Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part II

Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part II

I’ve always had a “thing” for shoes. My first pair (a classic white saddle) was an unforgettable experience, documented by a roll of old school Kodak photos of me, red-faced and screaming.  But, it didn’t take long before I was completely enamored with them.  The shoes are long gone, but,...
Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part I

Where Sneakers Meet High Heels: Part I

I’ve had these Kate Spade pumps for years and, now, they’ve become objet d’art. Posing with a Nike Free sneaker (plus, kettle bell) at CrossFit NYC.
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Taking One for the Team

Taking One for the Team

A few weeks ago, I had a lot of fitness plans. New studios to review, interesting classes to take (cardio, yoga and therapy, all in one hour? Sign. Me. Up.) and voilà: lots to share on STRENGTH+Sole. Then, I went away for my birthday (wine country!), accepted a new job (social media!) and have been nesting...
Roll With It

Roll With It

After the lazy days of summer comes fall.  And that means back to school, work and race training. One of the best ways to prevent injury, speed recovery and boost performance is foam rolling. (Plus, it hurts so good.) Check out these videos for an intro to foam rolling and 3 essential moves that you need to know. For...
NYC's Hardest Workout

NYC’s Hardest Workout

You may think that if you’re a regular at Barry’s Bootcamp or SoulCycle or have run a race recently, you’re in shape. You’re wrong. Welcome to Tone House, the hardest workout in New York City. Bathed in red light, you’ll breathe harder than in any other class in town, you’ll sweat profusely as you carry...
Flipping Out

Flipping Out

What do you do when your favorite capris don’t have a pocket big enough to carry your cash, keys, MetroCard, iPhone with earbuds and anything else that you need to get through your run? Or worse, no pocket at all?  I used to stuff everything into a little zippered pouch and hold it in my...
I Did Eat That

I Did Eat That

By now, everyone has probably heard about the Instagram handle “You Did Not Eat That,” which calls out fashion bloggers, models and other generally beautiful people posing with the macarons, cupcakes and ice cream cones that they “supposedly” ate for breakfast, on the beach, with friends. Did they actually consume it? Couldn’t tell you. But, the...
Working on Your Fitness

Working on Your Fitness

These days, you don’t have to be a fitness instructor to fit in an afternoon sweat session. From traditional and social media to investment banking, some companies are embracing the trend with in-house facilities, instructors, greenmarkets and general health & wellness testing. At my office, there’s theClub, a pay-for-play gym with a full class schedule and...
Fit Icon: Daina Falk @ The Hungry Fan

Fit Icon: Daina Falk @ The Hungry Fan

One of my favorite parts of writing STRENGTH+Sole is the opportunity to work/work out with the people defining what’s new and next when it comes to fitness. In addition to instructors and studio founders, the “Fit Icon” series is now expanding to include industry insiders like my friend Daina Falk, founder of The Hungry Fan®....
Birthday Girl

Birthday Girl

For me, New York City living is a pendulum that consistently swings from “can’t live with” to “can’t live without.” CAN’T LIVE WITH The rent. The rat race. The dating scene. 51st Street stop on the 6/E trains. Starbucks and 7-Eleven on every corner. CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT The view. The cute dogs of Chelsea &...
Lighthearted

Lighthearted

Sitting on 200 acres near the Napa and Sonoma County line, deep in California wine country, you’ll find Scribe Winery. With a picturesque view and a pair of California hipsters at the helm, the winery employs a practice called “Forever Wild Farming,” integrating their cultivation of the land with its natural ecosystem. It was the...
Drink It Up

Drink It Up

If you’re many years past college and have a handful of people outside your family who remember you from way back, you’re lucky. In my case, those people might recall my “trendy” middle school outfits including head-to-toe matching prints, french cuffs and Wigwam socks. They loved me with brown, frizzy hair and braces. They’ve seen...
Summer Lovin'

Summer Lovin’

Summer is in full force and mine’s been filled with sun, fun, sneakers and cycling. In between outdoor training runs, I’ve been mixing things up with charity workouts, like last week’s Body Space Fitness “Sweat for Yellow” bootcamp to benefit LIVESTRONG. Exciting out-of-studio classes also abound from Manhattan and Brooklyn to the FITiST Collective in...
Win It! Yoga Happy Hour

Win It! Yoga Happy Hour

To debut their company Vive Detox, holistic duo Paige Bourassa and Amy Height, an acupuncturist and health coach, respectively, are rolling out their mats for yoga happy hour this week. Vive Detox “takes you from ‘eating to survive’ to ‘eating to thrive'” with three distinct 14-day cleanses designed for immunity, weight loss or a full-body...