Miami Fitness Crush: Mark Strong

If you want abs that ache for days, but give you the confidence to rock that crop top that’s been sitting in your closet for weeks, you have to take a class with Mark Strong. Mark and I met through mutual ~fitness friends~ and immediately bonded over our love of Bad and Boujee, tall men,…

The Life Aquatic: Part Two

“The unexamined life is not worth living.” – Plato’s “Apology”, quoting Socrates When you are on a boat off the coast of Key Largo, you have a few choices. You can stay on the boat. You can lightly probe the shallows, immersing yourself somewhat. Or you can fully commit to exploring the deep, pushing yourself past…

The Life Aquatic: Part One

I have always hated New Year’s Eve. The holiday is perpetually and unnecessarily stressful, whether I had a socially acceptable/”good” NYE, meaning all of my plans worked out and I was embarrasingly drunk at an overpriced bar in midtown Manhattan (’13) or house party on Long Island (’09) with friends, or I had a bad NYE and was…

I Bend It All Night: How To Create A SoulCycle-Esque Spin Class At A Regular Gym

My most recent travels have taken me to Nashville, Newark, and Tampa, none of which are particularly renowned for their boutique fitness offerings. [Though Nashville does have a Barry’s Bootcamp!] Fitness experts say that the best cardio workout is whichever workout you do consistently, whether it be running, rowing, or in my case, SoulCycle. For…