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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.

Is It Possible To Eat Plant-Based And Be A CrossFitter?

Is It Possible To Eat Plant-Based And Be A CrossFitter?

You may have heard the term, “Plant-based” but are you confused about what it exactly it means? I asked Jen to clear up some common misconceptions about the lifestyle, and to explain exactly what the label “plant-based” means. “‘Plant-based’ is often thought of as synonymous with ‘vegan’” says Jen, “But in reality, it’s both a little more, and a little less, than veganism. A plant based diet is what is sounds - a diet focused primarily on foods derived from plants (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, and nuts and seeds) but more importantly, it focuses on the WHOLE form of foods. So while, yes, Oreos are void of animal products and therefore vegan, they are nowhere near plant based.

I Only Ever Want To Work out In These Reebok Leggings From Now On

I Only Ever Want To Work out In These Reebok Leggings From Now On

Fun little fact: I may have been an athlete for-, well, -ever, but I didn’t buy my first pair of leggings until age 22… 3 months ago. Through my marathon training, rugby career, and olympic lifting days you’d be hard-pressed to catch me in anything other than soccer (or scrum) shorts. And truthfully, I would have been just fine rocking my fading athletic shorts for the rest of eternity… had I not started CrossFit. Suddenly I was demanding A LOT of my workout gear: I needed bottoms that wouldn’t wiggle around on the rowing machine, sag after a running WOD, fall down when I did burpees, suffocated my legs on a lifting day, or bare my crack during deadlifts. After my first week CrossFitting I knew I needed some new gear… and ASAP.

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.

7 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Sports Bra For Your Workout

7 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Sports Bra For Your Workout

Hunting for the perfect sports bra is like hunting for your swolemate. You know it’s out there but you can’t find it. You know you’ll probably go through some serious slackers, deadbeats, and up-tight losers before The One finds you.

Lucky for you, ICE NYC is here with 7 tips to help you find a sports bra that fits the way you crave, moves with you, and get’s down exactly as your pump-buddy should.