Orangetheory Fitness Review: Hungry Runner’s Take On Heart Rate Training

Orangetheory Fitness

For a health and fitness blogger living in New York City, I’m a very slow adopter of new workouts, so it’s only fitting that it’s taken me this long to finally try Orangetheory Fitness: a group personal training workout class that promises to keep your body burning calories for up to 36 hours after the workout — or as they call it, “the afterburn.”

5 Ways Runners Can Be Kind To Their Bodies

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This post is sponsored by FitFluential on behalf of KIND. As usual, all thoughts and opinions are Hungry Runner original.

Runners: our bodies endure an astonishing amount of fatigue and afflictions.

Broken or lost toenails, chaffed skin, sore muscles and, unfortunately, sometimes even more serious injuries. Running is great (I know you don’t need to be convinced of that), but even though it provides so many benefits (a healthier heart, a happier mind, stronger muscles, etc.) it’s still a form of stress for our body too, which means if you run a lot taking extra care of your body (being KIND to it, if you will) is an essential ingredient for staying healthy and strong

Team For Kids Charity Auction

team for kids charity auction

As you probably already know by know, I’m signed up to run the New York City Half Marathon with Team For Kids on March 20th. (As if I haven’t been talking about this enough already, right?!)

Well, as you probably also know, in order to do so, I need to reach my fundraising goal of $1,310 (that’s about $100 for each of the 13 miles I’ll be running in March, plus $10 for that last tenth of a mile!), which is why I hosted my Holiday Giveaway Bonanza back in December (which you guys helped me raise about $250 through, so THANK YOU!!!) and why I’m now hosting this fun charity auction (inspired by fellow Team For Kids member Kaella On The Run) where you’ll have the chance to win even more prizes

Easy Relaxation Techniques for a Happier Week

yoga stretches for runners
This post is sponsored by goodnessknows. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

When we talk about health, inevitably the conversation focuses on exercise and eating right. There’s nothing wrong with that, both things have a lot to do with our health, but these two topics so often monopolize the chatter that we forget about some of the other aspects that also play a roll, like stress management and relaxation, and our sleep habits, for example.

So, since we’re about to enter into what’s undoubtedly one of the busiest and most hectic seasons of the year, I figured now is a great time to share my favorite relaxation and de-stressing techniques. My favorite ways to unwind, if you will

Goodness Guide: The Best Spots to Run, Eat, Play and Relax in New York City + a $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

new york city goodness guide
This post is sponsored by goodness knows. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

I am blessed.

I’m blessed for many reasons, but one thing I’m especially grateful for and that I try my best not to take for granted is the fact that I get to live and work in New York City — also known as the greatest city in the world.

In case you didn’t already know, I’m originally from Long Island, New York. Ever since I learned about the city (probably from watching a movie like 13 Going on 30 or How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days) my sights were set on living in Manhattan one day. That dream became a reality in 2013 and I lived there for two years before transitioning to Brooklyn earlier this year. I still work in Manhattan, though, so I get to run, eat, play and relax in both boroughs on the regular.

Despite the fact that, like most New Yorkers, I complain about this city quite often, deep down I still love everything about it and the amazing energy it gives off every single day.

I’ve shared several different dining and workout suggestions here on Hungry Runner before, but today, with the help of goodness knows I’m creating a “Goodness Guide,” a list of five of my favorite places for running, working out, eating and more in New York City.