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Fitness Expert Tracy Anderson Explains Why Morning Workouts Are So Important

July 5, 2017
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Not a morning person? Before you throw the covers over your head, think about the benefits you could gain by making time for a workout before starting the rest of your day.

“I like [working out] first thing in the morning, and I like it every morning, and I like it to be the thing you really protect,” says fitness guru Tracy Anderson.

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These 3 Life Changes Can Greatly Improve Your Overall Wellness

June 14, 2017
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When health writer and chef Phoebe Lapine was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, she went on a wellness journey to discover ways to feel her best.

Throughout the process, she spoke with various wellness experts and tried numerous health trends, products and diets to figure out what worked and what didn’t. For anyone looking to improve their overall health and wellness, Lapine recommends making these 3 changes:

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I Attended Gwyneth Paltrow’s $500-a-Ticket Health Summit: These Are the Craziest Things I Witnessed

June 12, 2017
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I was very excited to score a press pass to the first-ever “In Goop Health” wellness summit — hosted by the Goop queen herself, Gwyneth Paltrow — as tickets had sold out almost immediately (though to be honest, I would not have been able to justify spending $500 to $1,500 on a one-day event even if they had not sold out). So on Saturday I happily headed to 3Labs in Culver City, California, which had been transformed into a Goop-lovers’ dream for the summit.

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The Best Places in Los Angeles to Drink Outdoors

June 1, 2017
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Given that the weather is (almost) always perfect in L.A., there’s always an occasion to grab a drink outside. Savor the sunshine and warm nights at these bars that feature indoor and outdoor spaces, patios and rooftops.

E.P./L.P.

This picturesque rooftop bar offers breathtaking views of the Hollywood Hills as well as its West Hollywood surroundings. Sip a craft cocktail under string lights while you catch the sunset, then huddle around a fire pit as the city lights come up. The rooftop bar offers non-traditional bar bites with an Asian flare, including bao, tofu fries and curry shrimp. Those with a sweet tooth should go for the soy caramel popcorn – the perfect complement to any drink.

603 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, 310.855.9955, http://eplosangeles.com/

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Carrie Underwood Has Learned to ‘Cut Myself Slack’ When It Comes to Working Out: ‘I Fit It in When I Can’

May 26, 2017
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Before having her son 2-year-old son Isaiah, Carrie Underwood would work out six or seven days a week, but she doesn’t put pressure on herself to maintain such an intense workout schedule anymore.

“It just happens if and when it happens,” says Underwood, 34. “I’ve gotten a lot better at doing what I can when I can, but also cutting myself a little slack. You have to!”

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Venus Williams Designed Her Latest Athletic Wear Collection to ‘Bring Energy to Your Workout’

February 15, 2017
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Sometimes a cute workout outfit is all the inspiration you need to get to the gym (or tennis court), and Venus Williams’ new Intrepid collection for her active wear lifestyle brand EleVen is a must-shop for anyone who needs that extra push.

Her Spring Summer 2017 line includes tanks, tennis skirts, zip-ups, leggings, sports bras and more in her new black and white “Intrepid” print, pink, yellow, black and white.

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Sweat With the Stars: The Best L.A. Workout Spots to See Celebrities

January 2, 2017
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Planning on hitting the gym or a hiking trail to fulfill your New Year’s resolution? You may run into a famous face if you get in your workout at one of L.A.’s many celebrity-loved fitness spots. If you’re hoping to glimpse a star while working on dropping a few pounds or gaining some muscle, check out these Los Angeles locations.

YAS DOWNTOWN L.A.

YAS stands for “yoga and spinning” and this class is the perfect balance of both. The 60-minute session begins with 30 minutes on the bikes, followed by 30 minutes of yoga. It’s the best of both worlds in one balanced workout – and loved by Kate Hudson. Cost: $13 for first-time clients. Regular price is $25 per class, packages available.

831 S. Hope St., Los Angeles, 213.430.9053, http://go2yas.com

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Tone It Up’s Karena and Katrina and Jillian Michaels Share the Scoop on Their New Fitness Collaboration

December 12, 2016
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Fitness gurus Jillian Michaels and Tone It Up’s Karena Dawn and Katrina Scott are joining forces for a three-part Tone and Shred workout series that combines each of their areas of expertise.

“We infused both of our different styles to create all new moves that are really fun, so you’ll see the influences of what Jillian’s known for and what we’re known for,” says Dawn. “It just became something really creative and fun.”

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Flip or Flop’s Tarek and Christina El Moussa’s ‘Rustic-Glam’ House Took 2 Years to Renovate!

October 7, 2016
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As the stars of HGTV’s Flip or Flop, Tarek and Christina El Moussa are pros at making houses move-in-ready in no time, but the process of renovating their own home was anything but quick.

“We thought it would take about six months to finish our house, and it actually took two years,” says Tarek, 35.  “We actually kind of remodeled our home twice. The first remodel was about 25 percent in, and it was a totally different look — it was more browns, beige, more of a rustic look.”

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Tess Holliday, Size-22 Model, Is First of Her Size to Score a Major Modeling Contract

January 27, 2015
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Plus-size model Tess Holliday is the first woman of her size and height to score a contract with a prominent modeling agency.

“SOOO excited to announce we now represent #TessHolliday, plus-size model/blogger,” the U.K.-based MiLK Management announced on Twitter.

Holliday, who wears a size 22 and is 5’5″, calls what has happened a dream come true.

“It’s something that I’ve wanted my whole life, so to even think that it’s happened, it feels like an out-of-body experience,” says the 29-year-old.

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