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Journal

Yoga vs. Gym

Should you hit the gym or roll out your yoga mat? It’s a question a lot of people ask themselves every day, and now we’ve got an answer for them. As expected, we think that yoga is the obvious choice, but we’re not saying that just because we’re a little biased. Check out our reasoning in the infographic below! Download>(If your browser doesn't download the image, simply right-click to save or drag it to your desktop!) Pressure Yoga: Yoga is about as far from competition as you can get. It’s personal, there’s no way you can beat someone else and...

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Freebie Friday! 8.10

This week we've been celebrating the art and athleticism of ballet dancers! To wrap it up, our designers created a fabulous piece of free art inspired by the words of professional ballet dancer Misty Copeland. Download our art using the link below and share it with your friends! ~Namaste Download>(If your browser doesn't download the image, simply right-click to save or drag it to your desktop!)

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Figure 4 at Home

On Tuesday we gave you a little sneak peek into Figure 4 classes. Now, we’ve gathered a few moves so you can bring Figure 4 into your own home, regardless of where you live. Special thanks to Shape Magazine and Kate Albarelli for putting together this ab circuit for all of you to enjoy. Photos and instructions courtesy of Shape Magazine and Kate Albarelli. Cushion Curl Lie on the ground facing upward with a firm pillow under your back so that the bottom of the pillow lines up with your bra line. Put your hands behind your head and extend...

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To Dance or Not to Dance, It’s Not Even a Question

Have you ever walked on a broken bone, a sprained ankle or even just a sore foot? It’s not fun — we know that for sure. We definitely wouldn’t choose to do so on a regular basis. But, guess what? Injuries are just another part of the job description for ballet dancers. They dance through excruciating pain regularly. Many of the mats in our Josephine and Brianna collections feature ballet dancers, and we didn’t do that just because they’re gorgeous. If you haven’t noticed already, ballerinas are pretty freaking amazing. These individuals are some of the most talented and physically...

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What IS Figure 4?

Contrary to popular belief, ballet is one of the most intense exercises known to man- (and woman-) kind. But for those of us who don’t want to try a full-on ballet class, there are tons of options around the world that mix elements of ballet with yoga and cardio. Figure 4 is one of these classes! Learn more about this exhilarating workout below: Download(If your browser doesn't download the image, simply right-click to save or drag it to your desktop!) Figure 4 is currently exclusive to NYC, but if you check back tomorrow we’ll show you how you can try Figure 4 at...

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