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Survey reveals worst gym pet peeves

- March 9th, 2012

A survey from FITNESS Magazine and Yahoo! Shine shows what annoys gym-goers most.

Here’s the press release:

FitnessMagUnfortunately, there’s no Emily Post for Gym Etiquette, so it’s no surprise 88% of gym-goers polled for a new survey from FITNESS Magazine and Yahoo! Shine said they are steamed over bad behavior at the gym.

Forty-four percent of men and women agree that the biggest gym annoyance is people not wiping down machines when they are done using them.

The exclusive survey asked 2,000 women and men to reveal what bothers them most about “sweatiquette” at the gym.

The results appear in the March 2012 issue of FITNESS, on stands now and online at Yahoo! Shine, the leading site for women’s lifestyle content.

Highlights from the findings are below.

Biggest Gym Pet Peeves:

• People who don’t wipe down the machines — 44%

• People who talk loudly on their cell phones — 40%

• People who hog a machine — 32%

• Show-offs who walk around the locker room naked — 22%

• Getting hit on — 13%

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Aniston’s yoga instructor dishes on fit celeb

- November 12th, 2011
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Jennifer Aniston

Ever wonder which yoga pose is Jennifer Aniston’s favourite and which one makes her grunt?

Well, wonder no more.

FITNESS Magazine has shared the following with Keeping Fit blog readers:

Get Jennifer Aniston’s Abs: Mandy Ingber Shares Her Yoga Wisdom

NEW YORK — A recent survey from FITNESS Magazine and OMG! from Yahoo revealed 65% want Jennifer Aniston’s abs, so FITNESS caught up with Aniston’s LA yoga instructor of nearly 22 years, Mandy Ingber, to get the low-down on how Jen maintains her fabulous figure.

Mandy dished on which yoga pose is Jen’s favorite, which one makes her grunt and the best yoga moves. Read the whole interview HERE, or check out highlights, below:

What pose is hardest for Jen?

“It may be plank. I hear her grunt with that one sometimes. Or bringing the knee to the forehead from downward-facing dog-the moves that really engage the core.”

What poses does Jen like the most?

“She likes sun salutations. Those are good for her arms. And she loves balancing poses. She’s very focused and graceful. She could stay in tree pose longer than I could! She’s learned how to stay focused amid a bunch of other stuff happening.”

How are celebs like Jen different when they practice yoga?

“They’re not. There’s no secret. Everyone has to heat up and sweat through it. I’m not here to feed spirituality. I’m no guru, and I don’t see myself as that. Spirituality is highly personal. But what I do with celebs is motivate to keep their workouts going. People need motivation on a daily basis.”

What’s different about your approach to yoga?

“It’s light-hearted and open-minded. I don’t take it too seriously. Life is hard enough-exercise is hard enough! Yoga is detached in a way. It shows you that you shouldn’t let things bother you too much.”

How should you prepare for a hot yoga class?

“Hydration is key. Coconut water or Emergen-C, the vitamin drink mix, are full of electrolytes to fuel the body and have nutritional value but won’t give you that full-stomach feeling, which can make it hard to practice yoga.”

I’ve seen people suddenly explode into tears or laugh like hyenas in classes. What’s that about?

“Yoga can trigger a hit and release sensation. We hold a lot in our bodies. When we get physical and start moving, old stuff comes up to be released. That’s part of the purification process. That’s part of the transformation. We all feel so much better after. The real teacher is your body.”

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Fitness event takes over Big Apple’s Central Park

- July 21st, 2011

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If you’re lucky enough to be in New York in mid-September, then you may want to read the following press release:

3F2_image001REGISTRATION OPEN FOR 10th ANNUAL FITNESS MIND, BODY + SPIRIT GAMES

More Than 7,000 Registrants Expected to Race in Central Park on Sept. 17

NEW YORK — FITNESS magazine announces that registration is now open for the 10th annual FITNESS Mind, Body +Spirit Games, a New York Road Runners event, which will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 in New York’s Central Park. This fun filled day devoted to health and fitness features activities for the whole family, including both a women’s and men’s four-mile run along with kids’ races (for ages 2-12). The event is sponsored by ASICS, Birkenstock, Garnier, Oakley and Sun Maid.

The four-mile women’s and men’s runs are scored races that count toward the nine races NYRR members need to complete in order to be eligible for guaranteed entry into the 2012 ING New York City Marathon, as of January 2012.

“We are so thrilled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of this event and to have thousands of people come out and have a blast working out in Central Park,” says Betty Wong, Editor-in-Chief, FITNESS magazine. “It’s been incredible to see how this event has evolved from a simple workout in the park to a fun, family day that runners of all ages — from sprinters to toddlers — look forward to.”

Registration for the event is accepted online at www.nyrr.org. Paper applications are also available at NYRR headquarters at 9 East 89th St. Call (212) 860-4455 for more information. All runners, walkers  and supporters of the event are welcome to visit the FITNESS Magazine Mind, Body + Spirit Festival located on Center Road before and after the races for free samples, classes and demonstrations, exciting giveaways, free gift bags, live music and an awards ceremony following the run.

Entry Fees for Non-NYRR Members: On or before September 2: $33; September 3 to September 16: $37; Limited Race Day Entries: $40; Kids Races: $6 advance, $8 race day. There is a discounted fee for NYRR members. Race bib numbers, scoring chips, and souvenir t-shirts may be picked up at New York Road Runners, 9 East 89th St., on Thursday, September 15 and Friday September 16, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. On race day, number pickup/registration will be in Central Park at the registration tent from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m. for the men’s race and 8:45 to 9:45 a.m. for the women’s race. Race number distribution for the Kids’ Races will close promptly at 10:45 a.m.

About FITNESS magazine Launched in 1992, FITNESS magazine is a leading source for all the latest news on health, nutrition and exercise. The magazine and its partner website, fitnessmagazine.com, are devoted to delivering strategies and tools that help women make little changes to achieve big success. With a you-can-do-it attitude, our workouts, health and beauty advice, diet plans and success stories motivate readers to get strong in mind, body and spirit. The magazine empowers women to embrace fitness as a lifestyle — not an age or dress size — and to change the conversation from “skinny” to “healthy.” FITNESS is published 10 times a year by Meredith Corporation [NYSE: MDP], with a rate base of 1.5 million and an audience of 7.4 million readers. For more information, please visit www.fitnessmagazine.com.

New York Road Runners Headquartered in New York City, New York Road Runners is dedicated to advancing the sport of running, enhancing health and fitness for all, and meeting our community’s needs. Our goal is to use the expertise acquired in our 53-year history to empower all people to live fitter, healthier lives through participation in our races, community events, instruction and training resources, and youth programs. Our races and other events draw more than 300,000 people each year. The ING New York City Marathon, NYRR’s premier event, is the largest and most inclusive marathon in the world, attracting the world’s top professional runners every year and raising $30.8 million for charity in 2010. NYRR’s running-based youth programs, which currently serve more than 100,000 children in hundreds of schools and community centers, promote children’s health and fitness, character development, and personal achievement in underserved communities. For more information, visit nyrr.org.

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Harry Potter and the Wizardly Workout

- July 15th, 2011
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Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint confront their fears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

(NOTE: The following is being shared with Keeping Fit blog readers courtesy FITNESS Magazine.)

Harry Potter and the Wizardly Workout: 5 Quidditch Training Tips

It’s a big day for Harry Potter fans: The final film hit theaters last night at midnight! To help the magic live on after the final minutes of the film, FITNESS Magazine got the scoop on the very real sport of Quidditch that spawned from the series.

FITNESS caught up with Troy Stanford and Winter Schwaid-Lindner of the International Quidditch Association (IQA) to find out how to get fit for each position. Check out tips below or read more here:

http://www.fitnessmagazine.com/blogs/fitstop/2011/07/15/fitness/harry-potter-and-the-wizardly-workout/

Chasers: Pass and Score.

How to train: Chasers are comparable to soccer players. The position involves plenty of running, but is also very physical, so muscular legs and a strong back and core are essential. “Chasers should swim to help build core and back muscles. Cycling is also a great Chaser exercise to help build leg muscle,” Stanford says.

Keepers: Block Goals into the Three Goal Hoops from the Opposing Teams Chasers.

How to train: “If you are a Keeper I would suggest weight training and core exercises,” Stanford explains. “Keepers tend to have more of a muscular build and are similar to wrestlers or lacrosse players.”

Beaters: Protect Teammates from Objects Thrown by the Opposing Team; Throw These Objects at the Other Team.

How to train: “Beaters are one of the least physical positions of the game, but they should mix Keeper and Chaser training for the best results,” Stanford says. Powerful arm muscles are imperative for this position because it requires accurate aim. “The Beaters have bludgers (slightly deflated dodgeballs), and they throw them at other players to get them out,” Schwaid-Lindner adds.

Snitches: Avoid Capture by Either Team.

How to train: The Snitch position requires the widest range of training. According to Schwaid-Lindner, the snitch is “ideally an attention seeking cross country runner with some background in wrestling and gymnastics.” Not sure how to train for that? Try some cardio-kickboxing, Tai Chi or even capoeira classes.

Seekers: Try to Catch the Snitch.

How to train: “Seekers should run as much as possible since their only job is to find, chase, and catch the Snitch,” Stanford says. He also recommends a combination of swimming and weight training to help with the capture of the Snitch, who does whatever she can to avoid being caught.

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Fitness magazine offers iPad edition

- April 7th, 2011

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Another great reason to own an iPad …

Fitness magazine has launched its new go-to-exercise motivator, the Fitness magazine app for the iPad.

“Whether you’re working out at home or on the go, you’ll be able to follow along with amazing sculpt and sweat sessions,” states a press release recently emailed to yours truly.

49074-hi-fitness_3Here are some additional features on the Fitness app:

• Workout videos bring to life step-by-step instructions for exercises so consumers can prop up the iPad and follow along. The toning routines can be viewed in their entirety or as individual moves, letting users replay as often as needed to perfect their form.

• Recipes are easily accessible and hands-free when cooking. There is no need for scrolling or touching the tablet to follow along.

• Behind-the-scenes videos of the fashion and beauty shoots give her additional insights and tips from stylists and experts.

• Additional product recommendations and info through hot spots and slide shows direct users to websites where they can purchase the product.

Find it at http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fitness-magazine/id415318656.

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