June 21st, 2012
We’ve been checking out pretty much anything in that new shopping center beside the St. Regis. Dry Bar, Headed to STG Trattoria tonight, even the new B. Braithwaite (this version of the chic baby store actually didn’t make us feel as claustrophobic as the last – it’s a bit more spacious).
And, of course, we’ve been dying to try Flywheel! Not only because we love trendy spots and not only because we love to spin, but also because Flywheel has stolen all of the best spin teachers from LA Fitness (where we
slum it typically work out).
So did Flywheel knock us off our feet? Was it out of this world? (Sorry, for the bad pun…and the post title). Honestly, yes. Sigh. When are we going to learn to listen to Say Yes to the Dress and not try on things out of our budget?? The space is what you’d imagine: the really clean, industrial look we often see with boutique work out spots. The bikes are awesome, and the teachers are legit. They even have a big board on the wall where you can race the other members of the class (great for those of us with a healthy competitive spirit). The cost is $25 a ride or $400 a month. So it’s not going to be the everyday work out for this girl, but it’s definitely worth a spin!
June 9th, 2010
Tuesday 1 pm. Reader Melby ends up on Crossfit’s homepage. Reader Melby’s take on Crossfit-gate: “In the words of my mother – ‘guys like girls that do stuff like that…but they sure don’t want to date them.’”
September 16th, 2009
We understand why you might think the The Biggest Loser is your average reality television show trash. Elements: competition, voting off ceremony, regular people losing their tempers and becoming famous, soap star as host – if you look at it on paper, it’s vintage formula. But, it’s so inspiring. First of all, every time we watch it: tears (re: floodgates, and elaney is a crier, but this is extreme). Secondly, it just breaks and mends your heart to watch people who have given up on themselves start to believe again! This season is all about second chances, and it’ll make you teary-eyed just thinking about it. You hear them say things like, “I’ve been surviving and not living” (after losing both husband and children in an accident). And Jillian! You have to love Jillian. It’s really amazing, and it makes you believe in yourself. Sure, there’s a lot people eating instant oatmeal and wearing kind of creepy bath sandals, but it will warm your Tuesday nights (even better than a hot greasy meal will).
For more about the contestants stories, read here. Do you love The Biggest Loser?