Category Fitness

Italian beef and fennel salad


2 beef Strip Steaks Boneless, cut 3/4 inch thick (8 ounces each) or 1 Top Sirloin Steak Boneless, cut 3/4 inch thick (1 pound)

2 medium red bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces

8 oz asparagus, cut into 2-inch pieces

2 cups uncooked whole-wheat spiral pasta

1 large fennel bulb

1 cup thinly sliced red onion

1 tsp. garlic-pepper seasoning

For the lemon vinaigrette:

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp white wine vinegar

2 tsp chopped fresh oregano

1 tsp minced garlic

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper

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Watch: Kate Upton crushes set of poolside deadlifts using flywheel machine

Whether she’s blasting offset lunges in leopard leggings or performing feet-elevated hip thrusts in a gym outfit that matches her weights, Kate Upton is no stranger to crushing her workouts in style. 

Her latest session with celebrity trainer Ben Bruno was, of course, no exception. Time, though, Upton took things to the next level in a way that only a Sports Illustrated cover model could—by taking her workout poolside. 


“Normal people: ‘What a beautiful day. Let’s lay out by the pool,'” Bruno captioned the video of Upton performing a set of deadlifts using a flywheel machine. “@kateupton and me: ‘What a beautiful day. Let’s deadlift by the pool.’ Normal is boring,” Bruno added to the end of his Instagram post.

Now that, ladies and gentlemen, is ho...

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How to conquer a gran fondo

Picture it: an upgraded century bicycle ride—with elaborate on-course food, a post-ride feast, live entertainment—crossed with a chip-timed race. Sounds like bike paradise.

That’s what you get with a gran fondo (Italian for “big ride”), a new kind of long-distance (at least 75 miles) bike ride that originated in Italy and has been catching fuoco in the U.S.

Many fondos are hosted by former pros, and give mere mortals a chance to rub shoulders with the elites. That’s what I found when a buddy and I recently rode the Hudson Valley Farm to Fork Fondo, a series started by ex-pro cyclist Tyler Wren that tours iconic Northeast farmscapes, stopping off at mom-and-pop farms to eat along the way. But it’s not an easy trip...

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Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Her Strong Butt and Thighs With the Platypus Walk

If her incredible dance moves and those abs-tastic mirror selfies are any indication, Jennifer Lopez is in really, really good shape—and proud of it. So when the world gets a peek at the exercises she actually does to put her muscles to work, we listen up. Celebrity trainer David Kirsch posted a video of the singer and actress doing platypus walks during a training session, and she crushes the lower-body exercise with exactly the focus you’d expect.

Wearing a shirt that says “but first, the gym” (because J.Lo’s got that dedication), Lopez is shown taking a few steps forward while holding a deep plié squat, then taking a few steps back, per Kirsch’s instructions. And while she looks strong with every step, the exercise is definitely no cake walk.

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How Kathryn Budig Tunes In, Tunes Out, and Restarts Every Day

When Kathryn Budig was in college, one of her fellow theater majors took her to an ashtanga yoga class—and she hasn’t looked back. Budig has been practicing yoga for 16 years and teaching for 13. She’s written two books, The Women’s Health Big Book of Yoga (2012) and Aim True: Love Your Body, Eat Without Fear, Nourish Your Spirit, Discover True Balance! (2016). She cohosts the espnW podcast Free Cookies alongside her girlfriend, sports reporter, commentator, and author Kate Fagan. And she’s spreading the message of “aim true,” her personal mantra, on Instagram.

Budig explains that “aim true” is steeped in Greek mythology, with a nod to the goddess Artemis who was often depicted carrying a bow and arrows.

“When you aim true, you accept yourself and all the qualities you ...

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