Making Gym Friends

There are only some breathy quips, a few smiles, heavy panting, and encouraging nods between us.  We’re unapologetically sweating and moaning and I don’t even know your name. But how do I strike up a conversation with you in a gym class?


Gym Rats, How I Loathe Thee

I have been going to the gym a lot lately. It’s a good way to not only get the exercise my doctor is always yelling at me about, (I do have a great doctor, by the way, and her only point is that it’s good for women’s bones and stuff to do weight-bearing exercise) but also […]


So You Want to Exercise, But Your Brain is Being a Discouraging Jerk

Almost everyone gets bitten by an exercise bug at some point in their lives. It makes sense: exercise can have many benefits, from allowing people to outrun zombies, to clearing out some brain bats, to giving them the muscles to heft around gigantic kegs of beer. Actually getting going and keeping up with an exercise […]

Women In Academia

Women in Academia: Fitting in Fitness

Hi, everyone! How’s the weather where you are? It’s been pretty great here, and that has heralded more than just seasonal allergies – it’s brought about a flurry of runners. Now, I am not suggesting that everyone must work out OR ELSE, but I find exercise to be valuable and enjoyable. Even so, it can be […]


Ladyguide: (Almost) Free Workouts

If at any point you’ve said, “Self, you need to get in shape,” and then looked at the cost of a month at the gym and said, “Self, you also need to eat,” then my program of working out for almost free is for you.


Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred: Day 4 (Hungry Like a Bear)

So here I am at day 4. My son woke up this morning and said, “We play exercise now?”

We try it!

We Try It! Actually Exercising

Worry not, friends: the derision implicit in this title is directed solely at this writer. Until recently, I’d been one of those people who never “worked out” with any kind of structure and secretly believed that the inordinate amount of exercise I got in the first 20 years of my life were still giving me some […]