On Sunday, June 16th, Fifty one women will compete for the big sparkly crown and the title of Miss USA at the 62nd Annual Miss USA Competition. Giuliana Rancic, E! News anchor and co-host of the pageant, says she’s ready to roll with the “anything-can-happen” moments and she’s excited for the world to meet all the fabulously fit contestants.
Joining veteran Giuliana (who is hosting for the third year in a row) will be first-timer, Nick Jonas. In addition to emcee duties he’ll also be performing with his band, the Jonas Brothers. Before they take off for final auditions and prep work for the live show in Las Vegas this weekend, Giuliana and Nick took some time this afternoon to talk about the women, the pageant and answer a few questions from the press. We wanted to know if the hosts felt the contest conveyed a positive body image. The answer was a resounding, “absolutely.”
Britney Spears is always in the spotlight. Sometimes for her music, sometimes for her personal drama, and lately for her new body, something the pop star has dramatically changed with yoga.
The 31-year-old mother of two is preparing for her new Las Vega show, set to open in the fall. She recently told Shape magazine that she needed to be in shape to pull off that performance. Spears began working with her trainer and started the Nutrisystem program. The results have been impressive as Spears sported a very revealing bikini on the cover of Shape this month. (more…)
Are you searching for the perfect honeymoon location? What about a fitness-friendly honeymoon location? You could have the best of both worlds: spend valuable time with your loved one while you exercise and stay active. By implementing fitness into your honeymoon, you can build a strong foundation centered around health and wellness. It will be a bond that will last forever. Check out the list of fitness friendly honeymoon locations below that may just be the ticket your searching for!
Las Vegas, Nevada: Where else can you gamble, exercise, and be romantic at the same time? Sin City is the only answer to that question. Walking up and down the strip never gets old and there are endless options of things to do. Spend time swimming in one of the pools, walk or jog up and down the strip, go hiking at Red Rock Canyon, try kayaking at Mead Lake, or go snowboarding or skiing at the Ski Las Vegas Ski Resort.
Stand back, burger lovers. The Sin City Burger, previously only sold at the Smashburger restaurant located in Las Vegas, has been added to the menu of the other restaurants. It will be offered for a limited time – which is probably a good thing. Featuring a burger on an egg bun topped with a fried egg, applewood smoked bacon, melted American cheese, grilled haystack onions and “Smash sauce”, it was created with the “city that never sleeps” in mind. The burger will be removed from all Smashburger restaurant menus on Feb 27, 2011.
“The Sin City Smashburger was such a popular menu item in Las Vegas that we couldn’t resist bringing this delicious burger to all of our restaurants,” said Smashburger founder Tom Ryan. “This will be the first time in Smashburger history that we take a regional burger on the road nationwide, and we know that the award-winning Sin City Smashburger will be enjoyed across the country.”
What would you do if almost every time you eat a meal, you suffered extreme abdominal pain? Dave Teator had to face this problem every day. Doctors could not explain why he would feel perfectly fine one day, and be very ill the next.
Finally, Teator took matters into his own hands and decided to try a gluten-free diet last year. And guess what, it worked!
“Going to a gluten-free diet made me feel so much better,” Teator said. “The healthier markets out there, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, dedicate gluten-free aisles, but the one thing that was missing was fresh baked [bread products].”
December is rapidly approaching and it is now time to register for your winter marathon. Below is a list of the best marathons around the country that may spark your interest!
- Death Valley Trail Marathon: This race takes place in Death Valley, California and what a name for a marathon. Act fast: Because it’s one of the best routes in California and the registration is limited to only 300 participants, those spots will go quickly. Registration dues are $120. Visit www.envirosports.com for more information.
- Zappos.com Las Vegas Marathon: This marathon is held in Las Vegas, Nevada on December 5, 2010. The cost is $145 and includes a t-shirt, gift bag, finishers medal and certificate, and live course entertainment. Hurry and register before it’s too late: registration ends November 28, 2o10. For more details, visit http://www.rnrvegas.com.
PBR (Professional Bull Riding) is in full swing and the finals are happening right now in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bull riding is one of the most extreme sports in the world and it challenges every muscle in the body. Bull riding was first introduced in 1869 in Deer Trail, Colorado at the first ever rodeo. These rodeos were held as competitions between ranches back in the old western days.
Bull riding is considered a “dance” between a bull and cowboy and the winner is decided after 8 seconds. If the cowboy rides for eight seconds, it is considered a ride, or a win, and if he doesn’t, it is a no score and the bull gets the victory. The point scale is decided by a group of judges that judge the cowboy’s technique, as well as the bull’s bucking ability. The scale ranges from zero to a hundred and a ninety plus point ride is considered a great ride. (more…)
Las Vegas is extremely hot during the summer and brutally cold during the winter. But it does offer some great outdoor running options. Below are the top three places to run in Las Vegas:
1. The Strip – Las Vegas Boulevard is one of the most populated streets in America every day of the year. Early morning runs offer great views of the casinos and tremendous people watching. There’s always something going on no matter what time of day you choose to run. Motivation seems to be at its peak during your entire run. I recommend a round trip run starting at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, heading north until you hit the Sahara Hotel & Casino. After returning to the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino you should have run a little over seven miles. Good luck and have fun! (more…)
Las Vegas, Nevada is one of the fittest and most health-conscious cities that I have ever lived. With a population of just more than 600,000, Sin City has a plethora of amazing fitness facilities that are jam-packed morning and night.
One of the most booming health clubs is the Las Vegas Athletic Club. It has six clubs in the Las Vegas area and each one has a steady membership base. It’s a step above most health clubs due to the hundreds upon hundreds of cardiovascular machines equipped with either personal televisions or cardio theater. It also offers a large variety of the best weight training machines, indoor running track, indoor pools, and tons of fitness classes for all fitness levels. For only $22 a month, this Vegas health club can’t be beat. (more…)
In Monday night’s episode of DietTribe, Lifetime’s new reality show that chronicles five girlfriends’ 90-day journey to lose 30 pounds, the girls headed to Sin City for a night of fun, glamour and glitz.
Even though the girls were left unsupervised by their trainer Jessie and their motivational coach, Stacy, they did a commendable and impressive job at avoiding all the extravagant all-you-can-eat buffets that are part of Vegas’ signature charm and indulgence. Instead, they were treated to a gourmet, low-fat, low-calorie full-course meal by the Canyon Ranch Grill, which blends culinary excellence with nutritional wisdom.
The DietTribe feasted on lamb sausage, roasted fennel and peppers, duck breast and shrimp and goat cheese ravioli. Best of all was that the girls were told how many calories were in each meal before digging in. Most of the dishes had less than 300 calories per plate and what they lacked in fat, they made up for in taste. A few of the DietTribe actually got a bit weepy over how amazing the food tasted. (more…)