S K Y N F I T
People say that French is the sexiest language but I would beg to differ. Listening to someone talk about their max bench is the equivalent to dirty talk for me, but for those people that don’t speak ‘gym’, like any language, listening to it is pure gibberish.
So let’s break it down, so it’s nice and simple and deconstruct the ‘gym bro’ slang into basic English. And no, Rosetta Stone does not have a tape for this one.
Catch the full piece here.
See why the newest long-distance trail has been selected as one of the world's best travel destinations of 2017. For all you fit-sters, click here to find your ultimate fit-cation.
NEXT STOP: MOTIVATION STATION
If you tell me that you’re up for a challenge every single day, you’re lying.
If you sometimes lose your motivation, like me, that’s exactly what I’m here for. To help you find it again.
While my tips aren’t foolproof, and I can’t guarantee that after reading this you’ll miraculously feel like a new person ready to take on the world, I can assure you that if you take these tips into consideration you will feel even just a little bit better.
So here we go. Here are Dekks' 10 tips on regaining your motivation.
Confidence and body image are both interesting concepts. One day you could be feeling like a million bucks, dancing in front of the mirror in your underwear and confident as ever, and the next you could want to curl up in a ball and hide away in the comfort of your own bedroom for days. Read up here as resident fitness expert Dekkel delves into life outside the gym.
TELL YOUR HANGOVER TO SUCK IT -
ST. PATRICK'S DAY EDITION
We're surely not the only ones who feel like there are a bunch of leprechaun’s river dancing in our brains after this weekend.
Here are some tips and tricks from our very own Dekkel to help you get back to working out with even the worst of hangovers.
CFFHP x justtryit x SKYN Fit
... because physical health isn't just about the workout. Catch the latest video from SKYN Fit and justtryit tackling physio and chiro.
We step into trainer, Mark Ciccarelli’s world, and learn how he made his dramatic transformation here.
SKYN Fit x justtryit x Body Mason
Bet ya didn't know that trampoline pilates exists! SKYN Fit teamed up with justtryit to try our hand at Body Mason. Catch the highlights here.
If the routine of constantly having to regroup and restart your fitness at the beginning of each week is getting old, it's time to make a few changes. Here are ten tips from Amanda to help you keep your healthy lifestyle all week long while still enjoying the freedom that comes along with the highly-anticipated weekend.
DELSIN | Shot by Nyks | SKYN Fit
Shot by SKYN's very own Nyks in one of Toronto's iconic boxing venue, Sully's Boxing Gym, we're here to take the gloves off with this epic SKYN Fit teaser.
Because sometimes you need that little extra push. Amanda gets you going here.
Get your fit-fix & workout inspo with The Hassard and Dynasty Dayne here.
The fitness muse that’ll get you motivated in 2017. Read Amanda's latest article on the shredded queen here.
What happens when you take LA all-star combo Daniel J. Deitch and Tiff De Jesus and pair them with canadian import Ashley J. Hassard? Lakeside magic that's what!
Catch their newest LA collaboration here.
Thanksgiving. Christmas. New Years. Holiday parties. Ooo…the new Toffee Nut Latte from Starbucks! December is a frenzy of turkey, booze, eggnog, and bulky sweaters to hide your holiday weight gain. January most often proves to be a string of fitness resolutions to reach new #summerbody goals.
We’ve consulted with Toronto nutritionist and fitness expert Kyle Byron, for tips for drinking during holiday parties, to stick to your nutritional regime, as well as get a head start on New Year’s resolutions. Catch the whole thing here.
@SKY_EXCELL x @ALCOLESTUDIOS
Catch the latest shots from @sky_excell and @alcolestudios, sure to make you break a sweat.
Giving new meaning to the word "hung". Catch the newest fitness set from Taylor Oakes and Edith Werbel.
Photographer: Taylor Oakes | www.tayloroakesproductions.com | @tayloroakesproductions
Model: Edith Werbel | www.traineredith.com | @traineredith
MUA: Veronica Riera | www.vrmakeup.ca | @vrr_makeup
KAI KANDY x MONTE GRAHAM
Get your daily dose of fitspiration with this fitness inspired shoot.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Monte Graham | montegraham.com | @mogphotography_
MODEL: Kai Kandy | @kaikandy | @kaikandy_tv
KELLY KURVES FOR SKYN MAGAZINE
MODEL: Kelly Kurves | @kellykurves
MUA: Mayra Cáceres | @maycaceres
PHOTOGRAPHER: Eric LaRokk | @ericlarokk
Model: Ashley Spalding | @being_free88
Photography: Kevin W. Starr | @starr_se_photography
Wicked Fitness | Wicked_is_better
We've all been there. The first ten pounds came off easy. You got into the swing of your workout routine. Your sets became easier. You even started feeling that infamous endorphin boost everyone talks about, making you actually enjoy going to the gym.
Fast-forward to a few weeks later and your body is in a stand-still. The weight doesn't seem to want to come off and you've stopped gaining muscle, even though your diet and exercise have remained the same.
Welcome to the dreaded and disheartening plateau. Read Amanda's secret to solving the dreaded problem here.
@boyflashyy x @truechloe
Nike Has a Super Secret Fitness Studio and We’re Not Invited
See why this swanky space is invitation only, here
JUNE COVER MODEL
She's beautiful. She's been through it all. She's an ultimate warrior. SKYN had the opportunity to speak with this absolute beast. Check out her exclusive interview with SKYN Magazine here.
ESPN is back with their BODIES WE WANT gallery, and this year's is better than ever! Catch the jaw dropping collection of athletes here.
Get your daily dose of fitspiration. Catch the full set here.
Find your healthy mix here.
After all, who says fitness has to only happen in the gym? Check out the full feature here.
An in-depth look at the highest point of the world. Catch the full piece here.
He’ll want to pump more than his dumbbells. Read our hilarious (and super legit) piece by Amanda Cubello here.
How to keep your muscles bulging even after the workout. Find out how here.
Catch Amanda Cubello's debut guide to insane calorie-burning sex positions here.
Carlos Serraro | www.carosserraro.com | @carlos_serraro
Misty Copeland | @mistyonpointe
For three full days gymnasts from around the world gathered at The Markham Pan Am centre to compete in the 2016 Koop Cup. Catch SKYN's highlights from the event here.
SAM TSANG x CHRIS TYLER
We can all use some fit-spiration. Get inspired to get step your game up with this recent set by Sam Tsang and Chris Tyler.
Sam Tsang | SiliStudio.com | @SiliStudio
Chris Tyler | @Chris.Tyler | @PlutinoModels
Ashel Isabel, Lilian Chan, Raechl Andre, Heather Riley
CARLOS SERRAO x TREY HARDEE
http://www.carlosserrao.com | @carlos_serrao
YOGI | ACTOR | FITNESS ADDICT
SKYN: Do you have any tips for anyone looking to start training?
HG: Take classes! If something interests you, try it out. Go online and find classes near you, or online websites with tutorial videos. Educated yourself about how to nourish your body, because food is most of the process.
SKYN: Really so key! It's amazing how much knowledge and confidence you have, were you always this comfortable in your own skin?
HG: In my Latin culture we always honoured our bodies and our minds. Positivity was instilled in me starting at a young age and I always encouraged other to think the same. So yes!
SKYN: That's amazing. Sounds like you really had some incredible mentors who helped mold and guide you. Did you have any that really stood out as being particularly impactful?
HG: My mentors through acting school, my closest friends, and myself.
SKYN: Amazing. We love how you just seem to have surrounded yourself with such supportive people. Now we know you've done some pretty great things, but we'd love to know what do you feel are some of your biggest accomplishments of the past year?
HG: I graduated from the National Theatre School, I moved to a new big city Toronto, and I got two agents that represent me in my acting career.
SKYN: Oh wow - TWO AGENTS?! That's unreal! Congrats girl! With the talent you have and so many people looking out for you we're sure you're going to make it big! What are some of your goals for 2016?
HG: Excel in my craft for performing, keep working on my physical body and mental state, travel, and continue loving.
SKYN: Sounds like you've got it all lined up, and we couldn't believe in you more. All the best and we can't wait to see what other great things happen for you!
Instagram: @humberly | Twitter: @HumberlyG
SKYN FIT WINNERS
Check out the full interview here
Always chasing the dream to be better than the day before, Bianca Gabriella is a spunky little thing that is beautifully flawed and always inspiring. We caught up with the brunette bombshell - catch the interview here.
CAROLINE DE CAMPOS
Insightful, inspiring & beautiful.
Check her out up here
She's a beautiful & brilliant Colombian lawyer who's catching our eye and stealing our hearts.
Full interview here
Mike Di Carlo is a life-loving health enthusiast who aims to share his positive outlook on life with the world.
Read up here
Canada's hosting the
2016 Koop Cup -
Will you be there?
May 13th | May 14th | May 15th
Get your tickets now.
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INDULGE WITHOUT BULGE
Check out some of our favourite picks from this mouthwatering healthy lifestyle blog.
Brigitte is a travel-crazed, fitness addicted, animal loving, chocoholic who turns indulgent recipes into delicious (and nutritious) alternatives. Check out her full blog here.
KHLO-C-D: How I Organize My Workout Closet
Of course Khloe has a workout wardrobe larger than most people's entire closets.
Megan Mae Fit teaches us how to crack the habbit.
We partnered up with justtryit and are happy to announce the launch of SKYN Fit.
Each week we will be picking a girl for our SKYN FIT GIRL OF THE WEEK that we feel embodies the healthy lifestyle, work ethic and positive body image that both SKYN Magazine and justtryit strive to promote.
Each winner will receive a justtryit passport which allows you try out the best of what your city has to offer.
That's 10 free classes at 40+ participating studios.
www.justtryit.ca | @justtryitca | facebook.com/justtryitca | twitter.ca/justtryitca
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.”
- Michael Phelps, swimmer and 18-time Olympic gold medalist
The hustle is real. Check out some of our favorite new
pieces from GYM HUSTLE CLOTHING here.
GET YOUR MOTIVATION HERE
When you want to succeed as bad as you want to breathe, then you'll be successful. Catch the motivation here.
FIT BOTTOMED GIRLS
Jennipher Walters and Erin Whitehead break down why processed foods aren't always bad here.
Superfoods are amazing for our health, body, and mind, however, they are even more amazing for our skin! Catch model Anastasia Moss' favorites here.