I’m on TV!
Toni On! New York came to film one of my aerial silks classes a few months ago. You can see me on the silks (wearing green) starting at about 1:15. Now I’m famous for fitness!
My annual re-posting of my favorite post about my favorite holiday
How many pushups can you do in one minute?
Inspired by a one-minute challenge posted on FitSugar.com, I decided to film myself doing as many pushups as I could in one minute. My final count was 30-ish, and it was harder than I thought. Also, it made me realize that I am totally unmotivated to do pushups unless I am in the company of my trainer, or on camera. I invite you to take the same challenge, and post your pushup count and/or a video on Social Workout. We even have a nifty goal, created just for this purpose!
p.s. We’re not affiliated with FitSugar, or their giveaway contest, but if you do post your pushup count on Social Workout, you should also post it on FitSugar. There are neat prizes at stake, and I think you guys deserve all the finer things in life.
p.p.s. My form was terrible, but my outfit was awesome, and that’s what really counts!
p.p.p.s. This morning I did 60 pushups with Buffin, my trainer. I wore these pants and these legwarmers just for him.
I Got My seatbelt On! Safety First!
Last Friday was a huge triumph for the Silk Road challenges. I successfully pulled off a “seatbelt” drop. It’s the kind of advanced move I thought I’d be able to pull off by the end of my first year of training, but, uh….actually it took me 2.5 years. No matter! As they say in the biz, overnight success takes at least fifteen years. Let’s just recap the strength benchmarks necessary to pull of this move:
1) Climb high. CHECK!
2) Butt over head, while in the air, no footlocks, using only my arms and abs. CHECK!
3) Hold my body weight with my legs while I wrap the silks around my weight. CHECK!
5) Don’t freak out, fall backwards, and catch my weight with my knees CHECK!
6) Pull myself back up, let the silks fall off, hold my weight in my arms, and wrap to stand, without falling back down to the ground. CHECK! CHECK! CHECK! CHECK INFINITY!!!
Oh yeah…and then after that, I did a sick iron cross, and a really high crossback straddle. I would pretend to be humble about all that, but I’m too busy being awesome.
(Naughty Flog: I mean, after all that work, I think everything should fall under the “rewards” category, not the “naughty” category, but here goes: I split a delicious bowl of mac & cheese, ate two freshly made cinnamon donut holes, and drank 3 glasses of prosecco. I regret nothing.)
This subject is old but I have never answered it in its entirety. And even with this post it will remain incomplete.
The question why I would LET Willow cut her hair. First the LET must be challenged. This is a world where women, girls are constantly reminded that they don’t belong to themselves; that their bodies are not their own, nor their power, or self determination. I made a promise to endow my little girl with the power to always know that her body, spirit, and her mind are HER domain. Willow cut her hair because her beauty, her value, her worth is not measured by the length of her hair. It’s also a statement that claims that even little girls have the RIGHT to own themselves and should not be a slave to even their mother’s deepest insecurities, hopes, and desires. Even little girls should not be a slave to the preconceived ideas of what a culture believes a little girl should be. More to come. Another day.„
Jada Pinkett Smith wins this week’s von Hottness award.
“Glitter is good. Glitter is great. Glitter helps me lift more weight!” ~ Sarah Robles
Sarah Robles Competes on Sunday!
Everybody watch the Olympic Women’s Weightlifting, and everybody cheer for America’s Strongest Woman!
(For the back story, read “How I Became an Olympic Sponsor of America’s Strongest Woman.”)
(Image: Sarah Robles Facebook Fanpage)
Sarah Robles is the highest ranked American weightlifter (that means she lifts the most of any woman or man, BAM!), and will be competing in the upcoming Olympics in London. She’s basically living in poverty because she doesn’t fit the conventional type of most athletes with major brand sponsorships (Boo beauty standards! Strength IS Beauty! Beauty IS Strength!). This is her blog, this her Facebook page, this is her Twitter profile. You can also donate to Team Robles on her blog.
Sarah Robles is rad and she is doing rad things. Let’s get her a cult following, lots of sponsorships, and hope she brings home a medal. USA! USA! Awesome people should have their awesomeness known, so share this if you believe in awesomeness.
Love, von Hottie
UPDATE: You can also donate to Team Robles through this Indiegogo campaign. There’s a video. I watched it. I cried. I love awesomeness.
von Hottie is ready for PRIDE! Share or reblog if you are too!
I’m so proud to release this photo collaboration with Shameless Photography, and even more proud to be marching in the NYC Pride Parade this weekend with Empire The Series!
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. Prince William, IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN ME!!!!
Video of my aerial silks performance, dedicated to Prince William on the occasion of the first anniversary of his marriage.
To see video of my epic silks battle duet with Erin Clark, go here.