Are you running the Airbnb Brooklyn Half Marathon this weekend? If so, how did you do that! This year’s race sold out in 26 minutes, so exceptionally good on you if you had the fortune of getting a slot. This Saturday morning, you’ll join 27,000 other half marathoners in several starting corrals along the Brooklyn Museum, in preparation to run 13.1 miles around Prospect Park, down Ocean Parkway, and finally to the boardwalk on Coney...
Beside Magazine, dedicated to outdoor enthusiasts across America In this age of connectivity, we all need to get out, and hike, or fish, or camp, and unplug in nature a little more. This brand new magazine will inspire you to do so. besidemagazine.com, $18.50 Armstrong’s All Natural Piñon Pine Salve Use it for the health of your butcher block, skin, lips, or hair—this salve will improve the well being of most things that need moisture, nothing artificial included....
Sudden underground asphyxiation, thumb cramps, shortness of comprehension, tightness of face, dissociative drinking—what’s a well-balanced urban lifestyle without a few stress and fatigue-induced health concerns? It would be pointless, because without any ailments, you would never go to the spa, and a life without spas is as pointless as a life without the city. You might as well go live in the country, where life is a spa every day and honeybees bring you...
I’m a runner. Neither yoga nor barre classes have appealed to me historically. On one hand, I prefer exercising outside, and alone, rather than with groups and indoors. And on the other, boutique fitness culture has also turned me off. The kind that idealizes unattainable physiques, feels interpersonally or socially inauthentic, and is, you know, very, very white—not to mention expensive. “I did the research, and 82.2 percent of the boutique fitness population are women,”...
  Ever wondered how you could support ethical, sustainable businesses? Welcome to a new series highlighting products, services and organizations that are ‘doing well by doing good’. Brooklyn Bicycle Company, defines their purpose as “to connect people with the places they call home, fostering meaningful relationships and contributing to local economies—thereby strengthening communities the world over.” We spoke to Ryan Zagata from Brooklyn Bicycle Company, who resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with his wife and two children, and...
On a Friday at 6:30 in the morning, I lay on a yoga mat inside YO BK. The temperature of the room was 95 degrees. At that hour, the heat alone, consuming my body inside and out, was a shock. But soon, every centimeter of my frame would be wrung to the point of exhaustion: twenty seconds of work, ten seconds of rest, eight times in a row, for an hour, targeting every conceivable...

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