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The Boxing Weight-Loss Workou

A new wave of specialty gyms are mixing traditional boxing moves with body-weight exercises to create a calorie-torching total-body workout. At New York City’s ShadowBox, master instructor Raymond Montalvo combines heavy bag work, shadowboxing, sit-ups, burpees, and squats into each session. In one 45-minute class, participants burn up to 500 calories. By keeping your heart thumping while recruiting […]

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Hotel Gyms That Don’t Suck

Cramped hotel room workouts are going the way of pagers and Discmans — obsolete and out of style. Today’s major hotel chains are leaning into healthy living, offering cutting-edge classes and fitness partnerships to keep active travelers on the move. The latest comes from Westin hotels, which just rolled out an update to its WestinWORKOUT […]

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Signs You Should Start Foam Rolling

To paraphrase Dr. Paul Mostoff, Chief of Physical Therapy at All Sports Physical Therapy, if you’re human, you should be foam rolling. “Foam rolling is the closest you’ll get to having a physical therapist available on demand,” he says. “It’s one of the primary tools in your arsenal against pain, stiffness, and impaired mobility.” But […]

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Electric Muscle Stimulation: The Workout That Does the Work

I’m standing in a black three-quarter-length Terminator-looking suit at the Core Club in midtown Manhattan. This suit is made of broad, flexible pads that cover muscles in my limbs, hips, and trunk. Before I put it on, Mohamed Elzomor, a New York City–based personal trainer, misted the pads with water — all the better to […]