Unlike that VHS your mom still works out to, this is what’s new and now on the fitness scene.

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1. Apple Watch to Replace Your Fitness Tracker

Apple seemingly dominates every tech-related arena. So maybe it’s no surprise that, with the recent release of the Apple Watch, your fitness tracker might just find its way into the junk drawer. The timepiece tracks daily activity and calories burned, but it also factors in the quality of those movements with a heart rate and elevation monitor. That post-work hill you trek? Prepare to get major props from Siri.

2. “Mindful” Triathlons on the Rise

A “mindful” triathlon is a 5k run followed by meditation and a massive outdoor yoga class. But you can also count on a healthy amount of live music and good food. Even those who haven’t laced up a pair of sneaks in awhile (ahem, me) can see the appeal of this next-level fun run. If you’re interested in joining, Wanderlust 108 has upcoming stops in Atlanta, Austin, and Aspen.

3. Eating Healthy Can Be Easy

We’ve all scanned aisle after aisle of Whole Foods, hunting for good-for-you products that we actually like. Welp, here’s the solution: meet Conscious Box. This monthly subscription box service is packed with eight to twelve non-GMO surprises, from Wave Bar baked apple bars to soap berries by Naturally Green. There are even vegan and gluten-free options, too.

Check it out for yourself. Our Conscious Box Boutique opened Thursday, September 18, at 11AM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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September 18, 2014

Gisele Bündchen is used to being scrutinized – she is a model after all. And her newest gig in Under Armour’s “I Will What I Want” campaign is no exception. Critics took issue with Gisele starring in the ads, as she is the first non-professional athlete tapped by the activewear label. But Under Armour is one step ahead of them.

In the campaign’s video, the Brazilian supermodel shows off her kickboxing skills as comments (both good and bad) flash behind her. “Gisele knows what it means to live under the microscope, amongst the noise of contradicting opinions. But will beats noise,” the brand states. Using negative comments as fuel, Gisele punches and kicks that hanging sandbag like a champ. As for her “haters”? I’m sure they’ve been silenced.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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September 5, 2014

Consider this trio the exact opposite of leg warmers, Prancercise, and ThighMasters.

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1. New at NYFW: Fitness Clothing

Sure, we’ve seen athletic-inspired clothing on the catwalk before. But for the first time ever a dedicated fitness brand, Athleta, will debut a line during September’s big event. And in true sporty fashion, the models are rumored to be doing everything but walking on the runway. Prep yourself for parkour, yoga, and dancing.

2. Fun Runs Are on the Rise

According to a recent report by Running USA, non-traditional running events are on the rise. Think mud, obstacles, and lots of paint. Since 2009, the number of fun-run finishers has grown from the low six figures to 4 million in 2013. And judging by the number of mud-splattered grins I see on Instagram every other week, this trend isn’t slowing down anytime soon.

3. You Can Lose Weight on Vacation

I know, I didn’t think it was possible either. But a resort located on sunny Hilton Head Island in South Carolina is all about it: Meet Hilton Head Health. Located on an 800-acre shipyard plantation, this weeklong weight-loss retreat tailors gourmet meals, fitness classes, and cooking demonstrations to each individual. Returning from vacay feeling better than when you left? Totally happening.

Check it out for yourself. Our Hilton Head Health – Hilton Head Island, SC Boutique opened Thursday, August 21, at 11AM ET.

By Emily Ketterer, Staff Writer

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August 21, 2014

For your hair: Forks aren’t just for pasta anymore. Twirl one through your strands (à la Disney’s The Little Mermaid) and dry with a diffuser nozzle for the ideal wave.

For your tabletop: Want to inject a little industrial Zen into your home? Pour concrete into paper cups, stick in a tall tapered candle, peel away the cup, and voilà! New centerpieces.

For your ankles: Your Achilles’ heel? Stilettos. Strengthen your ankles for that new pair by tracing letters in the air with your foot.

By Susie Kostaras, Associate Editor

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August 11, 2014

Next time you’re running the trails or hitting the gym, take a look around. In case you haven’t already noticed, when it comes to athletic clothing, brights and prints are taking over. Why? They’re fun, bold, and give that extra kick of motivation. Here’s how to incorporate them into your workout.

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For Women:
Pair big prints with small. Try a legging in an allover high-contrast design (you can get away with it, promise) topped with a tank in a quieter one.

For Men:
Energize your routine with masculine, tech-driven patterns. Think gradients and abstract maps on either top or bottom – never both at the same time.

Start loading up on prints and color. Our Reebok Boutique opened Wednesday, August 6, at 11AM ET.

By Chrissy Makkas, Staff Writer

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August 6, 2014

Let’s play a game of would you rather. Would you rather jog on the beach or hike through pine-crested mountains? Get a luxurious massage or learn how to prepare a gourmet meal? Escape to quaint New England or buzzing Las Vegas?

Have your answers? Good. Now make it all happen with the help of Canyon Ranch® – a 35-year-strong health and wellness pioneer. Here’s your guide.

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March 11, 2014

The decision is made. You’ve found a training plan that’s right for you and you’re determined to crush 26.2 miles. That’s no easy feat, but maybe (just maybe) these marathon-training tips will help the whole process go just a little bit smoother.

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March 5, 2014

We all start the year off with the very best of intentions. Eat healthier food. Drink less wine. Hit the gym. And now that the first month of 2014 is coming to a close, let’s ask – how is that going for you? If you haven’t been able to put in your time on the treadmill or yoga mat, here are a few tips to help you make it happen.

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January 24, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you ate your weight in white meat and pie on Thursday. And, while there’s nothing wrong with that, now is the time to get back into a healthy routine. You may not work out like Katniss and Peeta every day, but this new fitness class from New York Sports Clubs, “Train Like a Tribute” (free, 45 minutes), may be just what you need to kickstart your good habits – and get you in the mood to see Catching Fire, if you haven’t already.
The Hunger Games Workout Is Real, & At NY Sports Club

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Complete with Katniss Killers (lunges with a bow), Forcefield Planks, and the White “Rose” (named for President Snow’s boutonniere), most of this full-body routine can be modified for home use if you’re not in New York. And, if you are, check out this blogger’s workout review for the full breakdown.

Intrigued? Read more on Refinery29. Then bid farewell to extra holiday pounds – Katniss style.

By Jess Huckins, Staff Writer

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November 30, 2013

That feel-good, confident vibe you get from working out – what would it look like if you could see it? Answer: Over 10,000 twinkling LED lights illuminating Boston’s Esplanade trail – a hot spot for the city’s joggers.

Okay, so maybe not exactly like that, but that’s what we saw as we walked through this solar-powered scene to the lucy Light Forest opening celebrations last night.

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