fitness Tag

Posted On June 11, 2015By Samantha SurfaceIn Girlzone, Lifestyle

My Personal Trainer Changed My Life

At the beginning of this year, I quickly realized my metabolism was no longer that of a 20-years-old college athlete, but my sweet tooth that could make Willy Wonda cringe still controlled me. Not only was I stressing about work, being single, and my love handles that seemed to get more love than necessary, I was losing myself and my confidence. Fate would have it, that work would send me to Atlanta for work for a few days and lucky for me, my old college friend, turned trainer said heRead More

Posted On January 14, 2015By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Tianna Gregory

-Tianna Gregory- Twitter: @_TiannaG Instagram: _tiannag Known for: Being really ridiculously good looking, modeling, having a top-of-the-line Instagram page. -Tianna Gregory is one lady whose Instagram you need to be following. This gorgeous fitness and fashion model has some of the most…um…exciting pictures you can find on the app. Don’t believe me? Well, just take a look at the sample below and admit that I am correct.                                Read More
Melanie Adams

Posted On January 7, 2015By Ascher RobbinsIn Girls, Manzone

#WCW: Melanie Adams

-Melanie Adams- Twitter: @MelAdamsFitness Instagram: melanie_adams88 Known for: Being an Australian Olympian in the pole vault, being a gorgeous fitness model. -There might not be any Olympic Games this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t appreciate beautiful Olympian women. Melanie Adams is an Australian pole vaulter with a body that’s pretty close to perfect. Take a look at the photos below, and you’ll find yourself agreeing.               http://instagram.com/melanie_adams88/                Read More
If you’re like me, then you put on some serious “el-bees” between the months of November and January, respectively. The champagne was flowing, the sugar cookies were freshly sprinkled, every possible retelling of A Christmas Carol was playing around the clock, and then all of a sudden you realize that you’re looking a bit like a bowl full of jelly yourself. Hey, it happens, man. ‘Tis the season. If you’re also like me (once you came down from your sugar high), you realized that enough was enough and it wasRead More
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this listicle are those of one dieter and do not reflect the opinions or official position of all dieters. To those who enjoy almond butter and hot yoga, I salute you. You will run into someone you know at the gym and they will see you sweat through every inch of your A Day to Remember tank top or cut-out summer camp tee from 2006. Be it an old classmate, a neighbor, a representative to a councilman you work with on the daily. Not even 8 a.m. is safe. Actually, 8 a.m. is theRead More

Posted On May 9, 2014By Allyson DarlingIn Girlzone, Lifestyle

Thoughts in Yoga Class

I realize the purpose of yoga is to quiet the mind and soul, but I own one of those spider webbed minds of anxiety that lacks the dexterity to let thoughts be. Instead of focusing on my downward dog, my thoughts ping around like a pigeon stuck in a subway station. After climbing five flights of stairs in a maze like stack of slender corridors that inspire feelings of despair in never seeing daylight again, I arrived at a light-filled loft overlooking San Francisco. These are the thoughts loitering inRead More

Posted On April 14, 2014By StaffIn Girlzone, Lifestyle

A Few Weeks in the Gym

I don’t like the gym. Call me crazy, but I would rather spend all day wandering a trail in the backcountry than run on a rotating belt while staring at a wall. Unfortunately, shit happens (read: stress fractures) and I grind it out on the elliptical and lift heavy things. The last 6-8 weeks have been eye opening into the world of stair-masters and bro tanks. Here are a few observations and recommendations when hitting the gym…   TO THE LADIES: I don’t trust girls with skinny arms. Blame itRead More
I recently had a girl, with a shockingly difficult sounding diet, move in with me. She is gluten intolerant AND lactose intolerant. And on top of that, she can’t eat anything with corn/corn sugars in it for some time, meaning potatoes and corn tortillas are out as well. At first I thought: Holy cow..What CAN this girl eat? Rice, some veggies, and fruit??? I would die! I was correct—her diet is extremely limited, especially for a 6’2” girl who should be putting down 2,300 calories per day. However, to my surprise,Read More
Lesbehonest…I had McDonald’s for lunch today. And for breakfast yesterday. Possibly multiple times this week. When it comes to being healthy and working out, it takes a small miracle to get me anywhere near kale and/or a treadmill. But as I grow older, I’m not-so-subtly often reminded of the reality of a declining metabolism and drooping physique. Enter the gym. Actually, more like gyms. I’ve cycled through (literally… I hate spin classes) a new gym almost monthly since graduating from college and attempting to be a real adult with aRead More
So, on December 31st of every year, I make a list of things I intend to do differently in the upcoming year.  What I almost never do (besides actually maintaining my resolution), though, is determine a plan of attack for each new goal.  So here it goes, the New Year Resolution: demystified.  Oh, and if you have any additional suggestions  for how I can go about successfully accomplishing the feats listed here, feel free to tweet me at @femmedroid5000 or email me at brandib@writtalin.com.  Getting the strong and sexy bodyRead More