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  • Item M6 Tights Review

    Review: Item M6 Compression Tights

    Yes this is a review for tights of the non-athletic variety – but let me explain.  While I wish I could sport workout gear all day long, real life dictates the need to wear office-appropriate clothing from 9 – 6ish. Heavy on the ish. These tights are a sneaky way to wear both at the same time. […] Read more…

  • project triathlon finding a race

    Project Triathlon 2015: Choosing A Race

    If you remember this post from last month, I’ve made it my goal in 2015 to get back in the racing saddle and compete in my first triathlon in six years.  So far I’ve made progress toward that big scary goal by quitting ClassPass, joining a big box gym, and building up my base strength and conditioning. Hello […] Read more…

  • Vermont Okemo Ski Weekend

    Fear + Skiing in Vermont

    New York City seems to be in an endless angry cycle of ice and snow. There’s arctic wind, freezing rain, and unescapable curb-side slush puddles of doom. It’s not exactly a winter wonderland. When my mood started to match the color of the mud-caked snow banks flanking the streets, I knew I needed a time-out from the city. So this past […] Read more…

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    International Fitness Bloggers On My Radar

    I’ve been doing some updating to my blog reading list and noticed a decidedly international flair recently. Maybe it’s a serious case of wanderlust (guilty). But I think it might also have to do with the fact that I’ve started to appreciate the breath-of-fresh-air approach some of these bloggers bring to the table. I love reading […] Read more…

New York City Reviews

  • fit Ballet NYC

    NYC: fitBallet

    Crash Course: fitBallet is brings the intensity and strength of a bootcamp and mixes it with the grace and technique of ballet. You’ll do burpees, plié jumps, weighted arm sequences, push ups, killer core exercises, and more. Think of it as a functional fitness class sprinkled with key ballet concepts and movements. It’s a refreshing yin […] Read more…

  • Exceed Physical Culture

    NYC: Exceed Physical Culture

    Crash Course: Exceed Physical Culture offers a signature group fitness class involving a full body, high intensity strength and cardio workout. Each class uses a combination of tools such as TRX, kettlebells, medicine balls, bosu balls, jump ropes, rowing machines, tabata, HIIT, and bodyweight training. Exceed promises that no two 50-minute classes are ever the same […] Read more…

Washington DC Reviews

  • 202strong CrossFit Washington DC

    DC: CrossFit at 202 Strong

    Crash Course: 202strong is a new CrossFit gym located in the Farragut West neighborhood of Washington, DC. The functional training space wants to set itself apart from the other boxes in town by offering a more approachable and inclusive kind of CrossFit – with a little luxury thrown in the mix. The self-proclaimed “most glam CrossFit […] Read more…

  • Off Road DC boxing class

    DC: Boxing at Off Road

    Crash Course: Off Road’s boxing class is an hour and a half of hard work. Don’t expect to idle during this class – you’ll be too busy “resting” while doing burpees, push-ups, and jumping jacks. And that’s after you’ve perfected your one-two punch combinations. This class is perfect for beginners and veterans – the atmosphere couldn’t […] Read more…

Travel Reviews

  • Revd Indoor Cycling Boston

    Boston: Rev’d Indoor Cycling

    Crash Course: Rev’d Indoor Cycling is the premiere cycling studio in Boston’s South Shore, located about 30 minutes outside of the city. Whether you are a novice rider or experienced spin addict, you will find your groove at Rev’d. Mood lighting, a killer sound system and performance tracking consoles on the new Schwinn Bikes will take […] Read more…

  • ClassPass St. Louis

    Gateway to ClassPass St. Louis

    Hello everyone – this is Angie! A few months ago, a friend of mine in Dallas was raving about ClassPass – a monthly membership that gives users the chance to try a number of fitness classes at partner studios in their area. I love my ClassPass because it allows me to easily switch up my […] Read more…