Fitness
Fri 01.18

Taj Mahal of Yoga Mats: Manduka Black Mat PRO

One of my favorite yoga instructors, Scott Harig who teaches at Pure Yoga, told me that if I wanted to be “hardcore,” the yoga mat to get is the Manduka Black Mat PRO ($94 and up depending on the color). Why exactly does it make you hardcore I asked? “Because it’s heavy,” he said. Heavy […]

Tue 01.15

David Kirsch Wellness Wants To Help You With Your Resolutions

I can’t even begin to count how many phone calls, text messages, Facebook messages, and emails I’ve gotten from friends who want to get in better shape as part of their 2013 New Year resolutions. I’m always excited to take people with me to work out so I think it’s awesome that some of my […]

Fri 01.11
Mandarin Oriental

Ultimate Spa Detox

I got back from Miami a few days ago and the transition from 70-something to 30-something degree weather has been brutal…already figuring out when I can head back next for a weekend! I was there over New Year, which was fantastic because it kind of felt like NYC was transplanted to Florida meaning I kept […]

Mon 12.17

Sky Zone: Fun Family Friendly Workout

I was in Miami for Art Basel last week and it was back-to-back events – not that I’m complaining… In fact, it was so amazing that I just booked another Miami trip for later this month! I did take a little break however while I was there to scope out what was new on the […]

Mon 12.17

Boys Gift Guide for Every Age: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Age 1: Train Even the tiniest of tots love trains – anything on wheels, really (simply put, girls like things with faces and boys like things that roll). This Melissa & Doug animal train set keeps everything nice and tidy on one looped track, but I’m sure your little one will take on the color-outside-of-the-lines […]

Tue 12.04

Running Mechanics Profile at The Hospital for Special Surgery

How’s your form? Are you a heel-striker? Do you pronate? Are you in the right shoes? Is your running form putting you at risk for injury? These are the kinds of questions – and many many more – that get answered during the Running Mechanics Profile test at The Hospital for Special Surgery. I did […]

Wed 11.14

Run Your Heart Out

It usually doesn’t take people very long to realize that I’m a very anxious and neurotic person. 17 hours a day odds are I’m worried/stressed -even when there’s nothing to worry about – and the other hours I’m sleeping (and even then it can be an uneven, nightmare-prone sleep….as I write this I’m completely aware […]

Tue 11.13

Spright: Performance Cosmetics

It’s pretty rare that I wear makeup to the gym, but a huge percentage of women do so consistently. Most women I see at the gym (whether it be Barry’s Bootcamp, Pure Yoga, Equinox…), at the very least have on mascara so I’m not surprised that there’s a growing number of brands targeting active women.

Wed 10.31

Dr. Hauschka Ouch! Aid Arnica Compress

Odds are if you’re a runner/exercise buff you’re familiar with the botanical arnica. The miracle worker is widely used in homeopathic medicine for bruising and massage oil for sore muscles. It’s an anti-inflammatory that works to disperse trapped fluids thus relieving congestion (which is why it can also sometimes be found in eye creams). It […]