Not like everyone else

There were 20 or 30 gangly 20-somethings vying to fit through the ever-aggressive Subway car doors into spaces meant for far less (and far less angry) folks. It was the usual weekday morning commute hustle, as I’m sure the hipsters would refer to it. I waited back in order to secure a spot against the…

Fashion needs to get in shape and keep up with powerful females

The New York Times recently published a piece by Vanessa Friedman titled “When Will Fashion Discover Rhonda Rousey?” It’s short; you should read it, especially if you’re a woman and you enjoy wearing somewhat fashionable clothes. I know I do, at least when I’m not recommending leggings to Refinery29 or wearing gym clothes. Given Rousey’s…

Are you doing these 8 things to recover from working out?

Do you take your recovery seriously? I’m not talking about day-after hangovers that no amount of Bloody Mary can fix, although that happens basically Thursday through Sunday in the East Village. I’m talking about recovering from working out – any kind of strenuous activity that gets your heart rate going, where you might perform functional,…

What do you value?

This can be a hard question to ask yourself. Or it could be a simple one, especially when you exist in black and white. But give the question some context and life experience, and that’s when lines become blurred. Suddenly, we want it all without giving up our principles or suffering through the process. We…

Hello, can you hear me? It’s me, your BODY.

Life these days is chock full of activities. New York City, in particular, offers an incredible variety for those who want to get up and move: globo gyms galore, parks and green space and big lawns, boutique fitness studios, CrossFit boxes, dance classes, yoga of all sorts, stairs, bike paths, pools, trapeze classes – you…

Miniskirts and Playboy Bunny tails, oh my!

Dust off your bunny tails and get those miniskirts ready, ladies. I’m determined to bring sexy back to the streets this June at the Oakley New York Mini 10K. The “mini” road race, organized by the New York Road Runners and slated for Saturday, June 13, has quite a colorful history. It was the world’s…