Cosmopolitan June 2014 : Page196

if you like over-the-ears Chops by skullcandy the best fitness headphones see ya, always-falling-out white iphone earbuds. these Cosmo-tested pairs stay put, are comfy, and look cute. —alexanDra engler Flexible ear hang-ers mean these don’t go fying. $20, skullcandy.com if you like earbuds bose sie2i With three soft tips to choose from, you’ll fnd the perfect size for your ears. $150, bose.com Go back to Camp! these getaways combine ftness, friends, and fun…without the creaky bunks. #matchpoint topnotch tennis academy After a day of drills, unwind at the spa or sip local beers at home base, a Vermont resort. from $132 per day (plus travel, lodging, and meals), topnotchresort.com #zenout big sky yoga retreats enjoy poses, hiking, and horseback riding in south-west Montana, plus luxe lodging, hot tubs, and wine. from $1,395 for four days (plus travel), bigskyyogaretreats.com if you like wireless if you like ear muffs sol republic tracks Club-quality sound plus fun headbands you can switch out to match your mood (or outft). headphones, $100, extra interchangeable head-bands, $30, solrepublic.com Denon exercise freak Controls on the side allow you to start your jams, adjust the volume, and even answer a call. $150, denon.com #surfsup Chicabrava Small women-only groups ride the waves off the shore of a nicaraguan town. You’ll learn a little Spanish too. from $990 per week (plus travel), chicabrava.com sprinting makes you happy GoinG all out for 30 seconds at the end of a cardio ses sion doubles your endorphins and amps up other feel-Good hormones, improvinG your mood for up to 90 minutes after your workout, a new study finds. —katie Choi ben golDstein/ stuDio D. prop stylist: alma melendez/ biG leo productions. courtesy chicabrava. —marissa gainsburg so that’s what my trainer meant we translated ftness “ aCtivate your pelviC floor” tense up like you just stepped into an ice-cold lake. instructors’ jargony gym-speak so you can get even more out of your workouts. “ feel it in your lower abs” it hurts here if you get punched in the stomach. “ squeeze your glutes” the spot on your butt where you get a bikini-bottom tan line. “ engage your upper baCk” think: crack a nut between your shoulder blades. “work your obliques” ahem, that would be your muffn top. —liz plosser 196 Cosmopolitan | june 2014

Fitness Buzz

Alexandra Engler

THE BEST FiTNESS HEADPHONES

See ya, always-falling-out white iPhone earbuds. These Cosmo-tested pairs stay put, are comfy, and look cute

Go back to Camp!

These getaways combine ftness, friends, and fun…without the creaky bunks

#matchpoint

Topnotch tennis academy

After a day of drills, unwind at the spa or sip local beers at home base, a Vermont resort.

From $132 per day (plus travel, lodging, and meals), topnotchresort.com

#Zenout

Big sky yoga retreats

Enjoy poses, hiking, and horseback riding in southwest Montana, plus luxe lodging, hot tubs, and wine. From $1,395 for four days (plus travel), bigskyyogaretreats.com

#Surfsup

Chicabrava

Small women-only groups ride the waves off the shore of a nicaraguan town. You’ll learn a little Spanish too.

From $990 per week (plus travel), chicabrava.com

—MARISSA GAINSBURG

IF YOU LIKE EARBUDS

Bose siE2i

With three soft tips to choose from, you'll find the perfect size for your ears. $150, bose.com

IF YOU LIKE WIRELESS

Denon Exercise Freak

Controls on the side allow you to start your jams, adjust the volume, and even answer a call. $150, denon.com

IF YOU LIKE EAR MUFFS

sol Republic tracks

Club-quality sound plus fun headbands you can switch out to match your mood (or outfit). Headphones, $100, extra interchangeable headbands, $30, solrepublic.com

SPRINTING MAKES YOU HAPPYGOiNG ALL OUT FOR 3 0 SECONDS AT THE END OF A CARDIO SESSION DOUBLES YOUR ENDORPHINS AND AMPS UP OTHER FEEL-GOOD HORMONES, IMPROVING YOUR MOOD FOR UP TO 9 0 MINUTES AFTER YOUR WORKOUT, A NEW STUDY FINDS. —KATIE Choi

SO THAT’S WHAT MY TRAINER MEANT

we translated ftness instructors’ jargony gym-speak so you can get even more out of your workouts

"ACTIVATE YOUR PELVIC FLOOR"

Tense up like you just stepped into an ice-cold lake

"FEEL IT IN YOUR LOWER ABS"

It hurts here if you get punched in the stomach.

"SQUEEZE YOUR GLUTES"

The spot on your butt where you get a bikinibottom tan line

"ENGAGE YOUR UPPER BACK"

Think: Crack a nut between your shoulder blades.

"WORK YOUR OBLIQUES"

Ahem, that would be your muffn top. —liz plosser



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