Been There, Sweat That: Austin

Been There, Sweat That: Austin

World renowned for its music and tech scene along with popular festivals SXSW (2017 is underway) and Austin City Limits Music Festival, Austin is also known, amongst athletic insiders, as has one of the nation’s top sports, fitness and wellness epicenter’s and is one of the fittest cities in America to run, bike swim, and sweat, year round. We checked it out and here’s how it went.

Are You Fit to Dance?  McBurney YMCA Has Created a One Day Intensive to Kick Off Your Routine!

Are You Fit to Dance? McBurney YMCA Has Created a One Day Intensive to Kick Off Your Routine!

Joined by New York City Ballet’s Silas Farley, McBurney YMCA’s dynamic troupe of instructor’s, also professional dancers, Lori Belilove (Artistic Director of Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company), Makiko Sato (Michael Mao Dance Company), Yurie Yoshida ( Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre), Faith Kimberling (Lori Belilove & The Isadora Duncan Dance Company), Jacquelene Acevedo (Alvin Ailey and Ballet Hispanico) and Leslie Howitt (GROOVE ®) are teaming up a for a fun day of conditioning and dance workshops on Saturday October 15, 2016 from 9:00AM-5:00PM.

What Does the Energy of the Universe Sound Like? Technology Pioneer, Composer and Pianist, Murray Hidary, Talks about His Newest Innovation: Mind Travel.

What Does the Energy of the Universe Sound Like? Technology Pioneer, Composer and Pianist, Murray Hidary, Talks about His Newest Innovation: Mind Travel.

Mind Travel is a concert, a musical journey and meditative experience that’s sweeping the globe: from the shores of Santa Monica and Montauk to major cities such as London, New York City, San Francisco and next up, Croatia. FIT+LOVE synced up with the amazing and talented Murray Hidary to tune in to his newest work of art and seek his entrepreneurial wisdom on finding your personal value, ultimate legacy and taking leaps.  

Anatomy of a Healthy Road Trip: Spring Break with FIT+LOVE

Anatomy of a Healthy Road Trip: Spring Break with FIT+LOVE

Every year Spring Break comes around and we plan our annual destination – sometimes with kids and sometimes solo, but always with one goal in mind: the great outdoors.  After four months of indoor workout hibernation – strength training in the gym, bike trainer in the living room, and popping around to our favorite pools and treadmill studios – we are longing for those days of fueling our bodies with fresh air and sunscreen-drench solar power. This year, we decided on the classic American vacation – the Road Trip.  Two adults, two kids, two bikes, one skateboard, one scooter, and one dog – here are a few tips on how we stay healthy on the road.

Alyssa Rapp on Boxing, Wine and Entrepreneurship

Alyssa Rapp on Boxing, Wine and Entrepreneurship

Hot off the heels of selling her renowned wine empire Bottlenotes, the wine and craft beer industry’s leading interactive media company, Alyssa Rapp shares her secret to success with FIT+LOVE. You guessed it: Athletics!  We caught up with Alyssa to find out more about how her early training as an athlete has organized her life, fueled her passions, and cultivated her entrepreneurial strength and resilience.

Behind the Scenes with Fitness Star Zack Schares “NO ONE EVER DROWNED IN SWEAT”

Behind the Scenes with Fitness Star Zack Schares “NO ONE EVER DROWNED IN SWEAT”

From the beaches of Miami to the streets of NYC and LA, this celebrity trainer and popular group fitness instructor brings his fun energy and prolific range of expertise to every class he teaches. From the early days at 24 Hour Fitness and Equinox, to his current line up at Chelsea Piers Sports Center, Mercedes Club, Mile High Run Club, and New York Health & Racquet Club, Zack’s enthusiasm follows him, and so do his fans.

The Texas born triathlete, well known for his Central Park Boot Camp classes and his SoHo House and Thompson Hotel pop ups, Zack Schares shares with FIT+LOVE how he has transformed his talent and passion for everyday fitness into a bigger mission with his ongoing work with Parkinson’s and his next big adventure –ZAXFIT CAMP.

Marc Santa Maria on Law School, Hip Hop, and Crunch Fitness

Marc Santa Maria on Law School, Hip Hop, and Crunch Fitness

It all began with a day pass. Marc Santa Maria was an NYU Law School Student trying to fit in a workout with his busy schedule. He took a Hip Hop class at Crunch and the rest is history. He fell in love with dance. After graduating NYU, practicing law for three years and being a Federal Judge for two years, Marc took a step in a new direction, ditched his law career for dance and choreography, and began teaching classes at Crunch. Today Marc Santa Maria is the National Global Fitness Director of Crunch Fitness and the mastermind behind some of the gym’s most popular classes.

What Mile High Run Club Founder, Debora Warner Talks About When She Talks About Running

What Mile High Run Club Founder, Debora Warner Talks About When She Talks About Running

Not your everyday fitness studio pioneer or running coach, Mile High Run Club Founder Debora Warner made her entrepreneurial debut on the global contemporary art scene as a high profile mixed media artist with a career that spans almost two decades of success.  Mile High Run Club is her latest installation and work of art. Turning her eye and talent towards group fitness and running, Debora mixes music, lights, energy, and dynamic workouts into this real-time multi-sensory experience resulting in the first dedicated treadmill studio for running that has emerged to become a leading innovator within the competitive boutique fitness landscape.  

BeachYogaGirl, Kerri Verna, On Teaching, Yoga and Instagram

BeachYogaGirl, Kerri Verna, On Teaching, Yoga and Instagram

Accomplished Yoga Instructor, talented photographer, entrepreneur, and social media expert Kerri Verna has nearly 1 million followers on Instagram not to mention a new puppy, two adorable little boys and an awesome husband, @inlovewithbeachyogagirl. Inspired by her terrific motivational messages, meditation advice, spot on yoga asana’s and beautiful photography, FIT+LOVE met up with her to ask a few questions about the things she loves.

Professional Athlete Andia Winslow's Bucket List

Professional Athlete Andia Winslow's Bucket List

When professional athlete & fitness entrepreneur Andia Winslow isn't busy coaching golf and running or developing custom fitness programs for well-known brands, she loves to add items to her bucket list. 

David Rabin on Club USA, Lotus, Cafe Clover, and Working Out!

David Rabin on Club USA, Lotus, Cafe Clover, and Working Out!

David Rabin is definitely one of the original innovators on the New York Nightlife scene with famous spots like Lotus, The Lambs Club, Skylark and his new-ish west village hot spot and restaurant, Café Clover, which has a great hipster vibe and terrific food to match!  When I was a fashion stylist and nightclub hopping New Yorker, I had the great pleasure of befriending David Rabin at Club USA. Besides nightlife, one thing David & I have always shared is our interest in fitness and working out.

Take Your Fitness STATS to the Next Level in 2015 With These Digital Dashboards.

Take Your Fitness STATS to the Next Level in 2015 With These Digital Dashboards.

Whether you are venturing out to try your first boutique fitness class or training for an IronMan, here is the scoop on some great online and mobile platforms that help you manage and schedule your workouts and stats as reported by Empire Tri Club member and Triathlete, David Katz.  I love his POV!