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6 Reasons You Should Work and Workout in Community-Focused Spaces

6 Reasons You Should Work and Workout in Community-Focused Spaces

Are you running out of excuses for why you’re not making it to the gym? Is it hard to rally and get yourself to the coffee shop to finish that project you’ve been contracted to finish...like yesterday? Here’s an idea: become a member of a work or workout community.


Check out 6 of the benefits you’ll be reaping if you add some “buddies” to your freelance and some “swolemates” to your sweat-sesh:

Happy Pride Month: An Interview With OUTWOD

Happy Pride Month: An Interview With OUTWOD

It’s Pride Month (!), and we couldn't go through June without doing something to celebrate this month of love. ICE NYC is partnering with OUTWOD to host events at BOTH GYMS on Saturday June 24th at 11:30am! It will be a big team WOD-based event. OUTWOD has grown into the largest national initiative for bringing together LGBTQ athletes and their allies to sweat together in a safe, inclusive group fitness environment and to raise funds for local LGBTQ charitable organizations. We interviewed Will Lanier, the founder of OUTWOD to get the backstory of this amazing organization.

Jumby Bay: The Ultimate Wellness Vacation

Jumby Bay: The Ultimate Wellness Vacation

ICE NYC at Jumby Bay offers guests an upscale training experience with intuitive instruction. From warm-ups on the dock, to a "WOD" on the beach and burpees or pushups in the sand, guests have access to a wealth of fitness knowledge including training that is functional, intuitive, and easy to take home.

Work Hard, Give Back: An Interview About Kettlebells 4 Autism

Work Hard, Give Back: An Interview About Kettlebells 4 Autism

ICE NYC and Kettlebells 4 Autism have teamed up for a partner fundraiser and workout on April 29th at ICE NYC 59th Street. So we sat down with ICE NYC member and Cat Cervone for an insider scoop. For tips and information about upcoming events, how to get involved in KettleBells For Autism, and how KB4A started, read on.

8 Ways Exercising Improves Our Brain Chemistry

8 Ways Exercising Improves Our Brain Chemistry

Kettlebells 4 Autism was formed with the intention of using kettlebell training and sport as a platform to raise awareness about autism, and to raise funds for not-for-profit organizations supporting autism research and treatment. The organization, launched in February of 2013 has raised over $150,000 since its conception, so it’s clear that their method of combining autism awareness and sweating is helping them reach their goals.

8 ICE NYC CrossFit Coaches Share the ONE Piece of Advice They Have For Anyone Just Starting CrossFit

8 ICE NYC CrossFit Coaches Share the ONE Piece of Advice They Have For Anyone Just Starting CrossFit

However, whether you’re CrossFit convinced, CrossFit still on the fence, or CrossFit clueless (but intrigued), that doesn’t mean that walking through the doors of a box is not scary; trying any new fitness class or regime can be intimidating. To help ease some of those first-CrossFit-class nerves, I asked 8 of the ICE NYC CrossFit coaches for the ONE piece of advice they have for someone preparing for their first CrossFit class.

 

I Joined CrossFit To Make Friends… Here’s What I Learned

I Joined CrossFit To Make Friends… Here’s What I Learned

I joined CrossFit for the opportunity to make friends with a similar devotion to health and fitness, but I haven’t just made friends, I’ve been welcomed into a family, and I’ve learned just how important camaraderie is to the fitness journey. Here, I share the 3 things I have learned about the relationship between friendship and fitness since joining CrossFit and becoming part of the ICE NYC fam.

I Was A CrossFit Skeptic Until I Went To A Class… Here’s What It Was Like

I Was A CrossFit Skeptic Until I Went To A Class… Here’s What It Was Like

After living in New York for almost six months, and only making a handful of friends, I knew that I  needed to make more friends and find a pre-established community to become a part of. I also knew that I wanted to pursue a community where I could find a lifting-buddy, swolemate, and person to geek out over flex-pictures with. Now was as good of a time as ever to give CrossFit a whirl.

A Day In The Life Of A Regional CrossFit Athlete During The CrossFit Open

A Day In The Life Of A Regional CrossFit Athlete During The CrossFit Open

One of the biggest things that attracted me to CrossFit, besides the opportunity to compete at a high level, was the discipline required to get there. I've always been incredibly drawn to regimes. From an early age I remember following the same sort of routines playing basketball as I do now: I had to wear certain socks, listen to certain music (rap), and go through the exact same warm up.