The Best Fitness Apps

 

fitness-apps You can consider all of us here at BeautySweetSpot fitness fanatics. From running, to yoga and barre, we’ve got it all covered, which is why we rounded up the best fitness apps that’ll inspire you to get up and get moving – all while having fun, of course.

Exclusive Interview with Ballerina, Misty Copeland

mistycopeland2.jpg “Thank you for your application to our ballet company. Unfortunately, you will not be accepted.  You lack the right feet, achilles tendons, turn out, torso length, and bust.  You have the wrong body for ballet. And at 13, you are too old to be considered.”

Misty Copeland, the woman in the new Under Armour ‘I Will What I Want’ ad, told me was a list of reasons why she would never succeed as a ballerina.  Today, well look at her.  I was fortunate enough to sit down one-on-one with the first African-American soloist in two decades for the American Theater Ballet Company.  Here’s what she had to say…

SLT, The Best 50 Minutes of Exercise, Ever

SLT “This is hard as sh*t,” my best friend Adrienne grunted to me as we attempted to pull our knees to our chest in the most twisted plank position while on a reformer. Moving it in and out with our hands up on handle bars, the resistance wasn’t all that I loved to hate. Her seventh class, my first.  She did it.  But I on the other hand, realized that while I may appear toned, I’m beyond weak.  Having never been on a reformer machine before, leave it to my BFF to encourage me not only to try it, but to test it out during an SLT class.

Hidden Beauty Benefits in Your Food

beauty-benefits-in-your-food.jpg Did you know that some of the food you eat can help fight free radicals, moisturize your skin and even keep you trim?  Ah! Now you’re paying attention.  Yes, there are hidden beauty benefits in your food.  Through a survey conducted by Simple Skincare, 50%of women claim they strive for a healthy diet. However, they are missing key foods that can do wonders for their beauty health. We talked with Nicole Avena, PhD, author of Why Diets Fail to get the scoop on how these foods can benefit us and some tips on how to incorporate them into your daily routine.