Exercise and Fitness

  • Voice Choices

    July 30, 2014
  • Voice Choices

    July 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    July 28, 2014

    Heavy Metal Spin Class Is a Thing

    A tune by Death pumped through the speakers in the basement of SYNCStudio in Williamsburg. Halston Bruce, a tattooed chick with curly red hair, donned a headset microphone and mounted her stationary bike. This innaugural heavy metal cycling class (last Thursday) had been her longtime vision, and she ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    July 2, 2014


    Joseph urges you to man up

  • Voice Choices

    June 18, 2014


    Be rugged and outdoorsy, even in the city

  • Voice Choices

    May 14, 2014
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    April 23, 2014


    A decade of retro and weird clips — OMG!

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Restaurateur August Cardona Gears up for a Fight to Fight Against Cancer

    When August Cardona isn't running a burgeoning Italian empire -- the CEO of Epicurean Management oversees Dell'anima, L'Artusi, L'Apicio, and Anfora -- he's pursuing a relatively new hobby: boxing. "I played sports my whole life," he explains. "I made it a point to keep in shape. Shortly after ope ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 9, 2013


    Take on the Staten Island Half-Marathon

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    Supermodel Karlie Kloss and Pastry Chef Christina Tosi Collaborate on a Cookie-Workout Video

    Supermodel Karlie Kloss already hawks her own line of healthy sweets, karlie's kookies, at Christina Tosi's Momofuku Milk Bar. Now the pair have teamed up to shoot Perfect 10, a fun homage to Jane Fonda-style workout videos. The short clip was filmed for the latest issue of Lucky Peach and it's com ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 23, 2013


    Shape up in Central Park

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Anonymous Sex In Steam Rooms: An Inside Report

    This just came in from reader Jason Wise. Stretch. That's what 9 out of 10 personal trainers will tell you to do after a good workout. And somewhere warm. I'm a dancer, which means aside from stretching AFTER a work out, I have been scarred into stretching BEFORE a work out, in fear of getting in ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    January 9, 2013


    Are your old tapes here?

  • Voice Choices

    July 11, 2012


    Celebrate disco and the Bee Gees

  • Voice Choices

    June 20, 2012


    How about a celebratory 
'it's finally summer' jig?

  • Voice Choices

    March 21, 2012


    Go ringside with Japanese female wrestlers

  • Voice Choices

    March 14, 2012


    Found Footage Festival presses 
play on the VCR Party

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2012

    Bronx Principal Teaches Students Lesson in Cheating

    For some students the idea of a principal who bumps up your undeserving performance might be great. None of the work, all of the credit. For most (hopefully) that educator would seem to be setting an incredibly poor example. Though, say, giving students credit for courses they didn't even take might ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 9, 2011


    M83 pulls out all the stops

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Hunter S. Thompson's Playboy Correspondence: Kind of Tame

    Playboy​ The above is Hunter S. Thompson's hangover cure, according to a cache of his letters released by Playboy. It's 12 amyl nitrites and "as many beers as necessary." Amyl nitrites are poppers, FYI. What did you expect Hunter S. Thompson's hangover cure to be? Green tea and a hot yoga ses ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2011

    Lance Armstrong Invites You To Go On a Run With Him Today

    ​What are you up to this afternoon? If you're anything like us, you'll be watching an illegally downloaded copy of The Smurfs 3D while eating the party sub you've been saving since Bastille Day. If you're feeling a little more active, Lance Armstrong has cordially asked you to run through New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2011

    Joseph Brooks, Accused Rapist Who Committed Suicide, Leaves $250K to Personal Trainer

    ​Whenever you say to yourself, "this can't possibly get worse," remind yourself that it can. And usually it does. In the twisted case of the Brooks family -- Dad, Joseph, who won an Academy Award for "You Light Up My Life," recently killed himself while facing charges of raping or molesting 13 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    Sitting Still Will Kill You and No One Will Attend Your Funeral

    ​The Wall Street Journal and New York Times Magazine have some staggering news that we hope you're sitting down for: Sitting down may kill you. Oh, God, why did we tell you to sit? Health experts say that "when you are sedentary, muscle activity essentially stops, leading to a drastically lowe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2011

    Staten Island Has a Warehouse Full of Cigarette Butts

    ​Somewhere on Staten Island, there is a warehouse. Inside the warehouse, there are all the cigarette butts you could ever want! There's a company called EcoTech Displays that is collecting cig butts from all over the city, putting them in this warehouse, and trying to figure out a way to recyc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Half of American Women Are Batshit Crazy

    ​Fitness magazine is yet again asking the hard questions: Would you skip sex for a year if that meant you would be skinny? Or...would you prefer to "have great sex and be 30 pounds overweight"? A little more than half of their survey group of 2,400 ladies said they'd skip the sex. Portions of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Alert: If Your Friends Want to Go Out Boozing, You Will Probably Not Exercise

    ​Your friends can be very persuasive. So persuasive that their enticements to "catch up" over wine and cheese or "catch a game" while consuming nutrient-based commodities like beer and chicken wings will pretty much always win out over less hilarious pursuits like "going to the gym." To "be he ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 27, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    War Vets Climb Mt. Kilimanjaro on One Human Leg

    via Yahoo​Want to feel bad about yourself for not going to the gym yesterday, or all summer, for that matter? Oh, three war vets of, respectively, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Vietnam, made it to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro last Saturday. The trip took six days, and among them, they had but one human ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 4, 2010


    Free workouts on the High Line

  • Voice Choices

    July 13, 2010


    Solo 30x30 keeps Fortier on his toes

  • Voice Choices

    June 15, 2010


    Get in shape with Goldfrapp

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    Iconic Things for Ironic People: Hipster Yoga

    ​As luck would have it, while finishing our leftover curry udon and contemplating the last time we went to the gym (and how our skinny jeans might be getting just a pinch too tight), we stumbled upon Hipster Yoga. Yes. The site, which is kinda brilliant, adapts real-life yoga instructions from ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    May 4, 2010


    Laugh along with Mike Birbiglia

  • Columns

    April 13, 2010

    Is Elvis Rolling in his Grave?

    The Addams Family: ghoulish turns into goulash. Get it?At least other nightlife isn't such torture.

  • Voice Choices

    December 15, 2009


    Become a squire in just 10 weeks

  • Voice Choices

    October 20, 2009


    Yes, you can scale the Brooklyn Bridge, sort of

  • Voice Choices

    September 8, 2009


    John Kilduff teaches painting and so much more

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2009

    Robert S. McNamara: Master of War

    You almost get the feeling from today's masterful obit in the Times of Robert McNamara, the Vietnam War architect who died Monday at 93, that he was so troubled by the tens of thousands of corpses that resulted from his many grievous mistakes that he paid for his sins. Reporter Tim Weiner eloquentl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2009

    Nintendo Taps Into Mom Market

    Why should kids and thirtysomething men have all the fun? Mom will soon be able to get her gaming on too with Nintendo's new DS Lite bundle, which comes complete with a lime green console, stylish clutch carrying case and Personal Trainer: Cooking game. The new bundle will be on sale May 3 for $149 ... More >>

  • Film

    January 28, 2009

    Sundance Lays Low

    Soderbergh and solitary on the fest's 25th anniversary

  • Voice Choices

    September 3, 2008


    A tiny gathering of vast proportions

  • Voice Choices

    May 6, 2008


    Learn all the right moves

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2007

    Nike Makes Special Shoes for American Indians and Their Weirdly Shaped Feet

    You know when you're stoned (or not) and you're watching TV and every commercial seems like a spoof of commercials? And you're, like, really not sure, even when it's over? Well, this article, similarly, has destroyed my mind. Here's a little taste: BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- Nike unveiled Tuesday wha ... More >>

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