All posts tagged: ATHLETICS

Why Do People Love to Ski and Snowboard?

The Winter Wellness series here at Dandelion Chandelier continues this week. The start of a new year always seems to involve health-related resolutions: earnest vows to get and stay in shape, to eat healthier, to take time to improve our mental well-being – and also to get more sleep. It all seems within reach in early January, but some of us have already thrown in the towel by mid-month (that would be right about now). To try to avoid a repeat of that annual cycle, we’ll be investigating the latest research on wellness and weight loss; visiting a cool new fitness studio; checking into a couple of great destination spas; and investigating wellness-focused resources of all kinds. We also thought that this was the right moment to address a profound question in the sphere of winter wellness: why ski or snowboard? Said another way, why would anyone in their right mind voluntarily choose to don clunky heavy boots, several layers of clothing, a helmet, face mask  and googles, and then strap two sticks or an over-sized …

High-tech Peloton Spins Into a Competitive New Arena

The Winter Wellness series continues here at Dandelion Chandelier. The start of a new year always seems to involve health-related resolutions: earnest vows to get and stay in shape, to eat healthier, to take time to improve our mental well-being – and also to get more sleep. It all seems within reach in early January, but some of us have already thrown in the towel by mid-month (that would be right about now). To try to avoid a repeat of that annual cycle, we’ll be investigating the latest research on wellness and weight loss; visiting a cool new fitness studio; checking into a couple of great destination spas; and investigating wellness-focused resources of all kinds. Today we’re sharing some recent news from the world of spinning. Peloton, the luxury fitness brand known for its $2,000 tech-enabled home stationary bikes — and spin classes that are live-streamed and available on-demand — last week at the Consumer Electronics Show announced a significant new expansion in its strategy. It’s not just about cycling anymore. The new Peloton Tread – basically …

Is SWERVE Fitness the Spinning Studio of the Future?

We’re kicking off our Winter Wellness series here at Dandelion Chandelier this week. The start of a new year always seems to involve health-related resolutions: earnest vows to get and stay in shape, to eat healthier, to take time to improve our mental well-being – and also to get more sleep. It all seems within reach in early January, but some of us have already thrown in the towel by mid-month. To try to avoid a repeat of that annual cycle, we’ll be investigating the latest research on wellness and weight loss; visiting a cool new fitness studio; checking into a couple of great destination spas; and investigating wellness-focused resources of all kinds. First up? A New York boutique fitness studio that can help you get and in stay in shape, keep your weight in check, introduce you to some new friends, and also advance your career and build your professional network. Sounds impossible, you say? We’ve got one word for you, dear reader: SWERVE.

What’s it Like to be a Guy in a Spinning Class?

We’re kicking off our Dandelion Chandelier Winter Wellness series with a further exploration of what’s new in the world of spinning. Our first two dispatches from men who spin generated so much conversation that we decided to ask a few more guys to share their experiences. In the process, we learned about Swerve, a spin studio that seems expressly tailored to the needs of alpha personality types and former athletes of all ability levels. If you have such a person in your in your life – or even better, if you are such a person – you might want to read on.

what are the best events in fitness & sports this january?

The Dandelion Chandelier Luxury Calendar for Fitness and Sports highlights the most notable marathons, cycling races, professional tennis matches, Thoroughbred horse races, and professional sports championships around the world in January 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. For other Fitness and Sports events, click here. And for weekly updates on what you need to know to learn how to talk sports, read TWIST: This Week in Sports Talk.  In the wide world of sports this month, the college football season concludes with a championship game in Atlanta, the NFL postseason begins, the Australian Open kicks off the new season in tennis, and there are extreme snow sports competitions and marathons in locations both Arctic and tropical. Oh, and there’s a $16 million horse race in Florida. Plenty of ways to burn off those holiday pounds — but sadly, just watching from the couch doesn’t count. Game on.