Working Out

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2014

    Barrage of Lies Means the NFL Draft Is Almost Here

    This is where the NFL Draft process really starts to get get fun. (This is also where I wish that sarcasm had its own font.) We are only a few weeks away from the 2014 NFL Draft, and maybe it's because we sit smack dab in the middle of the city with the number one overall pick, but it feels like th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    Wendy is Running: Five Tips for Davis in the Gubernatorial Race

    It's was unofficially official last week that Sen. Wendy Davis would run for governor, but Davis will make the official announcement today and the race is really on. Ever since Davis donned her hot pink running shoes and proceeded to stand on the floor of the Texas Senate in a filibuster to block s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2013

    Chef Hugo Ortega Happy to be Back in the Kitchen and (Sort Of) Back on the Bike

    At the beginning of July, Chef Hugo Ortega of Hugo's and Backstreet Cafe was injured in a bicycle accident. He was out of the kitchen for about ten days while he recovered, and he tells us that the accident helped him reevaluate his priorities and change his exercise routine. "I love my bike," Orte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    JaMarcus Russell Is Reportedly (Relatively) Svelte, and the NFL May Be Interested

    As the trail of the NFL offseason winds through Organized Team Activities and training camp draws closer and closer, I am getting more and more nervous about my NFL quarterback-related bet that I have with my co-host John Granato. To refresh you memory, the bet goes like this: True or false: Out o ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 7, 2013

    Saint Patrick's Day Guide

    Our lucky guide to a green world of pubs and parades

  • 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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 25, 2013

    Gothic Council on the Perfect Gothic Workout Music

    I hate working out unless it involves back flips and body slams. I used to do all my exercise in a bingo hall with no A/C in a wrestling ring that was harder than Frank Zappa in a used-panty store. Since I have long since left my wrestling dreams behind, I'm forced to go to the gym unless I want t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    What To Eat After You Pump Some Iron: Best Post-Workout Foods

    Summertime means swimsuits, which means many of us are realizing it is now time to dust off that gym membership and get ready to show a little more of ourselves than we usually do. Granted, in Houston, this season lasts about six months. But if anything, that is merely impetus to get into better s ... More >>

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    June 14, 2012
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    May 16, 2012

    Chef Chat, Part 1: Ronnie Killen, A Shy, Silent and Determined Chef with Symphonic Food

    Ronnie Killen Killen's Steakhouse 2804 South Main Street, Pearland 281-485-0844 This is the first part of a three-part chef chat series. Look for parts two and three in this space Thursday and Friday. Pearland, 20 miles south of Houston is a place many call the land of p ... More >>

  • 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

    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 12, 2012

    Taste Test Marathon: The Power Bar Challenge

    Photos by Christina Uticone​With the Chevron Houston Marathon looming, running and fueling and hydrating are trending topics online and off. My preferred workout fuel is actual food, although I've been known to supplement with a bar or a shake along the way when short on time. Generally I save ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011
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    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

    June 16, 2011

    Hydrating Foods for Summer Workouts

    Greg Riegler Photography​Houston summers certainly know how to bring the heat. That can be deadly to your workout routine and, in extreme conditions, your well-being. Every single cell in your body depends on water to function, and according to Runner's World, as little as 2 percent dehydratio ... 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 >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011
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    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
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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    Green-Clad Dress-Wearing Horde Descends On Rice Village

    Taylor Turner​Men and women running down Rice Boulevard in green dresses and purses in hand, what's up with that? If you happened to be driving along Rice Boulevard this past Saturday you would have had to stop for hundreds of runners, both men and women, donning their green dresses, purses, ... More >>

  • News

    August 19, 2010

    Battle of the Bands

    Kids march towards a better future.Fighting declining interest and funding woes, two HISD high schools offer kids an oom pah pah way to better futures

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Goldfrapp Gets "Physical" In Hell

    ​So, Andy Warhol and Kenneth Anger were just chillin' in Hell (like they do), when suddenly they thought it would be pretty cool to come back and throw a party. So they contacted Olivia Newton-John, who is really a Satanic cult leader with laser-light manipulation abilities, and she raised the ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 3, 2010

    25th Annual Heights Fun Run

    Ah, the sweet smell of sweat in the morning

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    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

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    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2009

    He Said, She Said: Get Your Ass In Shape Workout Songs

    Unlike our male counterpart, we aren't seeking to purge our inner demons when we work out (and some of us - shudder - purge something else before working out anyway). Instead, we're looking for something fun, upbeat and beat-heavy. Something that makes you want to shake your ass while you're w ... More >>

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    June 4, 2009
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    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
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    July 17, 2008

    Pumping Iron

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

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    June 19, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    May 29, 2008

    Super Cardio Bros. with Wii Fit

    Helping the world forget we once loved Thigh Masters, too

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    2007 Jingle Bell Run & Walk

    The YMCA turns downtown into a North Pole race course

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    October 11, 2007
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    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 >>

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    May 25, 2006
  • Resolutions

    January 19, 2006
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    January 20, 2005
  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Place to Hike

    Brazos Bend State Park

  • Best of Houston

    September 26, 2002

    Best Motivator

    Fitness instructor John Dalton

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    April 21, 1994
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