Prenatal workouts are becoming more popular with the pregnant set: actress Bridget Moynahan hit the gym while pregnant, Olympian Kerri Walsh made sure to stretch, and one of our very own editors kept up with her yoga practice. Pregnant Christina Applegate takes a different approach — her prenatal workout involves a stripper pole, fishnets, and platform heels! Check out this hilarious prenatal workout video she made with the folks at Funny or Die. Warning: NSFW.
The Inappropriate Yoga Guy has always been one of my favorite yoga satire videos, but this one I just came across on YogaDork.com takes the cake. I'll warn you that it's NSFW or safe for sensitive yogis, but if you can take a joke, you'll be rolling on the floor after classic lines such as:
"I want to do Hot Yoga. I want to lose 10 pounds today because I have dinner at the Applebees tonight and I need to look hot," and "Yoga massages your organs and if you do enough yoga you will be able to time travel."
The animated characters are a little freaky looking, especially when they talk about yoga using foul language and inappropriate hands gestures, but it's still funny nonetheless.
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I tend to think that yoga became a fitness trend in the late '90s, but these three yoginis were doing it way back when. Known as The Ross Sisters, this trio was big in the 1940s. They're adorable and boy-oh-boy are they bendy. They're also incredibly strong — check out how they can hold Forearm Stand Scorpion with what appears to be no effort at all. Although they were probably considered more contortionists or acrobats back then, many of the tricks they do you'd recognize in a yoga class. Watching this video makes me want to get myself to an Ashtanga class stat! What about you?
I'm planning on joining my college gym really soon. I've been doing lots of push-ups — sometimes I do 500 in a day, not exaggerating — but I still feel fat. I feel like my abs should be toned, but besides my arms I don't notice any difference. I feel fatter.
Anyway, as I was saying I'm going to join the gym, and I'm planning on running on the treadmill, but I'm afraid of it. I know it sounds stupid but I'm afraid I might fall and make a complete fool of myself in front of everyone. I'm worried that what happens in this video will happen to me.
Can you offer me any tips?
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The folks from Funny or Die (FOD) have done it again. With the help of the intimidating actor and soccer player Vinnie Jones, they've made this hilarious (and not PG) weight loss spoof. As humorous as the horribly wrong systems such as the Shake Weight and ThighGlider, I think the FOD folks might be on to something with their Attack Cardio system. As Jones himself says: "Nothing burns calories like fear!"
If you are fan of Anthony Edwards, get excited. The actor is returning to TV in a new five-hour NBC television special. You may have even heard of the much-anticipated program — it's a little something called the New York City Marathon.
Watch this hilarious video as Edwards describes how he's been preparing for his next acting role as "a runner." And make sure to hold out until the three-minute mark where he talks about some of his favorite runners, "Run-DMC, Forrest Gump . . ."
Edwards nails this video. Hilarious.
Fast food isn't the healthiest, but while on the road, sometimes it's the only option. So if you need some advice on what healthy foods to order the next time you find yourself at a drive-thru, take it from these guys.
Laughing definitely burns more calories than this workout, and boy, did I laugh. You will too.
Never in a million years could I see us using Hawaii Chairs at the Sugar headquarters, but that would be hilarious.