Spinning is a workout classic, but lets face it, it's tough to get into the "virtual" hills. And as much fun as it is to have some middle aged dude with a braid (this has been my experience), yelling at you to spin faster, sometimes you need a little pizzaz in your workout routine. SoulCycle is revolutionizing the game, by turning cycling into a full body workout. Through the use of their patented made-to-work routine SoulCyclers get to experience a core workout as well as an upper body one through the use of hand weights. During each session the best of the best staff instructs on how to safely tone your upper body while maintaining the perfect pedal stride. In some studios, customers are lucky enough to take SoulBand, a class using resistance bands that hang above the stationary bikes. I know this sounds like a scene out of a torture film, but trust us the only thing that is getting slashed are your love handles. The studios are a promising sanctuary of change, with inspiring instructors and candle lit Bike Rides, SoulCycle is also a mental refresher.
Looking into another person’s life can sometimes be intoxicating. Especially when that person has boundless heaps of money, a gorgeous home, exciting social life, and do we even have to mention immaculate abs? Regardless of whether its right or wrong, we all secretly indulge vicariously on the delights (and disasters) of celebrity status. And here for you, is a look into the decadent sanctuaries of some of the hottest stars in NYC.
Summer may be coming to an end, but the fun is definitely not. Especially not in the Hamptons. Here's all the best events for this weekend!
Friday August 12th
Silent Art Auction & Wine Reception
Bid on beautiful art pieces and enjoy a wine reception. A portion of the auction's sales go to Bay Street Theater and Southampton Hospital.
This weekend in the Hamptons is going to be the biggest of the summer. If you haven't made plans to get out there, you better get on it. We hear the last Jitney leaves at 5:30pm on Friday! There will be parties, fireworks, cake and plenty of dancing to celebrate America's birthday (and the biggest national holiday!). So get your flip flops, trunks, (livers) and bikinis ready for the biggest celebration of the season!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!
Alec Baldwin was seen at 11:30 grabbing a cup 'o Joe in NYC, He's just like everyone else, we love it!
In more recent Baldwin news, the 30 Rock star tweeted about his views on gay marriage and on those in opposition to it. Yesterday, he messaged his 150,000 + followers, "Marriage equality...vote yes."
Of course there were nay-sayers who attempted to attack the actor, including one saying, "Marriage IS supposed to be between a man and woman." But Alec simply replied ,"It's all cool honey...Jesus is down with the gay marriage thing. He called me. In fact, he's very happy."
Baldwin who plays Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock declared to the NY Magazine's Vulture blog on Tuesday that the Emmy-winning comedy would end in 2012.
"I will tell you one thing, and that is our show next year is our last year of the show. Our contracts are expired [in 2012], and Tina [Fey] is gonna have a big career directing films and writing. She's going to be the next Elaine May. She'll be great."
Alec Baldwin also announced that 2012 would be his last year as an actor. But before he retires definitively from the movie business, he will star in the adaptation of the Broadway hit Rock of Ages.
Kevin Nealon- He may play a hilarious slacker/ pot head on the hit television series Weeds, but one thing Kevin is serious about is animal rights. He's been a proud vegetarian for the past 20 years, even partaking in a hilarious "vegetarian testimonial" for PETA. So maybe what comes from the earth really is the greatest worth?
At only 21, Katrina Bowden is making quite a name for herself. You can catch her Thursday nights alongside Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin on 30 Rock as the hilarious, jaw-dropping Cerie Xerox. Miss Bowden took some time to speak with Joonbug about Cerie's wardrobe, celebrities, acting and more.
JF: Let’s talk about 30 Rock. How did you hear about the project in the first place?
KB: I was already acting, auditioning and modeling at the time the 30 Rock pilot was written and being casted. I went in on an audition after the pilot episode was made- they were recasting the role of Cerie. The process happened very quickly (about 3-4 days) and the next thing I knew, I was going to my first table read with the cast and started shooing soon after at the age of 17!
JF: When you first got the part, did you ever expect the show to be quite as successful and popular as it has been?
A guest on The Late Show last week, Alec Baldwin had a response ready when David Letterman asked him if he had any plans to expand his family. The 30 Rock star joked* that he was “thinking about getting a Filipino mail-order bride at this point... or a Russian one.” The studio audience thought this was funny.^ So did David Letterman. Not so much Philippine senator Ramon Revilla.
Blasting Baldwin for the “arrogant” remark, Revilla said that,
Tina Fey capped her year off by being named Associated Press' Entertainer of the Year. The 38-year-old NBC star was selected by newspaper editors and broadcast producers as the performer who had the greatest impact on culture and entertainment in 2008. Fey beat Iron Man star Robert Downey Jr. and Heath Ledger, who wowed audiences with his performance in The Dark Knight after his untimely death. Fey entertained the world with her Sarah Palin impression in multiple guest spots on Satrday Night Live. She told the Associated Press her first reaction to Palin, recounting how she thought, 'Well, I kinda do look like her. I'd better really listen to how this lady talks.'