Equinox is not just a gym, it’s a lifestyle. The fitness space sets itself apart from others in New York City by developing a brand that promotes health, fitness and lifestyle. A unique concept, just like Michael Macneal’s “Monster Cycle.” When one walks into a Spinning class there are only a few things to expect: music, a bike, and an instructor telling you to keep pedaling. Now, imagine walking into an Equinox Spin class and there’s a projector in back of your instructor that’s playing the latest Lady Gaga music videos. One might call the “Monster Cycle” a cardio clubhouse. Dubbed the Spinning “Messiah” by the New York Post, Michael Macneal takes his Spin classes to the next level by incorporating music video set-list classes to his routine. Arguably, the most fun workout class you will ever experience. The various up and coming music videos on the projector suck its audience in. Macneal plays a various mix of upbeat music videos that sure gets the crowd going. He also plays personal mixes of whatever music he's feeling at the moment. It’s like being at a live concert while pedaling! Michael Macneal sat down to talk with Joonbug about his concept and how wonderful it is to work at Equinox.
Fergie's tour rider has been known to include "green juice." Radiant beauties such as Jennifer Garner and Emily Blunt have also been spotted on the streets from NY to LA sipping green. Mogul Russell Simmons is also a well-known advocate of healthy juice. Possibly, that's how those Victoria's Secret models stay so svelte?! Alessandra Ambrosio also enjoys her green juice.
While recipes vary, one thing is for certain. These green juices contain live enzymes and getting a full serving of vegetables in one juice and in one day is certainly a positive. Remember, how your parents would tell you to "eat your vegetables." Well now, in one fell-swoop or one fell-sip, you can drink them!
Gansevoort Turks + Caicos is offering up a snag-worthy deal for vacationers! Incorporate some exercise into your vacation or some vacation into your grueling exercises with a special four night getaway for two. This beautifying package includes the famous exhale core fusion classes in a beachfront open air yoga pavilion, fusion massages in tranquil treatment rooms, along with a signature spa drink, as well as a healthy breakfast buffet and fresh fish each day. Check out all the details below and hurry up to book your last summer getaway!
Cycling is the workout equivalent of a little black dress. It’s a classic fitness method that is continuously reinvented and always gets great results. Today there are so many different kinds of bikes and biking accessories that finding the perfect combination can be rather daunting. To make sure you don’t get lost in the sea of options check out our ultimate cycling guide that covers everything you need to know.
The Bike: You can find a bike pretty much anywhere nowadays but if you truly want to bike in style, custom bikes are the only way to go. Villy Customs is a Dallas based company that designs custom cruiser bicycles for adults. Keeping it domestic, the company assembles all of their cruisers in the United States. Villy lets you customize every aspect of your bike from the color of your wheels to the color of your pedals so you can finally create and own your dream bike. Or, in the case that so many color combinations intimidate you, you can also choose from some of their pre-designed styles.
Every year, millions of Americans spend crazy amounts of cash on diet pills and products that claim to slim you down. If you're ready to rock a great summer body, take a different approach while grocery shopping and try these healthy foods that promote weight loss!
A simple and easy ingredient for anyone planning on shedding some extra pounds. Eggs have tons of protein which will keep you fuller for longer! Other research has shown that protein may prevent spikes in blood sugar which can cause food cravings.
It’s standard to be stressed and frantic on the regular when you live in New York City. That is why yoga has become such a popular way to decompress. It is the perfect way to quiet the mind, let the hustle and bustle of the day go, and just meditate. With countless gyms and yoga studios offering classes around NYC, it can be time consuming just doing research to figure out where you’d like to practice. We’ve lined up five of the best New York studios for master yogis and beginners alike! Check them out and choose the best that suits your needs. Get your zen on in one of these fantastic yoga studios!
Rowing, once an activity performed solely by trust fund Harvard tech guys and Olympians, has become the hot new workout trend amongst guys. (Ladies don't feel excluded you can totally get in on this too!) Some of Hollywood's leading men such as Jason Statham and Zac Efron owe their sculpted and highly coveted bodies to rowing.
Once disregarded in favor of spinning, rowing is making a huge comeback thanks to its high intensity and great results. One 50-minute rowing session burns almost twice as many calories as a spin class, which is one of the main reasons why so many guys are jumping on the rowing bandwagon. Each stoke is essentially a full body work out requiring you to engage your abs, triceps, biceps, quads, calves and a bunch of other muscles you weren't even aware you had. Once you get your rowing rhythm down you might even venture out and show off your newfound skills outside on a real body of water. New York City has some great opportunities for you to take advantage of this full body workout and its benefits.
Meet Lauren Schmitt, is a nutritionist and certified personal trainer, who owns her own company, Healthy Eating & Living, Inc. She has worked with individuals to achieve a healthier lifestyle and has also created numerous corporate wellness programs. In her business, she coaches people to lead a balanced and healthy lifestyle through eating right and exercising. She is currently the on-site nutritionist at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Dreamworks Animation. She has ongoing projects with the WB and is a part of many disordered outpatient teams in Los Angeles. Joonbug had the chance to chat with this health guru and got some helpful tips and advice to looking your best during this sweltering summer.
Well, folks, summer is here and there's nothin' you can do to stop it! Even though we're super excited for warmer weather, sundresses and weekends spent sunnin' our buns at the beach, we'll admit that we're not quite beach body ready yet.
If we're not ready, we figured some of our readers might be a little behind the ball, too. Which is why we hunted down three tips that will give us toned, sexy and sculpted arms all summer long!
It's a celebrity’s job to look good and while we don't have that kind of pressure, it's still nice when we try. We all know that celebrities have access to the best trainers and gyms around- it’s no secret. Though we can’t get you (our ourselves for that matter) in with Jillian Michaels, we can give you some pointers on how to cop the moves that get your favorite stars looking so good!
Jennifer Aniston’s All-Over Firm Body
Jennifer Aniston has one of the best bodies in Hollywood—even at 43 years old! She credits her all-over toned look to yoga where she practices with trainer Mark Blanchard. Yoga is a fantastic workout with perks like strengthening and toning as well as promoting relaxation. If you are in need of balancing the mind and body while getting a sweat in, try Vinyasa or Bikram and you will be surprised as to what results you can achieve.