You Betta Werk: Barry’s Bootcamp vs. OrangeTheory Fitness

Here are some of my favorite things right now: Alyssa Edwards (!!!), grapefruits (preferably organic), Kylie Jenner in a cowgirl hat, Colonial-era saltbox houses, The Upside Down,  and HIIT workouts. While I strongly recommend you get acquainted with every item on the above list, I specifically want to chat about the last one, and how…

How I Fit Into A Size 4 Dress and Got Glowier Skin

This weekend, I wore a size 4 MSGM dress, which was a huge deal to me since I haven’t been able to fit into anything that size since like, 2012. [~The dress~] Normally, I would never even attempt try that size on. I accidentally tried on the size 2 (!!!) at Neiman Marcus/RTR in San Francisco…

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 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…