox at 63rd and Lexington, with classes led by Latham Thomas of Tendershoots Wellness 
  • When: February 23 - March 11, 2010
  • How Much: $330 for members, $370 for everyone else 
  • Link: Prenatal Wellness Series. Email Sara.Hom@Equniox.com or call (212) 750-4900 for details or to register
Pregnant! (via <a href="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/431632034_9254d854db.jpg">treyevan</a>)

New York

erikka said "

That's what I was thinking - most people I know who are with child ..." More comments...


Nate Does Pushups During Commercials and Will Never Try Mastercleanse

It's another new feature! Every day, we're giving you a snapshot of one fellow striver in fitness. We ask nosy questions, they bravely answer. Today's snapshot: natejgray.

  • What's your number one workout spot? 1a. Equinox Brooklyn Heights--great classes, great space, and nice people 1b. Doing push ups during tv commercials. 
  • What's the healthiest thing you eat? Baked tofu and sauteed kale. My wife makes amazing baked tofu. It is a transcendent food. I wash it down with homemade kombucha, love those live cultures. 
  • What's your secret sin? I love pork chops. 

New York

sandella said "

i agree abt that Master Cleanse thing...I would NEVER do it.. ..." More comments...


Superbowl Sunday Yoga

Stephanie Culen's class was crowded for Superbowl day. Mostly women. She's got a gift for the talking, steady, counting almost all the breaths, and firm. She doesn't stop the flow to do demonstrations. She did give me a good correction. It's a different style, and I like it. I'm not a fan of the demos I guess. Sometimes I suspect the teacher of showing off.

Where (gym, studio, etc.): : 
Workout Date: 
Sun, 02/07/2010 (All day)


Dogs Make For Better Workout Company Than Certain Soho Gym Clientele

Allow me to properly set the scene: I'm flat on my back with right leg in air. My trainer is pushing said leg closer to my head in that good kind of pain way. I'm reveling in the post-workout stretch, in that too rare moment of intense relaxation when your body and mind are totally in synch. As trainer stretches leg as far as hamstring will allow, and I exhale a rather loud sigh, my head shifts left to reveal my workout neighbor: Short, furry, and a master of jump-fetch coordination, a dog is repeatedly hurdling over the benchpress, catching a ball thrown by another trainer.  And he's being cheered on by a yelpy little guy, of the purse-fitting variety, who, I should note, I nearly trampled in the locker room pre-shower.

Where (gym, studio, etc.): : 
Dog Treadmill (via <a href="http://farm1.static.flickr.com/18/23844169_a01041cb9c.jpg">normanack</a>)
Workout Date: 
Wed, 01/20/2010 (All day)

Butwhatifido said "

Love the post and the dog!  That's one of the greatest pleasure ..." More comments...

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