Happy Friday, friends! Did everyone have a nice Memorial Day Weekend? What’d ya get up to?
A few things before we get started. Feeling stressed? I enjoyed this post from The Blissful Mind on how to calm anxious thoughts. On a similar topic, my pal Ali Feller wrote an article for Well & Good that’s well worth a read: “The (very controllable) reason you might be more stressed than you were three years ago.”
Now, on to last week’s workouts:
It’s been a while since I’ve tried a new class that I really liked. In fact, I’m pausing my ClassPass membership at the moment because I just want to go to the studios I know and love for a while. But before ClassPass and I went on a break, I signed up for Metabolic Burn at Body Space Fitness.
Body Space Fitness is located on 14 Street between 5th and 6th avenues. It’s near a bunch of subway lines and it’s also in the same building as Flex Studios.
Having a fitness habit in NYC can be pricey. So when I hear about free opportunities to experience high-end studios, I like to share the wealth. (Exhibit A, Exhibit B).
It’s almost summer time, and who doesn’t want to get outside, get sweaty and pay $0 for a fitness class?
Every Tuesday night from May through August some of the top fitness studios are offering free classes outside in the Meatpacking District through the Sweat Sessions series.
View the full schedule here.
a little cold at first, so sporting a turtleneck.
Hi friends. I am really excited about the response to last week’s post about wedding diets. It was very interesting to hear from different people on the blog and through social media on how wedding prep triggered (or didn’t!) a will to diet/workout. With about 30 days to go until my own wedding, it’s something that’s been on my mind.
After last week’s taste of summer, I’m not thrilled about the gloomy, grey weather in this week’s forecast. Anyone else feeling me on this?
Lucky for me, last weekend had glorious sunny weather. I was in Great Barrington (again) but this time with a few lovely ladies for my bachelorette party.
Before we get to that, here’s what went down last week:
Let’s talk about the wedding industrial complex. Or since this is a fitness blog, let’s talk about the pressure women and men face to get in shape before they say, “I do.”
If you’re married, did you do anything special to slim down for your wedding?
Matt and I are getting married in one month. (We got a marriage license last week!) For the last few months, anytime I didn’t devour a bread basket, I was likely to hear a comment related to bridal weight-loss. You know, “Are you not eating that because of your dress?” Or something like, “I noticed your awesome willpower. Your wedding is soon!” I’m not a shy person. And when it comes to food and fitness, I overshare (thanks for reading my blog, ya know?). So for the most part, I don’t mind the feedback or comments; I’m sure I provoke them to a degree. They’re also coming from well-meaning friends.