Tennis, a classic. In a time when hybrid workouts are boundless, sometimes it's nice to circle back to a classic sport. And that's what lucy has done with a fresh collection that beats typical tennis whites. Spring is around the corner, and if you want a new outdoor workout that gets both your body and mind in shape, tennis could be for you. Senior instructor at the Santa Monica Tennis Center, Mike Scovotti, shares some pro tips, from gear to visualization to another excuse to watch Roger Federer in action. And Mike's most important piece of advice? Have fun!
Have you ever reached a physical plateau? The last time I did, I tried strength training. I remember looking through the window at Circuit Works in Santa Monica and debating if I wanted to join. I watched about fifteen people dart around a room alternating between running on treadmills, and lifting weights on various machines. Between gasps of air, they did jumping jacks and held planks in the center of the room. I heard music pumping through the walls, and admired the mix of men and women sweating, seemingly enjoying themselves in comradeship.
Search #yoga on Instagram and you'll see an engrossing range of images. People are flexing in various poses, practicing inside and outside, in America and across the world, with different body types and skin colors. Yoga is an ancient mind-body practice that continues to evolve and mystify, much like the personal practice of its devotees. Enter Valerie Sagun into the #yoga hashtag stream, a practitioner of yoga who advocates self-love and positivity. In the past five years, Valerie has been downward dogging and sharing her practice through the online yoga community.
Are you ready to dive into summer? Or maybe you prefer just being sea misted? Either way, if you're craving a fun, sometimes challenging, water sport, consider stand up paddle boarding (SUP for short). Popularized by big wave surfer Laird Hamilton, the handful of times I've paddle boarded, worries seemed to blow away behind me as I focused ahead, balancing and enjoying the ride, while working my arms, core, legs—every body part. Even my feet! Which grounded me on a board atop the water, instead of my usual yoga mat or kickboxing floor.
If you're hesitant, Lisa Johnson, paddle board instructor at Marina Paddle in Marina del Rey, has some beginner tips to motivate you to try SUP this summer.
LA-based fitness professional and celebrity trainer Kit Rich is back with more insight for how to make fit your everyday. Read on to hear her thoughts on extreme workouts, tips for working out with injuries and what to eat between workouts. Then gear up for our exclusive Fit by Kit program this month, based on her “3 or 30” program: 3 miles or 30 minutes every day as a sustainable way to stay active.
As the poet William Cowper once said, “Variety's the very spice of life, that gives it all its flavour.” When was the last time you tried a new workout? It's February, in the middle of winter, and you're in your comfort zone. Mmm, it's nice and cozy there, but are you sticking to your 2016 fitness goals? And now's a perfect time if you haven't gotten around to creating them yet. Lucy is here to hybridize your wardrobe, and I'm here to share the latest hybrid workouts. Think about that thrill of trying something new and your body will follow.
When baby coconuts took over bottled water’s world, it left simple water looking…plain. A flavorful alternative to simple water and a healthier option to sugary fruit juices and sports drinks, coconut water paved the way for other hydrating plant waters. Soon enough, more popped up in markets water aisles, each a fresh flavor promising various health benefits. Here are three to consider, and before you chug away, mind the natural sugar servings, which you always want to monitor for optimum health.
Dare to go beyond the beach. Next time you want to get away, try something different and challenging. Maybe even life-changing. Relaxing beach vacations have their purpose, but when was the last time you faced a fear or upped your fitness game in new territory?