Skipping My Convictions

Yesterday's #gettothepoint5k was challenging, physically and mentally. After mile 1, my rope froze, forcing me to jump much higher than I had planned with each revolution of the rope. I didn't trip once in the first mile. Afterwards, in the words of the man who won't be president "it was a disaster." I tripped...a lot. [...]

Eat Like a Beast

This post comes to us courtesy of nutritional counselor and certified personal trainer, Aynsley Kirshenbaum. You can learn more about Aynsley at http://aynsleykirshenbaum.com. Although the article was originally written for students of Beastanetics it applies to anybody participating in interval-training workouts. So, you’ve been doing the Beastanetics workout or some other type of interval-training program. You’re [...]

By |October 10th, 2016|HIIT, nutrition|0 Comments

Getting Out of An Exercise Slump, Part 2

I've been following Leo Babauta's Zen Habit blog for some time now. I highly recommend it. Consider subscribing. This post is adapted from Leo's blog. Now here's Leo: I know a lot of people who fall into a slump, losing the habit of exercise. It’s hard to get out of a slump like that. It’s [...]

How to Get Out of An Exercise Funk

It happens to all of us. We don't want to get out of bed let alone go to the gym and work out or go for a run. Even a walk to the fridge might seem like a tall order. Recently one of my buddies had a bad case of the exercise blues and turned [...]

By |September 21st, 2016|exercise anxiety, mindfulness, motivation|0 Comments

Age Is Just a Number

On Saturday, Joyce Snyder, age 71, participated in a Beastanetics workout on the beach in Asbury Park, NJ, making her the oldest person to date to complete a Beastanetics class. Previously, Joyce had been doing yoga and taking long walks around her local reservoir, but high intensity interval training was completely new to her. She [...]

Squatter’s Rights

Squatting is one of the most basic of human movements. We squat to sit down, field a ground ball, and use the toilet. In Beastanetics, each class includes 60 seconds of squatting. Click here for an instructional video showing our 16 favorite squats. To learn to squat properly we like to first bring our elbows [...]

Overcoming Obstacles

On Saturday, Aug 13 Team Panther and Pug, consisting of myself and 6 teammates—Bengey, Geo, Heather, Katie, Shana, and Sophia—ventured to Randall's Island to tackle the City Challenge 5K obstacle race. It was the very first obstacle race for 3 of my teammates, and hopefully not the last. In addition to running (okay sometimes we [...]

By |August 18th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Revisiting Play

I recently read an article entitled "In Defense of Play" in the Atlantic by Alison Gopnik, a professor of psychology and an affiliate professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley. Gopnik asks the question: "Why play?" She then answers that question with some fascinating insights, citing everything from evolution to robotics along the way. But before [...]

By |August 12th, 2016|mind-body connection, mindfulness, play|0 Comments

Get Motivated to Move

The always wise and informative Eric Barker recently blogged about the best ways to get motivated to exercise. You can read the entire post here, but we thought you'd like a summary. 1) Don't focus on the start of the workout: The beginning might be painful, but the rest of it can be great, especially [...]

By |July 24th, 2016|exercise anxiety, therapeutic exercise|0 Comments

Announcing the 10 Events for the 2016 Punk Rope Games

First offered in 2009, the 8th annual Punk Rope Games will take place on Saturday, October 1 from 11am to 2pm at Murphy's Brother's Playground in Manhattan (NYC). Everybody is welcome to either compete (we have room for 16 teams of 3) or be a spectator. There's a $20 suggested donation for competitors, but no [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|jump rope event, Punk Rope Games, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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