It’s no secret that I’m a fitness freak, so when DICK’s Sporting Goods reached out to me to collaborate on a celebrity inspired athleisure post, I was all over it. Athleisure is my jam, I embrace it on a daily basis here in San Francisco, where I commute in leggings and have a fun pair of kicks to wear with everything (especially corporate clothes). It’s necessary with these hills, I tell you! I also wear gym leggings to brunch on the regular, even when it’s not immediatley post-gym. Who doesn’t love a fashionable excuse to be super comfortable all day? Thank you athleisure!
As CEO and founder of Burn Pilates San Francisco, Lisa Corsello takes the guess work out of planning the ideal fitness routine with her extensively researched and balanced workout technique that indefinitely delivers results. Due to her extensive expertise and effective method, Lisa has been featured as an expert for PopSugar Fitness, Wired, and Cosmopolitan among others.
Group fitness is hot right now; it’s energizing, social, and it forces you to push yourself. They act like a pseudo-personal trainer by removing the mystery from working out, and offering a hefty dose of motivation. However, if your classes aren’t bringing the right combination of strength and cardio, it’ll be tough to sculpt a toned bod. I know women who spin six days a week only to lament that they aren’t seeing definition; likely because they’re not strength training, a critical component for most people to achieve a lean physique.
There’s an old saying that goes, “What gets measured, gets managed.” It might have come from an economist who lived in the last century, but it’s timeless and true: measuring your progress with objective evidence is essential for meeting your fitness goals.
So why ditch the scale, the single most common tool for tracking fitness and weight-loss? Because using photos might be more effective.
Florence, it’s a magical place with stunning architecture and a chilled out urban vibe. We arrived by a train after two hardcore, rainy days in Rome spent beating crowds, the heat, and fending off street vendors hustling us to buy selfie sticks. I was ready for something different!
Even though most of Italy is mega touristy and Florence is no exception, it still manages to hold an authentic old-world feel. As our hotel concierge said, to this day we have the Medici family to thank for most of the treasures in Florence. Very little has changed there since their several centuries of influence; from the incredible buildings to art that changed the world (more on them later).