Why I Ride: NACCC Ride Recap

Why I Ride: NACCC Ride Recap

Sweat, mud, rain, aches, flats, crashes, and lots of miles. Why would anyone ride 500 miles through all that? 
Every year, a group of urban cyclists and messengers meet for the North American Cycle Courier Championships. They often come from all over the continent. And sometimes they ride there. Here's a recap from this year's #RoadtoNACCC from Chicago to Minneapolis to compete in the #MplsNACCC. (Lots of great stuff on instagram with those hashtags!)

Your Excuse is Invalid

Your Excuse is Invalid

Got an excuse? I'm sure I can crush it faster than you can finish telling me it. EXCUSES ARE BULLSHIT. Don't like to run? DON'T RUN. Today there are over a million different things you can do to get in shape for every fitness level, and every body type. Get to work, and get moving.

Rehab Workout: Knee Stabilizing Moves

Rehab Workout: Knee Stabilizing Moves

Today I sit down to discuss one of the most frequent video requests I get: rehabilitation workouts.  My badass co-worker, Laura Crago, is currently in recovery from a DOUBLE knee surgery.  But that doesn’t stop her from getting her workouts in.  She’s making the best of it, and blogging her entire experience.  Check out her blog here.  Laura shares her favorite moves for rehabbing them ol’ knees!

Farmer's Market Haul PART 2: Stuffed Peppers

Farmer's Market Haul PART 2: Stuffed Peppers

Today is PART TWO of my Farmer's Market Haul and it's a battle between Quinoa and CousCous.  In my opinion, you can't lose with either.  Today in KYM'S KITCHEN I share my recipe for Stuffed Peppers. They are yummy, easy, and HEALTHY. Packed with lean turkey for protein, and antioxidants from the peppers. Nomnomnom!

Sweet & Spicy Brussels Sprouts! Carb-free Recovery Meal

Sweet & Spicy Brussels Sprouts! Carb-free Recovery Meal

It's another episode of KYM'S KITCHEN where I teach you how to cook healthy as any capable 5yr old could.  One of my FAVORITE things since moving to LA is the fact that I can ride my bike to the local farmers market and pick up the freshest produce.  Today I got some Brussels Sprouts, and I am going to show you a really fast way to make them.  Today's recipe is my super-duper easy SWEET and SPICY brussels sprouts. 

COACHELLA FIT TIPS: "Abs get you friends"

COACHELLA FIT TIPS: "Abs get you friends"

Two women in my Soulcycle class told me they were there to get in shape for Coachella.  This was yesterday.  Girl, please.   You ain't gonna get in shape for ANYTHING in 2 days time.  But, yeah, I made a video about Coachella anyway!  It's not a workout because, let's be honest, you aren't going to workout at Coachella.   Instead I give you tips for staying fit, injury-free, and flat-tummy-ed, all wrapped up in a super-cute montage edited to sick beats by Fake Money.    Watch and learn...

NOLA NONSTOP!

NOLA NONSTOP!

This is Part 2 in our Roadtrip Series (#KymandAlliGoWest) where we tackle food, fitness and FUN in every city.  It's New Orleans' turn: Booty bounce, beer and BARS! er, I mean, barre. Well, both, actually.   Despite a bit of drinking in the street, this video still caters to the healthy n' fit.  I interview NOLA Marathon 5th place woman, Jean the Machine on how she balances Nola's ultra party life with her ultra marathon training.

HIIT SUCKS! 5 min WRKOUT

I'm in ZION and I ain't got no TIME for a full workout! I got mountains to climb, yo. Whatever your EXCUSE you can't excuse yourself from a workout that takes 5 MINUTES. If you can't fit in 5 minutes, then you really are damn lazy. And lazy people don't have abs. sorry. Now get off your butt and do this workout!!

WARMUP

follow-along in real time:

#1 :20 Squat Kicks / :10 High Kees

#2 :20 Plyo Jacknife / :10 High Kees

#3 :20 Left Side Kick / :10 High Kees

#4 :20 Rt Side Kick / :10 High Kees

#5 :20 Mountain Climbers / :10 High Kees

REPEAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Wedding Crashing in South Africa

kym perfetto and casey neistat

I went to Africa to crash a wedding and got a black eye. My friend Casey Neistat was getting married for the second time to the same babe and it was bound to be a party. I had no plans for the holidays, so an impromptu trip to South Africa seemed an appropriate present to myself.

So I set off on an adventure with no money, a tight time crunch, and a broken suitcase. I climbed mountains, swam with penguins, caught up with old friends and danced till my feet were sore.

Check out Casey's incredible channel: Casey Neistat- http://www.youtube.com/user/caseyneistat

...& Mr. Ben Brown's channel: Mr. Ben Brown- http://www.youtube.com/user/benbrown100

And if you are interested in volunteering in Cape Town, check out the Homestead. I had a great experience working here years ago: http://thehomestead.org.za/

Floral cap by Badass: http://iwearbadass.bigcartel.com