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No Time to Workout? How About the 25th hour?

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So, you just can’t seem to find enough time to work out, huh? According to Orange Theory, that’s the number one excuse people give as to why they don’t exercise.

Well, Orange Theory is stripping away that excuse by giving everyone a free workout on nov 4th (daylights savings time when we fall back an hour). If there’s an orange theory nearby you’ll  def want to make time for this sweet deal. Just visit www.the25thhour.com to claim your free workout!

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My Problem with the Summer Body (aka beach body or bikini body)

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You hear it all the time, “I’m working on my summer body”.

Yes, I obviously totally get the idea behind the saying. We tend to show a lot more skin during warm weather months so you want your body to be super on point during that season.

And places where it feels like summer all year around (like Rio, where I recently visited) tend to have a fitter population thanks to having a lot more beach days – or so I was told by my Brazilian friend.

However, the problem with the term, “summer body” is that it gives a lot of people the mentality that they can go from 5k to couch for the other seasons and let themselves go – eating like crap and gaining a lot of weight during “off season”.

Then around early or mid spring diet and workout like a crazed person in order to get their body summer ready.

Guys, it’s so much harder to lose weight than it is to put it on.

Now, I’m not saying that you have to be super regimented during the holidays that center around eating good food. Women are famous for multi-tasking. You can still participate in that AND not let your eating habits get out of control or totally drop your workout routines.

But the best way to go is to ditch the seasonal body idea and work on remaining in good shape 365 days a year. After all, you can’t exactly let yourself go if you want to look bomb in your skin tight leather pants.

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Help, How Do I Lose My Thick Knees / Fat on the Inside of my knees!

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I received a letter from a woman recently asking me what could be done about the fat on the inside of her knees, which according to her have too much padding and a weird convex shape. She stressed that it isn’t the bone and wanted to know if it was possible to get rid of it?

This may seem like crazy talk, nitpicking, or body picking to some of you and that’s fine if this isn’t a concern that you may have, but to those women with wide knees that bulge out towards each other ruining the streamline, svelte, and elegant look they’d prefer to have for THEIR bodies, I can see you bunching up the squishy, slightly solid flesh above the insides of your own knees and hear you collectively shouting “Yes! Please tell me the answer right now!”

Many women want legs that look long and lean like the woman pictured to the left. If you follow the line from the ankle up, we’re talking about a dip just under the knee, then a slight curve hugging the knee that either goes straight up or inward towards the groin.

Unfortunately, if you are a petite or shorter adult woman with shorter legs there’s nothing you can do to make your legs actually grow longer.

But, there is something you can do to make them appear longer besides wear high heels.

You see, the more fat on your legs the shorter and stubbier they will look. So even if you have normal calves and thighs, fat knees can totally throw off the model-like never ending legs that you dream about.

So, what’s the answer?

No, you can’t really spot reduce the fat unless you opt for liposuction, cool sculpting or kybella shots. And remember, if you lipo the fat away it is liable to show up elsewhere on the body. Squatting, lunging, and doing weighted leg exercises are not the answer either. That’s more likely to grow your quads and make your leg look like a bulldog.

HOW TO LOSE FAT ON YOUR KNEES

You should know by now that you have to lose weight all over you body – something I outline how to do as easily as possible in my books (“The Thigh Gap Hack” “Bye Bye Thunder Thighs” “How to Lose Water Weight” and “The Easy Diet”).

But, besides the obvious slow long jogs or walks, massages, increasing circulation to the area, and small movement exercises that will tone the knee  and many more hacks that I go over in The Thigh Gap Hack, will help to whittle away the chunky, thick, fat on the inside of your knees or above your knees and leave your legs short shorts and mini skirt friendly.

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My 10 Favorite Cardio Workout Songs for 2018

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Everyone knows that if you want to make time fly by when working out you’ve go to get a great workout playlist to listen to. I’m sure you have your favorites, but if you’re looking for new artists, genres, and styles to add to your selection, consider my top 10 favorite workout songs for 2018.

Lenny Kravitz – Thinking of You (not 2018 but I love this song)
1. Azealia banks – Anna Wintour
2. Ariana Grande – No Tears Left to Cry
3. Drake – Nice For What
4. Cardi B, Bad Bunny & J Balvin – I Like It
5. Kes – I Shall Return
6. Ciara – Level Up
7. Jason Derulo x David Guetta – Goodbye (feat. Nicki Minaj & Willy William)
8. Clean Bandit – Solo feat. Demi Lovato
9. Zara Larsson – Lush Life
10. Childish Gambino – This Is America

You can also listen to my full playlist on the Thigh Gap Hack Youtube Page by clicking the link below: (while you’re there be sure to like & follow to be updated on new videos)

What are your favorite songs to work out to? Share them below!

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How to Avoid Falling Down the Weight Gain Rabbit Hole

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As human beings we all get complacent, bored, unmotivated, and if you’ve been working out or eating right for some time (especially if you have managed to reach your goal weight) you might find yourself skipping workout days and having cheat days more and more.

As someone who worked out for a year five days a week, with no exceptions, I can attest that this is a normal attitude to develop.

And it’s even healthy to give yourself a break every now and then, but if you’re not careful you might find yourself falling down the rabbit hole of weight gain.

If you relate to the above, here’s what you need to start doing yesterday!

  • Pick up Logging – Weighing and logging is one of the fastest, surefire ways to make you fully aware of how far you have strayed from your diet and nutrition plan. It’s easy to think you’re not that bad when you don’t actually know what you’re consuming. So, break out the scale and reinstall your tracking app, pronto!

 

  • Stop Buying New Clothes – Almost nothing will motivate me to get my butt back into shape like not being able to fit into my cute clothes. If you just run out and buy larger clothes, that reality that you’re packing on the pounds won’t sting as hard.

 

  • Commit to Exercise – Ease back into your routine slowly but surely. If you were working out five or six days a week before, just promise to do three or even two. As I always say, try to identify exercise genres that you love (yoga, pilates, dance, jogging). Group exercise or a workout buddy is the best way to be held accountable. Spending money is also a pretty good motivator so that your hard earned coins don’t go to waste. This might also be a good time to expand your horizons and try things you have never done before to see if it might be a good fit. If you don’t have the expendable income to join a gym or boutique, invest in a set of three to five pounds weights and do body weight exercises while watching your favorite reality television show.

 

  • Say Goodbye to Snacks – Snacks are pretty much the devil. Honestly, it’s hard to find a good snack that won’t completely harm your efforts to lost weight. For starters, they are usually very calorie dense (even the healthy ones, like nuts), they don’t leave you feeling very full (apples are pretty much like air in my stomach), and they leave you wanting more if it’s the yummy stuff like cheetos or chips. Stick to two to three hot meals a day and omit snacking all together to get back on the bandwagon.

Implement these tips and you should see results in no time!

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Are curves in and thigh gaps out?

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Some people argue with stars like Beyonce, Kim and Kylie Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Blac Chyna, and Cardi B; more and moree popular curvy instagram models tagging #curvespiration; and individuals getting butt implants and injections, that thin, trim, skinny, and thigh gaps are out. But I beg to differ.

One could argue that there are stars like Bella and Gigi Hadid, Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande, and almost 90% of other Hollywood starlets; more and more fit instagram models tagging #thinspiration, and the majority of the female population trying to lose weight and slim down proves otherwise.

There have always been some people who prefer to be slender and others who prefer to be slim. And there’s nothing wrong with that. Variety is the spice of life!

Additionally, As I always try to point out you can still have curves, which typically refer to a hourglass shape, and have slim, streamlined legs. It just also means you have an ample bosom, thin waist, and a nice serving of hips/butt.

We all know fads come and go. There was a time when men wore full jean outfits, the word juicy across their backside, and got their belly buttons pierced.

But contrary to what anyone says, I don’t think there will ever come another time when being slim and fit is undesirable. I know way back in the day the wealthy wore their fat as a symbol of pride that means they could afford to eat all the things, but we’ve moved beyond that.

It is in fact healthier to have a lower body fat – studies prove that slender people tend to live longer – and you are able to be a lot more active and do more things when you don’t have extra weight bogging you down.

So don’t let anyone tell you that you have to get with the times and suddenly desire something you don’t. You are certainly not an anomaly because you’d like slender legs and prefer to have a lower BMI. Just keep doing you!

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3 Tips to Avoid Weight Gain Over the Holiday Season

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year: Holiday season. Yep, this is the time where we tumble through a bunch of food-centric holidays back to back to back—Halloween candies, Thanksgiving feasts, Friendsgiving dinners, Christmas cakes, holiday parties and free booze, New Years Eve parties and more booze.

So you know what lots of celebrations and heavy meals spell right? The high potential for weight gain. That’s why today I am going to help you avoid the holiday fifteen with three tips to stay fit during the holiday season.

Take up a winter sport like snowboarding or skiing – Both sports torch calories, especially if you aren’t particularly good at them and fall over a lot. I would say snow tubing isn’t a sport and doesn’t really burn that many calories, but if it’ll get you out of the kitchen, go for it! Obviously, the time spent on the slopes will also take your mind off all the holiday treats you could be pounding. Plus, you will probably be exhausted after a day in the snow and want nothing more than to climb in your warm bed and doze off, instead of whip up a meal.

Go for a long walk after meals – Not only is this good for digestion but going for a walk will help to keep the pounds at bay as you burn off the calories you have just consumed. Also, getting out of the house and clearing your head means a lesser chance of nibbling on food that you definitely don’t need.
Intermittent fast – Since most of the heaviest meals around the holidays tend to be dinner, go light on breakfast and lunch or skip it all together so that you can enjoy your social holiday parties and family dinners without any guilt.
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What’s the Best Tea Detox for Fast Weight Loss?

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There are no shortage of tea detox and cleanse companies on the internet. Some you may be very familiar with thanks to your favorite celebrities, like Nicki Minaj, Brittney Spears, Kylie Jenner and Kim Kardashian, others get a boost of visibility from social media influencers ranging from reality television stars to your local fitness instructor who has happened to amass a good amount of followers.

Here are just a few of the tea detox company names that you’ve probably heard of:

Flat Tummy Tea, SkinnyMint, Skinny Teatox, Fit Life Tea Detox, Skinny Bunny Tea Detox, Loseit Tea, BooTea, Teatox, Skinnyme, Slendertox Tea, and the list goes on and on.

So, given the dizzying number of choices out there, it’s no surprise you want to get the T on which one of these teas actually works best for quick weight loss?

And the answer is … (drumroll please)

None of them.

Not quite the answer you were looking for? Sorry to bust your bubble, but to be honest ‘what is the best tea detox for fast weight loss?’ was actually a trick question.

That’s because there really isn’t a best tea detox and cleanse brand – but not because the teas don’t workThe reason none of these teas can claim the number one spot is because they are pretty much all the same and all overpriced.

Teas that promise to leave you detoxified, skinnier, less bloated, lighter, cleansed, more energetic, with a boosted metabolism and less cravings, are all using the same main ingredient: senna leaf

What is senna? Senna glycoside, also known as sennoside or senna, is a medication used to treat constipation and empty the large intestine before surgery. Basically, it’s a mild laxative.

Tea detoxes also contain other natural laxatives (makes you poop a lot) and diuretics (makes you pee a lot) with the idea of making you lose waste matter and water from your body. Some of these ingredients include nettle (diuretic), liquorice (laxative), fennel (diuretic and laxative), psyllium seeds (laxative), cassia seeds (laxative), lotus leaves (laxative), and dandelion (diuretic), and hawthorn (diuretic)

Laxatives and diuretics are just two of the many tricks I discuss in my book, How to Lose Water Weight, to help you lose water weight / a few pounds and get a flatter tummy in time for your special event. However, laxatives and diuretics (like the other quick water weight loss methods I mention in the book) are not to be used long term.

Unfortunately, since the tea detox companies want you to continue buying their expensive products, they don’t really make the dangers of using their laxatives long term.

In fact most of their programs are for 28 days or more and the companies advocate drinking a cup in the morning and at night. Yet many people drink way more than that (I’m talking boatloads of this stuff daily because they think the more they drink the more they’ll lose).

Please be clear, these tea detox companies are not selling regular herbal teas (peppermint, green tea, black tea, etc.). Normal herbal teas don’t have any negative side effects when you drink multiple cups per day. Yes, they contain natural herbal ingredients, but that doesn’t make them completely safe and side effect free.

The best tea detox is the one that is upfront about what it is, a laxative and diuretic, that is priced affordably (loose leaves will be just as effective at a $90 program). You take it or drink it for a short period of time and stop. They will be sold for $5 or less in your local pharmacy or convenience store and work just as well.

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Why Blue Apron Works Great to Lose Weight – 7 Reasons

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* Get 3 meals free: http://www.blue-apron.evyy.net/c/414131/265046/2880

* Get $30 off first blue apron box: http://www.blue-apron.evyy.net/c/414131/265045/288

(click the orange redeem offer tab & the promo will be auto applied)

 

 

Transcript:

Hi everyone it’s your girl Camille from http://www.thighgaphack.com. I am an author and a blogger and I’ve written the books The Thigh Gap Hack, as well as Bye-Bye Thunder Thighs, How to Lose Water Weight, The Easy Diet, and Big Fat Lies Skinny Women Tell. And today I am here to talk to you about blue Apron. I got my blue apron box but I am not going to be cooking up a meal for you like so many others that you can see on the Internet.

I am going to be unboxing it to kind of show you what to expect when you receive your blue apron box, and why I would recommend getting a blue apron box if you are trying to lose weight if you are trying to be healthy

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What’s Her Secret (to that body?) – *New VIDEO!

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Hey Everyone

Have you ever seen someone on the street who looked amazing (body goals in the flesh) and wondered what it takes to look like that, but of course couldn’t go up to a perfect stranger and start digging into their personal life. Who hasn’t, right?

In this series, Camille Hugh, best selling author and fitness blogger, asks random New Yorker’s to go in depth and reveal exactly what they do, eat, and their philosophy to have their enviable figures – and they answer. From their weight, height, how often they eat out, and whether they count calories, no question is off limits.

There’s more than one way to look amazing; get ready for the T from real people on getting and staying slim and fit.

 

Transcript:

Camille: Hi everyone, I’m camille and today i’m doing another one of our series of what’s your secret. Today I’m in Prospect Park in brooklyn and I found someone hanging out on the grass. What’s your name?

Dana: My name is Dana

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How to Swim For Exercise without getting Broad Shoulders

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If you know me, then you know I’m all about feminine proportions. That means not having one are of the body much bigger than others (unless it’s butt and boobs) or having a physique that look masculine.

By masculine I mean broad shoulders, large muscular thighs, back, and calves, and thick necks. These are all very masculine; if you don’t believe me stop a random man on the street, ask him to describe his ideal body, and you’ll hear all of the above.

So when my partner surprised me with 3 months worth of swimming lessons – I know swimming basics but cannot tread water and don’t feel comfortable in the deep end – I was conflicted.

Swimming is an excellent way to burn calories. It’s great for cardio and resistance training, low impact, fun, and is a head to toe activity (works a lot of different parts of the body at one time), so I was looking forward to having two days a week in which to switch up my workout routine. Variety is not only the spice of life, but a surefire way to stick to your fitness plans.

However, I am well aware of the physique of female swimmers: see my definition of masculine above. They are typically shaped like inverted triangles (chiseled shoulders that taper down to the hips), which is great if that’s the look you’re going for – many are not. Additionally, once you get broad shoulders it’s hard to get rid of.

Being the life hacker I am, I decided to do some research to see if there are any strokes or ways to train that would put less emphasis on the developing the shoulders and biceps. Some people say it can’t be done but I know if there’s a will, there’s a way. Here’s how to add swimming to your workout regimen without getting broad shoulders:

  1. Stick to swimming styles that don’t require much use of your upper body – fin style, eel style, back stroke, and  are in. Butterfly, front crawl, breast stroke and freestyle are out.
  2. Use a kick board and just work on different kicking styles across the water.
  3. If you do use strokes that require use of your shoulder, slow down. The harder and faster you swim, the more burn you’ll get. Burn = build.
  4. Limit swimming to 30 – 40 mins, once or twice a week. If you train like a competitive swimmer, don’t expect not to look like one. Be aware that the more advanced you get at swimming the more efficient you become and the less calories you burn doing the same workout.

Before anyone gets offended that everyone doesn’t want huge shoulders, note that I acknowledge hopping in the water once or twice won’t make your shoulders and back blow up. However, any training that you do will alter your shape. Even a little growth in these areas might not be desirable to some, and that’s okay!

Follow the above tips and you’ll be able to get the best of both worlds – a new way to work out and burn calories, and a physique that makes you happy.

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Can #GNO Dancing at the club count as your workout for the day?

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Everyone is always trying to make working out more fun and less like a mandatory chore of the worst kind – a la cleaning the bathroom.

So, it’s understandable to want to skip the bikini body guide in lieu of a girl’s night out dancing at the club; but are you just kidding yourself when you log your night of hip shaking and booty popping as your cardio for the day or can you do real damage when it comes to calorie-burning simply by tearing up the dance floor?

The answer is, the ubiquitous and very vague, it depends –

If you dance pretty much non stop for a minimum of one hour, really move your arms, legs, hips and waist, elevate your heart beat and keep it high, then yes. Working up a good sweat because you are working your muscles as opposed to the fact that you are in a packed cramped space lacking in proper ventilation can definitely count as cardio. This is pretty much why people can lose weight doing zumba or just taking dance classes (hip hop, ballet, etc.)

However, if you are doing the two step, your towering heels have relegated you to shimmying every now and then while you sway from side to side, or you dance for one song before sitting out the next three and repeat, then yes, you are in fact kidding yourself by trying to kill the #gno and #cardio workout birds with one stone.

Now, if you have in fact danced the night away but you’ve also been shooting back sugary alcoholic drinks from the bar, just know that all your hard effort will be for naught. Those drinks are full of sugar/carbs and therefore calories! So, do your wallet and your waistline a favor by skipping it, and if you’re one of those people that needs a drink in your hand opt for water or seltzer water with lemon instead.

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Work your Butt without Swelling your Legs and Thighs

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If you have read any of my fitness books you now by now that I am not a fan of squats (especially weighted squats!). Before you assume I hate squats because I can’t do them or because they are too difficult – that is not the case.

When I first began my work out journey squats were the go to exercise of all the work out videos / classes (and judging by what I see today, they still are). I did squats almost every day and suffered for it. Thank god the things we do to our bodies are reversible.

Sure, squats can help you get a nice round lifted butt, but side effects include enlarged *some might say bulky* quadriceps and hamstrings. Yup, you heard me right. Doing a crapload of squats as pushed in those 30 day squat challenges will leave you with bulging thighs. Take a good look at the picture up above to see what muscles are being activated when you do squats.

Surely, you are familiar with convex shaped thighs – you know those flared legs with the tear drop that all the male body builders are after? Here’s a visual for you. This is the result of heavy squats and leg presses. Looks good on men, but most women wouldn’t want to adopt this look for themselves.

Now, before the lift heavy proponents invade this space talking about how women don’t have enough testosterone to produce this level of muscle and that squats won’t get you here as a woman unless you are taking steroids – take note that even a toned down version of convex shaped legs are undesirable and unattractive to some women.

This is what women are referring to when they say they don’t want bulky legs. If you are very very lean (have very low body fat) doing ten thousands squats will still give your legs this shape but they probably won’t look as bulky, but if you carry any fat in your legs, as most women do *pear shaped ladies, stand up*, then things end up looking a lot harder than most women would like.

So, what’s a girl with a flat bum to do if she doesn’t want to end up with a nice round peach with a huge side of convex thighs?

Easy – ditch the squats and adopt these other great exercises that will work the buttocks while leaving the quads and hamstrings alone.

Other Exercises Besides Squats the work the Butt:

Plies – If you find yourself in a workout class that calls for copious amounts of squats just substitute it with a plie instead and you won’t look too out of place. If the instructor comes over and tries to correct your form by telling you to sit back or turn your toes in, just tell her you did squats yesterday and are modifying to give those muscles a rest.

Deadlifts

Toe Taps

clamshells

Glute bridge

Reverse lunge

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Workout for free on Black Friday at Crunch Gym

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ThanksgivingI hope you all had a happy, healthy and peaceful thanksgiving!

Today is black Friday, which is all about deals, deals, and more deals. But before you head out to the mall to splurge on your favorite activewear brand, you do know that leisurely shopping or standing is line is not actually cardio right?

Why not get a real workout in (FOR FREE at that)?

Crunch Gyms around the country are going to be open and free to use for anyone who wanders in looking to lift some weights or throw around some medicine balls TODAY (black friday).

Hcrunch-gyms-splash-1ere is a list of all the crunch locations  throughout America

Stop eyeing those leftovers (or put down the turkey leg), locate a crunch gym near you, grab a friend or your partner in thanksgiving overindulgence crime, and go work off those calories before they get a chance to set up shop on your thighs!

 

 

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No money, No problem in NYC – All the FREE fitness classes listed

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4548bd169aabf107_classIf you live in New York City, money is no excuse to skip working out. The abundance of free fitness classes in this city is at a fever pitch! So, whether you are bored with your current routine or just starting out and feeling woozy at the $30 per class studios, get ready to book mark this page.

For those of you in other parts of the world, especially major cities like London, don’t assume these free classes don’t exist in your neck of the woods. Get on google and search for these major brands and if they are in your city, chances are they will also be offering free fitness classes for your enjoyment. If all else fails, there is always youtube.

 

Athleta – *not to be confused with lululemon’s athletica* A ton of free classes (see their schedule here http://stores.athleta.net/store-7049/)

Bandier – free classes every week (rsvp required)

Elizabeth Street Garden (in soho) – Free vinyasa yoga on Sundays 11am – noon

Jackrabbit – Free run club and free fitness class in Brooklyn

Lole – Free run group on Mondays, Free sporadic fitness classes

Lululemon – Free Sweaty Saturday on Saturdays, Free yoga on Sundays

Shake Shack – (yes, that shake shack) Free run club (https://www.facebook.com/ShackTrackAndField)

Sweaty Betty – Get Fit for free Mondays and Tuesdays at their Soho or Flatiron locations

Nike – Free run club on Sunday’s (http://www.nike.com/us/en_us/c/running/nike-run-club)

NYC PARKS – Free workouts in the parks (prospect park, brooklyn bridge park, etc.) in the summer months (http://www.nycgovparks.org/programs/recreation/shape-up-nyc)

Yoga to the People – There is a suggested donation of $10, but it is not required to participate (http://yogatothepeople.com/new-york/east-village-st-marks/schedule-fees/)

These are just some of the regular classes that are held. There are also tons of one off events being held in NYC every month from studios/gyms like Soul cycle *check out their free community rides*,  yoga works, New York Sports Club, power studios, etc.

Sign up for their mailing lists or like these brands on facebook / twitter to get in the loop

Know of any other free classes happening regularly in NYC that I missed? Share them in the comments section below

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New Survey shows 40% Women want a thigh gap (Gasp!)

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duhIn news that is not at all shocking to anyone not in denial and trying to push strong or fat is the new skinny rubbish, a survey done by the London research group OnePulse has found that a whopping 40 percent of women said they would feel more confident with a thigh gap. Of women who said they already have a thigh gap, 65 percent said they would feel fat without it.

Whoever said thigh gaps were so last year and out of style (this would be the fat acceptance, thin shaming and/or hating crowd) can stop spreading what can only be classified as wishful thinking. Women want thigh gaps – and have always wanted them – because THEY find it to be attractive. The truth is no one aspires to be overweight, fat or obese. We all inherently know and feel more confident when we are at the size we were meant to be, and what our great grandparents naturally were – a heck of a lot smaller than what is considered normal today.

The article agrees with me:
While it’s not certain the numbers would apply to a larger population, they do suggest that the era of the lusted-after thigh gap — a space between a woman’s upper thighs, so her legs don’t touch when in a neutral position — is far from over.

The thigh gap is still praised on young girls’ social media pages and featured as an ideal in how-to fitness guides across the Internet. But idolizing what is an unattainable body shape for many women is unhealthy, Serani said.

It is very frustrating that they are still touting this crap about thigh gaps not being attainable (despite mentioning in the article that there are people who have thigh gaps) and unhealthy. To this last point I urge you to spread the good word about the thigh gap hack, and all the success stories of women who have been able to slim their legs in a healthy manner… that is by simply being mindful of one’s diet and choosing the best exercises instead of the most popular ones, like squatting and lunging.

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Tired of Yo-yo dieting? “The Easy Diet” book is your answer!

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Easy Diet

Easy Diet

Book #4, The Easy Diet – A foolproof guide to effortless and sustainable weight loss (241 pages) is finally here **Click the cover image to purchase the book now for $9.97!**

Here’s the synopsis:

Why Most Diets Don’t Work

The reason the majority of diets fail is because they are hard and they suck.

Who wants to give up entire food groups and whole macronutrients, shell out lots of money to only eat meals from plastic containers, or work out every single day for the rest of their lives? Not me, not you, and not anyone else given the high number of people who lose weight only to gain it right back.

 

What’s a Gal or Guy to do?

The most obvious solution to this problem is to make dieting as simple and sustainable as possible to bring about success. With a name like “The Easy Diet”, it is safe to say the search can be called off.

In this book, I reveal how simply omitting a food we all eat multiple times every single day, accounting for hundreds or thousands of calories without contributing anything toward our feeling of fullness or satiation, will allow weight to fall right off. Spoiler alert, it’s not any of the usual suspects, like sugar or bread!

It is, however, one of the unhealthiest foods we could put in our bodies – and it’s hiding in plain sight! You will also learn how to substitute this food in your cooking and baking and how to avoid it while traveling and eating out without too much effort.

That’s it – Instead of a lot of big changes you only have to change one small thing for amazing and lasting results. Additionally, you won’t feel deprived or overwhelmed because unlike other diets, there is no need to sacrifice taste, variety, flavor, or chunks of time for exercise. All the food groups you love are still allowed and exercise is optional.

Now do you believe me when I say it doesn’t get any easier than this? Don’t just take my word for it though, see for yourself how uncomplicated dieting and weight loss can and should be!
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What’s her secret to that body? (Video)

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Alicia (@fatpitsandbiscuits)

Have you ever seen someone on the street and wondered what their secret to having such a great body is?

Well, wonder no more because I’m going to find out for you! Hear from real women what it actually takes to get and keep an amazing body: what they eat, what they don’t eat, what they do for exercise, how often they do it, and everything else you wish you could ask a completely perfect stranger but are too polite to.

With these videos the takeaway is that there is more than one way to maintain or attain a great physique – so look to these women for tips, inspiration and motivation to keep striving towards your ideal body.

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In this episode of “What your secret?” I interview Alicia (@fatpitsandbiscuits), a dancer with an awesome thrifting and vintage shopping instagram page which she runs with her friend Erin (@mooregranola). By the way, the dress she is wearing in the video is one of her finds!

Watch to find out what she says she does to maintain her lean, lithe physique – you won’t believe how many hours a day she dances when rehearsing for a show and what she has to say about eating breakfast!

We also discuss how many meals she eats in a day,  her stance on carbs, what she tries to eat every day, how active she is when not training for a show, and lots more!

 

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How to Avoid Bulky Legs From Bike Riding (Video)

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Lots of riders get big quads from cycling alone

Lots of riders get big quads from cycling alone

So you have a bike and love riding it, but don’t love what it’s doing to your legs and thighs as much or the way your jeans aren’t fitting anymore?!

You are not alone or imagining it. Yes, bike riding can make your butt and thighs / legs and quads bigger – whether it be a result of temporary swelling, increased hunger (which leads to overeating and fat / weight gain), and if you ride your bike for exercise or for long periods of time, a higher likelihood of overdeveloped muscles.

Just take a look at many of the women who attend spinning classes (soul cycle or fly wheel), or amateur and professional road cyclists! Although they may not be obese, chances are their legs are a lot more muscular, developed or toned than you want yours to be (that is if you are reading this post… if not, ride on!).

Sure, a lot of these people work out and train their legs separately with heavy weights, but a good deal of them have built up their muscular quads solely from spinning without ever stepping foot in a gym!

So, you have every reason to be wary!

But that doesn’t mean you have to lock up your wheels and throw away the key. Believe it or not, it is totally possible to ride your bike without getting big, bulky thighs and quads – and today you’re in luck because I am going to give you the answers you have been searching all over the internet for.

If you want to know how to ride your bike without getting big, bulky legs and thighs / quads, there I reveal ten tips that you should follow when cycling in my video below).

If you follow my tips you can totally enjoy the freedom and joy of riding your bike without having to worry about it negatively affecting your physique (thigh width) and forcing you to buy a bigger pant size.

I specialize in helping women achieve lean, slim, svelte physiques that they find feminine and I’m happy to share how YOU can still maintain your body or body goals while experiencing one of the cheapest forms of transportation and greatest source of child like fun there is!

For more tips and strategies on how to slim down your legs, quads and thighs, check out my best selling books “The Thigh Gap Hack” or “Bye Bye Thunder Thighs” today!

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7 Ways You’re Using your Wearable Fitness Tracker All Wrong

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Whether you have a jawbone / apple watch / fit bit (three of the more popular fitness trackers on the market right now) or are thinking about which fitness tracker to buy, chances are high you will make some mistakes when using it.

Don’t feel bad – you’re not alone. Besides, I’ve made a short video especially for you – to help you get the most out of your wearable fitness band or fitness tracker. From not knowing the proper way to wear your band, to wearing it on the wrong arm, to not knowing how to clean your fitness band properly, I’ve got your covered.

Here are 7 common things people do (or don’t do) all wrong with their fitness / activity trackers. Follow and implement my advice to get the most bang for your buck – after all, these things aren’t cheap!

Watch the video below and feel free to share any tips / tricks you might have to getting the most out of your fitness tracker
 

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