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Exercise and Fitness

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2014

    [Video] Working Out Livers and Legs at the Brew Mile Houston

    Beer and running are good friends. Sure, people may argue over the science of whether or not that post-run beer will actually help you out any, but any positive science is really just a bonus; you drink the beer because after a run you've earned it. As such, it should come as no surprise that beer ... More >>

  • News

    January 16, 2014

    After Controversy in Houston, a Yoga Guru Resurrects His Practice in Denver

    John Friend built a yoga empire in Houston that came crashing down in 2012 amid allegations of financial mismanagement, an affair with a married student and Wiccan rituals. Now he’s resurfaced in Denver.

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    Jim Freeman: Former Lawyer Wants to Bring Yoga to Prisons

    Prison must be a stressful environment -- especially if you're innocent! Sure, you can blow off steam with weights, or by the occasional shiv fight, but non-practicing Austin attorney, but practicing Buddhist, Jim Freeman wants to take inmates to a higher level -- through the power of yoga. Freeman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2013

    Fitness and Fatness: New Research Unveils a Surprising Link

    Almost needless to say, we are a body-conscious nation. Diet and nutritional fads (Atkins, South Beach, pomegranate, organic produce, the Fireman's Diet, the Caveman Diet, the list could go on ad nauseam) attract our attention and our wallets. Part of this obsession with weight and body image is a t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    Is Beer the New Chocolate Milk After Working Out?

    Several years ago, studies proved that drinking low-fat chocolate milk after working out replenished the body and muscles with its combination of carbs and protein. This combo works together to build muscles and replenish your muscles with carbohydrates and protein that water lacks. However, resear ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2012

    The Hot-Yoga Wars

    Two yogis battle over the fate of a tradition (and a very large pile of money).

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    App of the Week: Get in Shape with Nike Training Club

    App: Nike Training Club Platform: iPhone Web site: App Store Cost: Free "My doctor said I swallowed a lot of aggression...along with a lot of pizzas." -- Dewey Oxburger, Stripes I'll be honest, I don't like working out. I see people who just love "feeling the burn" and I'm perplexed, a little jea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Sweating To The Beat: 5 EDM Artists To Help You Get In Shape

    If you're looking to drop ten pounds for summer, now seems like a great time to start hitting the gym. If you're one of the many that doesn't do well left to their own devices, then you'll probably want to be part of a workout group. If you've never been before, though, you're about to learn one of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2012

    Shanti: Music's Top 10 Yoga Enthusiasts

    This weekend, the Texas Yoga Conference hits town at the University of Houston Recreation and Wellness Center. It's like a big party where everyone practices yoga and learns or improves yoga techniques. At the end of the weekend, there will be musical performances by the Desert Dwellers, Tyagaraja, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Taste Test Marathon: The Nutrition Shake Challenge

    If there is anything scarier than a nutrition bar supplement, it's a nutritional shake supplement. It really is almost impossible to squeeze actual, delicious flavor into a supplement when the point is to squeeze in as much protein and squeeze out sugar and carbohydrates. Still, some shakes and drin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    Questions and Comments We Have for Fellow Gym Goers

    It's January, and the gyms are full of folks making good on their resolutions to get fit, get tight and get perfect for a spouse, a bathing suit or that nude modeling gig at the community college. Good for you, you are better than a percentage of people in Houston who only sweat from May until Octob ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2012

    Yoga Fuel: Kenny & Ziggy's Potato Pirogen

    Finding something light enough for a pre-yoga meal at Kenny & Ziggy's Delicatessen is quite a challenge--it's a huge menu, and the portions themselves are also huge. Even the salads are impressive in size, and so delicious that it's hard to stop eating even when full. I recently found myself tight o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2011

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Nicole Hudson of Conscious Cafe

    Photo by Mandy OaklanderNicole Hudson of Conscious Cafe​A hand-painted sign delineates the entrance of Conscious Cafe, a Nation of Islam-run vegetarian hangout in the Third Ward. It's only been open for about a year, but the cafe already has devoted regulars. Nicole Hudson is the co-owner and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Hayes Carll's KMAG Catches On With Jazzercise Set

    Jim BrickerHayes Carll at Free Press Summer Fest 2011​Woodlands native and Lost Highway recording artist Hayes Carll, whose latest album KMAG YOYO (& Other American Stories) will certainly make many year-end best-of lists, may just have another career alternative if he ever gets tired of the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Pumping 1983 Iron With Arnold Schwarzenegger's Total Body Workout

    ​It's no secret that Arnold Schwarzenegger, the onetime Mr. Universe, former California governor, and action hero has found himself in the ultimate life pickle. A failed marriage and 10-year-old love child with a family maid are straining at the image that we all had of the gentle actor and (s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Eating for Your Workout

    gocarts​When you're trying to lose weight, tone up or get ripped, it may seem like food is the enemy. However, not eating before or after your workout can actually sabotage your efforts, which is good news if, like me, you treat any invitation to eat like an invite to the royal wedding. Thoug ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2011

    15 Awesome Things About This 1987 Phil Simms Workout Video

    With the ongoing studies of head trauma and player safety, we're always talking about how NFL players are "bigger, stronger and faster" in this day and age. A lot of this has to do with advancements in nutrition and training. While the league will likely spend millions paying doctors to conduct al ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011
  • Calendar

    February 24, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    How Cherries Can Improve Your Workout

    mrbendy​Whether you're looking to run the Houston Marathon next January or just get back to the gym before swimsuit season, new research suggests that incorporating a tiny, little, red fruit into your workout routine could prove highly beneficial. Aside from being associated with lowering ur ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010

    25th Annual Heights Fun Run

    Ah, the sweet smell of sweat in the morning

  • Music

    April 15, 2010

    Run Lola Run

    Looking to get in shape and get hammered? Do both at Brian O'Neill's.

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2010

    2nd Annual Earth Day Houston Festival, 5K & Green Expo

    From A (AIA Gulf Coast) to Z (Norma Zenteno), there's lots of fun at this festival

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2010

    5 Worst Foods to Eat Right Before Doing Bikram Yoga

    mattsinopoli​We've recently taken up the ancient practice of Bikram Yoga to supplement our neo-hippie health kick. For those of you who aren't familiar with this type of yoga, it's the torturous one that is done for exactly 90 minutes in a 105 degree humid room. So it's basically like doing r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    He Said She Said: Hot, Sweaty, Angry Workout Songs

    ​When it comes to exercise, men and women don't have many different reasons for doing it. Mainly, both genders want to look better naked if perchance they find themselves without clothes on around a stranger they want to sleep with. Life expectancy, general health, and mental well-being are all se ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 4, 2009
  • Calendar

    March 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2008

    No Excuses Now -- The Downtown Y Is Working Again

    The situation at the Downtown YMCA, where a burst pipe shut down hot water and some a/c, has been resolved. Which would make no difference to a commenter on our original post about the situation: "No HOT water. As long as there's water a shower can be taken following a workout, unless one is entir ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2008
  • Calendar

    July 17, 2008

    Pumping Iron

    Before Ahnold was a movie star, he was a, uh, movie star

  • News

    June 19, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    May 29, 2008

    Super Cardio Bros. with Wii Fit

    Helping the world forget we once loved Thigh Masters, too

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2007

    Re: In the Line of Fire

    This just in: The Downtown Y is closed. Which totally sucks, because we were really looking forward to the 6:30 Body Pump class. Not content with just stealing a Honda Civic, the alleged carjackers are now going after our muscle tone. -- Keith Plocek

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2007

    Okay, That's It. We're Calling Bullshit.

    Houston apparently has dropped to number six on the annual Men's Fitness list of the nation's fattest cities. 1. Las Vegas 2. San Antonio 3. Miami 4. Mesa, AZ 5. Los Angeles 6. Houston 7. Dallas 8. El Paso ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 26, 2006
  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006
  • Resolutions

    January 20, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Green Beans

    Kam's Chinese garlic beans

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2003

    The Healthy Choice

    Aerobics competition merges physical, mental challenges

  • Calendar

    April 3, 2003

    To Every Man a Donkey Kong

    Travel back in time to a real arcade

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Yoga Studio

    Sundance Yoga Studio

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Motivator

    Fitness instructor John Dalton

  • Music

    November 15, 2001

    The Good Ol' Days

    The Allen Oldies Band is taking a different route to fame

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Yoga Studio

    The Yoga Institute & Bookshop

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Place to Work Out and Not Be Intimidated

    The Memorial-Hermann HBU Wellness Center

  • Best of Houston

    September 21, 2000

    Best Place to Play Racquetball

    Memorial Athletic Club

  • News

    July 28, 1994

    Survival of the Strongest

    Pasadena's Anthony Clark is the world's strongest man. You'd think that would make him famous. You'd be wrong.

  • News

    April 7, 1994

    Post Office Push-ups

    In Cypress-Fairbanks, students find a way to stamp out extra PE

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