All posts tagged: FITNESS

5 Things to Know About this year’s Winter Olympics

It’s here! The XXIII Olympic Winter Games kicked off in Pyeongchang, Korea on Friday, February 9th. Athletes from 92 countries are competing across 15 disciplines. NBC will be live-streaming a record 1,800 hours of coverage. The die-hards will be trying to watch nearly all of it, but just in case you’re really busy (or have only a passing interest in winter sports), here are the 5 names and the 5 can’t-miss events you should catch to keep up and contribute meaningfully when the conversation at work, at the gym, or a the bar turns to the Games.

the best luxury fitness and sports events this february

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 February 2018. For the rest of the Luxury Calendar, click here. And for weekly updates on the only three things you need to know to be able to keep up with the sports fans in your life – even if you don’t really like sports – read TWIST: This Week in Sports Talk. 

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.